Handwara girl’s parents rebut police version
Jammu and Kashmir.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement while terming the statement of chief justice of India, Justice T S Thakur, on Jammu and Kashmir as half truth said, “The so-called Instrument of Accession has no relevance as questions have been raised over its authenticity.”
Shabbir Ahmad Shah said that the Indian chief justice sidelined many aspects by making some unambiguous remarks. He rejected the judge’s assertions that by winning the hearts of the people of Kashmir, India can fill the void that exists between New Delhi and Kashmir.
The APHC leader said, the open reality is that before 1947.—KMS SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people offered funeral prayers in absentia across the Valley for Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh leader, Motiur Rehman Nizami, who was executed by Sheikh Hasina government in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
Socio-religious and Hurriyet organizations organized funeral prayers for the executed leader all across the Valley.
Hundreds of people assembled in Saraiballa near Iqra Masjid, Old Barzullah, Amira Kadal, Lal Chowk and Maisuma areas of Srinagar and offered funeral prayers in absentia for the leader. The funeral prayers organized outside Masjid Hamzah (RA) in Amira Kadal were led by Tehreek-e-Hurriyet leader, Merajuddin Kalwal.
The funerals were also held in Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts.
Nizami, 73, was hanged after he refused to seek presidential clemency. He was the fourth leader of the Jamaat to have been executed since Prime Minister, power.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement appealed to the people to organize special prayers and funeral prayers in absentia after Friday prayers, tomorrow.
The illegally detained Chairman of Muslim Deeni Mahaz, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, in his statement expressed profound grief and sorrow over the execution of Motiur Rehman Nizami.—KMS SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, the parents of the minor girl who was molested in Handwara by an Indian soldier, last month, rebutted the authorities’ claims, saying that the police protection was never sought voluntarily and that the detention of their daughter was wrongful custody.
An affidavit filed by the girl’s father before the High Court said, “At no point of time has the deponent, my minor daughter or my sisterin-law voluntarily sought police protection or protective custody.”
The girl, her father and aunt were released on Tuesday by the police after 27day custody.
“I on behalf of my minor daughter and the family, state that we do not require any police protection or protective custody and we wish to move freely and reside at any place of our choice.
We do not seek any restrictions, regulations or surveillance on our movements by any agency,” he added.
On claims by the police that the girl’s parents were not on the same page regarding ‘protective custody’, the girl’s mother in the affidavit has stated the same as what her husband attested and undertook before the court.
The police have been denying claims by the girl’s mother that her 16-year-old daughter, husband and sister were detained against their will. Now, the entire family has refuted the police claim.—KMS