JI IOK Denounces Torture on Kashmiri Detainees

Srinagar, November 01 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has condemned the arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists and subjecting them to mental and physical torture by the Indian authorities in jails.
According to media sources, the JI spokesman, Advocate Zahid Ali, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmir Valley was reeling under a state of fear due to the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian occupational forces. He said that the puppet administration was interested in power politics and had no interest in well being of the Kashmiri people. Advocate Zahid Ali said, Kashmiri people are arrested by India’s National Investigation Agency and shifted to New Delhi in the name of investigation, where NIA secures their remands through Indian judiciary, and the detainees are subjected to mental and physical torture in the agency’s custody. He said that several Hurriyat activists and traders were summoned in New Delhi and were arrested there. He added that Syed Shahid Yousuf, the son of prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin, was also called in Delhi, and then a defamation campaign was launched against him and his father. He ruled out any fair trial in the present circumstances. The JI spokesman also denounced the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi, terming it as political vengeance. KASHMIR VOICE

Kashmir Solution Lies In Giving Kashmiris’ Inalienable Right

Islamabad, November 01 (Kashmir Voice): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has asked India to acknowledge the ongoing popular struggle for freedom in occupied Kashmir.
According to media sources, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also urged the international community to felicitate negotiations among Pakistan, India and the people of Jammu and Kashmir for resolving the Kashmir dispute by giving right to self-determination to the Kashmiris. The JKPFL Chairman said, “India that has a mighty army with modern sophisticated arms and ammunition stocks in Kashmir and also draconian laws being used at will against any Kashmiri civilian or leader in the territory has yet to prove its sincerity to resolve the dispute.”“No disputed or controversial personality or party or country has moral and political credibility and authority to take up the age old conflict for resolution,” he added. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani expressed concern Israeli defense team’s visit to occupied Kashmir. He termed it a dangerous course being pursued by New Delhi to poison the atmosphere further. He pointed out that Indian regime’s intention to erode its own laws on the statute book in the shape of the Article 370 and Article 35A is a clear testimony of her contradictions on the question of the so-called talks with the Kashmiris. The JKPFL chairman said that if Indian rulers wanted to scrap the special powers granted by their own constituent Assembly or President to occupied Kashmir, how could they start negotiations on the political question related to the destiny of the Kashmiris? “Kashmir is an international dispute and India should bear this truth in mind, remove contradictions, shun obduracy, create a free and fair environment and accept international facilitation for a just, honourable and durable settlement of the Kashmir dispute,” he maintained. KASHMIR VOICE
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DFP Concerned over Shabbir Shah’s Falling Health

Srinagar, November 01 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) expressing serious concern over the deteriorating health of its illegally detained Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has said that the authorities at Delhi’s notorious Tihar Jail are subjecting him to political vengeance.
According to media sources, a DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmiri resistance leaders and activists languishing in the jails the Kashmir Valley were facing extreme conditions as they were denied basic facilities including medical care. “Shabbir Ahmad Shah is being denied proper medical care at Tihar Jail. This vindicates our apprehensions that Indian authorities are deliberately playing with his life by depriving him of medical facilities.” The spokesman added that Shabbir Ahmad Shah was suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and knee pain and due to lack of proper medical treatment his health had deteriorated to an alarming proportion. He reiterated his appeal to the world human rights organizations including the Amnesty International and International Committee of Red Cross to take cognizance of the inhuman treatment meted out to Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and activist. The DFP also expressed serious concern over the continued detention of ailing Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, APHC leader Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori and Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Sheikh Muhammad Ramzan. KASHMIR VOICE

JKPL Team Visits Martyrs’ Families in Pulwama

Srinagar, November 01 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League led by its Chairman Mukhtar Ahmed Waza visited the families of martyrs in Pulwama district.
According to media sources, other members of the delegation included Nisar Ahmed Rathar, Manzoor Ahmed, Molvi Aarif, Muhammad Younis, Sajjad Ahmed, Muhammad Waheed and Hujat-ul-Islam. The delegation also participated in a meeting, which was organized to pay tributes to two martyrs at Pusal in Pulwama. Addressing the meeting, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza sympathized with the families. He reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to pursue the mission of their martyrs till complete freedom from India. KASHMIR VOICE

Salahuddin’s Son Sent to Tihar Jail on Judicial Remand

New Delhi, November 01 (Kashmir Voice): A Delhi court sent Syed Shahid Yousuf, the son of prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin, to judicial custody, today.
According to media sources, Syed Shahid Yousuf was arrested by India’s National Investigation Agency after summoning him to its headquarters in New Delhi on 24th October. Later, a court had sent him in the NIA custody for seven days which ended today. Syed Shahid Yousuf was presented before the court of Justice Poonam A Bamba who sent him to infamous Tihar Jail on seven days judicial remand. Meanwhile, expressing serious concern over victimization of his family members, Syed Salahuddin said that his children were being repeatedly subjected to oppression and suppression by Indian authorities because of his involvement in the ongoing Kashmir movement. Salahuddin made the remarks while talking to a Srinagar-based English newspaper over the arrest of his son Syed Shahid Yousuf by the NIA. “After choosing this path of freedom struggle 28 years ago, I bade adieu to my family. I have absolutely no role in the upbringing and education of my children,” he said, adding: “Whatever they are today and wherever they stand is the result of their individual efforts.” He asked his family members to demonstrate patience and turn to Allah almighty and seek his blessings in these testing times. KASHMIR VOICE
Syed Salahuddin's son Syed Shahid Yousuf, who was arrested by the NIA, being produced