Fresh Spree of Arrests Ahead of Eid Political Vengeance: APHC Condemns use of police force on students in Baramulla

Srinagar, August 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned the fresh spree of raids, crackdowns and arrest unleashed by the Indian forces in every nook and corner of the territory ahead of Eidul Adha, terming it as the worst form of political vengeance.
According to media sources, APHC Secretary General Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, in a statement issued in Srinagar said “The APHC on receiving pathetic and woeful narratives from Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Bandipora, Handwara and Baramulla, expresses its serious concern over the victimization of common people by the Indian army stationed at local camps and special operation group (SOG) of police.” Bulldozing the houses, damaging their basic necessary belongings, beating the people ruthlessly and forcing them to stay at roads and lanes for the whole nights is a sheer violation of human rights and desecration of the human values, he said. He appealed to the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International and International Committee of Red Cross, besides Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to send their delegations to take stock of the deteriorating situation at the hands of forces in Kashmir. Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement condemned the brazen police action and use of cane-charge and teargas shells against the student fraternity at SSM college of Engineering, Parihaspora Pattan, Baramulla. The APHC said the police authorities are meddling in the affairs of the college on the behest of their mentors without any legal or moral justification. The APHC demanded a probe into the matter. On the directions of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Gilani, a delegation comprising Mohammad Yasin Aataie, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Bashir Ahmad Choon, and Mohammad Yousuf Butt visited the residences of the bereaved families at Chadoora, Poshkar Beerwah and Badgam to pay rich tributes to Mohammad Yasin Itoo, on his anniversary and conveyed condolences to the family of Late Shams-ul-Haq on the sad demise of his mother. The statement said the delegation also visited residence of Ghulam Mohammad Maqdam, a senior pro-Kashmir activist on the demise of his father Mohammad Hussain. KASHMIR VOICE

Indian Forces Launch Search Operation in Baramulla

Srinagar, August 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces launched a cordon and search operation at Sheikhpora area of Baramulla district.
According to media sources, locals said that forces sealed all entry and exit points of the area and conducted door-to-door searches in the area. The forces also went on rampage in Bhan village of Kulgam district damaging property, beating up the inmates and arresting youth.KASHMIR VOICE
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IOK Woman Who Fainted During House Raid by Troops Dies

Srinagar, August 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a woman, who fell unconscious out of harassment after Indian forces raided her house on Tuesday at Nikas Aarbal in Pulwama district, died in a hospital, yesterday.
According to media sources, family members of the 55-year-old woman, Jana Begum, told media that her daughter had also fainted during the raid by the Indian troops. “The mother and daughter were immediately rushed to a nearby medical centre from where Jana Begum was referred to SMHS in Srinagar while her daughter, Razia was discharged after she regained conscious,” family members said. “Despite doctors putting in all the efforts she could not regain her consciousness. Finally she breathed her last,” the family members said. Riyaz Ahmad Malla, son of Jana Begum said that on that fateful day his mother and sister were in the courtyard when forces’ personnel jumped over the compound wall of their house. “Both of them were so scared that they became unconscious,” he added. As the body of Jana Begum reached her home, hundreds of mourners began trickled into her native village to participate in her last rites. Amid pro-freedom slogans, Jana Begum was laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard. KASHMIR VOICE
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Zahoor Butt, Two Other Shifted To Kathua Jail under PSA

Srinagar, August 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have slapped three people, including Zahoor Ahmad Butt, the brother of martyred liberation leader, Mohammad Maqbool Butt, with draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted them to Kathua jail in Jammu.
According to media sources, media reports said that Nowhatta police picked up JKLF founder’s brother, Zahoor Ahmad Butt and slapped with PSA by the district magistrate of Srinagar. Similarly, Javed Ahmad Munshi alias Bilal Papa, son of Ghulam Mohammad, of Gousia Colony, Chanpora at present Ishbar Colony, Nishat, was arrested early this month and later booked under PSA by the district magistrate. In another similar incident, Asif Mushtaq Baba, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Baba of Gamander Pantha Chowk, was arrested a few days back by police station Pantha Chowk and was also booked under PSA. All the three persons were shifted to Kathua Jail. KASHMIR VOICE

Any Move against Article 35-A Will Be Fought Tooth and Nail: EJAC

Srinagar, August 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Employees Joint Action Committee has said that the employees are a part and parcel of the society and is determined to stand by the people of Kashmir in difficult times.
According to media sources, this resolve was expressed at an emergency meeting of Employees Joint Action Committee in Srinagar under the chair of Abdul Qayoom Wani. Addressing the meeting EJAC President Abdul Qayoom Wani said that tempering with Article 35A would be treated onslaught on the emotions, aspirations and interests of people of Jammu and Kashmir. Wani said that they would not allow anybody to play with the sentiments and aspirations of people of J&K and employees without caste, creed, colour, region and religion were the integral part of the society and would never remain silent or mute spectators on this sensitive issue and would fight tooth and nail for the protection of the Article 35-A along with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He appealed to the employees to show their serious concern and resentment on this sensitive issue and asked the Indian Supreme Court to dismiss the petition against Article 35 A. In the meeting all the leaders of Employees Joint Action Committee and its delegates showed their serious concern for protection of article 35A. Meanwhile, President of Jammu and Kashmir Bachao Tehreek and former Minister Abdul Ghani Vakil said that all the pro-India parties must unite to safeguard Article 35-A. He said the pro-India parties should draw a decisive road map to safeguard Article 35A, and in case any fiddling with this Article, the parties should plan to go to any extreme even boycotting the upcoming all elections. KASHMIR VOICE
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Indian Troops Martyr another Youth Raising Toll to Four in IOK Over Dozen Youth Arrested During CASO in Baramulla

Srinagar, August 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian forces in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one youth in Baramulla district raising the toll to four in the past twenty-four hours in the territory.
According to media sources, the troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Kasturi Naar in Baramulla district, today. Three other youth were killed by the troops in Tangdhar area of in Kupwara district, yesterday. Director General Police (DGP) S P Vaid also confirmed the killing of the youth. In a separate incident on Saturday, an Indian soldier was killed in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Meanwhile, around a dozen youth were detained by the troops during nocturnal raids in Sopore area of Baramulla district. The youth were arrested during night raids in Tujjar village of Sopore in the fake case of stone-throwing incidents. However, family members of the arrested youth maintained that the youth were innocent and had nothing to do with stone-pelting. KASHMIR VOICE
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