Jammu, November 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a policeman attempted to suicide by shooting himself in Jammu.
According to media sources, the policeman, identified as Subash Chander, shot himself with his service rifle at the Director General of Police Dilbag Singh’s residence in Jammu, said Gandhi Nagar station police officer, Sunil Singh Jasrotia. He said the cop who was severely injured was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu where he is under-treatment. Police are investigating the matter, he said. KASHMIR VOICE
Bradford, November 19 (Kashmir Voice): The UK shadow minister for International Development, MP Judith Cummins has urged the government of Britain to use its influence for bringing India and Pakistan on negotiation table to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute.
According to media sources, Judith Cummins was talking to a delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Self Determination International led by its President, Raja Najabat Hussain. Sardar Abdur Rahman Khan, Councillor, Asghar Khan Qureshi and Councillor, Rizwana Jameel were also part of the delegation. She told the delegation that she would participate in the Bradford and London conferences scheduled from December 10 under the auspices of the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Self Determination International. On the occasion the members of the delegation presented a shield to MP, Judith Cummins, Councillor, Sabeeha Khan and Councillor, Ralph Barry for supporting Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Self Determination International, Raja Najabat Hussain on the occasion said Bradford is the centre of our diplomatic campaign as all the five Members of Parliament elected from here are supporting the Kashmir cause. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has expressed serious concern over the plight of party activist, Nasir Abdullah, who has been lodged in the Kot Bhulwal jail for last eight years.
According to media sources, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said the continued illegal detention has taken a serious toll on the health of Nasir Abdullah. He said the jail authorities are depriving the Hurriyat leaders of medical aid and the authorities are deliberately denying basic facilities to Kashmiri prisoners. He expressed concern over the deteriorating health of Nasir Abdullah and other Kashmiri prisoners being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture. He demanded immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Kashmiri political prisoners and appealed the human rights organizations to take note of these violations. Such gross violation of International laws which compel every country to abide by these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of political prisoner and medical facilities in particular .Sehrai claimed that the political prisoners are put with ordinary criminals “which is not permissible under law”, he added. He said Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror in Kashmir. He said the Indian forces have created havoc in every district where people are threatened, properties ransacked, forces raid houses and vandalize belongings. He said the inhuman and brutal treatment of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces disregard all legal safeguards available to a human being. This stubborn approach adopted by the New Delhi stated that it was an irony that a human and political issue is being dealt on the basis of military might while ignoring the exact reality of the dispute. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid rich tributes to the Aali- Kadal martyrs at Martyrs Graveyard Eid-Gah Srinagar.
According to media sources, Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing on the occasion recalled the sacrifices of great martyrs like Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Shaheed advocate Jamil Chowdhry and others. He said that theses martyrs laid down their lives for the freedom of Kashmir and wrote a new chapter of sacrifices. It is worth to mention that a condolence-cum-prayer meeting was held in memory of Sheikh Abdul Hamid and other martyrs including Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Shaheed Advocate Jamil Chowdhry, Shaheed Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh, Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Kuttay, Shaheed Mustaq Ahmad khan and Shaheed Ghulam Mohammad, who embraced martyrdom at Aali Kadal, Srinagar on 19th November 1992. After the congregational meeting a blood donation camp was also organized at Hamid Blood Bank, Abi-Guzar in Srinagar in which JKLF leaders, activists, students and well-wishers of martyrs donated their blood for the welfare of humanity. Sheikh Reyaz Ahmad, the younger brother of Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Hamid also donated his blood on the occasion. Recalling the struggle and sacrifices of Shuhada-e-Aalikadal and Gulam Nabi Butt, younger brother of Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Butt, Yasin Malik said these great sons of soil nurtured the struggle for freedom with their blood. He said martyr Sheikh Abdul Hamid and his companions embraced martyrdom and wrote a new chapter of sacrifices and struggle. He said, “Today when we are remembering these noble souls, we pledge to take forward their mission to its cherished goal. Remembering his friend Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Hamid, the JKLF chairman said that he was a great friend who stood in front row and endured every difficulty and hardship with a smile on his face and never complained of any sufferings. Later, he was arrested by Indian police. KASHMIR VOICE