Justice Eluding Family of Elderly Man Killed by Troops

Srinagar, November 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, despite passing of a year since 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Khan was killed by a teargas fired by Indian troops at Elahi Bagh in Srinagar, the police admitted they are yet to get details of the CRPF troops who were on duty at the time of incident.
According to media sources, a communiqué of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Kulbir Singh, addressed to Indian Home department says that an FIR was registered in police station Soura and during investigation, the Investigation Officer, completed the basic legal/medico formalities. It says that on 17-11-2016 the injured succumbed to the injuries and offence under section 302 was added in the case. During investigation of case SHO Police Station, Soura, has taken up the matter with commandant 47 battalion, 115 battalion CRPF camp office Zakura and 82 battalion CRPF Hafiz Bagh for providing details regarding in and out vehicle Nafri of their concerned units on the said date, it says. However, it adds, the requisite details are awaited and the investigation of the case is going on. It is to mention here that Fayaz Ahmad Khan, a resident of Housing Colony Ellahi Bagh, in an FIR lodged in Soura police station on November 2, 2016 stated that his father Ghulam Muhammad Khan was sitting in the park adjacent to their house, where some youth of the locality were also playing carom. He maintained in the complaint that in the meantime, a vehicle of Indian forces reached the spot and its troops fired tear gas shells towards the park, resulting in injury to his father. The complaint says that later on the locals took Ghulam Muhammad Khan to Soura Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, Srinagar, for medical treatment. Khan died on November 17 at the hospital due to injuries caused by a teargas canister that hit his head, it adds. Fayaz Ahmed Khan has been running from pillar to post to seek justice for his father. He said that the police have filed an FIR but they are yet to bring the culprits to book. “My father was not a stone thrower or a protester. He was an aged man who was murdered by the forces’ personnel in cold blood. Despite knowing all the facts, the police have not taken any action against the forces’ personnel involved in his killing,” Fayaz said. KASHMIR VOICE
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Thousands Attend Funeral of Martyred Youth in Srinagar

Srinagar, November 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, including women and children, attended the funeral of a martyred youth, Mughees Ahmed Mir, in Parimpora area of Srinagar, today.
According to media sources, Mughees Ahmed Mir was killed by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Zakura area of Srinagar, last night. Despite strict restrictions imposed by the puppet authorities, thousands of people including women and children from early morning, today, had assembled in Parimpora area to participate in the funeral of Mughees. He was laid to rest amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Delegations of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, and other pro-freedom organizations also participated in the funeral of the martyred youth. Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Srinagar and its adjacent areas to mourn the killing of the martyred youth. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. He said that the puppet authorities had placed him under house arrest for the past several years and were not allowing him to attend the funeral prayers of the martyrs and expressing solidarity with their families. He also condemned the imposition of restrictions by the puppet authorities in Srinagar and continued illegal detention of APHC leaders, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Umar Aadil Dar and Syed Imtiyaz Haider. He said that Kashmiris were struggling to secure their internationally-recognized right to self-determination and curfews, restrictions, detentions and other such repressive measures could not stop them from carrying forward their freedom movement. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Zafar Akbar, and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League and Democratic Political Movement in their statements also paid rich tributes to Mughees Ahmed Mir. They said that the Kashmiri martyrs were rendering their lives for a sacred cause and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. KASHMIR VOICE
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‘India Using Brutal Tactics to Suppress Kashmiris’ Struggle’

Srinagar, November 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has said that India and its puppet regime are suppressing the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement through use of brute force.
According to media sources, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza along with a party delegation visited the house of a victim of Indian brutalities, Sameer Ahmad Butt, at Kotegund Dooru in Islamabad district. Sameer was ruthlessly tortured by Indian police last week and after release was admitted by his family in a hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Mukhtar said India’s so-called democracy believes in suppressing people’s voices by jailing, torturing and oppressing them. He, however, maintained that India would never succeed to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission and they would continue their ongoing liberation movement till it reached its logical conclusion. He said that the permanent peace in South Asia would remain a dream till the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. The delegation included Nisar Ahmed Rathar, Shujaat-ul-Islam, Zahoor Ahmad, Yawar Ahmad, Aajaz Ahmad and Tahir Ahmad. KASHMIR VOICE
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Book about Ill-Treatment of Prisoners in IOK Released KCSDS Calls for Documenting Sufferings of Kashmiris

Srinagar, November 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a book ‘Prison Diary -Kashmir untold story 1965-68’ authored by former chief engineer, Engineer Muhammad Yousuf Butt, was released at a function in Srinagar.
According to media sources, the book was released by Syed Noor-ul-Hassan Rufai during the function organised by Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS). “The book is compilation of the prison diary of the author during his incarceration in mid sixties and delves over the pathetic jail conditions, interrogation and behaviour of jail authorities,” a statement issued by the KCSDS said. On the occasion, Dr Javaid Iqbal, Dr Abdul Ahad and Abdul Majeed Zargar presented the reviews of the book. Addressing the event, Dr Altaf Hussain, Zamruda Habib, Anwar Ashai and Ajaz Rasool spoke about the resistance movement for past seven decades and the literature that has documented the relevant portions of Kashmir’s history. “They emphasised the need for documenting individual and collective miseries and atrocities perpetrated on the Kashmir society from time to time which continue unabated,” the KCSDS statement said. The KCSDS member, Shakeel Qalander, moderated the function while Z G Muhammad presented vote of thanks. Other prominent people who attended the function included G R Sufi, Prof Noor Ahmed Baba, Prof Gul Wani, Parvez Imroz, Shujaat Bukhari, Khurram Parvez, Bashir Ahmed Bashir, Masood Hussain, M Ashraf, M D Qureshi, Syed Fazal Illahi and Hashmat Ali. KASHMIR VOICE

Sopore Man Behind Bars Despite Court Revoked His Detention

Srinagar, November 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Gojree, 50, a resident of Jamia Qadeem, Sopore, has been languishing in Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu even as the High Court has revoked his detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), twice.
According to media sources, the court also granted him bail a couple of times in all the fake cases registered against him by the Sopore police. Haleema Bano, wife of Ghulam Nabi Gojree, has been fighting the case for the last one year on meager resources. However, as soon as she receives the quash orders for his release, the Sopore police already have another PSA dossier ready with the same charges against her husband. Haleema Bano in a media interview in Srinagar said that after the extrajudicial killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, by Indian troops in July 2016, the entire population of Kashmir came out on the streets in protest and so did her husband. “What was wrong in that? Burhan was our hero, a martyr, and if protests have now stopped and the situation is favourable in Kashmir, why do they continue to keep my husband in jail on fake and fabricated charges? We have suffered a lot for the last one year, how much more do the police want us to suffer? This seriously is an extreme level of cruelty,” she added. Haleema Bano said that when Valley-wide protests broke out against the killing of Burhan Wani last year, Indian forces started raiding her house to arrest her husband. “Every time they came to our house, my husband was not at home. But by the end of October last year, he was one day busy at home with his labour work, when the forces’ personnel came there and arrested him. They kept him in Tarzoo police station of Sopore for four days before shifting him to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu after booking him under PSA. Since then he is in the jail,” she added. KASHMIR VOICE
Ghulam Nabi Gojree, 50, a resident of Jamia Qadeem, Sopore, has been languishing in Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu

75 PC Pellet Injuries during Uprising Occurred in North Kashmir Sopore Accounts for Highest Number: Admits Puppet Regime

Srinagar, November 17 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, more than 75 percent of those who suffered pellet injuries during mass uprising, triggered by the killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on 8th July 2016, belong to the northern districts, says a report submitted by the puppet authorities to the Human Rights Commission of the occupied territory.
According to media sources, as per the report, among the total 1,725 pellet casualties, 1,300 occurred in northern areas, with Sopore accounting for the highest 440 pellet victims in the Kashmir Valley which is more than the 261 pellet casualties in southern districts. Taking suo-moto cognizance of a news report published in a local daily, the commission had directed deputy commissioners of various districts to submit a report regarding the pellet victims. Nearly 90 percent of the injured treated at the district hospitals were in the age group of 16-25 years. Pellets have rendered either one or both their eyes injured to the extent that their vision has been irreparably damaged. According to the data submitted by the deputy commissioner concerned, pellets have blinded the highest number of people in Sopore (440) area of Baramulla district. On the first day of the unrest, 43 people were injured in the firing by the Indian forces in Sopore. In Baramulla town, 244 casualties have occurred, with six youngsters Asif Ahmad, Ajaz Ahmad Mir, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Azher Ahmad Dar, Shakeela Begum and Rayees Ahmad Butt blinded in both eyes. In Sheeri area of Baramulla district alone, pellets have damaged the eyes of 155 people and in Dangiwancha area of the same district, 99 people were hit by pellets, one of them, Khazir Muhammad Butt, had injuries in both eyes. In Kreeri, Pattan, Rohama, Kunzer and Tangmarg areas of Baramulla district, 314 people sustained pellet injuries in eyes. As per the data, pellets have not only damaged eyes but have also perforated lungs, arms, eyelids, legs, face, chest, head and back of the victims. In another northern district Kupwara, 48 people have been injured in the eye. In southern Kulgam district, 154 people have been injured in the eye. Of the injured people, two were given treatment at hospitals in Indian cities of Chandigarh and New Delhi. In Shopian district, where the14-year-old girl Insha Malik became the emblem of the pellet horror, losing both her eyes to scores of pellets fired into her face, 51 people have received eye injuries – 25 of the victims had pellet injury in the right eye, 18 in the left eye while three people had both their eyes damaged. In another southern district, Pulwama, where the uprising was the fiercest, 47 people’s eyes have been left damaged by the pellet ammunition. The report submitted by the deputy commissioner Pulwama says majority of the injured has 30 percent disability. In southern district Islamabad, nine people have been injured in the eye – four in right eye, three in left eye, one had retinal detachment and one had his both eyes blinded by pellet guns. In central Kashmir, 27 people have been injured by pellets in Srinagar district and 137 people suffered pellet injuries in Ganderbal district while Budgam district is yet to submit the list of the pellet victims. The mass uprising against Indian occupation and brutalities in occupied Kashmir started on July 8, 2016 after Burhan Wani’s killing and so far at least 159 people including a dozen females have been killed and thousands injured while hundreds have been detained by the Indian forces. KASHMIR VOICE
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