Srinagar, December 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists including Shah Wali Muhammad, Omar Aadil Dar, Maulana Mudasir Nadvi and Abdul Ahad, demanding their immediate release.
According to media sources, the APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian police were denying meetings between prisoners and their families and were unnecessarily creating hurdles in the release of the detainees. He said that denying political space, suppressing genuine voices and continued crackdown against pro-freedom leaders and activists were deliberate acts to disrupt situation and create uncertainty in the occupied territory. The spokesman, while referring to incarcerated ailing leaders of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat including Mir Hafeezullah and Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, said that no proper medical facility was provided to them and their health condition was deteriorating alarmingly due to the lack of proper medication and health care. “Detainees are also deliberately harassed and tormented by the jail authorities. All this is done in complete viola¬tion of the jail manual which lays emphasis on the honour and dignity of prisoners,” he said. The spokesman said, “It is extremely unfortunate that on the directions of a police officer in district Baramulla, 80-year-old Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Shah Wali Muhammad, has been detained in police station Sopore. His wife is suffering from cancer and her daughter is handicapped and there is no male member to look after his family. The police are creating hurdles in his release.” Demanding immediate release of the Kashmiri prisoners, the spokesman said that hundreds of innocent youth detained under frivolous cases were languishing in jails and police stations and most of them had been booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). He appealed to the International Committee of Red Cross and Amnesty International to take cognizance of the miserable plight of the Kashmiri detainees and play role in their release. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, December 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) and the JKLF-R have appealed to the international community to come to the rescue of the Kashmiri people who are facing genocide at the hands of Indian armed forces in the territory.
According to media sources, the HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar while strongly condemning the cold-blooded murder of a driver, Asif Iqbal, by the Indian troops at Thandipora in Kupwara asked the international community to take notice of the killing and put pressure on India to stop genocide of the Kashmiri people. It demanded a magisterial enquiry into the killing of Asif Iqbal. It also denounced the issuing of notice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, terming it as a revengeful and malafide act. JKLF-R General Secretary, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, in a statement in Srinagar said, “The so-called rulers have given the forces a license to kill Kashmiri youth.” He expressed sympathies with the family members of Asif Iqbal who was shot dead by the troops in cold blood in Kupwara on Saturday night. He said that the blood thirsty Indian men in uniform were on a killing spree in occupied Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, December 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a moment of silence was observed on the occasion of the final match of Seventh Shaheed-e-Millat T20 Cricket Tournament in Srinagar as a mark of tribute to the Kashmiri martyrs. According to media sources, the tournament was played at Islamia College Srinagar and the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony. Baghat Gymkhana beat Parimpora XI and won the tournament. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while congratulating the winning team said, “It’s good to see our youth taking to sports while we are striving hard on the difficult path of realizing our political aspirations.” He further said, it is also important that the physical and mental well being of our youth and children is taken care of. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, December 19 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front led by its vice Chairman, Master Muhammad Afzal, visited the family members of martyred Asif Iqbal at Thandipora in Kupwara. According to media sources, Asif Iqbal, a taxi driver by profession, was shot dead by the Indian troops while he was transporting a patient to hospital in Sopore on Saturday night. Speaking to the mourners on the occasion, Master Muhammad Afzal said that brutal killing of innocent Asif Iqbal was another glaring example of Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. “A sole bread-earner of the family has been killed with impunity and international community is maintaining criminal silence on such gruesome killings,” he deplored. He also delivered a message of the JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik to the bereaved family. The JKLF vice chairman also denounced the illegal detention of a party activist, Nazir Ahmad. He was arrested by the Indian police two days ago and still remains in police custody. Meanwhile, a delegation of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir led by Bashir Ahmad Qureshi also visited the bereaved family at Thandipora in Kupwara. Bashir Qureshi on the occasion said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people would not be allowed to go waste. A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League also visited the area and expressed solidarity with the martyr’s family. The delegation comprised Waheed Ahmad Gojri, Muhammad Yousuf Mir and Sajjad Ahmad Lone. Meanwhile, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, rejected the magisterial probe ordered by the puppet administration into the killing of Asif Iqbal. He said that when such probes yielded nothing in the past, how it could yield any result this time. KASHMIR VOICE