Shutdown across IOK Today Against Civilian Killings

Srinagar, July 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed across the territory, today, against the civilian killings by the Indian army and paramilitary forces.
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 and supported by Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders Manufactures Federation. All shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed while traffic is off the road in all major cities and towns including Srinagar. The occupation authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from staging anti-India protests. In view of the strike, the authorities have suspended train services across Kashmir. “We have again suspended train service in the Kashmir valley following a fresh directive from police,” a senior railway official said. The JRL has also called for a march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada Naqshband Sahib (RA) in Srinagar on July 13 to pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931. The leadership in a joint statement said it along with people and resistance activists will march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada after Friday prayers on July 13 to offer Fateha for all Kashmiri martyrs. Paying tributes to the martyrs, the JRL held the Indian authorities responsible for merciless killings, saying that New Delhi’s approach was haughty. The leadership said the commitment and resolve of people towards the ongoing movement has frustrated the Indian authorities who are resorting to underhand and mysterious tactics to force the people and resistance leadership into submission. The JRL appealed to people to foil any attempt aimed at creating disunity among various sections of the society and religious sects, saying, “Since the human rights violation report on Kashmir was made public by the UN Human Rights Council, the Indian brutal authorities feel unnerved and they intend to tarnish the bond of unity among various sections of society in Jammu and Kashmir.” It said that the Indian authorities and their agencies had targeted various sections particularly the Sikh community in the territory. Paying rich tributes to Ubaid Manzoor Lone, Tamseel Ahmed, Andleeb Ali, Shakir Ahmed Khandey, Irshad Ahmed and other people martyred in the firing of the Indian troops, the JRL expressed deep concern over these heart-wrenching incidents. KASHMIR VOICE

Rich Tributes Paid To Youth Martyred in Shopian, Baramulla

Srinagar, July 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the killing of five youth including two teenage boys in the firing of Indian troops in Shopian and Baramulla districts.
According to media sources, teenage boy Tamsheel Ahmed Khan of Vehil, Shopian, had sustained injuries in troops’ firing on protesters in Shopian on Tuesday morning succumbed to his injuries at a Srinagar hospital. A class 11th student Ubaid Manzoor Lone had also succumbed to his fatal wounds, yesterday. He was injured in the firing by the Indian forces on protesters in Nadihal Sopore area of Baramulla district on June 25. Besides, the troops killed three more youth during a cordon and search operation in Kundalan area of Shopian district. The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, while telephonically addressing from Srinagar the participants of funeral of martyred Ubaid Manzoor Lone at Nadihal said, “Indian forces have waged a war against people of Kashmir. People of Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam are bearing the brunt of the forces’ atrocities.” Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was placed under house arrest further said, “The dissent is being quelled by pellets and bullets. Our younger generation is undeterred and is sacrificing their lives for right to self-determination.” he illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement strongly condemned the civilian killings by the Indian forces. “Unrelenting massacre of Kashmiri innocents and criminal silence of humankind on it is disgraceful and disgusting.” The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum said, the entire Kashmir has been converted into a military garrison where killing has become a routine matter. It said that under a well-planned conspiracy, lacs of troops in absence of any accountability had launched a full-fledged war against people of Kashmir. The Chairman of Jammu and Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, along with party leader, Merajuddin Soleh, and human rights defender, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, visited Redwani, Kulgam, on Tuesday to express solidarity with the families of martyrs. A delegation of Tehreek-e-Mazahmat led by Bilal Ahmed Sidiqui visited the bereaved families of martyrs Shakir Ahmed, Raies Ahmed and Andleeb in Kulgam. Hurriyat leaders, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Zafar Akbar Butt, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and advocate Ayub Rathor in their statements termed these killings as the worst examples of state terrorism. High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir while condemning the killings said, “The killing of 18-year-old Tamseel Ahmed Khan is deplorable. He was directly shot at his head by the troops. Among the 100 injured persons, 17 received pellets in their eyes and 7 received bullet injuries.” KASHMIR VOICE
A woman wails during the funeral of 12-year-old Andleeb Ali, who was killed in army firing on July 7, in Hawoora near Kulgam in Kashmir.

Plight of Kashmiri Women Highlighted at London Event

London, July 11 (Kashmir Voice): Hurriyat leader and Chairperson of Kashmir Women’s Movement UK and Europe, Shamim Shawl has appealed to all international human rights organizations to take notice of gross human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian troops particularly against womenfolk in occupied Kashmir.
According to media sources, Shamim Shawl while addressing a press conference at Watford in London said, the sacrifices of Kashmiri women are unprecedented. “One of our great women voice of Kashmir Aasiya Andrabi has been framed in a fake case by India`s National Investigating Agency and shifted to New Delhi along with her associates Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen,” she said. She said the victims of the India’s unbridled oppressive policy are the Kashmiri children. “They are victimized, harassed and killed,” she said and referred to the cold-blooded murder and gang rape of innocent Aasifa and demanded speedy justice for the victim. Shamim Shawl announced that an international women conference will be organized by the Kashmir Women’s Movement UK and Europe to highlight the plight of the Kashmiri women and children. She briefed the local media about the latest situation in occupied Kashmir and highlighted the Indian designs to suppress the Kashmiris’ legitimate and just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. Councilor and former Mayer Slough Ishrat Shah, Councilor Asma Rathore and Advocate Fatima also addressed the conference. KASHMIR VOICE
Shamim Shawl has appealed to all international human ... 2018-07-11

IOK Court Grills Judges for Not Filing Reports on Jail Visit

Srinagar, July 11 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court came down heavily on district judges for not submitting jail visit reports despite repeated directions.
According to media sources, the court also directed Registrar General to comply with the directions passed by it on May 25 and report to the court within a week. “It is on May 25, 2018 Registrar General was directed to seek report as to whether periodical visit to the jails has been conducted by the District Judges or not but no such report has been submitted, so far,” the court observed. Hearing a litigation on ‘Inhuman Conditions in Prisons’ represented by High Court Bar Association, the division bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur remarked that it was necessary that periodical visits to jails be conducted without delay. Senior counsel, Mian Qayoom, informed the court that only three district judges – Kathua, Reasi and Pulwama – have filed the visiting reports upto the month of May. The court observed that jail visits should be carried out after every two months so that the issues related to jails can be solved. KASHMIR VOICE
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