Photo archives: Human Rights violations. Indian Army ransacks a house in Kupwara, Kashmir.
PTK reports from Indian occupied Kashmir
SRINAGAR: A videos have emerged showing Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen militants warning PDP workers in south Kashmir of dire consequences if government forces “don’t stop ransacking their houses and harassing our families.
“You tell Mehbooba (Mufti) to stop ransacking our houses and we will stop ransacking yours,” the militants are heard telling a PDP worker in Shopian after ransacking his house.
“The PDP is getting the homes of the militants ransacked to crush the freedom movement,” the worker says, guns pointed at his chest.
“Why do you harass our sisters? We can also harass your sister but we will not. We are sparing your life because of your daughter. Stop ransacking our homes or we will come again and shoot you dead,” the militants are heard telling the PDP worker.
In another video, Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo is heard threatening a PDP worker at his house in Awantipora area of south Kashmir.
“This is your first and last warning. Tell your bosses who order the ransacking of our homes that Riyaz Naikoo was here. Tell them, we can also ransack your houses,” Naikoo is heard telling the PDP worker at gunpoint in the video.
He also warns workers of PDP, NC and BJP, as well as policemen, “from SPOs to SPs” that he will force them to “migrate” if the ransacking of militants’ houses continue.
“Your war is against us. We have picked up gun against gun. What have our families done? You have children. What have your children done?” Naikoo is heard saying.
“We are neither afraid of the Indian law nor the Indian power. Our hands are tied because of Islam. So if the ransacking happens again, we will make you migrate within seven days,” he says. (PTK)
Political workers and families of militants, all have a right to live with honour and dignity: Er. Rasheed
SRINAGAR : Reiterating that resolution to Kashmir dispute is the only way forward for restoring peace in the entire sub-continent , AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has asked New Delhi not to treat Kashmiris as its enemies.
He was speaking at a function in Degree College Bijbahra organized to pay tributes to renowned poet, scholar and teacher Late Prof. Gh. Mohammad Shaad, which was attended by a galaxy of poets, writers, scholars and students. Speaking on the occasion Er. Rasheed said that the Unity among various political parties and thoughts is a must and need of the hour, in order to persuade New Delhi and Islamabad for a permanent settlement to the dispute.
He said “Unless all those calling themselves as stake holders do not mend their behavior and try to find out a common minimum ground, not much is going to change. It is easy for anyone to avoid the resolution if Kashmiris are a divided house. While people are suffering at all fronts because of the political uncertainty, politicians should restrain from getting dividends of circumstances”.
Er. Rasheed appealed for respecting the honour and dignity of every Kashmiri including political workers and that of the militant families. He said “Harassing anyone is a matter of grave concern. Though both militants and security forces need to show restrain but the state has to understand the fact that it’s responsibilities are much more bigger while dealing with the situation”.
He appealed militants also not to forget that their every action is being minutely discussed and interpreted by their opponents, as such they against all odds need to take high moral ground. It makes no sense to abuse, humiliate and torture anyone who is unarmed, irrespective of the fact if he belongs to family of a militant or that of a police cop. (PTK)
Vandalizing houses of families of policemen, militants, political workers unacceptable: Tarigami
SRINAGAR: The continuing violence in Kashmir Valley, recent spurt in killings of innocent and unarmed persons is a matter of grave concern which a no sane person can ignore. In the recent weeks disturbing reports of the killings and attacks of uninvolved kin’s of one group by the other and vice-versa are pouring in from different parts of Kashmir, especially southern districts of Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama and Anantnag.
The killing of a woman and injury to another in Seer village of Tral on Sunday is a glaring example of how unsafe the life in Kashmir has become. It has added a shocking dimension to the deteriorating situation in Valley. Deaths are always painful as it worsens the already deteriorating situation in Kashmir which is craving for settlement since last many decades. Kashmiris are at crossroads where anyone for their nefarious designs uses them as cannon fodder.
Where does this all lead us to? Are we drifting towards anarchy? The confidence in public institutions and the democratic process appears to be taking a back turn and sense of insecurity increasing day-by-day. I wonder whether history will forgive us if we remain silent spectators to the prevailing situation. We should raise our voice and build public opinion against the fratricidal war that has started between Kashmiri groups with different ideologies, victims in many cases being unarmed and uninvolved civilians. The line between humanity and inhumanity is fast diminishing and element of dehumanization is slowly creeping in Kashmir society which is an alarming situation. Vandalizing the houses of families of policemen, militants and political workers is another glaring example of how fast situation in Kashmir is deteriorating. Whosoever is responsible, such acts are unacceptable and condemnable.
Unfortunately, in Kashmir political leaders condemn or justify killings and other incidents based on their requirement and stand. But the ultimate sufferer is the common Kashmiri. It is high time that all the political parties, irrespective of their ideologies, come forward and suggest effective measures to stop killings of unarmed, uninvolved and innocent people in the Valley. (PTK)