Zaffar Akbar arrestedGK NEWS NETWORK

Zaffar Akbar arrestedGK NEWS NETWORK

Updated at 1800 hours IST
Srinagar, Nov 16: Police on Sunday arrested the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement and senior Hurriyat (M) leader Zaffar Akbar Bhat from Chanapora in city outskirts here, sources said.
They said the police raided the JKSM office this evening and arrested Bhat from there.
“He had called the meeting of the JKSM activists to chalk out the strategy for tomorrow’s Bandipore march,” sources said.
They said the JKSM activists tried to resist Bhat’s arrest but police resorted to baton charge to disperse them. In the police action at least six persons sustained injuries.

Hurriyat (M) condemns restrictions

Hurriyat (M) condemns restrictions

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) senior leader and Anjuman-e-Shaarie Shiyaan Aga Syed Hassan Al-Sufvi Al-Moosvi on Sunday strongly condemned the imposition of undeclared curfew on Thursday and Friday to prevent people from assembling at Historic Jamia Masjid here on the call given by the Coordination Committee.
Terming it as worst ‘contempt and disrespect’ to democracy,
Aga Syed appealed to the people to make successful the Coordination Committee’s seven phase Chaloo call

IFJ flays JK govt on restrictions

IFJ flays JK govt on restrictions


SRINAGAR, NOV 9: The Belgium based International Federation of Journalists and its affiliate organisation, the National Union of Journalists (India) have expressed concern over the JK government’s advisory to the media organisations, warning against the “publication of certain objectionable material”.
The media has been directed by the government to “refrain from publication of objectionable and seditious material” and failure to comply would constrain government to “take action” under rules, which also allow for the withdrawal of official advertising from non-compliant organisations.
“The use of a term such as sedition in official notifications involving the press is a matter of serious concern for all journalists,” said the IFJ Asia-Pacific in a statement.
“We urge the Jammu and Kashmir government to de-link their ad placement policy from the editorial stance of particular newspapers in the interests of genuine media freedom.”
The IFJ criticized the move to impose curbs on media.

Lashker-e-Toiba’s tributes

Lashker-e-Toiba’s tributes


Srinagar, Nov 5: Lashker-e-Toiba Wednesday paid rich tributes to November 6, 1947 martyrs of Jammu.
In a telephonic statement, LeT spokesman, Dr Abdullah Gaznvi quoting LeT chief, Dr Abdul Wahid Kashmiri said, “It was on November 6, 1947 when Muslims of Jammu didn’t accept India’s claim on Kashmir and they were massacred. The sacrifices of the martyrs would be remembered in the pages of history in golden words.”
“Today whole nation is following the footsteps of Jammu martyrs,” he said and appealed the people to make Jamia Masjid Chalo programme a success.

Mirwaiz under house arrest

Mirwaiz under house arrest


Srinagar, Nov 5: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Wednesday.
A Hurriyat statement said, “Mirwaiz has been placed under house arrest to sabotage the Coordination Committee’s proposed Jamia Masjid Chalo programme on November 6, Thursday.”
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat has expressed serious concern over the alleged inhuman treatment being meted out to the incarcerated pro-movement leaders and activists in different jails. It has condemned curbs on being imposed on media, terming these as undemocratic steps aimed at muzzling the voice of press.

Two Hizbul militants arrested

Two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were arrested by the police from Kulgam district, a police spokesman said.

Srinagar, November 4:
Two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were on Tuesday arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police from Kulgam district, a police spokesman said.

Nissar Hussain Cheechi alias Sikander, a resident of Udhampur district and Mohammad Ashraf Cheechi alias Gani, a resident of Cheetrimagan Damhal Hanjipora were nabbed during a checking at Kousar Bal in Kulgam district, the spokesman said.

He said police has registered a case against the two.

After Hurriyat, LeT invites Ki-moon to visit valley

After Hurriyat, LeT invites Ki-moon to visit valley

Srinagar (PTI): After the moderate faction of the Hurriyat, militant outfit Lashker-e-Toiba on Sunday invited UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Kashmir to take stock of the situation in the valley.

LeT chief Qari Abdul Wahid, in a statement here, hailed Secretary General’s statement calling for resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue.
“In fact, it is the responsibility of the world body to play a role in resolving the long-standing issue,” he said.
“We invite the UN Secretary General to visit Kashmir and see for himself the situation there,” the statement said.
On Friday, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, requested Ki-moon to visit the valley.