The current situation in Kashmir valley is reminiscent of the events of 1990's, when lacs of Kashmiri's came out on the streets shouting themselves hoarse with Anti India, Pro freedom and Pro Pakistan slogans.

Today’s protests represent the same people, the same aspirations and the same sentiment. People are protesting against the Indian occupation, the siege that Indians with the might of their savage army has subjected the people of Kashmir to.

The only slogans that reverberated Kashmir these days are :


On the 11th Aug 2008, A Kashmiri separatist leader, Shaheed Sheikh Abdul Aziz and seven other protesters were shot dead by Indian troops, as they tried to halt rallies by more than 100,000 Kashmiri's in the region to reach out to their brethren in Pakistan. The marchers had reached a point just 40km from the heavily militarised border, despite repeated efforts by Indian police and paramilitary forces to stop them with tear gas, bullets and batons. More than 300 people are reported to be critically injured on the same day.

O Matyrs Of Kashmir......(Poem)

Truely You are our best heroes,
Never will we sell your blood to the foes
Deep inside our hearts, we remember your sacrifice,
You gave up lives for us, and not for any price
Your memories innumberable, we feel with us,
We adore you, never will you be surplus
All your hopes for freedom, will soon come true,
Every dream of yours, we will pursue
Your commitment for nation, we will net let go,
We are indebted by your credits from head to toe
Every pleasure of life, you had forsaken,
Every joy of yours had been taken
Your blood was spilled for our cause,
You strived tirelessly without any pause
The flag of freedom you raised to heights,
Upon you are resting our nation's sights
The spirit of freedom you carried in your hearts,
Now we harbour in our bosoms
None can stop us now from freedom,
We will attain it, even if we have to kiss matyrdom

Draconian law PSA slapped on Kashmiri leaders

In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities once again slapped draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) on pro-liberation Kashmiri leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Ashraf Sehrai and Asiya Andarabi.
Shah was shifted to Srinagar Central Jail from police station Boniyar, Uri. Earlier, PSA was slapped against the senior All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) leader and chairman Democratic Freedom Party for his attempts to unite the pro-liberation leadership. However the draconian law was quashed by the High Court in occupied Kashmir, but police instead of releasing Shah once again arrested him on fake charges of “stoking violence” in the Valley.
Meanwhile, police re-arrested Ashraf Sehrai and Asiya Andrabi after High Court quashed PSAs slapped against them earlier. They have been detained in the Central Jail, Srinagar.

Indian Army officer behind mosque bombing

The startling revelation about a senior Indian Army officer’s involvement in September 2008 bomb blasts at a mosque in Malegoan, Maharashtra state has brought to the fore Indian Army’s apolitical role in country’s communal disturbances.
The sensational disclosure came to light after investigations exposed that one Lt Col Purohit had been supplying the deadly RDX explosive material besides imparting training to the Hindu extremists and terrorists. As the story goes Lt Col Purohit used his links established during his tenure in occupied Jammu and Kashmir for procuring explososives and other weapons where he was posted with 41-Rashtriya Rifles. Lt Col Purohit was involved in training the accused in bomb making and it was on his instructions that funds were made available to those involved in the blast.
Investigations by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) also found that he attended secret meetings of the extremist Hindu group ‘Abhinav Bahart’ in different cities. Around 11 people including serving Lt Colonel Purohit have been taken into custody. The ATS has obtained confessional statements of Lt Col Purohit admitting his pivotal role in plotting and executing the act of terrorism on September 29. The ATS further said that it would like to question at least three more men in uniform believed to be one Major General and two colonels. Investigations further revealed that the accused managed to procure weapons and explosives including RDX using fake documents while he was posted in occupied Kashmir in 2004-05. One Sadhvi Pragya Singh has been declared the mastermind behind the attacks in Malegaon and she was arrested with a retired army major Upadhya with another accomplice S Kulkarni. Upadhaya led the investigations to Lt Col Purohit who is believed to have spilled the beans naming three more top army men. This sinister incident established Indian Army officers hobnobbing with Hindu extremist outfits in the country who have been carrying out bombing, arson, torture and other acts of terrorism against hapless minorities particularly the Muslims. After every bombing strike the blame was conveniently placed on some non-existent Muslim organisation in order to whip up anti-Muslim hatred. Armies everywhere in the world are known to have maintained a strictly professional and secular outlook but the role being played by the army in the neighbourhood defies all descriptions. It is enough to expose India’s claims to be the biggest democracy, which is being used to hide the utmost violations of minorities’ rights and targeting of their places of worships.

Indian Troopers ‘rape’ 13-year old

Kokernag Village Shocked; Govt Orders Usual Probe

Dec 4: Alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl and molestation of a woman by army troopers in this south Kashmir village triggered massive protests on Thursday.
Locals said that a group of troopers from 36 Rashtriya Rifles barged into the house of Muhammad Abdul Khatana, Imam of the local Masjid, last night and gang-raped her daughter.
While narrating the nightmarish experience, Khatana told Greater Kashmir: “I, my wife and three minor kids were sleeping in the kitchen while my son (7), my brother in law, (also my cousin who is putting up with us) and my daughter, Fahmeeda (name changed), the victim, were sleeping in another room.”
He said that around 10:15 pm last night, some people knocked at the door. “As I peeped through the window, I saw six troopers. Out of fear I didn’t open the door. They broke the bolt and barged into the house. First they told me that they have to search the house but when I tried to switch on the light, they reprimanded me. Then I sought their permission to light a candle, but they caught hold of me and nearly lynched me,” he said.
Khatana said that they (troopers) locked him in one of the rooms and his wife and kids in the other room. “They also thrashed my brother-in-law, and locked him in the bathroom,” he said, adding, “After locking all of us they took my daughter Fahmeeda into the other room. Four of the troopers gang-raped her for an hour, while the two others remained outside to guard them.”
Khatana with his eyes moist said that he kept on hearing the screams of her minor daughter helplessly for nearly an hour. “We raised an alarm and few of the villagers heard our screams,” he added.
Locals said that some of the villagers ran towards Khatana’s house after hearing screams. “As the troopers saw people approaching they fled away from the spot,” they said, adding, “As we entered Khatana’s house we found the inmates locked in different rooms. Fahmeeda was lying naked in the room, unconscious with bruises all over her body.”
Locals said that they saw an army vehicle parked a few meters away from the victim’s house. “We approached them and told them that their men have raped a minor, but they denied. The troopers initially told us that they might have been militants, but when we told them that they were wearing the same uniform and carrying the same guns they had, they told us that then it might have been CRPF men,” the locals said.
Haji Mumtaz Ali, an elderly resident said that after the incident troopers approached them and intimidated the villagers to give a statement that troopers from 36-RR were not involved in the act. “We offered resistance and refused to follow their diktats,” Ali said.
After the incident, some of the villagers called the Police Station, Kokernag, and informed them about the incident. “Police reached on the spot and took the victim along,” locals said.
Ruqaya Begum, the mother of the victim was in a shock and was crying continuously.
She didn’t utter a word but pain and agony were palpable on her face.
Locals said that before entering into the house of Khatana, the troopers around 9:00 pm attempted to rape one Rafeeqa (name changed), wife of Muhammad Yaqoob, but the lady offered stiff resistance and they fled away.

Kashmiris to hold anti-polls demos tomorrow

122 Indian troops commit suicide since January 2007
In occupied Kashmir, anti-polls demonstrations, marked with a complete strike, will be held after Juma prayers, tomorrow, call for which has been given by the Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee.

The Committee in a meeting in Srinagar, today, said that the so-called assembly elections were nothing but a military operation as India had converted the occupied territory into a police state. It was reaffirmed that the people of Kashmir would not rest till they achieve their right to self-determination. The meeting was presided over by Mian Abdul Qayoom and attended among others by Yasmeen Raja, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, and Shaikh Ali Mohammad.

On the other hand, the APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continued to remain under house arrest for the 23rd, Syed Ali Gilani for the 10th and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi for the 14th consecutive day, today.

A Special Police Officer committed suicide after shooting himself with his service rifle at Gassipora in Qazigund. This has brought the number of such deaths among Indian troops to 122 since January 2007. At least 10 persons were injured and fifteen vehicles damaged when the motorcade of National Conference President, Omar Abdullah was pelted with stones near Narbal on his way to Srinagar.