Janjaweed Ahmad banday On: 2017-02-24 01:33:07
Amnesty report on HR abuses eye-opener for world: Hurriyat (G),“Amnesty International (AI), while reporting facts about uprising in 2016, has testified that administration has virtually turned state into a police garrison and its (state’s) constitution stands suspended. Under the draconian laws, life and honour of civilians are insecure and forces have made the civilian’s life miserable,”
umar Bakal On: 2017-02-05 14:13:19
India will never be able to bury the Kashmir dispute
Greg Thmomson On: 2017-01-30 10:26:57
This story was very interesting. Thank you.
sameer iqbal On: 2017-01-29 16:49:15
Wamiq Farooq’s anniversary to be commemorated on Feb 1,A human rights group, Tahafuz-e-Haqooq-e-Insaani (THI), Saturday said that it will organize a programme on February 1 to commemorate death anniversary of Wamiq Farooq.
Wamiq Farooq, a class 7th student, was killed after being hit by a teargas shell fired by police at Ghani Memorial Stadium in Rajouri Kadal.
A spokesman of the rights group in a statement said that the programme would be held on February 1 and special prayers will be held at the Martyrs’ Graveyard, Eidgah, in Srinagar.
Zahir ur din On: 2017-01-09 02:19:29
Tragedy of contradictions How absurd is it to prove lies with lies,The APDP believes that around 8000 persons were subjected to enforced disappearance in Jammu Kashmir. However, successive state governments have been issuing contradictory statements about the number of the disappeared.
Hamidullah Wani On: 2017-01-08 05:09:07
Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India's alleged "interference" in the country to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in "restraining" India from such activities.
Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi delivered the dossier on "India's interference and terrorism in Pakistan" in a meeting with the UN chief here yesterday along with a letter from the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.
Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting was held at the request of the Pakistani envoy. When asked about what was discussed in the meeting, which took place at around noon, he said he did not have "any indication" of what was discussed in the meeting.
Dawn On: 2017-01-02 01:02:22
Dossier on Indian interference finalised Soon after assuming office incoming UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will get a feel of Pak-India rivalry as Islamabad is set to raise the issue of Indian interference with him.
Shafaq Shah On: 2016-12-12 04:06:55
Whither the probes?On the night of August 2, an ATM guard was killed on way to his home and his body was found thrown at the gate of Government Medical College, Srinagar. On August 17, a lecturer from Sharshali, Khrew Pampore was dragged from his home and beaten to death in custody. On the afternoon of August 18, government forces emptied pellet cartridge in the left arm of an ambulance driver. On October 7, a 7th standard student was killed at the entrance of his house while seeing off his aunt.
Despite murder cases being registered and inquires being ordered by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in all these cases, the perpetrators are yet to be punished.
SHABIR AHMAD MANGOO
When Shabir was dragged from his home by army men, a pen from his hand fell on the verandah of his house. His 28-year-old widow, Yasmeena has kept the pen hidden in the almirah so that one day his son will write with his father’s pen.
“We had not even completed three years of marriage and these brute Indian forces snatched my husband from me. What will I do now? What will I tell my one-and–half old son, where his father is,” says Yasmeena.
She often sits in the room where Shabir last sat, feeling the absence of her “best friend”.
“For days and nights he would sit in this room and prepare for National Eligibility Test. He was studying hard to qualify it this year. I would then request him to come out of the room for few minutes and go out for a stroll,” says Yasmeena, who randomly picks one of the many books Shabir would often read.
Recalling the fateful day, Shabir’s sister Masrat says: “In the afternoon of August 17, there were protests going on afternoon in our village, but my brother was home, studying in his room. He was so engrossed in studies that he was least bothered about the outside world.”
At 10:30 on that night, Masrat says: “Army men barged into our house, smashed the window panes of my younger brother’s sumo cab and dragged me by my hair. Shabir was inside, but after hearing the noise he came out and the army men took him along. They didn’t even give him time to wear shirt and dragged him out in his undershirt.”
Yasmeena had gone to his parents’ house in Tral on the day of the incident, but a phone call from Masrat late in the night made her come back early morning.
“With me came the body of my husband who had been beaten to death by the Indian forces. His arms, back, legs and chest all had been turned blue and purple by the forces,” says Yasmeena.
At 6 in the morning, the family lodged an FIR against the Army men under Section 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) at police station Sharshali, Khrew.
Four months after his death, Shabir’s family says, “The investigation is yet to be started in the case. Journalists and activists are the only people who have visited our house. No police official came to our home to even record our statement. ”
“To settle scores with the family,” Masrat says, “The Commanding officer of Army at the local camp who had came to our house with his men called my father couple of weeks after the death and offered money and asked him to withdraw the case against him. But my father refused.”
Shabir, a lecturer at Amar Singh College, lost his mother at a young age. His father took care of Shabir and his siblings. Among the siblings, Shabir studied the most and earned a job in Amar Singh College as lecturer in English.
“My younger brother is a sumo driver, father is a labourer so Shabir was the only person who was taking care of the needs of the family. Now who will take care of us,” asks Masrat.
“In television interviews Mehbooba Mufti says the death of the lecturer should be probed. But did she say it only to shut our mouths? Did she try to know where the investigation has reached? These all are tactics of politicians to fool people. I know how it works here and that’s why I am sad that I cannot even punish the killers of my husband,” Yasmeena says.
RIYAZ AHMAD SHAH
Walking through the lanes and by-lanes in Chattabal, Riyaz seems to have become a revered name. While asking people the way to Riyaz’s home- an ATM guard who was killed by the forces on way to home- smilingly say: “Martyr is live in heart, but still if you want to know the address, ask anyone on road he will guide to his home. He is our hero.”
Riyaz’s house looks deceiving from outside, but inside it is properly furnished.
“He was very hard working. In the daytime he would work as a salesman in Jamia Market and nights he would works as a guard in an ATM counter in Kanikadal. He would spend hard earned money on this house,” says Riyaz’s sister-in-law.
“We are not able to find the culprit of my mamu, it’s been four months. And we don’t expect that he will ever be caught,” says Hina Jan, Riyaz’s niece, who says she was closet to him of all his nieces.
Hina, a 10th standard dropout, explains how Riyaz was killed by forces. “He came to my home in Batamaloo in the morning, took shower, had tea and left. He had to arrange a SIM card for one of our neighbors. After spending time with us, he left for Fateh Kadal where his brother lives and in the evening again came to our home. So he was quite busy for half of the day.”
“At 8 in the evening,” Hina recalls, “He left for the ATM. At 10 in the night, his brother called him and asked to come home, as they were waiting for him for dinner. Riyaz asked to wait for couple of minutes as he was on way. Two minutes passed, the brother again called, and he said he is coming in a minute. And when one minute also passed, the brother again called, but he didn’t answer the call.”
Hina who is staying at Riyaz’s place since the day he died says, “An hour later, we received a call from Riyaz’s number and some people asked us to immediately reach GMC and asked us to get a female along. And when we saw Riyaz mamu’s body thrown near the gate of GMC, we all went in a state of shock. We are yet to come to terms with the reality.”
Police initially claimed that Riyaz had been stabbed, but the autopsy confirmed multiple pellet injuries as the cause of death. Following the autopsy report, the family registered an FIR in Karan Nagar police station. And till this date, nothing has been done to book the culprits.
“Nothing has happened since we lodged an FIR. We are yet to know who killed my brother,” says Shakeel Ahmad, Riyaz’s brother.
JUNAID AHMAD AKHOON
Just a day after Junaid Akhoon was killed by government forces at the entrance of his house in Eidgah area of Srinagar, the government called for a probe. But two months after his death, the probe in the case is yet to be initiated.
“The probe was just a hoax to calm down the people who had taken to streets after the death of my brother. And what will the government probe? It is they who have given these pellet guns to the forces and asked them to use it. They just follow the orders of their bosses,” says Iqra, Junaid’s sister.
Junaid, a 7th standard student, was seeing off his aunt, who had come to see him. “He was enjoying the day with the nieces and then left for prayers. An hour later he went out with his mother to see off our aunt and was shot dead by forces,” says Iqra.
The family rushed Junaid to SKIMS Soura, but because of severe blood loss, he succumbed to his injury late in the night. In the morning when people were preparing for the funeral of Junaid, police fired teargas canisters and pellets on the funeral procession.
The killing evoked widespread condemnation from political parties who demanded a time bound probe.
“Two constables had come to our place in the first week of November and asked us to give details about the killing. We gave them the firsthand account. But nothing happened after that, and nothing will,” says Iqra.
Inspector General of Police, SJM Gillani maintained that investigations are going on in these cases.
GHULAM MOHAMMAD SOFI
Ambulance driver, Ghulam Mohammad Sofi was ferrying patients to SMHS hospital when CRPF personnel fired 365 pellets in his left arm near Safa Kadal.
“The doctors say, 100 pellets are still in my arm which needs to be taken out,” says Sofi.
With pellets lodged in his arm, Sofi drove the ambulance with his injured hand and reached SMHS hospital where the volunteers rushed him to emergency ward.
“The ambulance drivers have been working in the line of fire since the uprising started, but that say I had a smooth passage. No police official stopped me. But at Eidgah, a CRPF man was sitting alone and he looked angry. He asked me to stop, I did and he aimed the pellet gun straight into my face, I hid my face with my hand and he fired the pellet in my arm,” Sofi says.
The CRPF man was suspended and a departmental inquiry was initiated, which as of yet has not been completed.
Inspector General of CRPF, Atul Karwal said, “The local police will be doing the investigation now, they were too busy in controlling the situation. As far as the departmental inquiry is concerned we need the reports from local police, then only can we close the inquiry.”
Tear gas shell kills downtown youth death toll rises to 69 • authorities enforce stringent day-night curfew in valley • protests, clashes at many places; over 100 sustain injuries _ kashmir awareness operation praying mantis | A job cost sheet include On: 2016-12-06 06:32:59
[…] Working girl quotes We betrayed people of Kashmir from time to time and it is an fact now Kashmiri people have lost all sorts of trust and faith in India,” Wajahat Habibullah told Kashmir based news agency CNS and added that Kashmir is a big blot on the Indian political system. Site: http://www.kashmirawareness.org/tear-gas-shell-kills-downtown-youth-death-toll-rises-to-69-%E2%80%A2… […]
javeed On: 2016-11-27 03:44:39
A Kashmiri student was allegedly beaten by his non-Kashmiri college mates in Kharar Mohali in Chandigarh on Friday when he was heading towards his college.
Reports said that the student, identified as Haris Shakeel Khan, son of Shakeel of Khan resident of Kadipora Anantnag, was waylaid by the assailants after he left for his college, DOABA group of colleges located at Kharar Chandigarh.
He was taken to Civil hospital Kharar for treatment where from he was referred to Govt hospital Chandigarh for further treatment.
Reports said that Khan received injuries in his head and backbone and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.
“I was proceeding towards the examination centre where I had to appear in Environmental Engineering paper of B. Tech 5th semester. About 15 to 20 students started thrashing me without saying a single word. I received many injuries due to which I could not appear in my examination," he said.
Khan alleged that he was beaten because of his Kashmiri identity. “We are being threatened, beaten for no reason. Our only problem is that we are Kashmiri. We appeal to the JK Government to intervene into the matter to end our sufferings.”
muzaffar mir On: 2016-11-12 03:09:27
Malik shifted to Central jail on remand up to JKLF Condemns house arrest of Geelani, Mirwaiz;Meanwhile, terming re-arresting of Malik and other separatist leaders as worst kind of dictatorship under the disguise of democracy, JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Ajmal said that curbing peaceful voice of people by arrests, nocturnal raids, curfew and restrictions cannot be termed but as worst dictatorship and choking space on peaceful activities actually amounts to denying democracy and freedom of speech.
While condemning the house arrest of veteran leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and disallowing Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Ajmal said the tall claims of democracy and battle of ideas have been exposed now as from last four months even Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid have been banned by ‘so-called democratic rulers’.
waseem qadir On: 2016-11-04 20:41:18
BOSE Chair Zahoor Ahmad Chatt daugther should have received pellet in her eyes,then we would like how he would conduct exam for his blind children.shame on there indian agents.
Inamsa On: 2016-11-01 02:45:14
Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday criticized the former chief minister Omar Abdullah for showing concern over the future of Kashmiri children as “few years ago, he (Omar) didn’t hesitate facilitating the killing of 120 youngsters”.
MAZLOOM On: 2016-10-24 00:00:39
A recent statement by Narinder Modi of India that he followed Israely MO about carrying out disputed and dubious so called surgical strikes against Azad Kashmir demonstrates the collaboration of the Jewish establishment and the Nazi RSS of India. India needs to learn that with all the oppressive measures Israel has undertaken it has failed to suppress the flame of freedom of occupied Palestinians and India will end up destroying itself in the process of occupation, brutal oppression and scorch earth policy in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. India is trying every possible means it can muster and even her quislings to fool the world regarding it`s genocidal brutalities the rouge and subhuman Indian occupation forces are involved against the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Omar Abdullah who comes from the foremost collaborator and quisling families has been directed by his Indian masters these days to try cover up the facts regarding Indian draconian human rights violation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It is the same Omar Abdullah who a while ago was shedding crocodile tears regarding the genocide the Indian government and it`s occupation forces are involved in the occupied land of Jammu and Kashmir. This man`s grand father not only sold his soul for few Indian pennies but subjugated his nation for personal and his family`s material benefit. The quisling family of Omar Abdullah is squarely responsible as to what is going on In Jammu and Kashmir. We all need to recognize and understand this and counter this man`s lies he is selling as a puppet of RSS of India. We need to identify these Indian collaborators and let not only our nation but whole world know that individuals and groups like this man are ready to sell their soul any time for a penny. This man was in charge of puppet set up of India in Jammu and Kashmir in 2010 and he introduced the pellet gun used by the rouge Indian occupation forces then and now resulting in deaths and the loss of vision of more the 1000 innocent human beings so far. He needs to be confronted with the fact that he and his infamous family can not keep on fooling the people in occupied land and in the world and if he has any decency left in him that he should try to redeem himself.
Muzaffar Ahamad On: 2016-10-23 23:42:16
Yasin Malik severely ill: JKLF ‘Appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery’
Muneer shayir On: 2016-10-20 02:52:56
A pellet victim’s plea to CM: ‘Bring back my vision, will appear in exams’,Another victim’s mother slams govt for ‘enacting exam drama to show normalcy’
TNN On: 2016-10-18 02:47:07
At Brics, Russian silence on Pak terror stuns India.China blocked India's attempts to name JeM and LeT in the Goa Declaration, wherein the Brics member states pledged to "relentlessly pursue" outfits designated terrorist groups by the UNSC, but what has hurt the government more, sources said, is Russia's disinclination to argue India's case.
The result, of course, was a declaration which failed to address India's core concern, or the issue of state-sponsored terrorism. What compounded the matter for India was Russia's recent military flirtation with Pakistan in the form of an anti-terror exercise. In current global power play, Russia is increasingly seen as needing China more than the other way round, but Moscow's submission to Beijing's position on an issue related to India's security has still come as a revelation to New Delhi.
While Russia did not help India name-check JeM, which perpetrated both the Pathankot and Uri attacks, in the declaration, it ensured that Syria-based Jabhat al-Nusra was. As it seeks to bolster the Bashar al-Assad regime, Russia has continued to target al-Nusra, which it accuses of pursuing, through barbaric methods, a caliphate in Syria. Al-Nusra is among the groups fighting to topple al-Assad.
Like Nusra, JeM and LeT too are proscribed by the UN. Strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney said Moscow appeared willing to accommodate India's concerns, but, in the face of Chinese opposition, shied away. "The result was that the declaration failed to mention the most potent form of terrorism in the world, which is state-sponsored," he added.
With Russia doing precious little for India, China has managed to shield Pakistani terrorism not only at the UN Security Council but also at a multilateral summit on Indian soil. In doing so, Chellaney said, China rode roughshod over Indian concerns and showed itself culpable in the killing of 26 Indian soldiers at Uri and Pathankot.
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While Russia itself has been the clear winner in terms of Brics' focus on security-related issues, China continues to calls the shots on financial issues, leading to questions about the utility of Brics for India. "China uses Brics to advance its economic and political interests, including dominating the two financial mechanisms that the grouping has set up. But what does India get from Brics?" Chellaney said. "Goa showed that while China manages to get its own way, even at India's expense, Indian officials do little other than put on a brave face. Even earlier, when China secured the right to host the Brics bank, Indian officials were left flaunting a consolation prize — that an Indian would be the bank's first president," he added.
The Goa Declaration came just a day after President Vladimir Putin assured PM Narendra Modi that Russia would do nothing to hurt India's interests. But, as MEA secretary Amar Sinha admitted, there was no consensus on naming Pakistan-based terror groups because other nations are not affected by their actions.
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ikhlas Lone On: 2016-10-10 01:42:02
11 hrs · Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ·
Examination Cancellation Application
To: - Uncle Nayeem Akhtar -Education minster Government of J&K
From: - Junaid Ahmad Akhoon -SaidPora Srinagar, J&K.
Subject: - Cancellation of my Examination.
I want to bring this into your notice that I (Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, Student of Class 7th, Roll number 29, New Bonvivant English School Srinagar) may not be able to Sit in Annual-2016 Examination which you Scheduled to conduct in the Month of November 2016.Because of the reason that I have already traveled very far from you.
I was near my Gate when a “friendly looking Police Uncle” came closer to me and shot a pellet towards me. I am pretty sure that it was a mistake as he may have perceived me a wanted stone thrower which I wasn’t. I have no complains to that Police Uncle.
My neighbors tried to furry my injured body to hospital but I shortly breathed my last. Though some Doctor Uncle’s tried to put my Dead Body on Ventilator, but my attendants saved me from that torture.
Please delete my all old records & results and not to issue any roll no. slip/Result under my name to my family, As we have seen in case of “Shaista Hamid of Lelhar Pulwama”- Who was Declared pass after 2 month of her death.
I am grateful to you that you have sent me to a place where my teacher namely “Shabir Ahmed Monga” of Pampore is already there. Now I have plenty of time to study under him and learn the language of Reasoning and Critical thinking.
I am also thankful to you for letting me meet my Childhood Friend “Faizan Buhroo of Old Town Varmul” who was caught, Beaten & thrown into River Jhelum from Azad Gunj Bridge Varmul. We will have great time together and roam the streets of heavens without the fear of being killed/Blinded or maimed.
Please convey my message to “Mehbooba Aunty” not to come over my Grave. I can’t listen her saying “Aap Mujse Naraaz Tu Nahi” for that matter “Mai Unse Naraaz Nahi Hun”.
I am Sorry to Shah Faesal Uncle that I couldn’t be a part of his campaign on kashmirbox.com where he initiated giving books and other stuff to blind children. Though they may have any plan to blind me but the sober policeman uncle killed me instead.
I am personally thankful to that policeman uncle who killed me rather than blinding me. And releasing the burden of my parents from “raising a Blind Child than Mourning a Dead Child” As I see the pain of parents of Aamir Kabir Beigh of Old town Varmul who was blinded for buying the medicines for his mother.
Please don’t harass my father I will convenience him not to file any report or FIR. I hope you’ll not call him to Police Station and Threat/Harass/Warn him if he tried to demand justice. As I saw in case of Tufail Mattoo's father.
I really feel highly obliged to thank you for such a smoky farewell – Only the chosen sons get that kind of farewell. Though my eyes were closed and body motionless but I could feel the freshness of PAVA Shells and Smoke hand grenades.
Yours Truly Loving / Caring But not Living Student
Junaid Ahmad Akhoon.
MAZLOOM On: 2016-09-19 05:13:53
The drama in Uri in Indian occupied Kashmir is as usual a clumsy attempt of colonial India to divert the world attention from it`s repression, killing of innocent children, men and women and use of brute force against the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. One can logically argue as to why would India indulge in killing it`s own people, in this case army, one has to take a peek in India`s past behavior. Remember Chetti Singhpora of south Kashmir few years ago when Indian army massacred large number of Sikhs in order to impress upon a foreign dignitary as to how Pakistan was interfering in India`s affairs. Staging of fake militant encounters in Assam and Kashmir by Indian army has left it`s hands drenched with innocent blood in these places. ( please refer to books by K Bhattacharjee`s Blood On My Hands and M Khanna`s In A State Of Violent Peace. ) Moreover Indian state never cares about it`s poor people which supplies the lower cadre of
army as is evident by it`s tolerance of one ever hour suicide rate of it`s farmers without even talking about it. India needs to Know that it cannot keep fooling the sensible human beings of the World all the time. Jammu and Kashmir will get free from the unholy and bloody clutches of India whether she likes it or not. IA.
Riya Sharma On: 2016-09-15 06:44:56
Thanks for sharing useful information for us.I really enjoyed reading your blog, you have lots of great content
MAZLOOM On: 2016-09-12 14:22:18
We all knew that Indian rouge occupation forces did not believe in humanly behavior but after the events in Kareemabad in district Pulwama of occupied Jammu and Kashmir it is clear that this rouge army is populated by subhuman creatures. The home minister of colonizer India has ordered his rouge subhuman army to control the legitimate struggle for freedom of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in a week, this speaks volumes about this individual, his government, his nation and his class of people. We however should not be surprised by this behavior as we have seen the people of this home minister`s nation consider a cow superior to a human being. Human evolution unfortunately has not been a part of Indian brahmin class which still behaves like hyenas. India needs to be reminded that people who are on truth and have lost the fear of death can not be defeated in their struggle for breaking the shackles of enslavement.
For me, I ask mercy full Allah SWT hai kahaan rozay makafat aie Khudai darugir.
The one chant that India has been unable to gag; “Hum kya chahtey… azaadi” | Tera News On: 2016-07-28 18:34:27
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Inamsa On: 2016-07-26 02:44:05
India betrayed people of Kashmir: Wajahat Habibullah on Monday lamented that India failed to win the hearts of people of Kashmir and kept on repeating ‘blunders’ that always proved counterproductive.
“I am deeply disappointed the way India has been handling the situation in Kashmir. Innocent civilians are being killed. We betrayed people of Kashmir from time to time and it is an fact now Kashmiri people have lost all sorts of trust and faith in India,” Wajahat Habibullah told Kashmir based news agency CNS and added that Kashmir is a big blot on the Indian political system.