IOK pellet victims suffer from memory loss
Srinagar, September 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has said that it will soon come up with a strategy to counter the infamous tactics being used by India’s National Investigation Agency against the Kashmiri people.
The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar slammed the NIA for extending the judicial custody of Hurriyat leaders and issuing fresh summons to sixty students. The statement said that by pushing NIA into service, Indian authorities were terrorizing and harassing the political leadership, traders’ community, university professors, students, doctors, scholars, lawyers and ordinary Kashmiri people. Gilani, Mirwaiz and Malik said that India could neither break Kashmiris’ resolve nor could bring an iota of change in the nature of Kashmir dispute. Courts in New Delhi extended the judicial custody of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah till October 13 and seven other Hurriyat leaders till October 17. The NIA has also summoned Independent member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed for questioning in New Delhi on October 3.
The students of the Kashmir University continued their protest on the third consecutive day, today, at Nowgam campus in Islamabad district against the summoning of university scholar, Aala Fazli, by NIA. A large number of students raising anti-India and anti-NIA slogans marched from the university campus to Nowgam main chowk in the district.
Complete shutdown was observed in Sopore and in Tral areas against the killing of a mujahid, Abdul Qayoom Najar, and a civilian youth. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the roads.
Doctors and experts have disclosed that many Kashmiri victims blinded by the pellets are now grappling with loss of memory, which could take an ugly turn if they are not provided proper treatment. The doctors said that many victims complained that they could not even remember the names of their family members.
The authorities did not allow the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, to attend a seminar, which was scheduled at Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Gilani, in Srinagar, today. He was forced to return from Hyderpora without entering Gilani’s residence. The authorities had already placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in the seminar. The event was called to pay tributes to Imam Hussain (RA) and other Karbala martyrs.