Month: November 2016
Tehreek-e-Hurriyet (TeH) Jammu Kashmir has condemned the arrest spree unleashed by the puppet authorities saying that these arbitrary arrests, intimidation and night raids could not deter the Kashmiri people from pursuing their struggle for right to self-determination.
According to media sources, the TeH while denouncing the detention of its leaders including Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi, Fayaz Ahmad Mir and Raja Malik in a statement in Srinagar said that all its office bearers and activists believed in peaceful struggle and there was no justification for declaring them as offenders.
Police had declared TeH tehsil Pahalgam President, Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi, as proclaimed offender.
The Tehreek-e-Huriyet termed the arrest of Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi, Mashooq Ahmad Butt, Nazir Ahmad War, Mohammad Ashraf War and Mohammad Salem under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA), and lodging them in jails outside the Valley as unjustified and barbaric.
The statement said, “People are herded into open fields, subjected to severe torture, checking, intimidation and their belongings and houses are searched, ransacked and inmates are harassed in this chilling cold.”
The TeH said that such suppressive and callous measures would not be able to deter the Kashmiri people from pursuing their freedom mission. It demanded the release of all detainees.
Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian President, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi has hailed the devotion of the Kashmiri people towards the Kashmiri martyrs’ mission.
According to media sources, Agha Moosvi while addressing a large number of devotees at an Imambara in Srinagar said, Kashmiri people have succeeded in conveying the message to the international community that their struggle is a question of oppressed community’s political future.
In the context of India’s deceitful intentions, sequence of protests and resistance till attainment of aspiration is inevitable, he added.
In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained APHC General Secretary and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has hailed the farewell speech of Pakistan’s outgoing Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif in which he said that peace in the region cannot be achieved without resolving the Kashmir dispute.
According to media sources, Shabbir Ahmed Shah in a statement in Srinagar expressed delight over the speech of General Raheel Sharif in which he also called upon international community to play its role in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. He also welcomed the unanimous stand adopted by all the political parties of Pakistan regarding Kashmir.
The APHC leader hoped that the new Army Chief would also follow the suit.
He said Pakistan as a party to the Kashmir dispute is playing a commendable role towards its resolution.
He said the world must take cognizance of Pakistan’s concern over Kashmir and should send a fact finding mission to the disputed territory.
He said, on one hand, the Muslim world is facing the challenge from Zionists and on the other, India and its collaborators are pursuing the agenda of strengthening the Indian occupation on Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian police arrested the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, today.
According to media sources, a JKLF spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik was arrested outside the Jamia Masjid Shopian when he came out of the mosque after offering afternoon prayers.
Muhammad Yasin Malik reached Shopian around midnight and visited the family of pellet victim, Insha Mushtaq.
“He visited the family of Insha Mushtaq and another 17-year-old youth, killed during the uprising,” the spokesman added.
In occupied Kashmir, doctors, who are unsatisfied with the ambiguous report compiled by the Ophthalmology Pathologists in India, suspect something else about the pellet shots causing eye insides to turn into a charcoal-like substance.
According to media sources, doctors at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar as well as outside the Valley are still unsure of what caused the pellet-hit eyes to burn and crumple from inside after the injury.
Although samples from the pellet injured eyes were sent to pathologists for examination three months ago, the doctors who had requested the analysis said that the reports were ambiguous and inconclusive.
Over 100 civilians have been killed by Indian armed forces, about 15,000 injured and over 10,000 arrested during the past five months in occupied Kashmir in order to quell the pro-freedom uprising triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, on July 8. About 1,500 civilians among the injured have been either fully or partially blinded by pellet guns used by the occupation forces on the protesters.
Doctors said that they were not satisfied with the report of the Ophthalmology Pathologists and that further analysis was required. “All they have told us is that the sample is an eye tissue that has burnt,” Dr S Natarajan, renowned Indian retina surgeon said. Dr Natarajan, who has operated hundreds of pellet hit eyes in Srinagar’s SMHS hospital, said that the report did not mention metal part anywhere. He added that the pathologists had done the histopathology only and the chemical composition of pellets could not be ascertained from that.
Doctors said that it was a known thing that pellets, when fired, have a high velocity which turns into heat when inside the body. This velocity, they said, could be lethal for delicate tissues like eyes. “These pellets enter the body with a high velocity and have a high mechanical energy which turns into lethal heat energy inside the eye,” a doctor said.
However, doctors at the SMHS Hospital as well as doctors from India wanted to be certain that it was ‘something else’ in the pellets that were causing the damage. “There seems to be something more than just heat causing the burns,” a senior doctor at the SMHS Hospital said. “Perhaps, there is a coating on pellets that causes a chemical reaction inside the eyes,” he added.
All Parties Hurriyet Conference has strongly criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertions in which he tried to falsely link the participation of students in the ongoing examinations with belief in the so-called development mantra.
According to media sources, the APHC in a statement in Srinagar said education has been the prime concern of the Kashmiri society and all parents want to give their children the best possible education, even at the cost of their own comforts. “No one can afford to keep his children away from the glory of education, which not only should help them to earn their livelihood but enlighten their mind and soul as well, enabling them to know the creature and the Creator,” it said.
The APHC further said, “We have a vast network of educational institutions testifying that our youth are hardworking, passionate and focused. They have touched new heights in every field and are determined to keep the pace in latest advancements but that doesn’t mean that they have lost or fogged their vision of basic rights.”
The statement said that conducting examinations was purely a mean and deceptive attempt to achieve the political gains and get the applause from the masters in Delhi but Kashmiri youth faced the challenge bravely and courageously.
“If the authorities have ears and they are able to perceive the sound, students in more than clear words said that we are fed up with the political uncertainty looming for too long and can’t afford to lose our education every year.”
“This slogan of freedom is echoing for the last five months in every nook and corner of the Valley but perpetrators only willfully see and glamorize the participants in examinations. They can’t take any notice of tens of deaths, thousands crippled, jailed, tortured, blinded and hunted in the dead of night. This is because the henchmen of the aggressor, take credit for pseudo normalcy as they are chest thumbing to weave the majority vote bank on befitting endures of surgical strikes or demonetization,” the APHC added.
In occupied Kashmir, three Indian soldiers including an officer were killed and four others were injured in two separate attacks in Jammu region, this morning.
According to media sources, some unknown gunmen attacked the 166 field regiment camp in Nagrota area of Jammu, killing three Indian soldiers including a junior commissioned officer and injuring three others. Heavy exchange of fire between the attackers and Indian forces’ personnel was going on when reports last came in.
The field regiment camp is located in the garrison town of Nagrota near the headquarters of army’s 16 corps in the occupied territory.
The occupation authorities have sealed the Jammu-Udhampur Highway while schools have also been shut in Nagrota area.
Meanwhile, a soldier of Indian Border Security Force was wounded in another attack in Ramgarh area of Samba district in Jammu region. Indian army has claimed of killing three attackers in the area. More details are awaited.
As per media reports, an alert has been sounded in Jammu city.