Lawsuit filed towards Modi, others in UK for Kashmiris’ killing

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ISLAMABAD:

The Authorized Discussion board for Kashmir (LFK) has launched a complete file on Zia Mustafa’s extra-judicial execution in a staged encounter at Poonch in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

To spotlight the continued scenario within the disputed territory, the LFK organised a roundtable debate titled “Investigation Conflict Crime Circumstances in IIOJK” at an area lodge in Islamabad on Friday.

In response to the file, 15-year-old Zia from Rawalakot in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) inadvertently crossed the Line of Management (LoC) on January 13, 2003, and was arrested by Indian occupying forces. The members of the family of Zia lodged a lacking report earlier than the related police station.

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The military and IIOJK police, led by the then Director Normal of Police A Ok Suri, gave a joint press convention to the Indian media on April 11, 2003, projecting and presenting Zia as a “international militant”, allegedly concerned within the so-called terror incident.

Nonetheless, the file reported that Zia was a minor when he crossed the border unknowingly and later, was falsely implicated in militancy by the Indian forces and businesses.

The report additional acknowledged that the trial court docket in Shopian in IIOJK framed prices towards Zia underneath Sections 302, 120b, 450, 395, of IPC; 7/27 PACT; 2/three IMCO. Nonetheless, the state out of prosecution witnesses failed to supply a single piece of proof towards Zia.

Accordingly, the court docket closed the prosecution proof. The state of IIOJK filed a prison enchantment earlier than the occupied area’s excessive court docket, which was meritless and accordingly dismissed by the court docket.

The state once more approached the Supreme Court docket of India and filed a prison enchantment 39899/2018 with the condonation of delay software which was nonetheless pending.

Zia’s lawyer Mubashir Gattoo, whereas speaking to native media, mentioned that there was no proof for his conviction. The file highlighted the extra-judicial execution of an undertrial who was in judicial custody when the joint counter-insurgent group together with the Indian military with out following the mandate of legislation took Zia outdoors the jail and killed him in a staged encounter.

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The file additionally revealed the essential paperwork displaying Zia, a minor boy, on the date of his arrest. Furthermore, the prisoners’ checklist exchanged by the international workplaces listed Zia as an undertrial prisoner.

It highlighted the 111 pretend encounters and the alleged perpetrators concerned in these battle crimes.

The LFK held a roundtable debate inviting legislation specialists and key stakeholders on the ‘common jurisdiction’ case submitted earlier than the metropolitan battle crime unit in the UK.

The specialists hailed the efforts of Stoke White Investigation Unit for submitting a go well with towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and different six Indian officers liable for torture and extra-judicial killing of the duo.

Dr Muhammad Mushtaq, former director-general of Sharia Academy eulogised the exceptional work of Stoke White and likewise pitched for the structure of a battle crime tribunal for the crime towards humanity in IIOJK.

Hakan Camuz mentioned that he hoped that the request to British police searching for the arrest of Indian officers can be adopted by different authorized actions additionally specializing in Kashmir.

He added that Stoke White was positive that it was not going to be the final one, there would most likely be many extra purposes.

In the direction of the tip, Government Director Nasir Qadri mentioned, “That is the start of lawfare towards the occupier and his organisation would additional pursue the battle crime circumstances to totally different out there boards in order that the perpetrators concerned had been apprehended for his or her crimes.”

He additional mentioned IIOJK had confronted the worst human carnage for the final 74 years and the worldwide group may now not be silent spectators to India’s atrocity crimes and impunity.

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