Srinagar, Nov 24: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai on Saturday expressed his grief and shock over the civilian killings in Budgam and Kulgam including a teen age girl Muskaan Jan and Ishfaq Ahmed Ganai of Khandah.
In a statement issued, Sehrai said, “Its shame that the human rights activists, and civil society members have turned deaf dumb and blind to the killing of young Kashmiris and the world human rights watchdogs callously watch on, doing nothing,” he said.
Sehrai ridiculed a certain section of media and the false propaganda they carry out, saying that “their rhetoric and concocted stories of bravery and valour stand exposed as innocents are getting targeted and killed in Valley without any provocation.”
He said the hearts of every Kashmiri are bleeding as youth are being continuously killed on one pretext or the other.
Condemning the daily killing of youth, Sehrai said it is a planned massacre in State, and termed it as ‘sheer cowardice and inhuman act’.
Sehrai said that “under a well-planned conspiracy, in absence of any accountability a full-fledged war against people of Kashmir and the process has been started with the genocide of youth including minor girls and boys.”
He said that the ultimate repression is being unleashed on the innocent people of Kashmir with a sole aim of breaking their resolve.
Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz
Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.
“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.
He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.
Two electrocuted to death in Poonch
Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.
Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.
SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.
World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup
Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.
The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.
Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.
Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.