According to local News one, an 8-year boy died on the spot in Neelum Valley, where many other injured including House burnt by Indian Army firing across the Cease Fire Line.
Toqeer Gillani, a leader of Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front, said Saturday the group will cross the frontier near Chakotay. He said they would spend the night at the midway point and resume their on-foot journey early Sunday.
That the pre-requisite for reconciliation, good neighbourliness and durable peace between them is a commitment by both the countries to peaceful co-existence, respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;
Pressing upon Pompeo to tell the Indian government “to immediately lift the communications blackout and adhere to international human rights standards in Jammu & Kashmir”, they give instances of how amidst communications blackout there are “increasingly disturbing reports of human rights abuses.”
A daughter of former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir called on world leaders to intervene to help the people of the region, who are facing “economic, humanitarian, psychological and health crises.”
The team visited Srinagar and several villages in the districts of Shopian, Pulwama and Bandipora. Their report incorporates eyewitness accounts of the restrictions imposed on the people since the Centre’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir. The names of the eyewitnesses were changed to protect their identities.
Shehla Rashid challenges the removal of Section 370 & the J&K Reorganisation Act in Indian High court
A total of seven petitioners including Rashid and Faesal have moved the apex court in challenging the removal of Section 370 of J&K and the J&K Reorganisation Act which has bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
The report was prepared after conversations with hundreds of affected people in and around Kashmir valley; all of whom were too afraid to speak on camera.
In a statement issued on Friday, the hardline separatist leader, who advocates Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan, said people should organise peaceful protests and demonstrations in their areas of residence.
He cited the discovery of charred bodies of Kashmiri youth from the debris of five houses destroyed by the Indian forces at Bahmnoo and Kakpora in Pulwama, which had been burnt beyond visual recognition.