Press Releases

Bhat condemns use of force

Srinagar, May 11: In Srinagar, the APHC leader and Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zaffar Akbar Bhat has strongly condemned the use of force on peaceful protest demonstrations in Srinagar areas.

Two killed in Kashmir road mishaps

Srinagar, May 11: In Srinagar, two persons were killed and four others injured in two separate road accidents in South Kashmir on Monday, a police spokesman said.
Makhan Lal, a resident of Nowgam village, was killed when he was hit by a speeding car near his house at Shangus, 70 kms from Srinagar.
The erring driver was arrested and a case registered against him, he said.
In another incident, Mohammad Amin Shah was killed when his car collided with a truck at Donipora-Sangam, 43 kms from Srinagar, on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the spokesman said.

Pakistan not to collapse, says Zardari

Washington, Monday, May 11, 2009: The News: President Asif Ali Zardari, in an interview aired on Sunday, strongly rejected the notion that Pakistan might collapse and called for international efforts to fight extremism.
“Is the state of Pakistan going to collapse?” Zardari asked himself rhetorically on NBC’s “Meet the Press” programme. “No. We are 180 million people. There the population is much, much more than the insurgents are.”

It is time now to Boycott polls’

Sopore, May 11: The people of north Kashmir’s Sopore township, which goes to shame polls on May 13, said after testing the Ballot and the Bullet, they would test the third B – Boycott of polls.
Talking to daily Srinagar based “Rising Kashmir”, Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf of Sopore, a senior member of the Jamaat-e-Islami said the people of Kashmir had showed faith in the ballot in 1987 for which they are still repenting.

Shah denied Medicare: DFP

Srinagar, May 11: In Srinagar, the Democratic Freedom Party has accused the authorities of denying Medicare to its incarcerated Chairman and senior APHC leader, Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is presently illegally detained in the Central Jail Srinagar.

APHC laud Norwegian statement

Srinagar, May 11: In Srinagar, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has hailed the Norwegian statement in which Christian Democratic Party Deputy Chair Inger Lise Hansen expressed concern over the growing human rights violations in Kashmir. 

No power in India can hang Afzal’

Srinagar, May 11: In Srinagar, Tabasum, the wife of Afzal Guru who is facing the gallows in connection with the 13 December 2001 Indian Parliament attack case, has said that no power in India can hang her husband
Tabasum while reacting to the statement of Indian Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi that Guru would be hanged at his turn, said, “I have a faith in Kashmiri and Indian Muslims. They are not so selfish to let India hang their innocent brother.”

Complete protest strike observed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 12: Complete strike is being observed in Kashmir, on Tuesday, against the holding of the fifth phase of Indian parliamentary elections to be conducted tomorrow in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts.
The call for the strike is to demonstrate to the international community that the Kashmiris rejected polls drama in the occupied territory.
All business establishments, educational institutions, government and semi-government offices, banks and courts are closed while traffic is off the road.

Elections in Kashmir; a futile practice :Mirwaiz

Srinagar, May 12: In Srinagar, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has  urged people  of Baramullah, Kupwara and Bandipora  to remain aloof  from sham parliamentary elections,  to express allegiance with the on going freedom movement .

Kashmiris urged to boycott last phase of polls

Srinagar, May 12 : In Srinagar, various APHC leader and pro-liberation leaders have appealed the people to totally boycott the last phase of Indian parliamentary elections being held on Wednesday in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora..
Jammu and Kashmir Solvation Movement, Muslim League, Muslim Khawateen Markaz,Mass Movement,  the High Court Bar Association, and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League have urged the people to completely boycott the elections, as polls were no solution to the decades-long Kashmir dispute