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Damhal South Kashmir - 'From 77% Turnout in 2014 To a Militancy Hot-Bed'

Sunday, 22 April 2018 11:15 Written by

April 22

There has been a Huge Rise in the number of youth from South Kashmir, taking up arms this year.

As The Kashmiriyat reported earlier, the latest one is Muzammil Ahmed Magray Son of Mohammed Afzal Magray, a resident of Watoo Manzgam in Kulgam who has recently posed with an Ak 47 Rifle.

The Photo is doing rounds on Social Networking sites including Facebook.

Muzammil had gone missing on the 15th of April after which we tried to find him everywhere, one of his family member told The Kashmiriyat.

“We also filed a Missing report in the Police station and the Police officials said they will investigate the matter,” a family member said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

The Manzgam area in located in Damhal that wore a festive look during the 2014 State Assembly Polls witnessed a voting percentage of 77.6.

Earlier, at least 7 youth from Damhal area were arrested when they were planning to Join Militant ranks, as per Police officials.

Gulzar Ahmed Padder, a youth from Takiya Adijan in Damhal was one of the first youth to pick up gun post elections of 2014 in the area, Sources informed The Kashmiriyat.

Amir Ramzan Tantray Son of Mohammed Ramzan Tantray resident Warpora Noorabad has also joined Militants this year.

Ata Mohammed Malik another who youth is in police custody was injured 16 November 2017, during a Gunfight in Kund area of Kulgam.

Aqib Bashir, a youth from here who was killed in Kachdoora encounter on April 01, this year.

“The area has undergone a massive transition from 2014 to now, during 2014 elections, the area wore a festive look, I remember,” a Damhal resident said.

But after the elections, youth have been participating in pro Freedom rallies, many taking up arms, he said.

During 2016 Uprising, a 21 year old girl, yasmeena was shot dead which angered people of the area and they attacked the Police station of the area and reportedly snatched 40 weapons from the Police station.

Another local informed The Kashmiriyat that after the killing of Aqib Bashir on April 1, thousands of people marched to Ringath  to pay tributes to the slain Militant.

“Such mass participation was witnessed during elections in 2014 here,” he said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

The Noorabad Damhal has been in the news for being the home to many prominent faces of Pro establishment groups including Sakina Itoo, Ex Social Welfare Minister, Wali Mohammed Itoo, former  speaker of Assembly, MLA and EX Minister of Food Control, Abdul Majeed Padder, Presently the MLA and Abdul Aziz Zarger, Agriculture Minister, PDP.

But the area is again in news, though the reasons are different this time.

As Indian Agencies have stated in the past that Local recruitments is a cause of worry, however Analysts believe that Indian Government has done less to check the same.

The Local Militants apart from gaining wide public support also attract more youth to join the Militant ranks through social media platforms.

Another Missing South Kashmir Youth Takes up Arms

Sunday, 22 April 2018 10:11 Written by

April 22

Amongst Growing Militancy in South Kashmir, another youth from Kulgam has joined Militant ranks.

Muzammil Ahmed Magray Son of Mohammed Afzal Magray, a resident of Watoo Manzgam in Kulgam has recently posed with an Ak 47 Rifle.

The Photo is doing rounds on Social Networking sites including Facebook.

Muzammil had gone missing on the 15th of April after which we tried to find him everywhere, one of his family member told The Kashmiriyat.

“We also filed a Missing report in the Police station and the Police officials said they will investigate the matter,” a family member said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

Muzammil as per the photo social Media has joined the Militant outfit, Hizb ul Mujhaideen.

Police officials posted in Kulgam told The Kashmiriyat that they are checking the genuineness of the photograph.

The Manzgam area in located in Damhal that wore a festive look during the 2014 State Assembly Polls witnessed a voting percentage of 77.6.

Earlier, at least 5 youth from Damhal area were arrested when they were planning to Join Militant ranks, as per Police officials.

As Indian Agencies have stated in the past that Local recruitments is a cause of worry, however Analysts believe that Indian Government has done less to check the same.

The Local Militants apart from gaining wide public support also attract more youth to join the Militant ranks through social media platforms.

CASO in Khudwani

Sunday, 22 April 2018 08:26 Written by

April 22

A cordon and Search Operation has been launched at Ganjipora Khudwani area in South Kashmir's Kulgam District on Sunday.

Officials told The Kashmiriyat that the operation was launched by 1 RR of Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu Kashmir police after receiving specific inputs about the presence of Militants in the area.

ALSO READ: Despite Several CASOs, Encounters, No Success Here- Know Why Khudwani is a 'No-Go Zone'

"A door to door search operation has been launched by Government Forces in the area," a local from Ganjipora told The Kashmiriyat.

Details emerging.

Road Accident in Kulgam, 2 Dead

Sunday, 15 April 2018 06:36 Written by

April 15

A Passenger vehicle turned turtle In Khurr Batpora area of South Kashmir's Kulgam District on Sunday.

In the Said accident two persons died on spot, Sources told The Kashmiriyat.

The deceased have been identified as Manzoor Ahmedd Wagay, a resident of Mazgam and Nazir Ahmed, a resident of Karoo.

 

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Two Missing Youth From Kulgam have Likely Joined Militants

Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:22 Written by

April 14

Two youth from Kulgam who went missing the last month have likely joined Militants, Sources said.

Youth identified as Shakir Gulzar Najar Son of Gulzar Ahmed Najar went Missing on 21st March this year after which his family filed a missing report in the local Police Station, Officials at Kulgam Police Station told The Kashmiriyat.

The 19 year old youth was pursuing Graduation from Government Degree College in Kulgam, Sources said while speaking to The Kashmiriyat.

Another youth Arif Ahmed Mir son of Nazir Ahmed Mir has also been missing since 22 March this year.

Arif, a 22 year old youth is a resident of Zangalpora area in Devsar of South Kashmir’s Kulgam District.

Officials at Police Station Devsar confirmed that his family has filed a missing complaint in the Police Station.

Both the boys have Reportedly Joined the Militant outfit, Lashkar e Taiba.

Officials however said they are still verifying if the two youth have joined Militants.

Drug Peddler Arrested in Kulgam, 14 Kilos of Drugs Recovered

Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:43 Written by

April 14

The Jammu Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 14 kilograms of poppy straw from his possession in Kulgam

A team led by SHO Qazigund Ather Samad laid a patrol at Upper Bazar Qazigund and arrested one suspected person who was carrying a nylon bag was intercepted and searched, Police said.

On search of the said person, 14 kilograms of poppy straw was recovered.

The man was identified as Salam Din son of Sher Khan resident of Maler Kotla, Punjab was arrested, the spokesman said.

A case was registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation taken up.

Khudwani Killings: Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir leads Rally in Khudwani, Thousands Attend

Friday, 13 April 2018 13:08 Written by

April 13

Tens of thousands of people led by Mirwaiz Qazi Ahmed Yasir defying the restrictions marched the streets of Khudwani in South Kashmir. Shouting Pro Islam and Pro Freedom slogans people including women demanded an end to the ongoing killing spree in Kashmir. Drone Cameras were used also used to detect the location of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir who had earlier defied Police Restrictions and reached the locality around 4 am in the morning along with a single aide. He later spent the rest of the time in the mosque.

People in large numbers shouting Pro Islam slogans reached the Mosque In the area in trucks, load carriers and Motorcycles where Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir addressed the gathering. He while addressing the Friday congregation praised the people of the area who have been showing resilience to brutal Indian Forces. Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said that India cannot defeat a nation where people come out in the night braving the hostile bullets amidst rain, thunders and storms to save the pillars of the struggle, Militants.

Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said that India taking about talks sounds to be a shame now. “The vengeance of New Delhi towards Kashmiris has rendered the institution of dialogue meaningless till India moves from the Policy of containment to management of Kashmir conflict towards engagement of stakeholders for the meaningful and result oriented parleys,” he said, adding that sincerity cannot be fathomed but can be observed on ground for which the leadership of India needs to show magnanimity of heart which as of now is invisible because the killing  spree is on its peak and so are the unabated arrests.

Later thousands of people lead by Mirwaiz Yasir marching the streets of Khudwani reached the Quimoh Jamia mosque, but the rally was constantly being followed by Drone Cameras after which Police patrols cornered Khudwani on all sides, the vehicular movement and Public Movement too was frisked and checked. People in large numbers, both men and women shouted Pro Militancy and Pro Freedom Slogans as soon as they reached Quimoh where large numbers of men and women awaited the arrival of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir.

Mirwaiz Yasir said that the aggressive policies of the state have pushed Kashmir youth to pick up guns. ‘Aggression and Iron Fist Policies will lead to more hostility against Indian rule,” he said. Mirwaiz thanked the people of Pakistan and said the times are such when agencies want to divide us and they are hell bent upon dividing us in the name of various Rebels. “We are one and no power on earth can divide us,” Mirwaiz Yasir said.

Mirwaiz while commenting on the Kathua rape case said that the rape case is very different from other rape cases as it was an attack against Minorities and is intended to change the demography of a region. He said India has evolved into a Fascist regime where minorities are targeted and attacked.

He hailed the locals of the area and said Kashmiri society  is emerging as a role model to the world as locals have after every encounter donate money in huge sums to the affected. He later also collected money for the victims of the area which was later handed over to the family.

Mirwaiz once again condemned the mutilation of bodies of slain rebels and said such behavior as one name in modern nomenclature- Inhumane, Barbarous. He said no civilized nation will burn or deface the body of a human. “we demand that Any Humans body should not be defaced.”

He demanded the release of Political prisoners including Sarjan Barkati and others.

South Kashmir Youth Planning to Snatch Weapon Arrested

Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:34 Written by

April 12

The Jammu Kashmir Police arrested a Kulgam resident in South Kashmir and said that he was planning to carry out an attack on Government Forces.

“Based on reliable information that Militants, have planned to carry out attacks on Government Forces to snatch weapon, the Police arrested the accused,” the police said.

The Police identified him as Roshan Zameer Bhat son of Mohammad Amin resident of Nowpora Frisal.

In this regard a case was registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation was set into motion.

The Police claimed that one Chinese Grenade was recovered from his possession.