Woman Died of Cardiac Arrest during CASO in Pulwama

Srinagar, March 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the residents of Chakoora area of Pulwama district said that an elderly woman died during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) by Indian troops in the area. According to media sources, a resident of the Chakoora village told media men in Srinagar that the woman died during the siege Khanpora area. He said the forces used teargas shells on peaceful demonstrators. “An elderly woman, Raja Begum, wife of Abdul Samad died due to cardiac arrest during the operation,” the resident said. The woman suffered cardiac arrest after hearing the explosions of teargas shells. She died while being shifted to Sub District Hospital, Bijbehara. KASHMIR VOICE
Woman Died of Cardiac Arrest during CASO in Pulwama

India Again Used Chemical to Destroy Houses, Kill Youth in IOK

Srinagar, March 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian occupational forces have once again started burning the bodies of Kashmiri youth beyond recognition by destroying houses with inflammable chemical substances in the Valley. According to media sources, the chemical compound RD 2PNG, which India secretly bought from Israel was freshly used by Indian forces on Thursday (Mach 15, 2018) in Balhama area of Khonmoh on the outskirts of Srinagar. Three charred bodies of youth were recovered from the debris of the four houses, destroyed by the troops using the same chemical substance in the area. On 22nd June 2017, charred bodies of three youth were also recovered from the debris of a house, burnt by Indian forces in Kakpora of Pulwama district. Similar incident took place on 14th October 2017 when troops used highly inflammable chemical to burn a PhD scholar Nisar Ahmed along with another youth, Wasim Ahmad Shah, beyond recognition in a house at Litter in Pulwama. Indian troops destroyed houses by using the same substance in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama on July 3, 2017, leaving a charred body of a youth in the debris. KASHMIR VOICE
India Again Used Chemical to Destroy Houses, Kill Youth in IOK

India Taking Cue from Israel to Deal with IOK People: DFP

Srinagar, March 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that India is directly taking cue from Israel to deal with Kashmiri freedom-loving people. According to media sources, a high-level party delegation led by Engineer Farooq Khan, today, visited Balhama to express solidarity with those whose residential houses were raised to ground by Indian forces in the garb of a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO). The delegation, while expressing sympathy with the affected families including that of Madhosh Balhami, also paid rich tributes to martyrs Rasiq Nabi of Tral, Shabbir Ahmad of Awantipora and their companion martyred at Balhama. The delegation members said India is strictly following Israeli path to kill and crush the freedom movement of Kashmir by targeting residential houses and damaging Kashmiris economically. Another DFP delegation led by Ghulam Rasool Nawaz went to Awantipora to express solidarity with the family of Shaheed Shabbir Ahmad. The DFP reiterated if India is interested in ending the ongoing bloodshed in the region, it must acknowledge that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute whose people are yet to decide about their political future. One after another, 18 resolutions passed by the UNSC in this regard stand legal witness to the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir. The party said due to lingering Kashmir dispute, the people living across the Line of Control are facing oppression and they suffer due to day to day border skirmishes as well. It expressed deep shock over the latest killings of five members of a family in Poonch and said unless and until India shuns its unethical stance about Kashmir dispute there can be no ending to such innocent killings as Kashmir dispute is the only reason of India-Pakistan enmity. Lashing out at Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh for terming Jammu and Kashmir as integral part of India, the DFP said it is Indian political leadership whose immature policies are directing its forces to crush and kill freedom-loving Kashmiri people. And for this purpose political actors like Rajnath Singh issue such childish statements. KASHMIR VOICE
India Taking Cue from Israel to Deal with IOK People, DFP

Prevailing Situation Extremely Testing for IOK People: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, March 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that prevailing situation in the territory is extremely trying and testing for the people. According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering in Srinagar said that constantly new threats and challenges emerged for the people of the occupied territory as a consequence of use of force, killing spree, repression and the unending status-quo to undermine their very existence. “It is the remarkable resilience and determination of the people and their daunting spirit that keeps us going and not give up,” he said. The Mirwaiz said in such a difficult and testing time our faith in Allah’s help and blessing becomes our ultimate recourse and our faith in that recourse becomes our strength. “In sha Allah, Almighty Allah will never let us down,” he added. KASHMIR VOICE
Prevailing Situation Extremely Testing for IOK People. Mirwaiz

DEMOS in Pulwama Area against Operation by Troops

Srinagar, March 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Drabgam area of Pulwama district. According to media sources, eyewitnesses told media that the troops cordoned off Baba Mohalla area of Drabgam and started house-to-house searches. They said that people took to the streets and staged forceful protests against the operation. They said that the troops resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes in the area. The troops also arrested a youth from the area. KASHMIR VOICE
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Harassment of Salahuddin’s Family Members in IOK Flayed

Srinagar, March 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the harassment of the family members of prominent freedom leader and the Chief of Hizul Mujahideen, Syed Salahuddin, by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA). According to media sources, a spokesman of the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the summoning of sons and son-in-law of Syed Salahuddin by the NIA to its office in Srinagar and subjecting them to harassment. He said, “This oppressive step can’t break the resolve of people of Kashmir or the leadership and that all these repressive steps are destined to taste defeat.” The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi, in a statement in Srinagar said, the NIA is unnecessarily harassing the family members of Syed Salahuddin. She said, “Syed Salahuddin’s eldest son and five others have been picked up by the NIA over fictitious charges and are being harassed. This useless agency has failed on all fronts to pressurize the leadership by concocted stories and cases, now it is trying to harass the family members to mentally torture the leadership,” she added. She said, “It has been established that this agency is trying hard to invoke false cases against innocent people. This is nothing but harassment and India should know that these cheap tricks won’t deter the leadership and the people of Kashmir from pursuing this sacred cause.” The civil society from native district of Hizbul Mujahideen Chief has urged the Indian authorities to stop harassing family of Syed Salahuddin. A large number of respectable citizens from Budgam district, particularly from Soibugh area, expressed concern over the way the NIA has been detaining and questioning the kith and kin of Syed Salahuddin. They said Syed Salahuddin’s elder son, Shahid Yousuf is already languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail under a false case and now the NIA is harassing his other sons and relatives. It is a sheer harassment and NIA must stop it, the civil society members, adding that even they had met the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti who had assured that nobody would be harassed but once again NIA has started hounding the family members of Syed Salahuddin. KASHMIR VOICE
Harassment of Salahuddin’s Family Members in IOK Flayed