Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, leaders of the business community are keen to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Chairman of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Mohammad Yasin Khan in a media interview said that the business community of Kashmir had suffered huge losses in recent years and the CPEC provides an opportunity to restart economic growth. “The project is being constructed in our neighborhood, so ideally we should be part of it. Every one of us here wants to link with it and make profit out of it. However, it will be fruitful only after a political solution to the Kashmir dispute,” Khan said. »

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Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly and Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Chairperson, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has said that elections are no substitute for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and said that the resolution of the long-pending dispute lies in holding a free and fair plebiscite.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar Engineer Rasheed said that holding elections at this juncture will mislead the world bodies. “We have laid down sacrifices and want to lay down even more sacrifices, Rasheed told the newsmen. »

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Gujranwala, March 20 (KMS): A seminar was held at Botawala in Gujranwala, today, which was chaired by Hurriyet AJK leader, Abdul Majeed Malik while PML-N MPA, Chaudhry Mohammad Ashraf Waraich was chief guest.

The topic of the seminar was “Conspiracy of BJP and RSS to change Kashmir’s demography and responsibilities of Pakistan-based Kashmiri refugees”. »

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Jammu, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has condemned the house arrests and other restrictions being placed on the resistance leadership preventing them from participating in the political, social and religious programmes and activities.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem while addressing a party meeting said that the Jammu and Kashmir had been turned into a police state where people were denied all civil, political and democratic rights. He said the pro-freedom leadership which represents the aspirations and the sentiments of the people has either been locked in their houses or lodged in police stations and jails. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader Shabbir Ahmed Dar has urged the freedom-loving people of Kashmir to stay away from so-called coming parliamentary elections because boycotting these will be serving the cause of freedom and showing respect to the huge and unparallel sacrifices of great martyrs.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was an exercise in futility as it did not serve any body’s cause. »

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Protest against police assault on journalists

Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has criticized the Indian authorities for restricting and arresting pro-freedom leaders ahead of sham Indian parliamentary elections in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the holding of elections amidst presence of one million forces’ personnel had been reduced to mere a drama enacted by the Indian government to mislead the world. The APHC Chairman said that Hurriyet leadership instead of becoming a part of such sham elections would like to express its verdict regarding the political future of Jammu and Kashmir through plebiscite to be held under the supervision of the international community. Syed Ali Gilani strongly denounced the authorities for shifting Muhammad Yasin Malik to jail and placing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Merajuddin and Muhammad Ashraf Laya under house arrest.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen in a statement condemned the nocturnal raid by Indian police on the residence of party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi. She said that Aasiya Andrabi evaded the arrest as she was not present in the house during the raid. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the President of Employees Joint Action Committee, Abdul Qayoom Wani has condemned the police action against a senior photo journalist, Touseef Mustafa.

Abdul Qayoom Wani in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the authorities to intervene in the matter and demanded stern action against the involved police officials.

He said that journalists always brought out the facts before people and worked for the eradication of social injustice and evils. “This kind of action hurts the sentiments of people,” he added. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has condemned the nocturnal police raid on the residence of party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi. Detailing about the incident, DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen in a statement said that a large contingent of police raided Andrabi’s residence during the night with an intention to arrest her. “Andrabi was at one of her relatives’ home and there was no one at her residence. As per the eyewitnesses and the neighbors, the policemen barged inside through the walls,” she added. »

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Geneva, March 19 (KMS): Kashmir representative, Altaf Hussain Wani has said that journalists working in the disputed territory of Kashmir have always been at the receiving end. Altaf Hussain Wani, taking part in the debate held under agenda item 5 of the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, expressed serious concern over continued acts of intimidation and reprisal against journalists and human rights defenders in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police foiled a meeting of resistance leaders, scheduled to be held at Tehreek-e-Hurriyet (TeH) head office at Hyderpora in Srinagar. A statement issued by a Hurriyet spokesman said, “The police raided the Tehreek-e-Hurriyet (TeH) head office and foiled the proposed meeting of resistance leaders. The forces laid a siege around Tehreek-e Huriyet office in Hyderpora and office bearers including visitors were not allowed to enter the office premises.” »

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