Kashmir News Weekly Roundup: 12/25-12/31
Indian court sentences Kashmiri to six-year imprisonment
A UAPA court gave a civilian a six-year jail term for being a close associate of Burhan Muzzafar Wani- a young Kashmiri resistance leader who was mercilessly killed in July 2016 by Indian occupation forces for fighting against Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir. Burhan’s death brought the whole of Kashmir valley to the streets which openly rejected the Indian occupation of Kashmir. To suppress and silence Kashmiri voices Indian soldiers continue to conduct daily raids, and arrest people in Kashmir under the so-called PSA (Public Safety Act) and UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) Thousands are detained on bogus charges to control the Indian narrative in the media.
Indian government demolishes resistance fighter’s house
India has been destroying the resistance activists’ homes, invading and seizing their property, under the guise of them being “illegal buildings”.
In a statement on Saturday, the Indian-appointed Director General of JK Police, Dilbagh Singh, threatened to bulldoze the homes of other resistance activists in the valley.
Civilian home seized for allegedly ‘sheltering’ resistance activists
The collaborating JK Police of occupation forces dragged a family out of their house for having given shelter to two slain resistance activists in the past.
The Kashmiri people continue to have their homes seized in retaliation for supporting the Kashmir freedom movement. Yet at the same time, the Indian army propagates the false narrative that Kashmiris no longer support Kashmir’s freedom movement.
Indian forces make arbitrary civilian arrests in Indian Occupied Kashmir
The Indian military, with the JK police, arrested a civilian in north Kashmir as part of their ongoing arresting spree and falsely claimed to have found weapons and ammunition on him.
Mohammad Azam Daniyal, the son of Mohd Tehseen Daniyal, a resident of Dhani Karnah, was detained on Monday by the Indian army along with the JK Police on charges of transporting weapons. The police claims have been refuted by the arrested citizen’s family, who say this is false information.
Locals say that Indian armed forces have also stopped civilians randomly on the streets and confiscated their cell phones.
Three Kashmiri scholars attacked
Indian students attacked three Kashmiri students in the past month at Aligarh Muslims University because of their faith, nationality, and support for the resistance movement.
Kashmir students studying in India are frequently attacked, and no action is taken against the attackers.