Islamabad, July 07 (KMS): The leaders of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter have strongly condemned the shifting of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Fahmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen from Srinagar to New Delhi by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Hurriyat leaders during a press conference at National Press Club, Islamabad, said that India was trying to suppress the genuine voice of Kashmiri people by implicating the pro-freedom leadership in false and baseless cases. They described the shifting of the DeM leaders as political vendetta and said that the Indian government was using NIA to crush the genuine struggle of Kashmiri people for inalienable right to self- determination. They urged the international community to play their role for the release of all the three women and other illegally detained Kashmiri leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saifullah, Farooq Ahmad Dar and others. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organisations have strongly condemned the killing of three youth including a teenage girl in Redwani area of south Kashmir by Indian forces.

The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) in a statement issued in Srinagar said the trigger-happy Indian forces’ personnel feel pleasure in killing innocent and unarmed Kashmiris that’s why they always indulge in so-called search operations and use brute force in the garb of such operations. Expressing deep shock over the brutal killing of Shakir Ahmad, Irshad Majeed and Andleeb, it said firing on unarmed civilians has become a routine in the occupied territory where men in uniform are the real rulers who enjoy all powers. »

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Aasiya Andrabi’s shifting to New Delhi by NIA condemned

Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three civilians including a teenage girl were martyred, while several others injured when Indian troops opened fire on peaceful protesters in Redwani area of Kulgam district, today.

People took to the streets and staged massive demonstrations after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in area. The troops resorted to indiscriminate firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters resulting in the killing of three people a 16-year-old girl Andleeb and injuring of several others. Later, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of the martyred civilians amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

On the other hand, the second martyrdom anniversary of the prominent Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, will be observed, tomorrow, with the reaffirmation of the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the ongoing freedom movement to it its logical conclusion at all costs. Call for the observance of the day has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three civilians including a minor girl were martyred while several others injured in the firing of Indian troops on peaceful protesters in Kulgam district, today.

People took to the streets after Indian forces launched a cordon and search operation in Redwani area of the district, today. They raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police used brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. »

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‘Sedition charges against Kashmiri women have no merit’

Islamabad, July 07 (KMS): The President of London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR), Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, has condemned the arrest and shifting of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and two of her close aides to Delhi.

Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, who is currently visiting Pakistan, in a statement in Islamabad said that registering a fake case of sedition against the three women by India’s National Investigation Agency had no merit because the three Muslim women were not Indian nationals. They are State Subjects under State Subject Law of 20 April 1927, when there was only British India, he said.

He said the FIR filed by the NIA against the DeM leaders for allegedly advocating freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from India and calling for intensifying the struggle to achieve this objective is a misdirected wisdom. Jammu and Kashmir is currently distributed into three administrations and the area occupied by the Indian forces does not constitute part of India, he maintained. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the shifting of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her associates, Fahmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen to New Delhi by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar described the move as political vendetta against the Hurriyat leadership. It said the NIA is subjecting several Hurriyat leaders and activists to inhuman treatment and psychological torture. It urged the Kashmiri people to forge greater unity among their ranks to defeat all defeat the nefarious designs of Indian armed forces, police, and intelligence agencies. »

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Toronto, July 07 (KMS): The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan has said that India must act on the recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council report to stop rights abuses in occupied Kashmir.

Sardar Masood Khan was addressing Canadian parliamentarians and prominent Pakistani-Canadians invited by Pakistan Consul General in Toronto, Imran Siddiqui. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against the shifting of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates, Nahida Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi, from Srinagar Central Jail to New Delhi by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All Shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road.

The Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar condemning the action of NIA termed it the worst form of political vengeance against the Hurriyat leaders. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier has committed suicide in Kupwara district.

The soldier identified as Ranjeet Singh ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at an army camp in Cherkote of the district while he was on duty. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has directed the SSP of Ganderbal to file a report within two weeks on status of investigation into the custodial killing of a Kangan resident in 2003.

The commission also asked the Deputy Commissioner of Ganderbal to consider application for relief to the family of the deceased, Abdul Hamid, and file a report within two weeks.

The Commission Chairperson, Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki, passed the order after he pointed out that neither SSP nor the deputy commissioner has filed status report in response to the earlier order (March 2). »

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