Srinagar, May 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet administration has said that there is no legal binding on it to make public the report of the commission of inquiry constituted to probe into the killing of 125 civilians who were shot dead by the Indian troops and police during the mass uprising in 2010. According to media sources, the puppet authorities in a report submitted to the Human Rights Commission of the territory in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed by M M Shuja, a human rights activist, said that the administration was within its rights not to make public the report submitted by the one-man commission of Justice M L Koul, retired judge Punjab and Haryana High Court. “It is submitted that in terms of sub-section (4) of section 3 of the Jammu and Kashmir Commission of Inquiry Act, 1992, there is no legal binding on the government to make the findings of the inquiry report/ recommendations public,” the report submitted by the authorities said. The puppet authorities conclude in the reply by stating that any recommendation made to the administration by a commission is not binding on it and the authorities have the prerogative to take an informed view on the recommendations after considering all the factual and legal aspects involved in a particular matter. As per reports, the Koul Commission has found that the Indian forces’ personnel fired upon the demonstrators without magisterial orders and the force used on the protesters was neither commensurate nor proportionate to deal with the disturbances. It has also indicted the puppet administration for lack of vigil, saying both administration and police were “inactive” and “indolent” in tackling the situation. It has also recommended a CBI probe into the killing of Tufail Matto and registration of a murder case against the Indian police personnel involved in torturing Umar Qayoom of Srinagar to death. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, May 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Mir Shahid Saleem, Zafar Akbar Butt and others have said that India is using brutal tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self- determination, acknowledged by the international community.
According to media sources, Mir Shahid Saleem, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, in a statement issued in Jammu criticized the recent statement of the Indian Army Chief, Bipin Rawat against the Kashmiri youth. He asked India to accept the fact that by killing Kashmiris New Delhi could not succeed in suppressing the decade’s old popular freedom struggle. Zafar Akbar Butt, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, in a statement in Srinagar said that devastation and destruction by the Indian forces during past seven decades in general and last 29 years in particular, had given rise to several social problems. “The number of the families who sacrificed their dear ones and lost their shelter is swelling with every passing day,” he added. He also paid tributes to martyred freedom leader, Abdul Ghani Butt. The Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Muzahamat in a statement condemned the continued house detention of party Chairman Bilal Siddiqi and arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Bashir Ahmed Lone, and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Rafiq Shah, under draconian law Public Safety Act. “Jammu and Kashmir is being ruled like a police state where the worst brutalities are being committed on the masses by brute Indian forces,” the statement added. The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, headed by illegally detained senior resistance leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, has urged the international human rights bodies to take cognizance of the plight of the Kashmiri detainees lodged in Srinagar Central Jail and take effective steps to save them from the atrocities of the jail authorities. “The jail authorities have unleashed a reign of terror in the prison. The detainees and their relatives who visit the jail to see them are also subjected to harassment and mental torture,” a JKML spokesman said in a statement. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, May 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested five youth during night raids in Sopore area of Baramulla district.
According to media sources, the police arrested the youth identified as Jehangir Ahmed Reshi, Azad Ahmed Butt, Nisar Ahmed Buttt, Bashir Ahmed Najar and Arshid Ahmed Dar during nocturnal raids in Zainageer area of Sopore. Meanwhile, the puppet authorities have shifted senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, and his son, Aaqib Ahmed Butt, to district jail Islamabad. They were arrested from their residence in Urnihall area of Islamabad district on May 10. Station House Officer (SHO) Bijbehara said that the father-son duo are involved in stone-pelting incidents and as such were detained. KASHMIR VOICE
Islamabad, May 16 (Kashmir Voice): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has expressed grave shock over the Trump administration’s decision of moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem followed by killing of over 50 peaceful Palestinian protesters by Israeli snipers. According to media sources, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad urged the OIC and Arab League to call for massive and popular peaceful protests and seminars across the world to thwart the US-Israel designs for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian dispute in line with the UN resolutions. “Riyadh the capital of Saudi Arabia should take the lead. Pakistan as the nuclear power in the Muslim world should initiate the holy campaign to liberate and restore the independent character of the holy Jerusalem and Al-Qudus,” he said. Strongly denouncing the Trump administration for moving its embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with decades of established US policy and international practice, the JKPFL Chairman said that the consequences of the wrong and disastrous policies of the Trump administration for the sake of illegitimate Israel could bring disaster to the world peace and ultimately end in collapsing of the US-Arab relations. Human rights violations by Israel are outrageous in the wake of the latest US decision to moving its embassy to Jerusalem, he concluded. KASHMIR VOICE
New Delhi, May 15 (Kashmir Voice): The alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) braving the dust storm and rain that hit the Indian capital gathered in New Delhi to protest against the attack on the students of the institute, by members of the extremist Hindu Yuva Vahini group. According to media sources, despite the rain and strong winds, more than 100 former students of the university staged a sit-in at Barakhamba Road in Delhi. Members of the alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia as well as the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) also joined the silent protest. Holding placards denouncing the attack on the university and its students, the AMU Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA) and others said that the incident was politically motivated to disrupt communal harmony. The AMUOBA President Irshad Ahmed, while speaking to media persons, sought a judicial inquiry into the attack earlier this month over a portrait of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the university campus. They also demanded the suspension of the police officers who assaulted the students when they had gone to lodge an FIR against the attack, by the Hindu Yuva Vahini. KASHMIR VOICE