Parents of Disappeared Persons Stage Protest in IOK

Srinagar, April 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a protest at Press Colony in Srinagar to demand whereabouts of their disappeared family members.
According to media sources, holding banners and placards the protestors including elderly men and women assembled at the colony and asked the puppet regime to give whereabouts of their kith and kin who were subjected to enforced disappearances since 90s. Some of these protestors were wearing white headbands with slogans and names of disappeared people written on them. In a statement, APDP spokesperson said, “We would like to bring the attention of global civil society to the Indian State’s systematic violence and continued refusal to investigate enforced disappearances of more than 8000 Kashmiris since the inception of armed conflict in1989 in Jammu and Kashmir.” “APDP appeals to international community to urge the Indian government to conduct investigations into the cases of enforced disappearances in Jammu & Kashmir, on similar lines as conducted for the search of 39 missing persons in Mosul. The investigations must include a comprehensive forensic examination into the 7000 plus unknown, unmarked and mass graves and ensure that the families of the disappeared in Jammu and Kashmir receive truth, justice and reparations,” it added. KASHMIR VOICE

Indian Soldier Rapes Woman in Jammu

Jammu, April 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a 24-year-old woman has levelled serious allegations of wrongful confinement and rape against Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man inside a camp in Jammu.
According to media sources, the woman, hailing from the Mandi area of Poonch district, lodged a written complaint with police station Domana, saying that she was waylaid by a group of three CRPF personnel, taken inside their camp and raped by one of them, a police official said. The woman said that the culprit soldier filmed the assault and threatened to release the video on social media if she disclosed the incident to police or someone else. “I had alighted from a bus around 7.30 pm and was on way to my relative’s home. I lost my way and was intercepted by three personnel in uniform outside their camp half an hour later. They took me inside on the pretext of helping me and instead one of them raped me,” the woman said in her complaint. The official said a case under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code, including rape and wrongful confinement, were registered against the unidentified personnel and an investigation was taken up. Based on the outcome of the investigation, some more charges, including that under the Information Technology Act, would be added to the FIR, he said. KASHMIR VOICE

Aasiya Andrabi Remanded To Police for another Eight Days

Srinagar, April 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a court has extended the remand of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi for another eight day.
According to media sources, a DeM spokesperson in a statement condemned the authorities for staging drama at Islamabad court where the party chief had to be presented after the eight-day remand. The spokesperson Rifat Fatima said that Aasiaya was kept at the Saddar police station for the whole day without food and water and was brought to court at the evening. Meanwhile, the spokesperson also criticized the Bar Council of India’s report that gave a clean chit to lawyers of Jammu and Kathua Bar Associations should serve as an eye-opener to the people of Kashmir and world as it exposes the communally-motivated and anti-Muslim agenda of Indian institutions operating in the territory. Rifat Fatima said: “An innocent kid was brutally raped and murdered. The brethren from Gujjar community are so frightened that they have migrated from Jammu. The only aim behind such barbarism is to create fear among the Muslim communities and forcibly drive them out of Jammu.” She said such people are shamelessly defending rapists and murderers. She said on one hand, the lawyer of these rapists and murderers is asking for a CBI inquiry and on the other, the Bar Council shamelessly gave a clean chit to the Jammu and Kathua lawyers who are openly supporting these rapists and murderers. KASHMIR VOICE

Army Party Attacked In Shopian

Srinagar, April 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified armed men today attacked an Indian army party in Zainapora, Shopian district. However, there was no report of any casualties.
According to media sources, an official claimed that the attack was carried out by mujahideen who fired upon army’s 34 RR party at Malikgund bus stop in Zainapora today.
He said a search operation has been launched in the area.
Meanwhile, the troops also launched a massive search operation in the forest area of Kupwara. KASHMIR VOICE

Protests against Injuries to Woman, Child in Troops Action

Srinagar, April 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, angry locals today blocked the Khanabal-Pahalgam road at Lazibal after a taxi driver was thrashed by the Indian troops during which a woman and her child received injuries.
According to media sources, the locals said that the forces thrashed the driver and damaged the windowpanes of his vehicle, bearing registration N JK03D 7761. They said that a woman and her child travelling in the vehicle were injured in the forces’ action. KASHMIR VOICE

Four Youth Arrested During Night Raid in Pulwama

Srinagar, April 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, four youth were arrested during a night raid by the forces in Pulwama district.
According to media sources, the youth were arrested in Karimabad village of the district for holding peaceful protest demonstrations. Those arrested were identified as Javaid Ahmed Rather, Yawar Ahmed Sheikh, Faisal Tiger and Bilal Ahmed Ganie. KASHMIR VOICE