Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

IOK HR body questions attacks on freedom activists’ families

Srinagar, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has directed the Commissioner Secretary of Home Department, the Director General of Police, the Divisional Commissioner and the Inspector General of Police to file a detailed report within four weeks to answer why houses of freedom activists are ransacked and their families harassed by the Indian forces’ personnel.

The Commission passed the directives after human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, moved a petition seeking direction from the rights body to prevent the ransacking of freedom activists’ houses and harassment of their families.

The petition stated that the families of freedom activists had the right to be protected from all exploitative and vulnerable situations but the Indian forces had adopted cruel methods to harass them. It said that the authorities had made the entire territory a concentration camp where murder, debauchery, rape, loot and desecration by the Indian forces’ personnel had become a routine matter.

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IOK HR body questions attacks on freedom activists’ families

Srinagar, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has directed the Commissioner Secretary of Home Department, the Director General of Police, the Divisional Commissioner and the Inspector General of Police to file a detailed report within four weeks to answer why houses of freedom activists are ransacked and their families harassed by the Indian forces’ personnel.

The Commission passed the directives after human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, moved a petition seeking direction from the rights body to prevent the ransacking of freedom activists’ houses and harassment of their families.

The petition stated that the families of freedom activists had the right to be protected from all exploitative and vulnerable situations but the Indian forces had adopted cruel methods to harass them. It said that the authorities had made the entire territory a concentration camp where murder, debauchery, rape, loot and desecration by the Indian forces’ personnel had become a routine matter.

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Two SPOs quit jobs, seek apology in Pulwama, Islamabad

Srinagar, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, two special police officers (SPOs) left their jobs and returned home in Pulwama and Islamabad districts. SPO, Bilal Ahmed Kumhar, announced his resignation in a letter that was read out by Imam of Jamia Masjid Midoora in Pulwama district. “The SPO seeks public apology,” the Imam said.

Another SPO, Faisal Ahmed Shah, from Panzath Qazigund resigned at Jamia Masjid, Nagbal Panzath, in Islamabad district. During the past one month, as many as 24 SPOs hailing from different of Awantipora have left their jobs. After quitting job, nine of them returned to their homes in Syedabad, eight in Amirabad Lurow Jagir, four in Chankitar and one each in Nader, Batagund and Pinglish villages.

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Jammu’s silent majority supports Article 35-A

Jammu, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a silent majority in Jammu has now started to speak up and educate people about the benefits of Article 35-A of Indian Constitution, which guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

A well-known senior lawyer and former president of Jammu Bar Association, AV Gupta, while speaking to media persons in Jammu said, “Jammu started agitation for State Subject Laws and then, Maharaja Hari Singh gave it formal shape in the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir barring outsiders (Non-State Subjects) from getting government jobs and buying property in Kashmir.”

“There is opposition in Jammu only because of BJP. I would like to suggest the people of Kashmir to read the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the people do not know about Article 35-A and its benefits,” he said. A social worker, Rohit Choudhary, said, “We should respect the special status.”

A youth, Vinod Saini, from Jammu plains is actively conducting public meeting among the youth and spreading awareness about the dangers in case Article 35-A or Article 370 is repealed. Vinod Saini along with a team of young men holds meetings in villages.

“There is no communal atmosphere in Jammu. There is brotherhood. My first priority is Dogras and to raise voice for them. Jammu and Kashmir belongs to its actual inhabitants who have been born here,” he said, adding that it does not belong to Rohingya, Bangladeshi, or residents of Indian states.

He said that for raising voice in support of state subject laws, he was being tagged as anti-India. In a video on Jammu Sangathan (Facebook Page), a political leader, Sunil Dimple from Jammu West Assembly, has also called upon the people of Jammu region to defend Article 35-A and Article 370. He said that if these articles were abrogated, Jammu would face the trouble. He said that crime rate will increase in case outside people settled in Jammu.

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Resolve forced Indian SC to defer hearing on Article 35-A: JRL

Srinagar, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the determination of the Kashmiri people forced the Indian Supreme Court to defer the mischievous case challenging the hereditary state subject law.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that complete unity and steadfastness by all the people including traders, students transporters, writers, civil society, lawyers, employees and journalists show that the strength of people’s unity and determination can unnerve even a mighty adversary and push it back.

The leaders said that the great courage shown by the entire population of occupied Kashmir had made it clear to the Indian rulers in New Delhi that despite all the military might and force at its disposal the Indian government could not subdue the Kashmiris determined to safeguard their identity and be the masters of their destiny.

The resistance leaders said that people and leadership were aware that they were the custodians of the immense sacrifices being made by the people of Kashmir for the last several decades in their quest for right to self-determination and would always be ready to protect them by all means.

They said that people and leadership would continue to carry forward the ongoing struggle for securing the right to self-determination. They said that after deliberations future course of action in this regard will be conveyed.

Meanwhile, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Agha Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, in a statement issued in Srinagar hailed the people of Kashmir for observing complete strike on August 30 and 31 to register their protest against India’s attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution. The Article 35-A grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-Kashmiris from buying property in the territory.

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Arrest of freedom activists’ relatives in IOK denounced

Srinagar, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has condemned the arrest of the relatives of freedom activists by the Indian police. A JI spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said, “Jamaat strongly condemns the arrest of the relatives of freedom activists and damaging their properties.” He also condemned the arrest of two sons of the prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin, and demanded their immediate release along with other political detainees lodged in different jails of India and the territory.

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