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Kashmir/India: NIA conducts fresh searches at 12 places in J-K terror funding case

August 16, 2017

An NIA team carries out a raid in Srinagar in June.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted fresh searches at 12 locations in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its probe into whether the funding of separatists from Pakistani terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was being used to fuel violence in the valley.

The searches, which the central agency termed as follow-up action, were carried out in Srinagar, Baramulla, and Handwara.

Those raided on Wednesday included a Srinagar-based advocate Mohammed Shafi Reshi and three relatives of prominent businessman Zahoor Watali, whose premises were searched in the first round of raids.

“We suspect financial links between the separatists and those raided on Wednesday,” said Alok Mittal, inspector general of NIA.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/terror-funding-case-nia-raids-12-locations-in-kashmir/story-mnvV9YZrQUXGCPLwyjjLAL.html

https://kashmirobserver.net/2017/local-news/pressure-tactic-says-bar-21982

https://www.kmsnews.org/news/aphc-condemns-nia-raids-in-occupied-kashmir.html

http://kashmirreader.com/2017/08/16/lawyers-body-protest-nia-raid-reshis-residence/

https://scroll.in/latest/847398/terror-funding-case-nia-conducts-fresh-searches-at-12-places-in-jammu-and-kashmir

http://kashmirreader.com/2017/07/29/bar-association-provide-legal-aid-arrested-nia/

Terror funds: NIA raids 12 premises in Kashmir

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/front-page/fresh-raids-in-kashmir-as-nia-widens-probe/257816.html

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/nia-conducts-raids-on-hurriyat-sympathisers/articleshow/60094150.cms

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/kashmir-terror-funding-nia-conducts-12-more-raids-including-zahoor-watalis-premises/articleshow/60089377.cms

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.”

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/jammu/doda-based-lawyer-detained-without-charges/256890.html

https://www.kmsnews.org/news/doda-family-concerned-about-safety-of-detained-lawyer.html

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.

https://kashmirobserver.net/2017/local-news/lawyer-held-murder-pdp-leader-17545

http://risingkashmir.com/news/police-arrests-two-in-connection-with-killing-of-pdp-leader

https://kashmirobserver.net/2017/local-news/lawyers-club-district-president-held-17498

(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.

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/leader-of-ruling-pdp-abdul-ghani-shot-dead-in-jammu-and-kashmirs-pulwama-1685258

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/04/24/pdp-leader-abdul-gani-dar-shot-at-in-pulwama-even-as-valley-rema_a_22052867/

http://jksachnews.com/2017/04/25/%E2%80%8Bchief-minister-condemns-killing-of-advocate-abdul-gani-dar/

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.

http://normangeestar.net/2017/04/22/lawyer-shot-dead-in-kashmir/

India/Kashmir: END THE WITCH-HUNTING OF LAWYERS, ACTIVISTS AND REPRESSION ON THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR!!

September 2, 2016

Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL), expresses its outrage and strongly condemns the continuing use of brute force by the Indian Army, Security Forces and J&K Police on unarmed civilians in Kashmir including a crack down on lawyers.

The current escalation of violence in Kashmir, one of the world’s most militarized zone where the ratio of civilian to security personnel is 1:7, is a result of the killing of militant leader Burhan Wani by the armed forces of the Indian State, on July 8, 2016. The reactions to the death of this 22 year old youth leader, who embodied the deep frustrations of the Kashmiri youth suffering under the repression of the Indian security forces, lifted the veil on the reality of the constantly-simmering valley and rejuvenated the demand for Self-Determination or Azadi. The ongoing Intifada has been met by deadly state force, numerous reports from the ground speak of police tear-gassing and then shooting bullets and pellets at protesters to kill. Many of the killed protesters have been found with bullet injuries in the chest and pellet injuries to eyes showing that the police shot to kill, rather than incapacitate the protesters. The present phase of suppression of popular agitation which has been going on for almost two months has ended up killing more than 70 unarmed civilians and injuring more than 8500 in different parts of the Kashmir valley, out of which more than 1400 were the victims of pellet injuries and are now on the verge of losing their eye sight forever. Apart from this killing spree, 1300 civilians and activists have been arrested and many of them have been slapped with draconian laws such as Jammu and Kashmir Public Security Act, 1978 (PSA). The valley has also witnessed a sharp rise in cases of sexual violence and more than 90 such incidents were witnessed in month of July alone. The security forces have not even spared the medical services and ambulances, which is in violation of international humanitarian laws. . The Indian State’s policy of governing the region through draconian laws such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, a British-era law that allows soldiers to shoot dead anyone on sight, on mere suspicion, has virtually allowed the police and other security forces to play with the lives of the people, with total impunity.

iapl-press-statement-on-kashmir-arrest-of-adv-babbar-and-other-lawyers

http://www.indiaresists.com/iapl-press-statement-kashmir-arrest-advocate-babbar-kashmiri-lawyers/

http://twocircles.net/2016aug28/1472394890.html#.V9EU8piLTIU

http://risingkashmir.com/news/social-activist-babar-booked-under-psa-sent-to-kotbalwal

http://ns2.imc-usa.org/news/india-news#.V9EV_JiLTIU

http://www.earlytimes.in/m/newsdet.aspx?q=183634

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/story/227455.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-37469678

India/Kashmir: #Day51: Chenab Valley ‘Youth Icon’ Adv Babar Arrested, Slapped PSA

August 28, 2016

Adv Hassan Babur Nehru

Adv Hassan Babur Nehru, leader of Anjuman-e-Islamia Doda, was arrested by J&K police on Saturday late night around 10 pm from Mohallah Sah, Faridabad Doda.

He has been booked under “notorious” PSA and sent to Central jail.

Police have lodged more than 3 FIRs against him in anti-national activities.

Babur, a popular social and human rights activist, was a practicing lawyer who mostly pleaded the cases of deprived people to ensure them the social and human rights.

He used to highlight a diverse range of social as well as developmental issues of the Chenab valley region.

As a social activist, his service towards the people of far flung and poor backgrounds has been commendable.

He used to lead various processions, protests and Dharnas regarding various socio-political issues raising the genuine demands of the public.

Among his daily routines, making people aware about their basic human, social, political and religious rights were priority. He was emerging as a popular leader of the masses opposing “any wrong policy”.

“This act was disliked by various government agencies and every now and then he was unnecessarily harassed by the police,” claimed his family members.

http://www.kashmirlife.net/day51-chenab-valley-youth-icon-adv-babar-arrested-slapped-psa-116139/

https://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-forget017-55.htm (FRANCAIS)