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Accept ground realities, stop age –old-deceitful rhetoric about Kashmir: Geelani to India

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Srinagar, Apr 10: Suggesting rulers to accept the ground realities and stop the age old deceitful rhetoric about Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said that Kashmir is a globally accepted dispute with both countries, India and Pakistan, being signatory and ‘unrealistic and undemocratic’ media voicing by rulers can in no way change the dynamics of this issue.

In a statement issued, he said that “these baseless thunders may lure the majority vote bank and Saffron brigade may once again succeed to befool its people, but issue like Kashmir need a pragmatic and statesman like dealing which at least in Delhi rulers is hard to find.”

Geelani said that people claiming a vast majority and being a major political party should at least issue the statements close to the historical facts and figures, which can never get diluted or changed by the repeated and arrogant narratives like “Atoot Ang”.

 

He said that “almost all the rulers in Delhi have adopted a same untrue and biased lollypop for their collective conscience, but can least have any effect on the ground situation. Same home minister in 2016 said that Kashmir issue will be resolved with a week’s time, hundreds of weeks have passed since then same person now is forced to sing the song of ‘Atoot Ang’ again, just to grab the power.”

“Despite millions of armed forces, supported and helped by a vast and notorious investigative sniffing, Kashmir is still boiling and the heat is felt not only in Kashmir, but whole of India. Daily deaths and destruction has led to the nuclear confrontation in waiting and had power a solution to any problem than 71 years is more than enough to solve any issue, but present scenario, speaks volumes against it,” he said.

He said that had military might cowed down any nation to submission then India would have still been under British rule, America would not have left Vietnam, Russia would not have forced to leave Afghanistan after being shattered into pieces itself and nowadays American superpower would not have bowed to Taliban to rescue them in Afghanistan.

“If trouble is only in three districts then it is a golden opportunity for India to ask the people to decide their fate and they are sure to win and will get rid of the tag and blame of oppressor and aggressor which may pave for their way to new international and global heights,” he added.

Geelani said that rulers in Delhi should not shy away from the facts and realities, if they do so they are themselves to blame of its consequences.


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Yasin Malik’s detention: SHRC issues notice to CS, Home Sec, DGP

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Srinagar, April 24: State Human Rights commission on Wednesday issued to notice Chief Secretary J&K, Commissioner Secretary Home department and DGP police asking to submit the detailed compliance report regarding detention and shifting of Muhammad Yasin Malik to NIA custody.

According to the KNO correspondent the petitioner, Ahsan Untoo, had pleaded before the SHRC that Malik is a political worker and was detained under Public Safety Act and later handed over to National Investigation Agency, calling it ‘illegal’. The notice to government officials was issued by State Human Rights commission chairperson Rtd justice Bilal Nazki.

“The authorities illegally allowed the police authorities to change the custody which is otherwise illegal in nature and handed over custody to NIA,” Untoo had pleaded before the commission. It was reported health conditions got deteriorated with unknown reasons and the family members; friends were not allowed to interact or to get the health information of Malik.

 

Untoo in his petitions said that when Malik’s lawyer met him on April 20, at RML Hospital, he was not able to have a conversation with the lawyer as he was ruthlessly beaten by the NIA authorities, he was rushed to the RML hospital in a very critical condition and since then no one has been allowed to interact with Malik.

“It creates apprehensions in the mind of family members and the general public of the valley that he might have been assassinated by the authorities and in this regard no communication has been made by the concerned authorities regarding the same,” he said in his petition.

Untoo had also pleaded before SHRC that a team be constituted who will receive a firsthand information regarding the wellbeing of Malik, and he be brought before the media so as the apprehensions regarding the assassination of Malik are put to rest.(KNO)

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Vehicle carrying perishable food items be exempted from NH ban: Faesal

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Srinagar, Apr 24: Calling upon the government to at least , exempt vehicles carrying perishable items, vegetables, fruits, poultry and livestock from National Highway Traffic ban, President J&K Peoples Movement, Dr. Shah Faesal Wednesday said that the ban is harming small traders the most.

In a statement issued, Dr. Faesal said that restrictions on the movement of vehicles carrying perishable items has put traders to huge loss adding that administration seems to be in deep slumber to pay heed to the pleas of affected people.

“I got a call last night that a vehicle carrying livestock has been stuck on the highway for last two days. There is shortage of fodder and the animals are about to die due to hunger”, Shah Faesal added.

 

He said that not only human beings but even animals are also suffering due to the highway ban. He has forcibly demanded to revoke the draconian measure immediately.

He said ban on movement of civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is totally undemocratic and anti-people which is causing huge inconvenience to all sections of the society including small and marginal traders.

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Rawalpora youth’s death: CCTV shows Umar falling down on a roadside: Police

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Srinagar, Apr 24: Police on Wednesday said that questioning was on to ascertain the facts behind the mysterious death of a youth, Umar Bhat of Rawalpora’s Astanpora area.

Umar in his late 20s was found dead on Sunday after he left his home in the morning to attend a function at Tagore hall.

Station House Officer (SHO), Shergari Police station, Aftab Ahmad told The Kashmir Monitor that they were waiting for the postmortem report.

 

He said the CCTV footage available with the Police shows Umar falling on the road near Oxford school, Wanabal.

“It appears that he was under the influence of drugs, it is only an assumption. Only after postmortem report, we would be able to speak on the cause of death,” Aftab maintained.

He said they have recorded the statements of around 4-5 persons in connection with the case.

“His friends, including the one who accompanied him to Star Hospital (in Sanat Nagar), where he was initially brought for treatment, are being questioned,” he said.

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