Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen has criticized those who met an Indo-Israeli delegation during its visit to the territory.
According to media sources, Nahida Nasreen in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Any involvement with the Israeli Zionists is a brazen disregard to Islam and a conspiracy against the freedom movement of Kashmir.” “In context of the recent visit by the Indo-Israel delegation to Kashmir, all Muslims of Kashmir must know that the delegation is a deadly mix of Zionists and hypocrites. There were some Kashmiris who took part in the meetings with the delegations. Those who meet such delegations are doing a business of their faith. They must understand that the Zionists and Muslims can never be friends. Only aim of existence of Zionists is destruction of Muslims. How it can be good to the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir, she said. Nahida Nasreen also paid glowing tributes to the youth who were martyred by Indian troops in Handwara, Kupwara and other areas of the territory.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district on Thursday to pay tributes to three local youth, martyred by Indian troops on this day in 2015.
According to media sources, all shops and other business establishments were closed in the town and adjoining areas while movement of traffic was also affected due to the spontaneous shutdown.
Three youth associated with Hizbul Mujahideen– Aadil Ahmad Sheikh, Tanveer Ahmad Butt and Sartaj Ahmad Lone – were killed on this day in 2015 in an encounter with Indian forces in Siligam village of Aishmuqam. People, braving biting cold, visited the martyrs’ graveyard at New Colony and Wubzan, Bijbehara, to offer prayers for the youth.
DFP Holds Protest against Ill-Treatment to Shabbr Shah Police Arrest Tari, Dozens Activists, Party Office Sealed.
Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, today, held a peaceful protest rally in Srinagar against inhuman treatment meted to incarcerated ailing party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah by the Indian authorities at Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail.
According to media sources, a large number of people defying restrictions marched towards Press Enclave in Srinagar. The protesters were led by party leader, advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar. The protesters were holding banners and placards demanding proper medical treatment to ailing Shabbir Ahmad Shah. They said that the DFP Chairman had been arrested in a twelve-year-old face case to prevent him from fighting for noble cause of right to self-determination. They said that the authorities were neither providing treatment to Shah nor allowing him to visit a hospital. “We want the authorities to take Shah to a reputed hospital for treatment otherwise they will be held responsible if anything happens to him,” they said. Earlier, police raided the DFP office, arrested party Secretary General Mohammad Abdullah Tari and sealed the office. Police also arrested dozens of DFP leaders and activists including Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Molvi Mudassir, Mohammad Ibrahim and Mohammad Sabit during the protest march. The detainees including Abdullah Tari were lodged at Kothibagh police station. The protesters asked the international human rights organisations like Amnesty International and Asia Watch to impress upon Indian government to provide medical aid to Shabbir Ahmad Shah, suffering from multiple ailments.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League has strongly denounced the house detention of party leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and other Hurriyet leaders.
According to media sources, the JKPL spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that the detention of resistance leaders and hundreds of freedom-loving people was unfortunate and uncalled for, and only meant to break the will and resolve of the people. The statement said that arrests of the resistance leaders, restrictions on justice-based movement, and ban on political activities of the Kashmiri people and resistance leadership could not force them to give up their struggle. The spokesman expressed serious concern over the arrest of dozens of youth in night raids in every nook and corner of the Kashmir Valley. He said that the arrests of youth by the Indian forces, night raids and harassment of people were undemocratic and meant to suppress the people with military might. The statement said that the people of Kashmir had been offering huge sacrifices for their political rights which would not go waste. Paying tributes to martyred 17-year youth of Tral, Aadil Rashid has expressed sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved families on behalf of party chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.
In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained President of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo has said the ever-increasing interest and influence of Israel in Kashmir is alarming and matter of serious concern.
According to media sources, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo in a statement issued in Srinagar said both Indian and Israeli governments want to give social cover to the activities through education, culture and trade. Muslims of Kashmir know how Indian government is trying all its efforts to change the Muslim majority of Kashmir into a minority as was done by Israel in Palestine, he added. He said that both the countries had expansionist ideologies for west and south Asia which was actually based on their religious teachings. After 1947 the congress government’s support to the Palestine cause was a vote bank gimmick and in reality the two countries shared military ties right from 1947.
Three Muslim clerics were beaten up by Hindu extremists in a moving train in Baghpat UP leaving them injured, police said Thursday.
According to media sources, the maulvis, who boarded a passenger train at Delhi last night, were on their way to their village in Baghpat when some Hindu youth beat them up. The victims and some of their supporters lodged their protest against the incident. The complaint said that three maulvis- Gulzar, Israr and Abrar – were pushed out of the train.
Insha Mushtaq became the face of plight of 2,500-odd victims of pellet guns and photos of her in black glasses sparked an international debate.
According to media sources, it is the last day of Class 10 board examinations in Kashmir and clots of anxious students are gathered outside a school in Shopian district, breathlessly revising minutes before the tests begin. But one student stands out. Dressed in a maroon pheran (traditional Kashmiri overcoat) and an orange scarf, Insha Mushtaq is chatting with her friends and is confident about her last paper, Music. Her eyes are covered by thick black glasses, a reminder of the struggles of a brutal past year. The 15-year-old girl was peering out of the window of her home in Shopian’s Sedow village last year in July when a hail of pellets fired by police personnel hit her, plunging her world into darkness. “My papers have gone well, all thanks to my tuition teachers and my ‘writer’,” she tells media. It’s not the first time that a pellet victim has taken the board exams. Several partially blinded pellet victims wrote their Class 10 and 12 board exams in November last year and passed with flying colours. The exams are held earlier in the Valley owing to snowing and harsh conditions during the winter.