Delhi court extends Shabbier Shah’s judicial remand

Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that pro-India Kashmiri political parties are exploiting the sentiments of innocent people to remain in power.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the subjugated people of Kashmir were suffering because of hypocritical behaviour of these double dealers. He said that pro-freedom leaders were repeatedly summoned and detained by India’s National Investigation Agency because of their unflinching support to the Kashmir cause.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing an executive meeting of the forum in Srinagar, today, welcomed the Amnesty International’s report that calls for immediate ban on shotguns, trial of forces’ personnel in civilian courts and rehabilitation and compensation for victims in the occupied territory. The meeting denounced the cordon and search operations and raids on the houses of resistance leaders, activists, lawyers and traders. Mirwaiz asked for settlement of the Kashmir dispute in the interest of lives of millions of people in South Asia.

Indian troops subjected students and a school-bus driver to ruthless beating after hitting their vehicle with army truck in Wanpoh area of Islamabad district, today. The incident triggered forceful anti-India protests by students in the area. The troops used force and fired teargas shells on the protesting students. One student, identified as Sheezan of 10th class, was critically injured after being hit by a teargas shell. He was shifted to District Hospital Islamabad for treatment. Indian army launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Mitrigam, Shangerpora, Zagigam, Sontabugh and Putrigam villages of Pulwama district, today.

Members of Kashmir Bar Association abstained from court work in the territory in protest against the summoning of Bar President Mian Abdul Qayoom by National Investigation Agency to New Delhi. Lawyers led by Mohammad Abdullah Mir staged a protest in Handwara. They carried banners and placards expressing solidarity with Mian Qayoom.

Meanwhile, the Amnesty International has asked the National Investigating Agency to come clear on the charges leveled against Kashmiri photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf. Shailesh Rai, Senior Policy Advisor at Amnesty International, in a media interview in Srinagar said if Kamran has been arrested only for his Facebook posts and photographs, then the charges should be dropped and he be released immediately.

A Delhi court has extended the judicial custody of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah till September 27 in a decade-old fake case. During the arguments, Shabbir Shah’s advocate M S Khan informed the court that his client was not given proper medical facilities in the jail. The Democratic Freedom Party in a statement strongly condemned the extension in Shabbir Ahmad Shah’s judicial remand.

Kashmiri representatives Sardar Amjad Youssef Khan and Syed Faiz Naqshbandi held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza during the 36th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and discussed different dimensions of the Kashmir dispute.

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