Srinagar, August 08 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred at least three Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, today.
According to media sources, the youth were killed by the personnel of 32 Rashtriya Rifles and 9 para commandos during a cordon and search operation in Rafiabad area of the district. Indian troops also used gunship helicopters in the area. The operation was going on till reports last came in. Earlier, an Indian para commando was injured in an attack in the same area. KASHMIR VOICE
Jammu, August 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Talib Hussain, a social activist who spearheaded the campaign to seek justice for gang rape and murder victim girl from Kathua, Aasifa, has suffered head injuries during police custody at Samba Police Station in Jammu region.
According to media sources, noted lawyer, Deepika Singh Rajawat, told media men in Jammu that Talib was injured after being attacked obviously by Hindu inmates at the behest of prejudiced police authorities in the Muslim minority Jammu region. The social media was abuzz with the reports that Talib Hussain was assaulted by inmates inside the lockup at Samba Police Station and many people expressed their concern over the threat to his life in custody. “He (Talib) was taken to the hospital for treatment. Now he is stable,” said a police officer, wishing not to be quoted. Talib is on police remand for ten days. He has been implicated in a fake case by Samba police in a bid to teach him a lesson for advocating sentence to culprits involved in rape and murder of minor Aasifa. He was arrested in fake cases last week by Samba police. Talib who has been in police custody is upset with the treatment meted out to him by the police since people are not allowed to meet him. He says that he is innocent and should be released from the police custody. It is in place to mention here that Talib Hussain was at the forefront to seek justice for the Kathua girl, who was gang raped and murdered in Rasana village of the district, earlier this year. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, August 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has made it clear that abrogation of or amendment to Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution will not be acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir at any cost.
According to media sources, the JI in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the communalist government of India led by Hindutva forces will never be allowed to create a Palestine-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “India has devised a vicious plan under the patronage of Zionist regime to forcibly occupy the land of the local residents and make them homeless in their own native land,” it said. The JI pointed out that the vicious attempts for abrogation of Article 35-A and 370 are being made to change the demography and thereby frustrate the people’s demand for self-determination. However, Kashmiris are united to defeat all such sinister designs, it said. The JI strongly condemned the indiscriminate firing by Indian forces upon the innocent protesters and mourners at Gonowpora in Shopian and in Yener area of Pahalgam resulting in the death of a youth Bilal Ahmed Khan. “This is a cold-blooded murder. Besides, scores of youth got injured in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian forces in both the villages,” the statement said. The Indian forces, the JI said, are hell-bent upon massacring the young Kashmiri generation to suppress the voice of the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir. “These brutal methods can never bring peace and tranquility in this region unless the right of self-determination is given to the people of Jammu and Kashmir as promised in the UN resolutions,” the statement said. The JI said that the postponement of the petition pertaining to abrogation of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution till 27th August 2018 is a well thought-out strategy to ensure safe passage of some important events without any public disturbance. It urged the Kashmiri people to remain cautious and united to frustrate all these devilish plans. KASHMIR VOICE
New Delhi, August 07 (Kashmir Voice): A 14-member team of lawyers from High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir (HCBA) was present to argue its application for intervention in a petition seeking abrogation of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution when it came before the Indian Supreme Court for hearing.
According to media sources, besides the intervention application moved by the HCBA, 12 other applications seeking intervention were listed before the bench on Monday. The bench, however, listed a case along with applications in the week commencing August 27. In the intervention application, the HCBA has taken the stand that in keeping with the constitutional position and historical background, the provisions granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir cannot be abrogated. The team of lawyers appeared before the bench comprised Mian Abdul Qayoom, Zafar Ahmed Shah, RA Jan, Altaf Haqqani, Manzoor Ahmed Dar, Nazir Ahmed Ronga, Mushtaq Ahmed Dar, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, Muhammad Shafi Reshi, Muhammad Ashraf Butt, Bashir Siddique, Aadil Asimi, Muhammad Yousuf and Mian Muzaffar. Additional Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, represented the puppet administration of occupied Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE