Day: April 21, 2017
Students Continue Protests in IOK on 6th Day Today
Students Continue Protests against Forces’ Actions.
Kashmiri Students are at Risk of Violence (Part-I) . . کشمیری طلبہ و طالبات ظلم و تشدد کی زد میں۔
Kashmiri Students are at Risk of Violence (Part-II) . . کشمیری طلبہ و طالبات ظلم و تشدد کی زد میں۔
In occupied Kashmir, an 80-year old Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf has once again been detained under the draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).
According to media sources, a Jamaat spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the fresh PSA has been slapped on Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf after being kept under judicial custody for more than three months in Kupwara district jail. A fake case was registered against him by Sopore police after his first detention under PSA was quashed by the High Court of the territory.
“The Sopore police instead of releasing him as per the court directions shifted him from Baramulla to Kupwara jail in another false case,” the statement said.
Jamaat-e-Islami of the territory has vehemently denounced the inhuman attitude of Sopore police and impressed upon the release of Sheikh and other political detainees. “Jamaat-e-Islami also demanded an unconditional release of all political prisoners including the youth who are languishing in jails and police stations on the allegations of stone-pelting during the protests,” the statement added.
In occupied Kashmir, in total disrespect to human values and democratic norms, puppet senior minister from Bharatiya Janata Party, Chandra Prakash Ganga, has said the youth in Kashmir should be dealt with bullets.
According to media sources, the minister seen in a video clip that has gone viral on social networking sites as saying, “They are traitors…. There is only one remedy for them and that is bullets. And if not bullets, they should be handed over such a punishment like the youth who are beaten with sticks by forces.
Take my word that next time they (the youth) won’t throw stones.” The statement from the BJP leader comes at a time when there is outrage in Kashmir over a video clip in which a youth is seen tied to an army jeep as a human shield. For the past one week, several videos have appeared on the social networking sites in which Kashmiri youth are seen being beaten by Indian forces. While one video shows forces beating three youths and forcing them to raise anti-Pakistan slogans. In another video, a soldier slaps and hits teenage boys held inside a vehicle, forcing them to raise anti-Pakistan slogans. One of the boys with his face wounded by the beating is shown crying. “Did you see the video in which the youth are raising anti-Pakistan slogans?” asks the Minister in the video clip. The video has surfaced at a time when the BJP’s ally in the regime, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is facing criticism in Kashmir over the deteriorating human rights situation and the cases of human rights violations by Indian troops are coming to the fore.
Undeclared Martial Law in Kashmir: Resistance Leaders Calls for Protests, Tomorrow, in Solidarity with Students.
In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership while strongly condemning the use of brute force against students has called for peaceful protests tomorrow after Friday prayers in solidarity with the student community.
According to media sources, the resistance leaders comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said there is an undeclared martial law and state has been virtually handed over to forces who feel free to kill anybody coming in their way. The leaders criticized the puppet administration for invading the educational institutions and assaulting students saying, “It is absolute state-terrorism.”
“We won’t allow any depraved action against our youngsters. Students are the future of our nation,” they said and hailed the student community for showing exemplary valour. “We are with you,” the leadership while addressing the students said, adding, “The nation stands by you.” The leaders said people through boycott of sham elections declared their verdict, which frustrated Delhi and its henchmen”.
“After the flop show of parliamentary by-elections, the forces were infuriated, used unwanted force against protesting students, barged into Pulwama College, and thrashed students without any justification,” they said. “We salute the students and are all praise for our young generation for their bravery. The students stand guarantee for our promising and bright future and that is what scares New Delhi.” The pro-freedom leadership said though authorities in New Delhi tried hard to bargain our interests, “however they failed”.
“Puppet rulers instead of calling people for maintenance of peace should check and restrict their forces. There is an undeclared martial law and state has been virtually handed over to forces who feel free to kill anybody coming in their way. Till now, no one was brought to book,” the leaders said. The leadership said forces “are law unto themselves” and that no accountability exits. They said the army officer who tied a youth to the jeep instead of being held accountable is encouraged. “This is a shameful act that the said officer is being portrayed as a hero,” they said. Strongly criticizing NC, PDP and other pro-India parties, the pro-freedom leadership said, “They have no conscience. They are pursuing power politics and care least about the innocent people.”