Kashmir leaders condemn killing of unarmed civilians by Indian forces
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, Kashmir leaders condemn killing of unarmed civilians by Indian forces is the worst kind of state terrorism unleashed by India in the territory.
Syed Ali Gilani addressed the participants of funeral of a civilian youth, Amir Hamid Lone, in Kangan via telephone from his residence in held Srinagar.
Amir Hamid Lone was a resident of Kangan, Gandarbal district, who after succumbed to his injuries, last day, after battling for 13 days for his life. He was hit by bullet fired by Indian forces on protesters in the area on April 3.
Gilani paid tributes to the martyred youth and condemned the unwarranted action by the Indian forces on people. “Killing unarmed civilians is the worst kind of state terrorism and the people of Kashmir are facing it over the past seven decades,” Gilani said.
He urged people to boycott all upcoming elections and remain faithful to the Kashmir “nourished by the sacred blood of our martyrs.”
Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his statement expressed his grief over the death of Amir Lone. The Mirwaiz in his twitter message wrote: “Deeply grieved as Aamir Lone (21) shot at by forces during Gowhar, a youth killed in Kangan during an earlier protest, funeral at Kangan succumbed to his injuries after battling for life for 13 days. We lost one more budding youth to Indian states aggressive military approach to deal with Kashmir dissent!”
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik while expressing his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of yet another budding young Kashmiri Amir Ahmad Lone said that the killing was a glaring example of the fact that Kashmiri blood was cheap and valueless in the eyes of oppressors and tyrants.
He said Kashmiri blood is being spilled on roads from Shopian to Kulgam and Sonawari to Handwara and Bandipora to Kangan, but international community remains a silent spectator.
A JKLF delegation led by Bashir Ahmad Rather visited Kangan and participated in the funeral prayers of martyr Amir Ahmad Lone.
Liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam while taking a strong note of unending incidents of bloodshed in Kashmir called for an immediate end to the civilian killings and other human rights abuses in the territory.
Indian Occupied Kashmir: JRL expresses concern over human rights abuse
ISLAMABAD: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed serious concern over increasing human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir
According to Kashmir Media Service, the resistance leaders in a statement issued in held Srinagar said that the Kashmiri people pursuing right to self-determination were facing the worst type of Indian state terrorism.
They expressed deep concern over human rights violations, torture in detention enterers and molestations, saying that unabated killings and brutalities were the worst form of state terrorism.
The leaders appealed to the UN General Secretary and world human rights organizations to take cognizance of grave rights violations perpetrated by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. They ridiculed the statement of Director General Prisons before the human rights commission of the territory that there are no violations of the rights of Kashmiri detainees in jails.
“We with substantial proof can produce sufficient evidences before international human rights organizations that Kashmiri detainees lodged in different jails are physically tortured. The reports pouring in from different jails are horrific. Detainees are meted out with inhuman treatment, incarcerated students are not allowed to keep their text books, denied medical care, humiliated and intimidated on one pretext or the other,” they added.
The resistance leaders said, no rule of law exists in Kashmir and the rape and merciless killing of 8-year-old Aasifa in Kathua vindicates our claim that men in uniform are involved in heinous crimes and under draconian laws enjoy impunity.
They said that some mischievous elements were hell bent to give ugly turn to peaceful demonstrations against the Kathua incident. They appealed to the people to maintain discipline during the campaign and protest demonstrations against the gruesome rape and murder of Aasifa.
The resistance leaders said, the gruesome incident of Kathua is shocking and consequent reaction and resentment of all sections irrespective of their faith and religion is obvious. “…the use of brute force against those expressing their sympathy with the affected family and demanding stringent action for criminals illustrates their concern and are extra conscious to contain these heart-wrenching crimes,” they added.
The leaders demanded impartial probe by a UN-sponsored agency into the gory incident. They said that the affected family in Kathua was being harassed and pressurized to withdraw case against the culprits and state machinery was being used to hush-up the case.
They also condemned the use of brute force against students during their protests against the rape and murder of Aasifa and said that situation in the educational situations was turning explosive.
PSX: Bulls shoo the bears out of bourse on week’s 2nd trading day!
KARACHI: KSE-100 Index closed in the green (45,802) today with an augmentation of 120 points.
Rs. 7.6b worth of 147.5m shares changed hands today. Value of the shares of 178 companies augmented, 160 plummeted while 21 remained stagnant.
With trading of 25.9m shares Chemical sector led the trading today followed by the Cement Sector (19.2m shares).
Top five traders today were: Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd., 12.9m shares traded (+2.71pc); Unity Foods Ltd., 10.6m shares (-0.64pc); Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd., 8.5m shares (+1.47pc); Fauji Cement Co. Ltd., 7.8m shares (+2.72pc); Shabbir Tiles & Ceramics, 7.5m shares (+2.90pc).
Intizar Ahmed Murder: JIT recommends criminal proceedings against all policemen involved!
KARACHI: JIT, failing to find any motive behind Intizar Hussain’s murder, has recommended criminal proceedings against the eight ACLC cops involved.
“JIT is of the opinion that the incident occurred due to stopping of Intizar’s car in a highly unprofessional manner by ACLC team dressed in plainclothes, who were riding unmarked vehicles without any police identification”, JIT maintained!
They, terming the incident sheer non-professionalism on the part of ACLC personnel, recommended designing of SOPs, so that similar mishap could be avoided in future.
Readers may recall that Intezar was studying in Malaysia and came to Karachi during the break. On 13th of January this year, when he was travelling in his car with a lady in DHA area, plainclothesmen signaled him to stop. When Intezar Hussain did not stop he was gunned down. His friend bolted from the scene of crime.