Srinagar, September 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has moved to the high court demanding a probe into the role of Indian Army in innocent killings of about 120 people during 2010 in the territory. Mohammad Yasin Malik in his petition filed in the court said that Director General Military Operations Lt. General Vinod Bhatia’s report on the Indian army’s secret spy agency had proven that the whole operation was orchestrated by the Indian Army in the Valley during 2010. And the massacre, he added, coupled with destruction of private properties was outcome of a deep routed conspiracy.
He requested the court to order the reopening of all the cases regarding 120 deaths and conduct of fresh investigation in the light of facts as had surfaced consequent to the report of Lt. Gen. Vinod Bhatia. APHC leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan in a statement said that the revelations had exposed the dubious and criminal role being played by the Indian army in the disputed territory.
On the other hand, normal life was crippled by the traders’ strike in Baramulla town. The traders were protesting against the arrest of their fellows by the Indian police.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference, in a statement issued after its executive council meeting in Srinagar hoped that prime ministers of Pakistan and India during the proposed meeting in New York would assure courageous steps to resolve Kashmir and other issues.
APHC leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash visited Gagran in Shopian and expressed solidarity with the families of youth, recently killed by Indian troops. On the occasion, people took to the streets and raised pro-freedom slogans in the area. Meanwhile, two different APHC delegations comprising Zafar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir, and Hakim Abdul Rashid visited Palhalan, Pattan and met bereaved families of the martyrs Bilal Ahmad and Muhammad Yaqoob. APHC leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza visited Kulgam and met the family of Tariq Ahmad Mir, who was martyred by troops a few days ago.
The forum patronized by veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has denounced continued arrest of Masarrat Aalam Butt, Mir Hafizullah, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Shakil Ahmad Butt.
The High Court Bar Association during a meeting with a delegation of the European Union in Srinagar urged the European Union to play an effective role in settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiris to bring an end to their miseries.
In Geneva, Kashmiri leaders Altaf Hussain Wani and Sardar Amjad Yousaf met the working group on arbitrary detention and appraised them about the current human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.
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