Incarcerated senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has expressed serious concern over the surge in Indian state terrorism in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail strongly denounced the unabated killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian troops and illegal confiscation of civilians’ properties by the occupation authorities in the territory. He said innocent people are being harassed and humiliated during cordon and search operations, whereas killing of youth in fake encounters, enforced disappearances and confiscation of civilians’ properties are being used by India as a war tactic to suppress Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination. He appealed to the international community to hold India accountable for its brutalities on innocent Kashmiri people.
Indian police arrested four innocent Kashmiri youth in Awantipora area of Pulwama district. The arrested youth were identified as Karamatullah Reshi, Suhail Bashir Ganai, Aadil Ghani Lone and Irshad Ahmed Kumar.
An Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in the Dignibal area of Ganderbal district. This incident raised the number of such deaths amongst Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory to 559 since January 2007 till date.
On the other hand, Dukhtaran-e-Millat headed by illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Aasiya Andrabi, has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the banning of the organization by the Indian government under draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The prominent women organization Dukhtaran-e-Millat in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir was banned by the Indian government on December 30 in 2004 under the UAPA. The DeM Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, who was arrested by India’s National Investigation Agency in a false case in 2018, is presently lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
The police in Chikkamagalur city of the Indian state of Karnataka arrested four minors for celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the ongoing T20 World Cup match. The police said that the boys had shouted pro-Pakistan slogans at N.R. Pura near Balehonnur on November 9 after Pakistan beat New Zealand and qualified for the final.
European parliamentarians, officials and IT experts at a conference in London warned that the social media users in India can manipulate the digital information environment for political and ideological propaganda. They said India is undergoing a troll farm arms race and warned that neither the Indian government nor social media platforms have taken adequate steps to address information manipulation in India. The conference was moderated by Member of the European Parliament Marketa Gregorova and streamed online.—KMS