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50,000 Kashmiris detained under draconian law

May 5, 2010 1 comment

In Indian occupied Kashmir, over fifty thousand civilians have been detained under the draconian law, Public Safety Act, during the last twenty one years of the uprising against Indian occupation.

This was revealed by the President of the Bar Association of the occupied territory, Mian Abdul Qayoom, while talking to Kashmir Media Service in Srinagar, today. The draconian law authorizes the occupation authorities to detain a person for a period up to two years without producing him before a court of law. Mian Abdul Qayoom said that presently 800 to 900 persons were behind the bars under the Public Safety Act and it was invoked against 250 Kashmiris only in the current year.

He said during a period of one year, the draconian law was slapped seven times on APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, eight times on Mussarat Alam Butt and four times each on Muhammad Yousaf Mir, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Hafizullah and Bilal Siddiqi.

Later, Mian Abdul Qayoom and the vice president of the Bar, Aijaz Beidar visited Bandipore to express solidarity with the families of illegally detained civilians.

Meanwhile, Sopore remained tense for the third day, today, over the killing of a youth. The locals told mediamen that the killing was the handiwork of Indian troops. All markets and educational institutions remained closed and transport was off the road. A bomb blast occurred, today, in the Hari Singh High Street area of Srinagar without causing any causality. An army trooper committed suicide by hanging himself on a ceiling fan at an army camp in Udhampur. This has brought the number of such deaths amongst the troops to 176 since January 2007.

In London, the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, in a statement, deplored the silence of the international community over the discovery of unnamed graves in the occupied territory.

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Why India hide bodies, secretly buried Mumbai militants

Why India hide bodies, secretly buried Mumbai militants

The stories out of Bharat (aka India) are not very clear about Mumbai. Conflicting news reports are still emanating out of Delhi which have shocked the media and given rise to speculation that the attackers were Bharati nationals. What began as simple rumors and fodder for conspiracy theorists have now become part of the mainstream media which is increasingly strident and curious about the unanswered questions.

India sheepishly admits local connection in Mumbai attacks

MUMBAI: The bodies of the nine 26/11 Pakistani terrorists – which nobody, including Pakistan, wanted – have been disposed of in a top secret operation.

Maharashtra home minister R.R. Patil said on Tuesday the bodies of the nine terrorists, killed by Indian special forces during their three-day bloody siege of landmark areas of the city in November 2008, were quietly buried in January this year.

“I did not see any need to keep preserving the bodies for a longer time. So, we took the decision to bury the bodies,” he told the stunned members of the state legislative council here on Tuesday evening.

In view of the sensitivity of the issue and the fact that many Muslim organisations had opposed giving the dead terrorists a burial place anywhere in India, Patil said adequate care was taken to ensure that the matter remained a secret and the information did not leak out.

However, he did not mention the date on which the burial took place, or even the place where the bodies were buried.

Patil added that the decision was also prompted by the huge ongoing expense incurred on preserving the bodies in an air-conditioned room of the morgue in Sir J.J. Hospital, round-the-clock security deployed at the site, and other aspects.

Delhi lies about Mumbai exposed: All militants were Indian nationals–

For nearly 15 months, there were no claimants for the bodies of the nine terrorists who were killed by the security forces during the Nov 26-29, 2008, Mumbai terror attacks. Only one of their associates – Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab – was captured alive and he is currently awaiting judgment in the 26/11 trial.

The 10 gunmen killed 166 people in a series of coordinated attacks. Kasab remains lodged in the high-security Arthur Road Central Jail in an oval-shaped cell, and Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani will deliver the verdict May 3.

Keeping the terrorists’ bodies for such a long time was considered without a precedent anywhere in the world. Kasab was the only one captured alive during the terrorist strikes that targeted two luxury hotels, the city’s main, historic train terminal, a hospital and a Jewish centre of worship.

Early last year, the Muslim Council had flatly refused to allow the burial of the nine killed terrorists in the Marine Lines Bada Qabrastan cemetery. The council had also sent a message to all cemeteries in India that none of the terrorists’ bodies should be buried on Indian soil.

The influential Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which runs the 7.5-acre Bada Qabrastan in south Mumbai, said it would also not permit the burial of the gunmen “because they were not true followers of Islam”. Since then both the Maharashtra government and police have been caught in a bind over what to do with the bodies. “We had informed the Pakistan government about the bodies long ago. However, there was no response from them so far,” Special Public Prosecutor for the 26/11 terror attacks trial Ujjwal Nikam had said in November 2009.

Some outfits had even suggested after the terror siege that the bodies be dumped at the premises of the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi or thrown into the Arabian Sea. Shortly after the attackers were gunned down, their bodies were brought to the hospital where a team of doctors had performed autopsies and filed post-mortem reports with police.

Thereafter, the bodies had been embalmed and shifted to a separate room in the morgue, which was permanently sealed with round-the-clock security and temperatures maintained at a steady four degrees Celsius to prevent decomposition.
The room was out of bounds for all, barring those who had the relevant clearance from police headquarters.

Among those who viewed the bodies were the investigators from Mumbai Police, the state and central agencies, and representatives of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Many have suspected that Bharat has been hiding the facts of Mumbai. How could the gunmen enter the Taj Hotel when the front entrances are all cordoned off with metal detectors. The Taj owners clearly stated an inside job, where the militants were shown into the hotel through a maze of back doors and service entrances. Mr. Kasab the only surviving gunaman has stated that he went to Mumbai on a train and was being used as a patsy. Many of the witnesses were unable to recognize him a police lineup.

Then there is the whole episode of Mr. Kasab and the miracle of surviving a perilous journey on a red dinghy that was able to evade the most fortified border in the world–hoodwinking the Indian Navy, the Coast Guards, and plethora of animal named forces like the Black panthers. Analysts also wonder who armed to the teeth militants were able to hail cabs and reach downtown Mumbai carrying AK-47s, RPGs, and ammunition.

It is also been alleged that all the other gunmen were Indians and Bharat has hidden their identity and their bodies to dowlplay the local angle of the mayhem in Mumbai.

Pakistan welcomes Turkish president Gul: Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Pakistan welcomes Turkish president Gul: Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

A grand welcome awaits President Gul. The people of Pakistan will accord a great welcome for the Turkish president who will be in Pakistan for four days. Turkey has been instrumental in bringing about a US and Pakistani entente and a reconciliation with Mr. Karzai. The burgeoning Turkish-Iranian-Pakistani-Afghan partnership is growing to the block led by the countries of the former RCD–now being consecrated as the ECO.

Uzun yaşamak Türkiye ve Uzun yaşamak Pakistan!

uzun yaşamak Pakistan Turkey dostluk

sevgili Türk erkek kardeş ve kız kardeş Pakistanis ve Türk erkek kardeş

Islamabad feels that Turkey has been a real friend of Pakistan. Military and economic cooperation is just the tip of the iceberg. Turkey is helping Pakistan diplomatically and in Islamabad’s hour of need. Turkey was the biggest donor during the Kashmir earthquake, and Turkey has not left the area. It continues to help. Children all over Turkey gather gifts and money for their Pakistani brothers and sisters sending more than $500 million to Pakistani earthquake victims.

Turkey is now building an Islamabad to Istanbul train line worth $20 billion Dollars. This will reduce the time from Islamabad to Istanbul from 14 to 3 days, facilitating trade, commerce, and tourism. Turkey has also assisted Pakistan and Afghanistan improve their relations.

A grand welcome awaits President Gul.

ISLAMABAD: Turkey will continue to support Pakistan, as the friendship between the two countries is historic, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday.

He said this while meeting National Assembly (NA) Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza in Ankara. Matters of mutual interest between the two countries and ways to strengthen the bilateral relations were discussed in the meeting. Gul said the Turkish people could never forget the sacrifices of Muslims of the sub-continent during the Turkish independence war and termed Mirza a ‘ role model of the Muslim world.’

The Turkish president said he was looking forward to his forthcoming visit to Pakistan and would bring along a delegation of Turkish businessmen and investors, so that the economic relations between the two countries could be strengthened. Gul paid rich tributes to Benazir Bhutto (late) and also appreciated the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Dr Fehmida Mirza thanked the Turkish president for his hospitality and appreciated his role in promoting unity in the Muslim world. She informed Gul of the working of the NA and various issues confronting the country and said Pakistan was committed to promotion of peace in the region.

Separately, the NA speaker called on Turkish Grand National Assembly Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin at the Parliament House in Ankara. Both of them agreed to strengthen the cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries. Dr Mirza informed the speaker about Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism and urged the international community to help Pakistan in strengthening its democratic institutions. The NA speaker appreciated Turkey’s role in bringing Pakistan and Afghanistan closer through the trilateral summits held by the three countries and also thanked the Turkish nation for their support to the affectees of the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza said that time is running short for developing countries to understand that democracy needs to be strengthened or people of these countries will lose hope in democracy and that would allow dictatorships to flourish. The speaker said that lawmakers of both the countries could play a meaningful role in the region as parliamentary diplomacy could enable the real policy makers to understand each other’s point of view in a better way.

Mehmat Ali Sahin said Turkey is proud of Dr Mirza, as she is the first woman speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and assured her of Turkey’s support for the economic development of Pakistan.

Also on Wednesday, Murat Merrcan, president of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Grand Turkish Assembly called on Dr Mirza. They discussed the overall political situation of the region and international disputes like the Kashmir problem and the Palestine issue. Dr Fehmida Mirza also visited the Turkish National Education Ministry and met Turkish Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu. Matters relating to promotion of education were discussed in the meeting. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza stressed on the need for improving the literacy rates, which she termed as the true indicators of a nation’s social and economic development. Turkey will continue to support Pakistan, says Abdullah Gul

* NA Speaker Fehmida Mirza calls on Turkish president, speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly. Staff Report

Turkey established diplomatic relations soon after the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and bilateral relations became increasingly close important owing to cultural, religious and geopolitical links between the two countries. Turkey and Pakistan are founding members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (formerly the RCD) and part of the Developing 8 Countries (D-8) organization.

Turkey under the new government is building economic ties with Pakistan, so that it can create a strong ECO and that the bonds of friendship are stronger. Both nations have worked to negotiate a preferential trading agreement, aiming to considerably increase trade and investments, especially in transport, telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism and other industries.Both governments have sought to increase the volume of bilateral trade from $690 million to more than $1 billion by 2010. A $20 Billion train line linking Islamabad to Istanbul is being built at a cost of $20 billion. This rail network will further consolidate the neural network between Pakistanis and Turks. Turkey launched a trilateral summit process between the two states and Afghanistan in February 2007 which culminated in Feb 2010 in the inclusion of Bharat from making decision in Afghanistan.

On 16th of October, the Turkish Prime Minster went to the Turkish nation and asked them “when we needed them, the Pakistani Muslims were there for the Ottoman “khilafat”, today your brothers and sisters need you in their hour or need“. From across the great nation of Turkey, school girls, and old men, student and professionals gave and gave and gave. One girl in New Jersey collect $1500 on her own and then brought us the money. Schools across Turkey collected, not thousands, but millions of Dollars for their Pakistani brethren. Turkey became the largest donor for the Earthquake relief for Pakistan. Long Live Pakistan Turki dosti!