Press Releases

Custodial killing widely condemned


Srinagar, May 20: In Srinagar, Meanwhile, APHC leader and other liberation leaders have strongly condemned the custodial killing of a civilian by Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel in Srinagar on Monday.


Bhat under house arrest

Srinagar, May 22: In Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Chairman, Zaffar Akbar Bhat and several other Hurriyet leaders were put under house arrest to prevent them from addressing the public gatherings.

The senior APHC, Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, is also under arrest  from Wednesday. Hurriyat leader, Zafar Akbar Bhat has been under house arrest since Tuesday evening.  While the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Syed Ali Geelani, and Chairman of JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik were placed under house arrest earlier this week.

Strike cripples life in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 21: Life came to a standstill in Kashmir valley on Thursday following a shutdown to mark the death anniversaries of two Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.

Indian armed agents assassinated Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq, former chief priest of the region in 1990 at his residence in Srinagar. Whereas the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Abdul Ghani Lone was killed on this day in 2002. Shops and businesses were shut and public transport was off the roads in Srinagar and other towns in the valley.

APHC-AJK pays homage to Kashmiri martyrs

Islamabad, May 21 : The APHC-AJK Chapter organised a function in Islamabad on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.

Troops killed four persons in military operations

Srinagar, May 22: Four persons were killed during military operations at two different places in Kupwara and Kulgam districts.
Army troops on Friday killed three persons in Tangdhar area of Kupwara, 130 kms from Srinagar,
Personnel of 9 Rashtriya Rifles and 18 bn Indian Central Reserve Police Force during crackdown operation killed Ahmad Din alias Wasim of Shivras Gool Gulab Garh, Reasi at Guddar, in Kulgam on Thursday. Troops claimed him a Battalion Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen.

Vohra faces hostile audience in KU

Srinagar, May 21 : In Srinagar, Governor Narender Nath Vohra on Wednesday faced hostile audience in the Kashmir University when a scribe interrupted his speech and hurled hard questions on occupied territory’s energy loot.

Shabir Shah released today

Srinagar, May 22: In Srinagar, senior APHC leader and Chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, was released, today, on Friday, after nine months of illegal detention under draconian Public Safety Act from Srinagar Central Jail.

Shah was arrested on August 22, 2008, after he led a Muzaffarabad Chaloo rally. Despite court quashing his detention orders, he was kept under detention.

Detainee completes LLB in jail

Court grants permission to appear in KAS exam

Srinagar, May 22: In Srinagar, the High Court has directed the Superintendent of Central Jail to allow and facilitate a detainee presently lodged in the jail to appear in Kashmir Administrative Service examination to be held on May 23 and May 24.

Shabir Ahmad Bukhari will be the first detainee to appear in the examination if is allowed to appear in the examination.

Mirwaiz Umar calls for Hurriyat reunion

Announces Lal Chowk Chalo on July 13
Srinagar, May 22: In Srinagar, the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called for the reunion of Hurriyat Conference as tens of thousands of people reciprocated with freedom slogans.

US paper urges India to resolve Kashmir

New York, May 22: A US newspaper on Tuesday called on India to work towards resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute with Pakistan.

“Ignoring Kashmir is no longer an option,” The New York Times said. It added, “It is past time for India... to find a way to resolve tensions with Pakistan over the Kashmir dispute. If that festering sore cannot be addressed directly... then broader regional talks on environmental and water issues might be an interim way to find common ground.”