Jammu Kashmir Police Monday arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping of a minor girl in district Kulgam on January 21.
An FIR has been lodged under sections 363, 120B of Indian Penal Code and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to probe the case.
On January 29, parents of a minor filed a missing report in Kulgam Police Station naming three persons as conspirators in her kidnapping.
On receiving the complaint, Police swung into action and recovered the girl with 24 hours.
The victim alleges that she was drugged by mixing pills in her tea and then molested.
“They drugged me and filmed me with a man.
“A woman even threatened and blackmailed to release the video on Facebook if I did not listen to her,” minor said.
“I was so scared that I could not even tell my family about my condition,” girl added.
She also said that she has been blackmailed and taken to Jammu many times and added that same thing is being done to other girls as well.
Demanding action against culprits, the victim said, “My life has been ruined, but I don’t want the same to happen to other girls.”
Clashes erupted in South Kashmir's Hawoora Mishpora village of Qaimoh area of Kulgam Districts early morning today after government forces launched cordon and Search Operation in the area, as per sources some gunshots were heard when Army entered the area resulting injury of one youth identified as Arif Ahmed Lone son Of Abdul Rasheed who has been shifted to District Hospital Islamabad sources confirmed that Arif got bullet on his face and condition was not stable, soon after the incident clashes erupted which are continue when this report was being filled.
The Government Forces on Saturday Launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Asthal area of Southern Kashmir's Kulgam District.
Following a Specific Input about the presence of Militants in the area, the operation was launched in the area, sources said.
The Operation was going on when this report was filed.
A National Conference (MLA) from southern Kashmir on Monday questioned the wisdom to allegedly target the families of militants in Kashmir Valley.
As soon as the Legislative Assembly resumed business this morning, MLA Homshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Larmi, raised the “point of information” flaunting a newspaper alleging that certain families were targeted by government forces on Sunday in Redwani area of Kulgam.
“The forces have damaged the houses and vehicles and the cost of damages is not less than Rs 30 lakh each,” Larmi told the house.
“Why does it happen every day,” he asked the chief minister who was present in the house. “There is total loss of properties. If anyone is militant, what is the crime of his family or any of his relative,” he asked the government pressing chief minister to look in to the matter.
“I do not want to create scene everyday but I am forced to,” he added.
“When I can’t talk about my people in this house then where shall I go?”
The Government forces resorted to vandalism in South Kashmir's Redwani village in Kulgam District on Saturday night.
The Locals while speaking to The Kashmiriyat said that Army launched a Cordon and Search Operation in the area, post which they barged into the houses of locals and started vandalizing the property of locals.
"They entered into the houses and smashed everything including windows, doors, vehicles whatever met their eye," an eye witness told The Kashmiriyat.
A cordon and search operation had been launched in the locality on Saturday evening after which clashes began in the area between civilians and Government forces.
The Government forces had also fired in the air to disperse the protesters, however to no avail.
"The Army entered into our houses only to take satisfy their ego as they had failed to find anything during the search operation they conducted," the local said.
Hundreds of Youth Shouting pro Freedom and Pro Militancy Slogans came out on the streets after Government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Redwani area of Kulgam in South Kashmir.
Sources told The Kashmiriyat that Government forces including RR of Indian Army, SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police and CRPF launched an operation after detecting militant movement in the area.
The Government forces initiated a search operation however scores of youth started pelting stones upon them to disrupt the operation.
The Government forces fired in the air to disperse the protesters, Locals told The Kashmiriyat.
however the clashes were going on when this report was filed.
Defying Restrictions and Police Patrols, Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir reached the Khudwani area in Quimoh of Kulgam District in South Kashmir post Friday prayers today. Mirwaiz Yasir in the area was welcomed with Pro Islam and Pro Freedom slogans. He initially visited the house of Farhan Wani (16 year old Hizb) boy who was killed in the Kokernag Encounter and from there he led a Pro Freedom rally till the home of civilian Khalid who was killed in Khudwani at the hands of Government Forces.
The Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir today expressing anguish over continuous killings said the Indian state is not looking for peace in Kashmir. "It has an ego and conscience to satisfy and both are satisfied only by Kashmiri Blood," Mirwaiz Yasir said. He said it is a high time for Indian common people to stop playing in the hands of their politicians who are befooling them in the name of terrorism, nationalism to deviate their attention from the primary issues or the issues of basic Governance. Mirwaiz Yasir said Kashmiri people are willingly giving up sacrifices for the cause of Freedom of Kashmir, the issues globally accepted and recognized.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said that everybody needs to understand that the armed rebels are a part and parcel of this society. "Militants are our Kashmiri brethren who have taken up arms for their people," Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said. Mirwaiz Yasir said that the state rather than running a parallel agenda to befool its own citizens should accept the real one which is that these Kashmiri men have been pushed to take up arms due to the denial of space for dissent and the lack of political commitment to resolve the dispute.
He said because of the political failures young people in Kashmir irrespective of gender do not shy away from showing their support to militancy, and stone throwing at encounter sites is merely an outcome of these constant failures. "Civilian Killings by any excuses cannot be justified," Mirwaiz Yasir said. The Civilian was going to deposit his exam form and the Government Forces fired at him unprovoked. "His Father is a poor man, I spoke to him, how many more sons their fathers have to Give before India satisfies its blood conscience," Mirwaiz Yasir asked.
He asked the people to refrain from contesting the elections be it any. He said Panchayat members over the years have been the most endangered species in Kashmir however despite that the Lawmakers cannot avail them security. It shows that the Government is not concerned about their lives but merely beating the drum of election to impress the Central Government and the Indian state to the world community. "If God is the Savior as the Local Government says, why do the lawmakers need security?" Mirwaiz Yasir asked.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said a seriousness is needed to resolve the blood drenched dispute and India and Pakistan need to come on the dialogue table, rather than appointing track 2 as the solution. "The Track-2 as intended to can contain a ground situation, but India needs to understand that there can be mo solution without the involvement of Kashmiris and Pakistan. "The worst sufferers in the war between India and Pakistan are the Kashmiri people," Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said.
Mirwaiz Yasir urged the human rights bodies to look into the grave human rights violations that the Government Forces have been committing in the name of Cordon and Search Operations, Maintaining law and Order. Mirwaiz said the reports of civilian harassments from the dungeons of South Kashmir reach to him daily, he said the forces have been committing excesses in the name of conducting Anti Militancy Operations.
Mirwaiz at last demanded the release of Sarjan Barkati and other political prisoners including Shabir Shah, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Mohammed Qasim Faktoo, Masrat Alam, Mushtaq ul Islam, Nayeem Khan, Mohammed Shafi Sariyati, Mehmood Topiwal, Fayaz Ahmed Talaq, Irfan Ahmed Khan, Mohammed Ashraf Peer and others.