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YFK Kashmir Activism In

2013-2014
Annual Activity Report

Prepared By Muhammad Hassaan


Youth Forum For Kashmir YFK

Contents
Launching Ceremony ........................................................................................................ 6
Banners Launching Ceremony ................................................................................................ 7
Program For Launching Ceremony ............................................................................................ 8
MEDIA NOTE 31st August 2013 .............................................................................................. 9
Media Coverage 31st August 2013 ........................................................................................ 11
Pictures 31st August 2013 ..................................................................................................... 20
Kashmir Black Day Demonstration .................................................................................. 23
Banners Black Day ................................................................................................................. 24
Geo Tez & YFK Joint Event Details ........................................................................................... 28
Poster Black Day.................................................................................................................... 29
Media Coverage, Articles & Videos 27th October 2013 ........................................................ 30
Facebook Posts 27th October 2013 ....................................................................................... 36
Pictures Islamabad Black Day............................................................................................. 41
Seminar on Kashmir Solidarity Day ................................................................................. 44
YFK HQ Report Kashmir Solidarity Day Event Islamabad ........................................................ 45
Event Program | #5Feb .......................................................................................................... 46
Press Statement #5Feb - Urdu ................................................................................................. 47
PRESS RELEASE #5Feb - English................................................................................................ 48
Poem Dedicated to Youth By Mr. Akram Zaki #5Feb .............................................................. 51
Media Coverage, Articles & Videos 5th February 2014 ......................................................... 52
Celebrities Special Messages for YFK on #5Feb ....................................................................... 60
Glimpses of Celebrities Messages & Banners 5 Feb. 2014 ................................................... 62
YFK Internet Performance on #5Feb........................................................................................ 72
Social Media Strategy for #5Feb .............................................................................................. 78
Facebook & Twitter Posts 5th February 2014 ....................................................................... 79
Pictures Islamabad 5 Feb. 2014 ......................................................................................... 93

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Martyrdom of Afzal Guru................................................................................................ 96


Facebook & Twitter Posts 9th February 2014 ...................................................................... 97
Kunan Poshpora Incident, Kupwara .............................................................................. 106
PRESS RELEASE 24 February 2014....................................................................................... 107
Facebook & Twitter Posts 24th February 2014 .................................................................. 109
Chitti Singhpura Massacre ............................................................................................ 120
Twitter Trend #KashmirGenocide from March 19-22 - 2014 ................................................ 121
Facebook & Twitter Posts 20th March 2014 ....................................................................... 122
Pakistan Day ................................................................................................................ 135
Press Release - English ........................................................................................................... 136
Press Release - Urdu .............................................................................................................. 139
Facebook & Other Posts 23rd March 2014 .......................................................................... 141
Kashmir Delegation To UN Geneva 25th Session.......................................................... 145
UN Geneva Events ................................................................................................................. 146
Media Coverage Kashmir Delegation To UN, March 2014 ................................................. 175
Facebook & Twitter Posts Kashmir Delegation To UN, March 2014 .................................. 201
Lobbying Activities ....................................................................................................... 220
YFK Lobbying Events in Islamabad March 2014.................................................................. 221
Lal Chowk, Srinagar Massacre ....................................................................................... 235
Press Release English .......................................................................................................... 236
Press Release Urdu.............................................................................................................. 238
Media Coverage & Videos 10th April 2014 .......................................................................... 239
Facebook & Twitter Posts 10th April 2014 .......................................................................... 243
Pictures Islamabad 10 Apr. 2014 ..................................................................................... 249
YFK Team Visits Fatima Jinnah Women University April 24, 2014 ................................ 250
YFK Team Members Meet President AJK ....................................................................... 251
YFK Hosted State Youth Assembly Delegation ............................................................... 252
Seminar on Post-Election Situation in IOK ..................................................................... 254
Event Program ....................................................................................................................... 255

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Press Release English 1 ....................................................................................................... 256


Press Release English 2 ....................................................................................................... 257
Press Release Urdu.............................................................................................................. 261
Facebook & Twitter Posts 30 April 2014............................................................................. 265
Pictures 30th April 2014 ....................................................................................................... 276
Seminar/Rally To Show Solidarity With Pakistan Army .................................................. 280
YFK Participated In A Seminar/Rally To Show Solidarity With Pakistan Army ...................... 281
YFK Participated In An Event "Sahir Ludhianvi Ki Yaad Mein" ........................................ 283
YFK Lobbyist Discussed Kashmir on Such TV .................................................................. 284
Kashmir Martyrs Day .................................................................................................... 286
Press Release ......................................................................................................................... 287
Facebook & Twitter Posts 21 May 2014 ............................................................................. 289
Patron, Voice of East Magazine Visited YFK HQ, Islamabad ........................................... 294
Facebook & Twitter Trend #KashmirResists from May 25-26 2014 .............................. 295
YFK Team's Exclusive Interview To The Daily Sama Newspaper ..................................... 302
YFK Participation in Ishq-E-Pakistan Student Convention .............................................. 304
YFK Participated in Youth Forum Organized By United Nations ................................... 307
Press Release ......................................................................................................................... 309
Media Coverage 17th June 2014 ......................................................................................... 310
Kashmir Delegation To UN Geneva 26th Session.......................................................... 315
UN Geneva Events ................................................................................................................. 316
Media Coverage & Videos: UNHRC 26th Session Geneva June 2014 .................................. 344
Facebook & Twitter Posts Kashmir Delegation To UN, June 2014 ..................................... 412
Lobbying Activities ....................................................................................................... 424
YFK Lobbying Events in Islamabad June 2014..................................................................... 425
Kashmir Martyrs Day .................................................................................................... 431
Press Release ......................................................................................................................... 432
Article On Kashmir Martyrs Day 13 July 2014 ....................................................................... 434
Facebook & Twitter Posts 13 July 2014 .............................................................................. 437

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YFK Delegation Meet Palestinian Ambassador 18 July 2014 ........................................ 442


Media Coverage 18 July 2014 ............................................................................................. 443
Facebook & Twitter Posts 18 July 2014 .............................................................................. 448
Pictures 18 July 2014........................................................................................................... 453
Kashmirs Accession To Pakistan Day ............................................................................ 455
UN In Kashmir SocMed Campaign 24-25 July 2014 ................................................... 459
Pakistan Independence Day .......................................................................................... 496
Article 14 August 2014 ........................................................................................................ 500
Kashmir Delegation To UN Geneva 27th Session.......................................................... 502
Media Coverage & Videos: UNHRC 27th Session Geneva September 2014 ....................... 527
Facebook & Twitter Posts Kashmir Delegation To UN, September 2014 ........................... 573
Lobbying Activities ....................................................................................................... 588
YFK Lobbying Events in Islamabad September 2014 .......................................................... 589
Media Coverage ..................................................................................................................... 599
YFK Lauds PM's Unambiguous Stance On Kashmir At UN............................................... 602
YFK Highlighted Kashmir Resolve In World Teachers Day Seminar ................................. 606
Media Coverage ..................................................................................................................... 609
Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 617
Pakistani Nation Rose To Help Kashmiris On October 8, 2005 ........................................ 619
National Conference On Kashmir Black Day....632

Briefing Note......633

Event Program ....................................................................................................................... 635


Media Coverage & Videos 27th October 2014 .................................................................... 636
Facebook & Twitter Posts 27th October 2014 ..................................................................... 684
Pictures 27th October 2014 ................................................................................................. 701
YFK Lobbyist Addressed Kashmir Seminar At Pakistan Consular General, Jeddah, KSA ... 712
Media Coverage ..................................................................................................................... 714
Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 726
YFK Statement On Indian Admission To Murder Of Kashmiri Teenagers ........................ 728

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Pakistani And Foreign Students Receive Kashmir Certificates ........................................ 733


Kashmir Leaders Gather In Islamabad To Oppose Sham Kashmir Polls ........................... 738
Article & News On Kashmir Sham Elections 2014 .......................................................... 743
YFK Lobbyists Meet Member Assembly Azerbaijan ....................................................... 745
YFK Lobbyists Participated In International Muslim Unity Conference On Palestine And
Kashmir ........................................................................................................................ 748
Media Coverage & Video Links .............................................................................................. 757
Facebook & Twitter Posts 10 December 2014 ................................................................... 776
Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 793
YFK Participated In A Vigil In The Memory of APS Peshawar Martyrs ............................. 801
YFK Visit To APS Peshawar & Press Conference At Peshawar Press Club ........................ 805
Media Coverage ..................................................................................................................... 808
Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 823

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31 August 2013
Launching Ceremony

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Banners Launching Ceremony

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Program For Launching Ceremony

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MEDIA NOTE 31st August 2013

Pakistan Witnesses The Launch Of


Countrys First Kashmir Lobby
Group

Today was a unique day for Kashmir in Pakistan. Young Kashmiri and Pakistani
activists descended on the capital city to send a political message: No to forgetting
UN resolutions on Kashmir.

The event is significant as it coincides with the Indian military escalation on the
ceasefire line in Kashmir, where Pakistani civilians and soldiers have been killed by
unprovoked Indian ceasefire violations.

The event, patronized by former Chairman Senate Muhammad Mian Soomro, and
attended by the President and Prime Minister of AJK and top foreign diplomats
accredited to Islamabad, marks the first time that a Kashmir lobby group is created in
the country to ensure that Islamabads policymakers do not deviate from UN
resolutions.

The new lobbying group, the Youth Forum For Kashmir [YFK] is based in Islamabad
with regional offices in Muzaffarabad, Lahore, Karachi, and soon in Quetta and
Peshawar.

The founder of the group is Sardar Asad Ullah Khan, a Pakistani Kashmiri from
Rawalakot. YFKs Board of Governors includes prominent names. Ambassador
Tasneem Aslam, a Kashmiri, is expected to join the lobby group in a couple of
months after her retirement from Foreign Service.

The event also saw the unveiling of the Twin Ribbons, a Red and Green symbol for
the Kashmiri struggle that will be used internationally to raise awareness about
Kashmir, the Indian military occupation, and the sacrifices of Kashmiri people for
freedom.

The YFK launches this Twin Ribbon Theme as part of an international campaign to
bring Kashmir back to the top of global agenda.

The banners at the event reflected some of the political positions of the new lobbying
group. One banner said, No to forgetting UN Resolutions on Kashmir. No to

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underhand deals. Kashmir is an international dispute. We dont accept bilateralism


here.

Representatives of various Kashmiri political groups based in Pakistan attended the


event, including the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, among others.

Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the Pakistani wife of Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik, also
addressed the launching ceremony. Her 15-months old daughter has been denied
travel documents by the Indian embassy in Islamabad. She cannot travel back to
Srinagar to be with her father, who last saw her when she was a month old.

For more information and any questions, please contact Mr. Shahzaib at
03335379502 or Mr. Naeem at 03325442444 . Or email us at yforumk@outlook.com

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Media Coverage 31st August 2013


1. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/09/01/city/islamabad/kashmiris-want-
peaceful-solution-of-kashmir-issue-yaqoob/

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2. http://www.radio.gov.pk/newsdetail-52025

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3. http://www.nation.com.pk/editors-picks/01-Sep-2013/kashmiris-want-peaceful-
solution-to-kashmir-issue-yaqoob

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4. http://www.inp.net.pk/detailNews.aspx?NewsID=2489

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5. http://www.lhrtimes.com/2013/08/31/no-compromise-on-kashmiris-right-to-self-
determination-ajk-president-pm-190842/

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Pictures 31st August 2013

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27 October 2013
Kashmir Black Day
Demonstration

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Banners Black Day

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Geo Tez & YFK Joint Event Details

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Poster Black Day

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Media Coverage, Articles & Videos 27th October 2013


1. http://www.nation.com.pk/islamabad/27-Oct-2013/kashmiris-observed-black-day-
against-indian-occupation

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2. http://madinaesani.wordpress.com/tag/youth-forum-for-kashmir/page/2/

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3. https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-kashmir/yfk-27oct-blackday-
kashmir-resists-indian-occupation/587201911345071

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4. https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-kashmir/yfk-blackday-pakistani-
youth-pledges-to-continue-support-to-kashmiris/587185514680044

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YFK Team in Morning With Farah Show on ATV

5. http://tune.pk/video/748471/YFK-team-with-farah-Join-the-Kashmir-march-on-
Sunday-27th-October-

Executive Director YFK Mr. Ahmed Quraishis Message

6. http://tune.pk/video/735372/Ahmed-Quraishi-Message-On-27October13

Dr. Shireen Mazaris Message 1

7. http://tune.pk/video/742591/Shireen-Mazari-To-Pakistani-Youth-Join-Kashmir-
BlackDay-Rallies

Dr. Shireen Mazaris Message 2

8. http://tune.pk/video/742612/Shireen-Mazari8217s-Message-On-Kashmir-BlackDay-
27October

Kashmir Black Day Messages

9. http://tune.pk/video/1067882/YFK-27th-October-2013-Kashmir-Black-Day-
Demonstration

Ms. Farah Saadias Message

10. http://tune.pk/video/2373942/Farah-Saadia-ATV8217s-Message-on-Kashmir-Black-
Day-27-Oct-2013

YFK Volunteer Hassaans Message

11. http://tune.pk/video/2374068/YFK-Volunteer-Hassaans-Message-on-Kashmir-Black-
Day-Rally-27-Oct-2013

YFK Volunteer Shaistas Message

12. http://tune.pk/video/2374204/YFK-Volunteer-Shaista-Safis-Message-on-Kashmir-
Black-Day-Rally-27-Oct-2013

YFK Volunteers Message

13. http://tune.pk/video/2376648/YFK-Volunteers-Message-on-Kashmir-Black-Day-
Rally-27-Oct-2013

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Ex-Federal Minister Mr. J. Saliks Message

14. http://tune.pk/video/2376900/Ex-Federal-Minister-J-Saliks-Message-on-Kashmir-
Black-Day-Rally-27-Oct-2013

YFK Volunteer Mehwishs Message

15. http://tune.pk/video/2376966/YFK-Volunteer-Mehwish-Nazs-Message-on-Kashmir-
Black-Day-Rally-27-Oct-2013

AM (R) Shahid Latifs Message

16. http://tune.pk/video/2381932/AM-R-Shahid-Latifs-Message-on-Kashmir-Black-Day-
Rally-27-Oct-2013

Goe Tez & YFKs Joint Kashmir Black Day Transmissions Promo

17. http://tune.pk/video/2382182/Geo-Tez-amp-YFK-Special-Kashmir-Transmission-
Promo-on-Black-Day-27-Oct-2013

Goe Tez & YFKs Joint Kashmir Black Day Live Transmission

18. http://tune.pk/video/2384714/Geo-Tez-amp-YFK-Special-Kashmir-Transmission-on-
Black-Day-27-Oct-2013

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Facebook Posts 27th October 2013

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Pictures Islamabad Black Day

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5 February 2014
Seminar on Kashmir
Solidarity Day

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YFK HQ Report
Kashmir Solidarity Day Event
Islamabad

1. A National Seminar was organized, titled, To Kashmir: We Stand By You

2. Speakers included:

2.1 Dr. Abdul Samad Pirzada | Head of History Dept | IIUI


2.2 Ahmed Quraishi | Executive Director | YFK
2.3 Anwar ul Haq Kakar | ex-MPA Balochistan, PMLN
2.4 J. Salik | ex-federal minister, human rights activist
2.5 M. Akram Zaki | former secretary general Foreign Office, ex-Amb to China/US
2.6 Sardar Khalid Ibrahim | Founding member, JKPP
2.7 Dr. Shireen M. Mazari | MNA, PTI,
2.8 Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi | Editor, Voice of East, YFK volunteer
2.9 Brig.(r) Simon Samson Sharaf | Columnist, The Nation
2.10 Mariah Atiq | NDU

3. Audience: approx. 60, including university students, general public, youth political activists,
media persons

4. Two TV shows were aired, both on SuchTV, and both went on air on 5-2-14. A CD is enclosed
with both shows. One was a morning show, aired 11am-12 on SuchTV, with two YFK
participants, Zenub Butt and Naeem Qurban from the Lobbying Team. A second one-hour show
was filmed and recorded entirely at YFK HQ with all YFK team members and guest speakers
and was aired the night of 5Feb at 11pm.

5. The following TV channels sent their vans to cover the event:

5.1 Aaj TV
5.2 Samaa TV
5.3 SuchTV
5.4 Abb Takk
5.5 A correspondent from Dunya came without coverage van
5.6 A correspondent from Kavish TV without coverage van

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Event Program | #5Feb | #KashmirDay @YFK HQ | Islamabad

Theme | To Kashmir: We Stand By You

Serial No. Time Activity


01 12:00 12:30 Arrival of Keynote Speakers, Guests, Media

02 12:30 12:35 Recital of The Holy Quran


Mr. Qaiser Butt Special Correspondent, Express Tribune
03 12:35 12:45 Opening | What Does Kashmir Mean For Pakistan?
Mr. Ahmed Quraishi Executive Director, YFK
04 12:45 12:55 History of Pakistani Support to Kashmiri People
Dr. Syed Abdul Samad Pirzada HoD, Department of History, IIUI
05 12:55 13:05 How to Actively Contribute to Kashmir Cause?
Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi Editor, Voice of East
06 13:05 13:15 Kashmir in Pakistani Media
Brig. (R) Simon Samson Sharaf Columnist, The Nation
07 13:15 13:25 The Rights of Kashmiris
Mr. J. Salik Ex-Federal Minister/Human Rights Activist
08 13:25 13:35 Kashmir And The Responsibility of Pakistans Political Elite
Mr. Anwar-Ul-Haq Kakar Politician
09 13:35 13:45 Countering Negative Propaganda Against Kashmir Cause
Dr. Shireen Mazari Security Analyst
10 13:45 13:55 Pakistans Kashmir Policy
Sardar Khalid Ibrahim President, Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Party
11 13:55 14:05 Engaging International Community on Kashmir
Mr. Akram Zaki Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
12 14:05 14:45 Q&A Session with Audience

LUNCH

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Press Statement #5Feb - Urdu

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PRESS RELEASE #5Feb - English


NATIONAL SEMINAR
ON KASHMIR SOLIDARITY DAY

Titled, TO KASHMIR: WE STAND BY YOU

Organized By Youth Forum For Kashmir [YFK]

Islamabad, 6 February 2014

Coming Together: Kashmir Youth From Across


LoC Working Closely With Young Pakistanis

Islamabad, 6 February: While Pakistan marked a day to express solidarity with


Kashmiris, a quiet development took place that promises to change the way
Pakistanis and Kashmiris approach the Kashmir dispute.

In a national seminar on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day on Feb. 5, Youth


Forum for Kashmir, or YFK, an organization that describes itself as Pakistans first
pro-Kashmir lobbying group announced it has successfully created a structure to
unite young Pakistanis and Kashmiris from Indian-occupied regions in a single
platform.

The idea is simple: instead of letting government officials and political parties deal
handle Kashmir alone, it is time for a new generation of Pakistanis and Kashmiris to
carry the mantle of taking the cause forward.

It makes sense, Umar Ghauri, a student of international relations at Bahria


University and executive team leader of the lobbying team at YFK. A new
generation of Kashmiris are taking charge of the resistance movement in Kashmir.
And a new generation of Pakistanis are voting and entering politics in Pakistasn. So,
young Kashmiris and Pakistanis need to sit together, work together. This is what we
are doing at YFK, Ghauri said.

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His group, the YFK, has established links with Kashmiris across the ceasefire line.
Face-to-face meetings are the next step.

When this development was revealed in a national seminar in Islamabad, it drew


wide appreciation from assembled politicians, opinion makers, businessmen and
young activists.

Sardar Khalid Ibrahim, founding member of Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Party,
welcomed the move and congratulated the young leaders and members of YFK on
this initiative.

Ibrahim was critical of some voices in Pakistan floating a theory about sidelining
Kashmir in favor of trade with India. If trade guaranteed prosperity, as the
proponents of sidelining Kashmir argue, then why Calcutta and Dhaka continue to be
the poorest cities in the world despite open trade regime between India and
Bangladesh? he asked in a speech at YFK headquarters in Islamabad.

He said Pakistan and India cannot overcome the trust deficit between them until they
resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance to the will of Kashmiris.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Shireen Mazari, Anwar ul Haq Kakar, Sardar Khalid
Ibrahim, J. Salik, Brig. Simon Samson Sharaf, M. Akram Zaki, Syeda Qudsia
Mashahdi, and Syeda Mariah Atiq.

Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of YFK, said Pakistan cannot ignore Kashmir
because Kashmir is Pakistans geographical extension. Kashmir cannot be put on
the backburner because Pakistans national security is directly linked to Kashmir.

He endorsed Sardar Ibrahims argument that it was wrong to link Kashmir to trade
with India. Bilateral trade between Islamabad and New Delhi was progressing
normally and the impression that Kashmir is an impediment was wrong, he said.
Quraishi said trade with India does not mean sidelining Kashmir. He said any pact
with India on trade, like the most-favored nation status, will be easily derailed any
time if situation worsens on the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Dr. Syed Abdul Samad Pirzada, Head of History Department at International Islamic
University Islamabad, said the cases of East Timor and Kashmir were similar and the
West practiced double standards by supporting the former and ignoring the latter. He
said any decision by Pakistan government to grant Most-Favored Nation status to
India would be a betrayal of the struggle of the Kashmiri people.

Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi, editor of Voice of East and a member of YFK, said all
Pakistanis need to work on three levels to promote Kashmir internally and
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a visionary statement, declared Kashmir a jugular vein of Pakistan and no nation


can survive for long with its jugular vein under the sword of the enemy. She said the
hearts of Pakistanis beat along with the Kashmiris, and that the sooner the political
parties and the media realize this fact the better it would be for the solidarity of the
Pakistani nation.

Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, a PMLN politician, flew in from Quetta, Balochistan, to attend


this national seminar. He said for Pakistan there is emptiness without Kashmir. He
said Pakistan should not put Kashmir in the backburner because of trade with India.
He questioned the idea whether trade with India is crucial for Pakistans economy.
He was of the view that nurturing a knowledge-based economy in Pakistan would
diminish the need for trade with India.

Dr. Shireen Mazari, Central Information Secretary of PTI, said Kashmir defines the
relationship between Pakistan and India. She said a culture of resistance was
missing in the Kashmir struggle in terms of arts and culture. She said only
indigenous freedom movements can survive and can be successful, and that
Kashmir freedom struggle survived for six decades despite up and downs. It is
important to realize that Kashmir is not an integral part of India and that it is a dispute
between Pakistan and India awaiting resolution.

J. Salik, former federal minister and rights activist, said Pakistani Christians are
ready to play their role in promoting Kashmir cause worldwide. He said Pakistani
Christians played a crucial role in passing Pakistan Resolution in pre-Independence
Punjab Assembly. He said Pakistani Christians were again ready to play a role in
Pakistans most important cause.

Senator Akram Zaki, former Secretary General of Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and former ambassador of Pakistan to China and the United States , said if the world
needs evidence on what the Kashmiris want, all it should do is look at what
Kashmiris do on 14 and 15 August each year. On the 14th, Pakistan Independence
Day, Pakistans Green and Crescent flag can been seen all over Srinagar under the
watch of Indias occupation army. And on the 15th, the Indian independence day,
Kashmiris boycott all efforts by Indian army to celebrate the event. He revealed that
Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir follow Pakistan Standard Time.

Other speakers in the national seminar included retired brigadier Samson Simon
Sharaf, and Syeda Mariah Atiq from National Defense University.

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Poem Dedicated to Youth By Mr. Akram Zaki #5Feb

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Media Coverage, Articles & Videos 5th February 2014


1. http://tribune.com.pk/story/668538/kashmir-self-determination-launch-global-
awareness-movement/

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2. http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-230664-Kashmir

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3. http://madinaesani.wordpress.com/tag/youth-forum-for-kashmir/

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4. http://kashmirwatch.com/news.php/2014/02/05/pakistan-8217-s-pro-kashmir-
group-organises-seminar.html

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5. https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-kashmir/the-silent-
spectator/636349889763606

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6. https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-kashmir/lets-stand-up-for-
kashmir/635402419858353

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YFK Volunteers in Morning Show Such Savera With Madeeha Dawood on Such TV

8. http://tune.pk/video/2389508/YFK-Volunteers-in-Morning-Show-Such-Savera-Such-
TV-5-Feb-2014

YFK Volunteers in Such TV Talk Show Goya

9. http://tune.pk/video/2393160/YFK-Volunteers-in-Talk-Show-Goya-Such-TV-5-Feb-
2014

Dr. Shireen Mazaris Speech

10. http://tune.pk/video/2392362/No-Struggle-Can-Survive-Unless-It-Is-Indigenously-
Based-Dr-Shireen-Mazari-5Feb2014

Dr. Pirzadas Speech

11. http://tune.pk/video/2387944/In-Sha-ALLAH-India-Will-Withdraw-Her-Illegal-
Occupation-From-Kashmir-Dr-Pirzada-5Feb2014

Mr. Akram Zakis Poem

12. http://tune.pk/video/2360054/A-Beautiful-Poem-For-Youth-By-Akram-Zaki-
5Feb2014

Executive Director YFK Ahmed Quraishis Speech

13. http://tune.pk/video/2361086/Kashmir-is-A-Continuation-of-Pakistan-Ahmed-
Quraishi-ED-YFK-5Feb2014

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Pakistan Celebrities Stand With Kashmir: You Teach


Us To Live With Dignity. You Make Us Proud

Celebrities Special Messages for YFK on #5Feb


#KashmirSolidarityDay

Nadia Jamil: Stop Oppressive Indian laws


If you love Kashmir, stand against the state-sanctioned rights violations
under Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris.
Stop the Indian law AFSPA.

Dr. Shahid Masood: Destiny Will Respond To Kashmirs


Call
No one ever stopped a nation from seeking freedom. Destiny will respond
when Kashmiris stand as one like they do now against the illegal Indian
military occupation. I have a message for my Kashmiri brothers and sisters
in Indian-occupied Kashmir: nearly 200 million Pakistanis stand by you.
Never be disheartened by our politics. Beneath the noise stands a nation
ready to join your battle for freedom.

Ali Azmat: Kashmiris Teach Us To Live With Dignity


Every Living day, it is the small things that inspire. And I get my inspiration
from the eyes of that Kashmiri boy who picks up a stone and throws it with
full force at a ruthless occupation army known for death, mass graves and
rape. My life, my songs and my being, as a Pakistani, and as a human,
are dedicated to that brave Kashmiri boy. You teach us to live with dignity.
You make us proud.

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Quratulain QB Baloch: India Couldnt Break Kashmiri


Will In Six Decades
The struggle of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters for six decades might be
just a timeline for some of us. But I can only imagine the bloodshed, the
torture, and the agony that our Kashmiri people live through and deal with
every day. Theres no price for freedom. There can never be. Its the right
of every single individual born on this planet. My heart goes out to all my
Kashmiri brothers and sisters, from whom this basic liberty has been taken
away. This repression needs to end and inshallah it will, because God
wont tempt us more than we can bear. I hope that the fundamental human
rights are granted to the Kashmiri people so they can breathe be alive
again. To all Kashmiris I say: be united and no one can EVER break you. If
they could, they would have succeeded by now. Says Nelson Mandela,
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no
choice but to become an outlaw.

Mohammad Farooq, Grandson of Manto: Solve


Kashmir According To UN Resolutions
Kashmir has a great place in the hearts of the Pakistani public. The
Kashmir plight has to be understood and respected. The gross rights
violations by the Indian armed forces should be swiftly brought to an end.
The dispute should be settled according to UN Security Council resolutions
passed six decades ago.

Uzair Jaswal | Pop Singer |


On Kashmir Solidarity Day | United we stand, divided we fall. Lets be
one, Kashmiris and Pakistanis. Lets face together the challenge of retaking
Kashmir

Ali Gul Pir | Pop Singer


Kashmir is part of Pakistan. And we will fight for what is ours until the last
drop of our blood.

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YFK Internet Performance on #5Feb


#KashmirSolidarityDay
05-02-2014
PREPARED BY | YFK SocMed Team

FACEBOOK:

Adding the reach of all the posts shared on 5th Feb:

490 + 1891 + 3622 + 5196 + 20,480 + 21,224 + 17,856 + 15,896 + 62,592 + 16,208 + 19,600 + 11,388
+ 12,580 + 7,900 + 1,100 = 214,401

According to Facebook Insights:

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TWITTER:

Total Tweets on 5th Feb: Almost 130.

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Social Media Strategy for #5Feb

1. Tweet these hashtags every day until and on 5th:

1.1 # KashmirNeedsMedia Start: 8PM 2nd Feb and will trend on 3rd Feb.
1.2 # IndiaQuitKashmir Start: 8PM 3rd Feb and will trend on 4th Feb.
1.3 # KashmirSolidarityDay Start: 8PM 4th Feb and will trend on 5th Feb.

2. Go to www.tweetdeck.com and use it to schedule tweets. For example, you can easily sit on
Sunday night and schedule tweets for whole day on Monday. Its very easy using this site.

3. IMPORTANT | Use #YFK in your tweets as much as possible

4. Also use the following hashtags in different tweets:

#5Feb
#UNfailsKashmir
#Plebiscite4Kashmir
#IndiaQuitKashmir
#KashmirSolidarityDay
#OccupiedKashmir

5. You can RT YFKs official twitter handle @kashmir4pak in case you dont have time. Also,
come up with your own tweets too.

6. Write blogs on the following topics, no more than 500 words, keep them brief and straight
to the point:

The strategic importance of Kashmir for Pakistan;


The undeniable bond of Kinship between Pakistanis and Kashmiris;
There remains a loophole in Pakistans National Security unless the Kashmir Dispute isnt
resolved;
A New Generation of Kashmiri Freedom Fighters (This topic will not talk about Kashmiris
fighting in Kashmir but Pakistani youth that is now engaging for the Kashmir cause);
Why is India not willing to have Peace talks with Pakistan? (This topic will be about how
Pakistan is willing to have peace talks with India but India is showing no signs of interest and
has no credibility due to its forces being in Kashmir.

Pick any of these topics, write on it, and email to yforumk@outlook.com.

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9 February 2014
Martyrdom of Afzal
Guru

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24 February 2014
Kunan Poshpora
Incident, Kupwara

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PRESS RELEASE 24 February 2014


CONDEMNATION ON MASS GANG RAPE
OF 53 HELPLESS KASHMIRI WOMEN BY INDIAN SOLDIERS
IN THE VILLAGE OF KUNAN POSHPORA,
KUPWARA DISTRICT
ON 24 February 1991

By Youth Forum For Kashmir [YFK]

Title | Waiting For Indian Justice on Kunan


Poshpora Mass Rapes
YFK Condemns The Mass Gang Rape of 53 Helpless
Kashmiri Women By Indian Soldiers In The Village of
Kunan Poshpora, Kupwara District

Islamabad, 24 February: Youth Forum for Kashmir, or YFK, Pakistans first pro-
Kashmir lobbying group run by Kashmiri and Pakistani youth, calls on India to punish
the soldiers from the elite Indian Army unit involved in the mass gang rape of 53
Kashmiri women in the village of Kunan Poshpora, in the remote Kupwara District,
on the night of 23 and 24 February, 1991.

According to a report by Human Rights Watch, some accounts suggest that up to a


hundred women were raped that night. An independent and transparent probe can
confirm the exact figure.

But twenty-three years later, the victims continue to wait for Indian justice in the face
the refusal of Indian military leadership to punish the culprits. Over the years, the
government of India tried unsuccessfully to raise doubts about the incident in order
to make it controversial.

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We strongly condemn the delayed Indian justice on Kunan Poshpora incident, says
Ahmed Quraishi, the Executive Director of Youth Forum For Kashmir [YFK], in a
statement released in Islamabad. The rape epidemic that has gripped India recently
finds its genesis in Kashmir, where possibly hundreds of Indian soldiers and their
units have been involved in using rape as a tool of war and occupation. This culture
of impunity on rape, and the idea that you can get away with rape, found its way into
India with the return of thousands of soldiers back to their homes. Kashmir is Indias
single largest concentration of military troops. Up to half a million Indian soldiers,
police and paramilitary personnel are posted in Kashmir at different times.

This mass rape is the most cowardly, heinous and inhuman attempt that shows the
merciless mentality of Indian army. It is in no way a reflection of humanity and
international laws, which advise anyone in the world to make any helpless womens
life hell, Quraishi said.

Undoubtedly, resorting to such inhuman and cowardly actions by Indias occupation


army will in no way hinder the proud and honorable Kashmiri nation in their
indigenous freedom movement, Quraishi said.

The anniversary of the Kunan Poshpora mass gang rape by Indian soldiers is an
opportunity to highlight the bravery and the struggle of Kashmiri women who
continue to be a pillar of strength for the Kashmir freedom movement from Indian
occupation.

We urge the government of India and the Indian Army to hold an independent and
transparent investigation of what happened at Kunan Poshpora. We demand that the
United Nations, the Human Rights organizations and rights activists worldwide to
condemn in clear words the use of rape as a weapon of war by Indian Army. The
United Nations Security Council should ensure the implementation of UNSC
resolutions on Kashmir to resolve the Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the
people of Kashmir, Quraishi said.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis
working to ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

[END]

For More Information, please contact +92 51 2291088, +92 332 8523661, +92 333 5988912.
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20 March 2014
Chitti Singhpura
Massacre

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Twitter Trend #KashmirGenocide from March 19-22 - 2014

In order to engage Youth from Indian Occupied Kashmir, Pakistan and all
around the world for putting the pressure on Indian Government and to
revitalize Kashmir sentiments trend #KashmirGenocide was set on twitter. In
an hours time #KashmirGenocide became the trend all around India &
Pakistan. Young generation of Indian occupied Kashmir shared their memories
and personal experience while living under the Indian occupation and youth
from Pakistan expressed their solidarity with people of Kashmir and showed the
violent face of Gandhis so called nonviolent India to the world that appears to
be only vaguely aware of it.

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23 March 2014
Pakistan Day
Press Release

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Press Release - English


By Youth Forum For Kashmir
23rd March 2014

Pakistan Day
Kashmir: The Unfinished Agenda
of Pakistans Independence
Pakistani Youth Vows To Take Kashmirs Voice of Freedom To The World.

ISLAMABAD On Pakistan Day, Youth Forum For Kashmir [YFK], Pakistans first pro-
Kashmir lobbying group run by Kashmiri and Pakistani youth, vows to take Kashmirs voice
of freedom to the world.

Pakistan and Kashmir are a natural geographical, historical, ethnic, and cultural extension of
each other. Like all Pakistanis, Kashmiris too participated in the Pakistan Resolution of 23rd
March 1940 in Lahore.

The Kashmir Delegation to United Nation Human Rights Councils 25th session currently
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period of dormancy over the last five years. The hate crimes against Kashmiri students at
Indian universities has drawn wide international attention and helped renew interest in the
international dispute of Kashmir.

Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of Pakistans independence and the partition of Indo-Pak


subcontinent. It is the jugular vein of Pakistan. It is a source of strategically important rivers
for Pakistan that play a critical role in the food and energy security of the country.

But, above all, Kashmir is the story a brave people who chose to act as Pakistans first line of
defense and continue to do so by choice; a brave people who continue to resist the Indian
occupation army of more than half a million. Even today, Kashmiri children cannot play
outside their houses. They do not have parks or entertainment. Half of all schools in Kashmir
are Indian military bunkers. Even when studying in colleges inside India, young Kashmiri
men and women risk their lives by rooting for Pakistan. On Pakistans Independence Day,
they wave the Green and Crescent in front of Indian occupation soldiers, and often set their
watches to PST: Pakistan Standard Time.

Kashmiris have great love for Pakistan. And Pakistanis feel the pain of Kashmir.

On this Pakistan Day, we want Kashmiris to know that our joy and celebration will remain
incomplete until India quits Kashmir and Kashmiris get their freedom.

Long Live Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabad.

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The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

[END]

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Press Release - Urdu


By Youth Forum For Kashmir
23rd March 2014

Pakistan Day
Kashmir: The Unfinished Agenda
of Pakistans Independence

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The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

[END]

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Facebook & Other Posts 23rd March 2014


1. https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-kashmir/kashmir-the-
unfinished-agenda-of-pakistans-independence/659257357472859

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independence/

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Kashmir Delegation
To UN Geneva
th
25 Session
From 9-26 March 2014

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UN Geneva Events

Serial Date Event & Link


01 12 March 2014 A New Vigor On Kashmir At UN: Kashmir Delegates Engage
World Envoys At Geneva
Links:
1.1 https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-
kashmir/press-release-a-new-vigor-on-kashmir-at-un-
kashmir-delegates-engage-world-
envoys/654610071270921
1.2 http://tribune.com.pk/story/682227/kashmiri-students-
harassed-hate-crimes-bring-kashmir-in-focus/
1.3 http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/03/13/kashmiri-
delegates-engage-world-envoys-at-geneva.html
1.4 http://epaper.risingkashmir.com/PopUp.aspx?cT5jj1ajsv
27Gt8jgGUx0w_ep_ep
1.5 http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper
&id=main&page=3&dt=13-03-2014
1.6 http://newsmakers.pk/story/50524.html/kashmiri-
delegates-engage-world-envoys-at-geneva/
1.7 http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper
&id=main&page=1&dt=14-03-2014
1.8 http://voiceofeast.org/2014/03/12/new-vigor-on-
kashmir-at-un-geneva/

02 14 March 2014 Hindu Extremism A Threat To Sri Lanka, China And Pakistan,
Kashmir Leader Tells UN
Links:
2.1 https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-
kashmir/hindu-extremism-a-threat-to-sri-lanka-china-
and-pakistan-kashmir-leader-tells-un/655360701195858
2.2 http://www.terminalx.org/2014/03/kashmiri-leader-at-
un-hindu-extremism-a-threat-to-srilanka-china-pak.html
2.3 http://defence.pk/threads/kashmiri-leader-at-un-hindu-
extremism-a-threat-to-sri-lanka-china-and-
pakistan.304467/
2.4 http://voiceofeast.org/2014/03/14/hindu-extremism-
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03 15 March 2014 Kashmir Delegation In Geneva Meets OICs New Permanent


Human Rights Agency
Links:
3.1 https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-
kashmir/kashmir-delegation-in-geneva-meets-oics-new-
permanent-human-rights-agency/656040344461227
3.2 http://paktribune.com/news/Kashmir-delegation-meets-
OICs-new-Permanent-Human-Rights-Agency-267584.html
3.3 http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?newsid=25565
3&catname=World
3.4 http://voiceofeast.org/2014/03/15/kashmir-delegation-
geneva-meets-oics-new-permanent-human-rights-agency/
3.5 http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=236482

04 15 March 2014 Kashmir Leader To UN: Crimes Of Indian Army Reach Genocidal
Proportions
Links:
4.1 https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-
kashmir/kashmir-leader-to-un-crimes-of-indian-army-reach-
genocidal-proportions/656134034451858
4.2 http://voiceofeast.org/2014/03/16/crimes-of-indian-army-
reach-genocidal-proportions-kashmir-leader-to-un/

05 17 March 2014 Former French Foreign Minister Meets Kashmir Leader In


Geneva
Links:
5.1 https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-
kashmir/former-french-foreign-minister-meets-kashmir-
leader-in-geneva/656677994397462
5.2 http://voiceofeast.org/2014/03/17/former-french-foreign-
minister-meets-kashmir-leader-geneva/

06 17 March 2014 India Stopped This Kashmiri Girl From Coming To UN By


Threatening Her Brother, Sardar Amjad Tells UNHRC
Links:
6.1 https://www.facebook.com/notes/youth-forum-for-
kashmir/india-stopped-this-kashmiri-girl-from-coming-to-
un-by-threatening-her-brother-sa/656637144401547
6.2 http://voiceofeast.org/2014/03/17/indian-army-
threatened-family-aneesa-nabi-visiting-un-sardar-amjad-
yousaf/

07 19 March 2014 Un Asked To Appoint A Special Rapporteur On Kashmir

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08 20 March 2014 UN Expert Endorses Kashmir Female Activist Testimony Via


Skype
Link:
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kashmir/un-expert-endorses-kashmir-female-activist-
testimony-via-skype/658691734196088

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 12, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

A New Vigor On Kashmir At UN: Kashmir Delegates


Engage World Envoys At Geneva
By Our Special Correspondent

A Kashmiri delegation from Azad Kashmir and Indian-occupied Kashmir has kicked
off a public diplomacy campaign at the United Nations on the longest running dispute
on Security Councils agenda.

The new push coincides with a fresh activity on the


part of the two principal parties to the dispute,
Pakistan and India.

We see a new activity and a new international


interest in Kashmir after a period of dormancy over
the last four or five years, said Mr. Altaf Hussain
Wani, a senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat
Conference, or APHC, an umbrella organization
that represents all Kashmiri political parties.

While discussing Kashmir, UNs Independent


Expert on the promotion of a democratic and
equitable international order, Professor Alfred de
Zsyas, has lent his personal support for the
revitalization of the role of self-determination as a
principal means of settling international disputes. And Pakistans permanent envoy to
the UN in New York said in February that the right to self-determination was sacred
to Kashmiris and that Islamabad will continue supporting it until it is realized.

Wani attributed the fresh interest to the fact that the war in Afghanistan is coming to
an end and the growing realization in the world community that progress in Kashmir
is crucial to stabilizing the entire region.

The harassment and hate crimes against Kashmiri students at Indian universities for
rooting for Pakistani sports teams has drawn wide international attention and helped
refocus interest in the Kashmir dispute.

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Wani is leading a delegation of senior freedom leaders and activists representing the
APHC, the Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) and the Youth Forum
for Kashmir (YFK).

During an intervention on the sidelines of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights
Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Wanis detailed description of the plight of the
students who were thrown out of Indian education institutions drew a lot of interest.

The senior APHC leaders held meetings with diplomats from several countries, with a
meeting with UN Human Rights Councils special rapporteur on torture Mr. Juan
Mendez, and with officials from the Permanent Mission of the Organization of
Islamic Conference (OIC) in Geneva.

Senior APHC leader Ishtiaq Hameed and


Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of
Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK), met with
Dr. Abdul Hameed Dashti, a Kuwait
Member of Parliament and President of the
Geneva-based International Council
Supporting Fair Trial and Human Rights
(ICSFT). Mr. Dashti listened intently to a
short briefing on the situation on the
ground in Kashmir and was especially
interested in the case of 67 Kashmiri
students expelled from an Indian university
for rooting for Pakistan over India in a
sporting event. Mr. Dashti later attended a
panel discussion at Palais des Nations that
was presided over by senior APHC leader
Syed Faiz Ali Naqshbandi. The discussion
was titled, Right to Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Movement.

In addition to the president of the session, prominent Kashmir activist Sardar Amjad
Yousaf Khan, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of International Affairs, was
part of a distinguished panel of speakers that included Ms. Lyda Verstegen, the UN-
Geneva, representative of International Alliance of Women, Ms. Kodra Alhir,
Executive Director, European Center for Human Development in Sweden, and Aicha
Duihi, President of the Association Sakia Al- Hamra for the Defense of Human
Rights.

The event was attended by representatives of organizations interested in the situation


in Kashmir, Iraq, Syria, and the Sahara.

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Amjad Yousaf told the audience


that Kashmiris do not want to
live with the Indian constitution.
He linked the Arab Spring to the
peaceful freedom movement in
Kashmir, saying up to three
million Kashmiris protested
peacefully at one point at the
center of Srinagar in 2010. This
peaceful gathering posed a
challenge to one of the largest
occupation armies in the world.

He said the expulsion of Kashmiri students from an Indian university and the sedition
charges against them for rooting for Pakistan in a sporting event exposed serious
flaws in Indian democracy.

For more information on this story, please contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani in Geneva
on + 41 77 9248926 or Ahmed Quraishi in Geneva on + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 14, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

Hindu Extremism A Threat To Sri Lanka, China And


Pakistan, Kashmir Leader Tells UN
Destroy a minority worship place, and you become Indias deputy prime minister. Kill
2,000 minority people, you become PM of India!

By Our Special Correspondent

Rising Hindu extremism is a grave threat not


only to minorities living in India but also to
neighbors like Sri Lanka, China and Pakistan.

This was stated by Kashmiri representative to


United Nations in Geneva Mr. Altaf Hussain
Wani while speaking during a seminar organized
by UK-based nongovernmental organization,
Liberation, on the sidelines of the 25th session of
UN Human Rights Council here at Geneva.

Liberation organized a sideline panel debate at


the Palais des Nations titled, Human Rights in
South Asia. The event was attended by
diplomats and civil society activists.

Mr. Wani is part of a five-member Kashmiri


delegation attending a UN Human Rights
Council session.

Mr. Wani said much is being discussed about Islamic extremism but less attention is
being paid to rising Hindu extremism in one of the largest countries in the world:
India.

He said an Indian politician, L. K. Advani, who was responsible for the demolition of
the historical 16th century Muslim worship place, the Babri Masjid, built by a
descendant of Genghis Khan, was never punished. Instead, he was promoted to
become deputy prime minister of India.

And now the man responsible for the massacre of Muslims in the Indian state of
Gujrat in the year 2000 is set to become the prime minister of India in 2014.

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He said Hindu extremism was at a peak on March 2, 2014, when Kashmiri students
were not only thrown out of an Indian university for rooting for the Pakistani team at
a sporting event but their admissions were cancelled by the Meerut University and
police charged them of sedition.

Wani said this was not the first incident of Indian hate toward Kashmiris. In the past
two years, half a dozen young Kashmiri scholars at Indian universities were
mysteriously killed, said Wani. In some cases, Indian university administrations
colluded with Hindu extremist student organizations that harassed and physically
tortured Kashmiri students and scholars that sympathized with Pakistan.

Wani said if this is how Indians treated Kashmiris inside India, imagine what those
Kashmiris go through who live under Indian military occupation in Kashmir.

He said the issue of unmarked mass graves, enforced disappearances, fake encounters
and arbitrary arrests remain of a grave concern. The Indian Atate, he said, has so far
failed to respond to the recommendations made by UN Special Rapporteur on the
Situation of Human Rights Defenders and the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial
Killings, who called for the repealing of the draconian laws like the Armed Forces
Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the Public Safety Act.

The Kashmiri leader said Indias Supreme Court has joined the Army and the
intelligence agencies in condoning atrocities against Kashmiris.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Kashmir Delegation To UNHRC Geneva
Dateline March 15, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926 or Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655

Kashmir Delegation In Geneva Meets OICs


New Permanent Human Rights Agency
GENEVA, SwitzerlandThe head of the Kashmir delegation to UN Human Rights Council
in Geneva, Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani, held a meeting with Ambassador Mohammad Kawu
Ibrahim, Chairperson of International Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of
OIC.

The meeting was held at the Palais des Nations, the UN office in Geneva.

Members of the Kashmiri delegation, senior APHC leaders Ishtiyaq Hameed and Syed Faiz
Naqshbandi, Sardar Yousaf Amjad Khan, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of
International Affairs (KIIR) and Mr. Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director, Youth Forum for
Kashmir (YFK), participated in the meeting.

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Wani congratulated Amb. Ibrahim on assuming chairmanship of the Commission, which will
act as OICs agency responsible for monitoring human rights issues worldwide. He explained
to IPHRC chairperson the mission of the Kashmir delegation at UN-Geneva.

Wani also explained KIIRs role in documenting and reporting rights violations by Indian
occupation army in Kashmir, and how the complaints received from Kashmiris inside and out
the occupied territory are verified and then submitted to UN Human Rights Council in
Geneva every year.

Amb. Ibrahim appreciated the role of the Kashmiri delegation and explained IPHRCs
mandate on Palestine and the Israel-occupied territories.

He said the IPHRC has devised a mechanism to work on Palestine and was in the process to
develop a similar mechanism for Kashmir.

Amb. Ibrahim discussed with the head of the Kashmir delegation possible methods for
IPHRC to take up complaints of human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926 or Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Senior APHC leader Ishtiyaq Hameed addressed the 25th session of
the United Nations Human Rights Council. His statement urged States
and international delegates to support the right of Kashmiris to self-
determination.
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926 or Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655

The right to self-determination of people is a fundamental principle and is guaranteed under


International law. It is embodied in the charter of the United Nations, International Covenant
on civil and political rights and international covenant on economic, social and cultural
rights.

Human rights are protected and upheld by International and national laws and treaties and are
strengthened through legitimate claims for dirty-bearers to be accountable to international
standards.

Human Rights are universal, inalienable, interdependent and interrelated. They are universal
because ever one is born with and possesses the same right, regardless of where one lives,
ones gender race, religion, culture or their ethnic background. Inalienable because peoples
right can never be taken away interdependent because all rights political, social and cultural
are equally important and cannot be enjoyed in the absence of others.

The crimes of Indian occupation forces numbering more than seven hundred thousand
against the people of Jammu & Kashmir have now reached genocidal proportion, presenting

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the worst example of state-sponsored terrorism. The people of Jammu & Kashmir demand for
inalienable right to self-determination promised by India and endorsed by the United Nation
Security Council.

Indian army and intelligence agencies are exercising the black laws like Public Safety Acts,
Armed Forces Special Powers Acts, and Disturbed Area Act in occupied Jammu and
Kashmir. All this is happening in flagrant violation of the whole range of core human rights
instruments and in continued disregard of the UN Security Council Resolutions.

We consider the United Nations Human Rights Council as a protector and promoter of the
human rights of people worldwide. In this regard my organization on behalf of Kashmiri
people calls upon the council to use its influence to persuade the Government of India to
accord the kashmiri people their right to self-determination. These basic rights including
economic, social and cultural rights are important for the people living their lives under
occupation of Indian Security Forces.

For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926 or Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 17, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

Former French Foreign Minister Meets Kashmir Leader


In Geneva
GENEVA, Switzerland: Senior APHC leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandi met former
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and briefed him on the Indian military
occupation of Kashmir.

By Our Special Correspondent

The meeting was held at


Palais des Nations, the UN
office in Geneva, on the
sidelines of the 25th session
of UN Human Rights
Council.

Naqshbandi apprised
Kouchner about Indias
refusal to implement UN
resolutions on Kashmir. The
Indian obstinacy has resulted
in prolonging the suffering
of Kashmiris, the Kashmiri
leader told Kouchner.

In order to continue the occupation of Kashmir, the French politician was told India
had deployed eight hundred thousand military and paramilitary soldiers. The vast
occupation army is guilty of the murder of more than 93,000 men, women and
children. About 10,000 Kashmiris have disappeared. Freedom of expression and free
movement has been curtailed by the Indian forces there, and Internet and cellphones
are either switched off or heavily monitored.

The APHC leader told Kouchner about the censorship of sentiments in Kashmir,
where India will not allow young Kashmiris to freely root for any sporting team if it is
not Indian.

Kouchner listened with concern about the plight of nearly seventy Kashmiri students
expelled from an Indian university and charged with treason for rooting for Pakistan
in a cricket match.

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Naqshbandi reminded Kouchner that France was sitting on the UNSC when the
Council passed its landmark resolutions on Kashmir. The APHC leader sought
Kouchners support for an effective role of the French Government for the resolution
of Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of the Kashmir people and an
immediate end to Indian atrocities.

The Kashmiri delegation comprised of Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Altaf Wani, Sardar
Amjad Yousaf Khan, Ishtiyaq Hameed, Ms. Shameem Shawl.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 17, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

India Stopped This Kashmiri Girl From Coming To UN


By Threatening Her Brother, Sardar Amjad Tells
UNHRC
Teenager Aneesa Nabi came to UN Human Rights Council in March 2011. When she
returned back to Pakistan, her brother and family in Indian-occupied Kashmir were
threatened.

[Click http://j.mp/1fvONvw to see Aneesa Nabi address a side panel at UNHRC.


Click http://j.mp/1fvOtgd to see an interview with Aneesa Nabi]

By Our Special Correspondent

Sardar Amjad Yousaf, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute for International Relations (KIIR),
shocked the audience at a seminar in the UN building in Geneva when he revealed that the
family of Kashmiri teenaged girl Aneesa Nabi was threatened by the Indian army if she visited
the UN again or interacted with international investigators.

Amjad was speaking to diplomats and representatives at a side panel discussion at the Palace of
Nations in Geneva.

He said Aneesa, who was 14 years old when she visited Geneva in March 2011, had seen her
parents killed by the Indian army. Her mother was an activist for enforced disappearances by
Indian occupation authorities. Aneesa, he said, attracted a lot of attention by diplomats, the

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media and the NGOs for her story. She was able to register a formal complaint against India for
killing her parents.

She escaped to Pakistan fearing for her life, where an independent Kashmiri organization, the
KIIR, took her to participate in a UN Human Rights Council session and tell her story to the
world.

Amjad said after returning home, Aneesa was forced to stop pursuing her complaint against India
at the UN because the Indian army contacted her extended family members in Srinagar and
threatened to harm her younger brother who stayed back in the occupied territory.

[Click http://j.mp/1fvONvw to see Aneesa Nabi address a side panel at UNHRC.


Clickhttp://j.mp/1fvOtgd to see an interview with Aneesa Nabi]

The following is a refresher on the story of Aneesa Nabi and how it impacted international
delegates at Palais des Nations in Geneva in March 2011.

FROM 2011: A Kashmiri Teenager Moves UN Diplomats And Activists In Geneva

The tears of Aneesa Nabi, whose parents were killed by Indian soldiers, even shook the
Indians, as activists rushed to console her; several embassies sent observers to witness
her testimony, including US governments permanent mission to Geneva.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF ANEESA FROM


GENEVA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uocMlwTbESU

SPECIAL REPORT | Friday | 11 March 2011

GENEVA, SwitzerlandHer parents would have never thought their little girl would go this
far, but a Kashmiri teenager smuggled by an NGO across the ceasefire line in Kashmir
landed in Geneva today to a grand start, shocking world diplomats and activists with the
story of her father and mother long after their death.

Aneesa Nabi, 17, drew the attention of diplomats and human rights activists and NGOs
that have descended on Geneva this month for the 16th session of Human Rights Council,

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which is UNs highest rights body designed along the lines of the UN Security Council in
New York, minus the powers.

Representatives of a Kashmiri NGO based in Pakistan, the Kashmir Institute of


International Affairs, KIIA, were seen lobbying world diplomats and NGO representatives
in the main hall of the Palais de Nations, or Palace of the Nations, which is the focal point
of UN operations in Geneva.

She really moved all of us, said Altaf Hussain Wani, director programs at KIIA. Weve
been with her for the past week but today she left us in tears.

You could see the interest in her, said Shagufta Ashraf, a KIIA activist, as she
distributed flyers and pamphlets in the main lobby of the Palais. The diplomats and NGO
types got really interested in this story. African human rights activist Micheline Djouma
arranged for Aneesas appearance at a seminar today on the sidelines of the Human
Rights Council meetings. The council was busy dealing with issues as diverse as Irans
human rights record and a proposal to outlaw denigration of religions. But this didnt stop
rights activists and some diplomats from attending Aneesas appearance.

What boosted Aneesas case was the fact that Kashmiri groups spread worldwide
occupied a square in front of Palais de Nations, known as Broken Chair, where an
exhibition of museum of Indian Army genocide against Kashmiri people was set up inside
a tent, surrounded by banners and hoards depicting the situation in Indian-occupied
Kashmir. Before Aneesa started her speech, an Africa-based rights activist Mrs. Colette
Samoya, president of Bangwe organization, delivered a speech in French, where she
mentioned Kashmir five times as she gave examples of violations against women and
children in conflict zones. Building anticipation, Samoya kept reminding the audience,
saying We have a girl from Kashmir here to tell her story.

Aneesa began her speech in a normal way, but her voice began choking when she
mentioned her father, who was arrested by Indian Army on 24 July 1996 when she was
four. By the time she mentioned her mother, she was in tears, sobbing involuntarily as
she recalled how the Indian occupation authorities warned her not to join NGOs lobbying
for disappeared persons. In 2003, the Indians barged into her house and opened fire on
Aneesas mother from automatic guns as she fell to the ground. Amazingly, she was
carrying a toddler, Aneesas younger brother, in her arms and never let him ago despite
receiving fatal injuries. The boys leg was shattered by bullets but he survived.

She had been repressing her emotions, recalled Ahmed Quraishi, a representative of OICs
World Muslim Congress and a Kashmir activist. In the past, she would only smile when asked if
she remembered her parents or missed them. She would ignore it. But today, all the repressed
memories, all the repressed pain, came out naturally. She really believed this was her last
chance to do something to help free her father if he is still alive.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- When Aneesa began talking, the entire hall went silent, which is rare in United Nations Human
Rights Council side events.
- She couldnt control herself when she mentioned her father, and was unable to continue after
mentioning her mothers
- A known Indian lobbyist linked to the Indian government, who is a Kashmiri Hindu, couldnt
control himself and hurriedly left the hall in tears
- On the stage, an Indian academic, Dr. Krishna Ahoojapatel, tried to express grief, and an
African panelist stood up from her chair, walked up to Aneesa and hugged her like a mother
would hug a daughter. Someone else brought her a glass of water.
- The moderator repeatedly interrupted a sobbing Aneesa to ask her if she wanted to take a
break or continue telling her story. Aneesa tried to continue but couldnt. She failed to read out
the last portion of an appeal to the international community and to the United Nations to help
force the Indian government and military to reveal the fate of her father.
- A senior UN official, whose name is withheld, was so moved by Aneesas tragedy that he
conveyed to her that he will do everything possible to hold the Indian government and military
accountable for any harm done to her father and for serious human rights violations in Kashmir.

I Saw Them Execute My Mother, I Was Seven

Tale Of A Kashmiri Girl From Srinagar Who Lost Her Parents, Escaped The Indian Army
And Found Her Way To Geneva To Tell Her Story

STAFF WRITER | Thursday | 11 March 2011

GENEVA, SwitzerlandMeet Aneesa Nabi Khan, a bright 17-year-old studying at a school


in the part of Kashmir liberated from India. Her mild demeanor, big eyes and a warm smile
set her apart from other students in her school. But very few of them know her real story.
Someday soon she will graduate and do something to impact the lives of her people. Her
parents will never know how their little girl, the eldest of three kids, has grown up to be a
precocious young lady.

Today she is in Geneva to tell her story to politicians, activists and the media from all over the
world. She came here to speak. She wants the world to know her story because she made it to
this place. Others like her cant. And she wants to represent them.

She has a story. It is a compelling tale of fear, courage, tragedy, and a peoples quest for
freedom from the tyranny of one of the biggest armies in the world.

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Where Does Aneesa Come From?

She comes from Kashmir, a paradise nestled in the grand Himalayas to the north of Pakistan,
bordering China and India. One of the worlds most scenic lands is also home to the worlds
biggest concentration of armed soldiersmore than half a million regular army from the worlds
largest democracy: India. Aneesas people want freedom from occupation. India does not want
to grant it or heed United Nations resolutions calling for a settlement.

But for 63 years, Kashmiris did not take foreign occupation lying down. Aneesas father was one
of them. Thats how her tragedy begins.

Where Is Aneesas Father?

Ghulam Nabi Khan was in his mid-thirties in 1996 when he was last seen by Dilshad, his wife,
and daughter and her toddler brother Raees.

Ghulam left his house in the morning. He was what his people call a freedom fighter, oppose to
the forced Indian occupation of his homeland. The Indian military saw him as a militant.

The Indians laid a trap for him. One of his friends was recruited by Indian intelligence. Ghulam
was lured into a meeting at his friends house. They swooped on him as soon as he entered the
house.

By evening the news reached his wife. So many Kashmiri men have disappeared in similar
circumstances. Dilshads brother took her to the local police station, manned by Indian police.
They refused to register a case of forced disappearance. Days and months passed without any
record of what happened to Ghulam. Fearing a similar fate, Dilshad took her children to her
village to live with her parents. Somehow they managed to contact the mission of the
International Committee of the Red Cross in the Indian capital. Red Cross is the only
international organization that is allowed limited access to a few jails in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
Most of the jails and detention centers remain closed to the world. When a Red Cross delegation
visits Kashmir, the Indian government and army only allows Indian citizens working for Red
Cross to enter the occupied territory. The Red Cross searched for Aneesas father but to no
avail. This is because Indian military is authorized by law to arrest and detain Kashmiris for long
periods without charges or trial.

Indian army is desperate to eliminate Kashmiri men and women who actively participate in the
independence movement. Once any Kashmiri, man or woman, is dubbed a militant by the
Indians, he or she is never seen again.

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How Was Dilshad, Aneesas Mother, Executed?

After her husbands disappearance, Dilshad moved with her three children to the village, where
her own parents and her in-laws lived. She joined a group formed by Kashmiris called the
Association of the Parents of Disappeared Persons [APDP]. The group is one of the largest civil
society organizations formed by Kashmiris to peacefully resist Indian occupation. It organizes
peaceful protests in Srinagar against excesses by Indian occupation forces and keeps the cause
of the disappeared persons alive. The exact number of the missing is not known.

Dilshad became an active member of the APDP, frequently seen in television news footage from
Srinagar organizing peaceful protests in front of Indian and international media. These protests
caught the attention of some foreign diplomats based in New Delhi, local and international media,
and rights organizations. They turned into an embarrassment for the Indian military. Indian
occupation officials were remanded by the Indian government in New Delhi for failing to stop the
activities of Kashmiri women like Dilshad.

One day in 2003, Indian soldiers entered the house of Aneesas mother. Some of them were in
uniform and others were in plainclothes. The Indian soldiers asked everyone in the house to line
up in the center of the front room. Dilshad, her brother, an unmarried younger sister, and her
parents and some visiting relatives did what the soldiers told them to do. There was some
shouting. Aneesa was nine. She too stood in the line. The soldiers were asking Dilshad about her
activities with APDP when tempers flared and one of the Indian soldiers began firing
indiscriminately. He took it out on Dilshad, which gave everyone else enough time to run toward
the rooms behind them to hide. Nine-year-old Aneesa slipped under a bed. She could see an
Indian soldier emptying his weapon into her mother.

The soldiers ran out of the house soon after.

Aneesa rushed to her mother. She remembers vividly how her mother was breathing her last.
She says her mother wanted to say something but couldnt. Blood started coming out of her
mouth and she died in her nine-year-old daughters arms. Amazingly, Dilshad was still carrying
Aaqib, who then was a toddler. Bullets hit his left thigh and tore the flesh apart. He was
unconscious and his uncle rushed him to hospital. He survived the injury.

Aneesas Journey To Pakistan?

With her mother killed and father kidnapped by the Indians, the male members of Aneesas
family worried about her safety and her future. By 2008, five years after her mother was killed,

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Aneesas two younger brothers had adapted to a life without parents. Raees was 13 and was
looked after by his maternal grandmother. But Aaqib was even younger. So her mothers
unmarried sister took his custody. That left Aneesa. She was the only one among them to have a
passport, an Indian passport. Apparently, her mother was planning to get her out of India
anyway, most probably to travel to Dubai and then take a flight from there to Pakistan, where
most of Kashmiris have taken refuge, escaping the harsh Indian occupation of their homes and
fields. India is more than happy to issue Indian passports to Kashmiris because it sees that as
Kashmiris accepting Indian citizenship. But over the years, most Kashmiris have preferred to
reach Pakistan without passportstrekking the tough route through the mountains to Pakistan.

How Is Her New Life Like In Pakistan?

Aneesa is living with her mothers cousin and her husband and three children. They all come
from the same extended family so she feels at home and her family is very close to each other.
She was in class 7 in Indian-occupied Kashmir. In Pakistan she was admitted to class 8. But she
was weak in two subjects: Urdu, the Pakistani official language, and Islamic studies. The schools
in occupied Kashmir have no choice but to follow the Indian educational system where the two
subjects are not taught. But Urdu and Islamic studies were not alien to Aneesa and she quickly
mastered them. She stays in touch with her brothers back in Indian-occupied Kashmir through
telephone. She doesnt remember her father at all. She was two when the Indians kidnapped
him. She was nine when they killed her mother. She hardly experienced their love. She says her
family now gives her love and affection and the sense of security that her tormentors denied her.

Still Looking For My Father

Aneesa and her new family continue to stay in touch with the International Committee of the Red
Cross in the hope that someday they might find him in one of the Indian jails. Her relatives back
in Indian-occupied Kashmir keep their ears to the ground, collecting any information or rumors
about anyone sighting Aneesas father in Indian detention centers. They pass on the information
to her so she could forward it to Red Cross.

Why Is She In Geneva This Year?

Her answer is simple: I hope it helps me find my father. She wants the international community
not to abandon people like her. She wants the powerful democracies to heed her call. And she
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mother. But in case her father is alive, she wants the satisfaction of knowing she did all she could
to save his life. Her activism brought her message to the world, and now Aneesa wants to take
the world to occupied Kashmir.

Her mother and father would have been proud of the work done by their daughter today.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 19, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

UN ASKED TO APPOINT A SPECIAL


RAPPORTEUR ON KASHMIR
Three Kashmiris address UNHRC on the same day, two hold side panel
discussions

By Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA,
Switzerland: The
Kashmiri delegation
to United Nations in
Geneva saw its
busiest day on
Wednesday, where
three Kashmiri
leaders addressed
the Human Rights
Council and two
chaired side panel
discussions on the
situation in Indian-
occupied Kashmir.

The three Kashmiri


speakers requested
the UNHRC to appoint a special rapporteur for Kashmir, where freedoms and human
rights have deteriorated considerably in the last four years.

Senior APHC leader Altaf Hussain Wani,


Mrs. Shamim Shawl of International
Muslim Womens Union, and Sardar
Amjad Yousaf Khan, the Executive
Director of Kashmir Institute of
International Relations, participated in the
General Debate of the 34th Meeting of the
25th session of UNHRC currently
underway in Geneva.

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Shamim Shawl chaired a


side panel on Women in
Conflict, where two
Kashmiri women
activists, Zomorroda
Habib and Masooda
Bano, addressed the
audience via Skype from
Srinagar, Indian-
occupied Kashmir.

Indian, French,
Moroccan and Dutch
women rights activists
joined the panel
discussion, including
Daniela Donges, Joyce
Anderson, and Sadani
Malinie.

At one point, the panel invited APHCs Wani to chair the sideline event while Mrs.
Shawl left to participate in the parallel session of UNHRC where she delivered a
statement to member States and NGO representatives.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 20, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

UN Expert Endorses Kashmir Female Activist


Testimony Via Skype

By Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, Switzerland: Alfred de Zayas, United Nations Independent Expert on the


Promotion of Equitable and Democratic International Order, endorsed the statement
delivered by
Kashmiri human
rights activist
Shaista Safi, which
she delivered via
Skype from
Islamabad.

The UN official
appeared moved by
the statement,
where Safi, who is
in her twenties,
recounted how her
family escaped from
Indian-occupied
Kashmir when she
was four-years-old.

Safi joined an international panel discussion on the sidelines of the 25th session of
UN Human Rights Council on Genevaon Thursday. The topic was Rights of Women
and Children in Conflict.

After listening to Safis statement, De Zayas turned to diplomats and international


NGO representatives and said, Shaista Safis story is a real story from Kashmir.

Children of Indian-occupied Kashmir live under constant crackdowns, curfews and


military occupation, afraid of even playing outside due to the presence of Indian
forces, she told the audience.

94,000 Kashmiri martyrs belong to 94000 Kashmiri families. Imagine the impact of
this on the nation and children of that nation.

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Being a part of separated family and a female, she said, I feel the pain of every
child and women suffering and want every person in this hall to just experience this
feeling for a moment to realize what it feels like to live under [Indian] occupation.

Senior APHC leader Altaf Hussain Wani chaired the UN panel discussion. He said
women and children face the brunt of war. They are either directly harmed or are
forced to flee and become refugees, he said. Two international treaties, the
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms Discrimination Against Women and the
Convention on the Rights of Child, deal with these issues.

In Kashmir, Wani said, India refuses to implement juvenile justice system. Sixty
percent of schools in Kashmir are occupied by the Indian Army. Kashmiri children
have no playgrounds or parks. Kashmiri children grow up robbed of a normal life or
sporting and entertainment activities.

Senior APHC leader Ishtiyaq Hameed talked in detail about the suffering of Kashmiri
women and children under Indian military occupation. Hameed recounted his and his
familys experience as Kashmiris who were forced to escape their homes and lives
because of the threat of torture and killings by Indian occupation soldiers.

Apart from the UN official, Princess Michelline Djouma of Cameron, Chairperson of


OCAPROCE, an international NGO accredited with the United Nations in New York
and Geneva, said she has been working on Kashmir for a long time. The human rights
situation in Kashmir, she said, is not satisfactory. The NGO, OCAPROCE, sent
recommendations on Indian-occupied Kashmir to the UN last year, she said,
confirming that her organization will send a fresh set of proposals to concerned UN
agencies.

Moroccan rights activist Malaninie Saadani said the people of Morocco support the
just struggle of the people of Kashmir for their rights and for their freedom from
Indian military occupation and forcible annexation.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 21, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

India Harassing Activists Who Work With UN, Council


Told In Geneva

By Our Special Correspondent

The United Nations has improved


ways in which it protects activists
who work with it in exposing and
reporting rights violations
worldwide, but India continues to
punish those who work with the UN
in Kashmir, APHC leader Ishtiyaq
Hameed told UN Human Rights
Council on Friday.

Hameed addressed the Council


during general debate from the
platform of World Muslim
Congress, an international NGO
accredited by the UN in New York
and Geneva.

World Muslim Congress


recognizes with appreciation the
increased attention that has been
paid to the issue of reprisals and
intimidation against individuals and
groups on the grounds of their
cooperation with the UN human rights system, he said.

Important progress has already been made, Hameed said, recognizing how the
UNHRC is already working to increase protection for rights activists in occupied
territories. For example, progress by the Sub-Committee on Torture, in incorporating
the reprisals issue into the work of the UN human rights system. A focal point would
help to mainstream these efforts and could also coordinate with counterparts in the
regional human rights systems, where the issue of reprisals is also a threat to their
work.

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He mentioned the names of four Kashmiri human rights activists who are facing
threats from the Indian occupation army.

In Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir, human rights defenders who cooperated with
the UN mandate holders are facing worst kind of reprisals, Hameed noted.

The Government of Indian has denied the right to travel to human rights defenders,
like prop. Hameeda Nayeem , Zomorroda Habib and Parveez Imrooz. On March 17,
noted human rights activist Muhammad Ashan Untoo was arrested by India and
detained arbitrarily, he said.

Despite threats from Indian occupation army, Zomorroda Habib managed to address a
UNHRC panel in Geneva via broadband and give an eyewitness account of Indian
army violations in Kashmir.

In 2009, when 16-year-old Kashmiri girl Aneesa Nabi traveled to UN Geneva to


lodge a complaint against the Indian army for killing her parents, her younger siblings
in Indian-occupied Kashmir were threatened if she did not stop reporting abuses to the
UN.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva March 21, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.
Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

India Should Do More To Protect Minorities, Kashmir


Leader Tells UN

By Our Special Correspondent

India needs to do more to protect the minorities living on its territory, APHC leader
Faiz Naqshbandi told the 25th session of United Nations Human Rights Council on
Friday.

Naqshbandi addressed the


Council during the general
debate where diplomats
and representatives of
international
nongovernmental
organizations participated.

The minorities in India


face religious profiling
and discrimination, he
said.

Students from Indian-


occupied Kashmir and
from the northeastern regions wracked by multiple armed insurgencies face degrading
treatment in Indian schools and universities, he told UNHRC.

The latest example of 63 Kashmiri students of a university in the northern city of


Meerut, in Uttar Pradesh, who were expelled and criminal charges initiated against
them on the ground they rooted for the Pakistani cricket team in a Asia Cup match
against India.

Mr. President, my organization urges this Council to ask the Governments of India to
take effective measures to end discrimination against the minorities, Naqshbandi
said.

For more information, contact Mr. Wani in Geneva at + 41 77 9248926 or Mr.


Ahmed Quraishi at + 41 77 9643655

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Lobbying Activities
From 13-27 March 2014
In ISB/RWP

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YFK Lobbying Events in Islamabad March 2014

Serial Date Event Venue


01 13 March 2014 Visit To IIUI's HoD Politics & IR (Male IIU, Islamabad
Campus)
02 13 March 2014 Visit To IIUI's HoD Politics & IR (Female IIU, Islamabad
Campus)
03 13 March 2014 Meeting With Mr. Inam Masoodi YFK HQ, Islamabad
04 17 March 2014 Meeting With ATI City Nazim Islamabad Peshawar Road,
Rawalpindi
05 19 March 2014 Visit To AIOU's Chairman of Mass AIOU, Islamabad
Communication Department
06 19 March 2014 Visit To Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami AJK Poonch House,
Saddar, Rawalpindi
07 21 March 2014 Meeting With Allama Agha Syed Ejaz Jaama Masjid
Hussain Al-Moosvi (Imaam) Jaafria, Satellite
Town, Rawalpindi
08 21 March 2014 Meeting With Allama Moulana Mufti Hanif Jaama Masjid
Qureshi (Imaam) Syeda Aamna,
Kurri Road,
Rawalpindi
09 25 March 2014 Meeting With Mujahid-e-Awwal Sardar Mujahid Manzil,
Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan Satellite Town,
Rawalpindi
10 26 March 2014 Visit To APHC Leader, Hassan-al-Bana on APHC, I-8,
His Mother's Demise Islamabad
11 27 March 2014 Reception To Kashmir Delegation To UN Benazir Bhutto
Geneva International
Airport, Islamabad

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YFK Lobbying Team Visits IIUI's Politics & IR Department Heads


#YFK lobbying team visited International Islamic University (#IIUI), #Islamabad on March 13,
2014. Head of Department, Politics and International Relation (Male Campus) Dr. Manzoor
Afridi received the YFK team at campus. After the introduction session, YFK team member
Mr. Usman Ali Khan gave a brief account of activities carried out since the formation of
Youth Forum For Kashmir.

Dr. Manzoor Afridi appreciated the objectives of YFK and applauds the efforts of #Kashmiri
and #Pakistani #youth in rejuvenating the dispute. He shared his expert opinion on the
#Kashmir dispute and analyzed the #Pakistan and #Indias Kashmir policy in last six decades
and its impact on the Kashmiris.

According to him, post 9/11


negligence on the part of
Pakistani government badly hurt
the cause of Kashmir. Pakistan
tried to keep a low profile on
international politics during 2000
to 2008 because of multiple
reasons. First, being the part and
the victim of Global War on
Terror simultaneously, made
Pakistans geography vulnerable
of external threats especially
from its eastern and northern borders and internal law and order chaos, ethnic and
sectarian crisis further deteriorated the situation. India fully exploited the situation and
through diplomacy and aggressive strategies forced Pakistan to adopt a low profile on the
Kashmir dispute. New Delhi tried not to lose any opportunity to blame Pakistan for every
incident taken place inside India, whether its an attack on Indian parliament or Mumbai
serial blasts and attack on Taj hotel. So in this scenario Pakistan was left with no option but
to maintain silence over the Kashmir issue.

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Before that Pakistan tried to


engage with India on Kashmir
through table talks, back door
diplomacy and CBMs but
nothing could prove result
oriented as India always tried to
ignore and sideline the core
issue of Kashmir. Agra summit
was a good initiative but Indias
stubborn attitude had spoiled
the opportunity to solve the
Kashmir dispute peacefully.
India wants to maintain good
trade and cultural relations with Pakistan but always avoids solving the root cause of
distrust and animosity.

Dr. Manzoor emphasized the need to solve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN
Security Councils resolutions. According to him, Pakistan should ask for the third party
mediation as Pakistan and India has been failed to solve the dispute bilaterally. He was
critical of different formulas to solve the Kashmir dispute, presented in past by Pakistans
authorities. Kashmir is an incomplete agenda of partition and India should quit its ten
million forces from the valley to fulfill the promises made by Jawaharlal Nehru in UNSC.
Pakistan needs to focus to internationalize the Kashmir dispute by highlighting the human
rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupation army in the valley. In this regard Pakistani
business community and diaspora in European countries and America can play a role. He
offered his full support and encouragement towards this important cause.

Team YFK also met Dr. Noor Fatima, the HOD Politics & IR (Female Campus) IIUI. Ms. Shiasta
Safi, member lobbying team introduced the objectives and goals of YFK and shared the past
activities and future endeavours with
her. Dr. Noor encouraged the youth to
participate in the cause of Kashmir and
utilize their positive energies in
highlighting the plight of the Kashmiris.
Other lobbyists included, Ms. Zenub
Butt, Ms. Saadia Khanum, Ms. Hamna
Mahrukh, Mr. Naeem, Mr. Hussnain
Anwar, Mr. Zaman Bajwa & Mr.
Muhammad Hassaan.

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YFK Team Meets Mr. Inam Masoodi @YFK HQ, Islamabad


Mr. Inam-ul-Haq Masoodi, Head of Special Initiatives, Read Foundation, visited #YFK HQ,
Islamabad on March 13, 2014. Mr. Muhammad Hassaan, Manager Executive Teams, Youth
Forum For Kashmir, has briefed him on the purpose and objectives of YFK.

Mr. Masoodi appreciated the efforts of team YFK to highlight the #Kashmir dispute and
human rights violation by #Indian occupation army. He shared his experiences and
contributions in the education sector and for the cause of Kashmir and #Palestine. His
dynamic and impressive work in social and developmental sector in UK, Pakistan and Azad
Kashmir would be a great guidance for YFK team. He also extended his full support to Youth
Forum For Kashmir for the cause of Kashmir and Kashmiris welfare.

Other YFK Team members included Mr. Hussnain Anwar, Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Ms. Shaista
Safi, Ms. Saadia Khanum & Ms. Zenub Babur Butt.

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YFK Team Meets Mr. Shaheer Sialvi


#YFK lobbying team visited Mr. Shaheer Sialvi, City Nazim [Anjuman Talaba-e-Islam (#ATI)]
#Islamabad on March 17, 2014. After the introduction session, YFK Team member Mr.
Usman Ali Khan has briefed him on the purpose and objectives of YFK and presented
Human Rights Report: Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir 2013-14, while Mr. Muhammad
Hassaan, Manager Executive Teams YFK gave a brief account of activities carried out since
the formation of Youth Forum For Kashmir. Mr. Hassaan also presented him bouquet and
wished him for his health. YFK Team member Ms. Misbah-ul-Maryam was also present in
the meeting.

Mr. Sialvi appreciated the efforts of team YFK to highlight the #Kashmir dispute and human
rights violations by #Indian occupation army. He extended his full support to Youth Forum
For Kashmir and for the cause of Kashmir. He condemned off and on firing from Indian
forces on Line of Control (#LoC). He further said that ATI & YFK will work together to
promote Kashmir cause inside and outside #Pakistan.

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YFK Lobbying Team Visits AIOU's Chairman


of Mass Communication Department
#YFK lobbying team visited Professor Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj, Chairman of Mass
Communication Department, Allama Iqbal Open University (#AIOU) #Islamabad on March
19th, 2014. Mr. Usman Ali Khan, YFK Team member gave a brief presentation on aims and
objectives of YFK. Other Team members included Mr. Muhammad Hassaan, Mr. Hussnain
Anwar, Ms. Mariah Attique, Ms. Misbah-ul-Maryam & Ms. Shaista Safi.

Dr. Siraj gave a brief overview on the history of sub-continent & Geo-political importance of
#Kashmir. He said that he feels, #Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir. He wished that
one day he could freely sit in the Shikara (Wooden Boat) of Dal Lake, #Srinagar.

He also appreciated the work done by YFK and gave his valuable advises for further
improvements. He extended his full support for YFK and for the cause of Kashmir.

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YFK Lobbying Team Meets Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami AJK


#YFK lobbying team meets Abdul Rasheed Turabi, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (#JI), Azad
#Jammu & #Kashmir (#AJK) @Poonch House, Rawalpindi on March 19th, 2014. He warmly
welcomed the Team members of YFK including Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Mr. Muhammad
Hassaan, Mr. Hussnain Anwar, Ms. Misbah-ul-Maryam & Ms. Shaista Safi.

Mr. Usman briefed him about the aims & objectives of YFK and discussed the so far
achievements of the organization.

Mr. Turabi appreciated the creation and work of Youth Forum For Kashmir. He emphasized
on the fact that its the time to unite & gather our efforts for this great cause. He was of the
view that #youth can play a vital role for a nation & can act as trend setters. He extended his
full support for YFK & paid tribute to the youth for raising the voice for the people of
Kashmir.

He said that shaking hand with India without resolving Kashmir issue is just like adding salt
to the wounds of #Kashmiris, YFK should built a campaign with the help of all youth
organizations to take all youth on the one-point agenda about Kashmir. He further said that
some hidden powers want to put Kashmir in the lap of #India without giving the right of self-
determination to the people of Kashmir.

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YFK Lobbying Team Meets Allama Agha Syed


Ejaz Hussain Al-Moosvi
#YFK lobbying team meets Allama Agha Syed Ejaz Hussain Al-Moosvi, Chairman Daar-ul-
Uloom Hussainia Jaafria & Central Coordinator Moladad Trust (Registered) on March 21st,
2014. Mr. Usman briefed him about the aims & objectives of YFK and discussed the so far
achievements of the organization. YFK delegation included Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Mr.
Muhammad Hassaan & Mr. Hussnain Anwar.

Allama Moosvi said that the rule of 'kufr' can sustain in the society but not #repression.
#Kashmir dispute is not the issue of religions or sects but a #humanitarian cause because
#Indian occupation army is violating human rights in Indian occupied #Jammu & Kashmir. He
called Indian army as forces of 'Yazeed'. He was very pleased by the efforts of YFK for this
noble cause & extended his full support for Youth Forum For Kashmir and for the cause of
Kashmir. He further said that there shouldn't be any fluctuation in #Pakistani stance for the
#freedom of Kashmir.

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YFK Lobbying Team Meets Allama Moulana Mufti


Muhammad Hanif Qureshi
#YFK lobbying team meets Allama Moulana Mufti Muhammad Hanif Qureshi, Imaam Jaama
Masjid Syeda Aamna & Central Executive Shabab-e-Islami #Pakistan (#SIP) on March 21st,
2014. Mr. Hussnain & Mr. Hassaan briefed him about the aims & objectives of YFK and
discussed the so far achievements of the organization. YFK delegation included Mr. Usman
Ali Khan, Mr. Muhammad Hassaan & Mr. Hussnain Anwar.

Mufti Sahab said that #Kashmir issue is running as #blood in his veins. He criticized #media
on not giving much time to the Kashmir issue but the #Indian contents. He said that Kashmir
is a burning issue and media should highlight it because Kashmir is much more relevant than
Indian movies or songs. International community should play their role to solve this dispute
as per #UN resolution on Kashmir. He was happy to see that the #Pakistani #youth has
started raising their voices for this noble cause. He extended his full support for Youth
Forum For Kashmir. He further said that #Pakistan's support for the Kashmir cause should be
highlighted in our educational curriculum.

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YFK Lobbying Team Meets Mujahid-e-Awwal


Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan
Four Team Members of Youth Forum For Kashmir #YFK meet Mujahid-e-Awwal Sardar
Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan at "Mujahid Manzil" on 25th March, 2014. Ms. Shabul
Huda (Grand-daughter of Mujahid-e-Awwal) warmly welcomed YFK team members
Including Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Ms. Shaista Safi, Mr. Muhammad Hassaan & Mr. Hussnain
Anwar.

YFK team paid rich-tribute to Mujahid-e-Awwal for his dedication towards #Kashmir & the
Kashmir Issue. Despite of his illness he was full of zest & he shared few memorable
experiences with the team, including his initial struggle, getting the name Mujahid-e-Awwal
and his successful tenures (Thrice President of #AJK & Twice Prime Minister of AJK under the
banner of Muslim Conference).

He was of the view that "Kashmir is not the issue of land; it is the issue of Kashmiris"
because #Indian occupation army is violating international laws and human rights in Indian-
occupied Kashmir. He said that "#Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and so is the case
with Kashmir, all bonds whether ideological, cultural or geographical all are in favor of
Pakistan". Mujahid-e-Awwal appreciated the idea behind the creation of Youth Forum For
Kashmir (YFK) and gave his valuable advises to the forum for highlighting the Kashmir Issue
on all grounds.

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YFK Team Meets APHC Leader


Hassan-al-Bana on His Mother's Demise
Team #YFK visited Peoples Political Fronts Vice Chairman and #APHC #AJK chapter leader,
Hassan-al-Bana on his mother's demise at All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)'s office on
26th March, 2014.

To extend their heartfelt condolences on sad demise of his mother, Team of Youth Forum
For #Kashmir prayed and recites Fatiha. At this occasion other members of APHC were also
gathered for prayers. Syed Yousuf Naseem, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Rifeeq Dar and many
more paid tributes to the demised mother of Hassan-al-Banna. May ALLAH rest her soul in
Jannah. Aameen!

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Reception To Kashmir Delegation To UN Geneva


By YFK Team
The #Kashmir delegation to the 25th session of United Nations Human Rights Council
(#UNHRC) is back in #Islamabad over the weekend.

The five-member delegation--from #Pakistan, Azad Kashmir,and the #Indian-occupied


Kashmir--was in #Geneva for a round of lobbying, seizing a moment of renewed interest in
the oldest international dispute on Security Council's agenda.

The delegation was led by Altaf Hussain Wani, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat
Conference (#APHC), the umbrella group that represents all #Kashmiri parties that seek an
end to #India's military
occupation.

The delegation's Geneva


visit coincided with
Kashmir hitting
international headlines
again following a
sporting event between
Pakistan and India.
Kashmiri students at
Indian universities were
beaten, harassed and in
one case expelled from
an Indian university for
rooting for Pakistan.

Islamabad responded to the Indian provocation by "opening its heart and its universities" to
the affected Kashmiri students.

The incident caught international imagination and generated new sympathy for Kashmiri
people's quest for freedom from Indian occupation. The incident provided fresh evidence on
the bond that unites the Kashmiri people and especially the younger generation to Pakistan.

The Kashmiri delegates met diplomats and representatives of human rights organizations
and international #NGOs, students of international policy and members of the academia.

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Members of the
delegation also met
#UN officials
responsible for
documenting
human rights
violations
worldwide. During
these meetings, UN
officials and the
Kashmiri delegation
identified areas of
improvement in the
process of
reporting Indian
rights violations in
occupied Kashmir.

The Kashmiri delegation met with rights activists from several countries and shared with
them reports and books in #English and #French languages on Kashmir.

On arrival back in Islamabad at dawn on Thursday, the Youth Forum For Kashmir (#YFK)
organized a small reception at Islamabad International Airport (Benazir Bhutto International
Airport). YFK members Muhammad Hassaan, Hussnain Anwar and Usman Ali Khan, were
present at the airport with bouquets to receive the delegation.

The YFK banners on Kashmir attracted a lot of attention. Passers-by stopped to take
pictures.

The Kashmir delegation to United Nations in Geneva was led by APHC leader Altaf Hussain
Wani. Members included Sardar Amjad Yousaf, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of
International Relations (#KIIR), APHC leader Ishtiyaq Hameed, APHC leader Syed Faiz
Naqshbandi, and Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director, YFK.

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10 April 2014
Lal Chowk, Srinagar
Massacre

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Press Release English


Dateline Islamabad April 10, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan at 03335988912
or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

Kashmiri And Pakistani Youth Mark Lal Chowk Masssacre


Anniversary
ISLAMABAD, 10 AprilKashmiri and Pakistani youth on Thursday marked the 21st
anniversary of the Lal Chowk massacre where Indias occupation army killed up to 47 people
and burned homes and shops in an entire suburb of Srinagar.

The Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK) and the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)
organized a memorial meeting in the Pakistani capital to commemorate the anniversary. The
purpose of the event was to link human rights violations in Kashmir to the Indian elections
and call on New Delhi to restrain the Indian militarys role in the disputed territory.

Two senior APHC leaders Altaf Hussain Wani and Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressed the
youth at the memorial, along with Ahmed Quraishi, the Executive Director of YFK.

YFK is Pakistans first pro-Kashmir lobbying group run by Kashmiri and Pakistani youth.
The group is a platform that unites the youth in Indian-occupied Kashmir with their
counterparts in Pakistan and AJK.

One of the most devastating incidents of its kind, on April 10, 1993, a large section of
downtown Srinagar known as Lal Chowk was burned to the ground by Indian paramilitary
troops. 47 innocent Kashmiri were burned alive.

In all, 59 houses, 190 shops, 53 stores where inventory was kept, two office buildings, five
commercial buildings, two schools and a shrine inside the building were gutted by the fire.

The New York Times and Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented the massacre in detail.

The HRW reported that civilians it interviewed said the Indian Border Security troops
prevented the authorities and paramedics from saving the lives of the injured.

This is not the only incident, APHC leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandi told the memorial
meeting. The Indian military and paramilitary forces had been systematically destroying
houses, burning down shops, attacking shrines and even desecrating the Holy Quran.

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Speaking on the occasion, APHC leader Altaf Hussain Wani said the Lal Chowk Massacre
was not an isolated incident but part of a pattern.

Massacres like Lal Chowk and Sopore are consistent with the policy of repression and
subjugation by the Government of India and its collaborators to silence the peoples
resistance against the illegal occupation, Wani said.

A young Pakistani volunteer asked the Kashmiri leader why it was important to remember
Lal Chowk massacre and other important events in the history of Kashmir freedom
movement.

It is important that we remember these days because it gives us a moral boost to remember
the sacrifices of the Kashmir freedom movement, said Wani, and added, not doing so
would be an act of betrayal on our part of those mothers and families that gave their sons for
the sacred cause of freedom.

Ahmed Quraishi said Pakistanis should join Kashmiris in highlighting all the important days
in the Kashmir freedom struggle against Indian occupation.

Pakistan is one of those few countries in the world that continue to engage the world
community on behalf of Kashmir freedom struggle. Together, the Kashmiri and Pakistani
youth can take the story of Kashmiri freedom from Indian occupation to the next level, he
said.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

[END]

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Press Release Urdu


Dateline Islamabad April 10, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan at 03335988912
or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

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Media Coverage & Videos 10th April 2014


1. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201404/11/misc.php

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2. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/04/10/lal-chowk-massacre-anniversary-
observed-in-islamabad.html

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3. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/04/10/kashmiri-pakistani-youth-mark-lal-chowk-
masssacre-anniversary/

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APHC Leader Altaf Wanis Message

4. http://tune.pk/video/2586408/not-remembering-the-sacrifices-of-kashmiris-is-an-
act-of-betrayal-altaf-wani

APHC Leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandis Message

5. http://tune.pk/video/2588066/indian-military-is-systematically-destroying-houses-
amp-shops-attacking-shrines-amp-desecrating-the-holy-quran-faiz-naqshbandi

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YFK Team Visits Fatima Jinnah Women University April 24, 2014

#YFK lobbying team visited Professor Dr. Saima Ashraf Kiyani, Head of Defense & Diplomatic
Studies (#DDS) Department, Fatima Jinnah Women University (#FJWU) #Rawalpindi on April
24th, 2014. Mr. Usman Ali Khan, YFK Team member gave a brief presentation on aims and
objectives of YFK and explained the operational area and target audience of YFK. Other
Team members included Ms. Shaista Safi, Ms. Ramla Maryam, Mr. Muhammad Hassaan &
Mr. Hussnain Anwar.

Dr. Saima said that #Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the wishes of Kashmiri
people under #UN resolutions. She also appreciated the work done by YFK and extended her
full support for YFK and for Kashmir cause.

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YFK Team Members Meet President AJK


Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan 25 April 2014

On Friday 25th April, Manager Executive Teams YFK, Mr. Muhammad Hassaan & Manager
Administration & Protocol YFK, Mr. Usman Ali Khan met President Azad Jammu & Kashmir,
Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan in #Islamabad.

Mr. Usman officially invited Mr. President to visit Youth Forum For Kashmir Headquarter
Islamabad. Sardar Sahab showed his interest and accepted the request. He also appreciated
YFK team's efforts for #Kashmir cause.

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YFK Hosted State Youth Assembly Delegation 25 April 2014

Youth Forum for Kashmir (#YFK) hosted the Prime Minister and Members of State Youth
Assembly (#SYA). SYA is the only Model State Assembly in Azad #Kashmir. SYAs members
are drawn from across #AJK.

The purpose of the meeting was to forge a strategic working relationship between YFK,
#Pakistans first pro-Kashmir lobbying group run by Kashmiri and Pakistani youth, and SYA,
which is mobilizing the youth across Azad Kashmir to work for social welfare and
development through
small projects that
contribute to society.

The 10 member SYA


delegation was led by
Sardar Samiullah,
Prime Minister State
Youth Assembly.
Members included
Asghar Hayat, Bilal
Anjum, Sardar Waqas
Javed, Dr. Sidra
Akhtar, Raja Yasir
Ayub, Ahsan Nawaz
Khan, Humam
Shafique Kiyani, Nauman Ashfaq Mughal and Izhar Bukhari.

A brief presentation was given on the aims, objectives and work done by YFK in bringing the
youth of Indian-occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan on a single platform.

A brief presentation of SYA's activities, goals and future missions was given and the
campaign Read To Lead was highly appreciated by the Executive Director YFK and his team
members. YFK assured all sorts of support and pledged to work in full cooperation
particularly in the establishment of Libraries and IT labs in the remote areas of Azad Jammu
& Kashmir.

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At the end of the meeting all delegates recorded their remarks and good wishes for YFK in
Visitors Book. The two-hour session concluded with a hope that SYA and YFK together can
address the issue of Kashmir at all levels.

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30 April 2014
Seminar on Post-
Election Situation
in IOK

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Event Program | Seminar on 30th April 2014 @YFK HQ Islamabad

Theme | The Post-Election Situation In Indian-Occupied Kashmir

Serial No. Time Activity


01 10:45 11:00 Arrival of Keynote Speakers, Guests, Media

02 11:00 11:05 Recital of The Holy Quran


Mr. Ahmed Quraishi Executive Director, YFK
03 11:05 11:10 Opening
Ms. Zenub Babur Butt Moderator
04 11:10 11:30 How India Tried To Convince Kashmiris To Participate In
Elections: A Look At Methods & Strategy
Sheikh Tajammul-Ul-Islam Director of Kashmir Media Service
05 11:30 11:50 How Kashmiris And Pakistan View The Indian Election?
Dr. Manzoor Afridi HoD, Department of Politics/IR, IIUI
06 11:50 12:10 Election Under Occupation
Ms. Shaista Safi Human Rights Activist from Baramula, Indian-
Occupied Kashmir
07 12:10 12:30 How The World Sees Kashmir Election?
Mr. Ahmed Quraishi Executive Director, YFK
08 12:30 13:00 Q&A Session with Audience

Refreshment

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Press Release English 1


Dateline Islamabad April 30, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan at 03335988912
or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

Kashmir Stands By Pakistan Army On Youm-e-Shuhada


ISLAMABAD, 30 AprilKashmiris in Pakistan interrupted a seminar in Islamabad on
Indias forced elections in Kashmir to offer Fateha and pay rich tributes to the Armed Forces
of Pakistan on Martyrs Day.

The Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK) organized a national seminar in the Pakistani capital on
Wednesday to discuss the elections in Kashmir under the shadow of Indias occupation army.

In the middle of the proceedings, a young Kashmiri girl, Shaista Safi, a migrant from
Baramula in Indian-occupied Kashmir, delivered a passionate speech. Safi said she grew up
singing national Kashmiri songs that mentioned Pakistan Army soldiers as heroes. The
military of Pakistan has always stood by the people of Kashmir, and it is our time now to tell
Pakistan Army that Kashmir stands by you, said Safi.

Seminar participants recited Fateha for the martyrs of Pakistan and Kashmir.

YFK is Pakistans first pro-Kashmir lobbying group run by Kashmiri and Pakistani youth.
The group is a platform that unites the youth in Indian-occupied Kashmir with their
counterparts in Pakistan and AJK.

[END]

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Press Release English 2


Dateline Islamabad May 02, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan at 03335988912
or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

National Seminar On Forced Indian Election In Islamabad

Indias Forced Election In Kashmir Is A Military And Not


A Democratic Exercise
The International Community Does Not Recognize Indias Elections Inside Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, 02 MayA roundtable in the Pakistani capital bringing together Pakistani


and Kashmiri academics concluded that Indias forced elections in Kashmir were more of a
military operation than a democratic exercise.

The Youth Forum for Kashmir, or YFK, a lobbying group, organized a roundtable in
Islamabad on the day Indias military organized a voting exercise in Kashmir as part of
Indias national elections.

Participants and students of politics and international relations from Quaid-e-Azam


University, International Islamic University, and National Defense University attended the
roundtable with key speakers Sheikh Tajammul-Ul-Islam, Director of Kashmir Media
Service (KMS), and Dr. Manzoor Afridi, Head of department of political science and
international relations at IIUI, Shaista Safi, a human rights activist from Baramulah, Indian-
occupied Kashmir, and Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of YFK.

Sheikh Tajammul asked a key question in the debate over forced Indian elections in Kashmir:
"Why do we say Kashmiris should boycott elections? Many non-Kashmiris ask us why you
dont be a part of the electoral process to prove your popularity."

India, he answered, uses elections to sabotage the freedom movement. The assembly
resulting from these elections cannot decide the fate of the State under United Nations
resolutions.

A key point for Sheikh Tajammul, himself a Kashmiri, was the legitimacy of Indias elections
in Kashmir at the international level. According to him, these elections carry little weight
globally.

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Indias elections in Kashmir are not recognized internationally, Tajammul said.

What supported his statement is the critical international media coverage of the forced Indian
elections in Kashmir.

Most Western media coverage this week focused on the story of the arrest of more than 600
Kashmiri civilians by Indias occupation security forces in the valley prior to balloting.

Tajammul revealed that Indias ballot papers in occupied Kashmir stipulate that voters pledge
allegiance to the Indian constitution, and that elections are manipulated in any case to
ensure that pro-Indian personalities are elected to occupied Kashmirs legislature.

Another interesting aspect of the forced Indian election in Kashmir is that Indias army and
intelligence are primarily responsible for conducting elections in the valley, unlike in India
where elections are conducted by the government and the election commission, he said.

Tajammul also explained details of psychological operationsthe name given to tactics


that Indias occupation officials use to divide and confuse the Kashmiri population.

Some of these Psy-Ops, as they are known in military lingo, include promoting divisive
debates in the media along the lines of, for example, Sufi and non-Sufi Islam, and whether
Kashmiris want an independent Kashmir or one that is part of Pakistan, and whether self-rule
would be a better option. Another divisive topic is whether Kashmiris should support secular
politicians or communal ones, the word being a code for anyone who is pro-Pakistan. This
is a sample of other discourses that India uses to confuse the Kashmiri population,
Tajammul said.

All of these tactics are about one thing: to change the topic in Kashmir, he said, from freedom
from Indian rule to other issues.

Tajammul said the latest tactic India is using in Kashmir is to exploit the power struggles
between different politicians within the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), the
umbrella group of all Kashmiris who oppose Indias military occupation and support UN
Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

Dr. Manzoor Afridi, Head of IR and political science department at IIUI, said he viewed the
elections in India as part of a region-wide movement of change where China, Pakistan, Iran,
and Afghanistan have all seen changes in command at the top.

He said relations between these five countries will determine the stability of the entire region
of South and Central Asia.

Dr. Afridi gave an extensive briefing to the participants on the internal dynamics of elections
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party was confused on Pakistan and that its leaders issued conflicting statements that
appeared friendly at times and hostile at others.

Afridi highlighted a particular statement by Narendra Modi where the BJP leader warned
Indian Muslims to move to Pakistan if they did not want to live in India.

Ahmed Quraishi, the Executive Director of YFK, urged Pakistani politicians to issue
statements on regular basis on Indian activities in Kashmir. He lamented how Indian
politicians take deep interest in developments in Pakistan while Pakistani politicians fail to
take notice of major developments in Indian-occupied Kashmir or in India itself.

An Indian politician has written a letter to our Prime Minister over the legal case facing
Pakistani television channel, said Quraishi, adding, Indian politicians watch and interfere
where they see that it serves Indias interest, but our Pakistani politicians are totally silent.
There is not a single statement from any Pakistani politician on Indias forced election in
occupied Kashmir.

In addition to the politicians, the Pakistani media can more robust while covering Indias
election exercise in Kashmir, Quraishi said. Our media should not only report on the Indian
electoral activity in Kashmir, our media should go a step further and question this forced
Indian election, raise doubts about it from the given facts on the ground, where the Indian
army is arresting Kashmiris to intimidate those boycott the election, Quraishi said.

Quraishi said Pakistans policy on India should be consistent. We should maintain normal
relations with India at current levels, including trade, but we should not give India one-sided
political or trade concessions until India resolves Kashmir and reciprocates our concessions.
This should be our fixed position, he said.

Shaista Safi, a young freedom activist from Baramulah in Indian-occupied Kashmir,


delivered a strong indictment of the forced Indian election in Kashmir.

Did the people of Jammu Kashmir not go for elections in 1987? Why did the youth reject
Ballot and opted for the Bullet after 1987? Only because the sanctity of ballot box was not
respected, the losers were declared winners and the winners portrayed as losers. To add insult
to injury India propagated all over the world that these elections were the Referendum
promised to the people of Jammu Kashmir and there remains no need for Plebiscite under the
auspices of United Nations, Safi said.

In her view, elections in a disputed territory in the presence of hundreds of thousands of


occupation forces equipped with draconian laws can only be a Military Exercise and not an
election.

Shaista created enough doubts about the forced Indian election in Kashmir through a series of
questions:

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1. How will people respond to the election process when India has created an
institutional and systematic repression in Kashmir?
2. Are we allowed to vote on our collective future?
3. Will my vote undo what Indian army did with my mother land?
4. Will my vote remove the army outside every house standing there against our will?
5. Will my vote heal the wounds of my sisters who were raped by Indian forces?
6. Will my vote bring some relief to the family of disappeared persons?
7. Will my vote provide the justice to those mothers who lost their sons struggling to get
their birth rights?

Concluding her remarks, Shaista Safi said like most Kashmiris she could not say India-
organized elections in Kashmir are a positive development.

Those who say elections are a step forward are actually sabotaging Kashmirs sentiment of
Azaadi, she said.

Occupation is Evil in itself and conducting Elections under Occupation is just strengthening
this brutal occupation.

At the end, Safi said she grew up singing national Kashmiri songs that mentioned Pakistan
Army soldiers as heroes. The military of Pakistan has always stood by the people of Kashmir,
and it is our time now to tell Pakistan Army that Kashmir stands by you, said Safi.

Seminar participants recited Fateha for the martyrs of Pakistan and Kashmir.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

[END]

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9 May 2014
Seminar/Rally To
Show Solidarity
With Pakistan Army

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YFK Participated In A Seminar/Rally To Show Solidarity With


Pakistan Army

9th May 2014, on the Call of All Parties Coordination Council Azad #Jammu & #Kashmir, a
seminar was conducted in Kashmir House #Islamabad, to show solidarity with the people of
#Indian-Occupied Kashmir who acted as a wall of courage before the brutal force of #India
during the recent Election drama and to pay rich tribute to the bold stance that #COAS Gen.
Raheel Sharif took by making a historical speech where he mentioned Kashmir as the Jugular
Vein of #Pakistan.

Amongst the distinguished guests, Senior Kashmiri Hurriyat Leader, Muhammad Farooq
Rehmani and Deputy
Speaker #AJK Assembly,
Mrs. Shaheena Dar were
the Chief Guests.
Members of #APHC,
representatives from
various political parties,
Members of Youth Forum
For Kashmir (#YFK) and
State Youth Assembly
(#SYA) showed full
solidarity with Pakistan
Army & appreciated the
clear stance of Army Chief.

Addressing the gathering, Speakers appreciated the courage of Kashmiri people who stood
against the brutalities of Indian occupation before & during these Elections. Speakers
showed full support for Pakistan Army and appreciated the bold stance of Army Chief, which
brought a new wave of motivation among the people of Kashmir that after hearing the
statement majority of the people in #Baramula District rejected to cast their votes.

At the end of the seminar a rally was carried out, participants were holding banners with
statements showing Solidarity with Pakistan Army & participants raised slogans praising the
Pakistan Army and pro-Azaadi slogans for Kashmir.

YFK team included Ms. Shaista Safi, Mr. Usman Ali Khan & Mr. Hussnain Anwar.

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YFK Participated In An Event "Sahir Ludhianvi Ki Yaad Mein"

On 10th May 2014, #YFK participated in an event "Sahir Ludhianvi Ki Yaad Mein", which was
organized by a famous Literary Forum 'Fanoos' to remember the most famous poet of the
sub-continent at #Wah Cantt. Sahir Ludhianvi was the biggest opponent of Human Rights
Violations, War, Terrorism, etc. He wrote many famous poems on anti-war craze mentality.

YFK was represented by Team member Mr. Usman Ali Khan. He distributed YFK pamphlets
and #Kashmir Human Rights
Reports in the audience. YFK
standees attract many people
on the occasion. He met
Human Rights Activist Ms.
Farzana Baari, writer of 'Dil Dil
Pakistan' song Mr. Nisar Nasik,
Senior Leader PMLN & Ex-Chief
Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Pir Sabir Shah, Member Central
Executive Committee 'Fanoos'
Mr. Shoaib Hamaish & Mr.
Zafar Aziz, Media persons and
Civil Society members.

Mr. Usman gave a brief presentation on objectives and intentions of YFK and explained the
working area and audience of YFK. All honorable guests appreciated the work done by YFK
and extended their support for YFK and for Kashmir cause.

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YFK Lobbyist Discussed Kashmir on Such TV

On 19th May 2014, YFK lobbyist Ms. Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi represented YFK in a Morning
show Such Savera on Such TV hosted by a popular anchor Madeeha Dawood. The Topic of
the discussion was the introduction of YFK as well as the impact that it is creating.

Program Link: http://tune.pk/video/3336167/yfk-lobbyist-syeda-qudsia-mashhadi-


discussed-kashmir-on-such-tv

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21 May 2014
Kashmir Martyrs
Day

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad May 21, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan at 03335988912 or Email us on
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Youth Forum For Kashmir Marks Kashmir Martyrs Day

ISLAMABAD, 21 May 2014 Youth Forum For Kashmir YFK on Wednesday marked the
anniversary of the martyrdom of two prominent Kashmiri leaders, Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz
Moulvi Muhammad
Farooq and Shaheed-e-
Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul
Ghani Lone by Indian
Occupation Forces.

YFK is Pakistans first


pro-Kashmir lobbying
group run by Kashmiri
and Pakistani youth. The
group is a platform that
unites the youth in
Indian-occupied Kashmir
with their counterparts in
Pakistan and AJK.

Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq was martyred at his residence in Srinagar on 21st May
in 1990. More than 60 mourners were martyred in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops
resorted to indiscriminate firing on his funeral procession. On the same day, in 2002,
Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was also martyred in Srinagar when he was returning from
Eidgah after addressing a public gathering held in connection with the martyrdom
anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq.

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A memorial meeting was


held by YFK in the Pakistani
Capital to commemorate the
anniversaries of both
Hurriyat leaders. While
observing their martyrdoms,
team YFK remembered their
sacrifices and dedication
towards the cause. Their
unparalleled services will
remain a symbol of selfless
service for us. YFK demands
that the ongoing freedom
movement should be carried forward to its legal and logical end.

The memorial meeting was concluded by reciting Fateha for the martyrs of Kashmir.

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The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

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Facebook & Twitter Posts 21 May 2014

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Patron, Voice of East Magazine Visited YFK HQ, Islamabad

On 23rd May 2014, Syed Bilal Hassan Shah visited YFK HQ and appreciated the efforts of
team YFK to highlight the Kashmir dispute and human rights violation by #Indian occupation
army. He also extended his full support to Youth Forum For Kashmir and agreed to give
special coverage to highlight Kashmir issue in his magazine. YFK Team members included
Ms. Shaista Safi, Ms. Misbah-Ul-Maryam, Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Mr. Muhammad Hassaan &
Mr. Hussnain Anwar.

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Facebook & Twitter Trend #KashmirResists from May 25-26 2014

YFK Team and its all members participated in a successful social media campaign titled
Kashmir Resists. In the campaign #KashmirResists hash tag was introduced on Twitter &
Facebook and different team members as well as volunteers posted their individual photos
on the official YFK Facebook page holding placards against Indian Occupation. The purpose
of the campaign was to being to light the perseverance of the Kashmiri people during this
month and to keep the issue alight in both traditional and social media.

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YFK Team's Exclusive Interview To The Daily Sama Newspaper

On 26th May 2014, YFK Team Members Ms. Shaista Safi, Mr. Muhammad Hassaan & Mr.
Usman Ali Khan have given an exclusive interview to the Daily Sama, Urdu Newspaper in
Islamabad. While talking to the Staff Reporter Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Choudhary, YFK
team members highlight the Kashmir dispute and the work done by Youth Forum for
Kashmir. Human rights violations, missing persons, increasing ratio of rapes and killings of
innocent people were under discussion.

News Links: http://sama.pk/epaper/islamabad/2014/05/27/page/2/

http://sama.pk/epaper/islamabad/2014/05/27/page/4/

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YFK Participation in Ishq-E-Pakistan Student Convention

Youth Forum For Kashmir #YFK participated in Ishq-E-Pakistan Student Convention in


Federal Urdu University (FUU), Islamabad organized by Anjuman Talaba-E-Islam (ATI).

YFK lobbyist Ms. Syeda Qudsia


Mashhadi addressed the convention
and highlighted the Kashmir dispute
and ongoing issues of Pakistan. Other
YFK team members included Ms.
Shaista Safi, Mr. Usman Ali Khan, Mr.
Muhammad Hassaan, Mr. Hussnain
Anwar & Mr. Naqash Malik.

Other Speakers and Guests included


Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Home Minister
Balochistan, Mr. Atta Ullah Bugti, Mr.
Walid Abu Ali, Honorable Ambassador
of Palestine, Respected Father & Sister
of Lt. Faiz Sultan Malik Shaheed & Mr. Shaheer Sialvi, City Nazim ATI Islamabad.

At the end of the convention, Such TV team requested team YFK to participate in their youth
based TV show Hum Jawan Noujawan and share views on Kashmir and Pakistan. YFK team
recorded one hour show with Mr. Haseeb Asif Malik of Such TV which was aired on 7th June
2014 at 7:05pm, repeat telecast time was on 8th June 2014 at 10:05am.

Program Links: http://tune.pk/video/3968054/kashmir-lobbyists-in-a-tv-show-on-pakistan

http://www.suchtv.pk/program/hum-jawan-naujawan/item/11879-hum-jawan-naujawan-
07-06-2014.html

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YFK Participated in Youth Forum Organized By United Nations


Date: June 17, 2 014

Venue: ILO Auditorium Islamabad

Chief Guest: Ahmed al-Hindewi, UN Secretary Generals Special Envoy on Youth

Forum Agenda: Idea of Youth on, Education, Health and Youth Participation

Representatives of YFK; Syedda Mariah Atiq, Shaista Safi, Zaman Bajwa

SYNOPSIS:

United Nations held a Youth Forum in Islamabad with the objective of engaging the young
leaders of Pakistan and to understand their point of views regarding the challenges facing
the country and their possible solutions. The event was attended by youngsters aged
between 11 and 29 from every hook and corner of the country. There were individuals who
were in their own capacity contributing to the cause.

The event comprised of three sessions on education, health and youth participation with
each session having a panel of specialists in the fields, both from within Pakistan and abroad
and subsequent question and answer session by the attendees.

SESSION 1: Education

Participants highlighted the need of education in the country and foreigners from Brazil, UK
etc who are in Pakistan, contributing in the sector elaborated their efforts in the field. The
main questions raised were regarding sustenance of programs by government and various
non-government organizations in the event of political changes in the country. There was a
consensus that education is the only way through which Pakistan can be brought on the
path of development. The UN special representative expressed his joy over coming to
Pakistan for the first time and stressed the need of providing education to everyone across
the country. Amongst the audiences interestingly Pakistans first ever transgender who was
gold medalist in MBA and South Asias first ever project manager was also present,
representing an NGO working specially for the community. He raised the question that their
community was always ignored when the education policies were chalked out.

SESSION 2: Health

Although the topic of the session was generally on the health services situation on the
country, however the moderators and the panelists confined it to sexual education and
awareness on reproductive health only. Representative of an NGO based in Karachi working
solely on this cause, was the main participant of the session. The panelists and the audience

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stressed the need for breaking the stigmas and taboos in the society regarding the topic. A
British lady who has been working in Pakistan for the last 25 years told that every year
14,000 women die during child birth, and this was due to early marriages and no awareness.
She was of the view that Pakistans path to success is de-nuclearisation, no early marriages,
and education to all. The audience clapped on her views.

SESSION 3: Youth Participation

The third session was about youth participation in affairs of the country. This was mainly
based on views from the audience. Various participants representing their respective NGOs
used it to promote themselves rather than contributing something positive to the topic.

WHAT YFK ACHIEVED THERE?

It turned out to be an excellent opportunity to interact with people from different walks of
life and to promote our cause.

We met the information minister of the National Youth Assembly Pakistan, the only
youth assembly having recognition of government of Pakistan. He along with his
colleagues was enthusiastic to collaborate with us. They proposed of signing a
memorandum assuring that they would raise the Kashmir issue in all their events
and would be participating in all our events too. They enjoy considerable access to
the lawmakers at Punjab level and assured us to provide all sorts of help in reaching
out to anyone there. They shall be visiting our office soon. The oath taking ceremony
of the new assembly is going to take place at Governor House Lahore.
We met the Executive Director of Channan, an NGO, which arranges various youth
programs and festivals. They were delighted to know about our cause and told us
that they were running some programs in AJK. They expressed the desire to invite us
in Youth Festival in Lahore, this September and to work out collaboration at different
other programs as well.
In the end we engaged in a thoughtful discussion with a panel of young volunteers of
United Nations. It was briefed to them that how Kashmir is relevant and important
to Pakistan and vice versa. The group of youngsters was initially under the
impression of the misperceptions about the issue of Kashmir, however, when Shaista
gave them a firsthand account of the miseries of people there, they agreed with us.

CONCLUSION:

It turned out to be a very useful platform for us where we interacted and promoted our
cause with youngsters from different backgrounds. We are working to materialize our
engagement with them in something fruitful in near future.

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad June 17, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Media Coverage 17th June 2014

1.1 http://www.sama.pk/epaper-images/2014/isb/jun/18/p8/14.html
1.2 http://www.sama.pk/epaper-images/2014/isb/jun/18/p8/26.html

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2.1 http://www.dailykashmirexpress.com/largeimage.php?pid=14199
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3. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/18/yfk-members-attend-un-function-in-
islamabad.html

4.
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id=2

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5. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201406/19/misc.php

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6. http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1&dt=19-06-
2014

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Kashmir Delegation
To UN Geneva
th
26 Session
From 10-27 June 2014

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UN Geneva Events

Serial Date Event & Link


01 11 June 2014 Bahrain Politicians To Raise Kashmir Issue In Parliament
Links:
1.1 http://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/
bahrain-politicians-to-raise-kashmir-issue-in-parliament/
1.2 http://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/
bahrain-politicians-to-raise-kashmir-issue-in-parliament-4/

02 12 June 2014 Kashmir Delegation To 26th Session of United Nations Human


Rights Council, Geneva
Links:
2.1 http://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/
kashmir-delegation-to-26th-session-of-united-nations-
human-rights-council-geneva/
2.2 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/
kashmir-delegation-to-26th-session-of-un-human-rights-
council-geneva/

03 15 June 2014 AFSPA, A License To Kill For Indian Armed Forces In Kashmir,
Says Wani
Links:
3.1 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/
afspa-a-license-to-kill-for-indian-armed-forces-in-kashmir-
says-wani/
3.2 http://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/
urdu-afspa-a-license-to-kill-for-indian-armed-forces-in-
kashmir/

04 15 June 2014 UN Should Ask India To Withdraw Army From Kashmir As First
Gesture, Nayeem Khan Tells UN
Links:
4.1 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06
/14/un-should-ask-india-to-withdraw-army-from-
kashmir-as-first-gesture-nayeem-khan-tells-un/
4.2 http://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/
15/un-should-ask-india-to-evacuate-its-sources-from-
kashmir/

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05 18 June 2014 Two Kashmiri Women Expose Indias Notorious Tihar Jail at
UN
Links:
5.1 http://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/
17/two-kashmiri-women-expose-indias-notorious-tihar-
jail-at-un/
5.2 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06
/18/two-kashmiri-women-expose-indias-notorious-
tihar-jail/

06 18 June 2014 Indias Army Used Rape As A Tool of War in Kashmir, Now
Whole India is Engulfed in Rape Epidemic, Says Altaf Wani
Links:
6.1 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014
/06/18/indias-army-used-rape-as-a-tool-of-war-in-
kashmir-now-whole-india-is-engulfed-in-rape-
epidemic-says-altaf-wani/
6.2 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014
/06/18/indias-army-used-rape-as-a-tool-of-war-in-
kashmir-now-whole-india-is-engulfed-in-rape-
epidemicsays-wani/

07 20 June 2014 Compared to Afghanistan and Iraq, Indias Kashmir


Occupation is the Worst for Women, Says Ahmed Quraishi
Link:
7.1 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/
compared-to-afghanistan-and-iraq-indias-kashmir-
occupation-is-the-worst-for-women-says-ahmed-quraishi/
7.2 https://youthforumforkashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/
compared-to-afghanistan-and-iraq-indias-kashmir-
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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 11, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Bahrain Politicians To Raise Kashmir Issue In


Parliament

Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandA group of top Bahraini politicians called on the Kashmir


delegation at the United Nations in Geneva and pledged to raise the issue of Kashmir inside
the parliament of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Abdulla bin Ali bin Huwail, a member of Council of Representatives, Deputy Speaker of
Asian Parliamentary Association, Chairman of Human Rights Committee in Parliament of
Kingdom of Bahrain, invited the Kashmir Delegation to the UN to a meeting. The Kashmiri
Delegation is attending the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

He said that the people in the Gulf States support the Kashmiri struggle for the right of self-
determination according to UN resolutions.

We support the negotiation for the resolution of longstanding Kashmir dispute and any
resolution acceptable to the Kashmiris can bring sustainable peace in South Asia, he said to
the members of the Kashmiri Delegation.

Huwail pledged he will raise the issue of Kashmir on the floor of the Senate of Bahrain.

The Kashmiri Delegation raised the issue of Kashmiri students expelled from Indian
universities for cheering Pakistan team in a sporting event.

The Kashmiri Delegation was led by Altaf Hussain Wani, and included Sardar Amjad Yousaf
Khan, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR); Syed Faiz
Naqshbandi, senior APHC leader, and Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director, Youth Forum for
Kashmir (YFK), and Mrs. Shamim Shawl, senior APHC leader and Shagufta Ashraf.

In addition to Mr. Huwail, the Bahrain delegation consisted of Ahmed Almulla, member of
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Legislative and Legal Affairs; Senator Ahmed Alsaati, Head of the Human Rights
Committee; Nawaf al Moawda, the Ombudsman of Bahrain; Abdulrahman Bumajid, member
of the Committee on foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security; and Ghada Habib, from
the Ombudsmans office.

The Kashmir Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva met the Special Rapporteur on
Summary Executions and Extra Judicial Killings, Prof. Christof Haynas, and apprised him on
the human rights situation in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 11, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 12, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

KASHMIR DELEGATION To 26th Session of


United Nations Human Rights Council,
Geneva

Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandWhile addressing the 26th session of United Nations Human Rights
Council in Geneva, Kashmiri representatives urged the Council to act proactively on the
deteriorating human rights situation in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

Senior APHC leader Altaf Hussain Wani accused India of reaching a new low in its treatment
of Kashmiris. After the mass graves and extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances,
India is now harassing Kashmiri students studying in colleges and universities in mainland
India, in what is an unprecedented cruel treatment not seen in other conflict zones of the
world, he said.

Since the start of 2014, at least three dozen Kashmiri students were not only expelled from
their educational institutions, India imposed on them sedition charges. This, Wani said, is
meant to spread despondency and fear among Kashmirs young generation and deprive it of
its basic right to education.

Senior APHC leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, in his statement to UN Human Rights Council,
told the delegates that India has enacted a series of draconian laws that facilitate human rights
violations. The Indian army and its paramilitary forces enjoy complete impunity against the
crimes the Indian soldiers commit, he said.

Despite calls from international human rights organizations, India has so far not repealed the
Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which gives the occupation army a license to
kill, he said.

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Currently a Kashmiri Delegation is engaging international diplomats and human rights


activists at the Palais de Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, on the sidelines of the 26th
session of UNHCR. The delegation comprising of Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz
Naqshbandi, Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan, Mrs. Shamim Shawl, Shagufta Ashraf, and Ahmed
Quraishi, met diplomats from Finland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, and the Special
Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and apprised them about the worsening human rights
situation in Kashmir under Indian occupation. And urged them to use their influence on India
to stop these violations.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 12, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 15, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

AFSPA, A LICENSE TO KILL FOR INDIAN


ARMED FORCES IN KASHMIR, SAYS
WANI
Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandIndia has failed to respond to international calls for repealing


Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the arrogant attitude of the India is responsible for the
violence and sexual assaults against women in Indias northeast and in Indian-occupied
Jammu & Kashmir.

This was stated by Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani while taking part in debate on the report of
Special Rapporteur on violence against women organized by Forum Asia on the sideline of
the 26th session of United Nations Human Rights Council currently underway in Geneva.

India on one hand did not implement the recommendations of its own commissions and on
the other hand has blatantly told International community it does not need any external
advice.

Wani said three Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations, namely on Extra Judicial
Killings, on Human Rights Defenders, and on Violence Against Women, asked India to
repeal Armed Forces special Powers Act. Due to continued impunity of armed forces, now
the civilian administration is also encouraged to act in a similar manner. He said this is what
we have seen in Indian-occupied Kashmir, as in the case of the Health minister and other top
officials accused of molestation and sexual harassment of women are free to walk away with
impunity like the military personnel responsible for gang-rape and molestation of over 9,000
thousand women Indian occupied Kashmir.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 15, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

UN Should Ask India To Withdraw Army


From Kashmir As First Gesture, Nayeem
Khan Tells UN
Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, Switzerland A senior Kashmiri resistance leader addressed United Nations side
event in Geneva on Friday, telling diplomats and activists that he came with a message on
behalf of 13 million Kashmiris occupied by 700,000 Indian soldiers.

Nayeem Ahmed Khan, chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front (JKNF), took the center
stage during a panel discussion, joining the delegates via Skype from Srinagar, Indian-
occupied Kashmir.

Another Kashmiri intellectual, Abdul Majeed Zargar, a retired professor at Srinagar


University, addressed the
audience from Srinagar via
Skype.

The two Kashmiri leaders


were addressing an event
on the sidelines of the 26th
session of UN Human
Rights Council. He joined
a panel discussion via
Skype from Srinagar.

I appeal to the
international community to
compel the Indian
Government to change its

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attitude towards Kashmir and withdraw its army from Kashmir as a first gesture, Khan told
the UN event.

He said Kashmiris used peaceful protest since 2008 to convey their demands and yet New
Delhi responded with brutality.

From 2008 there has been a momentous shift from armed to peaceful struggle against the
Indian-occupation and people took to streets in huge numbers to demand right to self-
determination. But, it made no difference to the Indian state. It used the same brutal methods
to crush the civilian uprising killing 67 in 2008 in one go and 117 school boys and girls in the
summer uprising of 2010 and crippling at least five thousand persons as a warning to the
dissenting public, he said.

The event was moderated by APHC representative Syed Faiz Hussain Naqshbandi. Other
speakers included Daniela
Donges, representative of
the Geneva International
Center for Justice, and
Sardar Amjad Yousaf
Khan, Executive Director
of Kashmir Institute of
International Relations.

Sardar Amjad said India


cannot resist the tide of
history and the global
march toward more
freedoms and the New
Delhi will have to submit
to the demands of justice
and fair-play, respect its own international obligations, and grant freedom to Kashmiris who
have been demanding it for nearly seven decades.

Donges gave an interesting presentation that contrasted Indian occupation tactics in Kashmir
to Israeli occupation tactics in Palestine.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 15, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 15, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Two Kashmiri Women Expose Indias


Notorious Tihar Jail at UN
Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandFor
the first time at the United
Nations in Geneva, two women
activists from Kashmir exposed
Indias notorious Tihar jail,
where Indias occupation army
incarcerates ordinary Kashmiris.

Zamarud Habib, famous as


Prisoner No. 100, who was
jailed in Tihar for five years,
joined diplomats and rights
activists via Internet from
Srinagar to tell her story.
Another activist, Masooda Parveen, who is fighting a legal battle against the military in
Indian courts, gave an account of how the Indian legal process is one tool that Kashmiris are
trying to use to expose Indian military crimes in Kashmir.

The two activists spoke at an event focused on Kashmir and Palestine, sponsored by
International Muslim Womens Union, the Ariel Foundation International, and Ariana-
Leilani Childrens Foundation.

Before the event began on Tuesday, pamphlets were distributed inside the UN building that
briefly told the story of the two Kashmiri women. One flyer was titled, Prisoner No. 100:
One Woman Against an Army. The other flyer read, Masoodas Unending Fight For
Justice.

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Mrs. Shamim Shawl, the


moderator of the event,
assisted the two Kashmiri
women in addressing the UN
gathering through Internet.

She made an impassioned


appeal to the diplomats from
the Permanent Missions to
the UN and to human rights
activists who attended the event, to raise the question of Indias military occupation, and
asked those who supported an end to the occupation to join her for a group photo, and a large
number of diplomats and activists obliged.

In her address, Kashmir delegation member Shagufta Ashraf said, It is an irony that the
worlds largest democracy is also
responsible for the worlds largest
military occupation. She went on to
explain how Kashmirs younger
generation suffered under Indian
military occupation.

Daniela Donges, from the Geneva


International Center for Justice,
compared Kashmir to Palestine and
showed videos depicting Israeli army
treatment of children.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Indias Army Used Rape As A Tool of War in


Kashmir, Now Whole India is Engulfed in
Rape Epidemic, Says Altaf Wani
Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandA United Nations panel discussing role of women in peace building
were shocked when senior Kashmir freedom leader Altaf Hussain Wani told them that India
started using rape as a tool of war in Kashmir. Now, the whole of India suffers a rape
epidemic.

The remark came inside the UN building in Geneva during a side event on Womens role in
mediation and conflict resolution.

The event was sponsored by several UN-accredited NGOs. To bolster his case, Wani
carefully built his argument.

History has shown, Wani said, that a woman is the best binding force for her family and
society, and that when women get a
chance, they often prove
themselves to be consummate
peace-builders.

But the conflict to which I belong,


Kashmir, there is no space for
women to come out and practice
peace building and conflict
resolution, Wani said, attributing
the problem to Indias army that
pushes Kashmiri women back.

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When women tried to come out the Indian soldiers harassed them, sexually assaulted them,
and their husbands and children were killed, Wani said.

Wani said there is a good reason behind the comparison between Indias rape policy in
Kashmir and the breakout of rape epidemic inside mainland India.

This happens when States dont implement UN conventions on women.

In Indias case, he said New Delhi has given impunity to the Indian army, which means the
Indian army soldiers can do everything in Kashmir that they cannot do in mainland India.

Sexual abuse, he said, is an everyday affair in Kashmir. But now it has expanded into
mainland India.

There is a lesson in this, he said. When states become irresponsive to international


conventions on women, they
suffer a larger consequence.
India is suffering that
consequence now.

Wani is leading a Kashmir


Delegation to the 26th
session of UN Human Rights
Council. The team includes
APHC leader Syed Faiz
Naqshbandi; the Executive
Director of Kashmir Institute
of International Affairs
(KIIR) Sardar Amjad Yousaf;
APHC womens leader Mrs.
Shamim Shawl, Shagufta Ashraf, and Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of Youth Forum
For Kashmir.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 20, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Compared to Afghanistan and Iraq, Indias


Kashmir Occupation is the Worst for Women,
Says Ahmed Quraishi
Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandIndias occupation of Kashmir fairs worse than the Soviet


occupation of Afghanistan, the American occupation of Iraq, and the Israeli occupation of
Palestinian territories, according to independent human rights activists at the United Nations
in Geneva.

Ahmed Quraishi, Executive


Director of Youth Forum For
Kashmir, said Indias occupation of
Kashmir fared worse in its
treatment of women than the Soviet
occupation of Afghanistan, the
American occupation of Iraq, and
the Israeli occupation of Palestinian
territories.

Indias occupation strategy in


Kashmir rests on harassing and
abusing women in order to stop
their men from joining the
resistance to Indian occupation, he said. This, he added, makes Kashmir the worst
international conflict today for women.

Princess Machilin Makaou Djouma, chairwoman of OCOPORCE International, a UN


accredited nongovernmental organization, and the Permanent Representative of Somalia to
UN Office in Geneva, joined Prof. Alfred de Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the

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Promotion of Democratic and Equitable International Order, in condemning Indias brutal


military occupation of Kashmir.

They were all part of a side event at the Palais de Nation in Geneva, titled, Empowering
Women in Conflict Zones.

Alfred de Zayas recommended that rights activists make full use of UN mechanisms to
document and report rights abuses and force occupation forces to cede space to women in
occupied regions.

She said we are concerned about the critical situation of women in Niger, Kashmir, and Mali.

Djouma said Kashmir and the armed conflicts in Africa we support women and we believe
there should be an international investigation into.

Mrs. Shamim Shawl, a renowned APHC women leader, said the women of Kashmir were
fighting for their freedom to act to help their families but that the Indian military targeted
them in ways to rob them from the right to act as agents of change in their society.

His Excellency Ismael Bari Bari, Somalias Permanent Representative to UN compared the
situation that Kashmiri women find themselves in to what women in conflict zones in Africa
go through. He read out a list of suggested ideas to improve the situation of women in
conflict zones.

Kashmir freedom leader Altaf Hussain Wani, who chaired the event, said, It is the
responsibility of the UN, regional orgs, and member states, to dismantle the barriers create
the space and provide the seat at the table for women.

The Indian state, he added, is not giving any space to women, instead they are using rape
as a weapon of war.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva June 20, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Media Coverage & Videos: UNHRC 26th Session Geneva June 2014
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from-kashmir-nayeem-khan-tells-un.html

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parliament/

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23. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/06/12/kashmir-delegation-26th-session-united-nations-
human-rights-council-geneva/

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24. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/06/15/afspa-a-license-to-kill-for-indian-armed-forces-in-
kashmir-says-wani/

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25. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201406/16/misc.php

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26. http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-06-16&edition=ISL&id=1120421
_70672268

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27. http://www.sananews.net/urdu/archives/188847

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28. http://www.kashmir-today.net/khan-addressed-delegates-via-skype-sidelines-26th-
session-unhrc/

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29. http://www.sama.pk/epaper-images/2014/isb/jun/18/p8/28.html

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30. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/18/indian-army-using-rape-as-weapon-of-
war-in-iok-altaf-wani.html

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31. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201406/15/misc.php

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32. http://daily.urdupoint.com/livenews/2014-06-18/news-279174.html

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33. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/11/kashmiri-children-are-the-worst-sufferer-
unhrc-told.html

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34. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/14/world-urged-to-compel-india-withdraw-
troops-from-iok.html

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35. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/16/india-fails-to-repeal-draconian-afspa-from-
iok-wani.html

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36. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/17/naqshbandi-meets-un-high-commissioner-
for-human-rights.html

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37. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/17/un-urged-to-rescue-women-sufferers-in-
iok.html

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38. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/06/18/indias-army-used-rape-tool-war-kashmir-says-altaf-
wani/

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39. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/06/17/two-kashmiri-women-expose-indias-notorious-tihar-
jail-at-un/

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40. http://lovelykashmir.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/indian-army-using-rape-as-weapon-
of-war-in-iok-altaf-wani/

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41.
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id=2

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42. http://hindustanjyothi.com/------/

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43. http://www.urdutimes.com/content/62300

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44. http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/international/19-Jun-2014/310278

45. http://www.dailykashmirexpress.com/largeimage.php?pid=14214

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46. http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2014/Jun/16/26th-session-of-unhrc-nayeem-
addresses-delegates-25.asp

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47. http://kashmirreader.com/nayeem-address-unhrc-event-13837

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48.1 http://www.suchtv.pk/program/special-events/social-events/item/12063-youth-
forum-for-kashmir-in-un.html
48.2 http://tune.pk/video/3968345/such-tv-on-kashmir-delegation-participation-in-unhrc-
26th-session-geneva

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49. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/20/women-worst-victims-of-indian-
brutalities-in-iok.html

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50. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/19/kashmiris-draw-unhrc-attention-towards-
rights-abuses-in-iok.html

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51. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/19/unhrc-attention-drawn-to-harassment-of-
kashmiri-students-in-india.html

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56. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/06/21/naqshbandi-chairs-important-event-in-
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YFK ED, Ahmed Quraishis Speech From UNHRC Geneva

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Facebook & Twitter Posts Kashmir Delegation To UN, June 2014

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Lobbying Activities
From 13-20 June 2014
In ISB/RWP

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YFK Lobbying Events in Islamabad June 2014

Serial Date Event Venue


01 13 June 2014 Visit To Virtual University Campus Manager, Virtual University,
Mr. Sheraz Ali Khan Islamabad
02 17 June 2014 Participation in The Youth Forum, Organized ILO Auditorium,
By The United Nations G-5, Islamabad
03 17 June 2014 Meeting With Sama Newspaper YFK HQ,
Staff Reporter, Islamabad
Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Choudhary
04 19 June 2014 Visit To South Asian Center For Strategical G-6, Islamabad
Studies Managing Director,
Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique
05 20 June 2014 Visit To National Youth Assembly President, G-6, Islamabad
Mr. Hanan Ali Abbasi

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YFK Lobbyists Visit Virtual University Islamabad's


Campus Manager
YFK lobbyists Mr. Muhammad Hassaan & Mr.
Usman Ali Khan meet Mr. Sheraz Ali Khan,
Campus Manager Virtual University (VU)
Islamabad on June 13th 2014.

Mr. Sheraz warmly welcomed YFK members


and appreciated their work. Mr. Usman
briefed him about the aims & objectives of YFK
and discussed the so far achievements of the
organization.

Mr. Sheraz was happy to see that the Pakistani


youth has started raising their voices for this
noble cause. He extended his full support for
Youth Forum For Kashmir. He said that
Pakistan's support for the Kashmir cause should be highlighted in our educational
curriculum. He agreed to give VU's students the opportunity to interact with the members
of YFK.

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YFK Lobbyists Participate in UN Youth Forum


in Islamabad
17th June 2014: The lobbyists of Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) participated in the Youth
Forum, which was organized by the United Nations (UN) at ILO Auditorium, Islamabad.

UN Secretary Generals
special envoy for youth
Affairs, Mr. Ahmad Al-
Hindawi, was chief guest in
the function, which was
attended by representatives
of various organizations of
colleges and universities.

The YFK lobbyists, Ms. Shaista


Safi, Ms. Mariah Atiq, Mr.
Zaman Bajwa & Mr. Umar
Aizaz Ghauri, on the occasion,
drew the attention of UN
General Secretarys special envoy towards the problems being faced by the Kashmiri people,
particularly in the fields of health and education.

They explained how India had usurped the fundamental rights of the Kashmiris that score of
Kashmiri students were expelled from Indian universities for cheering for Pakistan cricket
team during a cricket match
in Bangladesh in March, this
year.

YFK lobbyists also met there


with the Information
Minister of the National
Youth Assembly Pakistan
and the Executive Director
of Chanan, an NGO.

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YFK Team Meets Sama Newspaper Staff Reporter


At YFK HQ, Islamabad
17th June 2014: Sama Newspaper Staff Reporter Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Choudhary visited
Youth Forum For Kashmir Headquarter, Islamabad. Mr. Muhammad Hassaan, Ms. Shaista
Safi & Ms. Mariah Atiq warmly welcomed and briefed him on the purpose and objectives of
YFK.

While talking to him, YFK team members highlighted the Kashmir dispute and the work done
by Youth Forum For Kashmir. Human rights issues, disappear persons, increasing ratio of
rapes and killings of innocent people were also under discussion. He extended his full
support and agreed to give coverage of the Kashmir cause and YFK activities in the
newspaper.

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YFK Lobbyists Visit MD South Asian Center For


Strategical Studies, Islamabad
19th June 2014: A delegation of YFK lobbyists visited the South Asian Center For Strategical
Studies (SACSS) in Islamabad, The Managing Director Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique warmly
welcomed the delegation.
Mr. Siddique is also the
Bureau Chief of Pegham TV
and Khateeb of Markaz-E-Ahl-
E-Hadith, Islamabad. YFK
delegation included Ms.
Shaista Safi, Ms. Mariah Atiq,
Mr. Muhammad Hassaan, Mr.
Hussnain Anwar, Mr. Zaman
Bajwa and Mr. Ghulam
Shabbir.

Both the sides exchanged views regarding their objectives and activities. There was a
consensus that Kashmir is a critical issue and demands world attention. The grave human
rights violations going on in the region by the Indian military demanded immediate
international intervention.

Mr. Siddique lauded the peaceful measures in which Youth Forum For Kashmir is working to
bring the issue of Kashmir back to the forefront. He was briefed of the activities being
undertaken both in Pakistan and abroad to create awareness regarding the issue. He
assured us to render
full moral support to
the cause in general,
and YFK in particular.

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YFK Lobbyists Visit


President National Youth Assembly in Islamabad
20th June 2014: YFK lobbyists visited President National Youth Assembly (NYA), Mr. Hanan
Ali Abbasi in Islamabad. He warmly
welcomed YFK delegation. YFK
delegation included Ms. Shaista Safi,
Ms. Mariah Atiq, Mr. Usman Ali Khan,
Mr. Muhammad Hassaan and Mr.
Hussnain Anwar.

Mr. Abbasi gave a brief presentation


of his organization and highlighted
the role NYA is playing for the youth
of Pakistan. YFK appreciated the work
being done for the betterment of
society and also introduced the
achievements and further plans of
Youth Forum For Kashmir. NYA extended their appreciation and full support for the cause of
Kashmir and agreed to work together to highlight the atrocities being done by Indian
occupation
army in IOK
and take the
issue to the
world.

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13 July 2014
Kashmir Martyrs
Day

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Press Release

The 83rd anniversary of Kashmir Martyrs Day Underlines the historic injustice done to
Kashmiris by Britain and India.

Dateline Islamabad July 15, 2014


For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan at 03335988912 or Email us on
yforumk@outlook.com

The Amazing Story of 22 Men Killed, One by One, For


Demanding Freedom in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, 15 July 2014 Some of the most inspiring stories on freedom in todays
world come from Kashmiris, who, for decades, have been resisting illegal occupation of
their territory, first by British colonizers and then by India. The latter had illegally invaded
and occupied the territory in 1947, and is in violation of United Nations Security Council
resolutions on Kashmir. Indias first Prime Minister Nehru pledged to UNSC on record to
allow Kashmiris to decide their future through a plebiscite.

In 1843, Britain as a colonial power sold Kashmir to a wealthy Indian Maharaja named
Gulab Singh. He was an extremist Hindu feudal. He set out to humiliate the majority
Kashmiri Muslims. In July 1931, Singh banned Kashmiris from Azaan, the call to prayer
rendered at mosques. A Kashmiri man, named Abdul Qadir, was arrested by Maharajas
soldiers and tried for seditions. On the day of his trial, on 31 July 1931, thousands of
Kashmiris gathered outside the prison awaiting the result of the trial. During the wait, it was
noon prayer time, known to Muslims as Zohr. One Kashmiri stood up and recited the Azaan,
the call to prayer. Before he could complete it, he was shot and killed by Maharajas police.
Another Kashmiri man took his place and tried to complete the Azaan but was shot to death.
A third man rose, and then a fourth. In the end, a total of twenty-two men were killed, each
one of them having recited a part of the call to prayer until it was read out in full.

Every day for the past 83 years, Kashmiris have faithfully marked Kashmir Martyrs Day to
commemorate the sacrifice of these men of freedom.

History is made of such stories. Nations rise when its sons and daughters feed national pride
with such amazing stories of sacrifice.

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The Youth Forum for Kashmir YFK, Pakistans largest pro-Kashmir lobbying group led by
young Kashmiris and Pakistanis, and supported by freedom-loving activists worldwide:

- RECALLS the huge sacrifices that the Kashmiri nation has given for the cause of freedom in
the face of one of the worlds biggest armies, the Indian Army, which invaded and occupied Kashmir
in August 1947, and launched a cruel regime of terror and murder in 1989, to stop Kashmiris from
demanding freedom.
- STRESSES the need for the international community to take note of the worlds biggest
peaceful civil disobedience movement, where Kashmiris refuse to cooperate with the military
occupation authorities of India.
- INSISTS that Indias military occupation end immediately, and that New Delhi meet
international standards of justice and fair play by withdrawing the occupation army from Srinagar and
all other Kashmiri cities, and allow Kashmiris to take charge of their government, as a first step
toward resolving the international dispute in accordance with UNSC resolutions.
- ASKS India to rise up to its regional and international responsibilities by diffusing the source
of chronic tension and instability in the region, which is Kashmir. Resolving Kashmir would ensure
that India would be at peace with Kashmiris and with Pakistan, which is a party to the Kashmir
dispute in accordance to UNSC resolutions.
- DEMANDS that the United Nations Security Council seize itself of the ongoing
humanitarian crisis in Kashmir, where Indias military occupation authorities have been found
involved in arbitrary and extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, denial of basic civil liberties,
and the use of rape as a weapon of war.

An immediate and urgent action by India on Kashmir will help normalize relations in South Asia and
set a positive precedent that would give dividends of peace to the entire region.

[End]

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

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Article On Kashmir Martyrs Day 13 July 2014

1. http://www.dailykashmirexpress.com/largeimage.php?pid=14495

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2. http://www.dailykashmirpost.com/page-1-98-778-July-2014.html

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YFK Delegation Meet Palestinian Ambassador 18 July 2014

Press Release
Dateline Islamabad July 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Ahmed Quraishi at 03328523661, Mr. Muhammad
Hassaan at 03335988912 or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

Palestine Ambassador To Pakistan:


Kashmiris And Palestinians Are One

ISLAMABAD, 18 July 2014 Reacting to massive pro-Palestine protests in Indian-occupied


Kashmir, the Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan, His Excellency Walid Abu Ali said that
Kashmiris and Palestinians are one and expressed his gratitude for the tremendous support
that Pakistanis and Kashmiris have shown for the people of Gaza.

A delegation of Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) visited the Ambassador and presented to
him a report and an album of pictures from various demonstrations in Srinagar and other
parts of Indian-occupied Kashmir against the massacres in Gaza.

Conveying YFKs message of solidarity, Executive Director Ahmed Quraishi said the youth
organization condemned the deliberate and unjustified targeting of Palestinian civilians. He
said the civilians and especially children should never be targeted in war and that the
international community should take strong exception to this because this is what the Indian
army is also doing in Kashmir.

The young Kashmiri and Pakistani members of YFK are trained lobbyists working for
bringing Kashmir to the top of the regional agenda.

Shaista Safi, from Baramulla in Indian-occupied Kashmir, presented the album to the
Ambassador. In return, he presented to each member of the delegation a pin with a joint
Palestinian and Pakistani flags.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Media Coverage 18 July 2014

1. http://palestineembassy.com.pk/yfk-delegation/

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2. http://www.dailydhartiajk.com/viewd.php?stdr=34567&srtd=897654&std=2128&sty
rew=89765&ytyt=9876

3. http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=4&dt=19-
07-2014

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4. http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1&dt=19-
07-2014

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5. http://www.kashmir-today.net/kashmiris-palestinians-one-palestine-ambassador/

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6. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/07/19/yfk-delegation-meets-palestinian-
ambassador-in-islamabad.html

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19 July 2014
Kashmirs
Accession To
Pakistan Day

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad July 19, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Ahmed Quraishi at 03328523661, Mr. Muhammad
Hassaan at 03335988912 or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

Kashmir Votes For Pakistan: 83rd


Accession Day Marked Across The Region

ISLAMABAD, 19 July 2014 Kashmiris and Pakistanis marked the Accession Day across
three regions: Indian-occupied Kashmir, Azad (Free) Kashmir, and Pakistan. Official
ceremonies took place in Islamabad and in Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Jammu &
Kashmir.

Activists from Youth Forum For Kashmir-YFK joined the founder and members of Jammu &
Kashmir Peoples Party in a demonstration in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.

Sardar Muhammad Khalid Ibrahim said Kashmiris joined Pakistan one month before
Pakistans independence, and India invaded Kashmir after this decision.

Young YFK activists from Kashmir and Pakistan carried placards emphasizing the choice
that Kashmiri representatives had made eighty-three years ago.

The event is part of a growing trend among young Pakistanis and Kashmiris to campaign to
make Kashmir a central pillar of Pakistans and the regions agenda.

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UN In Kashmir SocMed Campaign 24-25 July 2014

Social Media Campaign on the Occasion

of the Visit of United Nations

Undersecretary for Peacekeeping Operations

to India

1. BACKGROUND | A top UN official visited India on 25/07/14 as part of a


regional tour. The declared purpose of the visit is to thank countries for their
support and contributions to UN peacekeeping missions. But the senior UN
officials visit to India came after India asked the UN military mission in
Kashmir, called UNMOGIP, to vacate a government-provided office in New
Delhi and told the UN peace observers in May that their presence was
irrelevant. This request and the reporting in the India media raised the
specter of Indian harassment of UN military mission in Kashmir. The UN
official is expected to have delivered a clear message to Indian government
that UNMOGIP cannot be asked to leave India or Kashmir because the
mission is mandated by a UN Security Council resolution.

2. HASHTAGS/TRENDS |

a. Main: #UNinKashmir
b. Supporting: #UNMOGIP

3. MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter, Google+

4. DURATION | The main campaign took place on 25/07/14, starting in the early
hours of the day and continued until 2400hrs. This campaign was mainly on
Twitter. The posts tagged the accounts of the foreign ministries of the US,
Pakistan, EU, and UK. But the campaign does not end on the 25th. The
campaign will continue on Twitter through normal retweets of the original
posts shared on the 25th. It will phase out on Twitter. But it will continue on

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Facebook and Google Plus up until 30/07/14 thanks to graphical illustrations


created to support the main campaign. These pictures/illustrations will
continue to be posted during this period.

5. Who Participated | SocMed Teams from YFK and other allied groups,
including Kashmiri and Pakistani groups. In rough total, anywhere between
100 to 300 different social media accounts participated in this campaign.

6. Objective | To raise awareness of the issue, emphasize India shouldnt harass


UN observers, point out that India cant change UN mission status in violation
of UNSC resolutions.

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Twitter Campaign For Hashtag


#UNMOGIP

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Twitter Campaign For Hashtag


#UNinKashmir

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The Campaign On YFK Twitter Account

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The Campaign On Individual Twitter Account


[This is a sample. More than 200 accounts
participated in this campaign, belonging to activists
and to SocMed teams].

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14 August 2014
Pakistan
Independence Day

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad & Geneva August 13, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Ahmed Quraishi at 03328523661, Mr. Muhammad
Hassaan at 03335988912 or Email us on yforumk@outlook.com

Full preparations in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Indian-


occupied Kashmir to celebrate Pakistans 68th Independence Day

Kashmiri Youth: Kashmir is the


Unfinished Agenda of Pakistans
Independence
Kashmir Celebrates 14 August with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD & GENEVA, 13 August 2014 The massive presence of Indian occupation
army in Kashmir has not stopped young Kashmiris from making preparations to celebrate
Pakistan Independence Day through public displays of allegiance to Pakistan.

Kashmiri youth have painted a Pakistan flag on the historic Hari Parbat Fort in Srinagar on
the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day, while Pakistans biggest Kashmiri lobbying
group, YFK, has reminded the world that Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of Pakistans
independence.

The Youth Forum for Kashmir-YFK, in a statement released in Islamabad and at the United
Nations in Geneva on Aug.13, has said that Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of Pakistans
independence. The group, which is run by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis, said that
Kashmiris passed a resolution in Srinagar on 19 July 1947 to join Pakistan. This resolution
was passed by Kashmiri leaders, and came a month before the actual declaration of Pakistani
independence a month later.

Today, Kashmiris under Indias military occupation send a clear message to New Delhi and
to the international community, said Shaista Safi, a YFK lobbyist from Baramulla, Indian
occupied Kashmir. This message says that we, the Kashmiris, know what we want, that
India should know this by now, and that the international community should implement the
UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

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Young Kashmiris have made preparations to mark Pakistan Independence Day on 14 August
across Indian-occupied Kashmir. Each year, Kashmiris make public displays of celebrating
14 August and raise black flags on the 15th to show disassociation with India on that
countrys national day.

Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of YFK, urged Indias government, the army, and the
occupation administration in Kashmir to exercise restraint in the Valley on Aug. 14.

We ask India to allow young Kashmiris to publicly express their feelings in Kashmir on
Pakistan Independence Day. This right should be unhindered and should not lead to
harassment or intimidation of any kind, Quraishi said.

In its statement released in Geneva, the YFK;

URGES Indias occupation army to allow the peaceful Kashmiri youth to exercise
their right to wave flags, use firecrackers, and generally indulge in expressing their
feelings on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day.
RECALLS the huge sacrifices that the Kashmiri nation has given for the cause of
freedom in the face of one of the worlds biggest armies, the Indian Army, which
invaded and occupied Kashmir in August 1947, and launched a cruel regime of terror
and murder in 1989, to stop Kashmiris from demanding freedom.
STRESSES the need for the international community to take note of the worlds
biggest peaceful civil disobedience movement, where Kashmiris refuse to cooperate
with the military occupation authorities of India.
INSISTS that Indias military occupation end immediately, and that New Delhi meet
international standards of justice and fair play by withdrawing the occupation army
from Srinagar and all other Kashmiri cities, and allow Kashmiris to take charge of
their government, as a first step toward resolving the international dispute in
accordance with UNSC resolutions.
ASKS India to rise up to its regional and international responsibilities by diffusing the
source of chronic tension and instability in the region, which is Kashmir. Resolving
Kashmir would ensure that India would be at peace with Kashmiris and with Pakistan,
which is a party to the Kashmir dispute in accordance to UNSC resolutions.
DEMANDS that the United Nations Security Council seize itself of the ongoing
humanitarian crisis in Kashmir, where Indias military occupation authorities have
been found involved in arbitrary and extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances,
denial of basic civil liberties, and the use of rape as a weapon of war.

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An immediate and urgent action by India on Kashmir will help normalize relations in South
Asia and set a positive precedent that would give dividends of peace to the entire region.

[END OF STATEMENT]

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Article 14 August 2014

Kashmir, The Unfinished Agenda Of Pakistans Independence


By Shaista Safi (Baramulla, Indian-Occupied Kashmir)

Kashmir, the unfinished part of the partition is the key dispute between Pakistan and India.
The Kashmiri people are akin to Pakistanis and their right to join Pakistan was to be decided
through the internationally recognized democratic method of a free and impartial UN
guaranteed plebiscite, which is unabashedly denied by India till date. The Kashmiris want
freedom from India and will settle for nothing less than Pakistan.

From whichever aspect one looks at Jammu & Kashmir, be it the Partition plan or the
unanimous resolution of Kashmiri masses to become the part of Pakistan, geographical
contiguity, political aspirations, economy, geopolitics, religion or emotional attachment with
the Pakistan movement, all these aspects unambiguously speak loud and clear & acts itself
as a referendum.

The reason is simply that Kashmir is not a part of India. In case, anyone has doubts, a
referendum can be held in Kashmir. People of Kashmir demonstrate the result of this denied
referendum every year to the sightless world by hoisting Green flags at Lal-Chowk Srinagar.

14 August is celebrated all over the world as Independence Day of Pakistan, but the love &
enthusiasm seen in Indian-occupied Kashmir is awe-inspiring.

Pakistan is going through a harsh time right now, many people ask would the average
Kashmiri want to be a part of an economically vibrant, diverse and secular India or Pakistan
as it is now. Dear all, the Kashmiris have made it remarkably clear that they have nothing to
do with a so called economically vibrant, diverse and secular India. Kashmir loves Pakistan
unconditionally.

It was 19th July 1947 when Kashmiris voted for Pakistan at the time when Pakistan was not
even created. India was powerful at that time too but Kashmir loves Pakistan not because of
its assets or its economy but has a bond of love & connection of religion & culture. Cheering
for Pakistan is not only limited to a Cricket match, Kashmiris cheer for every success of
Pakistan & mourns with every Pakistani when Pakistan is going through any tough time.

As 14 August is near, the Kashmiris who are not able to hoist the Green flag on the top of
their houses, do it by placing the flag near their hearts. India can stop them to show love for
Pakistan but cant take the love for Pakistan out of their hearts.

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Lets celebrate this Independence Day of Pakistan together with our brethren of Kashmir, as
14th August reminds us that the dream is still unfinished, the fact remains that until the
Kashmiris get the right of Self-Determination, the Two Nation Theory in its essence is
incomplete.

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Kashmir Delegation
To UN Geneva
th
27 Session
From 7-27 September
2014

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 09, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

The United Nations in Geneva Hears The Arguments of Three


Leaders From Indian-Occupied Kashmir

Kashmir Needs International Envoy, UN Told

Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandThree Kashmiri leaders appeared before world diplomats at the


United Nations on and urged them to appoint a special envoy for Kashmir.

The leaders from Indian-occupied Kashmir in exileAltaf Hussain Wani, Mrs. Shamim
Shawl, and Syed Faiz Naqshbandiaddressed the 27th session of United Nations Human
Rights Council (UNHRC) at Geneva.

The Kashmir delegation to Geneva urged UNHRC to take note of the worsening human
rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

The three Kashmiri leaders floated the idea of a special UN envoy for Kashmir during a
debate in the Council on the latest report submitted by UN high commissioners.

Senior Kashmir freedom leader Altaf Hussain Wani said that worlds failure to implement
UN resolutions and recommendations of the special procedures and UPR processes has
encouraged India to carry out its policy of repression of the people's peaceful movement for
achieving the right of self-determination.

Syed Faiz Naqashbandi said that India has enacted laws that give Indian government agencies
powers to shoot to kill. These laws are contrary to international human rights standards and
India has failed to respond to the calls of international human rights organizations and special
procedures.

Mrs. Shamim Shawl regretted that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has ignored
one peculiar situation where human rights violations are perpetuated with impunity.

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The human rights situation in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the pattern of
impunity has again did not receive any attention of High Commissioners Updates which
remain of a great concern.

Caption: Altaf Hussain Wani, Shamim Shawl and Syed Faiz Naqshbandi are addressing UN.

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 09, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Caption: Altaf Hussain Wani, Shamim Shawl and Syed Faiz Naqshbandi are addressing UN.

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 11, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 13, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Petition Lodged Asking Indian Government To


Allow International Help For IOK Flood Victims

Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandThe human rights activists from Kashmir, Pakistan and worldwide
have launched a massive signatures campaign in Geneva, London and New York highlighting
the plight of the people in Indian-occupied Kashmir affected by floods. A petition has been
started addressing the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon asking the
Indian government to allow international agencies to conduct rescue and relief work in the
affected areas. The purpose of the campaign is to draw the world attention to the miserable
lives of the Kashmiris who have been left completely devastated by the recent unprecedented
floods.

Indian-occupied Kashmir is currently witnessing one of the worst floods in 400 years. So far
many towns and villages have been completely submerged in water. Five days of
uninterrupted rains wreaked havoc on ordinary Kashmiris with the death toll reaching 200
and still increasing. According to estimates Six Million people have been affected and Three
Million are completely submerged in water. Kashmiris are totally cut-off from the outside
world in the absence of any internet and telecommunication network.

It is noteworthy that continuing with its tradition of stubbornness, India has as usual declined
the international agencies the permission to conduct any relief or rescue activities in the
affected areas. It has similar insensitive response when Kashmir was stuck by earthquake in
2005. Similarly even today when million are devastated and are in urgent need of help from
all quarters due to the cold blooded response of the Indian government, the crisis is worsened
with the absence of any outside helper too. The hour of the need is that international
community should immediately raise voice against this inhumane attitude and compel the
Indian government to allow the international relief agencies to conduct rescue and relief
operation in the valley.

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A link to the petition is mentioned below:

http://chn.ge/1xPMGld?share_id=JpyIstuJXk

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 13, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 14, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Indias Permanent Mission To UN In Geneva Faces Harsh Criticism At


Human Rights Council For Ignoring 364 Cases of Disappeared Persons
And For Violence Against Kashmiri Students In Indian Schools

India Is An Irresponsible Member Of UN


Human Rights Council

Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandIn the harshest criticism India faces in the United Nations Human
Rights Council, veteran Kashmiri leader Mrs. Shamim Shawl told the Council president and
members that India is an irresponsible member of the international community for ignoring
repeated UN requests to probe 364 cases of disappeared Kashmiris over a period of sixteen
years. Shawls strong criticism was part of a statement she read to the Councils 27th session
in Geneva.

The UN Working Group on Disappeared Persons has sent 364 cases to the Government of
India during last sixteen years and India has not investigated even a single case, Shawl, who
belongs to Indian-occupied Kashmir, told the Council diplomats.

We are dismayed to know that the government of India has not yet accepted the request of
the Working Group for country visit. How can a member of Human Rights Council be so
irresponsible? she asked, in the harshest criticism India faces during the current session of
UNHRC.

Kashmiri activists continued their strong campaign against Indian occupation in Jammu &
Kashmir at UN Human Rights Council, which is the highest international forum for human
rights.

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Senior APHC leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandi presided over an event parallel to UNHRC
session organized by International Rights Defenders, titled Education In Conflict Zone. The
seminar discussed access to education in Syria, Iraq, Hawaii, Alaska, and Kashmir.

Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK), delivered a speech
on his personal findings during visits to Syria, Iraq and the border regions of Afghanistan.

Turning to Kashmir, Quraishi said that the treatment of Kashmiri students in Indian schools is
developing into a major international crisis and challenging the right of children to education
in conflict zones. India, he said, needs to be seen publicly condemning organized attacks on
Kashmiri students in Indian universities. The Indian government should also take credible
and visible steps to prosecute those Indians involved in attacks on Kashmiri students and the
political parties that instigate them through hate speech.

Caption: Panelists From United States, France, Germany, Pakistan and Kashmir At A Side
Event Parallel To UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva. APHC Leader Faiz
Naqshbandi (Center) And Ahmed Quraishi (Right) Spoke on Kashmir

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Caption: Mrs. Shamim Shawl From APHC Addresses The Member Countries of UN Human
Rights Council In Geneva. She Called India An Irresponsible Member of The Council For
Ignoring UN Reports on Disappeared Persons in Kashmir

Caption: Representatives of International NGOs Attending A Seminar on Kashmir at UN


Building in Geneva

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 14, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Caption: Panelists From United States, France, Germany, Pakistan and Kashmir At A Side
Event Parallel To UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva. APHC Leader Faiz
Naqshbandi (Center) And Ahmed Quraishi (Right) Spoke on Kashmir

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Caption: Mrs. Shamim Shawl From APHC Addresses The Member Countries of UN Human
Rights Council In Geneva. She Called India An Irresponsible Member of The Council For
Ignoring UN Reports on Disappeared Persons in Kashmir

Caption: Representatives of International NGOs Attending A Seminar on Kashmir at UN


Building in Geneva

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 17, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

PRESS CONFERENCE & MASSIVE PROTEST


AGAINST INDIA OUTSIDE UN GENEVA

Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandKashmiri and Pakistani delegates attending the 27th Session of UN


Human Rights Council, organized a Seminar, Press Conference and Demonstration. Kashmir
faired prominently in Europe this week when hundreds of Kashmiris from across the
continent descended on United Nations Headquarters in Geneva to hold a major protest
demonstration. People from all walks of life participated in protest against Indias explicit
lack of interest and failure to help Kashmiris stranded in the worst flooding in a century.
Indias stubborn attitude and noncooperation with UN on cases of disappeared Kashmiris,
and New Delhis continued military occupation in Jammu and Kashmir in violation of UN
Security Council resolutions.

The protest took place in front of the Palais De Nations. International human rights
activists joined Kashmiri speakers in addressing the demonstration. The protest was
addressed by Chaudhry Pervez Ashraf-Minister AJK, Altaf Hussain Wani-APHC, Sardar
Amjad Yousaf Khan-KIIR, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi-APHC, Mrs. Shamim Shawl-APHC,
Ahmed Quraishi-Youth Forum For Kashmir, Ambassador Ronald Barnes, and other activists.

Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director Youth Forum For Kashmir while addressing the crowd
urged United Nations to take notice of intentional mismanagement and discrimination done
by India while dealing with the flood victims of Indian-Occupied Kashmir.

While addressing the crowd, the speakers demanded urgent UN humanitarian intervention in
IOK, and the opening of ceasefire line enabling AJK people and government to support the
rescue and rehabilitation operations on the other side of the divide.

The chants of Go India Go filled the air in front of the UN building in the heart of Geneva.
The speakers emphasized that they will continue the struggle until UN Security Council

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resolutions on Kashmir are implemented, and Kashmiris decide their future fate through an
independent and impartial plebiscite.

Altaf Hussain Wani, Veteran Kashmiri Leader while addressing the press conference in
Geneva Press Club, condemned the incidents of physical assault & hate crimes against the
Kashmiri students in India.

Ahmed Quraishi, Altaf Wani, Sardar Amjad, Faiz Naqshbandi & Mrs. Shamim Shawl
Are Addressing The Press Conference & Protest

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 17, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Ahmed Quraishi, Altaf Wani, Sardar Amjad, Faiz Naqshbandi & Mrs. Shamim Shawl
Are Addressing The Press Conference & Protest

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Kashmir Delegation To Geneva Holds An International Press


Conference At Club Suisse De La Presse

Open Kashmir To International Flood Relief,


Kashmir Delegation In Geneva Asks India
Our Special Correspondent

GENEVA, SwitzerlandKashmir Delegation to Geneva held a major press conference at the


Club Suisse De La Presse and briefed the Swiss and international media on Indias failure to
launch and effective rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kashmir.

The delegation also briefed the world media on the emerging and disturbing trend of physical
assaults on Kashmiri students who study in Indian schools.

At least three members of the delegationAltaf Hussain Wani, Mrs. Shamim Shawl, and Syed
Faiz Naqshbandidescribed to the media their personal agony as they could not contact their
family members in Srinagar, in Indian-occupied Kashmir, a city that is has virtually drowned
in flood water.

Naqshbandi explained that under Geneva Convention occupation powers have a


responsibility toward the people they occupy. As such, Indias occupation administration and
army are responsible for flood rescue and relief operations in Kashmir.

Altaf Wani, a human rights activist, was introduced to the international media as a veteran
Kashmir resistance fighter against Indian occupation army who is now involved in peaceful
resistance against occupation.

Wani cited media and eyewitness reports to accuse India of applying selective rescue
missions, where only Indian citizens and occupation officials and their families were rescued
while the majority of Kashmiri families were left to meet their fate.

Referring to a cash relief package that Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for
Kashmir, Wani said, We do not need your money. We need boats to save people.

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Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of International


Relations, in answer to a question from a Swiss reporter, explained how fragile Indias claim
to have annexed Kashmir was.

The presence of UN military mission in Kashmir, the zero-duty trade across the ceasefire
line, and travel on permit instead of passports are all evidence that Kashmir is a disputed
territory, said Amjad. Even the Constituent Assemblies in Muzaffarabad and Srinagar are not
empowered to decide the fate of territory. This can only be decided under a free and impartial
referendum conducted by the United Nations, he added.

Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of Youth Forum for Kashmir, said the floods and the
assaults on Kashmiri students in India are two humanitarian urgencies that require immediate
international attention.

He demanded that India take immediate steps to put on trial Indian citizens involved in
beating Kashmir students, and take visible and credible steps to protect the lives of Kashmiri
students studying in Indian schools.

The entire press briefing in Geneva can be watched on the Swiss press clubs website at
http://j.mp/1r1n7c0

Kashmir Delegation To UN In Geneva Addressing Brief The Swiss And International


Media At The Swiss Press Club. [Photo Credit: Shagufta Ashraf]

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Geneva September 18, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926, Mr. Ahmed
Quraishi + 41 77 9643655 or Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Kashmir Delegation To UN In Geneva Addressing Brief The Swiss And International


Media At The Swiss Press Club. [Photo Credit: Shagufta Ashraf]

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Media Coverage & Videos: UNHRC 27th Session


Geneva September 2014

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on-kashmir.html

2. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/09/11/hr-envoys-in-geneva-apprised-of-flood-
situation-in-iok.html

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4. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201409/12/misc.php

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6. http://www.cooperationinternationalegeneve.ch/kashmir-humanitarian-crisis-and-
plight-students-indian-universities

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8. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/09/13/india-asked-to-allow-international-help-
for-iok-flood-victims.html

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10. http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1&dt=12-09-
2014

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11. http://2013.pressclub.ch/fr/conference/kashmir-humanitarian-crisis-and-plight-
students-indian-universities

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13. http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-09-
14&edition=ISL&id=1282452_23040547

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14. http://www.urdupoint.com/weather/news-detail/live-news-302313.html

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15. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/09/14/india-is-an-irresponsible-member-of-un-
human-rights-council.html

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16. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/09/14/life-remains-crippled-in-flood-hit-
occupied-kashmir-2.html

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17. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/09/14/foreign/india-is-an-irresponsible-
member-of-un-human-rights-council/

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18. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/09/17/protest-held-in-geneva-against-indias-
apathy-towards-kashmiri-flood-victims.html

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19. http://www.khabbarnama.com/story/4921

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20. http://worldview.pk/2014/09/18/press-conference-massive-protest-against-india-
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21. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/09/17/press-conference-and-massive-protest-against-
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26. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/09/14/india-irresponsible-member-un-human-rights-
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27. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/09/09/kashmir-needs-international-envoy-un-told/

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28. http://www.app.com.pk/ud_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=210431
&Itemid=2

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29. http://daily.urdupoint.com/livenews/2014-09-18/news-303938.html

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30. https://www.facebook.com/dkashmirtimes/photos/a.604931262855091.150803.60492
8616188689/937505566264324/?type=1&theater

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31. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/09/18/world-un-urged-to-respond-calls-of-flood-
hit-iok-people.html

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33. http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-09-
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37. http://www.dailykashmirtimes.com.pk/wp-
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43. http://globalnewsnetworks.com/index.php/india-is-an-irresponsible-member-of-un-
human-rights-council/

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44. http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Sep-2014/india-leaves-flood-hit-kashmiris-in-the-
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45. YFK Geneva Breaking News On Aaj News

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YFK Geneva News Tickers On Capital TV

46. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=750865824978678&set=vb.5580554875930
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YFK Geneva News Tickers On PTV World English

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YFK Geneva News TV Coverage On PTV World English

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YFK Geneva News TV Coverage On PTV News

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YFK Geneva News TV Coverage On PTV News

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YFK Geneva News TV Coverage On Aaj News

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YFK ED, Ahmed Quraishis Message From UNHRC Geneva

54. http://tune.pk/video/4516292/ahmed-quraishi-volunteer-for-kashmir

Kashmir Activist Shagufta Ashrafs Message From UNHRC Geneva

55. http://tune.pk/video/4516230/young-woman-lobbies-for-kashmir-at-un

Hurriyat Leader Altaf Wanis Message From UNHRC Geneva

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56. http://tune.pk/video/4516013/veteran-kashmir-freedom-fighter-altaf-wani-at-united-
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YFK ED, Ahmed Quraishi Talking To Media At Geneva Press Club

57. http://tune.pk/video/4529217/floods-ampamp-assaults-on-kashmiri-students-in-india-
are-two-humanitarian-urgencies-ahmed-quraishi

Hurriyat Leader Altaf Wani Talking To Media At Geneva Press Club

58. http://tune.pk/video/4530148/only-indian-citizens-ampamp-occupation-officials-are-
being-rescued-in-indian-occupied-kashmir-flood-altaf-wani

KIIRs Sardar Amjad Yousaf Talking To Media At Geneva Press Club

59. http://tune.pk/video/4530840/the-constituent-assembly-of-srinagar-is-not-empowered-
to-decide-the-fate-of-kashmir-but-un-sardar-amjad

Hurriyat Leader Syed Faiz Naqshbandi Talking To Media At Geneva Press Club

60. http://tune.pk/video/4531036/indian-administration-ampamp-army-are-responsible-
for-flood-rescue-ampamp-relief-operations-in-kashmir-faiz-naqshbandi

Hurriyat Leader Shamim Shawl Talking To Media At Geneva Press Club

61. http://tune.pk/video/4531347/we-are-unable-to-contact-our-families-in-indian-
occupied-kashmir-shamim-shawl

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Lobbying Activities
From 11-19
September 2014
In ISB/RWP

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YFK Lobbying Events in Islamabad September 2014

Serial Date Event Venue


01 11 September 2014 YFK Participated In A Ceremony Regarding Shah Faisal
Quaid Day Arranged By Nazriya Pakistan Mosque,
Council (Trust) Islamabad
02 15 September 2014 YFK Lobbyists Visit Nazriya Pakistan Council Aiwan-E-Quaid, F-9
Trust (NPCT) Park, Islamabad
03 15 September 2014 YFK Hosted Jammu & Kashmir Students YFK HQ, Islamabad
Organization (JKSO)'s Delegation
04 19 September 2014 Anchor Kashmir Magazine, PTV News Visits YFK HQ, Islamabad
YFK HQ

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Jugular Vein Remembered At The Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

YFK Participated In A Ceremony Arranged By


Nazriya Pakistan Council (Trust)

Members of Youth Forum For Kashmir, Mariah Atiq, Muhammad Hassaan, Shaista Safi,
Misbah Maryam, Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi, Ghulam Shabbir & Naqash Malik attended the
ceremony arranged by Nazriya Pakistan Council (Trust), which was organized in accordance
with the death anniversary of the Father of Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
People from all walks of life participated in this ceremony. Special feature of this event were
the Ambassadors from different Islamic countries like; Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Algeria,
Yemen, Turkmenistan, Palestine, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Morocco & Iraq.

Youth Forum For Kashmir introduced the dignities with the efforts of YFK in highlighting the
issue and Team YFK threw light on what Kashmir is going through these days due to Flood.
Ambassadors not only appreciated the efforts of YFK but also showed their affection
towards Kashmir. The love and affection shown by the Iranian Ambassador was worth
watching, His Excellency Mr. Hossein Ravesh referred Kashmir as Iran-e-Sagheer.

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Turkish Ambassador His Excellency


Mr. Sadik Babur Girgin, conveyed his
wishes and prayers for the flood
victims of Indian-occupied Kashmir
and declared a brethren relationship
between Turkey, Pakistan &
Kashmir.

Special prayers were held for the


people of Indian-occupied Kashmir,
Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir
who are the victims of this ongoing
flood.

Youth Forum For Kashmir together with Nazriya Pakistan Council (Trust) agreed to work on
different projects in future.

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YFK Lobbyists Visit Nazriya Pakistan Council Trust


(NPCT)
YFK lobbyists including Muhammad Hassaan, Shaista Safi, Zaman Bajwa, Misbah Maryam &
Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi called on by Nazriya Pakistan Council (Trust). Muhammad Hassaan
briefed them about the aims & objectives of YFK and discussed the so far achievements of
YFK in bringing the youth of Indian-occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan on a single
platform.

Mr. Ishrat Masoom, Director Programmes warmly welcomed the Team YFK & appreciated
the creation and the work of Youth Forum For Kashmir. He emphasized on the fact that its
the time to unite & gather our efforts for this great cause. He was of the view that youth can
play a vital role for a nation & can act as trend setters. He on the behalf of Nazriya Pakistan
Council extended his full support for YFK & paid tribute to the youth for raising the voice for
the people of Kashmir.

The one-hour session concluded with a hope that YFK & Nazriya Pakistan Council together
can address the issue of Kashmir at all levels.

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YFK Hosted Jammu & Kashmir Students


Organization (JKSO)'s Delegation
President Jammu & Kashmir Students Organization (JKSO) along with his team visited Youth
Forum For Kashmir. Team #YFK warmly welcomed the guests & briefed them the aim &
objectives of YFK.

Mr. Mushahid Hussain Soduzai, President JKSO gave a brief introduction of JKSO &
highlighted the work being done for the students of #IOK & #AJK. Mr. Mushahid appreciated
the efforts done by Youth Forum for Kashmir in bringing together the youth on a single
platform.

The team of JKSO extended their full support to YFK & vowed to play a vital role in
highlighting the issue of Kashmir at all possible levels.

The session was concluded with a promise to take the issue of Kashmir to the world & aware
people what Kashmir & its residents are going through these days.

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Anchor Kashmir Magazine, PTV News Visits YFK


Anchor person Kashmir Magazine, PTV News Jawad Hamdani visit to YFK, shared proposals
for enhancement of media coverage of Kashmir issue, discussed the role of media & youth
to highlight the issue of Kashmir on national & international level.

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad September 12, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Iranian Ambassador Referred Kashmir As Iran-e-Sagheer,


Turkish Ambassador Showed Solidarity With IOK Flood Victims

Jugular Vein Remembered At The Death


Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanMembers of Youth Forum For Kashmir, Mariah Atiq, Muhammad


Hassaan, Shaista Safi, Misbah Maryam, Qudsia Mashhadi, Ghulam Shabbir & Malik Naqash
attended the ceremony arranged by Nazaria-e-Pakistan Council, which was organized in
accordance with the death anniversary of the Father of Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad
Ali Jinnah. People from all walks of life participated in this ceremony. Special feature of this
event were the Ambassadors from different Islamic countries like; Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan,
Algeria, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Palestine, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Morocco & Iraq.

Youth Forum For Kashmir introduced the dignities with the efforts of YFK in highlighting
the issue and Team YFK threw light on what Kashmir is going through these days due to
Flood. Ambassadors not only appreciated the efforts of YFK but also showed their affection
towards Kashmir. The love and affection shown by the Iranian Ambassador was worth
watching, His Excellency Mr. Hossein Ravesh referred Kashmir as Iran-e-Sagheer.

Turkish Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Sadik Babur Girgin, conveyed his wishes and
prayers for the flood victims of Indian-occupied Kashmir and declared a brethren relationship
between Turkey, Pakistan & Kashmir.

Special prayers were held for the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir, Pakistan and Azad
Jammu & Kashmir who are the victims of this ongoing flood.

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Youth Forum For Kashmir together with Nazaria-e-Pakistan Council agreed to work on
different projects in future.

Youth Forum For Kashmirs Representatives Meeting Turkish Ambassador

Youth Forum For Kashmirs Representatives Meeting Yemeni Ambassador

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad September 12, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Youth Forum For Kashmirs Representatives Meeting Turkish Ambassador

Youth Forum For Kashmirs Representatives Meeting Yemeni Ambassador

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Media Coverage

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4. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/09/12/jugular-vein-remembered-death-anniversary-
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YFK Lauds PM's Unambiguous Stance On Kashmir At UN

Press Statement
Dateline Islamabad September 29, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

YFK Lauds PM's Unambiguous Stance On Kashmir

Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanMembers of Youth Forum For Kashmir; Shaista Safi, Muhammad


Hassaan, Mariah Atiq, Ghulam Shabbir, Zaman Bajwa, Misbah Maryam and others, while
talking to media, lauds Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for his
explicit stance and commitment for right to self-determination of people of Indian-occupied
Kashmir. Members of YFK were hopeful that the Government of Pakistan would not deviate
from its traditional stance & will continue to show its moral support on all levels, may it be
raising voice against human rights violations or helping the flood victims.

In their message to the brothers and sisters of IOK, Team Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK)
expressed their solidarity and vowed to stand with their brothers and sisters of IOK through
thick and thin.

[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]

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Dateline Islamabad September 29, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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YFK Highlighted Kashmir Resolve


In World Teachers Day Seminar

Press Release
Dateline Islamabad October 04, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

World Teachers Day: Pakistans Kashmir Resolve


Highlighted To Youth

Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanA young female activist from Indian-occupied Kashmir appealed


to teachers across Pakistan to include Kashmir in their curriculum taught to young
generations of Pakistanis. The impassioned appeal, made by Shaista Safi, who is from
Baramulla, came during a convention of Pakistani teachers and students in Islamabad.

Safi was a delegate from Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) who participated in a major event
organized by the Nazriya Pakistan Council (Trust) in the capital. The event brought together
teachers, students and opinion leaders from across Pakistan.

The convention was titled Role of Teachers in Character Building of Students organized by
NPCT in relevance of World Teachers Day. YFK members included Shaista Safi,
Muhammad Hassaan, Mariah Atiq, Ghulam Shabbir, Zaman Bajwa, Misbah Maryam and
others. Chief Guests of the ceremony were Senator Razina Alam Khan, Chairman Sultana
Foundation Dr. Naeem Ghani and Former Senator Akram Zaki. Speakers shed light on the
criticality of the role of teachers in determining the true potential of their students. They also
stressed upon the need of giving teachers their due respect and stature in the society.

While addressing the conference, Shaista Safi emphasized on the fact that primarily teachers
should focus on the ideological foundations for character building of the students. Message
should be conveyed to them that the Two Nation Theory will only be completed in full spirit
until our jugular vein is liberated from the clutches of Indian-occupation. Teachers should not
spread hatred just let the youth know that who is friend to us and who betrayed us.

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Member YFK Shaista Safi Addressing The Conference On World Teachers Day

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad October 04, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Media Coverage

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Pakistani Nation Rose To Help Kashmiris On October 8, 2005

Press Release
Dateline Islamabad October 09, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Pakistani People Rose To Help Kashmir In


Tragedy While India Played Politics In Floods
Quraishi: India Used The Floods To Punish Kashmiris For Demanding Freedom

Hassaan: The Response Of The Pakistani People, The Government, And The
Military Was Spontaneous. It Was Natural. We Acted For Our People

Safi: The Way Pakistanis Rose As One Nation And Struggled To Help
Kashmiris During The Worst Earthquake The Region Has Seen In Decades Is A
Lesson For India

By Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanThe earthquake and the floods in Kashmir show again the deep
affinity and connection that links Pakistan to Kashmir. The Pakistani nation rose together to
help and rescue Kashmiris on Oct. 8, 2005. In comparison, in India, the government and the
people acted with apathy as Indian-occupied Kashmir drowned in the worst floods in a
century.

This came in a statement issued in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad and Geneva yesterday by Youth
Forum For Kashmir (YFK), Pakistans first youth-led Kashmir lobbying group, on the
occasion of the ninth anniversary of the Kashmir earthquake.

In the statement, Kashmiri and Pakistani youth condemned Indias use of the floods to punish
Kashmiris for demanding freedom. India, they said, failed to meet its humanitarian
responsibilities as an occupation power under Geneva Conventions.

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The way Pakistanis rose as one nation and struggled to help Kashmiris during the worst
earthquake the region has seen in decades is a lesson for India, said Shaista Safi, an activist
from Baramulla, Indian-occupied Kashmir, who acts as Manager Programs at YFK.

Unlike Pakistan, we saw in recent days how in India the government and the civil society
ignored the worst floods in Kashmir in a century, Safi added. She said what hurt her most is
how the Indian society failed to mobilize itself to a help Kashmiris who were deeply affected
in the floods, with complete breakdown of communications, and the failure of Indias
military and civilian occupation administrations in Kashmir to respond to the crisis.

YFKs Manager Operations, Muhammad Hassaan said that the earthquake nine years ago
wiped off entire population centers. Within 24 hours, caravans of foodstuffs, tents, water,
clothing from as far as Karachi and Khuzdar were already in Muzaffarabad and other parts of
Kashmir to help the Kashmiri people, he said, recalling one of the largest humanitarian
operations Pakistan witnessed in decades.

The response of the Pakistani people, the government, and the military was spontaneous. It
was natural. We acted for our people, Hassaan said.

In comparison, in India, it appeared as if the country used a natural disaster to punish


Kashmiris for demanding end to Indian occupation.

There is little doubt in my mind that Indias response to the worst flooding in Kashmirs
history was dictated by the freedom movement and the need to punish the people for
demanding their rights, said Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director of YFK and a renowned
rights activist.

India, he said, failed to mobilize its government and civil society to help the drowning
Kashmiris, failed effectively respond to the crisis, closed the communication network to
prevent images of its failure in crisis management to reach the world, selectively rescued
tourists and Indian citizens trapped in Kashmir floods, and closed Kashmir border to
international relief organizations.

In doing all this, Quraishi said, India failed to meet its obligations as a military occupation
force under the Geneva Convention and the international law. Quraishi condemned how
India played politics during the floods.

The India-occupied part of Kashmir was the worst hit by the floods and nearly entirely
drowned in water. Yet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi found time to offer Pakistan
that it allow the Indian army to mount rescue operations in Azad [Free] Kashmir, he said.

The Kashmiri youth organized itself and nearly all the major humanitarian work was done by
the people themselves without help from the Indian army or from the civilian occupation
administration in Kashmir, he said.

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On the other hand, Pakistan exercised full transparency during the October 8 earthquake in
2005 and during the floods this year.

Pakistan allowed international relief organizations and the international community to


participate in the rebuilding effort after the earthquake. This came in addition to the gigantic
effort that Pakistans civil society, the business community, the military and the government
had put into helping Kashmiris overcome earthquake losses.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

Kashmiri & Pakistani Protesters Gather In Front Of The World Headquarters Of The
International Committee Of The Red Cross To Demand India Allow Relief
Organizations Into Kashmir To Help Fight Flood Aftermath

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad October 09, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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8. http://epaper.brecorder.com/2014/10/10/10-page.html

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27 October 2014
National
Conference On
Kashmir Black Day

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A Briefing Note On
YFKs Kashmir Black Day
Event In Islamabad
1. YFK organized a conference in Islamabad titled, 27 October Black Day:
Kashmir Invasion And Planned Attempt To Flood Kashmir.

2. The event was jointly organized with the Dept. of Politics & International
Relations at International Islamic University IIUI.

3. Five speakers invited by YFK showed up, and five by IIUI, though only three
spoke.

4. The YFK speakers were:

4.1 Dr. Shahid Masood


4.2 Dr. Shireen Mazari
4.3 Minister of Information & Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid
4.4 Ahmed Quraishi
4.5 Altaf Hussain Wani

5. A voice message by Syed Ali Geelani from IOK was was aired in the hall.

6. The IIUI speakers were: Dean of Dept of Social Sciences, Dean of Politics/IR
of both Male and Female Campuses, and Two Vice Presidents of IIUI.

7. Event planning, execution were done in less than 7 days from Mon 20th to
Sun 26th.

8. About 350 media persons and students from various universities of ISB/RWP
attended the conference. The bulk were from IIUI where we set up flyers and
banners for the event in the previous week.

MEDIA COVERAGE

9. Almost all major Pakistani TV channels carried Info Ministers speech live
from the venue. In most of the TV coverage the acronym YFK and our logo
were prominent in the background. The average length of the broadcast was 7
minutes. There were many TV reports on news bulletins. All major English and
Urdu newspapers also cover the event.

10. Before the event, YFK team interacted directly with

10.1 Fereeha Idris, Waqt News


10.2 Mubasher Lucman, ARY

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10.3 Discussed coverage in their respected channels (Waqt News and ARY
News)

11. YFK team contacted the teams of the following media personalities before 27th
and sent them A Backgrounder on Black Day, and an outline of a TV program
on the event:

11.1 Anchor Saifan Khan News One


11.2 Kashif Abbasi ARY
11.3 Javed Chaudhry Express
11.4 Abb Tak Producers
11.5 PTVs Kashmir Magazine. The host visited YFK office and discussed
ideas with our team

12. YFK team members recorded full-length radio interview on FM 102.2 which
was aired on the 27th at 11am, 5pm, and 11pm. The interview is available
online on the website.

13. YFK team members were interviewed by Sama Newspaper of Islamabad. A


full-length colored feature of the interview was published on 27th.

14. Three articles commissioned by YFK on Black Day were published in five
locations: 2 articles by Shaista Safi published in AJK newspapers, one article
by Muhammad Hassaan published in Express Tribune Urdu Blog, and 2
articles by Shahid Abbas Kazmi published on UrduPoint.com, the largest Urdu
portal in the US and Daily Ausaf.

15. During the joint YFK-IIUI event, nearly 100 students, male and female,
submitted written membership applications to work as volunteers with YFK.

16. At the end of the event both Dr. Shahid Masood and the Information Minister
recorded an exclusive video message for YFK members and followers on
social media. We will release this video online shortly.

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Event Program | 27 October 2014 | Islamabad


Title | 27 October Black Day: Indian Invasion &
Planned Attempt To Flood Kashmir
Serial No. Time Activity
01 10:30 11:00 Arrival of Keynote Speakers, Guests, Media
02 11:00 11:05 Recital of The Holy Quran
Mr. Qaiser Butt Special Correspondent, Express Tribune
03 11:05 11:10 OPENING
04 11:10 11:20 Mr. Pervaiz Rasheed Federal Minister, Information & Broadcasting
Pakistans Message To Kashmiris, Pakistanis & International Community

05 11:20 11:30 Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh President IIU


Hosts Message

06 11:30 11:40 Sardar Awais Khan Leghari Chairman Standing Cmte Foreign Affairs
PMLNs Policy On Kashmir

07 11:40 11:50 Ms. Sherry Rehman Leader PPP


PPPs Policy On Kashmir

08 11:50 12:00 Shiekh Rasheed Ahmed Leader AML


AMLs Policy On Kashmir

09 12:00 12:10 Dr. Shireen Mazari Information Secretary PTI


PTIs Policy On Kashmir

10 12:10 12:20 Mr. Mian Muhammad Aslam Leader JI


JIs Policy On Kashmir

11 12:20 12:30 Syed Ali Raza Abidi Leader MQM


MQMs Policy On Kashmir

12 12:30 12:40 Dr. Shahid Masood Analyst News One TV


Has Pakistani Media Done Justice To Kashmir?

13 12:40 12:50 Dr. Manzoor Khan Afridi HoD Politics & IR, IIUI (Male Campus)

14 12:50 13:00 Dr. Noor Fatima HoD Politics & IR, IIUI (Female Campus)

15 13:00 13:10 Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani Veteran Kashmir Freedom Fighter
The Current State Of Kashmir Resistance

16 13:10 13:20 Mr. Ahmed Quraishi Executive Director, YFK


Do Kashmiris & Pakistanis Hate India?

17 13:20 13:30 Q&A Session with Audience


Refreshment

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Media Coverage & Videos 27th October 2014

1. http://e.dunya.com.pk/detail.php?date=2014-10-
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2. http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/islamabad/28-Oct-2014/336966

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3. http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?newsid=274984&catname=1

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4. http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?newsid=275002

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5. http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2014-10-28/page-3/detail-11

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6. http://www.app.com.pk/ud_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21753
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8. http://www.express.pk/story/298058/

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9. http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1102496952&Issu
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11. http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Islamabad/2014-10-28/page-13/detail-6

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12. http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/10-28-2014/mainpage/page12.gif

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13. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/10/27/maqbooza-se-qeht-zda-tak/

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14. http://www.dailyjinnah.com/islamabad/2014/October/28/?pg=1
15. http://www.dailyjinnah.com/islamabad/2014/October/28/?pg=7

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16. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201410/28/islamabad-1.php

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17. http://www.iiu.edu.pk/index.php?page_id=2951

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18. http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2014/10/28/city/islamabad/pervaiz-rashid-
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19. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/27-Oct-2014/pakistan-to-continue-political-
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20. http://www.dawn.com/news/1140762/kashmiris-observe-black-day

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21. http://tribune.com.pk/story/782243/annexation-of-1947-kashmiris-observe-black-
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22. http://www.samaa.tv/pakistan/27-Oct-2014/nation-stands-united-with-kashmiris-
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23. http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/1-front-top-news/201885-nation-stands-
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24. http://eng.sindhnewsonline.com/index.php/world/business/item/773-nation-
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25. http://www.kashmirdispatch.com/headlines/281027089-pakistanis-protest-india-s-
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26. https://in.news.yahoo.com/pakistanis-protest-indias-occupation-kashmir-
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27. http://almubassir.com/?p=845

28. http://www.dailyasas.com.pk/index.php/component/content/article/39-important-
news/19754-2014-10-27-19-48-36

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29. http://www.india.com/news/world/pakistanis-protest-indias-occupation-in-kashmir-
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30. http://www.theindianjournal.com/pakistanis-protest-indias-occupation-in-kashmir/

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31. http://www.hawaiitelegraph.com/index.php/sid/227084985

32. http://www.northcarolinadaily.com/index.php/sid/227084985

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35. http://www.sama.pk/epaper-images/2014/isb/Oct/26/p8/36.html
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38. http://www.khabbarnama.com/story/7654

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39. http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/Rawalpindi/2014-10-28/page-1/detail-3

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40. http://daily.urdupoint.com/columns/detail/2014-10-27/writer-all/youm-e-siyah---
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42. http://dailykashmirlink.com/?pg=1&dt=28&mt=October&yt=2014&ed=epaper
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44. http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1&dt=28-
10-2014

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45. http://mahasib.com.pk/muzzaffarabad/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1
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46. http://mahasib.com.pk/muzzaffarabad/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=3
&dt=28-10-2014

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47. http://www.dailykashmirpost.com/index.php?date=2014-10-28
48. http://www.dailykashmirpost.com/index.php?date=2014-10-28&pg=6

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49. http://www.dailykashmirtimes.com.pk/wp-
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50. http://www.dailykashmirexpress.com/largeimage.php?pid=15466

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51. http://www.sadaechanar.com/?page=cGFnZS00&dt=MTAtMjctMjAxNA==

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Exclusive Interview of Team YFK on 27 Oct by FM 102.2

61. http://tune.pk/video/4856879/exclusive-interview-of-team-yfk-on-27-oct-by-fm-
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Short Video Report of YFK Kashmir Conference

62. http://tune.pk/video/4968506/kashmir-youth-conference-in-islamabad-
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Short Speech of Federal Information Minister on YFK Kashmir Conference

63. http://tune.pk/video/5066770/pakistani-nation-stands-united-with-kashmiris-
senator-pervaiz-rasheed

YFK TV Coverage - Geo News Live Cut

64. http://tune.pk/video/5628248/yfk-tv-coverage-geo-live-cut-27102014

YFK TV Coverage - Geo News Report

65. http://tune.pk/video/5628252/yfk-tv-coverage-geo-news-report-27102014

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Facebook & Twitter Posts 27th October 2014

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YFK Lobbyist Addressed A Kashmir Seminar


At Pakistan Consular General, Jeddah, KSA

Press Release
Dateline Islamabad November 06, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Shaista Safi, Young Kashmir Activist, Addresses


A Seminar In Saudi Arabia

By Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanA seminar was held at the residency of Consular General in


Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was attended by the Pakistani women community settled in
Jeddah. A young Kashmiri activist from Baramulla, Ms. Shaista Safi represented Youth
Forum For Kashmir there, YFK is Pakistans first youth led pro-Kashmir lobbying group.

While addressing the seminar Shaista Safi shared her personal experiences of forced exile
from her land and told the audience what women and children of Indian-occupied Kashmir
are facing since this conflict started and what Kashmiris are going through after the recent
floods, the worst in a century.

Audience was keen to know how Kashmiris are living under occupation and raised many
questions and gave comments to show their love and affection towards Kashmir and people
of Kashmir.

Honorable wife of the Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and women from all walks of
life participated in the event.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad November 06, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Media Coverage

1. http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/656726

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2. http://www.sarianews.com/?p=817

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3. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/08-Nov-2014/pakistan-activists-seek-
solution-for-kashmir

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4. http://www.radio.gov.pk/newsdetail/49/63

5. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/11/06/seminar-held-at-pak-consular-general-
in-jeddah.html

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6. http://worldview.pk/2014/11/10/yfk-kashmir-activist-addresses-a-seminar-in-saudi-
arabia#sthash.GZvmQLYy.dpbs

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7. http://heights.com.pk/epaper/main.php?action=epaper&id=main&page=1&dt=07-
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8. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/07/misc.php

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9. http://daily.urdupoint.com/livenews/2014-11-06/news-322006.html

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YFK Statement On Indian Admission To Murder Of


Kashmiri Teenagers

Press Release
Dateline Islamabad November 08, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

YFK Statement On Indian Admission To Murder Of Kashmiri Teenagers

Indian Army's Admission Of Murder


By Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanIndia's army issues a statement accepting responsibility for killing


two Kashmir teenage boys.

The admission came under intense pressure from Kashmiri people, from Pakistan which
formally raised the incident internationally, and from Indian human rights activists who
follow Indian human rights violations in Kashmir.

The case vindicates dozens of similar cases where India's occupation army in Kashmir killed
innocent men and teenagers and resisted calls by Kashmiris and by the United Nations for
accountability.

India's army failed to meet its responsibilities as an administrator in an occupied region under
relevant international conventions. Recently, the Indian occupation army stood by and
allowed Kashmir Valley to drown in the worst flooding in a century.

We at Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK), a platform for young Kashmiris in Pakistan,
welcome the Indian armys admission of guilt in killing the unarmed teenagers. We call on
the Indian army and the Indian government to sustain this trend by speedy action on similar
cases that await justice.

We take this opportunity to remind the Indian government about the plight of Kashmiri
students studying in Indian schools. The students face verbal and physical abuse from Indian
extremists regularly. It is a matter of concern that Kashmiri youth face physical attacks when
they travel through Indian territory and are killed without reason at Indian occupation army
checkpoints in Kashmir.

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YFK calls on the Indian government to take visible steps to ensure the safety of Kashmiri
youth in Kashmir and inside schools and colleges in India.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

1. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/11/08/indian-army-killing-innocent-people-in-
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2. http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201411/09/misc.php

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3. http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?newsid=275984&catname=World

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4. http://worldview.pk/2014/11/10/youth-forum-for-kashmir-statement-on-indian-
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Pakistani And Foreign Students Receive Kashmir Certificates

Indonesian and Afghan students joined Kashmiris and Pakistanis in a certificate


awarding ceremony in Islamabad. The event was organized to honor Pakistani youth
working peacefully to end the 67-year-old Indian military occupation of Kashmir.

The event was organized by Youth Forum for Kashmir, YFK, Pakistans first largest
pro-Kashmir youth lobbying group.

Thirty-five Kashmir lobbyists from Pakistan, Indian-occupied region, Afghanistan,


and Indonesia received YFK Certificates of Recognition.

Representatives of the 9,000-strong association of Afghan students in Pakistan


participated in the ceremony.

Afghan student leader in Pakistan Fazal Subhan says Kashmir freedom is dear to
Afghanistan as much as to Pakistan.

Head of the Political Science Dept at International Islamic University Islamabad, Dr


Manzoor Afridi, was the chief guest. He joined Ahmed Quraishi, the YFK director, to
distribute the Kashmir Certificates of Recognition to the students.

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Kashmir Leaders Gather In Islamabad To Oppose Sham Kashmir Polls

The Peace and Culture Organization conducted a round-table conference titled "Kashmir
Cause and Election in Occupied Kashmir" on Thursday, 27 November 2014 at Islamabad
Hotel.

Participants from YFK included Ahmed Quraishi, Maria Iqbal Tarana, Muhammad Hassaan,
Shaista Safi, Zaman Bajwa, Ghualm Shabbir & Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi.

Speakers from Pakistan and Kashmir addressed the conference.

Mushaal Malik, Chairperson of the Peace and Culture Organization, in her welcome address,
stressed on India to implement the UN resolutions promised by their leaders. She said that
Kashmiris just need the Right of Self-Determination & they are eager to participate in the
elections conducted by a neutral body like United Nations. International community should
get involved to resolve this conflict of Kashmir between Pakistan & India to eliminate the
danger the Nuclear war between these two states.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference Leaders, Ghulam Muhammad Safi & Syed Yousuf Naseem
said that election is not substitute to Plebiscite, love of Pakistan is in the hearts of Kashmiris.

Ex-ISI Chief, Lieutenant General (R) Hamid Gul appreciated the idea of promoting Kashmir
cause through culture. He declared PM Modi as gift for Pakistan & Kashmir as his presence
would revive Two Nation Theory.

Amaanullah Khan, Chairman JKLF said that integral part & jugular vein is termed derived by
two countries, not by Kashmiris, election is not replacement for Plebiscite. Kashmiris are
unfortunate as their Right was recognized first but not yet given.

Ahmed Quraishi, Director YFK said that its now the time to recognize our enemies. We need
to tackle Indian media who is trying to propagate the latest turnout as acceptance towards
India. 3 Arguments need to be highlighted:

No fair elections can be conducted in presence of massive forces

No to voting by force

These elections are not recognized by International community.

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Pakistani political parties should include Kashmir in their manifestos, Kashmir issue will get
them votes.

Raja Farooq Haider, Former Prime Minister AJK said that fresh initiatives towards the
Kashmir Cause are needed. Unity amongst the Kashmiris is key to achieving the goal.

Choudhary Barjees Tahir, Federal Minister For Kashmir Affairs said that India has crossed all
limits in violating the Human Rights & its proving to be worse than Israel. Recent floods
proved that India just care for the piece of land but not for the people of Kashmir whose
bodies were eaten by the wild animals. PM Pakistan highlighted the Kashmir issue in an
effective manner both at national & international level. No friendship is accepted between
Pakistan & India without resolving Kashmir issue.

Raja Zafar-Ul-Haq, Leader of the House in Senate said that India has no right to call Kashmir
as Integral part. He recalled a challenge which he gave to Indian journalist, to present a date
when Kashmir became the part of India, journalist of India failed to appear. Raja Zafar-Ul-
Haq read out the statements from Simla Agreement. He read out few points from Lahore
Declaration which showed commitment to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with
United Nations. He mentioned his meeting with Farooq Abdullah, where Farooq Abdullah
made a statement that whenever India gives right to choose between Pakistan & India,
including Farooq Abdullah every Kashmiri will vote for Pakistan.

Senator Rubina Khalid, Senator Choudhary Jaffar Iqbal, Sardar Khalid Ibrahim, Rana Athar
Javaid, Ghulam Nabi Nowsheri, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz
Naqashbandi, Rafiq Dar, Hameed Lone, Jawad Hamdani, Atia Anwar, Sheikh Tajammul,
Abdullah Gillani, Rasool Bakhsh Raees, Noor-Ul-Bari and others were also present there.

The resolution was passed which demands both Pakistan & India to settle the long pending
issue of Kashmir without any delay, it condemned the unprovoked firing by the Indian army
at the Line of Control and Working Boundaries and pressed upon the international
community to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolutions for better
promotion and protection of human rights in the Indian-occupied Kashmir.

They further demanded that all black laws must be completely repelled in the occupied
Kashmir and India to repel all Draconian Laws enforced in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Kashmir Activist Ahmed Quraishi Speaks On Kashmir Sham Polls

http://tune.pk/video/5633139/kashmir-activist-ahmed-quraishi-speaks-on-kashmir-sham-
polls

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Article & News On Kashmir Sham Elections 2014


http://www.express.pk/story/313504/

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YFK Lobbyists Meet Member Assembly Azerbaijan

YFK called upon Ms. Ganira Pashayeva, Member National Assembly, Azerbaijan on 5
December 2014. YFK Director, Ahmed Quraishi led the delegation including Shaista Safi,
Zaman Bajwa and Chairperson Peace and Culture Organization, Ms. Mushaal Hussein
Mullick.

Ahmed Quraishi introduced YFK to Ms. Ganira and gave an over view of activities being done
by youth of YFK. Mushaal gave a brief account of how Kashmiri women and children are
spending life in this conflict zone. Shaista Safi told Ganira how she and her family was forced
to exile and is spending life away from her motherland.

YFK proposed to work together with the youth of Azerbaijan to highlight the issue of
Kashmir and Cyprus.

Ms. Ganira Peshayeva appreciated the work done by Youth of YFK and promised her full
support to raise this issue. She asked YFK to engage the Diaspora of Azerbaijan & Pakistan
together to address the issue of Kashmir.

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YFK Lobbyists Participated In International Muslim Unity Conference


On Palestine And Kashmir

YFK Director Ahmed Quraishi and Muhammad Hassaan participated in International Muslim
Unity Conference in Islamabad on 9 December 2014. It was organized by ATI (Anjuman
Talba-e-Islam). While addressing the conference Ahmed Quraishi condemned human rights
abuses in Kashmir. He criticized dual policy of west in this regard and exposed the real dirty
face of India as worlds largest so called democracy. He said that now Kashmiri and Pakistani
youth have taken the responsibility of Pakistan and Kashmir, YFK is a platform which unites
the youth of Indian-occupied Kashmir, AJK and Pakistan on a single platform. Now we will
not allow our politicians to take any decision regarding Kashmir without consulting the
Pakistani and Kashmiri youth.

After the conference YFK lobbyists met Mr. Ahmed Raza Qasoori, Famous Politician and
Lawyer and discussed on on-going issues in Kashmir.

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10 December 2014
Kashmir Stall On
World Human
Rights Day

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A Briefing Note
YFK Kashmir Stall On World Human Rights Day
10 December 2014
10TH Dec is globally celebrated as World Human Rights Day, in accordance with this day, YFK
Organized programs to mark this day.

Radio Show:

To Mark World Human Rights Day, a Radio program on FM 102.2 was on aired live
where Ahmed Quraishi & Shaista Safi emphasized on the importance of this Day,
Human Rights Violation being done in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Illegal Elections, and
Role of Youth in taking Kashmir to the world.
YFK organized Radio Program on FM 92.4 where YFK activists Naeem Qurban,
Zarmina Batool & Hamna Mahrukh represented YFK on this Global Day of Human
Rights & Highlighted the atrocities being done in Indian Occupied Kashmir & Role of
Youth in this struggle of Freedom.

Kashmir Stall: (Venue: F-7 Markaz Islamabad)

Beautifully designed stall (YFK Brochures, Human Rights CDs, & Reports) & Kashmiri
Traditional items (Pheran, Shawls, Paper Maashi decoration pieces, Kashmiri Kangri,
Samawar, Wooden decoration pieces) caught the eyes of people present in F-7
market.
30 Volunteers of YFK divided in different groups & all geared up to attract people
from different walks of lives busy in shopping to let them know the importance of
this day.
Families, Girls, men & students visited the stall & took interest in Kashmir Human
Rights Reports & Traditional items if Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Many Visitors clicked pictures with the Kashmir Stall & Standees.
To show solidarity with the brothers & sisters of Kashmir, visitors also recorded their
video messages to convey their feelings for Kashmir.
Few volunteers were dressed up in traditional Kashmiri Pheran which was
attracting people to know what this all event is about.
DAWN TV, DAWN NEWS, AAJ TV, SUCH TV, PTV, NAI BAAT, Online News Agency
were there to record this Event, Interview & messages of YFK activists was on aired.

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News Paper Articles:

4 Articles on Kashmir & Human Rights were written by Muhammad Hassaan,


Shaista Safi, Zaman Bajwa & Syed Shahid Abbas Kazmi.
Article written by Muhammad Hassaan got published in Express Newspaper,
Express Tribune Urdu blog, Web Portal Khabarnama.Com, and Magazine
Voice of East.
Zaman Bajwas Article got published in Voice of East.
Shahid Kazmi s article (Voluntarily writing for YFK) got published in Web
Portal Urdupoint.com, Daily Kashmir Times Newspaper, Daily Taqat
Newspaper Lahore, Daily Sahafat Newspaper Islamabad and Daily Jinnah
Newspaper Islamabad.

Media Coverage:

Dawn Tv (Report Telecast : 3 am, 12 pm on 11th Dec)


Aaj Tv (Report Telecast : 3 am, 12 pm on 11th Dec)
Online News Agency*
Nai Baat Newspaper
Kashmir Media Service
Dawn Newspaper
PTV News*
PTV WORLD *
(* Footage of these reports is not yet available)

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad December 11, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Organized By Kashmiri & Pakistani Youth

A Kashmir Stall In Islamabad


On World Human Rights Day

By Our Special Correspondent

ISLAMABAD, PakistanFor the first time, the residence of Islamabad woke up to a


pleasant surprise on World Human Rights Day: a Kashmir Stall in the heart of the Pakistani
capital.

The United Nations and the international community celebrate December 10 annually in
remembrance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed in 1948. Pakistan
witnesses on this day by the civil society, but this is the first time that an NGO organized a
street activity to engage the public on behalf of Kashmir on this day. This is also an
indication of the rising importance of Kashmir in Pakistani public discourse.

The Youth Forum For Kashmir, YFK, organized the stall at F-7, Jinnah Super Market. Nearly
30 young men and women ran the stall. They described themselves as Kashmir Lobbyists.
The female activists spent the afternoon engaging passerby and shoppers. They asked them to
write to Pakistani and international media, take pictures next to special banners, and apply for
membership as activists for Kashmir.

Our team met lots of men, women and children, said Shaista Safi, from Baramulla in
Indian-occupied Kashmir, whose family crossed into Pakistan when she was young. This
activity was meant to establish links between Kashmiri activists and the Pakistani public.

Ms. Mushaal Hussain Malik, wife of Kashmir leader Yasin Malik joined YFKs Kashmir
Stall with her two years old daughter Razia Sultana, while talking to the media, she explained
the worsening health condition of her husband in Indian detention. She appreciated YFK on
this effort to highlight Kashmir in such a different way by engaging common people and
utilizing the power of youth.

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Another activist, Ghulam Shabbir, said he helped command a team to cover the launch of the
Kashmir Stall on social media. One female activist was seen asking a mother and her six year
old daughter to take a picture standing next to a Kashmir banner. We will use this picture to
send a message worldwide that Pakistanis consider Kashmir their top priority, said the
activist Sisa, from Larkana, Sindh.

While the YFK team ran the Stall until the night, their colleagues sat as panelists on two FM
Radio shows during the day. They focused on World Human Rights Day but made sure that
Kashmir is not forgotten on this day.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

Pakistani & Kashmiri Youth Along With Mushaal Malik &


Ahmed Quraishi At Kashmir Stall

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Press Release
Dateline Islamabad December 11, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Media Coverage & Video Links

1. http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=11_12_2014_152_007

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2. http://www.naibaat.com.pk/ePaper/islamabad/11-12-
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3. http://worldview.pk/2014/12/11/a-kashmir-stall-in-islamabad-on-world-human-
rights-day#sthash.2QyM4E7b.dpbs

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4. http://www.khabbarnama.com/?p=10191

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5. https://www.facebook.com/110871585655112/photos/a.140820742660196.35884.
110871585655112/734999379908993/?type=1

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6. http://www.kmsnews.org/news/2014/12/11/a-kashmir-stall-in-islamabad-on-world-
human-rights-day.html

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7. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/12/11/a-kashmir-stall-in-islamabad-on-world-human-
rights-day/

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8. http://www.express.pk/story/309201/

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9. http://express.com.pk/epaper/index.aspx?Issue=NP_ISB&Page=Opinion_Page013&D
ate=20141210&Pageno=13&View=1

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10. http://www.khabbarnama.com/?p=10082

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11. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/12/09/kashmir-aur-aalmi-yaum-e-insani-haqooq/

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12. http://voiceofeast.org/2014/12/10/aqwam-mutihida-aur-insani-haqooq/

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13. http://dailywaadi.com/news/images/papers/12-12-2014/full/page-4.jpg

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14. http://www.dailyjinnah.com/islamabad/2014/December/10/?pg=10

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15. http://sahafat.com.pk/epaper%20isb/2014/December/10/i4.jpg

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16. http://www.dailytaqat.com/2452-10.12.14/fpages/b4.htm

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17. http://daily.urdupoint.com/columns/detail/2014-12-10/writer-all/aarz-e-kashmir-or-
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18. http://www.dailykashmirtimes.com.pk/wp-
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YFK TV Coverage - DAWN News

19. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=797847340280526&theater

YFK TV Coverage - Aaj News

20. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=797844280280832&theater

Pakistans Youth Messages To Kashmir On World Human Rights Day

21. http://tune.pk/video/5397628/pakistan%E2%80%99s-youth-messages-to-kashmir-
on-world-human-rights-day

YFK Radio Interview On FM 102.2

22. http://tune.pk/video/5653746/yfk-radio-interview-on-fm-1022

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Facebook & Twitter Posts 10 December 2014

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YFK Participated In A Vigil In The Memory of APS Peshawar Martyrs

YFK participated in a Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of martyrs of Army Public School


(APS) Peshawar on 17th December 2014. The participants strongly condemned the deadly
attack and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives. They also observed
two minutes silence to express solidarity with martyred.

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YFK Visit To APS Peshawar & Press Conference


At Peshawar Press Club

Press Release
Dateline Peshawar December 30, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

Youth Forum For Kashmirs Delegation Visits APS Peshawar

Kashmiri & Pakistani Nation Will Defeat Their Enemies All


Together: Shaista Safi, Addresses At Peshawar Press Club

By Our Special Correspondent

PESHAWAR, PakistanThe Dec. 16 terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar


resonated far and wide across Indian-occupied Kashmir, where people have deep affinity
with Pakistan.

A delegation of youth from Indian-occupied Kashmir and rest of Pakistan visited Peshawar to
meet some of the families of the martyrs, and show the people here pictures of vigils and
funeral prayers in absentia from different parts of the occupied territory.

They laid a floral wreath at Army Public School, met some student families, and unveiled a
series of pictures at Peshawar Press Club that show how Kashmir reacted to the Dec. 16
tragedy.

The visit was organized by Youth Forum for Kashmir, YFK, Pakistan's largest pro-Kashmir
lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis.

The floral wreath was placed in front of the school, where the walls have turned into a living
memorial to the 142 martyrs of the terrorist attack. Next to the flowers, a YFK message read:
"We Will Never Forget."

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YFK activists, all young men and women, also placed two banners on the school walls, in
Urdu and English. The banners read: 'Kashmiris stand by Pakistan. The Pakistani nation will
defeat its enemies."

At Peshawar Press Club, young Kashmir activist Shaista Safi, from Baramulla, Indian-
occupied Kashmir, showed to the reporters enlarged pictures from across Kashmir. In one
picture, senior Kashmir freedom leader Syed Ali Gilani was seen leading funeral prayers in
absentia for Pakistani martyrs of Dec. 16 attack. In another picture, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq
was leading similar prayers in absentia. There were scores of pictures of funeral prayers from
different regions. Then there were pictures of young Kashmiri doctors observing a moment of
silence in hospitals in Srinagar for the martyrs of Peshawar attack.

The remarkable thing about these pictures is that most young Kashmiris participated in these
vigils and funeral prayers in public places in full view of Indian occupation soldiers who
usually take pictures of those showing sympathy to Pakistan.

The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to
ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.

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Press Release
Dateline Peshawar December 30, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Muhammad Hassaan on + 92 333 598 8912

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Media Coverage

1. http://www.dailymashriq.com.pk/uploads/newspaper/Newspaper_peshawar_city-
page_2014-12-30_2.GIF

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3. http://e.thenews.com.pk/pindi/12-30-2014/page4.asp

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YFK TV Coverage PTV News

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