Thursday, 30 June 2022
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Monday, 27 June 2022
Sunday, 26 June 2022
An FIR has been registered against Mujtaba Bandy, gen. secretary JKNSF for wall chalking and writing slogans for an Independent Kashmir. It's shameful that Kashmiris are not given right to freedom of expression. I strongly condemn this act and demand his release. @SardarTanveerIK pic.twitter.com/5nFtWOlNl4— Qaisar Javed (@QaisarJaved0) June 26, 2022
Saturday, 25 June 2022
27 سالہ خاتون حسینہ بی بی اور اس کے 18 ماہ کے معصول پھول کے چار قاتل اور چار سہولت کار۔#NeelumValley @SardarTanveerIK @sahaafi @MughalAmiruddin @UsmanTariqUSK @WaqarBagga @TariqNaqash @Yaseenusman_OFL @aakmaljarall @HamidMirPAK https://t.co/4bqHVFcKVb— Zaara (@zaara_kashmiri) June 25, 2022
English translation of the Urdu text above:
27 year old lady Haseena Bibi and her 18 month old innocent flower (child) were killed by 4 people, assisted by 4 others.
End of translation....
I'll translate the report too, which can be read in Urdu at the link above.
|We understand that this is an actual photo of Haseena's hand after her body was found in the Neelam river at Nagdar|
Paalri in Diwaarian, which is in the Neelam Valley is where this gory incident happened.
The 4 alleged killers:
1) Sudhir - deywar i.e. younger brother of husband
2) Taaj un Nissa aka 'Taaju' - jethaani i.e. wife of husband's older brother
3) Sumera - nand i.e. husband's sister
4) Irfan - deywar i.e. younger brother of husband
The 4 alleged accomplices:
1) Vakeel Chisti son of Zulfiqar - peon or clerk in judiciary
2) Qazi Khursheed - local (power/public issue) broker
3) Guard Muhammad Hussain - retired employee of the department of forestry
4) Fazal Hussain Diwani - a political lackey of PMLN (Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz) and local (power/public issue) broker
All the above (8) are alleged to have been involved in the murder of:
1) Haseena Bibi - 27 years old
2) Anas - her son of 18 months (age) who is still missing.
On the 3rd of June at 3pm, it is alleged that Haseena Bibi's in-laws killed her and threw her into the Neelam river. At 7pm (in the evening) her in laws phoned Haseena's mother and informed her that her daughter is missing. As soon as she received this shocking news her mother - along with other villagers - went out in search of her but - oblivious of her daughter's fate - could not find a clue as to her daughter's whereabouts.
After 2 days the missing woman's mother and maternal uncle visited the relevant police station at Lawaat Pine to lodge an FIR (First Information Report) but the police displayed neglect and did not lodge an FIR, leaving them at the mercy of a local jirga (supposedly a meeting of a group of tribal men that has the authority to settle a dispute in a way acceptable to both sides), which in this particular case has been referred to as a 'jirga mafia'.
After the lapse of 7 days the missing woman's mobile and her identity card were recovered from her in laws. When the police of Lawaat station were contacted with this important information they exercised neglect once again. Thus, no action was taken and neither was an FIR lodged. As previously, the matter was handed over to a local 'jirga mafia' once again. In that jirga was Vakeel Chisti s/o Zulfiqar on whose instructions the women's mother was offered money - that you take this money and forget about the issue - that if you follow this instruction it would be most convenient for you. Otherwise, I (Vakeel Chisti) will not let your application (for justice) be considered in any part of the district (of Neelam).
Vakeel Chisti of Dhakan Kot in Diwaarian is a clerk with the district Qazi (separate judge exercising Islamic law as part of the dual judicial structure in AJK) was also citing the reputation of his job (to exude his power/status) but the missing woman's parents were not calmed by this strategy (to bury the issue). Haseena's parents went to the SP (superintendent of police) Neelam's office once again and briefed him on the whole issue, which the SP in turn marked their application and sent it to Lawaat police station for appropriate investifation. Despite this order from their superior, the police station at Lawaat still refrained from taking action or even writing an FIR.
After the lapse of 18 days it was intimated at the police station in Lawaat that the missing woman was alive and in Rawalpindi (Pakistan). On that very day people from her parents side as well as her in-laws with 2 policemen in tow went to Rawalpindi in search of Haseena Bibi. When they reached Rawalpindi they learned that the woman's dead body had been found in the river Neelam downstream at Nagdar and had been transferred to DHQ (district headquarter hospital) in Neelam Valley. At this juncture, it transpired that the Lawaat police had lied and therefore it was now their responsibility that they publicly disclose those who said that the missing Haseena Bibi was alive and in Rawalpindi.
It was on Wednesday 22/06/2022 at 11am that the woman's dead body had been found by rescue personnel at Nagdar by the river Neelam and transferred to DHQ, 19 days after she was 'assumed' to be missing. When Haseena Bibi's in-laws learned of this development they reached the hospital before the parents of the allegedly murdered woman and declared to the hospital staff that this dead body was not that of Haseena Bibi. The dead woman's mother reached the hospital at 4pm and when she noticed a ring on the corpse's finger, she recognised it to be that of her supposedly missing daughter. However, the hospital staff refused to hand over the body to her and said that her 2 sisters should also be called to the hospital, so that they may confirm with assurity that indeed this was the body of Haseena Bibi. In the meantime, all the rest of the household had reached the hospital, whereupon it was established and confirmed that this was indeed the dead body of the missing woman.
Furthermore, around the neck of the dead woman were 3 keys. When the police reached the house of Haseena Bibi's in-laws, they checked the keys with the metal boxes (trunks) in her room which confirmed that the 3 keys corresponded to the 3 locks on the 3 boxes. This further clarified that the dead body was indeed that of Haseena Bibi. At 9pm the DHQ administration - once a post mortem had been conducted - handed over Haseena's corpse to her parents. In the post mortem report it can be clarified that murder - and not suicide - was suspected. The woman's dead body was taken to her ancestral village Paalri in Diwaarian and buried.
Missing with the woman was her infant child of 18 months Anas, who has not been found to date. The poor victimised family of Haseena Bibi are repeatedly making vociferous appeals to 'higher authorities' that they be delivered justice and the killers of their 27 year old daughter be delivered appropriate punishment for their crimes. It is their responsibility and the bereaved family have complete faith in these 'higher authorities' that they will definitely fulfill their duty.
The motive of why she was killed is still unclear.
End of translation from above cited Urdu report....
This is an important development in the story of Asmaad Aslam, the young boy who accidentally crossed over the LOC from Tithrinote, Hajeera in November last year:
— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) July 2, 2022
In the evening I was invited to 2 Twitter spaces. Both at different spectrums of the internal narrative of JKA. As both events coincided with each other I had to comply with the first request first. Here are the links (although the second programme wasn't recorded unfortunately):
1) Growing Jihadi Politics in Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir/GilgitBaltistan
— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) June 25, 2022
2) #UK should apologise for selling & dividing #Jammu #Kashmir
— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) June 25, 2022
Friday, 24 June 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022
It is indeed. It is also to be noted that - at least in this day and age - it is more likely that non Muslims will understand the universal messages of Islam rather than Muslims themselves. In general, Muslims adopt the faith but not the guidance > complications 4 all humanity.— Tanveer Ahmed (@sahaafi) June 23, 2022
There was always likely to be a sharp turn in matters related to Malik Waseem Kashmiri versus the State of AJK. I've been studying this 'test case' since the middle of December last year. In fact, I dedicated a folder for this issue and began collecting evidence on all matters related to it, on the 13th of December 2021.
There was a twist yesterday and it is just ballooning as an issue, with more thrust than at any point since Malik Waseem and his family were evicted on January the 17th 2022, from Sardar Singh and Ratan Singh's land in Naluchi, Muzaffarabad; that they had occupied as refugees from the other side of JKA (Kupwara) in 1949. after migrating in 1947.
The man on the ground representing the 'strong arm of the law' was Deputy Commissioner (DC hereon) Muzaffarabad Nadeem Janjua, who used all available tools in the British colonial manual to allegedly detain, intimidate, harass, torture, beat and blackmail Malik Waseem and his family.
He was following orders from the Supreme Court of AJK, claimed he and almost every other asset of the 'governance system' in Muzaffarabad.
Yesterday morning, news reached most parts of AJK that a stolen car (from Lahore last year) with government of AJK number plates, was in the 'custody' or 'use' of DC Muzaffarabad.
According to the following video report by a Pakistani news channel, namely City 41:
|DC Muzaffarabad Nadeem Janjua|
When you lose everything!— Massood Sanjer (@MassoodSanjer) June 23, 2022
Devastating and heartbreaking!
Photo AP pic.twitter.com/60cJInWKFQ
Meanwhile, the following was a protest outside national press club Islamabad today, by students in response to Punjabi students conducting a lethal attack on Kashmiri students at Qaid e Azam University a few days ago. They demanded that the attackers be immediately arrested:
#Kashmiri_Students_Are_Not_Safe_In_Pakistan.— Akmal Jarall (@aakmaljarall) June 23, 2022
قائداعظم یونیورسٹی میں پنجابی طلبا۶ کاکشمیری طلبا۶ پرقاتلانہ حملےکےخلاف آج اسلام آبادمیں زیرِتعلیم طلبا۶ نےنیشنل پریس کلب اسلام آبادکےباہراحتجاجی مظاہرہ کیااورمطالبہ کیاکہ فلفور حملہ آوروں کوگرفتار کیاجاۓ۔#KashmiriStudentsUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/y7MXL5c8vV
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
This is not a video of Indian-occupied Kashmir or Palestine, but a video of the recent atrocities on Kashmiri students at a well-known university in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.— Zaara (@zaara_kashmiri) June 21, 2022
#KashmiriWantJustice @HamidMirPAK @HRCP87 @sahaafi @MughalAmiruddin pic.twitter.com/bFv1pOPLdO
Monday, 20 June 2022
Sunday, 19 June 2022
Saturday, 18 June 2022
Day 13 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.
Thankfully, we have achieved some respite over power outages since yesterday!
I can now begin concentrating on other immediate needs and concerns, all related to governance of course.
We decided to monitor the electricity supply again today (for the 4th day in a row) when we recognised it dropping again!
1205hrs: Electricity goes
1416hrs: Electricity returns
1641hrs: It departs again
1701hrs: It returns again
1801hrs: It goes again
1901hrs: It returns
2342hrs: It departs once again
0000hrs: Monitoring ends....
- Thus, in 12 hours of monitoring between (1200hrs to 0000hrs/midnight) we received 491 minutes of 720 minutes possible.
- That is, 8 hours and 11 minutes received out of 12 hours.
Percentage of electricity received today: 68.2% (0% low voltage)
Percentage of electricity received yesterday: 80.9% (0 low voltage)
Day Before Yesterday: 20.1% of which 4% was low voltage
Day Before The Day Before Yesterday: 51.7% of which 11.5% was low voltage
Thus, we can bring the current electricity monitoring process to a close for now. At least, until the next such crisis re-emerges. We can give a (mean) average to the last 4 days of monitoring thus: 55.3%
It can be safely assumed that when we are hit with such crises in AJK, we are unlikely to receive much more than 12 hours of electricity in 24 hours a day. This is an example from Dadyaal, the richest subdivision (tehsil) in AJK and amongst the most affected by the building of the Mangla Reservoir in the 1960s. The situation in other parts of AJK becomes much bleaker, the poorer that subdivision is.
It should also be remembered that the territory of AJK produces more than 10 times its own need, in terms of hydro powered electricity. This is but one prime example of how and why we are occupied by our Muslim neighbours to the west viz. Pakistan.
Friday, 17 June 2022
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Today, we were also able to hand over the application for a waste disposal bin (with a lid) back to the Municipality (Baldiya), to be placed in Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square. Yesterday, it was marked by the Assistant Commissioner (AC) for directions/suggestions (I went myself to get it marked) while a day before I had sent a co-citizen to the Municipality for implementation.
The application was addressed to the Administrator of the Municipality - a position which doesn't exist at the moment - and thus its duties are being performed by the Assistant Commissioner (AC), also described as the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM).
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Day 10 at Maqbool Bhat Shaheed Square - Dadyaal.
We've initiated communication with the local administration today and suggested that they provide an appropriately modern and functional waste disposal bin. Here's the application:
It is without a doubt that the governance system around us - AJK son of Pakistan son of Imperial Britain - is rapidly disintegrating. The electricity we are receiving in the highest revenue generating tehsil (subdivision) of AJK (namely Dadyaal) is dwindling by the day. It is now easily less than 12 hours a day and the voltage is also rapidly deteriorating. There is no longer sufficient current to run a fridge and the ceiling fan also turns at a speed barely enough to generate a superficial breeze.
Not a day passes when we see multiple examples of our forests being burned out. All other aspects of governance have a similar gory tale to tell.
It was somewhat refreshing to read the following document:
Here's the comment that I made after reading it:
Thank you Jonathan. I found that quite insightful in some respects. I would just say among other important criteria for successful mediation in conflict resolution; the two that are most important in my opinion (and experience of over 17 years of uninterrupted on the ground action-oriented research in Jammu Kashmir & Allied areas) are genuine & representative inclusion of the affectees of conflict in any process and for that process to not be bound in time, it should be for the long haul, until resolution.
Meanwhile, I hope you are keeping well? We met quite a long time ago, one evening at a coffee shop in Islamabad, Pakistan.
End of comment....
The document above can be accessed on LinkedIn here.
Today I'll provide you a real-time insight into our electricity woes in AJK and specifically in Dadyaal, as I sit literally sweating on my keyboard:
1500hrs: Electricity arrived
1532hrs: Electricity departed
1646hrs: Electricity arrived (albeit at a very low voltage, not enough to make the ceiling fan spin at any reasonable speed!)
1718hrs: The voltage perked up to its regular voltage!
1753hrs: Electricity departed once again
2111hrs: Gone....and its raining
2132hrs: Returns as rain recedes
2144hrs: Gone again
2153hrs: Back again
2202hrs: Gone yet again
2300hrs: The electricity returns once again and remained until midnight.
- Thus, in 9 hours of monitoring between 1500hrs and midnight we received 279 minutes of 540 possible.
- That is, 4 hours 39 minutes received (of which 32 minutes were of low voltage) out of 9 hours.
- Barely half, which would average out to be around 12 hours out of 24.
Percentage of electricity received: 51.7% of which 11.5% was low voltage.
Earlier in the evening in Dadyaal, there appeared to be the first real protest against the power shortages meted out to this territory, despite producing more than ten times its need. There was a protest a couple of weeks ago but that was mild and brief. This was fiery, reports tell me.
Yes, the following is as absurd as it is true in the 'water kingdom' of Asia:
People yearning for drinking water in Nakyal AJK.#JusticeWithAJKpeople @HamidMirPAK @MughalAmiruddin @SardarTanveerIK @sahaafi @UsmanTariqUSK @WaqarBagga @TariqNaqash @HRCP87 @UN_HRC— Zaara (@zaara_kashmiri) June 15, 2022
Full Video:- https://t.co/x9TwNARLlv pic.twitter.com/QyyV2PGcHz
Meanwhile, I fired the following shot on Facebook, which I can't embed here - except as an image - but anyone can reach the link here.
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