Killing of mentally-challenged man denounced

Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has warned the Indian authorities of serious consequences against the shifting of political prisoners from Srinagar Central Jail to the jails in Jammu.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the International Committee of Red Cross, Asia Watch, Amnesty International and other world human rights organisations to come to the rescue of these detainees, who are being shifted out of the Kashmir Valley due to political vengeance. The APHC Chairman hailed the sacrifices of the prisoners including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Shafi Shariati, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori and others saying that all the Kashmiri detainees were living legends and icons of the ongoing freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front have condemned the killing of a mentally-challenged elderly man, Syed Habibullah of Soibugh in Badgam, by Indian troops.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian forces’ personnel enjoying unbridled powers under draconian laws were feeling no shame to spill the blood of innocent people in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Executive Body of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference today held a meeting in Srinagar under the chair of its Secretary General Ghulam Nabi Sumji and participants reviewed and discussed the prevailing grim situation in the territory including increasing human rightist abuses.

The Executive Body while paying tributes to its slain executive member, Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem, prayed for his eternal peace. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has strongly condemned the killing of a mentally-challenged man, Syed Habibullah of Soibugh in Badgam district.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, describing it a cold-blooded murder, said forces, laced with unbridled powers and impunity under the cover of black laws, are trigger-happy and kill Kashmiris whenever and wherever they wish to, as has been witnessed in the last seven decades. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum at its executive council meeting in Srinagar urged concrete steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute through a sustained and meaningful dialogue with active participation of all the stakeholders to avoid confrontation in the South Asian region.

The meeting was presided over by Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at its Rajbagh office in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has warned the puppet administration of serious consequences if political prisoners lodged at Srinagar Central Jail were shifted to jails in Jammu.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the APHC would not remain silent over this unjustified and unnecessary step. “23 detainees have been shifted since February 1,” he said, adding that a list of more detainees has been prepared and they have been asked without any justification to be ready for the shifting. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has armoured itself with the French-made Renault Sherpa Light Scout Armoured Personnel Carrier in the wake of increasing attacks on its camps in the territory.

Manufactured by Renault Trucks Defense, the Sherpa light vehicle – equipped with protection systems against bullets and improvised explosive devices – was used by the paramilitary force for the first time in occupied Kashmir during the recent attack near a CRPF camp in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqui, along with a party delegation, today, visited Astanpora Siobug area of Badgam and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of 55-year-old mentally-challenged civilian, Syed Habibullah, who was shot dead by Indian troops the other day.

Bilal Siddiqui said that killing the innocent Kashmiris had become a hobby for trigger-happy and blood-thirsty Indian troops and they were enjoying it under the special powers given to them by their political bosses in New Delhi. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pellet victims have said that in absence of a comprehensive plan for their rehabilitation, many of them have been driven to desperation.

A group of pellet victims protesting under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Pellet Victims Association made this statement at the Press Enclave in Srinagar. They said some NGOs have been pocketing money that they collect from people for the welfare of pellet victims. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two business chambers the territory have condemned the recent public rallies held by an alliance of Hindu extremist groups in Kathua in support of the SPO and other criminals involved in rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.

The business chambers in their separate statements issued in Srinagar demanded an enquiry into the case.

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCIC) in its statement said, “The chamber is grieved by the protests asking for release of the arrested persons involved in rape, abduction and killing of the minor girl, Aasifa, in Kathua. It is also reprehensible that the protests have been led by politicians. We as a trade body and being on the forefront of not only trade issues but issues confronting us as a society want the law to take its course.” »

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