IOK court urged to form monitoring body

Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a seminar organized by the Joint Resistance Leadership in Srinagar, today, condemned the inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri prisoners in jails in and outside of the territory.

The seminar was held at Abi Guzar in Srinagar to mark one-year in jail of Hurriyat leaders, arrested by the Delhi’s National Investigation Agency, notorious for implicating Kashmiris in fake cases. Resistance leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Siddiqui, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Yasmeen Raja, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Ghulam Nabi Waseem, Ghulam Nabi War, Abdul Majeed Zargar, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Imtiaz Ahmad Shah, Shakeel Qalandar, Narinder Singh Khalisa and representatives of Dukhtaran-e-Millat and trade unions addressed the event. The participants staged a sit-in at Abi Guzar to demand an immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists. The authorities placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in the seminar. »

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Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leaders Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail have completed one year of continued illegal detention.

Shabbir Shah was arrested by Enforcement Directorate last year on this day and was shifted to Delhi where he was questioned in a fabricated and old case for some days before being lodged in Tihar jail where he is continuously scripting a new history of resistance. »

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Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest, today, just hours ahead of a seminar organized by the Joint Resistance Leadership in Aabi Guzar area of Srinagar.

The seminar was held by the JRL to mark the completion of one year of illegal detention of several Hurriyat leaders by Indian investigating agencies, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and National Investigation Agency (NIA). The ED had arrested senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, from Srinagar while NIA had taken into custody Hurriyat leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Nayeem Ahmed Khan from Srinagar and Farooq Ahmed Dar from New Delhi. »

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The personnel from Sherbagh police station in Islamabad town took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza into custody when he was on his way home after addressing a condolence meeting at S K Colony in the town. »

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Scared for her safety skips world championship in Chennai

Geneva, July 24 (KMS): In a huge embarrassment to India and its deteriorating standard for women’s safety, Swiss number one squash player, Ambre Allinckx, has refused to travel to India for safety reasons.

A report in the New Indian Express said that Allinckx’s parents did not want her to come to India after reading reports about the number of crimes against women in the country. Ambre Allinckx was supposed to take part in the 2018 World Junior Squash Championships, currently underway in Chennai. »

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Demand handing over of his mortal remains

Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of a martyred youth of Barzulla area of Srinagar staged a demonstration to press the demand for handing over his mortal remains to them.

The youth, Mudassir Ahmed Butt, a resident of Nasti Mohalla Old Barzulla, went missing last year. He was killed by Indian troops at Tunga top in Handwara area of Kupwara district on 29th June, this year, and was buried at N K Gali area of the district.

Scores of female family members and relatives of Mudassir Ahmed Butt gathered at Barzulla Bridge and raised slogans to demand his mortal remains. Traffic movement came to a standstill due to the protest. The protestors urged the authorities to handover the body to the family. »

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Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has denounced the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act, on Hurriyat activists Abdul Hameed Parray, Khursheed Ahmed Parray, Muhammad Shafi Dar and Firdous Ahmed Dar by the Indian authorities and their shifting to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmiri youth were made to face the hanging sword of PSA for their pro-freedom sentiments. He said, the youth are arrested in fake cases and then shifted to jails outside of the Kashmir Valley. »

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Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations while paying rich tributes to three youth martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Khudwani in Kulgam district have vowed to protect the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs and take their mission to its logical end at all costs.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the blood of innocent Kashmiri youth was being spilled like water by Indian troops in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, while expressing serious concern over the pathetic conditions of jails in and outside the territory has asked Amnesty International, Asia Watch, International Committee of Red Cross and other human rights watchdogs to come to the rescue of the Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that these helpless prisoners were facing inhuman and ill treatment, were unlawfully and unnecessarily shifted outside jails and harassed on one pretext or the other. »

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Srinagar, July 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, after the inmates lodged at Srinagar Central Jail went on an indefinite hunger strike, the jail authorities admitted that the prison is overcrowded which has led to every facility coming under strain.

The prisoners in Central Jail Srinagar have gone on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against undue shifting of some inmates to jails in Jammu, poor food quality, denial of medical facilities and delay in trials. Family members of many inmates told media in Srinagar that the prison conditions had significantly worsened since the Governor’s Rule was imposed in the occupied territory. »

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