Concern Expressed About Detainees’ Plight in Kashmir

Srinagar, January 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, has strongly denounced the ill-treatment meted out to the illegally detained Kashmiris in jails.
According to media sources, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri political detainees were being denied basic medical and health facilities despite their deteriorating health condition. He said, the detention of Masarrat Aalam Butt and Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo is not only illegal but is also the murder of justice. He said that the High Court of the occupied territory should have taken suo motu action in the cases of continued illegal detention of Masarrat Aalam and Dr Fakhtoo. Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi said that presently several Hurriyat leaders were kept in illegal detention under baseless charges by the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He appealed to the world human rights organizations to take serious notice of the miserable condition of Kashmiri prisoners and use their influence for the release of these detainees. KASHMIR VOICE
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India’S NIA Files Charge sheet against Kashmiri Hurriyat Leaders

New Delhi, January 18 (Kashmir Voice): India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), today, filed a chargesheet against 12 people including several Hurriyat leaders in a false case registered against them in May last year for their active role in the ongoing Kashmir freedom movement.
According to media sources, the NIA filed the chargesheet before a Special Court in New Delhi against Hurriyat leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Peer Saifullah and Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, noted Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, photojournalist, Kamran Yusuf, and a youth, Javaid Ahmed Butt. The chargesheet also includes the name of Hizbul Mujahideen Chief, Syed Salahuddin. The chargesheet says that these people have waged a war against India. The NIA also sought permission to continue its investigations in the case. KASHMIR VOICE
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Islamabad Villagers Protest against Setting up Army Camp

Srinagar, January 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, residents of Shamsipora village of district Islamabad held a protest demonstration outside Deputy Commissioner’s office Islamabad, today, against the setting up of a camp by Indian Army in a playground.
According to media sources, scores of the protestors assembled outside the DC office and shouted anti-India slogans. Locals told media that panic gripped the area this morning after Indian Army personnel started measuring a local play ground to set up a camp. They said that the army men refused to listen to the village elders and asked them to go and talk to the Deputy Commissioner. The residents later went to the DC office and staged a protest. “The land belongs to us. How can they take away that land without even letting us know?” said an elderly protester. KASHMIR VOICE

FO Spokesman Condemns Killing Spree by Indian Troops in IOK

Islamabad, January 18 (Kashmir Voice): Foreign Office spokesman, Dr Mohammad Faisal has condemned the continued killing spree by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
According to media sources, Dr Mohammad Faisal in his weekly briefing in Islamabad, today, said that Indian occupational forces during violent and illegal operations and fake encounters martyred six Kashmiri youth in Shopian and Baramulla areas recently. He also deplored that Hurriyet leaders and activists including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt and Nayeem Ahmed Khan continued to remain under illegal detention, which is highly condemnable. He said Shabbir Ahmed Shah’s wife, Dr Bilquees Shah, has submitted an application before the court that her husband is suffering from various ailments and has been on regular medicine for the past six years. She also said that Shabbir Shah is being slow poisoned in Tihar Jail of New Delhi, he added. The spokesman said before coming to the press briefing, he summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Working Boundary, today, in Sialkot Sector, resulting in the martyrdom of two innocent women (45-year-old Perveen Bibi and 20-year-old Ayesha) while injuring 5 others including three females. The Indian troops along the Working Boundary started indiscriminate and unprovoked firing with heavy mortars and automatic weapons since Wednesday night on the civilian populated villages in Sialkot.
He urged that the India should permit the UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions. KASHMIR VOICE
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11,290 Arrested in Two Years: IOK Regime

Jammu, January 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet administration, today, admitted that it has arrested 11,290 persons in last two years.
According to media sources, the puppet regime in a written reply in the so-called Kashmir Assembly said that in 3,733 FIRs 11,290 persons were arrested. KASHMIR VOICE
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India’s ED Again Summons Wife of Shabir Shah to New Delhi

Srinagar, January 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Dr Bilqees Shah, the wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has been summoned by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its Delhi office again.
According to media sources, a DFP spokesman in a statement in Srinagar confirming the fresh summon to Dr Bilqees said she has been told to appear in the Delhi office of ED on January 30. The husband of Dr Bilqees, Shabbir Shah, is undergoing illegal detention in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He was arrested by ED on July 25, 2017 in a fake case registered against him in 2005. Dr Bilqees was summoned and questioned by the ED earlier also. KASHMIR VOICE
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