In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their latest act of state terrorism killed a youth during siege and search operation in Handwara area of Kupwara district, today.
According to Media Service, the Indian Army spokesman tweeted out the information claiming that the martyred youth was a militant commander, who was killed in a joint operation by Army and Police at Sodal in Handwara.
The army said that the slain youth had been identified as Abu Kasha.
Illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails of Kashmir under draconian, Public Safety Act (PSA) are denied access to lawyers and medical attention by law enforcing agencies, the US State Department has noted in its report.
According to Media Service, the State Department in its ‘Executive Summary’ of ‘India 2013 Human Rights Report, says, “Police in JK routinely employ arbitrary detention and deny detainees, particularly the destitute, access to lawyers and medical attention,” the State Department said as was quoted by a Srinagar-based English newspaper.
Under the notorious Act, applicable only to JK, authorities can order detention of a person without charge or judicial review for as long as two years, the report adds.
“During this time family members do not have access to the detainees,” the report states.
The authorities, the State Department report says citing reports of few non-governmental organizations, held political prisoners and temporarily detained more than 600 persons characterized as “separatists” under the Act between 2005 and 2012.
As many as 16329 persons have been booked under PSA across Kashmir since 1988, the report says quoting the authorities.
Out of the total figure, almost 95 percent of PSAs have been slapped on people from Kashmir.
International human rights organizations have long been critical of the Act and have been calling for revocation of the lawless law. Amnesty International has accused armed forces in Kashmir of exploiting the Act.
“A pattern has emerged of harassment, intimidation and deliberate disregard for the civil and political rights of those who are critical of the government,” the organization had said in one of its reports.
In occupied Kashmir, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, the Patron of Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA), has announced to support the ‘Quit Kashmir’ call given by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.
According to Media Service, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “I fully endorse and support the Quit Kashmir campaign of JKLF spearheaded by Yasin Malik, the party chief. I wish him success.”
“Expansionism of imperialist Indian rulers had already bared its fangs in Kashmir, Junagarh and Hyderabad. In 1971 Indian imperialists, while embarking on military adventure at the behest of Russia and USA, converted East Pakistan into Bangladesh,” he added.
In occupied Kashmir, Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu and Kashmir has said that the Kashmir dispute is not an internal issue of India or Pakistan; rather it is an issue about the future of over 12 million people of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Media Service, the organization in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a conspiracy was being hatched to spill the Muslim blood in the occupied territory on the pretext of Article 370.
It had been, the statement said, the principled stance of the party from the day one that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, whose final settlement is still pending and that the Article 370 has no relevance vis-à-vis the Kashmir dispute.
A Kashmir student has qualified Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and is first to have qualified this prestigious certification of Microsoft, Aptech Limited, a global retail and corporate training company said.
According to Media Service, an official of the Aptech Srinagar, Aptech’s regional academy in occupied Kashmir in a statement said, “We proudly announce that one of our students, Arif Najar, has qualified Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and is now a C# specialist and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). He is among the first and the youngest in Kashmir to have qualified this prestigious certification of Microsoft. MCSD is the third highest paying certification in the world.”
The official said that Arif Najar was one of the finalists of the Microsoft ‘Power your future’ Windows Apps development Competition, which was conducted by Aptech in collaboration with Centre for Career Planning & Counseling (CCPC), University of Kashmir in November 2013.
He is pursuing MCA 5th semester from Kashmir University,” the official said.
In occupied Kashmir, the family of illegally detained liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam has expresses serious concern over his continued detention despite the court has ordered his release.
According to Media Service, the family of Mushtaq-ul-Islam, who continues to remain in illegal detention since 13th April, talking to media in Srinagar apprehended that the authorities were planning to place the leader in illegal detention for a long period once again on fake charges.
They said that the puppet administration was subjected Mushtaq to political vendetta for his pro-liberation sentiments. They said that they would knock the door of high court if the detainee was not released.
In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt while hailing US State Department’s report on human rights has demanded immediate release of all pro-freedom leaders, activists and youth, detained during sham polls in the territory.
According to Media Service, Zafar Akbar Butt, who today visited party leaders and activists, released after months’ detention, in a statement said that India had failed in crushing freedom sentiments of Kashmiri people despite use of brute force.
He said, hundreds of pro-freedom leaders, activists and innocent youth continue to lash in different Indian jails. He hailed the US State Department’s report, which highlights grave human rights violations particularly denial of legal and medical aid to illegally detained youth.
He said that harassment, intimidation and deliberate disregard for the human, civil and political rights of Kashmiri people would not deter them in securing their ineligible right to self determination.
Zafar paid glowing tributes to a youth, who was martyred by Indian armed forces during a siege and search operation in Magam area of Handwara district, today. A JKSM delegation led by Nasir Mushtaq visited the area and participated in the funerals of the martyred youth.