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APHC denounces authorities for disallowing Gilani to visit Kashmir Varsity

ISLAMABAD: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has denounced the authorities for not allowing its chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to visit Urdu Book Fair at the Kashmir University in Srinagar.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) , the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, was invited by the students of Kashmir University to attend the book fair and deliver a lecture on Urdu language on Friday. However, the occupation authorities disallowed him to venture out of his residence and kept him under continued house arrest.
“Scheduled to visit Urdu Book Fair in University of Kashmir, Syed Ali Gilani was not allowed to step out of his residence on Friday. His Hyderpora office-cum-residence, which has been converted into a jail for the last one decade, was cordoned off by extra police force to prevent him from attending this purely academic activity,” an APHC spokesman said in a statement.
“I was going to meet my beloved youth, interact and spend some time with them and it was a peaceful and apolitical event, but not only our political and religious, but academic and educational activities too are curbed and forcibly stopped with the barrel of gun,” the spokesman quoted Syed Ali Gilani as having said while condemning the move. Mranwhile, the Working Journalist Association of Islamabad district has strongly condemned thrashing of video-journalists by some goons inside the premises of District Hospital while they were performing their professional duties.
Senior member of the Association, Fayaz Ahmad Lolu and video journalist, Ruheel Ahanger said that they were inside the premises of the hospital to cover an event. “Few goons not only stopped us for performing duties but also thrashed us and broke our cell phones,” they said.
Malaysian NGOs delegation visits Kashmir Lobby Group in Pakistan
A 12-member delegation of Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia (MAPIM), the umbrella body of hundreds of Islamic NGOs, Saturday visited the main office of the Youth Forum of Kashmir (YFK ) in the federal capital to get briefing on current Kashmir situation, it was officially said.
YFK Media In-Charge, gave a detailed presentation on the activities and the work of YFK through different mediums, while YFK Digital Media In-Charge, briefed delegation about the social media presence of YFK, it’s activities and the reach of YFK social media on different platforms, an AJK government Information Department’s handout issued Saturday evening said.
A team of lobbyists at YFK, which works with UN mechanisms on the situation in Kashmir, delivered a detailed briefing to the delegation on the situation in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The YFK arranged a photo exhibit that consisted of only verified, dated and captioned pictures from the conflict zone in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir, captured by credible international photojournalists and news organizations.
The delegation received copies of research documents prepared by YFK on aspects of Kashmir Conflict that require urgent humanitarian attention.
The delegation was impressed by the YFK’s work and assured their support for the Kashmir cause.
YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir), it may be added, is a non-partisan INGO, working for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir Conflict in accordance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
Several injured in Kishtwar
road accident
Several persons including children were injured in an accident in Kishtwar district of Jammu region on Saturday.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) , the accident occurred when a vehicle on way from Kandni to Kishtwar turned turtle in Fogmorh area of the district.
At least 18 persons including few children sustained injuries in the mishap. The injured were shifted to District Hospital Kishtwar for treatment. Meanwhile, , a driver was injured after Indian troops fired at him during an ambush when he was returning home in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, last night.—APP
Reports said that Muhammad Shafi Ganai, a resident of Wahibugh village of Pulwama, was returning home in his car from Gulzarpora village along with three other villagers at midnight on Friday.
As the car reached Romeshi rivulet, it was fired upon by Indian troops, who had laid an ambush there. He sustained injury in his hand.
On the other hand, a mosque (Masjid-e-Noor) in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was damaged in a devastating fire incident on Saturday morning.
An eyewitness told media that fire engulfed the third and second storey of the building.
“The third storey of the mosque is completely damaged and the second one has suffered partial damage,” he said.
Locals said that at around 4:00 am fire engulfed the 3rd floor of the mosque and then surrounded the second storey as well.
However, they complained that the delayed action by the fire and emergency men resulted in more damage to the mosque.
It is pertinent to mention that district’s fire brigade station is located few meters away from the mosque.

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