Srinagar, December 02 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement (JKEM), Muhammad Shafi Lone, has said that Indian troops are committing grave human rights violations in the territory to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement.
According to media sources, Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced the worst form of terror unleashed by the troops in HMT and its adjoining areas during the last few days.
He said the troops have intensified their atrocities in the occupied territory and are killing innocent youth during so-called cordon and search operations. He said that the courage and bravery of the Kashmiri youth would always be written in golden words in the annals of history. He said no nation can be kept under subjugation through use of brute force and that is the reason the Kashmiri people are carrying on their struggle for securing freedom from Indian illegal occupation. Muhammad Shafi Lone appealed to the UN and international human rights organizations including Amnesty International to take notice of the Indian atrocities on the Kashmiri people and play their role in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and Kashmiris’ aspirations. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, December 02 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, people completely boycotted the District Development Council (DDC) polls on Tuesday in Duroo village in Sopore area.
According to media sources, Duroo, the hometown of veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani, witnessed almost zero per cent voting. The village recorded only 15 votes out of 1600 registered voters, by recording a meager 0.9 per cent voting.
On the other hand, some voters in high security Dangerpora, Watlab, Warpora, Hathlangoo localities in Zaingeer area of Sopore town talking to media men said that though they knew participating in elections had no bearing on the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, however, they voted only with a hope that it would bring local ‘development’ to their areas. Some other voters said that keeping Hindu extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at bay was their sole reason for taking part in the elections.
“There has been a lot of injustice with us so far. We don’t want to suffer any further,” they said. A total of 15 candidates were in the fray in the second phase of the polls in Zaingeer belt. Ten candidates were fighting for Sarpanch seat and five for Panch seat. KASHMIR VOICE