Day: August 10, 2017
Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.
According to media sources, the youth identified as Umer was killed during a joint crackdown operation by Indian army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and police in Samboora area of the district. Indian forces used brute force and fired teargas shells on the people protesting against the killing in the area. Meanwhile, mobile and Internet services were suspended across Pulwama district. On the other hand, Indian police arrested Bilal Ahmed Reshi, Aizaj Wagey and Zahoor Ahmed on fake charges in Islamabad.
In occupied Kashmir, family of a Doda-based lawyer and social activist, Babur-ul-Islam Nehru has expressed concern over his safety saying he is in police custody since 22 July without any charges.
According to media sources, Babur’s younger brother, Abdul Mateen Nehru told media persons in Jammu, “He was picked from outside masjid and taken to police station Gandhi Nagar. Later he was shifted to another police station and now he is presently lodged in Akhnoor police station.”
The family said in last two weeks, Babar has been shifted to three different police stations. “When I went to meet him at the police station, he told me that a senior police officer had visited him and told him that he is a threat to peace. I don’t know how he is a threat, when he was doing his regular job and social work,” Mateen informed. The Akhnoor police station has confirmed that he is in their lockup, “Yes, he is in our police station.” When asked about the charges on which he has been detained he told “it is confidential and can’t tell it over the phone.” Doda-based lawyer and bar association member, S Mudassir Hassan said, “The problem with this case is that they aren’t communicating the charges under which he has been put in the jail. I came to know yesterday that the magistrate has extended his police remand by another 14 days despite the fact that DIG Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban range has given him a clean chit.” Kashmir based human rights activist and chairperson of Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Khurram Parvez condemned the detention of Babur and asked for his immediate release. Last year, Babur was arrested and booked under the the draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) for organizing protests against the civilian killings in Kashmir.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Mohammad Aslam Wani, aide to APHC General Secretary Shabbir Ahmad Shah in connection with a decade-old fake case.
According to media sources, an ED official in New Delhi said that Wani was arrested in Srinagar. The official said that Wani, 36, would be brought to New Delhi and would be produced before a special judge in Delhi for his further custody. Shabbir Shah, now in ED custody, was similarly arrested by the agency from Srinagar on July 26. The ED action against the two is in pursuance of an August 2005 case wherein the Delhi Police had arrested Wani. In 2010, a Delhi court cleared Wani, but the ED had registered a criminal case against Shah and Wani. Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate questioned the wife of Shabbir Ahmad Shah in New Delhi when she had gone to meet her husband and summoned her to bring the property statement to ED office on August 11. Bilquees Shah, wife of Shabbir Shah, told media, “I was questioned by ED officials for about four hours. The ED officials took a written statement from me about my life, marriage, studies and my profession,” Bilquees Shah, who is a medical doctor, said. “Initially, I did not accept the ED officials for questioning me while I was meeting my husband, but they compelled me for replying to their questions,” she said, adding, that she told them she was a doctor. On the other hand, vice President of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, expressed grave concern over the detention of Party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah. He urged the UN Secretary General and other world human rights organizations to take notice of the inhuman treatment meted out to Shah. In a letter addressed to the OIC and UN Secretary General, Saghar said, “Shah is suffering from multiple ailments and has been held in lock up in Delhi, where conditions are inhuman and highly degrading.”
In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has questioned the puppet authorities for frequently closing the educational institutions as a policy to contain students’ agitation against oppression. According to media sources, a Hurriyat forum spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said, “Schools, colleges and universities are being closed by the authorities as a policy to contain student agitation against oppression causing great loss to the students.”The statement said the authorities showed a great deal of concern regarding the education of Kashmiri students, last year. “Since early this year, educational institutions are repeatedly shut by them. Does it not matter now?” the spokesperson asked. “Another way to contain the situation is blocking internet services randomly and repeatedly. Despite such severe repression and curbs people of Kashmir are coming out on the streets to register their protest against oppression and killings and resistance to forcible control,” he said. “The propaganda that anyone gets paid for protesting is baseless. People protest because there is severe repression and suppression in every form and our youth and civilians are killed mercilessly by the forces,” the statement added. “Unless the basic issue of Kashmir is addressed, resistance to repression and for justice will manifest itself in one way or other but will not die out as some believe such tactics can achieve,” it added.
In occupied Kashmir, General Secretary of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Nahida Nasreen has said that the youth of Kashmir are fighting the brutal occupation of India.
According to media sources, Nahida Nasreen in a statement issued in Srinagar paid tributes to martyrs Abid Hamid Mir, Javeed Ahmad Dar and Danish Ahmad Dar killed by troops at Amargarh in Sopore.
She said, “India’s plan is to crush armed struggle in the valley but they must remember that with the martyrdom of every Mujahid many more will rise up against the illegal occupation Condemning the firing on civilian protestors in Saderkoot Bandipura by the forces in which three people have been critically injured she said that India is using military might to crush the sentiment and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. Nasreen also ridiculed the puppet Mehbooba Mufti for giving a free hand to the occupational machinery to kill civilians at the behest of her masters in New Delhi. She said that killing civilians proves that Indian army without any distinction was to kill, maim and blind the people of Kashmir. Nasreen said whatever Mehbooba or the pro-India politicians have been saying or doing doesn’t deter Kashmiris from demanding freedom from the occupying forces and their puppets. Indian authorities and their puppets have tried every form of repression and sinister policies but have failed, she added.
Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Dar along with Mahaz Azadi leader, Qutub Aalam and Mushtaq Ahmad today visited Sopore and Hajan and expressed sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved family of martyrs Danish Ahmad and Abid Hameed. According to media sources, speaking to people on the occasion Shabbir Ahmad Dar said, “Our martyrs are giving huge sacrifices for Kashmir cause and by achieving martyrdom have rewritten history.”Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Jehangir Ghani Butt in a statement in Srinagar, paying glowing tributes to the martyrs, said that the people of Kashmir would continue their sacrifices till complete success. He said that India had started a war against Kashmiris, adding that the struggle for Kashmir freedom was being maligned through electronic media but would never succeed. A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League led by Moulana Mohammad Rafiq Dar visited the residence of martyr Yawer in Shirpora Islamabad district. The delegation paid glowing tributes to Yawer and said that sacrifices of Kashmiri youth would not go waste. Qutub Aalam said Kashmiri youths had played an important role in internationalizing the movement and sacrifices offered by youths have center-staged Kashmir dispute at global level which has added a new page in the ongoing resistance movement. The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R JKLF-R spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to Sopore martyrs and reiterated pledge to carry mission till the objective of right to self-determination is achieved. Hailing the sacrifices rendered by slain youth including Javed Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Dar, Aabid Hamid Mir the spokesman said that their sacrifices would not go waste.
In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama, Sopore and Hajin areas against the unabated killings of youth by Indian troops in the territory.
According to media sources, all the business establishments are shut in Pulwama town and adjacent areas of the district against the killing of one Omar by troops in Samboora area of the district.
Clashes erupted in Pulwama against the killing. The puppet authorities have deployed forces in strength that resorted to aerial firing to quell the protests. Meanwhile, life remained affected due to a shutdown in Sopore and Hajin areas of north Kashmir on the second consecutive day, today, to mourn the death of three youth killed by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Amargarh areas of Sopore on Saturday morning. All shops and other business establishments are closed while skeletal movement of public transport was witnessed in both the towns. The martyred youth were identified as Javid Ahmad Dar, Aabid Hamid Mir and Danish Showkat Dar.