MIRPUR (AJK)-AJK Legislative Assembly Shah Speaker Ghulam Qadir strongly condemned the unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control in Nikyal sector and working boundary in Sialkot-Jammu sector.

He paid rich tribute to citizens who embraced shahadat as a result of Indian shelling. "Indian shelling targeting civilian population on the LoC is a flagrant violation of international law," he said.

The AJK LA speaker termed the Indian terrorism in the IOK as attack on humanity. He expressed distress over the silence of international community on the carnage in Held Kashmir by Indian brute forces.

While talking to member AJK Legislative Assembly Pir Ali Raza Bukhari at his residence, Shah Ghulam Qadir said that barbarism has been let loose on Kashmiri people.

"Kashmiris are targeted by state terrorism for seeking their inalienable right to self-determination," he pointed out.

He said that the people of IOK should not be considered alone and isolated, adding that Indian forces are targeting and killing the youth mercilessly.

Member Assembly Pir Ali Raza said that the occupying forces in the Indian Occupied Kashmir are pushing youth towards militancy and armed resistance by threatening them with punitive military measures."The movement of the people of Kashmir is indigenous and peaceful.

India is denying Kashmiri youth and Kashmiri freedom leaders the political space they need by choking off all channels of communication", he said.

He regretted that India has launched a two pronged attack.

"It's killing Kashmiris in IOK with impunity which is a war on mass scale against unarmed civilians; and simultaneously it has mounted fourth generation warfare against Pakistan, it's people and it's institutions. "This twin warfare must end if we want to see peace and stability in region", he said.

Ali Raza said that the people of Kashmir and Pakistan are demanding dialogue and diplomacy while India was pushing militarism and state terrorism.


Across Line of Control (LOC) journalists body, J&K Joint Media Forum (JKJMF), was constituted with the consent of 20 participant journalists from both sides of the LOC in Jammu and Kashmir in a meeting in Bangkok, it was officially announced by the organising body.

The forum has agreed upon the vision paper, which underlines the need to have exchange of information, news, views, exposure trips and tackling the issue of journalists' welfare. It has 14 organising committee members to finalise its modalities, says a message reaching here Monday night.

The forum has decided to nominate Azad Jammu Kashmir-based Raja Kafeel Ahmad, group editor Daily Jammu-Kashmir, as ad hoc convenor of the forum and Srinagar-based senior journalist, Peerzada Ashiq, as its ad hoc secretary.

A seven-member constitution committee will come up with the necessary bylaws in the next three months.

The forum has also set a timeline for different committees to work out modalities for different tasks.