Tag Archives: India-controlled Kashmir

India/Kashmir: Doda based lawyer detained ‘without charges’

August 7, 2017

Doda based lawyer detained ‘without charges’

Family of a Doda based lawyer and social activist, Babur-ul-Islam Nehru has expressed concern over his safety saying he is in police custody since 22 July “without any charges.”

“He was picked from outside masjid and taken to police station Gandhi Nagar. Later he was shifted to another police station and now he is presently lodged in Akhnoor police station,” said Babur’s younger brother. Abdul Mateen Nehru,

The family claimed that in last two weeks, Babar has been shifted to three different police stations.

“When I went to meet him at the police station, he told me that  a senior police officer had visited him and told him that he is a threat to peace. I don’t know how he is a threat, when he was doing his regular job and social work,” Mateen informed.

The Akhnoor police station, has confirmed that he is in their lockup, “Yes, he is in our police station.” When asked about the charges on which he has been detained he told that “it is confidential and can’t tell it over the phone.”



Kashmir/India: Lawyer Held For Murder of PDP Leader

May 6, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday said that it has arrested two persons including a lawyer involved in the murder of People’s Democratic Party District President Pulwama Abdul Gani Dar.

Dar was shot dead by gunmen near Pahoo village of Pulwama district when he was on way towards Srinagar on April 24.

Sources said that the vehicle used by militants during the time of attack have also been seized by police. SSP Pulwama Mr Rayees Ahmed Bhat told news agency CNS that two persons including a lawyer have been arrested. He identified the duo as Advocate Bashir Ahmed Rather and Muhammad Aslam Malik.

“Advocate Bashir Ahmed Rather was in touch with militants and his role has been established. There is little bit of involvement of another accused Aslam Malik,” he said adding that investigation has been going on.




(N.B.: Pulwama Abdul Gani Dar was a lawyer.)

Kashmir/India: Leader Of Ruling PDP Abdul Gani Shot Dead In Jammu And Kashmir’s Pulwama

April 24, 2017

Leader Of Ruling PDP Abdul Gani Shot Dead In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama

A leader of Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling PDP was killed by suspected terrorists when he was travelling in his car in Srinagar on Monday.

Abdul Gani Dar, the Pulwama unit president of the PDP or People’s Democratic Party, was shot at when he was in the Pinglana area. He was taken to a hospital in Srinagar, 31km away.

Mr Dar, a lawyer, was shot thrice in his chest at close range.

He was travelling with two police cars. This is the third attack on a politician in the past few weeks.

This morning, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the security situation in the state. Ms Mufti called for dialogue with separatists but added that talks cannot take place amid stone-throwing and firing.




Kashmir/India: Lawyer shot dead in Kashmir

April 22, 2017

“Khan was sacked at multiple times from a close range at his house”, a senior police official said, adding, “He was immediately taken to the nearby hospital by family”.

In another incident, Rashid Billa, said to be close aide of former state assembly speaker Akbar Lone, was killed by suspected terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Bandipora area.

Unidentified gunmen tonight shot dead a former public prosecutor in south Kashmirs Shopian district, police said.

Advocate Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan was shot at and critically injured by unidentified gunmen in Pinjura village of Shopian.

Chief Medical Officer of the district hospital said Khan with firearm injury in chest arrived dead in hospital.

Sources said that Imtiyaz was associated with National Conference.


India/Kashmir: Ex-militant, lawyer shot dead in Kashmir

April 16, 2017


A former law officer and an ex- militant were gunned down in separate incidents in the Kashmir valley this evening, police said.

The first incident took place at Pinjoora village in Shopian in south Kashmir when militants fired at former public prosecutor and advocate Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan when he was stepping out of a local mosque after offering last prayers of the day, police said.

Khan, who was associated with opposition National Conference, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead, they said.

In the other incident, militants shot dead a former counter-insurgent Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa in Hajjan in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, taking the number of such killings to three in the last 24 hours, police said.

They said Parray received four bullets and died on the spot. He was a commander of counter-insurgent force known as ‘Ikhwan’.





India-controlled Kashmir/India: High Court quashes PSA detention of advocate Babar

November 18, 2016

High Court quashes PSA detention of advocate Babar

A bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar while quashing detention order against the detainee issued by District Magistrate Doda, directed the government to release Babar forthwith from preventive detention.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention of Advocate Hassan Babar, a leader of Anjuman-e-Islamia and a human rights activist of Jammu’s Doda district. Babar was arrested by police and was booked under Public Safety Act on August 14 this year.

A bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar while quashing detention order against the detainee issued by District Magistrate Doda, directed the government to release Babar forthwith from preventive detention.

In the detention order, District Magistrate Doda had directed Babar’s detention in Central Jail, Kote Bhalwal Jammu for the period determined by the advisory board. The detainee’s wife had approached the court, challenging the detention order.


India-controlled Kashmir: JKLF condemns arrest spree

October 1, 2016

JKLF condemns arrest spree

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has condemned the ongoing spree of arrests and booking political activists under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Terming the spree of arrests, nocturnal raids, as “clear sign of frustration and undemocratic attitude” of state government, spokesman of the JKLF, in a statement today, said, “Police arrested JKLF vice-president for district Kulgam Assadullah Sheikh at Ramban when he was travelling along with his fruit vehicle towards Jammu.”  “He was brought to police station Devsar and immediately booked under PSA and shifted to Kuthwa jail. Truck laden with fruit has also been seized and kept at same police station. It can cause damage to the fruit. Kulgam police has also arrested and detained the organizer of a religious organization Moulana Arshid Qadri,” the statement said.

“Ailing chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik is languishing in jail from July 8, and after his arrest he has been kept in solitary confinement. Similarly JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal and JKLF activists, Fayaz Ahmad Mir from Ganderbal and Shabir Ahmad Ganaie of Kakapora Pulwama, Mushtaq ahmad Mir of Kupwara, and Assadullah Sheikh after being booked under PSA have been shifted to Jammu. The JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt along with zonal vice president Muhammad Yasin Butt and senior member Muhammad Amin Magloo are lodged at Rajbagh police station,” he said.