New Delhi, November 15 (Kashmir Voice): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, today, extended the judicial remand of the Dukhtaran-e-Mitllat (DeM) Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Nahida Nasreen and Sofi Fehmeeda till December 4.
According to media sources, the family, however, said the court didn’t take the cognizance of the charge-sheet the NIA filed yesterday on the pretext of not having sufficient time to read it. The proceedings were held through video conference. Earlier in the day, the District & Session Judge, NIA special court, New Delhi. transferred the case of Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates to another newly designated NIA special court of Rakesh Sayal, Additional District & Session Judge, Patiala House, New Delhi, said the family. KASHMIR VOICE
Brussels, November 07 (Kashmir Voice): The three-week exhibition of photographs by Belgian photographer and journalist Cedric Gerbehaye on the worst human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir ended in Brussels, today.
According to media sources, the exhibition continued for two weeks in Brussels and one week in Strasbourg, France. The exhibition was organised by the Kashmir Council Europe. Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, had opened the week-long “Kashmir EU Week” exhibition organised by Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU). The photographs of the famous French-Belgian photographer Cédric Gerbehaye had been displayed in the exhibition. The photographs depicted the miseries of the people of the occupied territory and their struggle for freedom in a brutal environment marked by the presence of tens of thousands of Indian occupational troops. It is important to mention that KCEU had launched the 11th annual week-long event of “Kashmir EU-Week” at European Parliament in Brussels. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, in total disregard to the fundamental human rights, particularly the children’s rights, fake cases of stone pelting have been registered by the Indian authorities against more than 1900 children across the territory.
According to media sources, this was disclosed by none other than one of the members of the Juvenile Justice Boards in Srinagar. “When I was compiling the data, I came across the fact that in Kashmir Valley, stone pelting is the top offence. Though, we haven’t categorised the offences yet, but stone pelting is the leading offence,” the JJB member, Khair-un-Nisa said. Out of the total of 1954 cases against children, transferred to JJBs in all the 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the highest number, 330, is from Srinagar, followed by Jammu with 268 cases, according to Khair-un-Nisa. These cases were lying pending with police or the respective chief judicial magistrates of different districts. “If we attend, for instance, 50 cases a day in Srinagar, 45 are related to stone pelting,” she said. Srinagar and Jammu districts are followed by Baramulla with 210 cases, Rajouri 137 and Bandipora 118. The JJBs started functioning in occupied Kashmir from August, before which Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) would handle the cases pertaining to the children. The data reveals 113 cases pertaining to juveniles have been registered in Kulgam, 103 in Kupwara, 93 in Budgam, 91 in Shopian, 87 in Kathua and 83 in Islamabad districts. In Pulwama district 61 cases against juveniles are registered with JJB Pulwama, 53 in Poonch, 47 cases are registered in Udhampur, 34 in Doda, 27 in Reasi and 24 in Ganderbal. The Juvenile Justice Board is dealing with 19 cases in Ramban and 17 in Kishtwar. The Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice Act 1997 was amended in 2013 to create Juvenile Justice Boards in each district headed by a magistrate to look into the cases. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested a woman and her two brothers during search operations in Srinagar.
According to media sources, the woman was arrested after the vehicle she was travelling in was stopped by Indian police at Lawaypora on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, the police said. Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Imtiaz Ismail talking to media claimed that the woman was over-ground worker of mujahideen. He also claimed to have recovered some ammunition from her possession. The woman was detained while the vehicle was seized, he added. Police arrested two brothers of the woman during a raid on the residence of the woman at Ganaie Mohalla in Khunmoh on Srinagar outskirts late last night. The detained woman has been identified as Asiya Jan. Meanwhile, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district. Residents said that the personnel of Indian army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force deployed on Tral-Satura road near Lurow carried out searches in the area. KASHMIR VOICE