Kashmir Rights Forum

Month: May 2022

On 25 May, a TV artist and her nephew were injured when terrorists fired upon them in Hishroo area of Chadoora in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The gruesome incident was aimed to demoralize the women who have high morals for showing their talent to the world.

Terrorists attacked upon the artist (Playing role in Tv Dramas) Ambreen, and her 10 -year -old nephew outside their home in Hishroo Chadoora. Condition of Ambreen is stated to be critical while her nephew has bullet injury in arm and is stated to be stable. KRF strongly condemns the deadly attack on innocent ladies.

On 17 May, at least one person succumbed to his injuries after terrorists hurled a grenade on a newly established wine shop in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Three others also suffered injuries in the attack. A newly established wine shop was attacked by terrorists in J&K’s Baramulla district. At least 4 people were injured in the incident, out of which one succumbed to his injuries. A terrorist disguised as a buyer came and hurled a grenade inside a newly opened wine shop at Dewan Bagh, Baramulla.  KRF strongly reacts to the attack on business property that left one dead and several others injured.

On May 15, an innocent Kashmiri was shot at and injured by armed terrorists in Turkwagam South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Shoiab Ahmad Ganai was attacked at Turkwagam, after which he recieved a bullet wound and was subsequently shifted to a nearby hospital. KRF condemns the attack on an innocent Kashmiri restricting him from his basic human rights. Such attacks are aimed at creating fear and psychosis among the fellow Kashmiri civilians.

SRINAGAR – J&K government on Friday invoked Article 311 of the Constitution of India yet again to dismiss its three more employees, including a professor of Kashmir University, Police Constables and a teacher from service for their alleged “terror links and secessionist activities.”
Official sources said that Altaf Hussain Pandit, chemistry Professor of Kashmir University is among three government employees, who have been sacked by the J&K administration for actively supporting militancy. The two others are Mohd Maqbool Hajam, teacher in school education department and Ghulam Rasool, a Jammu Kashmir Police Constable. The recent crackdown is part of the government effort to detect and mitigate ‘terror’ elements within the system who somehow managed to sneak in within the system in previous regimes.
Altaf Hussain Pandit, Chemistry Professor of Kashmir University is said to be actively associated with Jamaat-e-Islam (JeI) and he had crossed over to Pakistan for ‘terror’ training. He had remained an active militant of JKLF for three years before his arrest by security forces sometime in 1993. Altaf Hussain remained an active cadre of JeI and worked as a militant recruiter. He was instrumental in organizing stone pelting, violent protests on killing of militants in 2011 and 2014. In 2015, Altaf Hussain became executive member of the Kashmir University Teachers Association and used his position to propagate secessionism among students. It is learnt that Altaf Hussain was instrumental in motivating three students of Kashmir University to join militant ranks.
Another government employee, Mohd Maqbool Hajam, a teacher of school education department and a terror over ground worker (OGW) used to radicalize people. He was part of a mob which attacked a police station in Sogam and other government buildings. Despite being a government teacher, he was always found to be involved in terror activities.
Ghulam Rasool, a constable of Jammu Kashmir Police was working as an underground supporter of militants. He also acted as an informer to militants and used to tip off militants and OGWs about anti-militancy operations. He also used to leak the names of police personnel involved in anti-militancy operations. He was also in touch with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mushtaq Ahmad alias Aurangzeb, who has crossed over to Pakistan.
Sources further said that the designated committee in Jammu and Kashmir for scrutinizing and recommending cases under article 311 (2) (c) of the constitution of India has recommended termination of these 3 employees from the government service for having terror links and working as over ground worker (OGW).

On 13 May, a special police officer was shot at and injured in Gudoora, while the terrorists on Friday morning fired upon a SPO namely Riyaz Ahmad Thoker son of Ali Mohammad Thoker from the Gudoora area of Pulwama. The attack followed the attack upon a Kashmiri Pandit in the Budgam area of central Kashmir. These attacks are aimed at creating fear and psychosis among the innocent Kashmiris and halting the tourist footfall that saw a soaring increase since the spring season. Though security forces have ensured to maintain the peaceful environment around the tourist destinations, however, the hybrid terrorists sneak into crowded places to execute the plans. KRF condemns the attack on police personnel working hard to ensure normalcy in the valley.

On May 12, an innocent Pandit employee was shot dead by dastard terrorists in the Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Rahul Bhat, an employee in the local Tehsil office, at Chadoora was killed in cold blood. Terrorists are resorting to selective killings to enhance their operations, while later returning to their daily chores. Serving their heads hybrid terrorists yet again spilt innocent blood of a migrant Kashmiri Pandit that Kashmir Rights Forum condemns the killing in the strongest words.

May 07: A policeman in civvies was critically injured on Saturday while being fired upon by terrorists near Aiwa Bridge along Dr Ali Jan road in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district. The cop, Ghulam Hassan Dar son of Ghulam Rasool Dar of Danwar Edgar, was travelling on his bike, possibly on his way to duty at PCR, when armed terrorists fired upon him this morning, leaving him critically injured. The incident of violence is strongly condemned at KRF. 

On 02 May two CRPF troopers were injured after terrorists attacked a CRPF vehicle with an Improvised Explosive Detonator in Larmo area of South Kashmir’s Awantipora. The incident took place when a joint team of Police and CRPF were conducting area domination in 02 BP bankers. KRF condemns the attack on security forces. These attacks are coward attempts at harming the peace in the region. Attacks on security forces mean hatred for the tranquility that evolved by elimination of the terrorism from last couple of years.