Daily Archives: July 2, 2018

500 women CRPF personnel deployed in IOK

Srinagar, July 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): A special contingent of about 500 women of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been brought to occupied Kashmir to tackle protest demonstrations. The women personnel, largely in constable ranks, are based at Central Reserve Police Force recruit training centre at Humhama in Srinagar. An officer told newsmen the women, after their 45-day training will be deployed in the Valley to tackle protesters including women.

The women, according to their training officer Manju K, were now familiarising with the topography of the Valley, Srinagar town and are being trained to handle ammunition and weapons such as rubber bullets, pellet guns, pump-action guns and teargas shells, PAVA shells and chilli-based munitions. Constable Nita K, who is a part of this squad, told media she and her colleagues are taking special training sessions to understand the situation and the response mechanism.

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Pakistan Navy Ship ASLAT visits Aqaba (Jordan)

Islamabad, July 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Navy Ship ASLAT visited Aqaba, Jordan as part of overseas deployment to Mediterranean and European countries. PNS ASLAT Port Call to Aqaba was aimed to strengthen friendly ties and defence cooperation between Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Kingdom of Jordan.

During ship’s port call to Aqaba, professional and social interactions with host country were held. PN Mission Commander, Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi, Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron, held meetings with Brigadier General Ibrahim Salman Al Naimat, Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force, HE Major General (R) Junaid Rehmat, Ambassador of Pakistan, Mr Salah Ali Abu-Afifeh Director General Jordan Maritime Commission, Dr Emad Hijazeen, Deputy Chief Commissioner Aqaba and Mr. Ibrahim Al Najadat, Deputy Governor of Aqaba.

During interaction of PN officials with Jordanian counterparts, enormous goodwill and warmth was expressed by Jordanian authorities for the people of Pakistan in general and Pakistan Armed Forces in particular. Jordanian dignitaries also laded Pakistan Navy’s role in combating Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Operations to maintain peace and stability in the region.

A reception was hosted on-board wherein Brigadier General Ibrahim Salman Al Naimat, Commander Royal Jordanian Naval Force graced as Chief Guest. In addition, Commander Civil Defence Aqaba, Members of Parliament form Aqaba, Defence Attaches of Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland and USA, Officers from Royal Jordanian Naval Force and Jordanian Army and large number of prominent local community and Pakistani Diaspora attended the dinner.

Ship was also opened for visitors and large number of local community including Pakistani expatriates in Aqaba visited the ship. Joint PN-RJNF boarding drills and procedure exercises were held on-board PNS ASLAT to enhance interoperability and to mutually benefit from each other’s experience. PNS ASLAT Overseas Deployment to Jordan will bring further warmth and goodwill in existing bonds of friendship and defence cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

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Srinagar family owns youth killed in Kupwara

Srinagar, July 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, claiming that the youth killed by Indian forces in Tunga Top forest area of Kupwara district on June 29 was their son, Mudasir Ahmad Butt, family members and relatives held a protest at Press Enclave Srinagar to demand the body of Mudasir.

Ghulam Ahmad Butt, Mudasir’s father, said that Mudasir left his home in Old Barzulla Srinagar in December 2016 for some work. He stayed in touch with family members on phone, but in January his phone became switched off. The family then registered a missing report in Sadder police station.

“On June 29, at evening, we heard that Mudasir has been killed in a cordon and search operation by Indian troops. We then had it confirmed from our own sources. We went to our local police station and told them about our information,” said Ghulam Butt.

“On June 30, we went to Kralpora police station in Kupwara district. The police there said that the killed youth was a foreigner and he had been buried. They said they did not have any photo of the killed youth,” Butt said.

The youth in Kupwara had been buried in the woods of Zirhama area in Kupwara on Friday evening. Locals said that the army called some civilians to bury the body and did not allow anyone, including police, to take a photo of the youth.

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Sumji expresses concern over prevailing situation in IOK

Srinagar, July 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Ghulam Nabi Sumji has expressed grave concern over horrendous situation as a result of deployment of heavy contingents of military and police force against the civil population. Ghulam Nabi Sumji in a statement issued in Srinagar said that during nocturnal raids dozens of political leaders and activists were subjected to humiliation, third degree torture and inhuman treatment.

He condemned the illegal arrest of Hurriyat activists and leaders including Bashir Ahmad Lone, Ghulam Rasool Dar, Nazir Ahamad Ganai, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Abdul Hamid Parray, Khurshid Ahamad Hajam, Nasir Ahamad Rather, Ajaz Ahamad Lone, Mumtaz Ahamad Dar, Irshad Ahamad Dar and Mushtaq Ahamad Wani.

Terming forces’ action against the people and political activists as the worst form of state oppression, he demanded the intervention of the United Nations Human Rights Commission to prevail upon India to shun human rights abuses in Kashmir.

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TeH leaders join protest in Srinagar to demand martyr’s body

Srinagar, July 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Tehreek -e- Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir participated in a protest march in Srinagar to demand the mortal remains of a local youth, martyred by the Indian troops, recently. A large number of people including women and children participated in the protest, held at Eidgah, Barzulla, in Srinagar. Father of the martyred youth, Mudasir Ahmad, also attended the protest march.

Mudasir according to the family was killed during a cordon and search operation in Kupwara area of north Kashmir. Amid pro-freedom slogans, TeH leaders addressed the protesters and expressed solidarity with the family.

The leaders demanded the return of the body of Mudasir to his family,” said a statement issued by the office of Tehreek-e-Jammu and Kashmir. Those TeH leaders who participated in the march included Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Umar Aadil Dar and Ishfaq Ahmad Khan.

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India committing planned genocide in IOK: Shabbir Dar

Srinagar, July 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, has said that India is carrying out the genocide of Kashmiri people in a systematic way. Shabbir Ahmad Dar while addressing a party meeting in Sopore condemned the ongoing Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory. He said that the Kashmiri people including teenage boys were being killed by the Indian forces with impunity. He denounced the recent killing of young boy Faizan and other youth in Pulwama district.

Shabbir Ahmad Dar urged India to give the people of Jammu and Kashmir an opportunity to decide their political future through plebiscite. Others who attended the meeting included Muhammad Ramzan, Muhammad Sultan, Muzafar Ahmad, Merajuddin and Manzoor Ahmad.

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