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October 30, 2006

“Butcher Of Pandits -Bitta Karate ” released !


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Story Source : Kashmirlive 

SRINAGAR: He was dreaded as the ‘butcher of Pandits’, and after 16 years of custody, Bitta Karatay, the dreaded militant of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is back to haunt migrant Kashmiri pandits once again.

Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatay was released on bail after being arrested in 1990.

According to Kashmiri pandits, Bitta was responsible for the killing of more than 30 pandits in 1990 creating a fear psychosis among the minuscule minority community and triggering their mass migration from the Kashmir valley.

Bitta’s bail came close on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to quash his detention under Public Safety Act.

Around 56,148 pandit families migrated from Kashmir since the onset of militancy in 1990. Of these 34,690 families are living in Jammu, 19,338 in Delhi and 2,120 families in other parts of the country.

“It is shocking for us that a man who publicly proclaimed to have killed 42 Kashmiri Pandits has gone scot-free. It is also an irony that Afzal Guru was sentenced to death in the Parliament attack case though he was not personally present there, yet the man who admitted to have killed Pandits has walked free,” regretted Dr Agnishekhar, convener of Panun Kashmir, a body of migrant Kashmiri pandits.

What has made the Kashmiri Pandits angry is the state’s “failure” to try Bitta for his crimes.

“It is highly regretful that the state government did not take steps to try the man responsible for killing of pandits. I can only pray for the people at helm and advise them not to play with the emotions of Kashmiri pandits”, said /R TN Khosa, president of Kashmiri Pandit Sabha.

On the other side, Karatay was given a rousing reception in his locality at Guru Bazaar here. He was brought in a procession by JKLF (Javid Mir faction) to his area where around 200 people showered flower petals and confetti at him.

Bitta addressed his supporters and paid homage to his militant colleagues who were killed by the security forces during the last 16 years. Bitta, in his new role as political leader, supported the Indo-Pak dialogue and appealed to the leaders of both the countries to resolve the Kashmir issue.

JKLF leader Javid Mir said Bitta’s release was the victory of Kashmiri people, who have given umpteen sacrifices for achieving their goal.

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HERE THE PEOPLE CAN THEMSELVE SEE HOW IN KASHMIRIAT THE MEANING OF SACRIFICE MEANS “BUTCHERING KASHMIRI PANDITS

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October 25, 2006

Bitta Karate – Ravana Of Kashmir


Interview of mass killer
If a killer like Bitta Karate, who has confessed to having killed more than 22 Kashmiri Hindus, is released, it will be a SHAME. If Government of India does not seek death sentence for people like Bitta Karate, then they should release all terrorists and killers. A TADA court in
Jammu has fixed October 15 as the date of hearing for the bail application for Farooq Ahmad Dar, alias Bitta Karate. Last month, Supreme Court of India dismissed Public Safety Act charges against Dar, and issued orders for his release. Again a politician, Bhim Singh of the Panthers Party is pleading Dar’s case.Watch Bitta Karate’s full interview at:



Following is the transcript of the interview of Bitta Karate (Farooq Dar) with NewsTrack.

NewsTrack – NT
Farooq Dar alais “Bitta Karate” – BK

NT: Why did he become a terrorist?
BK: Local administration troubled us a lot. And therefore after getting frustrated, I joined militancy.
NT: So you became
India‘s enemy?
BK: Yes.
NT: So local administration did not take proper care of you and thus you became

India‘s enemy?
BK: Yes.
NT: And you started killing innocent people?
BK: Where did I kill innocent lives? I used to get orders from higher-ups?
NT: Who used to give you orders?
BK: Ishfaq Majid Wani.
[Kashmir Liberation Front Area Commander Ishfaq Majid Wani took willing Bitta Karate across the line of actual control to POK for 32 days training. The Pakistanis didn’t trust anyone. They blind-folded them each time they moved to a different location.]

NT: So those people who don’t even trust you….they blind-fold you wherever they move you…
BK: They were taking everybody..
NT: Yes…And for those people you are ready to give up your life…
BK: No. What we had in our minds back then was….that we will separate

Kashmir…liberate
Kashmir…That is what they used to teach us…
NT: Whenever you used to murder someone, was it always Ishfaq’s Ahmad Wani’s order or did you kill people on your own as well?
BK: No. I never used to kill anybody on my own. We used to get orders from higher up. Leader used to give orders.
NT: So you used to get orders to kill anybody and you used to kill them?
BK: Yes.
NT: Whosoever it would be?
BK: Yes. Whosoever it would be.
NT: Even if he would have asked you to kill your real brother?
BK: Yes. I would have killed.
NT: Even if he would have asked you to kill your own mother?
BK: Yes I would have killed.
NT: So this was worst than slavery. Wasn’t it?
BK: No, where was the slavery? As I said whenever someone (a boy) joins, they would ask them to take an oath. They would tell that these are the following tasks. And if someone did not want to do those tasks, then he could go.
[Working for the KLF, Bitta Karate was so completely blinded by his anti-national sentiments that he had no hesitation in killing absolutely innocent people.]
BK: No. There were no innocents. They would never kill innocents.
NT: But you don’t know whether that particular person is innocent or not.
BK: No. I didn’t know.
NT: You were given orders to kill and you killed?
BK: Yes.
[JNSaxena (DGP Police): “Bitta Karate was not a dreaded terrorist but he was a compulsive killer. And we were after him for a long time because he committed some very gruesome murders in front of women and children and things like that.”]
NT: Okay. How many people did you kill?
BK: I don’t remember.
NT: So you killed so many people that you don’t even remember?
BK: 10-12..I must have killed…
NT: 10-12 or 20?
BK: You can say 20..
NT: Were all these Kashmiri Pandits or were there some Muslims as well?
BK: There were some Muslims as well?
NT: How many Muslims and how many Kashmiri Pandits?
Silence…
NT: Were there more Kashmiri Pandits?
BK: Yes.
NT: Why? Why was it so?
BK: We were ordered like that.
NT: Well. Who was the first person you killed?
Silence…Pause….
NT: When did you commit your first murder?
BK: Let me think. First murder I committed was of Satish…
NT: Satish who?
BK: Satish Kumar Tikku.
NT: Satish Kumar Tiku. Who was he?
BK: I got the order from higher up to hit him and I did that.
NT: Who was he?
BK: A Pandit boy.
NT: Was it just because he was a Pandit boy?
BK: No. He probably belonged to RSS.
NT: So what? Is belonging to RSS a crime? Does it mean that if someone belongs to RSS you will kill that person?
BK: As I told you, I used to get instructions from higher ups to kill that particular person. If someone else would have gotten the same order, he had to kill that person.
[Interviewing Late Satish Kumar Tiku’s father:
The guy Bitta Karate, who killed Satish Kumar…for him what punishment do you think is appropriate?
What can I say? My son is not going to come back? How can he?]
[Back to Bitta Karate….]
NT: With what did you kill them?
BK: With Pistols.
NT: Did you always kill with pistols? Or did you kill with AK-47 as well?
BK: With AK-47, we used to attack and fire on Security people.
NT: Okay..And when you had to kill one person then you used the pistol?
BK: Yes. With Pistol.
NT: Did you used to go alone or did you have couple of people with you?
BK: Usually, I used to go alone.
NT: Did you use to wear a mask?
BK: No. Without a mask.
NT: That means that people used to watch you kill someone?
BK: Yes.
NT: So they did recognize you?
BK: Yes.
NT: So people did not hand you over to police?
BK: No. That time people used to support us.
NT: So did it ever happen that you wanted to kill someone but you failed?
BK: No.
NT: So whenever you tried to kill someone, you succeeded?
BK: Yes. I always succeeded. My aim was always accurate.
NT: So what was special about it? How was it that you always succeeded?
BK: It was dependent upon muscle power. Pistol fire is the toughest fire. And pistol file requires strong muscle power.
NT: And, were you shooting from a close range?
BK: No, I used to keep a distance.
NT: How far?
BK: 30 yards….20 yards
NT: You used to kill with pistol from such a distance?
BK: Yes.
NT: And where did you use to aim? Head or the Heart?
BK: Most of the time, I used to aim Head or Heart.
NT: So when people used to die or would even writhe in front of you, did you ever feel what you are doing? Like I am a human being and am taking another human being’s life.
BK: Early on, I used to feel that way. But later on, I didn’t.
[The man who Bitta Karate followed blindly Ishfaq Wani suffered a violent end much like the kind he had given to dozens of people.]
NT: How was Ishfaq Majid Wani killed?
BK: He was killed in an encounter.
NT: In an encounter?
BK: Yes. In an encounter.
NT: Genuine encounter? Was it?
BK: Yes. Genuine encounter.
NT: That means it was a real encounter?
BK: Yes, a real encounter.
NT: Was he firing upon security forces?
BK: No, he was standing in a cover position.
NT: But he was fighting with security forces?
BK: There were other boys who were fighting and he tried to throw a hand grenade and he was shot.
[Looking back now, Bitta Karate feels that Pakistanis have cheated them.]
BK: Back in 1988, when I did my training in

Pakistan, they told me that you do something within the state and when people will be with you, we will take care of the rest.
NT: Meaning

Pakistan will
BK: Attack

India
NT: But that did not happen.
BK: No, that did not happen.
NT: So how did you feel?
BK: I felt very sad.
NT: Did you feel that you were cheated?
BK: Yes. We very cheated very badly.
NT: Do you feel that the path you have taken, militants have taken, the path of shooting, blasting bombs, killing innocent people…..will it help you in achieving your goal of splitting India, breaking away Kashmir from India?
BK: I think it is difficult.
NT: Is it difficult or impossible?
BK: Both difficult as well as impossible.
NT: So why are you following this path? If your aim is not going to be fulfilled…
BK: I feel my brothers should now talk to government. Militants should now talk to government. Dacoities and rapes are happening.
NT: What is happening?
BK: Rapes are happening.
NT: Rapes are happening?
BK: Yes.
NT: Whose?
BK: The girls are being raped.
NT: Who is committing these rapes?
BK: I don’t know but they are taking place.

Lot of atrocities. Dacoities, extortion at gunpoint.
NT: Militants?
BK: Yes, militants.
NT: And militants are raping girls as well?
BK: Yes, militants?
NT: And are they putting pressure on people to marry their daughters to some particular person?
BK: No. I don’t know about that.
NT: But you do know that militants are raping girls?
BK: Yes. They do.
NT: And extort money at gun-point?
BK: Yes.
[How does Bitta Karate react to large-scale surrender of militants?]
BK: Those who are surrendering are doing the right thing.
NT: So they are doing the right thing?
BK: Yes. They are doing the right thing.
NT: But other militants who are not surrendering, will they allow to live these people who are surrendering?
BK: They too should surrender.
NT: They should surrender. But that is a different story. But what will happen?
BK: What do you mean?
NT: I mean, will all these 3000 or more militants in the valley surrender?
BK: No.
NT: So what will happen in real-terms?
BK: As I said, it will result in destruction.
NT: What will be your punishment?
BK: Whatever they give will be acceptable to me?
NT: What do you think will be your punishment?
BK: It is possible that I might get Life imprisonment. I might get hanged as well.
BK: It is possible that I might get Life imprisonment. I might get hanged as well.

BK: It is possible that I might get Life imprisonment. I might get hanged as well.
NT: Which one has the greater possibility?
BK: I think it will be death by hanging.
NT: Is it acceptable to you?
BK: Yes, it is acceptable to me.

[This man who is casual about killing other people clearly sees his own end in a misguided glory of martyrdom. What kind of a cause is this that dehumanizes the man so much that he is willing to kill his own mother

October 16, 2006

JIHADI MONKEY

Filed under: India, Injustice, Jihad — TheKashmir @ 6:07 am

The fire of fanaticism has singed all — from men to monkeys. A simian fundamentalist is serving a prison term at Remuna police station in Balasore district of Orissa. Ramu is sentenced for life in an iron cage on the premises of the police station.

Raised by a Muslim family in Jagannathpur village, Ramu allegedly attacked some Hindu children five years ago, sparking communal tension in the area. Police arrested Ramu.

But the monkey won over the men in uniform with his naughty ways and a police peace committee decided to set Ramu free after a “serious debate”.

Once freed, the monkey went back to his old ways, refusing to become “secular”. Ramu continued his jihad and landed behind bars again — this time for good. The police built a special iron cell for the “terrorist”.

Officer-in-charge of Remuna police station Niranjan Kumar Dhir told the Hindustan Times, “Ramu is has been here for the past five years. He had attacked a few children, leading to communal discord in the area. But we are taking good care of him. We ensure that he takes regular baths and is fed four times a day. The local people bring fruits, milk, bread, biscuits and rice for monkey. Ramu is now part of the outpost.”

Ramu deserves freedom but his captors are reluctant. Dhir reckons, “Ramu is a pet. I don’t think he will be able to fend for himself in the wild. And who knows, he might start attacking members of the rival community again. We are managing well with local help”.

The monkey looks docile. Only his eyes with a glint of mischief give him away.

Animal rights activists feel that Ramu should have been handed over to the forest department long ago.

But then, in the time of terror, authorities become flint-hearted. Man or monkey — it does not make much of a difference.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1820770,000900030010.htm

October 10, 2006

Kashmir Resolution In Indian Parliament


Indian Parliament Resolution on Jammu & Kashmir
dated 22-Feb-1994

“This House”

notes with deep concern Pakistan’s role in imparting training to the terrorists in camps located in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, the supply of weapons and funds, assistance in infiltration of trained militants, including foreign mercenaries into Jammu and Kashmir with the avowed purpose of creating disorder, disharmony and subversion:
reiterates that the militants trained in Pakistan are indulging in murder, loot and other heinous crimes against the people, taking them hostage and creating an atmosphere of terror;
Condemns strongly the continued support and encouragement Pakistan is extending to subversive and terrorist activities in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir;
Calls upon Pakistan to stop forthwith its support to terrorism, which is in violation of the Simla Agreement and the internationally accepted norms of inter-State conduct and is the root cause of tension between the two countries reiterates that the Indian political and democratic structures and the Constitution provide for firm guarantees for the promotion and protection of human rights of all its citizens;
regard Pakistan’s anti-India campaign of calumny and falsehood as unacceptable and deplorable.
notes with deep concern the highly provocative statements emanating from Pakistan urges Pakistan to refrain from making statements which vitiate the atmosphere and incite public opinion;
expresses regret and concern at the pitiable conditions and violations of human rights and denial of demoractic freedoms of the people in those areas of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan;

On behalf of the People of India,Firmly declares that-

(a) The State of Jammu & Kashmir has been, is and shall be an integral part of India and any attempts to separate it from the rest of the country will be resisted by all necessary means;
(b) India has the will and capacity to firmly counter all designs against its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity; 
  
 and demands that –
(c) Pakistan must vacate the areas of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, which they have occupied through aggression; and resolves that –
(d) all attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of India will be met resolutely.”

The Resolunion was unanimously adopted. Mr. Speaker: The Resolution is unanimously passed.February 22, 1994

Kashmir Accord


Agreed conclusions which led to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s accord with Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister, and his subsequent assumption of office as Chief Minister in February 1975:

1 . The State of Jammu and Kashmir which is a constituent unit of the Union of India, shall, in its relation with the Union, continue to be governed by Article 370 of the Constitution of India.

2. The residuary powers of legislation shall remain with the State; however, Parliament will continue to have power to make laws relating to the prevention of activities directed towards disclaiming, questioning or disrupting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India or bringing about secession of a part of the territory of India from the Union or causing insult to the Indian National Flag, the Indian National Anthem and the Constitution.

3. Where any provision of the Constitution of India had been applied to the State of Jammu and Kashmir with adaptations and modifications, such adaptations and modifications can be altered or repealed by an order of the President under Article 370, each individual proposal in this behalf being considered on its merits; but provisions of the Constitution of India already applied to the State of Jammu and Kashmir without adaptation or modification are unalterable.

4. With a view to assuring freedom to the State of Jammu and Kashmir to have its own legislation on matters like welfare measures cultural matters, social security, personal law and procedural laws, in a manner suited to the special conditions in the State, it is agreed that the State Government can review the laws made by Parliament or extended to the State after 1953 on any matter relatable to the Concurrent List and may decide which of them, in its opinion, needs amendment or repeal. Thereafter, appropriate steps may be taken under Article 254 of the Constitution of India. The grant of President’s assent to such legislation would be sympathetically considered. The same approach would be adopted in regard to laws to be made by Parliament in future under the Proviso to clause 2 of the Article. The State Government shall be consulted regarding the application of any such law to the State and the views of the State Government shall receive the fullest consideration

5. As an arrangement reciprocal to what has been provided under Article 368, a suitable modification of that Article as applied to the State should be made by Presidential order to the effect that no law made by the Legislature of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking to make any change in or in the effect of any provision of Constitution of the State of Jammu and Kashmir relating to any of he under mentioned matters, shall take effect unless the Bill, having been reserved for the consideration of the President, receives his assent; the matters are:

(a) the appointment, powers, functions, duties, privileges and immunities of the Governor, and

(b) the following matters relating to Elections namely, the superintendence, direction and control of Elections by the Election Commission of India, eligibility for inclusion in the electoral rolls without discrimination, adult suffrage and composition of the legislative Council, being matters specified in sections 138, 139 140 and 50 of the Constitution of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

6. No agreement was possible on the question of nomenclature of the Governor and the Chief Minister and the matter is therefore, remitted to the Principals.
 

Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg
G. Parthasarathi
New Delhi, November 13, 1974

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