Srinagar, April 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of party leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal.
According to media sources, Noor Muhammad Kalwal has been lodged in Kothibagah police station. He was again presented before court today which extended his remand for five more days. Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, condemning the arrests, nocturnal raids, slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) on political activists and other oppressive tactics of police, said that during recent days upsurge is seen in the undemocratic acts which is highly condemnable. He said that police had actually declared a war on peaceful resistance leaders and activists and young boys were being pushed to the wall. Meanwhile, the JKLF Chairman expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over demise of the wife of Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Mohammad Safi. He prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereave family to bear the irreparable loss. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the fresh crackdown and nocturnal raids against the innocent Kashmiri youth by the Indian forces.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Police are unleashing a reign of terror over innocent civilians, which are highly condemnable.” “In a desperate move to gain favors from their higher ups they are surpassing all limits to prove themselves as more loyal than king,” he added. “Innocent youths were arrested from Pulwama, Koil Seran, Sopore and Baramulla. During raids they were dragged out of their houses, frisked and arrested,” he deplored. The APHC chairman said the youths are being arrested, caged and subjected to extreme physical torture. He said the youths are being pushed to the wall leaving no option for them than to consider other paths to give vent to their sentiments. Condemning the filing of charge sheet by National Investigation Agency against Shahid Yusuf, Gilani said he is being implicated on fake grounds for being son of Syed Salahud Din. “It is sheer injustice as he has not committed any offence. He is being subjected to vengeance because his father is leading armed struggle.” “All these unprincipled steps by India can never deter us from pursuing our cherished mission,” he asserted. Meanwhile, Gilani paid rich tributes to Yunis Maqbool and Muhammad Yasin Yatoo on their anniversary.” KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, objecting strongly to the language of a biased section of the Indian media while reporting on the rape and murder of the eight-year-old Kathua girl, Aasifa, the police said the media spread baseless and factually incorrect information to mislead the public.
According to media sources, Inspector General of Crime Branch Afhad-ul-Mujtaba in a statement in Srinagar said, “A section of media spread baseless information that the hymen of the child could have broken due to horse riding, cycling which is not possible in case of an 8-year-old girl.” Moreover, he added, the medical records have confirmed that the child was sexually assaulted. “So, we have added section 376 (D) to the case,” he said. Quoting the medical reports furnished by the experts, the Crime Branch also said that victim was found subjected to sexual assault by the culprits and the cause of her death was asphyxia leading to cardio pulmonary arrest after the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives. “Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, section 376 (D) RPC was added in the case,” a statement issued by the Crime Branch Zonal Headquarters Jammu read. Mujtaba wondered why some people are seeking to manipulate the case as per their whims when the case is in a court of law. “Let the court decide. A section of Indian print and electronic media published, broadcast, in the last few days, baseless and factually incorrect information about the Kathua rape and murder case and shared it on social media sites as well. The medical expert has also opined that the hymen of the victim was not found intact. Accordingly, on the basis of medical opinion, section 376 (D) RPC was added in the case. “In addition to this, medical opinion has established beyond doubt that the victim was held in captivity and administered sedatives and her cause of death was asphyxia leading to cardio pulmonary arrest,” it reads. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, principals of various colleges have said that the interference by Indian police in student protests is the main cause of unrest in and outside campuses.
According to media sources, the principals informed puppet Education Minister Altaf Bukhari during a meeting in Srinagar. Bukhari met the principals at a meeting held to work out ways to ensure normal functioning of schools and colleges. The meeting was held in the wake forceful protests by students for the past two weeks against the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old child in Kathua. The principals told the meeting that whenever students start protesting peacefully, they are stopped by the police station, which leads to clashes. The principals said colleges should not be established close to army camps or police stations in the first place. Principals complained police that were using indiscriminate force on peaceful student protests. “I have had the worst experience last year when policemen crashed into the campus. They tried to fire teargas canisters into protesting students inside the campus and also heckled me when I tried to stop them from entering the campus,” one of the principals told the meeting. Another principal said police interference in peaceful student protests leads to clashes. “The police also demand footage of protests to identify protesting students,” he said. “In some cases police fire teargas shells on even peaceful protesters which aggravates the situation,” he said. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, three people were injured when the Indian troops fired on protesters who were protesting a against a cordon and search operation in Kareemabad area of Pulwama district.
According to media sources, the protesters pelted soldiers of 55 Rashtriya Rifles battalion with stones during the search operation that started in the last evening. “There would have been massive casualties had the people not hid themselves behind trees,” said Riyaz, a local resident. The injured indentified as Faiz Farooq, Tanveer Hamad and Sajjad Ahmad were shifted to Bone and Joint Hospital in Srinagar for treatment. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have shifted Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) Chief Aasiya Andrabi along with her four party activists, arrested last night, to Srinagar central jail on eight days judicial remand.
According to media sources, Aasiya Andrabi along with her four activists was arrested during a raid at Anchidoora area of Islamabad, last night,” a police officer said. Among arrested aides include Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi. Aasiya Andrabi and the activists were held for their alleged role in female student protests in the town, the police officer claimed. “In this connection, a case was registered against them,” the officer said. Meanwhile, Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen Chairperson Zamrooda Habib in a statement strongly condemned the illegal arrest of Asiya Andrabi, Nahid Nasreen and DeM activists.“You cannot punish and put a person behind the bars again and again for her ideology,” said Zamrooda Habib while demanding immediate of release Asiya Andrabi and her associates. KTK General Secretary Shamim Shawl in a statement also lambasted the illegal detention of Aasiya Andrab,Fahmeeda Sofi, Nahid Nasreen and other DM activists. KASHMIR VOICE