Probe by UN into Indian war crimes in Tral, elsewhere in IIOJK demanded

Srinagar, September 29 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned fresh escalation in killing of innocent people, torturing of young and old, molestation of women and ransacking of civilian properties by Indian occupation forces in the territory.

APHC General Secretary Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani in a statement issued in Srinagar shared the horrific details of war crimes committed by Indian troops in several villages of Tral in Pulwama district in the dark of Monday night. He said that the troops hailing from a local Indian army camp broke into the villages, forced people out of their houses, tortured men and molested women. The APHC leader hailed the people for demonstrating courage to hold protest against the brazen military action. He called upon the United Nations and human rights organizations to conduct probe into the brutalities by the troops in Tral and elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir.

Human rights activists Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement in Srinagar said that people from south Kashmir and north Kashmir have reported the abusive behaviour of the Indian army.

Meanwhile, Indian police barred Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti from visiting the victims of Indian brutalities in Tral and locked the main gate of her Gupkar residence in Srinagar, today. Mehbooba Mufti, in a tweet said that the troops dragged a woman, Ishrat Jan, tore her clothes before she fell unconscious because of head injuries during the operation in Seer Jageer area of Tral town.

Indian troops continued their violent cordon and search operations in different areas of Srinagar, Baramulla, Kujpwara, Pulwama, Shopian and Kishtwar areas, today.

Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting of its Advisory Council in Badgam said that Kashmiris have been fighting against illegal occupation of their homeland by India since 1947 and, despite all its oppression, New Delhi has failed to suppress their spirit for freedom.

On the other hand, former Indian minister and senior Congress leader, Prof Saifuddin Soz in a statement in Srinagar said that Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have resorted to spread white lies on Kashmir, especially on the abrogation of Article 370, while the fact is, there is widespread anger among the Kashmiris on the abrogation of this Article.

The IIOJK High has quashed the illegal detention of two Kashmiris, Mohammad Asif Raina and Mubarak Ahmed Dar booked under black law, Public Safety Act. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey observed that the detainees were not provided with the materials relied upon by the detaining authority.