Srinagar, March 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian army soldier committed suicide in Kupwara district, today.
According to media sources, the soldier identified as Birender Sinha (24) shot himself dead with his service rifle at the camp of 30 Rashtriya Rifles at Langate in Handwara area of the district. With this the number of such killings amongst the Indian troops and police personnel rose to 395 in occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, March 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent a march towards Shopian to express solidarity with the families of six people killed in the firing of Indian troops in the town on Sunday.
According to media sources, call for the march has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments are closed while public transport is off the road in Srinagar and other district headquarters of the Valley. The authorities have deployed Indian troops, police and paramilitary personnel in strength in the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from conducting the march. The authorities have put Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Bilal Siddiqi, Hilal Ahmed War, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Muhammad Ashraf Laya and Umar Aadil Dar under house arrest or in custody to stop them from leading the march. Indian police have also arrested several youth in Srinagar. All schools, colleges and universities are closed while examinations scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed. Train services and Internet services continue to remain suspended in South Kashmir for the third consecutive day, today. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, March 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed all Principal District and Sessions Judges to inform the court within four weeks about the jail conditions in their jurisdictions.
According to media sources, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey issued the direction after hearing Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom on behalf of High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir. The court asked its registry to ensure that copies of the order be sent to all district judges for compliance. In a Public Interest Litigation, the HCBA is seeking to ameliorate the conditions of jail inmates in keeping with the jail manual. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, March 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, a fresh petition was filed before the High Court pertaining to the repeated detention of senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Muslim League, Masarrat Aalam Butt, currently lodged at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu under the draconian law, Public Safety Act.
According to media sources, the petition filed by Masarrat Aalam Butt’s uncle states that his nephew has been under prolonged detention under repeated PSAs, which badly affected his rights as a human being.
“The detention he is serving after one and other is illegal and at the same time, the rights which are guaranteed to him are not served properly,” he added. The petition added that it was a well-settled law that the victims of illegal detention were liable for monetary compensation as had been held by Indian Supreme Court. The petition seeking Masarrat Aalam’s release prayed for quashing the detention order dated 14th November 2017 as the grounds of detention were unchanged. The petition also asked for directions to the puppet regime preventing it from detaining Masarrat Aalam on repeated grounds. The petition was filed in a division bench headed by Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey. Meanwhile, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries through a memorandum submitted to the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, demanded repeal of draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the territory. The KCCI in a statement said, “The law has given license to Indian forces to kill Kashmiris without any accountability.” KASHMIR VOICE
Jammu, March 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu Province Peoples’ Forum (JPPF), an amalgam of various organizations, has called upon the puppet regime to accord stern punishment to the culprits behind the rape and murder of Kathua victim girl, Aasifa Bano.
According to media sources, the President of the Forum, Paviter Singh, addressing a press conference in Jammu, referring to BJP’s role in the entire episode, asked the regime to refrain from politicizing the issue. “We are shocked by the incident and surprised that such a heinous crime is committed by someone who is not identified yet, we all condemn the brutal act …and want that the culprit should be dealt with the iron hands,” he added. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, March 07 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of All parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, when they defied house detentions in Srinagar and tried to lead a march towards Shopian.
According to media sources, call for the march was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to express solidarity with the families of civilians, who were killed in the firing of Indian army on a private car in Shopian on Sunday. The puppet authorities on Wednesday prevented the scheduled Shopian march by clamping curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar and Shopian. All the roads leading to Syed Ali Gilani’s residence were sealed by police and CRPF while they had also erected barricades outside his office. The octogenarian leader came out of his residence-cum-office at noon, but the India police and CRPF didn’t allow him lead the march. Even the employees were not allowed to attend the office. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was detained soon after he stepped out of his residence and was lodged at Nigeen police station in Srinagar. Talking to media persons before his arrest, the Mirwaiz said, “On one hand forces laced with unbridled powers under AFSPA are killing people at their will and on the other hand, resistance leadership is barred from even expressing condolence to the families of slain.” He said crackdown on the pro-freedom leadership is highly dictatorial in nature. KASHMIR VOICE