Brussels, February 11 (Kashmir Voice): Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) held programmes in connection with martyrdom anniversary of two great Kashmiri martyrs Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru in Brussels.
According to media sources, speakers of the anniversary programme paid rich tributes to both the sons of soil of Kashmir. They asked the international community to pressurize India to hand over mortal remains of both the martyrs to their relatives for a proper burial in Kashmir. Chairman of Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed, former EU Ambassador Anthony Crasner, Member of Brussels Parliament Dr Zahoor Manzoor, President World Kashmir Diaspora Alliance Europe Ch Khalid M Joshi and others also addressed the gathering. A representative an NGO, Mari Pole and many others were also present on the occasion. Ali Raza Syed on the occasion said, India acted inhumanely by holding bodies of the martyrs at jail. “No human being and no one of the civilised societies in the world accepts such ruthless behaviour as India is doing with the Kashmiris,” he said. He denounced Indian atrocities against the people of Kashmir including extra-judicial killings and the house arrest and detention of a number of leaders in the held valley. KC-EU chairman demanded of the world community to play its role in order to stop atrocities against the innocent and peaceful people of Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
Jammu, February 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the death toll in the ongoing attack on an army camp in Jammu rose to ten including five Indian soldiers and four attackers.
According to media sources, around a dozen soldiers were injured in the attack. A group of assailants attacked the army camp in Jammu, killing five soldiers and wound many on Saturday. Defence officials on Sunday claimed that with the recovery of a body of another attack, the number of attackers rose to four. Some of the soldiers killed in the attack have been identified as Subedar Madan Lal Choudhary and Subedar Mohammad Ashraf Nir. The officials said the operation was still on even as no more gun shots were fired at the shootout site after the death of the fourth attacker. Para commandos from the Army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command were airlifted to tackle the attackers. The Air Force provided aerial surveillance. Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat arrived in Jammu on Sunday to review the operation that lasted for nearly 30 hours. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, February 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyat leaders have paid tributes to prominent martyred liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt on his 34th death anniversary.
According to media sources, Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar jail on this day in 1984 and was buried in the premises of the prison. Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar reiterating his demand for return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, said that although it was purely a human issue, instead India refused to return their mortal remains. He said nations never forget their heroes. “They are the source of inspiration for us and the best way of paying tributes to them is that the nation should not forget these brave sons of the soil, who had sacrificed their present for the future of the nation.” He urged people to exhibit steadfastness and unanimity and keep aloof from India and its local stooges, don’t support them as all these activities prove detrimental for our freedom movement”. Aasiya Andrabi, Javaid Ahmad Mir, Farida Behenji, Yasmeen Raja and Firdous Ahmad Shah in their statements in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to Maqbool Butt and other Kashmiri martyrs and reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the ongoing liberation movement to its logical conclusion at all costs. Meanwhile, the Islamic Political Party leadership launched a signature campaign in different areas of Srinagar to demand the return of mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru. KASHMIR VOICE
Islamabad, February 11 (Kashmir Voice): The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) held a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club, Islamabad, on the occasion of martyrdom anniversary of prominent martyred liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and demanded of India to return the mortal remains of the martyred leaders Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.
According to media sources, India had executed Muhammad Afzal Guru in Tihar jail on this day in 2013 and another prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt in the same jail on 11th February in 1984. The bodies of the two martyrs remain buried in the premises of the jail. Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Farooq Rehmnai, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Abdul Hameed Lone, Saleem Haroon and Rafiq Butt addressing on the occasion paid glowing tributes to Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru and urged India to shift their mortal remains to the occupied territory for their proper burial. Hurriyet leaders, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Abdul Majeed Mir, Mir Tahir Masood, Syed Yusuf Naseem, Syed Abdullah Gilani, Sheikh Muhammad Yaqoob, Altaf Hussain Wani, Altaf Ahmad Butt, Shehzad Lolabi and Bashir Usmani attended the protest demo. The protest demonstration was led by Saleem Haroon while Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Khurshid Mirza, Muhammad Afzal Baig, Saleem Butt, Engineer Jaleel Farid, Saleem Abbasi, Mazhar Kazmi, Farooq Naek, Zahid Saleem, Sardar Muhammad Hanif, Chaudhry Yaseen and Tanveer Aziz participated in the protest. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, February 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian army officers have been killed and six soldiers injured in an ongoing attack on an army camp in Jammu.
According to media sources, unidentified gunmen stormed into the army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, early this morning, leaving two army officers killed and six other soldiers injured. There are reports of killing of two children in the cross-firing between the attackers and the Indian forces. The camp located on Srinagar-Jammu-Pathankot highway is surrounded by dense population. Local people told media that gun shots were heard inside the camp and the area has been cordoned off by the Indian forces. The district administration has directed closure of the schools within 500 metres of the camp. Meanwhile, a high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, February 10 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian policeman has been arrested in connection with rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Asifa Jan, in Kathua district of Jammu region.
According to media sources, a police official told media that the Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch has arrested a policeman, identified as Deepak Khujaria. He said that Deepak Khujaria was among those officers appointed to investigate the rape and murder of Asifa. He said Deepak is the same officer who has carried out the crime. Asifa was kidnapped when she was herding horses in Heera Nagar area of Hindu-dominated Kathua district on January 10. Her disfigured body was found on January 17. KASHMIR VOICE