Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has demanded the trial of Kathua rape and murder either by High Court or monitored by it to meet the parameters of justice, otherwise justice may remain to elusive in the case.
According to media sources, the HCBA General Secretary, G N Shaheen in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Coalition regime of pro-India BJP and PDP being equal partners in the crime and escalation of communal flare up to protect the criminals and the conspirators are bent upon to derail course of law and justice.” He said the master minds of crime and politics over rape and murder by BJP leaders Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash and BS Slathia continue to flare up communal passions to interrupt course of law and justice. They should be arrested and prosecuted for their crimes, he added. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 22 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid tributes to the two important personalities of Islamic history, Imam Abu Haneefa and Allama Muhammad Iqbal on their anniversaries. He said the contributions of these great and pious souls can never be forgotten.
According to media sources, Mirwaiz said that Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) was the first of the Imams to advocate the use of reason in the consideration of religious questions based on the Quran and Sunnah. Paying tributes to the great philosopher, thinker and poet of the East, Muhammad Allama Iqbal on his 80th death anniversary, Mirwaiz said, “Allama has not only a distinguished status among the poets and philosophers of his time but his poetry is of cosmic nature stressing on the concept of self belief as well as belief on the divine. His poetry has played a guiding role for the whole Ummah.” Mirwaiz said that Iqbal was the sympathizer of people of South Asia as is reflected in his poetry. He said Iqbal’s poetry also reflects his deep love and devotion to the beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 21 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi, along with her four associates in Islamabad district.
According to media sources, the police took Aasiya Andrabi and her associates Fehmida Sofi, Nahida Nasreen and a party activist from a house in Anchidoora area of the district. They were lodged in Saddar Police Station, Islamabad. “Around 10 to 15 police vehicles cordoned off the entire area before entering the house. The local residents were terrorized to see police personnel in such a large number,” a DeM activist in Islamabad said. She added that the DeM Chairperson was at her relative’s house when she was arrested by the police. Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest of Aasiya Andrabi and her associates. He said that the puppet rulers were arresting and detaining even peaceful Hurriyat activists only for raising their voice for right to self-determination. He also denounced police raids on residence of APHC leader, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 21 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in different areas to protest against the brutal rape and murder of eight-year-old Aasifa Bano in Kathua area of Jammu.
According to media sources, the residents of Khrew and Pampore areas of Pulwama district held a protest to demand justice for the minor girl. They took out a rally from the Jamia Masjid in Khrew to Shar Shali area of Pampore. “We demand that the culprits be given exemplary punishment,” the protesters said. In Kangan town, protesting youth marched the entire stretch of the Kangan market and staged a sit-in protest in the main market against the Kathua incident. At health resort of Sonamarg, people, traders, shopkeepers and transporters took out a peaceful protest rally on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. Chanting slogans against the incident, they staged a sit-in at the Sonamarg Chowk. Slogans demanding justice for Kathua rape and murder victim reverberated in Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar. On the other hand, people also held demonstrations in Kishtwar and Doda areas of Jammu region to demand speedy trial in the Kathua rape and murder case. The residents of Kishtwar took out a peaceful rally from the central Jamia Masjid to the bus stand in which thousands of people including members of Hindu community participated. In Doda, people also took to the streets and held demonstrations to condemn the gruesome incident and to express solidarity with the family of the victim. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, April 21 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that the territory is virtually reeling under the martial law-like situation.
According to media sources, the APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “No law exists and fundamental rights have been trampled and leadership continues to be caged.” It condemned the puppet authorities’ action of restricting resistance leaders and turning the entire territory into a military garrison. The statement said that repeated curbs reflected the frustration of the so-called rulers, who had accepted defeat at the hands of people’s resilience. It said that the authorities arrested or put under house detention the APHC leaders Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Omar Aadil Dar, Syed Imtiaz Haider and scores of other activists. It termed the action as dictatorial decision of the puppet authorities to keep resistance leaders away from the masses. The APHC said that repressive and suppressive measures perpetrated by the authorities could not break the Kashmiris’ resolve and despite all odds they would continue their liberation movement till it reached its logical conclusion. KASHMIR VOICE
New Delhi, April 21 (Kashmir Voice): India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge-sheet in a Delhi court against Syed Shahid Yusuf, the son of prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin, in a fake case registered against him in 2011.
According to media sources, the court of Poonam Bamba has posted the matter for considering the charge-sheet on May 4. The 42-year-old Syed Shahid Yusuf, a government employee in the agricultural department in Budgam, was arrested by the NIA on October 24, last year. The trial court dismissed his bail plea on March 7 and he is in judicial custody. KASHMIR VOICE