The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the criminal silence adopted by the international community and the UN on the grim situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir has emboldened India to continue with its atrocities on the Kashmiris.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India was victimizing the Kashmiris for challenging its illegal occupation of their homeland. He said that extrajudicial killings, fake encounters, arbitrary arrests and torture of innocent people and molestation of women by Indian troops have become a routine matter in the occupied territory. The spokesman deplored that the international community has turned a blind eye to these Indian brutalities. He urged the UN to impress upon New Delhi to respect the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and give them their inalienable right to self-determination without any further delay.
Meanwhile, New Delhi-controlled State Investigation Agency has attached more properties belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami at different locations in the Kashmir Valley. An official told the media that the properties were attached in Sirhama, Viddy Srigufwara and Arwani areas of Islamabad district and in main town Kulgam. It is to mention here that the Indian authorities are confiscating the properties of pro-freedom people and Jamaat-e-Islami in IIOJK to punish them for their role in the ongoing freedom movement. The SIA has identified as many as 188 properties of JI across the occupied territory that have either been seized or are under the process of seizure.
Indian troops continued their cordon and search operations in different areas of Kupwara, Islamabad, Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi, Jammu, Kishtwar, Doda and Samba districts. The troops subjected the residents including women and children to severe intimidation and harassment.
APHC leader Farida Bahenji in a statement in Srinagar paid rich tributes to noted freedom activist, Sajjad Ahmed Kino, on the eve of his martyrdom anniversary. She said the Kashmiri martyrs’ sacrifices will not be allowed to go waste and their mission will be accomplished at all costs. Indian troops had martyred Sajjad Kenu of Islamabad town on January 08 in 1996.
On the other hand, over three dozen troops of Indian Border Security Force were injured in a road accident in the Indian state of Nagaland. The accident occurred when a bus carrying the BSF troops to Zunheboto town for election duty fell into a deep gorge near Doyang River.—KMS