Court Grants Interim Bail to Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda, Nahida

Srinagar, May 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has granted interim bail to Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen in a false case registered against them at Soura Police Station in January, this year.
According to media sources, the court of first additional sessions judge, Srinagar, issued the order of granting interim bail after hearing arguments of the detainees’ counsels Advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain and Advocate Urfi and the public prosecutor on the bail application. The court granted interim bail to Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen upto 16 June, 2018. “The Soura police had registered an FIR and mentioned other cases. Aasiya Andrabi was re-arrested and implicated in this case in January soon after she was about to be released from south Kashmir Islamabad jail,” advocate Shafaqat told media men. KASHMIR VOICE
Asiya Fahmeeda-released-from-jail

Kashmir Solution Lies in Meaningful Dialogue: Al-Moosvi

Srinagar, May 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuman Sharie Shain, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that resolution of the Kashmir dispute lies in meaningful dialogue. According to media sources, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the dialogue had become inevitable in present circumstances but India should accept the reality and initiate a meaningful dialogue to settle the lingering dispute. “People of Kashmir want a peaceful resolution of this long pending problem. India should show seriousness and enter into a meaningful dialogue,” he added. KASHMIR VOICE
Kashmir Solution Lies in Meaningful Dialogue. Al-Moosvi

Shopian Tragedy: Struggle for Justice by Family Continues I Will Fight For My Sister and Wife until My Last Breath: Ahangar

Srinagar, May 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, nine long years have passed since the brutal rape and murder of Aasiya and Neelofar of Shopian was committed by the Indian men in uniform but the unrelenting struggle for justice by Shakeel Ahmed Ahangar continues. According to media sources, over the past nine years, time has brought many changes in the life of Shakeel Ahangher, but it has not changed his unflinching resolve to fight for justice to his sister Aasiya and wife Neelofar who were raped and murdered by the uniformed men on this day nine years ago. “I will not give in to any pressure. I will fight for justice for my sister and wife until my last breath” Ahanager said.
On May 29, 2009, Aasiya, who was just 17 and Nelofar (22) had gone to their small orchard across the ankle deep Ranbir Ara stream in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. When they did not return home, the family members went out frantically searching the area before finally reporting to police. The next morning, lifeless bodies of the sisters-in-law, their clothes tattered, were found on the banks of Rambir Ara nullah, not far from a camp of Indian forces. The family and locals said that the two women were raped and murdered by the forces’ personnel. The incident triggered widespread protests across occupied Kashmir. The occupied territory convulsed with outrage and shut in protest for 16 days. Shopian town had observed an unprecedented 47-day shutdown demanding justice for the young women. Nine years later justice still continues to elude the family and Shakeel Ahngar has lost faith in the Indian institutions demanding justice from independent international forums. “I have no faith in Indian institutions. Be it judiciary or any investigating agency they are all biased and subservient to the government. They do what the government of the day wants them to do,” Ahangar said. He said that the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, had played politics on the issue. He said that during the so-called Assembly elections in 2014, she made “justice for Aasiya and Neelofar” a main poll plank in the entire south Kashmir and promised she would bring the culprits to book if voted to power. “She forgot everything as soon as she came to power. She has failed to redeem her election pledge,” said Ahangar. “On every death anniversary of Aasiya and Neelofar, she (Mufti) along with her party activists would throng the press enclave to demand justice for the victims. Where has she vanished now?” he asked. Ahangar’s son Susan, now eleven was just two when the tragedy struck. Now he is fully aware about what had happened on that fateful day. “Now, he knows everything about his mother, but he does not say anything. He talks very less and prefers to stay alone,” said Ahangar, adding that his teachers always complain Susan does not mingle with other kids in the school. “It is not only the story of Susan, hundreds of such children are going through the same psychological trauma in Kashmir Valley,” Ahangar said. KASHMIR VOICE
Shopian Tragedy.  Struggle for Justice by Family Continues

India Trying To Revive Culture of Government Gunmen: Gilani

Srinagar, May 29 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, while paying rich tributes to Bilal Ahmad Ganai, a civilian, who was martyred in firing by the Indian troops in Pulwama district, has said that the killing of civilians is aimed at prolonging the prevailing fearful atmosphere in order to suppress the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people. According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar took a strong note of the recent merciless killing of civilians in Hajin, Bandipora and Baramulla, and asked people to remain vigilant about the venomous conspiracies of the occupation authorities to set on fire the ethnic and communal harmony in occupied Kashmir. The APHC Chairman vehemently condemning the killings under the tag of ‘unidentified gunmen’ said, “New Delhi is trying its best to explore all possibilities to revive the notorious regime of Ikhwan (government gunmen) culture to sabotage our movement.” Ikhwan, an Indian army-backed notorious militia, had killed thousands of innocent people during 1990s. He said, “Although New Delhi and its agencies have failed to break the will of the people, yet the recent civilian killings speak volumes about Indian designs.” Bilal Ahmed Ganai, a driver by profession, was killed when he was on way back home on Sunday night. KASHMIR VOICE
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