Cop Arrested for Clicking Pictures of a Woman in Ganderbal

Srinagar, October 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a policeman was arrested on the complaint of a woman who said that the cop was taking her pictures in Ganderbal district.
According to media sources, the woman caught the policeman at Manigam bypass in the district and tied him by a rope with a chair for clicking her pictures while she was standing there. The cop is posted with an IRP battalion in the district. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmed Lone confirmed to media that the woman approached the police station Ganderbal with a complaint saying that the cop took her pictures while she was standing at Manigam bypass. “We have arrested the cop and a case has been registered in this regard. Further investigation is on,” he said. KASHMIR VOICE
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‘Failed Govt Should Salute Real Ruler Gilani’, Says Akbar

Srinagar, October 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, senior National Conference leader, Akbar Lone has termed the frequent closure of schools very unfortunate adding that “government has failed in every aspect.”
According to media sources, Akbar Lone said that they have no right to sit in power if they cannot provide safety to the people who have chosen them. “The frequent call for the closure of schools and colleges are very alarming and poses great threat to the future of this state”, he said. “If police have to decide the closure and opening of schools then government should be handed over to them and declares Jammu and Kashmir a police state.” He said, “This government is no more capable to govern the state”, adding that they should resign one by one and apologies to public for befooling them for long. He said that they (puppet regime) should salute Syed Ali Gilani and tell him that they are law makers just by name, however in real sense he (Gilani) is the real ruler. “The incidents of braid chopping are very unfortunate and the culprits should put behind the bars soon to gain the public confidence back”, he added. He said that the regime had completely lost the confidence of the general public and asked Mehboob Mufti to resign. KASHMIR VOICE
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Braid Chopping: Gilani Urges IOK People to Form Committees

Srinagar, October 15 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged people to constitute Mohalla committees comprising youth volunteers and persons with credibility to check the braid-chipping menace.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the ugly incidents had created extreme gloomy situation for Kashmiri women and girls. For the last one month, fear psychosis has been created and people are facing threat to their dignity and honor, he added. He said, “Nothing good is expected from ruling elite and as such everyone feels scared about the safety and honor. Although it was their moral responsibility of the rulers to ensure safety, dignity and respect of every citizen, they miserably failed.” Syed Ali Gilani said Instead of ensuring the safety, authorities conceived their devilish tricks like operation Catch and kill, Operation Ghost and now braid chopping like horrible operation. “All these tricks were aimed at breaking our resolve and suppress our freedom sentiments. But I am sure we will defeat all their evil designs if we maintain discipline.” He said, “Any suspicious person, if nabbed, should be handed over to reliable and trustworthy committee members and his statement recorded so that authorities do not get any chance to save these criminals. Meanwhile, prominent religious scholar, Qazi Ahmed Yasir in a statement in Srinagar said, “Braid chopping is a mere pressure tactic and scaring technique which is bound to fail.” He said the police rather than making efforts to investigate the matter and stop the incidents has already concluded that it is a mere mass hysteria, which is regrettable. KASHMIR VOICE
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Indian Troops Martyr 3 Youth in Pulwama Protesters Subjected to Brute Force

Srinagar, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, one civilian was killed and dozens other were injured after Indian troops used brute force on peaceful protesters in Pulwama district, today.
According to media sources, people took to the streets in Litter area of the district and started forceful demonstrations against the killing of two youth, Waseem Shah and Naseer Ahmed, by the troops during a siege and search operation. The protesters raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring dozens of them. One of the critically injured Gulzar Ahmad Mir was rushed to the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar but he succumbed to his injuries. Clashes between the demonstrators and Indian forces were going on till reports last came in. Situation in the area is tense. Meanwhile, the puppet authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Pulwama district to prevent people from sharing information about the situation in Litter area. On the other hand, the authorities also continue to keep shut the educational institutions in Srinagar on the third consecutive day, today, to stop students from holding demonstrations against the incessant braid-chopping incidents in the territory. Hurriyat leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Yasmeen Raja, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War and Wajahat Habib Qureshi and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League in their statements paid glowing tributes to martyred Waseem Shah and Naseer Ahmed. They also condemned the use of brute force by Indian forces’ personnel on peaceful protesters that led to the killing of another youth and injuring of dozens of others. They said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. KASHMIR VOICE
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‘350 Cases of Braid-Chopping Reported in IOK So Far’

Srinagar, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, at least 350 cases of braid-chopping have been reported so far, officials have said.
According to media sources, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, while talking to media in Srinagar said that braid-chopping incidents were first reported in Jammu region where 250 cases came to fore. He said that later such incidents started occurring in the Kashmir Valley where so far around 100 such cases, mostly from south and central parts, had been reported. It is to mention here that in a latest tactic of state terrorism, the agents of Indian secret agencies use chemicals to make women unconscious and cut their braids. The occupied territory is witnessing demonstrations against the disgraceful acts on the daily basis. Locals say that the acts were aimed at creating a sense of insecurity and fear-psychosis among the masses particularly the womenfolk. KASHMIR VOICE

Sarjan Barkati Shifted to Srinagar Central Jail

Srinagar, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have shifted the illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Sarjan Barkati, popularly known as pied piper of South Kashmir, to Srinagar Central Jail again after keeping him at Police Station Heerpora in Shopian for 25 days.
According to media sources, family members of Sarjan Barkati told mediamen that he was brought to Police Station Heerpora 25 days ago and the police had told them that he would be released in a week’s time. “We used to go to the police station in the morning and would leave in the evening waiting he would be released today. The police officials at the police station gave us a hope that he would be released. But on Wednesday he was shifted back to Srinagar Central Jail,” Barkati’s wife told reporters. She said that her husband’s health condition had deteriorated in the jail and further detention could prove disastrous for him. Sarjan Barkati was arrested by Indian police in October last year. He was instrumental in organizing pro-freedom rallies in south Kashmir during the mass uprising that had erupted after the killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, in July last year. KASHMIR VOICE