Efforts to shield Indian rapist SPO deplored

Monday – March 5, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) the all parties hurriyat conference (APHC) chairman Syed Ali Gilani on Sunday criticised the puppet IOK chief minister (CM) Mehbooba Mufti for her criminal silence over rape and murder of an eight-years-old girl, Asifa by a special police officer (SPO) from Kathua district.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), Gilani deplored the efforts being made by the puppet IOK administration to shield the real culprits.

The employees joint consultative committee, in a statement, announced to launch an agitation in case puppet IOK administration fails to deliver justice to the victim girl.

Indian forces arrested three people, including an elderly man, during nocturnal raids in Hajin area of north IOK’s Bandipora district. The detainees have been identified as 75-years-old Sanaullah Butt, Mohammad Umar Dar and Gowhar Ahmad Parray.

IOK origin ambassador Yusuf Buch during a meeting with world Kashmir awareness forum (WKAF) secretary general Ghulam Nabi Fai, said that Kashmir had never felt itself to be part of India before 1947 and feels even less so after its forcible seizure by the Indian troops.

Meanwhile, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik condemned the shifting of illegally detained hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Mohammad Shafi Shariati and others from Srinagar central jail to jails in Jammu terming the move as manifestation of “blatant political vengeance”.

JRL leadership in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, on Sunday, said that the puppet IOK authorities were shifting the political prisoners outside the jails of the IOK valley to appease their masters in New Delhi.

The leaders described the act as a kind of State terrorism, and urged international human rights organisations including amnesty international (AI), Asia watch and international committee of red cross (ICRC) to play their role for mitigation of the sufferings of the IOK detainees.

The JRL called for a “complete shutdown” across the IOK on ‘Wednesday’ against Indian authorities’ inhuman, undemocratic and revengeful attitude towards the political prisoners.

Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo who completed 25 years in prison last month has been shifted to district jail in Udhampur, while Mohammad Shafi Shariati to sub-jail Hiranagar in Kathua district. Shariati was arrested in 2011.