Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth including one in custody in Baramulla district.
According to media sources, the Indian troops and police arrested a youth identified as Irfan Ahmed during a cordon and search operation at Tujjer Sharief in Sopore area of the district on Monday night and later killed him in custody.
The occupation authorities have suspended internet service in the town to prevent people from getting information about the incident and deployed Indian forces’ personnel in strength to stop demonstrations against the killing.
The troops martyred another youth during a cordon and search operation in Uri area of the district.
Meanwhile, the troops continue military operations in different areas of Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Rajouri and Samba districts. The troops also arrested over a half dozen youth in Kupwara, Ganderbal and Pulwama districts during the operations. KASHMIR VOICE
Geneva, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): The Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) has welcomed the recent statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in which she expressed serious concern over the grave human rights violation being perpetrated by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media sources, Michelle Bachelet in her inaugural statement at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday stated that in IIOJK, incidents of military and police violence against civilians continue including use of pellet guns. She said that the Indian Government’s August 5 moves followed by domicile laws were generating deep anxiety among the people across Jammu and Kashmir.
The OKC in a statement issued from Geneva said the organisation is following the 45th session of the UNHRC at Geneva, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, through its partner International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM).
The statement maintained that the OKC on regular basis keeps the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) updated about the continued gross human rights abuses in IIOJK that are monitored by the OHCHR.
“IHRAAM continues to participate at the 45th session of UNHRC having already submitted written statements and registered on the various agenda items for oral and video presentation. IHRAAM’s representative at the UN in Geneva is effectively lobbying on the Kashmir human rights situation and the Kashmiris right to self-determination,” it added. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Editors’ Guild (KEG) and Kashmir Press Club (KPC) have strongly condemned the use of brute force against three Kashmiri journalists during performance of professional duties at Pampore in Pulwama district, the other day.
According to media sources, KEG in a statement issued in Srinagar said that one of the three journalists, Kamran Yousuf, who works for a Delhi based news portal, was severely injured in the attack by the troops.
Kamran as per the statement had told reporters that he had gone to cover the cordon and search operation and well before he could start work, Indian paramilitary troops asked him to go away. “As he was moving away from the spot, police officer pounced upon him without any reason and beat him ruthlessly. He somehow fled and reached the hospital with the help of his colleagues where the doctors treated him. He will have to stay bed-ridden for many days owing to his leg injury,” the statement added.
“KEG condemns the use of force against the media persons,” it said, adding that Editors’ body asked the authorities to permit media in delivering their professional duties.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Press Club (KPC) strongly condemned the thrashing of three journalists by Indian troops in Pulwama. “Going by the account of Kamran, it is clear that the police have targeted journalists to stop them from carrying out their professional work which is reprehensible,” it said.
The KPC pointed out this is not the first incident where journalists has been targeted by the forces and stopped from carrying out their professional work. “In the past too many such incidents of harassment, thrashing and summoning of media persons have been brought to the notice of the authorities at the highest level,” it said.
The management of the Press Club while demanding strong action against the personnel involved in the incident urged the authorities to take note of such difficulties media persons face while delivering their duties on the ground. KASHMIR VOICE
Brussels, September 16 (Kashmir Voice): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has asked the Kashmiri diaspora to raise their voice against the Indian atrocities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media sources, in a statement in connection with the International Day of Democracy he said, India is fake largest democracy because it has ruined the basic human and democratic rights of the people of disputed Jammu and Kashmir. “India has deployed eight hundred thousand military personnel in the occupied territory and people live under the shadow of gun. These Indian military personnel smash the basic and democratic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on regularly basis,” he added.
Condemning the Indian military bombing on the civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Ali Raza Syed said people of AJK are also not safe from the Indian brutalities.
The KCEU Chairman said, Kashmiris based in different countries should inform political representatives and higher authorities of their host countries about the crimes of Indian forces on the oppressed people of Kashmir including extrajudicial killings and particularly atrocities against women and children. He said, even they should register cases in the courts of their host countries against the crimes of Indian forces on the Kashmiris. He said, targeting the civilian population is a severe crime against the humanity and hoped that the International community would take serious notice of the matter.
“We are collecting proofs and documents concerning crimes of Indian military forces in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to present them as evidence in the international courts,” he added.
Ali Raza Syed called upon the Indian regime to immediately end military lockdown and release Hurriyat leaders and activists without any delay. He asked for immediate international attention on the existing situation in the occupied territory and demanded release of all political prisoners including Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmed Shah.
The KCEU Chairman urged the UN Security Council to take its responsibility on the issue of Kashmir by taking serious action against Indian atrocities in the territory. KASHMIR VOICE