‘India Using Stooges To Perpetrate Worst Repression in IOK’

Srinagar, April 25 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Muslim Deeni Mahaz has said that Indian rulers through their local stooges are subjecting the Muslims in the territory to the worst form of state terrorism.
According to media sources, an MDM spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said, “In this repression, renowned pro-freedom leaders Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and his wife Aasiya Andrabi are being particularly targeted.” The 25 years of continued illegal detention of Dr Qasim Fakhtoo despite the recommendations of the review board for his release and the detention of Aasiya Andrabi in 1993, 1994, 2005 and 2006 and then in 2008, 2010 and 2016 are evidences to this effect, the statement said. Now in 2018, the spokesman added, Aasiya Andrabi has again been arrested along with her associates Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen and other colleagues. The statement said that despite being ill, Aasiya Andrabi has been imprisoned at Srinagar Central Jail without proper medical facilities and clean drinking water. “This has taken a heavy toll on her already fragile health,” the statement added. Meanwhile, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has expressed concern over the ill-treatment met out to its Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and other party leaders inside the Srinagar Central Jail. A DeM spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said that such behavior and the oppression by the puppet administration could not deter the DeM leadership and its cadres from pursuing the pious cause of freedom from forcible Indian control. “Such cheap tactics won’t change us. We will continue our fight until we are given our rights to decide our future in accordance with the two-nation theory,” she added. KASHMIR VOICE
HR Violation by Indian Police

India to Deploy 80 More Paramilitary Companies in IOK

New Delhi, April 25 (Kashmir Voice): On the pretext of ongoing protests against the rape and murder of Kathua girl and surge in killing of innocent civilians, India has decided to deploy additional companies of paramilitary forces in occupied Kashmir.
According to media sources, the decision for deployment of additional personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security Force (BSF) has been taken in the name of security for the upcoming annual Amarnath Yatra starting from June 28. An Indian government official while talking to media outlets in New Delhi said that for incident free and secure Amarnath yatra, the home department of occupied Kashmir had written to New Delhi seeking additional deployment of the forces’ personnel. He said that agreeing to the plea made by the puppet authorities, Modi government would deploy 80 additional companies in the occupied territory. “Out of total 80 companies, 35 will be deployed in Jammu region and 45 in the Kashmir,” he said. This year the Amarnath Yatra will commence on June 28 and conclude on August 26. KASHMIR VOICE
Troops Lay Siege to Several Villages in Shopian

Hearing of Bail Pleas of Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam on May 3

Srinagar, April 25 (Kashmir Voice): Bail application of Hurriyat leaders, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar and Shahid-ul-Islam, will come up for hearing in a court in New Delhi on May 3.
According to media sources, media reports quoting families of the two Hurriyat leaders revealed that the bail application would be heard by the Delhi’s Patiala House Court and a decision is expected the same day. It is in place to mention here that Ayaz Muhammad Akbar and Shahid-ul-Islam were arrested on July 25 last year on the fake charge of money laundering by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA). Reports also said that the health condition of other two illegally detained Kashmiri leaders Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Altaf Ahmed Shah lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail was worsening. KASHMIR VOICE
Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam Hearing of Bail Pleas of on May 3

JKML Marks Foundation Day, Condemns 36th PSA on Masarrat

Srinagar, April 25 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, headed by illegally detained senior APHC leader Masarrat Aalam Butt, celebrated its foundation day, the other day.
According to media sources, a meeting of JKML office-bearers was held in Srinagar with its acting Chairman Abdul Ahad Parra in the chair. A JKML spokesman in a statement said that a resolution was adopted on the occasion, demanding settlement of the Kashmir dispute through implementation of the UN resolutions. “The meeting condemned the invoking of draconian law Public Safety Act 36th time on Masarrat Aalam Butt, terming it as the worst form of state terrorism and human rights violation,” the spokesman said. He appealed to the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and other human rights bodies to come forward and take cognizance of the unlawful detention of Masarrat Aalam under the black law. KASHMIR VOICE
JKML Marks Foundation Day, Condemns 36th PSA on Masarrat

Dozen Rounds of Funerals Held for Martyrs in Tral JRL Denounces Killings, Arrests across Valley

Srinagar, April 25 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, over a dozen rounds of funeral prayers were held in different areas of Tral in Pulwama district, today, for the youth who were martyred by Indian troops, yesterday.
According to media sources, the troops during a violent military operation killed four youth, Abid Ahmed, Ishfaq Ahmed, Umar Khalid and Yasir Ahmed at Laam in Tral yesterday. Eyewitnesses told mediamen that thousands of people assembled in Handura and Khargund areas and participated in the funeral prayers of the martyrs. A group of mujahideen appeared during the funeral of Ishfaq Ahmed in Handoora and offered a gun salute to him, an eyewitness said. Complete shutdown is being observed in Tral town to mourn the killings. Indian forces’ personnel used brute force and fired teargas shells on protesters in Aripal area of Tral after youth took to the streets against the killings. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, paid rich tributes to the martyrs, saying that India was trying to snatch the right to live from the Kashmiri youth by pushing them to the wall. The leaders said that even educational institutions were not safe from Indian oppression, as heavy buildup of forces around colleges and universities was creating fear and harassment among the students. They condemned the arrest of students in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla, Islamabad and Pulwama areas. The JRL also denounced the arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief Aasiya Andrabi along with her associates by Indian police. Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War, Qazi Yasir, Jammu Kashmir National Front, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in their statements paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. They said that the youth of Kashmir had taken the ongoing freedom movement to new heights. On the other hand, a constable of Kashmir Police, Tariq Butt, has gone missing along with his service rifle from police post Pakherpora in Budgam district. KASHMIR VOICE
Dozen Rounds of Funerals Held for Martyrs in Tral