Luton have faltered today....I was actually looking forward to them earning their second away win of the season.
It was a beautiful evening in Sharda yesterday, followed by a beautiful night and an even more beautiful day today, where all our objectives were fulfilled. Will describe details in due course.
All that beauty was nevertheless tarnished by ugly encroachment whereby a whole boundary wall to the right of the Peeth had vanished while a Pakistani 'military' cafe was being constructed on the wall to the left!
Footage can be seen in the following videos:
We retained our composure to conduct our next task:
That was the only exclamation that came to mind as we fought for over 2 hours late in the evening to obtain net connectivity, ensuring that Day 321 of 2023 did not go unreported.
Travelling from south to north, even extreme north over the next few days.
Initially, to celebrate Diwali with our co-citizens across the LOC at Teetwaal (Chelhana) where we wish to exchange mithai (sweets) with them at the white line in the middle of the bridge above the Kishenganga, dividing our territory.
Live— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) November 7, 2023
Afghanistan vs Australia, 39th Match
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Have followed #Afghanistan 's coming f age n this tournament & even back them 2 win it. Proves how a level playing field n any discipline delivers merit
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I'm sad that England have surrendered the Cricket World Cup without a better fight in India. Their loss against Australia today by 33 runs was one of their better performances and I'm consoled somewhat by the performances of my 2 co-citizens of AJK, namely Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.
Watching England's cricket team in decline almost as much as I witnessed their ascendency to become world champions in 2019. In sickness as in health as some may say:
Monitoring this match with great interest, as much for my 2 #AJK co-citizens playing for #England as much as colonial legacy.— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) October 29, 2023
Hope #MoinAli features in batting scorecard like #AdilRashid in bowling.
Live#India vs England, 29th Match
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— ANI (@ANI) October 16, 2023
In the wake of the above development a live programme was hosted by News 18 later in the evening:
JKLH Prime Time https://t.co/kibpxN7RMJ via @FacebookWatch— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) October 16, 2023
An upbeat discussion on #Sharda giving clues to the contours of a solution:
1) Religious Harmony >
2) Secure peace >
3) Re-centralisation of knowledge >
4) Top 20 world economy#People2PeopleContact
We have just reached Bagh city where we understand the sit-in protest of the nationwide Awaami Action Committee has been uprooted. Not for log though, as public sentiment is very high!
The Pakistani State & its lapdogs have most certainly gone mad! Bringing Pakistani police forces N2 #AJK 2 quell a well coordinated peaceful public wide uprising 4 basic rights here will create unnecessary murder & mayhem like #Bangladesh1971 #Pakistan should simply retreat asap https://t.co/08aa4xPwo3— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) October 2, 2023
Motoring along well towards the final aspects of field work for #AJKReferendum2023 which began on the 23rd of May 2023 at Chamb, 131 days ago with 93 year old Abdul Jabbar Bhat in tow.
We began today's proceedings with a presentation in the lofty heights of Bani Hafiz, aided by our venerable host Sahibzada Iftikhar Ahmed whose family is ingrained with deep Sufi traditions from many generations. An antidote to the inhumane 2 nation theory:
History in the making:
Very powerful and symbolic.
— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) September 28, 2023
After a whirlwind and circular journey from Athmaqam to Leepa (just a couple of mountains apart) and back to Athmaqam in a matter of a couple of days we conclude with another briefing before embarking on our next journey:
— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) September 27, 2023
Waking up in the beautiful surroundings of Naukot in Leepa for the first time in 9 years.
The Pakistani army had suffered a shattering defeat from the public here in 2014 and they resolved to ensure that I never entered the valley of Leepa ever again. I made 4 attempts to return here since then but they foiled me each time.
Not this time!
After a range of invigorating interaction with our co-citizens in Leepa throughout the day we concluding our visit with a press briefing at Naukot:
Enroute to Leepa, where I've been prevented from visiting on a number of occasions since our war of attrition in 2014. The people of Leepa stood by me then and will stand by me now too.
Another big leap for humanity today!
I left home in Sehnsa at c. 0015hrs this morning and travelled through the night to try and get to Teetwaal at 1000hrs in the morning to witness Sharda Divas (Day) which fell on today's date this year.
My compatriots and I were delayed for over an hour at the gateway to Neelam Valley check post, which prevented us making direct contact with our fellow compatriots across the LOC.
Hazards to peace can lurk anywhere.
#Peacemaking in all directions from #Chelhana sur la #Kishenganga between #NeelamValley & #Kupwara facing each other across the #LOC on #23092023#ReligiousHarmony > #Peace #WhiteFlags > #KnowledgeBase #Sharda >— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) September 23, 2023
Top 20 Global #Economy pic.twitter.com/JU33yhqXAj
Our public will need many shock absorbers over the coming days and weeks.
Obtaining basic rights in the most precious territory in the world is also the most difficult task in the world.
It is achievable though.
Self improvement is a daily exercise and the better one can perform the greater output can be delivered to the public. For the best part of these 18 years one had to slow down to remain at pace and in peace with the rest of society.
The public of AJK have now caught up on many fronts. Thus, we need to accelerate.
Arrived in Kotli a few hours ago. The very same Kotli from where I was kidnapped on the 23rd of August, on the instructions of Pakistan's clandestine agencies.
What goes around comes around.
We are dealing with a very stupid lot. May Allah have mercy on us all.
An unprecedented public turnout at #JammuChowk #Sehnsa today #05092023 accompanied by world class activism here as well as throughout each and every bazaar of #Mirpur & #Poonch administrative divisions of #AJK #RightsMovementAJK#FreeAJK#GovernanceAJK#Resistance2SolutionsAJK pic.twitter.com/NDOohs9uNJ— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) September 5, 2023
We have reached yet another milestone.
After much travelling from south (Dadyaal - Mirpur) to north (Keran - Neelam Valley) and then back south to Kotli, we have commenced our work on another public activity.
We focus our attention now on the Pakistani State's centre of 'intelligence' in the city, near Dharang Chowk.
It is obvious that they know that they are operating in our territory without a legal reference and they know that we know too.
A country that claims to exist for the protection of Muslim welfare in the Indian subcontinent has worked as hard as India to ensure the fundamental rights of all humans (Muslims and non-Muslims) in the divided territory of JKA are kept in denial indefinitely.
Incarcerating aspiring local citizens like Lala Sarfaraz of this territory for seeking the withdrawal of Indian & Pakistani troops from here is obviously considered an unforgiveable crime. We visited Lala this morning and gave him much needed medicine which he had been deprived of and assured him that he would be released as soon as our message is felt by the aforementioned State agencies of Pakistan.
The barefoot walk I undertook on the 14th of August ended prematurely on the 16th of August after covering 18 kilometres from Dadyaal to Rajdhani, as the blisters on my feet had made it impossible for me to stand, let alone walk. The discussions that ensued on the 17th of August 2023 at Naar police station ended with a promise that Lala Sarfaraz's matter would be resolved in a week. I shortened it to 4 4 days despite my conscience and mind not being convinced of any of the reasons for the delay.
Not 4 but 7 days have now elapsed and we have made it clear as a public policy prescription that political prisoners in AJK would now be confronted with zero tolerance. It makes a mockery of the provisional government declaration on October 24 1947 which referenced the people's misery under autocracy as the reason for rebellion. How can a government born out of a rebellion create political prisoners? With what face do we tell the world that we demand the release of our political prisoners in Jammu and Srinagar?
I will continue waiting under the shade of a tree on the roadside, almost equidistant from Pakistan's clandestine agencies - who ordered Lala Sarfaraz's arrest and detention - and the main road at Dharang Chowk.
Another black day in the history of Jammu Kashmir & Allied areas, the 77th in fact.
Plenty of cheating on the part of Pakistan on display in Dadyaal too. Watch the following video for a detailed explanation:
2324hrs: Luton have faltered today....I was actually looking forward to them earning their second away win of the season. ....