Press Releases

Election is futile exercise: Zaffar

Srinagar, May 13: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, who is under house arrest for the past 12 days, has said that the people of Kashmir had offered supreme sacrifices of life and property for the right of self-determination, not for any election or selection.

Troops martyr a woman in Kishtwar

Srinagar, May 13: The killing of a woman by Indian troops triggered a protest in the Bunjwa area of Kishtwar as large number of people came on streets and shouted slogans against India.

Residents said that the woman Amina Bano of Shuroo, Bunjawa was innocent and killed by troops of 26-Rashtriya Rifles during siege and search operation.

They said two persons identified as Shahdin Khandey and Ishaq Bhat were injured during the operation.

Complete strike observed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 13: Kashmir is totally closed on Wednesday to protest against holding of Indian Lok Sabha polls being held in Baramulla, Bandipore and Kupwara districts. The strike was called on by Hurriyat leaders, who have been put under house arrest preventing them to lead anti-polls rallies.

Streets, roads and market places presented deserted look as Indian troops, deployed in thousands in the valley restricted the movement of the people.

Muslims being discriminated in Jammu

Jammu, May 13 : In  Jammu, the Chairman of Jammu Muslim Coordination Committee, Professor Zahoor-ud-Din has said that the Muslim community in Jammu is being discriminated due to which the whole community is living under extreme fear.

Professor Zahoor-ud-Din, in a press conference in Jammu, said that extremist Hindus were harassing the Muslims and creating circumstances in which they would be compelled to migrate.

He said that the Hindu zealots wanted Muslims to migrate other places to shift the demography of Jammu in their favour.

Families of missing persons continue to suffer in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 13: In Srinagar, the families of missing persons are passing through miserable conditions but not ready to give up their struggle to find out their beloved ones.

The heirs of missing persons are facing immense economic, social and psychological problems. The occupation authorities, in most of the cases, have completely failed to reveal the whereabouts of the missing persons, said Hajra Bano of Wanigam- Bandipora.

Glowing tributes paid to Kashmiri martyrs

Srinagar, May 14: In Srinagar, on the first day of the Martyrdom Week, the leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zaffar Akbar Bhat paid rich tributes to Kashmiri martyrs including one prominent liberation leader and social activist,  Haji Abdul Ghani Bhat.

‘Kashmir is really the longest dispute on the planet’

Srinagar, May 14: Kashmir is now in the Guinness world book of records as the largest militarised territorial dispute currently taking place on the planet. The Guinness world book of records uses the CIA world fact book to name Kashmir as the ‘world's largest militarised territorial dispute’

Polls unacceptable as substitute to self-determination

Srinagar, May 14 : The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani have said that the international community will never accept periodical elections in occupied Kashmir as an alternative to the exercise of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

Kashmiri people stay away from polls for Freedom

Srinagar, May 14 :  Liife in the Kashmir Valley remained paralysed and people stayed away from casting votes to protest against the fifth and last phase of Indian parliamentary elections in Baramulla, Bandipore and Kupwara district on Wednesday.

Gilani stresses winning hearts, minds of the people

Islamabad, Thursday, May 14, 2009  The News : Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said that the government will militarily win the ongoing operation in Malakand and Swat, but stressed the need for winning minds and hearts of the public.

“Militarily we will win the war, but it will be unfortunate if we loose it publicly,” he said speaking in the National Assembly.