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India responsible for continuous ‘bloodshed’ in Kashmir: Geelani

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Srinagar June 25: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday while blaming Indian rulers for continuous bloodshed in state, said that we are not even allowed to mourn our slain youth.

Syed Ali Geelani paid his heartfelt tributes to slain youth in Cheddar Kulgam and while condemning the killing of two civilians (Shahid Nazir Hajam and Shakoor Ahmad Dar) and showering pellets over peaceful mourners, said that Indian fascist rulers and army generals have virtually given their nod to army against innocent civilians and approved it as their state policy.

 

 

Terming the house and police detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yaseen Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Mohammad Ashraf Laya as state vandalism, Syed Ali Geelani said that nowhere in world we perceive such type of arrogance.

 

Syed Ali Geelani while lashing policy makers in Delhi said that they have set forth their strategy & are looking for excuses to create 1990 like situation in state to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth.

“Our economy has always remained easy target & it is their well thought ploy to make every soul dependant, asserted Geelani & while referring to sinister designs of India, said that they want to kill each soul in occupied state, cripple our economy & that from day first, authorities in Delhi were hell-bent to cripple & crush our economic infra-structure, create sense of insecurity & are very desperate to see us holding begging bowel,” he said.

Syed Ali Geelani said that state forces are now targeting peaceful protesters near encounter sites   and asked the justification of showering bullets and pellets over innocent civilians. “It is sheer vengeance”, said Geelani and forces are simply taking revenge from civilians.

Geelani reiterated that instead of law and order problem, Kashmir is a political and humanitarian issue and military might can’t silence us or break our resolve. Syed Ali Geelani said if authorities think they can deter us from pursuing our birth right then they are mistaken and suggested to realize ground realities of Kashmir issue.

Geelani while taking dig at stubborn attitude of Indian authorities, said repressive measures will prove counterproductive and it is better to accept the peoples decree for right to self-determination, resolve issue and accept people’s verdict. It will prove beneficial both for India and its people, said Geelani.


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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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