Hand­wara girl’s par­ents re­but po­lice ver­sion

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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