Islamabad, November 17 (Kashmir Voice): The vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has said that party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has dedicated his entire life for the Kashmir cause and spent a major part of his life in jails.
According to media sources, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad said, people in occupied Kashmir know it well that Shabbir Shah is being targeted for his just political stance about the Kashmir dispute. He said, “First the so-called authorities started a false and fabricated campaign with sole motive to tarnish the public image and integrity of the party Chairman and later on he was booked under an old fake case which has already been decided by a court.”He also expressed concern over deteriorating health of Shabbir Shah in New Delhi infamous Tihar Jail and said, “Instead of being provided better health care, he was being harassed by baseless charge-sheets.” Mehmood Ahmed Saghar urged the world human rights organizations to take effective notice of Shabbir Shah’s declining health condition besides ensuring early and safe release of Shabbir Shah and other illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory. KASHMIR VOICE
Two cops, including a sub-inspector (SI) and a Special Police Officer (SPO), were injured after militants opened fire on a police party in Zakura area of Srinagar on Friday. Quoting official sources, GNS news agency reported that police cordoned off Zakura area after inputs about the presence of militants. “As the searches were on near suspected spot, hiding militants opened fire, resulting in injuries to two cops including one sub-inspector, who is stated to be in critical condition,” said the report. A militant has been reportedly arrested by policemen at the firing spot. More details awaited. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly rejected as trash the charges framed by a New Delhi court against illegally detained party Chairman and senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah.
According to media sources, Patiala House Court in New Delhi on Wednesday framed charges against Shabbir Ahmed Shah in a decade-old false case registered against him. The DFP in a statement in Srinagar said, Shabbir Ahmed Shah is being targeted for his just political stance about the Kashmir dispute. “That is why first a media trial was launched against him and later he was booked under an old case which has already been decided by a court,” it said. The DFP said that the Government of India had started a campaign of character assassination against the senior APHC leader and was using old and already decided cases to defame him. It expressed concern over deteriorating health of the party Chairman and said that instead of being provided better health care, he was being harassed by the so-called charge-sheets. Quoting reports from Delhi’s Tihar Jail, the statement said that Shabbir Shah’s health condition had deteriorated to such an extent that he fell down two days back and was helped by other inmates as he had gone unconscious. It stated that oppressive measures like detaining leaders like Shabbir Shah won’t help instead will deteriorate further the already tense situation in occupied Kashmir. The statement maintained that peace and stability in the south Asian region could not be ensured without settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a cordon and search operation in Bandipora district, causing huge inconvenience to the people.
According to media sources, the troops have laid a siege around Dar Mohalla locality in Garoora area of the district and are conducting house-to-house searches. Further details are awaited. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, November 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have booked the illegally detained senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML), Masarrat Aalam Butt, under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), for the 36th time.
According to media sources, the High Court of the occupied territory had on 26th October, 2017 quashed detention of Masarrat Aalam under the 35th PSA and ordered his release. However, Indian police had re-arrested him on November 10 from Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu immediately after his release. The fresh PSA orders against Masarrat Aalam Butt were issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara. The JKML Chairman has again been lodged at Kot Bhalwal Jail. A JKML spokesman in a statement in Srinagar while strongly condemning the slapping of yet another PSA on the party Chairman said that the occupation authorities were taking court orders casually as if the said orders had no sanctity. It is to mention here that Masarrat Aalam Butt was arrested in October 2010 for spearheading mass uprising that year and since then, barring a few weeks, he has been under illegal detention. KASHMIR VOICE
Islamabad, November 16 (Kashmir Voice): Foreign Office spokesman, Dr Muhammad Faisal, has strongly condemned the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and called upon the world human rights defenders to stand up for people of the occupied territory.
According to media sources, Dr Muhammad Faisal in his weekly briefing, today, said Indian forces in the past week killed three Kashmiri youth including a B.Tech student, Muzamil Ahmad, Tayyib Majeed Mir and 18-year-old Ashiq Ahmed Butt in Kulgam and Handwara areas during violent, armed and illegal operations and fake encounters. He said that mass blinding of innocent and defenseless Kashmiris by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir continued unabated depriving hundreds of people including young women and children of eyesight. Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and over 800 innocent Kashmiris in different jails of India and occupied Kashmir was highly condemnable. He deplored that Indian occupation forces in Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Kupwara and Bandipore districts continued to terrorize innocent people by house raids during night time. KASHMIR VOICE