Srinagar, August 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two youth in Islamabad district, today.
According to media sources, the troops killed the youth identified as Altaf Kachroo and Omar Rasheed during a cordon and search operation at Munward area of the district. The troops also blasted a house in the area. The Indian authorities claimed that the martyred youth were top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen. More details are awaited. The authorities blocked mobile internet services in this south Kashmir district. The train service between Srinagar and Banihal has also been suspended. The killing led to clashes between protesters and the Indian troops in the area. Youth took to streets soon after the troops launched the cordon and search operation in the village located near Khanabal area of the district. The troops fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters who pelted them with stones. On the other hand, several barracks of Indian soldiers were completely gutted and a large quantity of arms and other items, including oil drums, were damaged in a massive fire which broke out in the Indian army’s 45 Rashtriya Rifles headquarters in Machil area of Kupwara district, yesterday. Meanwhile, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested serving deputy jail superintendent Feroze Ahmad Lone, currently posted as Deputy Jail Superintendent, Amphalla prison, Jammu, along with one Ishaq Palla on the charge of being lenient to Kashmiri detainees and supporting the ongoing freedom struggle. The NIA said Ishaq Palla has been remanded to 10-day custody by the Special NIA court Jammu. Feroz Ahmad Lone will be produced before the Court, today, for seeking his custody. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, August 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed across the occupied territory on Thursday and Friday to register protest against the Indian government’s attempts to abrogate the Article 35-A of the Indian constitution.
According to media sources, call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The shutdown is aimed at expressing resentment against the BJP government’s attempts to repeal the Article 35-A, which guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Supreme Court will be hearing on Friday a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Article 35-A. The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris would resist any tinkering with the Article 35-A, tooth and nail. Meanwhile, scores of employees working in different government departments Wednesday staged a protest march against the Indian attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Constitution. The protesters under the banner of Employees Joint Consultative Committee (EJCC) assembled at Pratap Park and marched towards Ghanta Ghar while shouting slogans and holding placards. President EJCC, Aijaz Ahmad Khan said if Article 35A would be abrogated, Kashmir will become second Palestine and we will be thrown out from our own homeland. “We will continue our protests till petitions will not be dismissed,” he said. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, August 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while expressing his grave concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners in all jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir, has praised the steadfastness and deep conviction of these prisoners of conscience.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar while giving details of the inhuman treatment meted out to the incarcerated resistance leaders and activists, deplored that the Indian fascist ruling class treated “our resistance leaders like professional criminals in their so-called jails which have been turned into worst centers of interrogation.” He pointed out that the detained leaders and activists had been kept in solitary confinement in small unhygienic cells. “They face the wrath of the jail authorities every movement. Be it a so-called search operation, transfer from one cell to another, fall in line for receiving food or asking for any medical treatment, medicine or any other petty amenities, they are treated as slaves, causing indelible prints of degradation and humiliation on their minds.” The APHC Chairman said their only sin is that they demand their birth right of self-determination, which was agreed upon by the Indian rulers both at domestic and international levels. He paid rich tributes to all great sons of the soil including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Dr Mohammad Qasim, Dr Shafi Sharyati, Dr Ghulam Mohammad Butt, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Aslam Wani, Shahid Yousuf, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Muzuffar Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Shafi Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Talib Hussain, Ahtisham, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Maqsood Ahmad Butt, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Umar Aadil Dar, Ab. Gani Butt, Nasir Ahmad Ganie, Mohammad Amin Ahanger, Nisar Ahmad Najar, Gh. Hussain Wagay, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Nazir Ahmad Mantoo, Nadeem Ahmad Dar, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Zahir Abas Lone, Lateef Ahmad Rather, Sajad Ahmad Beigh, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Ashiq Hussain Butt, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Sajad Ahmad Butt, Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Mohammad Amin Butt, Nazir Ahmad Khawaja, Shabir Ahmad Mir, Mehraj Ahmad Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, Khursheed Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Azad Ahmad Mir, Riyaz Ahmad Behroo, Ikhlas Ahmad Sheikh, Kaleem Mohammad, Javid Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Asif Butt, Asif Gul, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Abdul Rehman Tantray, Mohammad Yaseen Tantray, Javid Ahmad War, Maqsood Ahmad, Mohammad Ayoub Malla, Zafar Islam, Mohammad Rajab Butt, Mashooq Ahmad Butt, Farooq Ahmad Najar, Parvez Ahmad Najar, Aabid Ahmad Kachroo, Showkat Mehraj, Fayaz Ahmad, Fayaz Ahmad Kumar, Fahran Lalu, Suhail Ahmad Sheikh, Waseem Mehraj, Umar Ahmad Dar, Irshad Khawaja, Tajamul-Islam, Aadil Ahmad Shah, Ashiq Hussain Ganie, Parveez Ahmad Ganie, Hilal Ahmad Ganie, Bashir Ahmad Malik. Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, Ishfaq Ahmad Makroo, Riyaz Ahmad Malik, Aasif Nisar Malik, Aasim Yaseen Malik, Zahir Ahmad Nala, Abdul Hamid Parray, Asadullah Parray, Showkat Hakeem, Mehraj-ud-din Nanda, Abdul Ahad Mir. Syed Ali Gilani demanded probe by the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of Red cross by visiting the above-mentioned jails and take stock of the ill-treatment and appalling condition of all the prisoners of conscience belonging to Jammu and Kashmir. He sought United Nations auspices for an early resolution of Kashmir dispute which will be a good omen for peace and development in South Asia. KASHMIR VOICE