Pro-India Parties Playing With Kashmiris’ Sentiments: Gilani

Srinagar, September 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that pro-India Kashmiri parties are playing a dubious role in the people’s agitation against attempts to abrogate Article 35A of the Indian Constitution.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said these parties are exploiting sentiments of innocent people to retain and grab power. “For the past seven decades,” he added, “The subjugated people are suffering because of hypocritical behaviour of double dealers.” Cautioning people about their deceit, the pro-freedom leader appealed to common people not to fall in line of these political hypocrites and be steadfast and serious about the sacred freedom movement, for which Kashmiri people are offering innumerable sacrifices. Denouncing the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and the puppet regime in Kashmir, Syed Ali Gilani said that pro-freedom leadership including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Pir Saifullah, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Advocate Miyan Abdul Qayoom, Zameer Ahmad Sheikh, Kamran Yousuf, Sajjad Ahmed, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and Ghulam Nabi Sumji were either unlawfully detained in Tihar jail or had been summoned by NIA and their residences raided to scare and harass them. Hailing the meritorious services and sacrifices rendered by Dukhtaran-i-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Sofi Fahmeeda, Gilani said, “We salute them for their steadfastness, persistence and commitment.” “India’s judiciary has failed to bring justice to these brave ladies who have repeatedly been bailed out by courts,” added Gilani. He also paid tributes to those lodged in jails and detention centres, and appealed to the International Committee of Red Cross, Amnesty International, and other global human rights watchdogs to use their influence for the immediate release of all detainees. Syed Ali Gilani also paid tributes to detainees lodged in Jammu and Kashmir and outside jails including. KASHMIR VOICE
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Shabbir Shah’s Judicial Custody Extended in Delhi

New Delhi, September 14 (Kashmir Voice): A Delhi court has extended the judicial custody of Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a decade-old fake case.
According to media sources, Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma extended the custody of Shabbir Ahmad Shah till September 27 when he was produced before the court through video-conferencing after expiry of earlier custody. During the arguments, Shabbir Shah’s advocate M S Khan told the court that his client was not given proper medical and other necessary facilities in the jail. The court has sought a reply from the authorities concerned on Khan’s submission. Shabbir Shah was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on July 26, a day after several Hurriyat leaders were taken into custody of the Indian National Investigating Agency (NIA). Meanwhile, the Democratic Freedom Party in a statement strongly condemned the extension in Shabbir Ahmad Shah’s judicial remand by two more weeks. A DFP spokesperson said the Shabbir Ahmad Shah remained in custody of by Enforcement Directorate the fact that he is suffering from various ailments. The statement said that Shabbir Ahmad Shah was being denied basic facilities including the food prescribed by doctors. On the other hand, after receiving summons, Dr Bilquies Shah, the wife of Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has left for Delhi to present herself before the Enforcement Directorate. She is repeatedly receiving summons from ED since the arrest of her husband. KASHMIR VOICE
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JI in IOK Condemns Prolonged Detention of Its Leaders

Srinagar, September 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami has condemned the continued arrest of its several leaders terming it violation of human rights.
According to media sources, the JI in a statement issued in Srinagar said police produced Advocate Zahid Ali and Farooq Ahmad Sheikh in a court and were remanded to judicial custody till September 21.
It said both the leaders have been detained by police since August 4 and later on sent them to District Jail, Islamabad. The Jamaat appealed to the international community including human rights groups to take strong note of the volatile situation being faced by hapless, innocent and unarmed Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces and urged them to come for the resolution of Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of Kashmiri people without any further delay. KASHMIR VOICE

Mirwaiz Condoles Demise of Mohan Chander Bazaz

Srinagar, September 14 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Mohan Chander Bazaz, the eldest son of Pandit Prem Nath Bazaz, and brother of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum (JKDF) President, Pandit Bhusan Bazaz.
According to media sources, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar extended his condolences to the bereaved family members of Mohan Chander Bazaz and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the whole Bazaz family at this hour of grief. The Mirwaiz also expressed grief over the demise of Abdul Rashid Fafoo, the maternal uncle of Awami Action Committee (AAC) youth wing President Mushtaq Sofi. Muhammad Yasin Malik visited the residence of late Fafoo, prayed for the deceased and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. KASHMIR VOICE
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NIA Should Come Clear on Kamran Yousuf: AI Says Several Kashmiri Journalists Hit By Pellets

Srinagar, September 14 (Kashmir Voice): The Amnesty International (AI) has asked the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to come clear on the charges leveled against Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf who was arrested by NIA, last week.
According to media sources, Shailesh Rai, Senior Policy Advisor at Amnesty International in a media interview in Srinagar said, “The reason for Kamran’s arrest does not seem to be public. NIA needs to reveal under what offence he has particularly been booked under.” “The only thing we seem to be hearing about his arrest seems to have been coming from unnamed sources quoted in newspapers.” “Some of the things that have come to fore is that Kamran has been arrested only for his Facebook posts and photographs,” Rai said. “If that that was the case for his arrest, then the charges under which he has been booked should be dropped and he should be released immediately,” Rai said. Kamran was arrested by the NIA and flown to Delhi where he is in NIA custody. He contributed photos/videos for Greater Kashmir newspaper from south Kashmir districts. Meanwhile, the AI team, which is in Srinagar, revealed that several Kashmir-based journalists were hit by pellets during the 2016 public uprising. “However, we have not been able to establish contact with the victim journalists,” said an AI member. “One Javid Ahmad was hit by pellets in eyes in Handwara; Tariq Ahmad of Kulgam, too, is a pellet victim, while photojournalist Zuhaib was hit by pellets in his eyes in Srinagar.” KASHMIR VOICE
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Nehru Took Kashmir Issue to UN, Jitendra Singh Admits

New Delhi, September 14 (Kashmir Voice): Indian Minister of State, Jitendra Singh has acknowledged that the-then Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru took the Kashmir issue to the United Nations, which he says was his blunder.
According to media sources, Jitendra Singh was speaking at the launch of two books on Kashmir written by senior RSS functionary, Indresh Kumar, in New Delhi. He said, “The history of Kashmir in last 60-70 years has been a tale of mistakes beginning from the infamous Nehruvian blunders….Our former prime minister went to United Nations…There was no need” Singh said, referring to Nehru’s promise to the UN that a referendum would be conducted to allow Kashmiris to decide their future through free will. Addressing on the occasion, BJP Member of Parliament, Subramanian Swamy said it was time that Article 370 bestowing special status to Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated. KASHMIR VOICE

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