Tag: Kashmir Media Service

HR body seeks report on Shopian girl’s killing

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Shopian and the Deputy Commissioner of Shopian to file a detailed compliance report within two weeks to answer how a teenage girl, namely Saima Wani, was hit by a bullet during an operation in Shopian district on January 24 and ultimately succumbed to her injuries on February 10. The Commission also directed the officers concerned to file a report on standard operating procedures adopted by forces during any untoward incident. A petition filed by human rights activist,

Fresh arrests of innocent youth condemned

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the fresh spree of crackdowns and nocturnal raids by the Indian troops against the innocent Kashmiri youth. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the troops had unleashed a reign of terror against the civilian youth. The APHC chairman said the youth are arrested, caged and subjected to extreme physical torture. However, he reiterated that all such brutal Indian tactics could never dissuade the Kashmiris from pursuing their inalienable right to self-determination. Three

Gilani condemns fresh arrest of innocent youth in IOK

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the fresh crackdown and nocturnal raids against the innocent Kashmiri youth by the Indian forces. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Police are unleashing a reign of terror over innocent civilians, which is highly condemnable.” “In a desperate move to gain favours from their higher ups they are surpassing all limits to prove themselves as more loyal than king,” he added. “Innocent youths were arrested from Pulwama, Koil Seran, Sopore and Baramulla. During

Indian media reprimanded for misreporting Kathua tragedy

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, objecting strongly to the language of a biased section of the Indian media while reporting on the rape and murder of the eight-year-old Kathua girl, Aasifa, the police said the media spread baseless and factually incorrect information to mislead the public. Inspector General of Crime Branch Afhad-ul-Mujtaba in a statement in Srinagar said, “A section of media spread baseless information that the hymen of the child could have broken due to horse riding, cycling which is not possible in case of an 8-year-old girl.” Moreover, he added, the medical records have confirmed

Kathua trial be conducted or monitored by HC: HCBA

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has demanded the trial of Kathua rape and murder either by High Court or monitored by it to meet the parameters of justice, otherwise justice may remain to elusive in the case. The HCBA General Secretary, G N Shaheen in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Coalition regime of pro-India BJP and PDP being equal partners in the crime and escalation of communal flare up to protect the criminals and the conspirators are bent upon to derail course of law and justice.” He said the master

Aasiya, aides shifted to Srinagar central jail

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have shifted Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) Chief Aasiya Andrabi along with her four party activists, arrested last night, to Srinagar central jail on eight days judicial remand. Aasiya Andrabi along with her four activists was arrested during a raid at Anchidoora area of Islamabad, last night,” a police officer said. Among arrested aides include Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi. Aasiya Andrabi and the activists were held for their alleged role in female student protests in the town, the police officer claimed. “In this connection, a case was registered against them,” the officer

College principals say police disrupt peaceful protests

Srinagar, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, principals of various colleges have said that the interference by Indian police in student protests is the main cause of unrest in and outside campuses. The principals informed puppet Education Minister Altaf Bukhari during a meeting in Srinagar. Bukhari met the principals at a meeting held to work out ways to ensure normal functioning of schools and colleges. The meeting was held in the wake forceful protests by students for the past two weeks against the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old child in Kathua. The principals told the meeting that

Sinha quits BJP, says democracy under threat

Patna, April 22, 2018 (PPI-OT): Former Indian minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been a vocal critic of the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership and the government, has quit the party saying that there is a threat to democracy under the present dispensation. The 80-year-old dissident BJP leader made the announcement during a meeting in Patna. The meeting was also attended by opposition leaders from the Congress. “I have had a long association with the BJP. Today I am severing my ties with the BJP,” Sinha, who held finance and external affairs portfolios in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, made

DFP condemns fresh arrest spree in Pulwama

Srinagar, April 21, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has condemned the fresh arrest spree unleashed by the Indian police in Pulwama district. The DFP in a statement issued in Srinagar said that 11 youth had been arrested by the police during the past few days in Pulwama for taking part in protests. Condemning the arrests it said, protest is a democratic right of every citizen and snatching this right will further push the youth to wall. The arrests also affect the educational career of the youth as police always book them under