VoV Raises Serioius Concern over Illegal Detention of Youth

Srinagar, November 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Voice of Victims (VOV), a civil rights body, has expressed serious concern over the torturing of a family and continued illegal detention of two nephews of prominent liberation leader, Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar in Srinagar.
According to media sources, Indian police arrested twenty two youth including 18-year old Dawood Zargar and 25-year old Aadil Zargar from downtown in Srinagar in July on fake charges. Dawood Zargar and Aadil Zargar are the sons of an enforced disappeared person, Sirajud Din Farooqi, who was arrested by Indian forces on 22 January 1992. He went missing during custody in Nowhatta area of Srinagar. The VOV spokesman in a statement in Srinagar while demanding immediate release of all illegally detained youth including Dawood Zargar and Aadil Zargar said that Indian forces are unnecessary harassing the family of the Mushtaq Zaragr, particularly Sirajud Din Farooqi, who is also brother-in-law of the liberation leader. The rights body said that Indian authorities and puppet regime were trying to crush the ongoing movement by the use of brute force and invoking black laws on the innocent people of Kashmir. The statement urged international human right bodies including Amnesty International and UNHRC to send their teams to Kashmir and assess the worst situation and military might policies of New Delhi in Jammu and Kashmir. The VOV Chairman, Altaf Ahmad Butt in a separate statement while denouncing the killing and arrest of the youth said that India’s stubbornness over the Kashmir dispute was the main cause of bloodshed and injustice in the territory. He appealed to the international community to come forward and impress upon India to stop killing, arrest and harassment of Kashmiris and resolve the Kashmir dispute for ensuring durable peace in South Asia. KASHMIR VOICE

Police Creating Chaos, Humiliating Hurriyat Leaders: APHC

Srinagar, November 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has castigated police for creating chaos in the territory saying police are humiliating and arresting Hurriyat leaders on one or the other pretext and this lawlessness is being carried out under the garb of preventive custody.
According to media sources, the APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into a police state and detention period of those arrested is prolonged on flimsy grounds, for this lawlessness police authorities don’t follow any judicial procedure or standard norms.” The APHC while referring to the detention of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Mohammad Gulzar and Mohammad Ashraf Laya said, “All these leaders were taken into custody, a few days back on the day when Mughees Mir was martyred.” The statement said, “Its 85-year-old leader, Shah Wali Mohammad, was also arrested for leading a funeral, and till now he is in unlawful police custody.” The APHC said it wants to make it clear that all these suppressive tactics and coercive measures won’t break their resolve, nor can deter them from pursuing their mission. Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed grief over the demise of Abdul Sattar Khan, the brother of incarcerated political activist Mohammad Shaban Khan. He deplored that since last two years he had been languishing in outside jail and authorities despite quashing his detention orders were repeatedly slapping draconian PSA on him. KASHMIR VOICE

Agha Hassan Expresses Anguish over Plight of Prisoners

Srinagar, November 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and President of Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of senior resistance leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
According to media sources, Agha Moosvi in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The APHC leader is suffering from multiple ailments; however, he is not being provided specific treatment.” He also expressed anguish over the plight of Kashmir political prisoners languishing in Jammu Kashmir and outside jails. “The incarcerated leader is being subjected to political vendetta,” he added. The APHC leader criticized the puppet authorities, and said the ill-treatment is being meted out to the political prisoners and are lodged with hardened criminals. He said the detainees were not criminals but political prisoners who were being subjected to detention for their political convictions and outlook and dealing with them “inhumanly is not only a violation of the Geneva Conventions of the rights and dignity of prisoners but even against basic human practices and ethics.” Agha Hassan Moosvi said that even visitors and relatives were harassed and tormented by the authorities. “All this is done in complete violation of the jail manual which lays emphasis on the honor and dignity of prisoners,” he added. Meanwhile, JKLF-R in a statement in Srinagar also expressed concern over prisoner’s plight lodged in Tihar Jail, saying they are not being provided with specific treatment. KASHMIR VOICE
Plight of Prisoner

Glowing Tributes Paid to Martyred Youth in IOK

Srinagar, November 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to Aadil Ahmed Chopan and other Kashmiri youth, who were martyred by Indian troops over the past few days in the territory.
According to media sources, a delegation of Tehreek-e-Mazahmat led by its Chairman, Bilal Sidiqee visited family members of, Adil Chopan in Larnoo, Tral, and expressed solidarity with them. Addressing the mourners, Bilal Sidiqee said the youths are rendering their precious lives for a sacred cause and their sacrifices would not be allowed go waste. He was accompanied by party leaders Sheikh Musaib, Riyaz Ahmad and Rafiq Ahmad. Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsaan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their statement in Srinagar paid glowing tribute to martyr Aadil Ahmad and three others who achieved martyrdom at Kupwara. They said the huge number of people who attended the funeral procession of the martyrs should serve as eye opener to India that the people of Kashmir are with freedom movement. KASHMIR VOICE
Adil Ahmed Chopan house

Zionists and Muslims Can Never be Friends: DEM

Srinagar, November 23 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen has criticized those who met an Indo-Israeli delegation during its visit to the territory.
According to media sources, Nahida Nasreen in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Any involvement with the Israeli Zionists is a brazen disregard to Islam and a conspiracy against the freedom movement of Kashmir.” “In context of the recent visit by the Indo-Israel delegation to Kashmir, all Muslims of Kashmir must know that the delegation is a deadly mix of Zionists and hypocrites. There were some Kashmiris who took part in the meetings with the delegations. Those who meet such delegations are doing a business of their faith. They must understand that the Zionists and Muslims can never be friends. Only aim of existence of Zionists is destruction of Muslims. How it can be good to the Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir, she said. Nahida Nasreen also paid glowing tributes to the youth who were martyred by Indian troops in Handwara, Kupwara and other areas of the territory. KASHMIR VOICE