Saturday, 12 May 2012
Shame on us (Kashmiris who talk about the rights of 84,471 sq. m) for not addressing this issue yet. Meanwhile, many thanks to activists in Pakistan and elsewhere who've highlighted this activists' detention. I think a delegation of civil society activists should arrange to meet the 'Powers That Be' in Pakistan and secure his release. Knowing this case, he will not be released without civil society intervention.
Here is a summary of his ordeal, which includes a list of notable thinkers who have joined the campaign for his release. Please also sign the petition embedded in the link below:
Saturday, 28 April 2012
Is it possible? Tomorrow may spring a surprise.
Tried contacting the UN's Political Affairs Dept. all day (New York's day that is) over the telephone....No luck, do they not work on a Friday? Are they all Muslims? I doubt it! Let's see what transpires tomorrow...A prominent PK channel will also be covering events at Seri - Khuiratta. The UN's Secretary General is in the region too and he's already given a strong statement in reference to the will of the people of Kashmir earlier today. Not to forget that PK's ISI is also working hard to subvert whatever is planned by JKNSF for tomorrow. Oh and last but not necessary least, Yasin Malik is due in Kotli on Sunday.
The letter that we wrote to them is available to read at the following link:
Earlier in the month we had met the UNMOGIP representatives at their Kotli office where we handed them a memorandum from JKNSF (Jammu Kashmir National Students Federation) and also discussed our legal right to meet our brethren in Jammu:
1830hrs: Relative calm after what was essentially a stormy visit to the Neelam Valley and other areas South enroute and on return. From Sehn...
2359hrs: In the nick of time....as the cliche goes....maintaining a 99% daily diary output ratio for the year remains an achievable targe...
1315hrs: Almost 70 hours later, we are still at a standstill in reference to the Pakistani flags hoisted at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square...