In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Hurriyet leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, has appealed to the Kashmiri people to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with simplicity and remember those families whose nears and dears have been martyred by Indian troops.
According to media sources, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in his message from Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu said that hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri youth had laid down their lives in the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their birthright to self-determination.
He also demanded unconditional and immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and activists languishing in different jails.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said Indian jails looked like torture centres as detainees were facing extreme situations there.
Referring to prisoners lodged in different jails of India and the occupied territory, he said that even in the hot weather, the jails lacked facilities like fans and electricity.
Those detained by NIA including party Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar, the spokesman said, their judicial remand is continuously being extended on one pretext or the other and no medical facilities are provided to them.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the ongoing reign of terror especially in south and north Kashmir by Indian forces’ personnel.
According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing people at Khankah-e-Mualla in Srinagar, today, said that Indian army, police and paramilitary personnel had unleashed the worst kind of terror throughout the Kashmir Valley where people without the discrimination of age and gender were being beaten and tortured while nocturnal raids, crackdowns and arrests had become order of the day.
He said thousands of young and old including children and women are suffering in various jails and police stations. He said that from an 80 years old man to 10 years old child and women like Aasiya Andrabi have been put in jails after being booked under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA).
Terming the NIA raids, arrests, investigations and intimidations as politically motivated, he said that kith and kin, friends and associates, sons and daughters and brothers and sisters of resistance leaders were being raided, questioned, tortured and terrorized to extract some desired information and to malign the ongoing liberation movement and leadership.
Muhammad Yasin Malik said that despite all these Indian ploys and conspiracies, the people’s resistance would continue and no stone would be left unturned to take the ongoing freedom struggle to its desired goal.
Meanwhile, a JKLF delegation led by its organizer, Sirajuddin Mir and comprising Abdul Rashid Magloo, Molvi Reyaz, Sheikh Abdul Qayoom today visited Tangmarg and participated in congregational prayers session for Mushtaq Ahmad Malik and Saleem who embraced martyrdom in 1991.
India’s renowned ophthalmologist find the magnitude of damage caused by pellets to victims in occupied Kashmir “rare”.
According to media sources, Dr Sameer Sud, a New Delhi-based ophthalmologist and Director of newly established Sharp Sight Centre in Srinagar in an interview said that he had never seen such kind of injuries in the 20 years of his career across the world.
“We have seen lots of patients bearing worst kind of eye injuries due to car accidents, but we never saw pellet injuries in any part of the world. Actually body can bear injuries but eyes are very sensitive; it is very difficult to treat pellet injured but it is not impossible,” he said.
Dr Sameer, who received two pellet patients on Sunday, said such injuries should never have happened. “Some people who got their vision back despite proliferation in their eyes are very lucky. We usually ensure eye retains its structure and that vision is restored to some extent among the patients,” he said.
Indian forces used brute force to disperse protesters in Tengpuna area of Pulwama district.
According to media sources, as soon as people of Tengpuna saw the cavalcade of the Inspector General of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the area, scores of them started raising slogans and pelting stones. However, they were dispersed by the CRPF personnel by resorting to heavy teargas shelling and aerial firing.
A special court of Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi has extended the judicial custody of illegally detained four leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference for thirty more days.
According to media sources, APHC leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal and Nayeem Ahmed Khan were produced before the special court in Patiala House complex in New Delhi which extended their remand in the NIA custody till September 27.
It is to mention here that the NIA had arrested seven resistance leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar and Shahid-ul-Islam from Srinagar and Farooq Ahmed Dar from New Delhi on July 24, 2017 in connection with false cases registered against them. While Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Merajuddin Kalwal are in NIA remand, other leaders have been sent to judicial custody till September 1. Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has also been illegally detained at New Delhi’s Tihar Jail since his arrest by India’s Enforcement Directorate from Srinagar on July 25.
Meanwhile, a Delhi court has extended the NIA custody of Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, by another 5 days till September 2. Zahoor Watali’s business offices in Srinagar were searched by NIA on Sunday and one of his close aides from Handwara was also questioned by a team of the agency.
On the other hand, the NIA also questioned the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, and the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani’s two sons, Nayeem Gilani and Naseem Gilani.