NIA Issues Production Warrant Against Kashmiri Women Separatist Leaders


Production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, Naheeda Nasreen of banned terror group. (File)

New Delhi: 

A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) today issued a production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, and Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a banned terrorist organisation, after taking cognisance of recent charge sheet on terror charges against them.

The NIA court has issued the production warrant against the three accused women for December 12. The production warrant is an order issued by a criminal court of law to produce a person before the court in connection with criminal proceedings pending against him.

In the charge sheet, the NIA has accused the three women of allegedly engaging in anti-India activities and making attempts to incite the general populace of Kashmir for an armed rebellion against the Indian Government with aid and assistance of terrorist organisations based in neighbouring Pakistan.

The probe agency also established that the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Andrabi was in close contact with global terrorist and Mumbai 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Mohammad Saeed. The NIA also told the court that they were allegedly running a social media campaign to gain support from Pakistani establishments including terrorist entities.

The three accused were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in April this year and the case was later transferred to the NIA in July for further investigation.

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Rahul Gandhi’s Gotra is Dattatreya, He Is Kashmiri Brahmin, Says Priest


The priest presented documents showing names of Rahul Gandhi’s ancestors who prayed there

Ajmer: 

A priest at the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan, who presided over the puja offered by Rahul Gandhi on Monday, claimed that the Congress president’s gotra was ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin.

“His gotra is ‘Dattatreya’ and he is a Kashmiri Brahmin. Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have come and offered prayers at the ghat and it is recorded with us,” Dinanath Kaul, the priest, told reporters.

Mr Kaul claimed that he possessed old records, or ‘pothi’, in which the record of his family tree is registered and the priest’s ancestors had made Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru and other members of the family do puja at the Pushkar Sarovar.

“(Rahul) Gandhi came and offered prayers at the ghat. He also said his gotra is Dattatreya. Dattatreya are Kauls and Kauls are Kashmiri Brahmin,” he said.

The priest also presented documents showing the names of Rahul Gandhi’s ancestors who have worshipped at the Pushkar lake.

The Congress chief visited the Ajmer dargah and Pushkar and offered prayers before addressing election rallies.





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missing Kashmiri student of sharda university join isis posters viral on social media


नोएडा: सोशल मीडिया पर शुक्रवार (02 नवंबर) को उस लापता कश्मीरी छात्र का तथाकथित तस्वीरें सामने आईं, जो उत्तर प्रदेश स्थित ग्रेटर नोएडा में शारदा विश्वविद्यालय में मारपीट के बाद गायब हुआ था. शुक्रवार को एके-47 के साथ उसकी फोटो सोशल मीडिया पर सामने आईं हैं. उसकी तस्वीर में आईएसआईएस का झंडा भी लगा हुआ है. सोशल मीडिया पर साझा की गई तस्वीरों में सोफी काले कपड़ों में दिख रहा है और उनमें दावा किया गया कि वह आईएसआईएस के विचार से प्रभावित आतंकी समूह आईएसजेके में शामिल हो गया है. पोस्टर सोशल मीडिया में वायरल हो रहा है. 

missing Kashmiri student of sharda university join isis posters viral on social media

मूल रूप से श्रीनगर का रहने वाला एहतेशाम बिलाल सोफी (17) ग्रेटर नोएडा के शारदा विश्वविद्यालय में स्नातक के प्रथम वर्ष का छात्र था. वह 28 अक्टूबर विश्वविद्यालय से लापता था. उसने विश्वविद्यालय से दिल्ली जाने की अनुमति ली थी. मामले का जानकारी देते हुए अधिकारियों ने बताया कि ग्रेटर नोएडा के नॉलेज पार्क पुलिस स्टेशन के साथ-साथ श्रीनगर के खानयार पुलिस स्टेशन में भी उसके लापता होने को लेकर मामला दर्ज किया गया था. 

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इससे पहले पुलिस ने दावा किया था कि वो कश्मीर के आतंकवाद प्रभावित पुलवामा जिले में चला गया है. रविवार को उसके लापता होने के बाद पुलिस ने जांच शुरू की थी.  मामले की जांच करते हुए पुलिस ने बुधवार (31 अक्टूबर) को ये बताया था कि लापता कश्मीरी छात्र एहतेशाम बिलाल अहमद 28 अक्टूबर को दिल्ली से गो एयर की एक उड़ान से श्रीनगर पहुंचा था, लेकिन उसके बाद वह अपने घर नहीं गया है. पुलिस को जांच के दौरान ये पता चला कि बिलाल ग्रेटर नोएडा से दिल्ली के इंदिरा गांधी अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाईअड्डा गया था और वहां से वो गो एयर की फ्लाइट जी-8-223 से 28 अक्टूबर को श्रीनगर गया.

missing Kashmiri student of sharda university join isis posters viral on social media

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पुलिस ने बताया कि सोमवार (29 अक्टूबर) दोपहर ढाई बजे उसकी लोकेशन जम्मू में मिली थी. छात्र के मोबाइल कॉल डिटेल से यह पता चला कि उसने सोमवार शाम साढ़े चार बजे पिता से आखिरी बार बात की थी. हालांकि, उस समय उसने अपने पिता को जम्मू में होने की जानकारी नहीं दी थी. उसने बताया था कि वो दिल्ली मेट्रो में हैं. इसके बाद से छात्र का मोबाइल फोन बंद है. आपको बता दें कि शारदा विश्वविद्यालय परिसर में भारत और अफगान छात्रों के बीच हाथापाई में 17 वर्षीय बिलाल की गलती से पिटाई कर दी गई थी.





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Kashmiri Student, Missing From Noida’s Sharda University, Seen With ISIS Flag On Social Media


Ahtesham Bilal Sofi was a first year graduation student at Greater Noida’s Sharda University

New Delhi: 

Ahtesham Bilal Sofi, the Kashmiri student who went missing from his college in Greater Noida last week, has joined a terror outfit in Jammu and Kashmir, social media posts claim.

A photograph, allegedly of Ahtesham Bilal Sofi, was seen on social media, including Facebook. It shows the missing student in a black attire and headgear standing next to the ISIS flag. The post claims that the teenager has joined an offshoot of terror group ISIS.

The 17-year-old, a resident of downtown Srinagar, was a first year graduation student at Greater Noida’s Sharda University. He went missing on October 28 after he left the university with official permission to go to Delhi, around 35 km from his college.

When he did not return till the next morning and was untraceable, the university registered a ‘missing persons’ complaint with the police in Greater Noida. A case was also registered by the police in Srinagar later.

Based on the complaint, the police began a search operation. 48 hours after he went missing, cops traced Ahtesham’s mobile. The location, they say, was Srinagar. The police traced his calls and confirmed that he last spoke with his father on Monday evening, after which his phone was switched off.

Arvind Pathak, the Station House Officer of Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park police station said, “Ahtesham’s last known location was Srinagar from where he talked to his father at 4:30 pm on Monday, October 29. His phone has been switched off since then.”

“On October 28, the student took permission in the morning to go to Delhi. But when he did not return till the next morning, university officials contacted his father in Srinagar,” an official of the university said.

“Around 4:30 pm on Monday, Ahtesham spoke to his father and told him that he was in a Delhi Metro train, going back to the university. His calls were being tracked, and from his location and call details, it was clear that he was in Kashmir at the time, but was lying to his father,” an official said.

Social media posts now claim that Ahtasham Bilal Sofi has joined terrorist group ISJK, an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology.

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) said it has been tracking the case closely since October 28 and has taken cognizance of the photos that surfaced on social media.

“We are in touch with the Jammu and Kashmir police. We are tracking him,” Inspector General, ATS, Asim Arun told news agency PTI.

The Jammu and Kashmir police too, said that they were “ascertaining” Ahtesham’s presence in the Valley. The Gautam Buddh Nagar police (Noida-Greater Noida), who had traced the last location of Ahtesham’s mobile phone to terror-hit Pulwama district in south Kashmir, is also carrying out a detailed investigation.

According to the police in Noida, Ahtesham had left for Srinagar from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in the afternoon of October 28 and reached Pulwama later that day.

(With inputs from PTI)





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Missing Kashmiri Student Has Joined Terrorism, Social Media Posts Claim


Ahtesham Bilal Sofi was a first year graduation student at Greater Noida’s Sharda University

Noida: 

Social media posts carrying alleged pictures of a Kashmiri teenager, who went missing from a private university in Uttar Pradesh days ago, on Friday claimed that he has joined terrorism in the Valley.

Ahtesham Bilal Sofi, 17, a resident of downtown Srinagar, was a first year graduation student at Greater Noida’s Sharda University.

He went missing on October 28 after he left the university with official permission to go to Delhi, days after he was mistakenly roughed up during a scuffle between Indian and Afghan students in the campus.

A missing complaint was registered in the case in Greater Noida as well as Srinagar, officials said.

The pictures on social media showed Mr Sofi dressed in a black outfit and claimed he had joined terrorist group ISJK, an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology.

The UP Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) said it has been tracking the case since October 28 and has taken cognizance of the photos.

“We are in touch with Jammu and Kashmir police. We are tracking the footprints of the boy from Greater Noida to Kashmir,” Inspector General, ATS, Asim Arun told PTI.

The Jammu and Kashmir police said they were “ascertaining” Mr Sofi’s presence in the Valley.

The Gautam Buddh Nagar police, who had traced the last location of Mr Sofi’s mobile phone to terrorism-hit Pulwama district in South Kashmir, is also probing the matter.

“A missing complaint was registered and police teams are working on the case,” a senior official told PTI.

According to the police in Noida, Mr Sofi had left for Srinagar from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in the afternoon of October 28 and reached Pulwama a few hours later.

They said his mobile phone details showed that he last spoke to his father, who lives in Srinagar, at 4.30 pm, when his location was traced to Pulwama. However, he had told his father that he was is Delhi and was returning to the university by metro, the police said.





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Kashmiri Students Defer Decision To Leave AMU En Masse


Aligarh Muslim University spokesperson said no credible evidence was found against the students.

Aligarh: 

Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University have deferred their decision to surrender their degrees and leave the campus en masse Wednesday following revocation of the suspension order of the two students by the varsity.

The suspension order was revoked Tuesday night after a three-member enquiry panel set up by the varsity exonerated  Waseem Ayyub Malik and Abdul Haseeb Mir, saying “no credible evidence” of their participation in any “unlawful assembly” in the varsity campus was found, AMU spokesperson Shafey Kidwai said.

They were suspended Friday for allegedly participating in an prayer meeting in the university campus for a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Manan Bashir Wani.

Both the students, besides one unknown person, were charged by police on sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans.

Former president of AMU Students’ Union Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani told reporters that the decision to revoke the suspension order of the two Kashmiri students was a “welcome step” and will have salutary effect not only in the AMU, but also in the Kashmir Valley.

“We are strongly opposed to any anti-national act and we will never allow any such incident to take place at the campus. However, we are strongly opposed to any attempt to harass any student, be it from Kashmir or from any other part of the country.

“We feel that slapping of a sedition case against the two Kashmiri students by police was hasty, ill conceived and based on flimsy evidence,” Mr Usmani said.

He said if the police fails to withdraw the cases, the Kashmiri students have decided to re-launch their protest and go ahead with their peaceful resistance by leaving the campus en masse.

Former vice president of AMU Students’ Union Sajjad Subhan Rather, who hails from Kashmir and led a silent protest Tuesday at the venue of the All India AMU Alumni Meet, demanded justice for the Kashmiri students.

“We have come to the AMU to build our careers. Please do not snatch away the ‘pens’ from our hands,” he said.

Meanwhile, former Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju, who is currently abroad, has made an emotional appeal to the Kashmiri students studying at the AMU, urging them not to be “carried away by emotions and abandon their promising futures”.

“I wish to send my greetings to Kashmiri students since my DNA is same as theirs. They must not get disheartened by the recent unfortunate turn of events,” Katju told PTI.

He assured the Kashmiri students that if they ever needed his help, he will always be available for them in a just cause.

According to AMU officials, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik is playing a key role in resolving the ongoing crisis at the AMU.

He is reported to be in close touch with the Uttar Pradesh government and the AMU authorities.





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In Terror Funding Case, Delhi Court Grants Bail To Kashmiri Businessman


The court asked Zahoor Watali to surrender his passport. (File)

New Delhi: 

The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, who was arrested by the National Investigative Agency or the NIA for his alleged role in a terror-funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

A bench of justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel set aside the trial court’s June 8 order by which Watali was denied bail.

The bench directed that the release of the businessman on bail after furnishing a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and two sureties of the same amount.

Zahoor Watali was directed not to influence or intimidate the prosecution’s witnesses or tamper with the evidence in the case.

He was arrested on August 17 last year by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Zahoor Watali, Saeed, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and others have been accused by the NIA of “conspiring to wage war against the government” and fomenting trouble in the Kashmir valley.

The bench Thursday directed Watali to surrender his passport before the trial court and said he will not travel abroad without prior permission of the court.

“If there is any breach of these conditions, it will be open to the NIA to apply to the trial court for cancellation of bail,” the high court said.

In its chargesheet, the NIA has alleged that officials of the Pakistan High Commission here were passing on money to separatists in Jammu and Kashmir through Zahoor Watali.

Separatist leaders have been accused of taking a cut of the money.

Opposing the bail plea, the NIA contended that the sources from which the accused had received the funds could not be satisfactorily explained by him.

If released on bail, he might hamper the probe and flee from justice, it said.

In his application, Zahoor Watali said no offence under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was made out against him in the chargesheet.

His counsel said the probe in the case was already concluded and the charge sheet was filed.

Saeed has been accused of using Zahoor Watali’s services for passing on the money to the separatists and some individuals, who were actively indulging in stone-pelting in the Valley.

The NIA has charged Pakistan-based terrorists Saeed and Salahuddin, besides 10 others, with criminal conspiracy, sedition and provisions of the UAPA.

Besides Saeed, Salahuddin and Watali, the agency has named separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah alias Altaf Fantoosh and Bashir Ahmad Bhat in the chargesheet.

Hurriyat Conference leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Mohammad Akbar Khanday and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal have also been charged by the agency in the terror-funding case.

All the accused are currently in judicial custody.

Two of the accused — freelance photo-journalist Kamran Yusuf and Javed Ahmad Bhat — both accused of stone-throwing, were earlier granted bail by the court. 





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Kashmiri Tied To Jeep On Army Action Against Officer


A team led by Major Gogoi tied Mr Dar to an army jeep to escape heavy stone pelting

Srinagar: 

“Justice has been finally done,” remarked Farooq Ahmed Dar, an artisan used as a ‘human shield’ by Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, today on hearing the officer was indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry for allegedly “fraternising” with a local woman in May this year.

The Court of Inquiry(CoI) indicted Major Gogoi on two counts — allegedly “fraternising” with a local woman in a Srinagar hotel and being away from his place of duty, and “being away from the place of duty while in operational area”. This paves the way for disciplinary action against Major Gogoi, army sources said today.

“I am thankful to the Almighty. The person who ruined my life has to face the wrath of God finally. God has his ways to do justice,” Mr Dar told PTI over phone from his home.

The 28-year-old embroidery artisan, who is struggling to pick up the threads of his life after the traumatic incident, said the army should have treated his case also on compassionate grounds and listened to his version of the incident that sparked an outrage.

“I am not even sure whether I will be able to restart my life again but I am happy that God has given me justice at the end of the day. The person who is responsible for my destruction has also been eventually shamed,” said Mr Dar, who has been shunned by neighbours after a video of him being tied as a ‘human shield’ by Gogoi came in public domain.

Suffering from depression as he was boycotted by villagers for allegedly being a government agent, Mr Dar recalled his repeated pleas to major Gogoi to release him but he refused to pay heed.

“The army major was arrogant with power and considered himself as my creator. However, little did he know that ‘Uski lathi mein awaaz nahi hai’ (lightning makes no sound until it strikes),” he said.

On April 9 last year, a team led by Major Gogoi tied Mr Dar to the bonnet of an army jeep to escape heavy stone pelting in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the image going on to make global headlines and putting the civilian-security polarisation in the Valley once again in spotlight.

It was election day for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency and Mr Dar said he was on his way to cast his vote, braving the boycott call by separatist organisations. Eight people were killed in police firing on the day.

Investigations by central agencies and local police backed Mr Dar’s account of events of the day, raising questions on the army’s claim that he was a stone-pelter.

Investigations found Mr Dar was on his way to his sister’s place for a condolence visit after voting when the army picked him up and beat him mercilessly before tying him with ropes and parading him through nearly 28 villages.

“I have not been able to understand my mistake. Was it going to the polling booth and casting my ballot wrong?” he said.

He said he continued to face a social boycott as people in his village Chill, in Budgam district, had distanced themselves after they learnt he had participated in the election process.

Mohammad Ashan Untoo, the head of the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights group in the Valley who has filed a case against the army before the Chief Judicial magistrate, said “I have faith in the Almighty as well as the judiciary.”

“One day we will get justice in our case too,” Untoo said.

Major Gogoi was detained by the police on May 23 this year for sometime after an altercation took place at a hotel reception here when he allegedly tried to enter along with an 18-year-old woman. Major Gogoi had told the police that he had come for a “source meeting”.

After his indictment, the officer will now face summary of evidence before court martial proceedings are initiated against him, army officials said.

The Army had ordered the CoI following the May 23 incident. Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat had also said that exemplary punishment would be given to Major Gogoi if he was found guilty of “any offence”.





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Scrapping Article 35A Like Divorce, Says Kashmiri Bureaucrat Shah Faesal


Shah Faesal is a 2010-batch IAS exam topper. (File)

Srinagar: 

Outspoken IAS officer Shah Faesal on Sunday said repealing of Article 35A of the Constitution would end Jammu and Kashmir’s relationship with the rest of the country.

Mr Faesal, a 2010-batch IAS exam topper, is currently pursuing a  mid-career masters programme in the United States.

“I would compare Article 35A to a marriage-deed/nikahnama. You repeal it and the relationship is over. Nothing will remain to be discussed afterwards,” he said in a tweet.

He said the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India took place before the Constitution had come into force. 

“Yes and those who say Accession still stands forget that Accession was just like a Roka, because the Constitution had not come into force that time. Can Roka still bind two people together even after the marriage document is annulled?” he wrote. 

The IAS officer, however, said continuing the special constitutional provisions in respect to Jammu and Kashmir did not pose any threat to the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

“Let’s not confuse the issue. Sovereignty and integrity of India can’t be challenged. Not at all. But the Constitution has kept some special provisions for J&K state. It’s a unique arrangement. It isn’t a threat to India’s integrity at all,” he said. 

Mr Faesal is already subject to a disciplinary proceeding initiated by the Jammu and Kashmir government at the request of the centre’s Department of Personnel and Training for posting a tweet about frequent rapes in the country. 





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Conspiracy Can be behind killing of Kashmiri soldiers says Union Minister Jitendra Singh – केंद्रीय मंत्री जितेंद्र सिंह बोले


केंद्रीय मंत्री जितेंद्र सिंह बोले- कश्मीरी जवानों की हत्या के पीछे हो सकता है षडयंत्र

केन्द्रीय मंत्री जितेन्द्र सिंह (फाइल फोटो)

खास बातें

  1. जितेंद्र सिंह ने कहा कि कश्मीरी जवानों की हत्या के पीछे षडयंत्र की आशंका
  2. स्थानीय युवाओं के सशस्त्र बलों में शामिल होने से रोकना की है साजिश
  3. उन्होंने कहा कि इस पर ध्यान देना महत्वपूर्ण है

जम्मू: केन्द्रीय मंत्री जितेन्द्र सिंह ने रविवार को कहा कि कश्मीर में स्थानीय सुरक्षा बल के जवान को अगवा और हत्या करने के पीछे स्थानीय युवाओं के सशस्त्र बलों में शामिल होने से रोकने का षडयंत्र हो सकता है. दक्षिण कश्मीर के कुलगाम जिले में शनिवार को आतंकवादियों द्वारा एक पुलिसकर्मी को अगवा कर हत्या की हालिया घटना के बारे में पूछे जाने पर सिंह ने कहा कि चाहे वह डीएसपी मोहम्मद अयूब, सेना के लेफ्टिनेंट फयाज डार या औरंगजेब हों, यह सब उस समय हुआ जब कश्मीर के युवा आगे आने और मोदी के विकास यात्रा का एक हिस्सा बनना चाहते थे. 

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प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय में राज्यमंत्री ने यहां संवाददाताओं से कहा, ‘‘ इस पर (कश्मीर में आतंकवादियों द्वारा स्थानीय सुरक्षा कर्मचारी को अगवा और हत्या करने) ध्यान देना महत्वपूर्ण है. यह स्थानीय कश्मीरी युवाओं को सुरक्षा बलों को शामिल करने से रोकने के लिए एक साजिश हो सकती है.

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