Srinagar, June 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police raided the house of Ummat-e-Islami Chief Qazi Yasir in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district.
According to media sources, a police party raided the house late night on Monday to arrest Qazi Yasir from his house, who is scheduled to lead a pro-freedom rally, today. The police was unable to arrest him. He would lead a pro-freedom rally from Islamabad’s Jamia Masjid after Zuhr prayers. The Ummat-e-Islami has also called for a complete shutdown to commemorate the anniversary of martyred freedom leader and Islamic scholar, Qazi Nisar Ahmed, today. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) in a statement paid rich tributes to Islamic Scholar and Ummat-E-Islami Chief, Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 24th martyrdom anniversary, today. The statement said that Qazi Nisar was among few who brought different political and religious parties, though sharing different ideologies but fighting for the cause of Muslims in Kashmir on a single platform and the result was the creation of Muslim United Front. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, June 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a video showing Indian soldiers forcing four youths to sit before their vehicle as human shield during a cordon and search operation in Samboora village of Pampore, yesterday, went viral on social media.
According to media sources, the video showed the protestors yelling at the soldiers for being cowards to use the youths as human shield. “See the hypocrite Indian forces that have been using our brothers as human shield,” yells one of the protesters, saying that these youths have been dragged out of their houses. The locals of Samboora told media that a cordon and search operation was in progress when youth came out to protest, after which clashes began between protesters and the Indian troops. In the video, about nine army personnel are seen standing in front of the vehicle with four youths forced to to sit on ground. Superintendent of Police Awantipora Mohammad Zahid said that police were ascertaining the authenticity and genuineness of the video. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, June 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the 89-year-old Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, was barred by the Indian authorities from offering congregational Eid prayers for the 17th consecutive year on this Eidul Fitr.
According to media sources, an APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that it was for the 17th consecutive year that Gilani was not allowed to offer congregational Eid prayers. He said that since 2010, the occupation authorities had kept him under house arrest. “Two armoured vehicles have been posted at the main entrance of Gilani’s residence, making it impossible for him to move out,” he added. As Syed Ali Gilani tried to step out of his residence at Hyderpora for Eid prayers, he was stopped by a contingent of police massively deployed outside his house in Srinagar. He was scheduled to offer Eid prayers at the Eidgah in Srinagar. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, Jun 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the family of a prominent Mujahid Nisar Ahmad Dar, 24, said that he was forced by authorities to pick up gun.
According to media sources, Nisar Ahmad Dar 24, resident of Wahab Parray Mohalla of Hajin town was booked on charges of arranging pro-freedom protests. He had twice been booked under black law Public Safety Act. For most part of 2016, Nisar Ahmad Dar was in jail and had, therefore, given up studies.
His family members said the charges against him were fake and frivolous. Local residents said he was only helping the needy in Hajin area of Bandipora. “It was in 2014 when Indian forces started raiding our house,” said his father, Ghulam Rasool Dar, “They were looking for Nisar and when they couldn’t find him they tore up a handmade carpet we had woven for months.” “They hit me in the head repeatedly. I was bedridden for months,” Dar said. In 2017, to escape police harassment and detention, Nisar went to Srinagar where he extracted sand, near Rajbagh. Police raided his place in Rajbagh and he was put behind the bars. “When we asked the police why they arrested him they said he is disturbing peace in the area. That is why he picked up gun,” Dar said. “We pleaded with the police to counsel him rather than pushing him to the wall. They ruined his career and also forced him to become a mujahid,” he said. The harassment of the family, Dar said, did not stop. Nisar’s younger brother Aadil said the male members are frequently called to the police station for questioning.“A few days ago police asked for phone details of all family members, relatives and neighbours,” he said. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, Jun 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, mobile Internet and train services were suspended in South Kashmir following the killing of a youth by Indian troops in Kulgam district.
According to media sources, Aijaz Ahmad was killed and another youth was injured in firing by the Indian troops in Nowpora Akhran in Kulgam district on Monday.
The train service from Banihal to Srinagar was suspended on Tuesday fearing anti-India protests against the civilian killing. Meanwhile, complete shutdown is being observed in Kulgam district against the killing Ajaz Ahmad Butt in army firing. All shops and other commercial establishments are closed in Kulgam town and other areas of the district to mourn the killing. Shutdown is also being observed in Islamabad town and adjacent areas to pay tribute to Qazi Nisar on his 24th death anniversary, today. KASHMIR VOICE