Handwara girl’s father moves court against trooper, cop
Kashmir and have been deployed to harm interests of Kashmiris.”
“It is necessary to boycott elections that are held for this Assembly,” he said in statement issued from Central Jail.
“Boycotting this antiKashmiri plot is like expressing gratitude to martyrs who laid down their lives for our better tomorrow. Every voter of Islamabad should keep away from by-elections that are to be held in holy month of Ramadan,” Malik added.—SABAH
SHUJAAT BUKHARI N finding a visitor looking for the Gurdwara in Jati Umra – the ancestral village of Pakistan Prime Min ister, Nawaz Sharif – the villagers turn ecstatic and ready to share their connection with the ruling family of the neighboring country, a country that does not evoke positive image in much of today’s India. Last week I was in Jati Umra, a village located around 35 kilometers from Amritsar. It is like any other village in north India but is well kept with good road connectivity and other facilities. Jati Umra may be just one among many villages in Punjab but its identity is different and the villagers are proud in saying that the Sharifs hailed from here.
As soon as one arrives in Gurdwara to inquire about how the family lived here, people gather to boast about their ties with them. Some arrive with the pictures taken with Nawaz Sharif’s brother and Chief Minister of Pakistani Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, while some recall the hospitality in Lahore and the sweet conversations they had with the family. The Gurdwara has been built on the piece of land donated by Nawaz’s father Mian Mohammad Sharif during his visit to the village in 1979.
It was where their ancestral house existed. Gurpal Singh, the caretaker at Gurdwara poses in a photograph taken with Shahbaz Sharif during his visit to Jati Umra and talks about the warmth felt on both the sides. Gian Singh is one who
OSRINAGAR—Father of Handwara minor girl has submitted an application to the judicial magistrate of Handwara for registration of an FIR against molestation by the army man of 21 RR, police misconduct, illegal detention, intimidation and against the recording and circulation of the video of her daughter without her consent.A spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society in a statement issued in Srinagar said: “After hearing the arguments of the JKCCS legal team, the judicial magistrate issued the notice to the Handwara SHO to submit status report of the case by June 15.”
Earlier on May 16, the family of Handwara minor girl sent an application to Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the Handwara SHO for registering two separate FIRs; one against army man of 21 RR, who molested the minor girl outside the public toilet at Handwara market on April 12 and another FIR against the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Handwara, Ghulam Jeelani Wani and others, who recorded and circulated the video statement of the minor girl without her consent and then the ‘illegal’ police custody of the minor girl.
The JKCCS spokesman said for more than 20 days, police have not filed the FIR. “Therefore the family of Handwara girl decided to submit a petition to the district court as per the established procedures under section 156(3) CrPC.”—KMS