Kashmiris demanding freedom from India; says Journalists team from New Dehli

Kashmiris demanding freedom from India; says Journalists team from New Dehli

ISLAMABAD (APP): A three member team of journalists from New Delhi has said that the ongoing uprising in Kashmir as people's movement for freedom.

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According to kashmir Media Service, the team comprises Ashok Wankhade political analyst of ABP News channel and Managing Editor `Urban Update' magazine, Abhay Kumar Dubey, political analyst ABP News and Professor at Centre for Studies for Development Societies and Santosh Bharti of New Delhi-based `Chote Duniya' newspaper.

"Misconceptions are being created in New Delhi about the ongoing situation in Kashmir.

People at helm of Government blame Pakistan for the current unrest, but after assessing the situation in Kashmir, we found it is the people's movement.

Kashmiris are demanding freedom from India. They were never part of India and want that position. They want plebiscite promised by the Indian rulers," the team, which is in Kashmir on a study tour, told a daily Srinagar based newspaper "Greater Kashmir" in Srinagar .

The trio met members of civil society, traders and APHC leader Prof Abdul Gani Bhat. "We interacted with common Kashmiris also.

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On the streets of Kashmir, we found from four year to 80 year old, everybody is demanding freedom in Kashmir.

This negates the hype that only 5 percent people of Kashmir are participating in the ongoing unrest. We say with confidence that all Kashmiris are wholeheartedly with the movement for freedom," they said.

The trio said they had gone to meet APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani at his Hyderpora residence.

"However, policemen disallowed us to meet him saying they have strict orders from seniors. This is surprising that we were not allowed to meet Hurriyet leaders."

The team is scheduled to visit hospitals and meet persons injured in police forces' action.

"After witnessing situation in Kashmir, our misconceptions have also been cleared. We will make a report based on our findings about ground situation in Kashmir and apprise people in New Delhi about it," they said.