The Chairman of Ummat e Islami, Mirwaiz Qazi Ahmed Yasir today held a demonstration in support of the 8 year old rape Victim Asifa at Jamia Masjid in Islamabad area of South Kashmir. Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said the fight for Justice to Asifa is not a fight for the Gujjar Community alone, but it is a fight of the entire Kashmiri nation and the entire justice loving people of the world. Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said that people of Kashmir equivocally demand that the culprits should be named and shamed in public.
Remembering the rape survivors of Kunan Poshpora, Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said that Kashmiris have not forgotten the valuable sacrifices they have made. “Everyone in Kashmir remembers the survivors of Kunan Posphpora rape incident not as victims but as heroes,” Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said. He said the incident and the aftermath of the incident speaks of the levels of tyranny people of Kashmir are subjected to. He said that there are people with vested interests who have used the survivors as shields to their work and seen their support as trophies, which is unfortunate. “If we use their suffering as a launch pad to our careers, it is nothing short of shame,” Mirwaiz Yasir said.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir denounced the targeted attacks on Kashmiris outside Kashmir and said the witch hunting of Kashmiris may force Kashmiris to think of the entire nation to be in the league of those who maim our children, rape women and kill our youth. “Our Fight is for justice not against the Indian Public, but such incidents might provoke peace loving Kashmiri people to perceive entire Indian Public in a negative light,” Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir condemned the arrests of youth during Anti Militancy operations and said the families of militants are being harassed. He said the involving of families is unfortunate. “On One side, Dineshwar Sharma- the Indian interlocutor wants to establish peace in Kashmir and on the other unabated arrests continue throughout Kashmir,”he said. We can either have war or have peace, silence in the times of war is the silence of graveyard, he said.
Hundreds of people in the protest raised pro Freedom and slogans in support of justice for 8 year old girl, Asifa. At last Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir demanded the release of Political prisoners including Sarjan Barkati, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, Ghuam Qadir Bhat and all others.
Thousands of people gathered early morning on Sunday in Shopian of South Kashmir to bid farewell to Saima aged 20 who succumbed on Saturday evening.
She was injured during a gunfight between militants and government forces on January 24 in Chaigund hamlet of the district.
With her death, the number of civilians killed in Shopian since January 25 has reached six.
Pro Freedom slogans and ‘taranas’ reverberated in the entire area over public address systems during the funeral of the slain.
Eyewitnesses told The Kashmiriyat that thousands of people started rushing to Chaigund area of South Kashmir’s Shopian District from Islamabad (Anantnag) and all the other three districts of South Kashmir.
Multiple rounds of funeral prayers were held for her and she was laid to rest with moist eyes.
Saima was the sister of the slain Militant, Sameer Wani who was killed in the gun battle with forces.
Meanwhile a shutdown is being observed in Pulwama and Shopian districts against her killing without any strike call from any group.
Mobile Internet service has also been suspended in both the districts.
Multiple posters of Kashmiri Militant commander, Zakir Musa appeared in the Bellow village of the Southern Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Posters have also surfaced on the electric poles, Gates and Shop fronts in couple of adjacent villages of Bellow
The Posters of some slain militants including Rayees Ahmed Kachroo also surfaced in the areas.
Kachroo was killed in a shootout with government forces last year in Awantipora in Southern Kashmir's Pulwama.
A police official told that they are investigating the matter.
Severe restrictions were imposed in Kashmir parts to foil Shopian Chalo call given by Hurriyat leadership to pay tributes to seven civilians killed in South Kashmir in the past week.
Post the call, Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir had announced that we would lead a march to Shopian from Islamabad.
However, soon after dozens of Policemen arrested him during a raid at his residence in Qazi Mohalla of South Kashmir's Islamabad.
He has been kept under detention in Police station Sadr of Islamabad (Anantnag).
Clashes erupted in South Kashmir's Shopian district after youth tried to march their way to Shopian's Jamia Masjid.
The Police fired tear smoke shells to disperse the protesting youth post which Yasin Malik, the JKLF chairman tried to march outside.
He was arrested outside the Masjid gate in Shopian.
Meanwhile most of the separatist leadership remained under house arrest.
Train Services had been suspended by the Government as a 'precautionary measure.'
Shops, Business and Educational Institutes, Oil Stations remained shut in view of the killings.
Meanwhile stone throwing clashes also began in Islamabad's Kadipora area.
South Kashmir streets wore a deserted look, Shopian and Pulwama districts were shut for the 9th consecutive day against the killings.
January 2018 which started with the suicide attack on CRPF camp in Lethpora ends with Killing of another youth from shopian District.
Five civilians including Rayees Ahmad got killed in forces firing in South Kashmir in this month.
Rayees Ahmad Ganai, a 23-year-old boy who was injured in Army firing in Ganowpora area of south Kashmir's Shopian district on January 27, is succumbed to his injuries at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Wednesday morning.
Rayees, son of Ghulam Rasool Ganai of Narpora village in Shopian, received a bullet in his forehead which has led to brain damage and his condition continued to be remain critical and succumbed today.
As per family sources his condition continued to remain critical as the bullet has pierced through his head had led to serious injuries.
They added that bullet had affected his brain in such a way that he was unable to come out of neurological shock and was continously on ventilator
Bilal Ah, a close relative of rayees said doctors were closely monitoring Rayees's condition.
He added that rayees was targeted at Ganowpora village when he was returning home from his aunt's place in a nearby village Keegam.
He added that some local youth tried to help rayees targeted them as well and among them two died on the spot, and Rayees was left battling for life.
Locals said that rayees a 12th class stydent was now only only hope for his widowed mother as his two other married brothers are living separate from last few years.
They added that he was doing a part time job to support his mother and was very reasonable person.
Pertinently two youth were killed and another one dozen persons were injured when the Army opened fire following a protest in Ganowpora village on Saturday afternoon.
Two youth identified as javid Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Balapora, Shopian, and Suhail Javid, son of Javid Ahmad Lone of Ganowpora, succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.
As per locals clashes erupted in the area after forces tried to down the banners who were hovered in the area after the local militant who was killed in an encounter in Odoora Chaiegund area of Shopian district on January 24.
However forces in their statement had said that they opened fire in self defence after a group of over 200 youths attacked convey and tried to burn vehicles of forces.
Magistrarial enquiry has been already ordered in the incident and has FIR against 10 army men stands registered in police station of shopian district.
Notably five rounds of funeral prayers were held for rayees before he was laid to rest at his native village narpora
Sources said that Mourners were raising pro-freedom and pro-Islam slogans during the funeral.
They added that candies were showered by women on the corpse of Rayees.
Two persons injured on Sunday afternoon in a mysterious blast at chermarg Zainpora area of south Kashmir's Shopian district.
Both the persons were working in their orchard at Charmarg as some suspicious object exploded today afternoon.
They were as identified as Nabir Ahmad Ganie and Zubair Ahmad Ganie ofZainpora.
Both the injured were shifted to near by hospital for treatment.
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?”