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NEW DELHI:  In the 38th India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2018, which was thrown open today at Pragati Maidan New Delhi, J&K Government has set up a pavilion to showcase its products and achievements in Handicraft and Handloom sectors. As many as five government departments/ corporations including the Department of Handloom, Handicraft, Industries, Women Development Corporation have set up their stalls in an attractive manner to showcase their products.

The Trade Fair which will continue up to 27th of November, 2018 has been represented by 8 artisans of different departments.  The special attraction of the Fair is the live demonstration by the craftsmen of all the three regions of the state. High-quality products including Shwals, Carpets, Paper machie, Saffron, and Dry Fruit are available in the Fare. While interacting with the artisans the Director Handicrafts J&K urged the participants to ensure that only genuine products of the state are displayed during the exhibition.

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SRINAGAR: Pakistan administered Kashmir's (PaK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said that Shahid Afridi's controversial statement about occupied Kashmir might have been driven by his desire to  become a part of  the Indian Premier League (IPL). Speaking at a ceremony, he said "Kashmir is a sensitive issue, Afridi should not play with sentiments of people of Kashmir. We will not compromise on Kashmir's independence.

"To us Kashmir is a matter life and death. Sports persons should not give such statements," he said. Afridi faced back lash at home after he said "  Don't give Kashmir to Pakistan, don't give it to India either. Kashmir should belong to Kashmiris, Kashmir is not even an issue. The world has made it an issue". The Indian media highlighted the statement from the former flamboyant all-rounder prompting Afridi to clarify that he remarks were misconstrued by the Indian media.

To make things clear he said on Twitter "my comments are being misconstrued by Indian media!. I am passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights". He said "My clip is incomplete and out of context as what I said before that is missing. Kashmir is unresolved dispute and under brutal Indian occupation. It must be resolved as per UN resolution. Myself along with every Pakistani support Kashmiri freedom struggle. Kashmir Belongs to Pakistan.

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NEW DELHI: NIA today filed a Charge Sheet against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda & Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-E-Millat, a militant organisation in the Court of Special Judge, NIA, Patiala House, New Delhi.

  1. Background of the case is that Aasiya Andrabi, Chairperson, Dukhtaran-E-Millat (DEM), & her associates Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen & others were actively running a militant organisation Dukhtaran-E-Millat which is proscribed under the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. DEM as a terrorist organization is engaged in Anti-India activities and has been inciting the general populace of Kashmir for an armed rebellion against the Government of India with aid and assistance of militant organizations based in Pakistan.
  2. The above accused were using various media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, TV Channels including channels in Pakistan to spread insurrectionary imputations and hateful messages and speeches against India. DEM through Aasiya Andrabi and others, openly advocates secession of Jammu & Kashmir from the Union of India and its merger with Pakistan through violent means.
  3. On 27/04/2018, a case vide FIR No. RC-17/2018/NIA-DLI under sections 120B, 121, 121A, 124A, 153A, 153B and 505 of the Indian Penal Code, & Sections 18, 20, 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 was registered in NIA Police Station, Delhi against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, Naheeda Nasreen & others of DEM.
  4. The aforesaid three accused persons were arrested by NIA on 06.07.2018 in the above mentioned case and are since lodged in Tihar Jail, Delhi.
  5. Investigation has established that Aasiya Andrabi is heading Dukhtaran-E-Millat as its Chief and has used social media and other platforms to abet waging of war against Government of India. She is spreading seditious and insurrectionary imputations against Government of India. She is promoting ill-will and enmity between different communities in India on ground of religion. Investigation has also established that she has close contacts with designated Global militant Hafeez Mohammad Saeed who is head of Jamaat-Ud-Dawah (JuD) and Lashkar-E-Toiba (LeT), internationally designated terrorist organizations that are based in Pakistan. These organizations are also proscribed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. She has used public platforms to incite youth of Kashmir to rise in armed insurrection against the Government of India with an object of achieving cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan.
  6. Investigation has established that Sofi Fehmeeda, as Personal Secretary to Chief of DEM and also Press Secretary of Dukhtaran-E-Millat, and Naheeda Nasreen as its General Secretary have been instrumental in use of social media and other platforms to abet waging of war against the Indian Government besides spreading seditious and insurrectionary imputations against it, and are promoting ill-will and enmity between different communities in India on grounds of religion. They have collected funds to carry out militant activities of Dukhtaran-E-Millat. They have used public platforms to incite youth of Kashmir to rise in armed rebellion against the Government of India with an object of securing cessation of Kashmir from India and its merger with Pakistan.
  7. Upon investigation and collection of evidence, the above mentioned accused persons have been Charge Sheeted under Sections 120B, 121, 121A, 124A, 153A, 153B & 505 of the IPC & Sections 13, 17, 18, 38 & 39 of UAPA.

Further investigation against the other members and associates of Dukhtaran-E-Millat continues.