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Kashmir government asked to pay Rs.500,000 for death in custody

Posted by Admin on August 27, 2009

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay Rs.500,000 to the family of a man who was allegedly “tortured” and electrocuted six years ago by the state police.

The NHRC has also asked the state government to submit within two months a compliance report with proof of payment made to the victim’s family.

Mohan Lal of Amritsar was arrested by the police July 1, 2003, from Jammu for his alleged involvement in a burglary case.

“He was tortured during the interrogation following which he died on July 2, 2003, in the Police Line Hospital of Jammu. The first postmortem conducted at Government Medical College Jammu disclosed 16 ante-mortem (fatal) injuries on Mohan Lal’s body,” the rights body said in a statement.

Lal’s relatives then took his body to Amritsar and did a second autopsy which “revealed that there were 41 ante-mortem injuries, including six marks of electric shocks”, the statement added.

The commission, which took up the matter on a complaint filed by human rights activist Suhas Chakma, issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government.

“The state government failed to submit reply to the notice,” the statement said, adding that the commission then recommended that the Jammu and Kashmir government pay monetary relief of Rs.500,000 to the deceased’s next of kin.
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Kashmiris to continue liberation movement: JKLF

Posted by Admin on August 27, 2009

Srinagar, Aug 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front has said that the people of Kashmir will continue their liberation struggle till its logical end.

The JKLF Acting Chairman, Bashir Ahmad Butt Bashir Ahmad Butt, while addressing a public gathering at Bihama Chowk in Ganderbal, said that lakhs of people had offered supreme sacrifices of their lives since 1947 for the Kashmir cause and their mission would be accomplished at all costs.

“We can’t forget their sacrifices and will take their mission, which is their trust with us, to its logical end. We are trustees of the martyrdom of all martyrs including Shaheed Muhamamd Maqbool Butt, Ashfaq Majid Wani, Sheikh Abdul Hamid,” he added.

The party leaders, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and Noor Muhammad Kalwal also spoke on the occasion. »

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Jammu & Kashmir: Mason shot at by troopers

Posted by Admin on August 10, 2009

agonykashmirWasim Khalid
Srinagar August 9:
Massive late night protests broke out in North Kashmir’s Kupwara after a man was allegedly shot at by the troopers outside his home.
The villagers told Rising Kashmir that the incident happened at around 10.30 pm in Chak Keegam village, Dragmulla in border district of Kupwara when a person Ghulam Ahmad Magay was shot at by army personnel.

“Magray was returning to home on a bike,” a villager, Bashir Ahmad said. “As soon he reached the gate of his house, the trooper fired at him. He fell on the ground”.
Ahmad said, “After hearing screams of Magray, the villagers came out of their houses. Seeing large number of people rushing towards the area, the troopers fled from the spot”.
“We shifted him to district hospital Kupwara, where from doctors referred him to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment,” he said.

The villagers said, later, army commander visited the village and tried to pacify the angry villagers. “However, after witnessing the rage, he fled back,” Ahmad said.
The villagers have kept the lone empty cartridge with them.

After the incident, massive demonstrations took place with the people raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. When contacted defence spokesman Lt Col J S Brar said he has go no information of the incident.

SSP Kupwara Uttam Chand told Rising Kashmir that Magray, a mason by profession, is out of danger. “He will survive as the bullet has hit his left forearm. He has been shifted to Srinagar hospital,” added SSP.

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HP, Uttarakand’s no for forces to J&K halts CRPF withdrawal

Posted by Admin on August 10, 2009

greyhound_shoot_teamSrinagar: Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have decided against providing India Reserve Police (IRP) to Jammu and Kashmir, thus putting a temporary halt on shifting four more battalions of the CRPF from the state for fighting Left-wing extremism in other parts of the country.

After withdrawal of five battalions (5,000 personnel) from the Kashmir valley, four more were to be moved out from Baderwah, Gandoh, Poonch and Rajouri areas of Jammu region and replaced by India Reserve Police forces to be provided by Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana, official sources said.

While Punjab and Haryana have agreed, the other two states cited law and order problem and decided against it.

The shifting of the CRPF is part of Centre’s plan to move out at least 23 battalions of paramilitary forces and shift them to left wing extremism-affected areas outside the state.

This includes 16 battalions of the CRPF-10 from Kashmir valley and six from other areas, five of Border Security Force and two of Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

Sources in the Home Ministry said they wanted to have the CRPF battalions before August 13 so that they could undergo an Army training before being shifted to the naxal-affected areas. Samaya Live

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British Kashmiris will observe Indian Independence day as Black Day

Posted by Admin on August 6, 2009

kashmir5885LONDON, Aug 5 (APP)- The British Kashmiris will observe August 15 India’s Independence Day as a Black day by staging rally outside the Indian diplomatic mission.The call made by All Parties International Kashmir Coordination Committee has been endorsed by the Advisory Council of Kashmir Centre London which has appealed to all British Kashmiris to make it successful and participate in greater numbers.

“This symbolic protest is being staged for continued denial of rights and fundamental freedoms to the people of Jammu and Kashmir living under Indian occupation,” a statement said.

Prof. Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Director, Kashmir Centre, said on this day the continued detention of Kashmiri leaders will also be highlighted and memorandum on behalf of British Kashmiris handed over to Indian High commission in Central London.

He also expressed great concern on the deteriorating health of prominent Kashmir leaders Sayed Ali Geelani and Shabbir Ahmed Shah under house arrest in Srinagar. AP

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