Fulfill Freedom aspirations of Kashmiris, slain Indian soldier’s wife asks Modi

Srinagar, October 14, (Kashmir Voice): Harpreet Kaur, the wife of Sikh soldier Gajjan Singh, who was killed in an attack in Rajouri district of occupied Jammu and Kashmir on October 11 has called upon India to fulfill the aspiration for freedom of the Kashmiri people.

Harpeet Kaur, in a media interview in Pachranda village in Ropar district of Punjab, India, said, “I would like to appeal to the government that if the Kashmiris want to get Kashmir separated from India, fulfill their aspiration.” The newly married wife of slain Sikh soldier, Gajjan Singh, who was deployed in IIOJK, asked why (Modi) is government getting ‘sons of others’ killed? “Why are you getting sons of others killed? “You are sitting on the chair power and have no concern about the life of others’ son. These sons are dying frequently, but you don’t care”. “The government does not listen to us. They only want power, nothing else”, she added.

APHC calls for high-level probe into extrajudicial killings in IIOJK

Srinagar, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has called for a high-level probe under the auspices of the United Nations into the extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture, plundering and other criminal acts by Indian troops.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the United Nations to take serious action against the Indian brutalities and stop the genocide of the Kashmiri people by the Indian forces and help resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security council resolutions at the earliest. He also reiterated his fervent appeal to the freedom-loving people of Kashmir to observe complete shutdown, civil curfew and blackout from 7pm to 9pm, tomorrow, (Friday) to register a strong protest against widespread genocide, illegal detentions, forcible expulsion of Muslim employees and registering fictitious cases against illegally detained Hurriyat leaders by Indian forces and agencies. The spokesman also appealed to the Kashmiri Diaspora to observe blackout from 7pm.to 9pm, tomorrow, and organize protest rallies against the brutalities being perpetrated by the Indian fascist regime and its one million occupation forces in IIOJK.

Everyone is feeling unsafe in IIOJK: Omar Abdullah

New Delhi, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): Former Chief Minister of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah has said that everyone is feeling unsafe, and asked the authorities to give the people a sense of security cutting across religions.

Omar Abdullah, Abdullah, talking to media in New Delhi, castigated the authorities for trying to score propaganda and public relations victories rather than focus on the ground realities and asked them to take a long hard look at why we have reached where we have. He, however, cautioned against detaining people across the valley and said, “We need to be very careful not to get into knee-jerk reactions. Reactions for the sake of reacting, just because we have to show something, we do this.” “If there is, by all means proceed and file charges and let the courts decide about the guilt but this sort of random and wanton sort of arrest, it doesn’t help the situation and in fact anything it makes the situation worse,” he added.

Two IIOJK detained journalists shifted to Islamabad jail

Srinagar, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, two journalists from Islamabad district, who were recently arrested by Indian police for “questioning”, have been shifted to Islamabad district jail, today.

Salman Shah, 30, editor of an online weekly magazine – Kashmir First and 21-year-old Suhail Dar, a freelance journalist, both the residents of Islamabad district, were produced in front of a magistrate on Thursday, as per the family members. The police had asked for eight days remand of the duo. But the magistrate gave two days remand, following which both were shifted to Islamabad district jail in the afternoon. On 8 October, at around 4pm, Dar had received a call from the police asking him to report to the Sadder Police station, Islamabad. Dar is a resident of Batengoo area of the district. Salman Shah was picked from his home in Sheerpora area of the district on Tuesday by a police team. Earlier on Wednesday, speaking to the media, Majid Nadeem, head of Sherbagh Police Post in Islamabad, said that Shah was detained for “questioning”.

Pakistan calls for holding India accountable for gross rights abuses in IIOJ&K

Islamabad, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Chief to hold India accountable for its “systematic” violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, saying failure to do so would further erode the credibility of her office.

During an interactive dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Amir Khan updated her on the continuing Indian human rights abuses, and demanded a probe. The meeting took place in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with social, cultural and humanitarian issues.

JCO among two Indian army soldiers killed in attack in Poonch

Srinagar, October 14 (Kashmir Voice): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian officer and soldier were killed in an attack in Bhata Dhurian village near Bhimber Gali area of Poonch district, today.

A Junior Commissioned Officer and the soldier were killed in the firing while one soldier sustained injuries in the area.

Two days ago, five Indian soldiers including a JCO were killed in the same area.
The authorities stopped vehicular traffic on Jammu-Poonch highway after the incident.