Non-local writers more vocal on Kashmir: Asiya

Srinagar,Dec 30: Duktaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi Sunday said that intellectuals from across India were more supportive for the Kashmir cause than the local writers.
She also urged separatist camp to constitute a legal aid cell so that the prisoners who don’t have access to lawyers could get relief.
 “This is very unfortunate that non-local intellectuals from throughout India were more vocal in supporting the Kashmir cause than the local writers. I have many persons to name like Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navlakha and Rajeshwari. Roy even refused to accept the award from the Government of India,” Asiya said while addressing the seminar.
 “As for our writers and intellectuals are concerned, they feel proud to be nominated for any award by the Government of India,” she said.
 Asiya said the prisoners inside the jails don’t have any information about the outside world. “They completely unaware of the happenings of the outside world. They are being denied basic amenities including medicines,” Asiya said. She said the people of Kashmir were not asking something illogical from India.” “We are seeking our legitimate right. The reality is that Kashmir was never part of India,” she said.
 Asiya said she was herself the “victim of official vendetta”.
 “My husband is languishing in jail fore the past 20 years. I don’t think he is there because he couldn’t get proper legal aid. He is in the prison because of the rigid approach of Government of India,” she said.
 She said no Kashmiri should expect justice from such a system. “But yes, there are many prisoners, who desperately need legal aid as they have no access to lawyers. I urge the pro-freedom leadership to form a legal cell so that such prisoners could get some respite,” the Dukhtaran chief said.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM FRONTPAGE

  • Kashmir

KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More



  • Srinagar City

Dal gets buffer zones to check heavy nutrient, silt influx

Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas.  Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More




  • Jammu

SS ALI IS NO MORE

Demise Widely Condoled

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More



  • South Asia

21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More



  • Bandipora

Electric sub division Watpora defunct

20000 consumers suffer

Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to   thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions