Use of pellet guns against Kashmiris constitutes war crime in IIOJK

Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the admission of killing of three Rajouri labourers by Indian Army in a fake encounter in Shopian vindicates the fact that Indian forces are committing genocide of Kashmiris.

Indian Army had killed three youth during a cordon and search operation in Amshipora area of Shopian on July 18 and passed them on as “unidentified militants”. Days later, the victims were identified by their families through the pictures released by the Indian Army as Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Muhammad Ibrar from Rajouri who had gone to Kashmir Valley in search of work. The army, yesterday, admitted that the youth hailed from Rajouri.

The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian forces’ personnel were killing innocent youth in staged encounters in IIOJK to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He demanded an impartial investigation into all incidents of killings by the troops in IIOJK through an impartial international agency to bring the perpetrators to book. »

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Islamabad, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, political analysts, Kashmir watchers and observers have said that the ongoing use of pellet firing shotguns by Indian troops in the territory constitutes a war crime.

India first started using pellet guns against the Kashmiris in 2010 but the matter only hit the international prominence in 2016 when protests following the extra-judicial killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, resulted in thousands of injuries, the blinding of hundreds and the deaths of over 70 people. The massive use of pellet guns caught the attention of the world. »

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Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, has termed the implicating of Dr Bilquis Shah, the wife of illegally detained senior APHC-leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a false case as a fresh example of political vendetta by the Indian authorities.

India’s Enforcement Directorate implicated Dr Bilquis Shah in a false case registered against her husband in 2005. The ED named Dr Bilquis as an accused in its supplementary chargesheet filed in the case on Wednesday. »

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New Delhi, September 19 (KMS): The President of National Conference and Member of Parliament, Farooq Abdullah has advocated talks with Pakistan, saying if India can talk to China to defuse their border row, it can also speak to its other neighbour to deal with the situation at Jammu and Kashmir borders.

Farooq Abdullah speaking in the Parliament for the first time since his release from detention, said, “Border skirmishes have been rising and people are dying… A way has to be found to deal with this. Except for talks… As you are talking to China to attempt that it withdraws (from Ladakh border), we should also talk to our (other) neighbour to find a way to get out of this situation,” he said in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour amid protests from treasury benches. »

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Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Mohammed Ahsan Untoo, has reacted to the brazen admission by Indian Army of committing cold-blooded murders of three innocent labourers from Rajouri.

Mohammed Ahsan Untoo in a statement in Srinagar said the brutal killing of three innocent martyrs, who were the victims of the Indian state terrorism, is not the first or anything new in IIOJK but there were thousands of such cases perpetrated by Indian forces. »

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Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the family members and relatives of martyred youth, Irfan Ahmed Dar, have said that he was subjected to custodial killing by Indian police.

Indian police had arrested Irfan Ahmed Dar of Sadiq Colony area of Sopore on Tuesday night and labeled him as an over ground worker of mujahideen. The police later tortured him to death and claimed that he was killed when he tried to escape from custody.

The family members of Irfan Dar as well as residents of Sopore refuted the police claim and said that he was killed in custody. »

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Islamabad, September 19 (KMS): Pakistan has called for a transparent judicial inquiry under international scrutiny into the extrajudicial killing of three innocent Kashmiris two months ago in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Foreign Office Spokesperson, Zahid Hafeez in a statement in Islamabad said that the Indian forces had martyred twenty five years old Imtiyaz Ahmed, twenty years old Mohammad Ibrar and sixteen years old Abrar Ahmed during a cordon and search operation in Shopian on 18th July this year. »

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Islamabad, September 19 (KMS): The mother of APHC-AJK chapter leader, Raja Khadim Hussain, has passed away in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), today.

Hurriyat leaders and other Kashmiris living in twin cities continue to visit the residence of Raja Khadim Hussain in PWD Housing Society, Islamabad, and condole with him over the demise of his mother.

They are praying for eternal peace for the departed soul and forbearance for the bereaved family.

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Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian police arrested three innocent Kashmiri youth in Rajouri district in Jammu region, today.

The youth identified as Rahil Bashir, Amir Jaan and Hafiz Younis Wani were arrested during a cordon and search operation launched by Indian police and troops at Gurjan Bala in Rajouri. »

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Jammu, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the families of three innocent Kashmiri labourers, who were killed by Indian Army in a fake encounter in Shopian in July, this year, have demanded capital punishment for the killer soldiers.

Indian Army had killed three youth during a cordon and search operation in Amshipora area of Shopian on July 18 and passed them on as “unidentified militants”. However, the victims were later identified by their families as Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Muhammad Ibrar from Rajouri, who had gone to the Kashmir Valley in search of work. The families had identified the victims days later through the pictures released by the Indian Army. The army on Friday admitted that the youth belonged to Rajouri. »

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