In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 17 Kashmiris in the last month of September.
According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those martyred 10 youth were killed in fake encounters. During the month, 7 youth were critically injured due to the use of brute force by Indian police and paramilitary personnel in the territory. At least 140 civilians including religious leaders, youth and social and political activists were arrested and most of them were booked under black laws, Public Safety Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The troops also destroyed four residential houses during 162 cordon and search operations in the month.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Indian brutalities cannot force the Kashmiris to surrender their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He appealed to the international community to come forward in a big way and play its role in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian wrath.
Meanwhile, the family of illegally detained APHC leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah, who has been diagnosed with cancer, has demanded his immediate release. Altaf Shah’s daughter and Kashmiri journalist, Ruwa Shah, in a tweet said her incarcerated father has been diagnosed with acute renal cancer which has metastasis and has spread to his other body parts including bones. She requested the Indian authorities on behalf of her entire family to allow them to see him and consider his bail application on health grounds. Altaf Ahmad Shah has been undergoing illegal detention at New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail for the last over five years.
The occupation authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength across IIOJK in the name of security measures ahead of Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah’s visit, to the territory. Amit Shah is visiting IIOJK for two days from Tuesday. Indian troops conducted a massive cordon and search operation in several areas of Kathua district in the Jammu region.
On the other hand, hinting at victimization of its opponents in IIOJK, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah, will be in jail very soon. The BJP General Secretary in-charge of IIOJK chapter Sunil Sharma in an interview said the next Chief Minister of IIOJK will be from the saffron party. He claimed that while BJP will be in power in the occupied territory and Farooq Abdullah will be counting his losses sitting in jail.—KMS