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Naqshbandi denounces house arrest of Mirwaiz in IOK

Islamabad, April 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): The Convener of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyet forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has strongly denounced the continued house arrest of the Mirwaiz in occupied Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi talking to media persons in Islamabad said that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was barred from offering obligatory Juma prayers at Srinagar’s central Jamia Masjid for the 7th consecutive Friday and he was under continued house detention for the past almost two months.

He said, in occupied Kashmir the freedom of expression and freedom of free assembly stands snatched by occupation forces even the people there have no freedom of religion.

The use of a Kashmiri youth as human shield by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir is against the Geneva Conventions and amounts to war crimes, he said. He urged the world community to take serious notice of the situation and continued gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

Naqshbandi was flanked by the forum leaders, Manzoor-ul-Haq Butt and Syed Ejaz Ahmed who also spoke on this occasion and condemned the ongoing massive human right abuses by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

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Demo in Srinagar against harassment of IOK students in India

Srinagar, April 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, doctors and medical students organised a sit-in protest at Government Medical College in Srinagar against harassment of Kashmiri students in different parts of India.

Over the last week, at least three incidents of harassment of Kashmiri student have been reported from different Indian states. In Haryana, a Kashmiri student was attacked and in Rajasthan, girl students from occupied Kashmir were harassed. In Uttar Pradesh threatening banners appeared in Meerut with a message for Kashmiris “leave the state or face consequences”.

A doctor, who was a part of the protest at the medical college, said that the aim of the sit-in protest was to tell the Indian students that education was a basic human right irrespective of citizenship.

“Hostilities between nations are perennial problems but never ever was a student harassed the way Kashmiris are being (harassed) in India. We want to tell the Indian students to grow as humans. Indian students are also studying in Kashmir, but we will never adopt these ways. They are as safe as they are in India,” the doctor said.

Meanwhile, a Kashmiri student, Hashim Sofi, studying at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani town of Indian state of Rajasthan received threats to his life. Hashim Sofi, a research fellow at Department of Science and Technology, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) staying at a hostel found threats written on the door of his room and on his clothes as well.

Pertinently, Hashim Sofi received the threats days after Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, called for ensuring the safety of Kashmiri students across India.

On the other hand, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly and President of Awami Itehad Party, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, in a statement in Srinagar said that the Sangh Parivar was creating hatred against the Kashmiris all over India. He said that the level of animosity against the Kashmiris had crossed all limits and Kashmiris were in real sense being treated like refugees and illegal non-residents in India.

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Curfew and restrictions affected education in IOK in 2016

Srinagar, April 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a survey has revealed that restrictions and curfews imposed by the puppet authorities had an adverse impact on education during the mass uprising of 2016.

The survey titled “Education and unrest in Kashmir – a way forward” was released by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Chinar International, in Srinagar. As per the research report, around 67 percent students attributed the adverse impact on education to the restrictions and curfew which were imposed by the puppet authorities in occupied Kashmir during the uprising. However, only 9 percent students blamed stone pelting and 22 percent blamed hartals for affecting education.

The study has been compiled after getting feedback from students in all the 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley which witnessed participation of more than 2,000 students and over 500 parents.

As per the study released by Chinar International for public consultation, around 41.7 percent students have stated that they observed strike to highlight their political issues while as 19.9 percent have responded saying that they observed shutdown to follow the decision of the majority in occupied Kashmir.

Pertinently, occupied Kashmir witnessed widespread protests and prolonged shutdown for almost five months after the extrajudicial killing of Hizbul Mujahidin Commander, Burhan Wani, by Indian troops on July 8, 2016. All educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities remained closed for five months.

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Thousands attend funeral of martyred youth in IOK

Srinagar, April 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Younus Maqbool Ganai, in Patrigam area of Badgam district, today, amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Younus Maqbool Ganai and another youth were killed by Indian troops during a siege and search operation at Hayatpora in Chadoora area of the district, yesterday.

Eyewitnesses said that senior leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, led the funeral prayer, which was attended by around twenty thousand people including Hurriyet leaders, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ashraf Laiya and Muhammad Yasin Attai. Younus Ganai’s body was shrouded in Pakistani flag and was laid to rest at a graveyard in front of his residential house. Complete shutdown was observed in Patrigam, Hayatpora and adjoining areas to mourn the killing of the youth.

APHC leaders, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Nayeem Ahmed Khan addressing the mourners said that the Kashmiri youth were scripting a new chapter of resistance by challenging a very big military power of the world that had occupied their motherland through sheer might.

Meanwhile, the puppet authorities sealed the Hyderpora residence of the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, today, to prevent the launching ceremony of his book on great poet and philosopher, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The 3rd volume of the book titled “Iqbal: Rohi Deen Ka Shinasa” was to be released, today, but the authorities laid a siege around the residence of Syed Ali Gilani by deploying Indian police and troops in strength and nobody was allowed to enter inside. A large number of people including the President of Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom, intellectuals, Z G Muhammad and Abdul Majeed Zargar and Hurriyet leaders, Zamruda Habib, Raja Merajudin Kalwal, and others held a demonstration outside the house of Syed Ali Gilani

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