Protests against detention of Hurriyet leaders
friend Rizwan were riding a Scooty when it was hit by a vehicle.
The accident happened late last night resulting in the on spot death of Danish. Reports said that Rizwan was seriously injured in the accident.
Locals held protests accusing the authorities of negligence. They also set the vehicle on fire. The protester later reportedly set ablaze another vehicle. As per reports Police have arrested the accused driver.—RK SRINAGAR—In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Lawyers’ Club, Kashmir Freedom Movement and Voice of Victims organised a demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar, today, against the continued illegal detention and house arrest of Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt.
The demonstration was led by Abdul Qadeer Dar, Advocate Babar Qadri, Ruqaya Baji, Rauf Khan and Musaddiq Meraj.
Addressing the protesters, they said that the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti was furthering the anti-Kashmir agenda of RSS and had launched a massive crackdown against Hurriyet leaders and activists.
They said that India had usurped all the basic free- doms of the people of occu- pied Kashmir and was sub- jecting them to the worst
A. G. NOORANI NYONE is perfectly entitled to deceive him self/herself on Article 370, but no one has a right to deceive the people as well. Their sufferings are not diminished by doses of falsehoods. Speaking on the New Industrial Policy in the Legislative Council on 9 June, Mehbooba Mufti said “Article 370 is our strength and honour. We enter this august House by swearing on the State Constitution and it is empowering for all irrespective of the party grouping”. (Article 370 is not in the State Constitution, but in the Indian Constitution).
She knows very well that Article 370 has been reduced to an empty shell by the 47 Orders unconstitutionally made by the President of India for 50 years on the advice of the Government of India; from 1954 to 1994. All of them were run by the Congress Party, of which her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed was a member. 260 out of the 395 Articles of India’s Constitution were extended to Jammu & Kashmir. So were 94 out of the 97 entries in the Union List – leaving a balance of 3 for the State to “enjoy”. 26 of the 47 entries in the Concurrent List were also extended to the State. 7 of the 12 Schedules were applied.
This is not “erosion” of Art. 370. “Erosion” is a natural process by efflux of time. This was a calculated, systematic hollowing out of Art. 370. Far from giving Kashmir a preferred status over the other States, it has been put in a position inferior to them. One illustration alone will suffice to prove this. Both Houses of Parliament had to amend the Constitution of India, by an elaborate process under Art. 368, as many as four times to extend President’s Rule in Punjab imposed on 11 May1987. They were the 59th, 64th, 67th and 68th Constitution Amendments. For the State of Jammu & Kashmir, mere executive Orders under Art. 370 sufficed; from 18 July 1990 to 1996. They were dated 24 February 1993 and 19 February 1994. Each was made “with the concurrence of the Government of the State of Jammu & Kashmir”. There
Akind of brutalities. They termed the arrest of Zafar Akbar Butt as political vengeance. They demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris including Hurriyet leaders and activists.—KMS