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Woman beaten by husband for giving birth to baby girl, harassed since last 15 years in Srinagar

Wahid Bhat

SRINAGAR, MAY 20 (): Subreen (Name changed) has been filmed apparently being beaten by her in-laws and her husband for giving birth to a girl. While speaking to News Agency Press Trust of Kashmir the victim said, “In 2004 i married to Khursheed Ahmad resident of Nowhatta Srinagar. He is beating me for giving birth to a girl”. She said that from last 15 years she has faced lot of harassment and physical violence.

She added, “Before marriage, the family of Khursheed said that he is well educated but after marriage i came to know that he is illiterate”. She said that her husband did nothing for their baby girl and now i am struggling for everything. She said right from the first week of the marriage, her husband began mistreating her. “He would beat her and ask her to get money from her family so that he can start his business”, she said.

She added that later after the birth of baby girl they left me adding, “I am living in a single room and take care of my children”. She alleges that her husband’s family had treated her with violence and always demand for dowry and much more. She added that the in-laws would also beat her regularly but I never uttered a word and hoped that things might change. “That was my biggest mistake. I should have informed about this to my family”.

She added that she was tortured both physically and emotionally. She only told us when it was unbearable for her.” She further added “In the beginning, I just used to receive jibes from my in-laws for not bringing enough dowries. Then they started beating me up every day,” victim says. She added that her husband and his family been beaten her number of times.

“She lived with the abuse and mental torture for 12 years, but this did not stop her husband to throw her out of his house with her daughter and now she is living in a single room in Nowhata” she added. She added, “My daughter is my son she is doing well now and she is studying and will do respectable jobs in future. I know she will take care of me”. She added i want to tell everyone that daughters are not a burden, they are a blessing. ()

Three Rebles, army personnel, civilian killed in Pulwama gunfight

SRINAGAR, MAY 16 : Three rebels, an army personnel and a civilian have been killed during a gunfight that ensued in predawn hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama village on Thursday.

Besides three army soldiers and a civilian were injured during the gunfight and were shifted to hospitals. The gunfight started after a joint team of government forces including army’s 55 RR and Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off Dalipora village of Pulwama district after inputs about presence of militants in the area.

A police official said that as government forces zeroed in on the location where militants were suspected to be hiding, the militants fired upon government forces triggering a gunfight.

During the exchange of fire three militants were killed while three army personnel and a civilian were injured. The injured one among the injured army personnel succumbed to injuries in Army’s 92 base Srinagar hospital.

He said the bodies of slain militants have been retrieved, however, “militants were identified as Naseer Pandith of Kareemabad Pulwama, Umar Mir of Shopian and from the incriminating material recovered from the site of encounter, one rebels has been identified as a Pakistani namely Khalid”.

According to the police records, the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed militant outfit JeM. “They were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. Several crime cases were registered against them,” said police spokesman.

“As per police records Naseer Pandith had a long history of terror crime records before joining the rebel organization and several crime cases were registered against him for planning and executing attacks in the area after joining proscribed terror outfit JeM. He was also involved in the killing of a policeman Mohammad Yaqoob Shah of Pulwama in 2018 on the eve of Eid. He was also involved in some weapon snatching incidents reported from the area besides several cases were registered against him for his criminal activities including case FIR No 30/15 & 277/14 under NDPS Act and a case FIR No 25/16 pertaining to forgery,” he said.

Similarly, Khalid who was operating as commander of proscribed rebel outfit JeM was involved in several attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities in the area.. Umar Mir was also involved in several terror attacks and was part of groups responsible for attacks on security forces,” he added.

“Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crime cases,” he said.

The injured civilian has been identified as Younis Ahmed Dar, a resident of Dalipora. As the gunfight started local youths hit the streets and pelted government forces with stones and bricks. The forces responded by firing tear smoke shells and pellets. The clashes, according to locals continued for several hours.

Meanwhile, the district authorities have imposed curfew in main town Pulwama and internet services have also been snapped as a precautionary measure.

However, witnesses said, despite curfew clashes intensified around the gunfight site and at some other places.

Clashes, protests continued for third consecutive day against Bandipora incident

Srinagar, May 14 : Clashes and protests continued for the third consecutive day in the Valley over the alleged rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Some of the areas in Srinagar however remained under restrictions that include Zadibal, Hasnabad, Alamgari Bazar and other adjoining areas.

Clashes erupted outside Bemina Degree College and Amar Singh College, Srinagar today. The clashes erupted following the protests by the students against Bandipora incident.

Students of Amar Singh College staged protests inside College promises and tried to move outside to carry out a protest march.

However, police deployed outside the College barred them from carrying out the protest, following which the students pelted them with stones, which was retaliated by disbursing tear gas canisters, triggering clashes.

Clashes also erupted near Bemina Degree College between students and JK Police after the campus erupted in massive protest.

The students of Degree College pelted stones on the government forces during which they used tear gas canisters to disperse them.

Meanwhile, the students of Law College here also staged a protest at Srinagar’s Press Enclave, demanding stringent action against the involved person in Bandipora rape case.

The students of Law College here raised slogans in favour of justice and said stern punishment should be taken against the culprit.

Moreover, the students of SP College here also carried out a protest rally towards Srinagar’s Press Enclave. The students carrying placards, raised slogans against the accused, demanding stringent action against him.

The Ladakhis residing in Hawal area of Srinagar also staged a protest against the incident, terming it as shameful and unfortunate.

They said that the involved person should be dealt with strictly, adding that the action against him should remain a lesson for everyone.

Meanwhile, the students of Kashmir University (KU) of different departments also staged a protest inside the varsity campus against Bandipora incident.

The protesting students raised slogans in favour of justice and stern punishment against the involved person.

The students said that they will not tolerate such kind of acts in the society, adding that stern punishment should be taken against the culprit

Moreover, Degree College Kangan students also staged a protest in Kangan against the incident.

Scores of students marched from their campus Margund to main Market Kangan and staged a sit-in at Main Chowk Kangan, in solidarity with the victim.

The students from north Kashmir’s Boniyar, Uri also carried out a protest rally and demanded that stringent punishment against the culprit.

The students from Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district also staged a protest against the incident, terming it as unfortunate. The students raised slogans in favour of justice and demanded action against the culprit.

Sumbal tragedy shameful for all of us: JKDFP

Srinagar, May 13 : While expressing shock over the Sumbal tragedy, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that had culprits of such heinous crimes been punished sternly in past, Sumbal tragedy would not have taken place. Giving example of Kathua tragedy, JKDFP said that had culprits been given stern punishment, it would have worked and the anti-human elements would have thought twice before carrying out their inhuman act at Sumbal. The party however, said that majority of the Kashmiri youth are living pious lives but some black sheep are bringing bad name for the whole society.

The JKDFP Spokesperson said in a statement that what happened in Sumbal is a shame for all of us. We must hang our heads in shame and think seriously how such heartless criminals are reined, who are time and again injuring our soul and heart. It is important to give this issue a serious thought and decide the future course of action. We cannot escape by throwing responsibilities on one another however, if Police will perform its role positively and judiciary takes pains in conducting trials in such cases and issue stringent punishments for the culprits, there is every possibility that such shameful acts can be stopped. Is not this a fact that one and a half year has passed and judiciary is yet to decide the Kathua tragedy case? Such lethargy on institutional level is proving detrimental for the whole society because the handful of criminal minded people is truly taking the law for granted. The result is that we have to hang our heads in shame again and again. Hope that law enforcement agencies will realize their responsibilities and come forward with action instead of paperwork and mere statements

‘Exemplary election boycott observed by people of Kashmir a symbolic referendum against Indian subjugation’: Geelani

SRINAGAR, MAY 06 : Lauding the resolve and commitment of the people for not participating in the election drama under the heavy army siege, ailing chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that despite the armed crackdown, suffocating and obnoxious environment, Indian military might has miserably failed to convenience people of the state to repose faith in its “democratic institutions”.

Terming the exemplary election boycott observed by the people of Kashmir as a symbolic referendum against Indian subjugation, the veteran Hurriyat leader said that it is highly ridiculous on the part of India to make vain efforts to prove a military operation as a peaceful political exercise. Citing undeclared emergency and martial law on the eve of so-called parliamentary elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leader strongly condemned the barbaric attitude of India to strangulate the popular voice of right to self-determination by banning the political and religious organizations including Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front.

Pro-freedom leader also castigated the despotic and imperialistic approach adopted by India to turn Jammu and Kashmir into a hell like prison where innocent people not only get killed, maimed, blinded, ruthlessly beaten like animals, but also incarcerated randomly.

Taking a strong note of the India stubbornness and turning its blind eye to the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat leader regretted that India is trying to let loose a reign of terror in the nook and corner of the state by engaging its so-called investigative agencies like NIA and ED to malign the pious image of freedom movement.

Hurriyat chairman also condemned repeated summons by NIA to his grandson Anees-ul-Islam, whose father is in Tihar jail for the last 2 years. He said that Indian rulers have used its agencies as a war weapon to threaten and humiliate pro-freedom activists and their families. Delhi rulers have tarnished every fabric of decency, fair play and justice and to punish Kashmiries, they don’t even spare their innocent kids, he added.

Stressing on the early resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance in accordance with right to self-determination, the Hurriyat chairman expressed hope that India will shun its rigid stand and show its willingness to resolve this dispute at the earliest.

Complete shutdown observed across Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR, APR 23 : Complete shutdown observed in Kashmir Valley called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the “ill-treatment” meted out to the ailing incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik at New Delhi.

The shutdown was called by JRL against what they termed as NIA’s aggression and deteriorating health condition of JRL leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is also chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

Malik was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi after his health condition got deteriorated following his hunger strike over the ‘ill-treatment meted out to inmates in Tihar jail’.

JRl had also called for a shutdown against suspension of cross-LoC trade and highway ban on civilian traffic.

All the shops and other commercial establishments remained closed while as the vehicular movement was also thin on the roads.

Besides, witnesses said that police and paramilitary troopers were deployed in strength in Srinagar areas to thwart any possible protests today.

LS Polls 13.61% recorded in Islamabad

Srinagar, Apr 23 : LS Polls: PDP supporters thrash NC polling agent in Bijbehara

Shutdown affects normal life in valley

PDP supporters beat up National Conference polling agent at Bijbehara polling station. The NC agent alleges that he was checking for bogus voter while as the PDP workers say he was misbehaving with women voters.


The PDP supporters alleged that bogus voting was taking place at the polling booth.

Voting turnout in Islamabad has been low on Tuesday in the third phase of Lok Sabha election. While voting gradually increased in the rural and hilly areas, it remained very low in urban centres.

LS Polls: Mehbooba’s hometown Bijbehara records lowest voter turnout

Poll Percentage Breakup:Islamabad – 3.47%, Dooru – 17.28%, Kokernag – 19.36%, Shangus – 15.09%, Bijbehara – 2.04%, Pahalgam – 20.37%

If any untoward happens to Yasin Malik, New Delhi rulers shall have to face the consequences: Geelani

Srinagar, April 23 : All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani expressed his serious concernover the deteriorating health condition of incarcerated leader Mohammad Yasin Malik and warned if any untoward happens to him, New Delhi rulers shall have to face the consequences. He also condemned the continued grilling of his elder son Dr. Nayeem Geelani by NIA at New Delhi.

He said that people all over the world are fighting for their political rights but the state of Jammu & Kashmir is the only exception where the political voices are being crushed with judicial onslaught, registering sedition cases against them through their so-called and biased investigating agencies which are not spearing even family members of the resistance leaders.

Pro-freedom leader said that that even the brutalities have its own limits, beasts too get exhausted but Indian atrocities, their unjust behaviour and the iron fist seems to have no end. By crushing the legitimate movement through its military might, Indian authorities has tried its best to muzzle our voice—but has utterly failed to do so, and no power on earth particularly the Indian might, its brutality can never deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination, he said.

Seriously concerned about the plight of prisoners in and outside jails, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that government of India has waged war against Kashmiries on every front. Daily killings by “operation all out” has put every conscious individual within the firing range of coercive measures. In the deceitful narrative of hyper nationalism, to pave the way to grab power, Delhi rulers have flooded its prisoners by Kashmiries. They sell their aggressive posture, through their paid media houses to befool their vote bank.

He said that many pro-freedom people are arrested in the name of “Terror Funding”, and are languished in Tihar jail without any legal aid which includes Mohammad Yaseen Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dr. G. M. Bhat, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad and businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali. Even the females Syeda Asia Indrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen are not spared. They too face the wrath of oppression and are lodged in far-flung jails in India particularly Tihar jail.

Hurriyat chairman said that Indian rulers have themselves made a joke of their so-called democracy and court decisions are influenced by the region and faith of the accused amounting to gross judicial activism, the recent example of which is the rejection of the bail granted by Delhi High Court in favour of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali, which was not only surprising but puts a big question mark on the free and fair legal system of World’s so-called largest democracy. Although in past also our people have faced the biased judicial system to satisfy their collective conscious, but recent media outburst of four senior Supreme Court judges, speaks volumes of favoritism and political influence in judiciary.

He said that on one hand Samjota Express bomb blast accused, even after accepting his crime, is bailed out, just because those killed were from a particular religion and region, and on the other hand every conscious Kashmiri, not willing to became the turncoat and stooges of the ruling class, is intimidated, maimed, arrested and even eliminated.

Pro-freedom leader said our prisoners are making history with their courage, steadfastness, patience and commitment, particularly those facing life imprisonment like Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Khan Sharyati, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Bilal Ahmad Kota, Bashir Ahmad Baba, Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Ali Mohammad Bhat, Latief Ahmad Waja, Mirza Nisar, Ab. Gani Goni, Mehmood Topiwala, Javed Ahmad Khan, Parvez Ahmad Mir, Gh. Mohammad Bhat, Dr. Waseem and others.

Those facing the notorious PSA, imported by our political vultures, more than 35 times like Masarat Aalam Bhat and others like Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Gani Bhat, Moulana Sarjan Barkati etc and recently Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Dr. Hameed Fayaz, Advocate Zahid Ali, Moulana Mushtaq Veeri and others.

He said that now Srinagar Central Jail also bears a look of Tihar, where relatives of detenues are kept waiting for hours together in name of questioning and frisking and then made to see their loved ones behind the two layer iron net, which is distressing for both prisoners and the relatives particularly kids.

Hurriyat chairman, appealed the international community, prisoner’s rights forums and human rights bodies, to compel Indian authorities to, at least honour and obey their own laws and stop the revengeful attitude towards the political prisoners.

He said that arrest, jails and other curbs are part on any freedom struggle, but the nation which itself has faced this wrath and has recently came out of the yoke of slavery, was not expected to behave as ruthless and beastly for those fighting for the their basic and fundamental rights.