Monday, 26 August 2013

WE STRONGLY CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE AT THE LOC INITIATED BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


WE STRONGLY CONDEMN THE VIOLENCE AT THE LOC INITIATED BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE 

http://kashmirdiasporaa.blogspot.com/2013/08/we-strongly-condemn-violence-at-loc.html

ASSLAAM-O-ALAIKUM!

The Kashmir Diaspora Alliance strongly condemns the use of force on the LOC by the Indian government in order to maintain its illegal occupation over Kashmir. It has failed to realize the fact that it originally occupied the territory of 42000 square milesunder the precept of maintaining law and order over six decades ago and has yet to withdraw. The maintenance of law and order was the assurance of the then Prime Minister of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. Instead of leaving as promised, it has furthered its hegemonic ambitions by occupying various other territories such as Sikh Homeland Punjab, Khalistan, Junagar, Hyderabad, Manawa etc. increasing its material power at the cost of grave human rights violations and death. After six decades of illegal occupation it is now aggressively attacking Pakistani soldiers on the ceasefire line (LoC) in the region of Jammu and Kashmir. As a result, everyday casualties are mounting on both sides. The Indian government has failed to understand that one who owns something will go to any means necessary in order to defend and hold onto what belongs to them as Pakistan is clearly doing so. On the other hand, India as the occupier must realize that it has a choice, and must choose justice which can only come through disengaging and withdrawing every single armed and civil personnel from Maqbooza Kashmir.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

KASHMIR IS THE JUGULAR VEIN OF PAKISTAN, AND THE LACK OF RESOLUTION OF THIS ISSUE HAS ADVERSE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN

KASHMIR IS THE JUGULAR VEIN OF PAKISTAN, AND THE LACK OF RESOLUTION OF THIS ISSUE HAS ADVERSE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN: 
HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement describing Kashmir as the jugular vein of Pakistan is definitely a step in the right direction. The Pakistani state as a whole must have a single policy prescription with regards to Maqbooza Kashmir. Division and disunity only weaken and extend a crisis situation which has for too long gone unsolved. Aside from this, Mr. Sharif’s push towards moving past the Kashmiri issue so that both states can move towards matters which really are in a dire need of being addressed; poverty, hunger, lack of education, and widespread arrogance within both nations is a refreshing observation and development. Although the plight of the Kashmiri people is dire, there is also so much more that both states must address. Rather than tirelessly working circles around the Kashmir issue, both parties should step to the table and initiate the original plebiscite which was initiated in 1948 at the UN Security Council.

As a precursor to this though, Pakistan must first constitutionally embed Maqbooza Kashmir as its integral legal territory so that all spokesperson for the state can speak as one autonomous voice with a single and coherent goal; the liberation of Maqbooza Kashmir from decades of Indian occupation. Only when this is established can Pakistan mend out the contradictions within its own internal sphere and look to solving problems which they are facing via the Indian occupation in the external realm.

At the heart of all these discussions and developments should be as Nawaz Sharif subtly hinted at is a people centered approach. Both states must come to the table and realize that real people’s lives are adversely being affected both within Maqbooza Kashmir, and abroad due to the Indian occupation. This is negatively affecting both states. When this fact is first acknowledged, only then can both states move forward and solve the Kashmir issue as it is in both of their interests.     

Kashmir is Pakistan's 'jugular vein', says Nawaz Sharif
Press Trust of India: August 19,2013
Islamabad: Describing Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said India and Pakistan should join hands to tackle poverty and disease instead of wasting their resources on wars.

Kashmir is a "national issue and the jugular vein of Pakistan" and its resolution is as dear to him as other Pakistanis, Mr Sharif said in his first address to the nation since assuming office in June.

He cautioned that Pakistan cannot achieve any target without strengthening its economy. "Alongside the Kashmir issue we will have to pay attention to strengthening our economy resolve our internal and external problems and tackle the power crisis and terrorism," he said.
Referring to his desire to forge good relations with India, Mr Sharif said both countries should realise that "instead of wasting their energies and resources on wars they should wage war against poverty ignorance and disease".

Pakistan and India will have to join their heads together to address common issues like poverty and ignorance, he said.

"History bears testimony to the fact that progress and development of a nation is deeply linked to cordial relations with neighbours. It is because of this that we want good relations with all neighbours, including India," he said.

Mr Sharif said he had "always wanted good relations with India" and the people had supported his contention during the general election in May.

Without referring to clashes along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Sharif said the country is "fully prepared to defend the motherland along with its valiant armed forces".

Mr Sharif's PML-N party won the polls with a clear majority but has been struggling with an array of challenges, ranging from a crippling energy crisis to a Taliban insurgency.

Ties between Islamabad and New Delhi too have soured since five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack by Pakistani troops along the LoC.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSLAAM-O-ALAIKUM!

It is far more distinguished and highly commended to sacrifice one’s own individual aspirations for the sake of others and the greater good. As a matter of wisdom, an individual should be weary of praising himself as this does nothing but feed into his sense of self. It is undeniable that Kashmiris have always sacrificed for others and they will unwaveringly continue down the road of high moral and ethical conduct no matter what the consequences. I once again reiterate; Azad Kashmir is a part of Pakistan and Maqbooza Kashmir will also accede to it after it is liberated from Indian occupation. All those who are aware of the factual situation on the ground would not dare head towards a proposition which would foolishly vie to dismember Pakistan vis a vis a separate Azad Kashmiri state (containing only 4200 square miles which is currently in your control). Not only is this goal extremely unrealistic given the power structure of the region, it is also not in the best interest of the Kashmiri people. There is a very old wise saying; united we stand and divided we fall. As such, we cannot afford anymore division within our lines and we will continue to strive hard despite the grave obstacles in our path. This struggle will not end until every single Indian armed and civil personnel withdraw from Maqbooza Kashmir.

Lastly, I would like to send due praise and recognition to those that have participated in the protests taking place in England for the oppressed people of Maqbooza Kashmir. I pray that Allah (SWT) give you your due reward in this life and the hereafter for sacrificing your valuable time to speak out for the oppressed who do not possess a voice of their own and I am confident that He will.
 

CLEAR CONTRADICTIONS IN THE SELF-INTERESTED LOGIC OF NATIONALIST CLAIMS

CLEAR CONTRADICTIONS IN THE SELF-INTERESTED LOGIC OF NATIONALIST CLAIMS: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

It is interesting to note and question the flawed logic of people who are attempting to divide Muslims on the basis of their geographic location/place of residence such as Kashmir, Gujarat (in Pakistan, where it is estimated that more than 30% of the population is from Jammu origin), Multan, Peshawar etc. However, were they to attain their goal, how would they advise the Kashmiri people to stay united? We too are made up of various different geographic regions and peoples such as Jammu, Ladakh, Giglit, Punch, Balti, and Srinagar etc. There is a clear contradiction and selectivity here as using the same logic to divide Kashmir for their own agenda; these self-interested individuals are attempting to keep Kashmir itself united?! Where do we draw the line on disunity and division under the logic of greed and nationalism? 


Thursday, 15 August 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ON 66 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ON 66 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

Dr. Khalid Taj of Muslim League (N) Canada organized a celebration to commemorate 66 years of independence for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at Lahore Tikka House on Gerrard Street in Toronto Canada. Habib Yousafzai, Dr. Azrab Khan, Khawaja Rafique, Peter Tabuns Toronto Danforth MPP, Craig Scott Toronto Danforth MP, and Rathika Sitsabaiesan Scarborough Rouge MP were all in attendance.

I, Habib Yousafzai, member of the Kashmir Diaspora Alliance was privileged to have been able to deliver a speech at this joyous and exceptional event which not only celebrated the birth of a nation, but was also an opportunity to critically reflect on the problems we face today. I began by congratulating all those in attendance for the 66 years of independence of the Islamic Republic of Pakistani. I am wholly a proud, Kashmiri, a proud Pakistani, and a proud Canadian. Yet these identities do not conflict with each other, and this was a message that was essential to drive home to our politically oriented members of government in attendance. Canada stands for freedom and justice, and as such, it must stand a long side Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir.

Kashmir has never been, and never can be an integral part of India despite any claims of efficacy or eloquent language that it may use in order to contrive and legitimate its illegal occupation. The people of Jammu and Kashmir ARE the people of Pakistan. This is a fact and an undeniable reality as they are closer to the people of Pakistan in; blood, their life, kith and kin, culture, religion, geography, and history. Since India’s initial occupation of 42,000 square miles of Jammu and Kashmir and its strategic approach to the UN which created a UN Security Council Resolution ordering a plebiscite (which India up until today refuses to respect and be a willing member in its facilitation), the Indian state has been free of reproach. This is to state that despite being the occupier, the international community has taken a stance of indifference and neutrality. This fact is appalling and cannot be condoned. Canada as a peace loving nation must not continue along the historical trajectory which legitimates indifference through impartiality to both parties and must accept and acknowledge that it is the Pakistani state that is a victim of aggression. In its ambitions for regional hegemony, the Indian state has been a rampant human rights violator ignorant to the cost of human life and human suffering.

As a final note, I clearly asserted that regardless of our size or material power, we as a Pakistani nation would never abandon the people of Maqbooza Kashmir, our people, as this nation was founded on justice and it will continue to strive for the justice of its citizens who have been for too long occupied. As such, the Canadian government which represents itself as a promoter of human rights, democracy, and justice in the international sphere must live up to its name and its responsibilities under international law and do its best to work with Pakistani state and convince other states to come on board the path of justice. Members of the Canadian government which were present, especially Mr. Peter Tabuns MPP of the Danforth riding in Toronto clearly asserted that they are with the people of Pakistan in their rightful claim on Kashmir and will wholly support it.
  

CONGRATULATIONS ON 66 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE

CONGRATULATIONS ON 66 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

Dr. Khalid Taj of Muslim League (N) Canada organized a celebration to commemorate 66 years of independence for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan at Lahore Tikka House Gerrard Street, Toronto Canada. Habib Yousafzai, Dr. Azrab Khan, Khawaja Rafique, Peter Tabuns Toronto Danforth MPP, Craig Scott Toronto Danforth MP, and Rathika Sitsabaiesan Scarborough Rouge MP were all in attendance.


BLACK DAY FOR THE SIKHS OF THE "ROBBED" PUNJAB AND THE CITIZENS OF THE INTERNATIONALLY DISPUTED AREAS OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR IDA:JK (AKA MAQBOOZA KASHMIR)

BLACK DAY FOR THE SIKHS OF THE "ROBBED" PUNJAB AND THE CITIZENS OF THE INTERNATIONALLY DISPUTED AREAS OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR IDA:JK (AKA MAQBOOZA KASHMIR): DR. AWATAR SINGH SEKHON ADVISOR (FOREIGN AFFAIRS)DAL KHALSA ALLIANCE USA


PRESS RELEASE

On 15th August, 1947, on or before 23-h 59-min -59 sec, before entering into 16th August, 1947, "annexed" PUNJAB of monarch Ranjit Singh, 1799 to 14th March, 1849, was "Robbed" by the 'unelected' Congress Party's 'unelected' leaders like MK Gandhi, JL Nehru, VB Patel, GB Pant, Madan Mohan Malviya and their Brahmin-Hindu-Baniya supporters, when the British India Empire's political power was presented on platter to the Congress Party of the British India Empire. Right after receiving the 'freedom' of the Hindus-Mughal kingdoms conglomerates wer given the name of 'Free India'. The British Empire's control ceased to exist on the British India Empire. This has been the "Freedom/Independence of the British India Empire.

The Sikh leader, Master Tara Singh, and his associates watched the 'Freedom of the British India Empire' as mute spectators, without knowing that the Sikhs PUNJAB "annexed" to the British Empire on 29th March, 1849, is being "Robbed" under the smoke screen of the Celebrations of the British India Empire's independence.

Since 15th August, 1947, more than 3.2 to 3.4 million (32 to 34 lacs) Sikhs have been 'butchered' by the alleged Indian democracy/demoncrazy; with an'undeclared' war on the "Robbed" PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947. Besides,more than 500,000 citizens of the IDA:JK (Internationally Disputed Areas of Jammu and Kashmir, under the 'OCCUPATION' of the alleged Indian democrazy have been killed by the Indian Armed Forces and armed personnel; more than 500,000 Muslims have been slaughtered; more than 321,500 Christians have been killed, including the Roman Catholic nuns, Father Grahan Stains and his two sons of Australiahundreds of thousand Dalits; 15,000 Tamils; 15,000 citizens of Assam and its 7-sister; tens of thousand Adivaases; Bodos, etc. The slaughtering Sikhs, non-Brahmins-Hindus, since 15th August, 1947, indicates thatIndia is not a democracy, rather it is demoncrazy.

Since 15th August, 1947, there are more than 160 insurgency movements have been going on to regain their "Sovereignty and Independence" from the Brahmins-Hindus, their armed personnel who have had no respect for the Gross Human Rights, Religious and Political places, and have been betraying the non-Hindus-Brahmins minorities. In fact, the Brahmins-Hindus are NOT a majority of the country. There population is only 10% (7 + 3 %) of a total population of over 1.2 billion hungry mouths.

The people of the IDA:JK and the Sikhs of the "Robbed" PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947, have already declared the Brahmins-Hindus' Independence day (15th August) is the 'BLACK DAY' for the Kashmiris and Sikhs (the "Robbed" PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947). 



Sunday, 11 August 2013

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST NOT BE DECEIVED BY INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AS IT HAS NO LEGITIMACY WITHIN ITS DOMESTIC SPHERE IN MANY OF ITS STATES DUE TO THEIR ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST NOT BE DECEIVED BY INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS AS IT HAS NO LEGITIMACY WITHIN ITS DOMESTIC SPHERE IN MANY OF ITS STATES DUE TO THEIR ILLEGAL OCCUPATION: HABIB YOUSAFZAI, FRIENDS OF KASHMIR


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

India’s independence is nothing other than a farce. The Indian state is facing a legitimacy crisis as there exists no unilateral consensus both within the domestic sphere and internationally as to what actually makes it up as an autonomous state. Many of its territories were forcefully occupied at the time of partition including Junagar, Munwadar, Hyderabad, Maqbooza Kashmir, and Punjab (Khalistan). These occupations have taken place with the establishment of a hegemonic Indian state within the South Asian region in mind and in order to maintain its presence within these territories, the state has committed countless war crimes and human rights violations over the last six decades. Maqbooza Kashmir is an excellent example which exposes the India’s true nature as despite claiming to be the world’s largest democracy; it has killed over 200,000 civilians while occupying it for over six decades. Similar cases are widespread in many other regions. In order to protest against the recent atrocities which have taken place in Maqbooza Kashmir on the Islamic holiday of Eid, the Indian states vehement attempts to block a plebiscite in Maqbooza Kashmir which itself hypocritically initiated after forcefully occupying it (but did not take the case of various other states that it had occupied), and the atrocities it has committed in various other states; people from all walks of life gathered to protest.

A successful protest took place at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Dr.Azrab Khan, Abdullah Khawaja, Dr.Khalid Taj , Dr. Shahid Mahmood, Mian Yasin, Chaudhry Ghafoor, Jamil Ansari, Habib Yousafzai, and Balkar Singh organized the protest. At the heart of its goal was put pressure and bring light to the atrocities taking place in order to have the withdrawal of all occupation forces from the many different territories which the Indian state has occupied, to expose the absence of any real legitimacy or unified identity which exists in the state, and to push forward the democratic right of self-determination for all occupied peoples. Participants which gathered to highlight the atrocities varied in country of origin, age etc. and included the United Front of Sikhs and many of its members. All those who sacrificed their time in order to strive towards this righteous cause and speak for those who do not possess a voice of their own should be commended for their efforts. With the help of Almighty God, all those who stand for human dignity and rights will not stop raising their voices against oppression until it ceases to exist. With movements for education and awareness such as these, it will not be long when the day comes in which every single Indian armed and civil personnel withdraws from all occupied territories and its peoples are liberated.

QUAID-E-INQLAB JANAB SYED ALI GEELANI CALLS FOR STATEWIDE SHUTDOWN ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 IN MAQBOOZA KASHMIR UNDER ILLEGAL OCCUPATION BY INDIAN FORCES SINCE OCTOBER 27, 1947

QUAID-E-INQLAB JANAB SYED ALI GEELANI CALLS FOR STATEWIDE SHUTDOWN ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013 IN MAQBOOZA KASHMIR UNDER ILLEGAL OCCUPATION BY INDIAN FORCES SINCE OCTOBER 27, 1947: 
POSTED BY HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

Geelani calls for statewide shutdown today

KBA to abstain from work on Monday

Srinagar, Aug 10: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has extended the strike call for one more day and has urged people to observe state wide shutdown on Sunday against the Kishtwar clashes. In a statement here Geelani said: “After monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and rest of the Jammu province and keeping in view the present position in Kishtwar town where strict curfew has been implemented and five hundred military and paramilitary personnel have been called from Jammu to control the situation in this small town and people especially those belonging to Muslim community are being harassed,in view of the gross damage to their property also we urge people to observe statewide shutdown on Sunday (August 11, 2013). 

Meanwhile, Kashmir Bar Association as a mark of protest against the Kishtwar incident has decided to abstain from 
work on August 12, 2013, a KBA spokesman said. 



Wednesday, 7 August 2013

WITH THE LAST DAY OF RAMADAN COMES JOYOUS CELEBRATION; HAPPY EID MUBARAK TO ALL OF HUMANITY REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGION

WITH THE LAST DAY OF RAMADAN COMES JOYOUS CELEBRATION; HAPPY EID MUBARAK TO ALL OF HUMANITY REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGION: 
HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-AKLAILUM!

I would like to wish everyone a blessed and joyous Eid Mubarak! The holy month of Ramadan has just passed and the lessons that we have learned throughout this blessed month are fresh in our minds. This month is about so much more than merely hunger and thirst. Sacrifice, peace, love, tranquility, aiding those less fortunate, and the denial of all vices and negative feelings; this is what lies at the core of fasting during the month of Ramadan. But it is pertinent to realize that the lessons learned in Ramadan should not only be restricted to this month alone. The fasting within the month and the lessons which are learnt during it, mainly the act of abstaining from all sins and striving to spread love through helping others is something which must be and is meant to be practiced year round.


With this said, I pray that by the grace of God (Almighty), we all strive to live our lives year round with the message and lessons which we have both learned and practiced during the month of Ramadan. Love is at the core Islam, and such, at the core of this month which has just passed and must remain the guiding principle and thesis for all of our activities. Once again, I bid everyone regardless of religion (to all humanity on the face of earth) a very blessed and Happy Eid Mubarak. May Allah (Almighty) guide us all to the path of righteousness, and May He bless all our families with good health.  

Sunday, 4 August 2013

THE CHAIRMAN KASHMIR COUNCIL EU MR. ALI RAZA SYED TO HOLD DEMONSTRATION ON “BLACKDAY” IN BRUSSELS: POSTED BY HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE

THE CHAIRMAN KASHMIR COUNCIL EU MR. ALI RAZA SYED TO HOLD DEMONSTRATION ON “BLACKDAY” IN BRUSSELS: POSTED BY HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

Kashmir Council EU would hold a protest demonstration to mark the “Black Day” on 15th August 2013 in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium.

It is important to mention that Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe the Indian Independence Day as "Black Day’’ on Aug 15 every year.

In a statement in Brussels, Chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr.Ali Raza Syed said, beside the Belgium, a large number of the people from France, Germany and other EU countries are expected to attend the demonstration on Black Day in Brussels. He added, representatives of the different human rights organisations in Europe including Kashmir Centre Holland would attend the protest gathering against human rights violations committed by New Delhi in Maqbooza Kashmir. Expressing solidarity with the people of Maqbooza Kashmir, Mr. Ali Raza Syed determined that the peaceful struggle for liberation of Kashmir would be continued.  

Expressing serious concerns on the current situation in Maqbooza Kashmir, Chairman Kashmir Council EU said, people in Maqbooza Kashmir are even deprived of peaceful demonstrations.

He called for immediate international attention on the existing situation in Maqbooza Kashmir.
Chairman Kashmir Council EU called for an end to the detention of the Kashmiris particularly the youth in unlawful action by the security forces in Maqbooza Kashmir.

Mr.Ali Raza Syed also demanded repeal of draconian laws including the so-called Public Safety Act (PSA) in the held territory.

He emphasized that the Maqbooza Kashmir has been converted into a huge prison by India through depriving the people of their fundamental rights.
He made it clear that today Kashmiris are closer to the logic fruition of their aspirations to determine their fate as assured by the UN Resolutions.

Chairman Kashmir Council EU also urged that UN should take its responsibility on the issue of Kashmir by taking serious action against Indian atrocities. Mr.Ali Raza Syed declared that Kashmir Council EU would continue peace full struggle for rights of the people of Kashmir.

Kahsmir Council EU Secretariat
Av. Des Vaillants 36, 1200 Brussels, Belgium, Email: info@kashmircouncil.eu

INDIA’S RACIST DEMOCRACY AND FAKE INDEPENDENCE VS MINORITY GENOCIDE IN INDIA

INDIA’S RACIST DEMOCRACY AND FAKE INDEPENDENCE VS MINORITY GENOCIDE IN INDIA


Press Release:

At present all minorities in India Christians, Muslims and Sikhs are threatened by the government and patronized by the Shiv Sena, R.S.S., the congress party and the B.J.P which are all Hindu extremist groups supported by the government.

As the Sikhs holy shrine was destroyed under the rule of Indra Gandhi, the holy Muslim Mosque, the Babri Masjid was destroyed under the leadership of “the” home minister L.K Advani.  There is no record of those who were killed in attacks. As death certificates were not issued, not only the bodies but the bodies of wounded were thrown into dirty refugee trucks and a mass crematories was held of which the victims’ families had no knowledge of their relatives.

Orissa had one of the worst histories of anti-Christian violence. One of the most brutal incident is that of Mr. Graham Stan, an Australian Christian missionary and his two children, aged 8 and 10 were burnt alive in their car and its innocent occupants went up in flames short time after the headless body of Udhay Barik, a Christian priest was found in a village of Muni Gurey in the state of Orissa another ridiculous and senseless act carried out by the Hindu extremists. In the past few months 150 churches have been burned down and 52 Christian were killed in the state of Orissa. More examples of the hateful crimes carried out by the Hindu extremists are given in an article written in the Toronto Star on December 27th, 2007. In 1960 Indian government invited Sikh farmers to Gujarat and gave them unfertile land to cultivate and start their lives in Gujarat, after 50 years of hard work government decided to take the land back leaving Sikh farmers and their families homeless. These examples of capital extremists against the minority groups in India are just a few of many, they do provide us with substantiated proof that minorities are not safe in India. The lives of minorities in India are treated worthless. In fact, members of minority are killed to please Hindu majority in order to gain political power during election time.

One to all the injustice that the minorities in India face. The United front of Sikhs and Kashmiris are committed to helping all minorities in India either gain their rights of living with dignity and respect or get their own sovereign states. We ask the Canadian government to step in and help eliminate the injustice facing Sikhs, Kashmiris and all other minorities while still maintaining all the integrity and respect of the Canadian law.
We make an appeal to the international community to take notice of the denial of human rights in India. We hope that with the help of the United Nations, Amnesty International and Asia watch, there tragedies will come to an end. In this attempt to help the minorities in India and implore the Canadian Government to stop all trade with India until then Indian government allows the United Nations, Amnesty International and Asian watch to enter India and investigate the Human Rights Violations occurring throughout the country.

Manjit Singh (905-452-8923), Balkar Singh (647-886-4191), Bhupinder Singh(416-897-7821), Pritpal Singh(416-991-0144), Satnam Singh(416-951-3814), Bhagat Singh (416-666-1857), Avtar S. Punnia (416-723-3811), Sukhwinder Singh(905-497-0166), Habib Yousafzai(647-889 2829): Members of The United Front of Sikhs and Kashmir Diaspora Alliance



NEHRU HATCHED FOUR CONSPIRACIES AGAINST THE NATION: PROF HARI OM

NEHRU HATCHED FOUR CONSPIRACIES AGAINST THE NATION: PROF HARI OM


It is a well known fact that the nominated Governor-General of India, Louis Mountbatten, and the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, never wanted the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir to become part of the Indian Dominion. Hence, I will not focus on this aspect of the anti-India role played by Mountbatten and Nehru. Suffice to say that both subverted the Indian Independence Act of 1947 by holding out a commitment that it will be for the people of the State to endorse (or not endorse) the decision of Maharaja Hari Singh on the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India.

They committed to a plebiscite in the State completely overlooking the fact that the Indian Independence Act did not directly or indirectly include the right to self-determination, and that the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, like all other 560-odd princely states, alone had the authority to take a final decision on the State’s political future.

The whole approach of Mountbatten and Nehru towards Jammu and Kashmir was communal. Mountbatten wanted the State to become part of Pakistan and Nehru wanted to pander to communal forces in Kashmir as represented by Sheikh Abdullah and his ilk. Since Nehru believed in the concept of two-nations, he hatched four conspiracies against the nation between October 26, 1947 and October 17, 1949.

His objective was to weaken the nationalist constituency in the State and create a situation that would help the separatist and communal leadership in Kashmir to play nefarious games calculated to end the politico-constitutional ties between the State and the Centre and enable them to establish Nizam-e-Mustafa, to the chagrin of the nationalists.

First conspiracy: Nehru hatched the first conspiracy in October 1947 itself. Using foul means and misusing his official position, he manipulated the transfer of political power from Jammu to Kashmir (read Sheikh Abdullah). Jammu had ruled over that state, which came into being in 1846, for full 101 years (March 1846-October 1947). Kashmir became part of the Jammu Kingdom in March 1846, and not vice-versa.

Second conspiracy: Nehru ordered ceasefire at a time when the committed Indian Army was about to evict the Pakistani invaders from Jammu and Kashmir territories. This was done to promote the interests of Sheikh Abdullah, who wanted to establish a “Switzerland-type independent Kashmir”. To become sultan of independent Kashmir was Sheikh Abdullah’s most cherished goal. Nehru accepted his suggestion and enforced ceasefire strictly. The mindboggling ceasefire helped Pakistan strengthen its control over the Jammu and Kashmir territories it occupied illegally after rape, murder, loot and plunder.

Third conspiracy: Nehru tried his level best to change the nomenclature of Jammu & Kashmir, and succeeded to an extent. The purpose was to undermine the significance of Jammu and Ladakh. He did this on May 27, 1949.

Fourth conspiracy: The Indian Constituent Assembly at the behest of Nehru adopted Article 306-A (Article 370) to drive the State away from the country’s mainstream politics and accord a dangerous legitimacy to the politics of separatism, based on religious fanaticism. The purpose was to tell the international community that his Government did not consider Jammu and Kashmir to be an integral part of India, as it was a Muslim-majority state.

I will not reflect on the first, second and fourth conspiracies, as many are aware of their evil consequences, as also their adverse impact on paramount national interests. Besides, much has already been written on these three intrigues. I will deal with the third conspiracy in detail, as most people are not aware of what Nehru did on May 27, 1949 to exclude Jammu and Ladakh from the nomenclature of the state – a dubious move that created a sort of furore in the Constituent Assembly.                          

What provoked this furore was the motion moved by Gopalaswami Ayangar, then controlling the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs, to the effect that “notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 4 (of the Schedule to the Constituent Assembly Rules), all the seats in the Assembly allotted to the State of Kashmir may be filled by the ruler of Kashmir (Hari Singh) on the advice of his Prime Minister” (Sheikh Abdullah).

Several objections were raised against this official motion. However, the one which irritated some members the most was the omission of Jammu from the nomenclature of the State. Prominent among those who opposed the motion were Pandit Lakshmi Kanta Maitra (West Bengal) and Prof. K T Shah (Bihar). Prof. Shah possessed first-hand knowledge about the State and its people as well as the kind of political upheavals it had witnessed since 1931. He remained associated with the affairs of this princely State for 15 long years and was its Planning Advisor for a few years before October 1947. He was also aware of the shape things would assume in Jammu & Kashmir in the days to come as he had a 15-day long interaction with National Conference president Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, who had gone all the way from Srinagar to Mumbai to discuss with him his New Kashmir Plan.

(The NC adopted “New Kashmir” programme in September, 1944 and demanded that “the Treaty of Amritsar dated March 16, 1846, signed between Maharaja Gulab Singh and the then British Government of India, which was in the nature of sale deed and was thus an insult to the people of the State (Kashmir) must go lock, stock and barrel. This became the theme of the ‘Quit Kashmir’ movement, which was launched in early 1946 - April-May” (Report of the State Autonomy Committee, Jammu, April, 1999, P. 11).

While Pandit Maitra put question after question to know “if the word ‘Kashmir’ includes both Jammu and Kashmir”, Prof. Shah moved an amendment to the official motion and made an appeal to the Constituent Assembly to ensure that the words “Jammu and” also figure before the word “Kashmir wherever it occurs”.

Moving the amendment, Prof Shah said: “…There is some significance in this matter, which makes it more than ever necessary that you (Ayyangar) should not omit the other part (Jammu), and, if one may say so, the first part of the title of that ancient State. By calling it the State of Kashmir only you are perpetrating an error… May I ask… if we have made a mistake in the first instance, if we have been carried away by the importance of one sect (Kashmiri-speaking Sunni Muslims) of the State, by the importance of personages (the Sheikh and his colleagues) connected with that part of the State, is that any reason why we should forget the other side and no less important part of the State; and in this formal document continue to perpetuate that mistake and speak only of Kashmir, when we really mean Jammu and Kashmir? It is a fact not denied by the mover that is the correct name of the State”.

Prof. Shah told the Constituent Assembly that the relations between Kashmir and Jammu were not very cordial. He said: “Those at any rate who remember the campaign of the present Prime Minister (Sheikh Abdullah) of the State in connection with (the 1946) Quit Kashmir movement will realize that in the sequence of events that have happened, it is liable, if you describe it in this manner, to be gravely misunderstood wherever such nomenclature is allowed to be used; and our public records will be disfigured to that extent… The State of Jammu and Kashmir is correctly described as Jammu and Kashmir, so to say, there are two States in one kingdom, just as Scotland and England were two States under the first of the Stuarts. The king was the King James the Sixth of Scotland and King James the First of England. There were two crowns worn by one person. In regard to the State of Jammu and Kashmir until about the communal rising in 1931, it was for all practical administrative purposes actually divided into two provinces more or less distinct, though under the same ruler…”

He did not stop there. Prof. Shah cautioned the Constituent Assembly, “the matter of nomenclature is not merely a matter of verbal emendation that it has behind it a significance, a significance, in the sequence of events, not confined only to this House or this country. It has repercussions outside this country… Therefore, we must be careful in every word that we use, so that our expression, our nomenclature, our whole wording is in conformity with the situation and the correct facts”.

In reply to Pandit Maitra, Ayyangar said: “Kashmir means Jammu and Kashmir”. He also justified his motion saying “in the Draft Constitution, the Schedule mentions the State of Kashmir” and “in the list that is attached to the Constituent Assembly Rules, it is already described as Kashmir”. He urged the members not to make this an issue and “let this description of the State of Kashmir stand, because if you change it, we will have to change other things which are already in our Statutes and Rules”. In other words, Ayyangar expressed his unwillingness to insert the words “Jammu and” before Kashmir for reasons better known to him and which failed to carry conviction with Pandit Maitra and Prof. Shah. This is evident from the questions they raised in response to the lengthy statement of Ayyangar on the nomenclature of the State.

Convinced that Ayyangar would not be in a position to convince Pandit Maitra and Prof. Shah, Nehru himself took the stage. He defended Ayyangar and said that his stand was “correct”. He said, “I have been connected with Kashmir in many ways, and, in a sense, I belong to Kashmir more particularly than to any part of India. I have been connected with the fight of freedom in Kashmir… And so, if I venture to say anything in this House, I do so with greater authority than Prof. Shah can presume to have on the subject…”

He then made a lengthy statement to counter the arguments of Prof. Shah and in praise of Sheikh Abdullah, his party and the Quit Kashmir Movement. At the same time, he suggested “a small change in the wording of the motion” with a view to “removing” what he called “a slight confusion in the people’s mind”. What he actually suggested was that the “State be described as Kashmir State, and then putting within brackets, the words otherwise known as the State of Kashmir and Jammu”.

It needs to be recalled that the State at no point of time during 1846-1949 was styled as the “State of Kashmir and Jammu”. It was always known as the State of Jammu and Kashmir, with Jammu as its permanent capital. It should also be underlined that the practice of moving the State Secretariat from Jammu to Kashmir and back was started during the time of Maharaja Ranbir Singh (1857-1885) for reasons political, the most noteworthy being the British design to cause an anti-Maharaja stir in the Valley and establish their foothold there and in and around Gilgit in order to check Russian activities across the border.

Mercifully, the Nehru’s formula did not click. Nor did it discourage Prof. Shah in his efforts to enlist the support of the Constituent Assembly in favour of his amendment. So the deadlock continued. Ultimately, Ayyangar moved an amendment to his motion and suggested that the name of the State be read as the State of Kashmir (otherwise known as the State of Jammu and Kashmir)”. The Constituent Assembly adopted the amended motion.

Thus, Jammu, which had ruled over Kashmir for 101 years, found space in the nomenclature of the State, though within brackets. This happened primarily because of the efforts put in by the unyielding Prof. Shah, with Pandit Maitra extending him full support. Had they, like other members of the Constituent Assembly, remained mum or toed the official line, Jammu would have totally disappeared from the nomenclature of the State (Constituent Assembly Debates, Book No 3, Vol. VIII, May 16, 1949 to June 16, 1949, Reprinted by Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi, Second Reprint, 1989, pp. 357-373).

It is not difficult to conclude, from what transpired in the Constituent Assembly, that Nehru did his best to muddy Indian waters in Kashmir and help Sheikh Abdullah communalise the polity there.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

PROTEST ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013 AT THE INTERSECTION OF YONGE AND DUNDAS,TORONTO CANADA FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM TO STAND UP FOR THE OPPRESSED OF MAQBOOZA KASHMIR

PROTEST ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013 AT THE INTERSECTION OF YONGE AND DUNDAS,TORONTO CANADA FROM 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM TO STAND UP FOR THE OPPRESSED OF MAQBOOZA KASHMIR: 
HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


Assalam-o-Alaikum!

Press Release
August 15, 1947 is a day of mourning for minorities in India. Although the Indian state perpetuates the notion that it is a diverse state, a melting pot of religion and cultures; religious minorities such as Muslims (Kashmiris), Sikhs, and Christians etc. are victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and as such, they see India’s Independence Day as significant for the start of decades of oppression and persecution. Within India and abroad, the celebration of the Indian independence is nothing other than farce. This is not a day of celebration as there is no true unity, unilateral identity, or unilateral consensus on the states legitimacy due to the process by which it initially formed.

The Indian state as it is seen today is a direct result of the Indian regime occupying various territories. The minority inhabitants both within these occupied territories and in general within the state are severely persecuted. Religious freedoms are extremely limited for minorities despite the states claims of secularism. Extremism and violent attacks by the Hindu majority on minority religions is also commonplace as the events of Darbar Sahib Amritsar (also mistakenly known as the Golden Temple), Babri  Masjid and many other Sufi shrines in Internationally Disputed Areas of Jammu and Kashmir (AKA Maqbooza Kashmir) clearly attest to. Putting religious sites aside, human life is under constant and grave threat as many instances in the past have shown.

Various human rights bodies have presented well documented and tracked figures and through the comprising of this empirical data have stated that more than 270,000 Sikhs of Sikh Homeland Punjab (Khalistan) and more than 200,000 Kashmiris have been killed since the birth of the Indian regime at the hands of the state. Maqbooza Kashmir is a specific situation wherein the circumstances are especially dire. Occupied since partition by the Indian government, not one day goes by in the occupied territory in which innocent civilians are not killed.

Currently, the Indian state has situated more than 700,000 Indian forces in Maqbooza Kashmir. This has militarized the region and left it virtually devoid of human rights. No human being should have to suffer the treatment which the people of Maqbooza Kashmir have been suffering for decades now. Delving deeper into facts and figures, it is pertinent to note that the Indian regime and its armed forces up to this day have killed more than 202,821 citizens, made 216,013 arrests, 110,135 civilians have disappeared, 115, 797 homes have been demolished, leaving 122,807 widows and 207,356 orphans. Just a short glimpse into the activities of the Indian forces situated on the ground in the occupied territory reveals a host of state administered human rights violations including systematic rape, torture, and a plethora of other gross human rights violations. These cruelties have been documented for decades now by international human rights organizations such as United Nations, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Educational Development, International Tribunal on Kashmir and many others. However, despite the undeniable nature of the atrocities being committed against minorities on the ground and the Indian states rogue nature, it has yet to suffer any repercussions for its actions. Pressure from the international community has been almost non-existent and international organizations such as the United Nations have stood by idly as atrocities have been taking place.

These inactions are inexcusable in any case, but specifically, because despite illegally occupying Maqbooza Kashmir, the Indian state was the party which took the matter to the United Nations. The United Nations passed Security Council Resolution in 1948 to conduct a plebiscite in Maqbooza Kashmir for its citizens to vote to accede to either the Indian or Pakistani state. It is worth noting that the Indian state only brought the matter of Maqbooza Kashmir to the UN in an attempt to ignore various other occupied territories it invaded and which it claimed as its own including Manawa, Jungar, and Hyderabad. Yet despite these developments and the initiation of the SC resolution over six decades ago through approaching the UN after its occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, a plebiscite is still yet to take place. The Indian state has been by in large a fundamental impediment in the facilitation of the plebiscite. Despite this resolution, there is little pressure on the Indian state to follow through with a resolution which they themselves initiated.


With the grave atrocities committed in mind, and the fact that there has been a lack of action by all powerful states in the international community along with the United Nations; all those which stand for freedom and justice are invited to speak out for those who are oppressed and do not possess a voice of their own. The protest is taking place on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto, Canada from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The goals of this protest are to highlight the everyday situation on the ground for those which are oppressed and occupied by the Indian state, to put pressure on the Indian state to become a willing partner to facilitate the right to plebiscite for the people of Maqbooza Kashmir, and, to expose the lack of merit in identifying the Indian regime as a democratic state.     

Thursday, 1 August 2013

INDIA MUST FULFILL ITS PLEDGE TO PAKISTAN, UN, AND THE WHOLE WORLD TO PULL ITS FORCES OUT FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY DISPUTED AREAS OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR AKA MAQBOOZA KASHMIR

INDIA MUST FULFILL ITS PLEDGE TO PAKISTAN, UN, AND THE WHOLE WORLD TO PULL ITS FORCES OUT FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY DISPUTED AREAS OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR AKA MAQBOOZA KASHMIR: 
HABIB YOUSAFZAI, KASHMIR DIASPORA ALLIANCE


ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM!

Press Release: August 01, 2013

According to the spokesman of Islamic Political Party Maqbooza Jammu and Kashmir the meeting of the party was presided by the party Chairman Mr.Mohammad Yousuf Naqash and attended by all the central office bearers. All the freedom movement and party related issues were threadbare discussed in the meeting. Chairman of the party stressed for strengthening the party and enhancing political activities to thwart and defeat the Indian conspiracies against ongoing freedom movement. It was said in the meeting that Kashmir continues to reel under worst and uncertain political, human and economic situation due to the forced and illegal occupation of India. Indian Government through the fascist and oppressive actions of its more than seven Lakh (more than 700,000) forces is perpetrating genocide and crimes against humanity in Kashmir to restraint people of Kashmir from determining their future and thus openly disrespecting and trampling international human rights laws  by oppressing  people here are denying their right to self determination recognized by United Nations Organization. Such flagrant violation of human protection laws by India is a grave tragedy as international community despite being fully is doing nothing except for lip service. Thousands of international delegations so far have noticed and confirmed the worst and uncertain political, human and economic situation during their visits to Kashmir and we expect that they will prioritize the solution of human issue of Kashmir and will not allow their respective diplomatic reservations in the way of solution of Kashmir. Party appealed United Nations Organization to pass a resolution  in respect of ordering immediate halt to the gross human rights violations perpetrated by India in Kashmir and for ensuring the birth right to self determination of people of Kashmir because Kashmir by virtue of many  Kashmir specific united nations resolutions is an Internationally Recognized Dispute and it is the responsibility of United  nations Organization to emancipate Kashmir from the forced and illegal occupation and Oppression of India.Meeting strongly condemned the continuous house arrest of Prominent pro freedom leaders Quaid-e-Inqlab Mr Syed Ali Shah Gilani and Founding and Prominent pro freedom leader Mr.Shabir Ahmad Shah and spree of arrests and said that Indian Government will never succeed in suppressing the ongoing freedom movement through oppression and  it will soon reach its logical conclusion.

Press Secretary
Malik Shabir
Islamic Political Party (JK)
All Parties Hurriyat Conference
Kursu Rajbagh Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

(Illegally occupied)

INDIA’S FAKE INDEPENDENCE VS MINORITIES GENOCIDE IN INDIA

India’s fake independence VS Minorities genocide in India


At present all minorities in India Christians, Muslims and Sikhs are threatened by the government and patronized by the Shiv Sena, R.S.S., the congress party and the B.J.P which are all Hindu extremist groups supported by the government.

As the Sikhs holy shrine was destroyed under the rule of Indra Gandhi, the holy Muslim shrine, the Babri Masjid was destroyed under the leadership of “the” home minister L.K Advani.  There is no record of those who were killed in attacks. As death certificates were not issued, not only the bodies but the bodies of wounded were thrown into dirty refugee trucks and a mass crematories was held of which the victims’ families had no knowledge of their relatives.

Orissa had one of the worst histories of anti-Christian violence. One of the most brutal incident is that of Mr. Graham Stan, an Australian Christian missionary and his two children, aged 8 and 10 were burnt alive in their car and its innocent occupants went up in flames short time after the headless body of uncle Barik, a Christian priest was found in a village of Muni Gurey in the state of Orissa another ridiculous and senseless act carried out by the Hindu extremists. In the past few months 150 churches have been burned down and 52 Christian were killed in the state of Orissa. More examples of the hateful crimes carried out by the Hindu extremists are given in an article written in the Toronto Star on December 27th, 2007. Hindu extremists ransacked and burned eight village churches in eastern India marring Christian celebrations. Six village churches were torched on Christmas day. Two more were attacked the same day along with the 10 houses belonging to Christians. These examples of extremists against the minority groups in India are just a few of many, they do provide us with substantiated proof that minorities are not safe in India. The lives of minorities in India are treated worthless. In fact, members of minority are killed to please Hindu majority in order to gain political power during election time.

One to all the injustice that the minorities in India face. The United front of Sikhs and Kashmiris are committed to helping all minorities in India either gain their rights of living with dignity and respect or get their own sovereign states. We ask the Canadian government to step in and help eliminate the injustice facing Sikhs, Kashmiris and all other minorities while still maintaining all the integrity and respect of the Canadian law.

We make an appeal to the international community to take notice of the denial of human rights in India. We hope that with the help of the united nation, Amnesty International and Asia watch, there tragedies will come to an end. In this attempt to help the minorities in India and implore the Canadian Government to stop all trade with India until then Indian government allows the United Nations, amnesty international and Asian watch to enter India and investigate the Human Rights Violations occurring throughout the country.

Balkar Singh(647-886-4191), Satnam Singh(416-951-3814), Manjit Singh(905-452-8923), Bhupinder Singh(416-897-7821), Sukhwinder Singh(905-497-0166), Pritpal Singh(416-991-0144), Habib Yousafzai(647-889 2829): Members of The United Front of Sikhs and Kashmir Diaspora Alliance