Day: June 16, 2017
بزدل بھارت اپنی گولیوں سے کشمیریوں کے حوصلے اور جذبے پست نہیں کر سکتے
Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) continued its mass contact programme as its Chairman and Hurriyet leader, Zafar Akbar Butt visited different areas of the Civil Lines in Srinagar and addressed political and social meetings.
According to media sources, Zafar Akbar Butt addressing public meetings said that people would never surrender before the anti-Kashmir and anti-movement policy of India but would continue freedom struggle till taking it to its logical end.
He also paid tributes to Islamic scholar and patron of Ummat-e-Islami Qazi Nisar on his 24th anniversary and said that he had played important role against Indian occupation.
He appealed to the world human rights bodies to give attention towards Kashmir and stop the human rights violations in the territory. Meanwhile, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, today visited the residence of Gulzar Ahmad Wani at Tapper in Pattan. Gulzar Ahmad Wani, who was acquitted of all charges in a fake case filed against him in 2001.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, remembering Qazi Nisar on his 24th anniversary, hailed his religious, social, and political contribution.
According to media sources, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar also appealed for complete shutdown in Islamabad town on June 19 to commemorate the anniversary. He said Qazi Nisar will always be remembered for the role he played in creating political awareness among masses and for his social welfare. “He was an acknowledged religious scholar and a firebrand orator,” he added. Shabbir Shah also paid tributes to all martyrs of Kashmir and said, “We are committed to their mission and will not let their invaluable sacrifices go waste,” he added. He also condemned the forces’ terrorism in Shopian and Pulwama and said the people of Kashmir would not succumb to such oppression and would never surrender. He also denounced the beating of people and destroying of residential properties in Kulgam by Indian Army.
The Foreign Office Spokesman, Nafees Zakariya has said that Indian occupation forces in occupied Kashmir, showing complete disrespect to the holy month of Ramazan, martyred more than 25 Kashmiris, including children and injured over 200, mostly students, using pellet guns.
According to media sources, Nafees Zakariya speaking during the weekly media briefing of the Foreign Office on Thursday, he said that Jamia Masjid (Mosque) was locked down and Kashmiris were not allowed to offer Juma prayers.
He said that one of the worst sufferers of the Indian brutalities was the Kashmiri children. They have not only suffered direct injuries with bullets, pellet guns, etc. but have also been witness to all the gory incidents that have occurred in Kashmir, he added. He said hundreds of children have been blinded – completely or partially – during the past year alone. “Pakistan’s offer to get their eyes treated in any country in Europe still holds. We have broached this issue with UN HR officials in Geneva. Pakistan has also effectively taken up violations of Kashmiris’ rights and Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir at the ongoing 35th session of Human Rights Council in Geneva,” he added. The FO Spokesman said: “As we speak today, Indian occupation forces may be brutally beating up Kashmiris for celebrating Pakistan cricket team’s win in semi-final as they did after Pakistan won on 12 June at Cardiff. The occupation forces broke into shops and looted goods to punish Kashmiris celebrating Pakistan’s victory, he deplored. He said Kashmiri leaders are being constantly harassed and meted out inhuman treatment. Indian NIA and RSS with collaboration of media are using every dirty tactic to subvert and malign the indigenous movement of Kashmiris for self-determination. He said India is engaging in activities to misguide the international community by portraying Kashmiris’ genuine freedom movement as terrorism. Kashmiris are concerned that India will undertake false flag operation or stage a terrorist event to carry out heavy military action to justify killing of innocent Kashmiris. Nafees Zakariya said terror unleashed by the Indian occupation forces has failed to dampen the spirit of Kashmiris and their yearnings for freedom from the Indian occupation. The people and Government of Pakistan will continue to extend their unflinching moral, political and diplomatic support to them in their struggle, he maintained.
International human rights defenders came down hard on India for rewarding an Indian army officer who tied a civilian, Farooq Ahmed Dar to a military jeep at the front of a convoy.
According to media sources, a human rights expert from Turkey said ICJ can look not only into Indian army’s use of a human shield but also the Indian army chief rewarding such an action, which endangered more lives.
“This legal action is possible, and is underway,” Prof. Dr. Mehmet Sukru Guzel told a Kashmir side event at the 35th UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session. Guzel is a representative of CAPAJ, an international human rights group. Guzel spoke at an event where two top lawyers and a woman’s rights activist from occupied Kashmir held an interactive dialogue with international human rights organizations on Indian army’s use of human shields in Kashmir. Kashmiri representative, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi presided over the interactive dialogue, which was titled, ‘Use of Human Shield in Conflicts’. An attorney at law, Faiz Naqshbandi said the way a Kashmir young man was used as human shield in April could constitute a war crime. Shamim Shawl gave an update on the humanitarian situation in Kashmir. Another lawyer from Srinagar, Pervaiz Ahmed Shah, referred to the US military tribunal at Nuremberg and the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. These legal precedents expose Indian political and military leaders to possible war-crime charges in Kashmir. “The use of prisoners of war as human shields during the Second World War was the subject of war crimes trials by the UK Military Court at Luneburg in the Student case in 1946,” Advocate Shah said, adding, “and by the US Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in the Von Leeb case in 1948.” There is also the legal precedent in Yugoslavia, Advocate Shah said. “In the Karadžić and Mladić case in 1995 before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the accused were charged with war crimes for using UN peacekeepers as human shields,” Shah added. In an earlier statement, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of the Human Rights Watch (HRW), strongly criticized Indian army actions in Kashmir. “The current Indian army chief, General Bipin Rawat, is displaying criminal leadership,” he said.