Sehrai Terms IOK Political Situation as Highly Volatile Use of Brute Force on Students Strongly Denounced

Srinagar, April 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH), Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has condemned the use of repressive measures by the Indian forces on the peaceful protest marches organised by the freedom-loving people of the territory.
According to media sources, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement in Srinagar termed the current political situation in the territory as highly volatile and gruesome. He said that the Indian forces were using all kinds of repressive measures to quell the peaceful protests being organized by the people to press the demand for their right to self-determination. The TeH Chairman said that young students, both males and females, faced a war-like situation in Islamabad town and other areas of the occupied territory when the men in uniform resorted, without any provocation, to teargas shelling and cane-charge, causing injuries to dozens of innocent students. Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai hailed the high spirits and moral and courage of the people of occupied Kashmir especially the young generation. He maintained that the unbending resolve and invincible commitment for the sacred goal of freedom demonstrated by the Kashmiris despite the atrocities of the Indian forces had created a matchless history in the contemporary world. The TeH Chairman while expressing his utmost satisfaction on the positive role played by the young generation of occupied Kashmir categorically said that in the world history no movement that had been launched by the people with conviction and firm faith in their cherished goal could be defeated by the imperialistic and aggressive forces. He urged the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the gross human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. Meanwhile, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, in a statement in Srinagar while condemning the use of brute force on students by the Indian forces termed it the worst kind of state terrorism. KASHMIR VOICE
Ashraf Sehrai

Malik Condemns Illegal Detention of Party Leaders, Activists

Srinagar, April 19 (KASHMIR VOICE: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of party leaders and activists including Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Sirajuddin Mir and Abdul Rasheed Magloo lodged in different police stations and jails.
According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Noor Muhammad Kalwal was granted bail by a court but as he stepped out of the Srinagar Central Jail, he was re-arrested and presented before a court which sent him to police custody till April 23. Condemning the atrocities of the Indian police against political leaders and activists and use of tactics used by it to prolong their illegal detention, the JKLF Chairman said, on one hand the so-called rulers brag about giving space to peaceful political activities and on the other, they are trying every foul tactic to suppress the peaceful people of Kashmir. “On Wednesday we had to travel secretly to visit a bereaved family at Chatergul Kangan and after reaching there an exemplary peaceful programme was organized but still police arrested us and barred us from going to another bereaved family,” Yasin Malik stated. Yasin Malik strongly condemned the use of brute force on students in Sopore, Islamabad, Pulwama, Bandipora and at many other places in occupied Kashmir in which many students including girl students were injured. He said that trigger-happy Indian troops and police personnel only knew to kill and injure people on the orders of their political masters. The JKLF Chairman also paid rich tributes to prominent martyred freedom leader S Hameed Wani on his martyrdom anniversary. He described S Hameed as a selfless person, a courageous warrior and a dedicated leader. Indian police had arrested S Hamid Wani on April 18, 1998 in Soura area of Srinagar and killed him in custody. KASHMIR VOICE
Indian Oppression Cannot Force Kashmiris into Submission

Three Hit by Pellets Face Vision Loss in IOK

Srinagar, April 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, at least three more persons with pellet injuries to eyes have been admitted to the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar.
According to media sources, Indian paramilitary and police personnel used brute force and fired pellets on peaceful student protests against the horrific rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, Aasifa Bano of Kathua. As per official records, two of the injured were shifted to the hospital from Pulwama while one was brought from Chadoora area of Badgam district. The doctors attending the youth said that all three had perforations in eyes and the injuries might result in complete damage to the victims’ vision. “Pellets have entered their eyes resulting in internal bleeding. We will need to re-evaluate the extent of damage when the bleeding subsides. But right now, the injuries seem grave,” said a doctor at the ophthalmology ward of the hospital where the injured are being treated. KASHMIR VOICE
Three Hit by Pellets Face Vision Loss in IOK

MDM Expresses Concern over Dr Qasim’s Health in IOK Jail

Srinagar, April 19 (KASHMIR VOICE: In occupied Kashmir, the Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of its illegally detained Chairman, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, in Udhampur Jail of Jammu region.
According to media sources, the MDM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Dr Qasim is suffering from various ailments and in absence of medical treatment his condition has deteriorated to an alarming extent. “Dr Qasim is being subjected to political vendetta,” he added. The spokesman said that the MDM Chairman was shifted from Srinagar Central Jail on the pretext of a medical check-up despite clear court orders that he should not be shifted from Srinagar Central Jail. “In Udhampur Jail, he has been denied all kind of medical treatment that has resulted in the worsening of his condition. Relatives are also not being allowed to meet him,” he said. The spokesman maintained that after 25 years in illegal detention, the way forward should have been to release him but the Indian government and its local stooges have shredded every word in the book of law in his case. He appealed to the international community and the world human rights organisations to look into the case of Dr Qasim and put pressure on India to for his immediately release. KASHMIR VOICE

India Cannot Suppress Kashmiris’ Freedom Sentiment: Masarat

Srinagar, April 19 (KASHMIR VOICE: In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Masarrat Aalam Butt, has said that India cannot suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people through illegal and unjustified arrests, harassment and other brutal tactics.
According to media sources, Masarrat Aalam Butt said this while talking to the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, who met him at Kothi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar. Masarrat Aalam Butt had been brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail of Jammu to Srinagar where he was presented before a court in a fake case registered against him. After the hearing in the case, the detained leader was shifted back to Kot Bhalwal Jail. Masarrat Aalam said that he had been continuously kept behind the bars, which was nothing but political victimization. He added that despite continued detention his morale was high and he was ready to render any kind of sacrifice for the Kashmir cause. He said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people would definitely bring positive results and they would see the dawn of freedom soon. Shabbir Ahmed Dar on the occasion praised the courage and steadfastness of Masarrat Aalam Butt and said that India could not suppress the Kashmiris’ liberation movement through repressive measures. He appealed to the international human rights organizations to put pressure on New Delhi for release of Masarrat Aalam and other illegally detained Kashmiris. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League denounced the continued illegal detention of Masarrat Aalam Butt and said that India could not break his resolve by keeping him behind the bars. The JKML spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris would take the ongoing freedom struggle to its logical conclusion at all costs. KASHMIR VOICE
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