Disallowing peaceful protests deserves highest form of condemnation: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar, Dec 06 : Expressing serious concern over the massive crackdown on pro freedom leaders and activists and trade body representatives across Kashmir Valley, Hurriyat (M) spokesman on Thursday said even holding peaceful candle light vigil and sit-ins has become an eye sore for the rulers as those taking part in human rights week (December 3 to December 9) are arrested and lodged in jails as well as political workers and activists are being harassed as raids by the police are increasing day by day.
Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that government action of disallowing peaceful protests by using military might deserves highest form of condemnation.
“The government forces are scuttling every single program of the resistance camp and trade bodies aimed at highlighting the grave human rights scenario in Kashmir,” he said, condemning the arrest of senior Hurriyat leader Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Co-Chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar, Vice Chairman Ajaz Ahmed Shahdhar.
He said those claiming to be the champions of freedom of speech and democracy are themselves turning out to be the ‘worst ever violators’ of the people’s rights as every single voice raised to highlight pain and miseries of Kashmiri people is crushed through military power.
“Ahead of the world human rights day all the top resistance leadership stands caged either in their homes or in the jails and police lockups that include Syed Ali Geelani , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik besides scores of Hurriyat activists which is nothing but the sheer political vendetta,” he said.
He said world community is already aware of the worst human rights situation in Kashmir and that it’s time for building pressure on New Delhi stop ‘oppression and endless atrocities’ inflicted on the peace loving people.
The spokesman said bloodshed and the prevailing instability in Kashmir is only because of the lingering Kashmir dispute and time is ripe for Delhi to address it once and for all.

Crime Branch books revenue officials, land broker for duping innocents of their valuables

Srinagar, Dec 06 : Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday claimed to have booked revenue officials and land broker for duping innocents, of their valuables.
CB said that it received a complaint from one Humayun Ashraf Lone, stating therein that he has purchased a piece of land measuring one kanal situated at Mouza Rawal-Pora, Tehsil Budgam, from Farooq Ahmad Sofi, through land broker Nazir Ahmad Dar, son of Gh. Ahmad Dar of Parraypora, Sgr, in the year 2007 and to this effect a sale deed was executed on 11.04.2007 between vendor and vendees before the Court of Sub-Registrar Budgam and one Mohammad Altaf Chowdary is claiming to have purchased the same plot in the year 2008 from the same land broker.
“A preliminary enquiry was initiated at Crime Branch Kashmir, Srinagar. During the course of enquiry it was established that the land broker Nazir Ahmad Dar got the said land mutated under mutation No. 9615 but the same plot of land under Khasra No. 1612 was sold to another person namely Altaf Ahmad Wani @ Chowdary R/O Hari Singh High Street Srinagar by executing another sale deed in the Court thereby executing two sale deeds for one and the same plot of land,” the statement said.
In this way, the suspect Nazir Ahmad Dar (land broker), son of Gh. Mohammad Dar of Parray-Pora Baghat, in connivance with the revenue officials cheated the complainant Humayun Ashraf Lone as well as Altaf Ahmed Wani by grabbing their hard earned money, it added.

Hurriyat (G) leaders, activists organize candle light protests

Srinagar, Dec 06 : On the directions of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat leaders and activists on Thursday organized a candle light protests at Budgam and Magam respectively, as per the given JRL week long program on the eve of upcoming World Human Rights day (10 December).
“Authorities desperately trying to hide these gross human rights abuses by not even allowing the candle and torch protests and forcibly deprive the brutalized people to register their peaceful protests which are just aimed to invoking the attention on international community about the oppressive tactics unleashed by Indian forces in Kashmir valley,” Hurriyat (G) said we again reiterated our appeal to international community and all human rights organizations to take a serious note of such brazen Indian aggression on unarmed and defenseless Kashmiris and to make progressive efforts, rather than occasional condemnation, for the resolution of this long standing dispute as promised by the UN through its UNSC resolutions,” the statement added.
Hurriyat leaders said that the forces and police have unleashed yet another arrest spree to sabotage these peaceful protests, and so far hundreds of pro-freedom workers and youth have been arrested and restricted Hurriyat leadership to their houses and jails.