Kashmir Killings & the lies of Chidambaram & Omar Abdullah: A Comprehensive Report on the current uprising In Kashmir
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Dear All,The current uprising in the Kashmir Valley is being portrayed as just another episode of a Lashkar-i-Taiyyaba inspired conspiracy by P. Chidambaram (Union Minister for Home Affairs) as well as by the CM Mr. Omar Abdullah (who I thought was a little more intelligent & honest that his father & still continue to hope so) - this is also the dominant line picked up by the Corporate Media.On the other hand the Governments of India & Pakistan are proceeding within the framework of a comprehensive dialogue, finally going beyond the rhetoric of - "Terror & Kashmir First".Undoubtedly the present uprising is a legitimate uprising of the Kashmiri masses against the killings & murders of innocent civilians by the Army.The Report below as well as the writings of Dilnaz Boga (one of the most honest, courageous & committed journalist of the present generation), clearly prove that the killings by the Military have led to the escalation of the protests & not some LeT based conspiracy theories. The current phase of the Kashmiri struggle is a popular upsurge & is overwhelmingly non-violent.There is clearly a section within our political leadership led by Chidambaram & ably supported by the Right, as well as within the Armed Forces that wish to keep the fires burning. The role of the Israeli lobby should also be analysed.Of course Chidambaram continues to use his Headley-CIA-FBI-based insinuations to maintain a degree of tension with Pakistan over 26/11. A supposed intelligent Chidambaram treats Headley's statements as the 'final word' & sends dossier after dossier to his counterparts across. And an infantile & venile Media unquestioningly laps it all up.The embers are being fanned & it could turn into an inferno that could destroy the increasing detente' between India & Pakistan.Also do note that the coming months will witness increasing tensions between Israel-US-Nato & Iran - & especially on Palestine.The next International Flotilla is set to sail to Gaza in September. It will comprise more than 60 ships & more than 500 trucks that will form the land based convoy to Palestine.Israel is & will be in a more isolated & desperate situation & thus we need to fear about an Israeli plot against the Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in Delhi, precisely during that very period.The threat of a Mossad-CIA-Abhinav Bharat-Sanatan Sanstha terror attack on the Commonwealth Games is not beyond the realm of possibility & this has been alluded to by MK Narayanan (ex-NSA Chief) & Sheila Dixit (CM-Delhi). Of course MK Narayanan (a US-Israeli asset) spoke about the threat of an LeT attack, but then we now know the truth of the spate of urban terror bombings in India during the course of post-9/11 India . . . don't we??The Peoples' Movement in the rest of the country, as well progressive Political Parties & Trade Unions need to intervene in the current crisis erupting in Kashmir.If not, it could turn into a Volcano, destroying the dream of a South Asian Union.RegardsFeroze Mithiborwala---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dilnaz <dilnazb@...>
Date: 30 June 2010 22:20
Subject: Fwd: A Report on the current uprising In Kashmir
To: Feroze Mithiborwala <feroze.moses777@...>, Kaniza <kanizagarari@...>, Sasha Bhat <sasha.bhat@...>
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From: Inshah Malik <inshahkashmiri@...>
Date: 30 June 2010 19:26
Subject: A Report on the current uprising In Kashmir
To: Dilnaz <dilnazb@...>
A Report on current uprising in Kashmir
30th June 2010
Compiled pictures of the innocent civilians and children killed so far by the troopers in Kashmir
From Left to Right: Firdous Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmed, Tajamul bashir, Taukeer Ahmed, Rafiq Bangroo, Sajad Malla, Zahid farooq, Inayat Khan, Zubair Ahmed, Wamiq farooq, Tufail Ahmed and Bilal Ahmed.
The current state politics is moving in a deadly direction where the State of Jammu and Kashmir headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has almost declared a death sentence over the entire Kashmir valley. While making statements about the current situation during a Press Conference held on 29th June 2010, Abdullah along with the central government authorities gave a clean chit to CRPF staged in Kashmir who have atrociously violated the Human Rights of people. The State government asked people to desist from protesting against the death of the youth and imposed a stringent curfew all over the valley.
The national media portrayed the current people’s uprising as something instigated by the Pakistan based mentors completely sidelining the issues of their concern and coloured the whole situation in favour of the troopers.
The year 2010 has been marked as the ‘year of teenage killing’ in Kashmir for the reason that are obvious to people. Since January 2010, 16 children have been killed by the Indian troopers so far. It is this aggravated situation that has forced the people into a do or die situation once and for all. The people have become fearless and visualize the present politics as a genocide in clear sense.
Inayath Khan killed by the troopers on Jan 8, 2010
On Jan 8 2010, Inayat Khan a 16 year old boy became the first victim of this military madness for the year. Inayat had just passed his SSC exams with excellent numbers. On this fateful day, while going for the tutions he was shot down by the troopers in budshah chowk Srinagar. Inayat lives close to another Inayat who was a musician and was killed by the troopers in 2006. Now both of them await justice in oblivion.
Wamiq Farooq was shot down by the troopers on Jan 13 2010
In the same month on Jan 31 2010, Wamiq farooq a 13 year old from Rainawari was playing in the Ghanni Memoria Stadium. The troopers while chasing a group of protesters entered the stadium and fired a teargas shell from a close range leaving Wamiq a brilliant student and only hope of his parents dead.
Zahid Farooq killed by the troopers on Feb 5, 2010
Five days later on Feb 5 2010, Zahid Farooq, a 16 year old boy, only son of his parents was shot dead by the troopers.
In another case on April 13 2010, Zubair Ahmed Bhat, a 17 year old boy was sitting on the banks of the river Jehlum with his friends when the troopers came and forced them to jump into the river. While most of them could cross the river, Zubair struggled the nearby boatmen attempted to rescue but the troopers fired teargas shells at them and Zubair drowned, he was a student from Sopore and used to work as a part time labourer in Srinagar. Police closed the file labelling it as an accident and ignoring this eyewitness account.
Just after a months gap ‘June’ has become the most dreaded month of the year 2010 for the most the people have lost hope and faith in the state run justice mechanisms.
Tufail Ahmed a 17 year old boy from Sadakadal Srinagar had just passed his SSC examinations with a distinction and was killed by the troopers. On 5th June 2010, Tufail was playing in the Ghani Memorial stadium when he was shot dead. He received a firearm injury in his head leaving his brain into pieces on the grass.
Tufail Ahmed killed by the troopers on 5 June, 2010
Mohd Rafiq Bangroo’ family had already lost seven family members already to the troopers and he was working as a shawl weaver. On 19 June he was caught by the army and beaten up, he had a battle for his life and finally he passed away. On 20th June 2010, During his funeral procession, the anti government slogans were raised to which the troopers retaliated with gunshots killing Rafiq’s another cousin named Javed Ahmed Malla. Javed was 17 and worked in a bag manufacturing company in Khonmoh and had discontinued studies due to family’s abject poverty.
Rafiq Ahmed Bangroo Succumbed to injuries after troopers mercilessly thrashed him on 18th June 2010.
People had not even grieved on this properly when the situation worsened on June 25th 2010 when the troopers conducted a fake encounter in North Kahmir’s Sopore area. The people protested the killings in the fake encounter, troopers went berserk and entered a farm and killed firdous Ahmed Kakroo a 17 year old boy who was doing his daily farming. On the same day they also shot Shakeel Ahmed an 18 year old electrician who was on his way to market to buy some electrical stuff.
Shakeel Ahmed shot dead on 25th June 2010 by the troopers
On June 27 the local people in Sopore town plunged on the roads to show discontent against the state’s rampant killings. Bilal Ahmed a 22 years old boy was watching at a distance the procession moving on when the troopers attacked it and shot bilal in his throat and he died on spot.
Bilal Ahmed Shot dead on 27th June. 2010
On June 28th 2010, From North Kashmir the troopers killing spree started in the South kashmir’s Baramulla town.
Taukeer Ahmed a 9 year old and Tajamul Bashir a 20 year old were both shot dead by the troopers
On June 29th 2010, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khanday (15) son of Ghulam Mohammad Khanday, Imtiyaz Ahmad Itoo(18) son of Ghulam Mohammad Itoo from S K Colony Islamabad and Sajad Ashraf Baba (19) son of Late Mohd Ashraf Baba (19) were reportedly present in a lawn which belongs to one of the victim’s family. Chasing the protesters in Islamabad town, SHO Ayoub Rather (Islamabad) and SHO Rauf Ahmed (Mattan) along with two sub-inspectors namely Masarat alam and Parveiz Ahmed barged into the lawn and reportly fired at six youth after lining them up, out of which two Ishtiyaq Ahmed (15) and Imtiyaz Ahmed (18) died on spot and Shujat ul Islam (19) along with three others was rushed to District hospital Anantnag. From there, because of his critical condition Shujatul Islam was directed to SMHS hospital but on his way he passed away. Among three others hospitalised at the District hospital, one is reported to be fighting his death while two others are said to be safe and recovering.
Imtiyaz Ahmed shot dead by the troopers on June 29th, 2010
Ishtiyaq Ahmed shot dead by the troopers on June 29th, 2010
Living in Kashmir is an hour by hour experience, people are locked up under curfew and completely and the state government has shunned its people. Now the question is the angry unarmed people will protest that’s what the mind set has become, so how many more will be killed is what the wait is for?
With Great Regard
Ms. Inshah Malik
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Official email: inshah.malik@...