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Sunday 19 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 140 of 2024

2320hrs:

Our 7 political prisoners in Mangla are on my mind foremost. It could be criminal if I return to Sehnsa without securing their release.

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Saturday 18 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 139 of 2024

2323hrs:

A lot of the day spent out and about in Mirpur. Leaving little time for documentation.

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Thursday 16 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 137 of 2024

2334hrs:

I can welcome myself back after an enforced hiatus of 8 days. 7 days of incarceration from 0500hrs on Day 130 of 2024 to 1200hrs (midday) on Day 137 of 2024 and 1 day due to an enforced AJK wide blockage of internet connectivity, which was unblocked at about midday today.

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Wednesday 8 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 129 of 2024

1610hrs:

Momentum took me all the way to 0700hrs this morning before I finally fell asleep. I even almost got up for my morning walk at c. 0600hrs but thought better of it as it could have exhausted me for the rest of the day. Instead, I opted to sleep and got up at 1300hrs. It was 6 hours of sleep, an optimum amount but at totally the wrong time of day. Nevertheless, 129 days into the year and we battle on.

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This should be self-explanatory:

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An Urdu video explanation of the 'Averting a Security Crisis in AJK':


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An example of how Pakistan's clandestine agencies try and threaten our people for peacefully protesting for their rights:

(The number of the person making the call is also included):


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1981, Margaret Thatcher and the Mujahideen:


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Tuesday 7 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 128 of 2024

2329hrs:

Fared today similar to yesterday viz. midnight to 1000hrs....thus I need to work out what is preventing me from waking at 0500hrs as I was doing not long ago.

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Worth knowing:


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The first sign of solidarity for #RightsMovementAJK from across the LOC and from a Kashmiri Pandit no less:

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Monday 6 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 127 of 2024

1240hrs:

Fared a bit better today, waking at 1000hrs after sleeping close to midnight. A lot to do and for that I need to be active for 17 hours a day.

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Sunday 5 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 126 of 2024

1706hrs:

Another lapse this morning despite sleeping close to midnight and waking up fresh at 0700hrs. Nevertheless, I drifted back to sleep until about 1100hrs when some guests arrived.

Today, I'm about to write possibly the most important letter in my life yet, given the onset of a security crisis in AJK. 

Here it is:

Page 1 of 2

Page 2 of 2

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Initially published on Facebook on the 25th of February at Mirpur, here's an X (platform) update on our direct application to the public for the absent role of public policy administrator in AJK:

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Saturday 4 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 125 of 2024

1314hrs:

I spent the early hours of this morning (0000hrs to 0300hrs) following Luton Town's progress at the tail-end of their first campaign back in the Premier league after over 3 decades. They pushed hard for a win but remain in a very precarious position, needing the other 2 contenders (Nottingham Forest & Burnley) for the 2 remaining relegation spots to falter in their 3 remaining games.

Luton Town's passion on the field and the spirit of their fans are the talk of the country and it would be safe to say that most 'neutrals' would like Luton to stay up.

On the bright side. the BBC have finally quoted AJK along with my comment for the first time:

Meanwhile, having slept at 0300hrs I managed to wake up an hour earlier than yesterday viz. 1100hrs, thus much improvement needed. One of the positives over the past few days is that I'm maintaining a gruelling 1.5 hour walk soon after waking up and have also begun using light weights later in the day during this period.

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Friday 3 May 2024

Daily Diary (DD) - Day 124 of 2024

2009hrs:

Despite sleeping close to midnight, I couldn't wake at 0500hrs or even 0900hrs, rather I got up just beyond midday. 'Enjoying' almost 12 hours of sleep. This is a move in the wrong direction despite the fact that I'm maintaining the new dietary pattern of eating well in the morning and then just having a cereal in the evening while missing lunch. In fact, I even missed out on eating my evening cereal yesterday.

Obviously, we throttle on despite everything.

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The security situation in AJK is at its most perilous post 1947 given the AJK government and it's sponsor Pakistan's inability to contain a year long peaceful resistance to:

1) Unwarranted hikes on the price of electricity in a territory producing much more than its own needs.
2) Inaccessibility to subsidised flour for the affected masses at large.
3) Unnecessary privileges & perks enjoyed by the bureaucracy & politicians of AJK  

With a nationwide 'Long March' announced by the Joint Awaami Action Committee AJK for the 11th of May (2024), the following government circular looks ominous and it has been followed up with a drastic increase in Pakistani troops throughout the rural & urban landscape of AJK to crush this peaceful & persistent resistance:

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Daily Diary (DD) - Day 140 of 2024

2320hrs: Our 7 political prisoners in Mangla are on my mind foremost. It could be criminal if I return to Sehnsa without securing their rele...