In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two youth in Islamabad district.
The youth identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar and Abid Hussain Butt were killed after Indian forces blasted a house with explosive material during a cordon and search operation in Lal Chowk area of Islamabad town. The house destroyed in the blast in Islamabad town, today, belonged to Ummat-e-Islami newly-appointed General Secretary, Waheed Ahmed Khan. The killing triggered anti-India protests in the town. Several people were injured in forces’ action against the protesters. The authorities suspended Internet and train services in South Kashmir.
Senior APHC leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai addressing a function in Srinagar stressed that ‘Freedom from India’ should serve as the basis of unity among all pro-freedom organizations. He said the Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different jails of India have been detained on frivolous charges and Indian courts have never been able to prove any charge against them.
APHC Secretary General, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in a statement in Srinagar said that New Delhi had waged a war on innocent civilians in Kashmir.
Forensic Science Laboratory has established that the nomadic Muslim girl from Kathua, Aasifa, was sedated before being raped and murdered by seven Hindu culprits during captivity. She was kidnapped on January 10 and her body was found on January 17 near Rasana village in Kathua district.
In London, the United Nations human rights report on Kashmir, released last month, was raised in the British House of Lords and the members called on their government to take steps for implementation of the recommendations. Lord Qurban Hussain took up the issue in the Upper House of Parliament, calling upon the UK government to facilitate an independent international inquiry into rights abuses in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He was joined by a fellow member Lord Nazir Ahmed, who said it was the UK’s responsibility as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to defend and protect human rights around the world.