Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has called for release of all illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in different jails of the territory and India in view of the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic.

A statement issued by the HCBA said that the Executive Members of the Bar at a meeting held through video-conferencing resolved to impress upon the High Powered Committee, constituted on the directives of the Indian Supreme Court, to order release of all the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails of the territory and India including the Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom. The HCBA President is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Jail Tihar. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir thousands of people participated in the funeral of martyred Sajjad Nawaz Dar in Sopore town.

The body of the martyred youth was recovered from the debris of a resident house which was burnt and destroyed by Indian troops in Arampora Mohalla of the town.

Despite restrictions and coronavirus infection threat, thousands people, mostly youth and women, joined the funeral of the martyred youth in his native Saidepora area in the town.

The mourners carried the body of the martyred Sajjad Nawaz Dar from Arampora to Saipora in a big procession amid high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. The youth in the procession reiterated to carry the mission of Kashmiri martyrs to its logical conclusion, despite the worst Indian state terrorism. »

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Jammu, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a woman died of coronavirus, taking the death toll to four in the entire territory.

The 61-year-old woman from Udhampur district of Jammu region breathed her last at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu.

As per reports, this is the first death in the Jammu region as all previous three deaths took place in the Kashmir Valley. »

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New Delhi, March 09 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court is hearing a petition, today, seeking restoration of 4G internet in occupied Kashmir.

The petition is listed before a three-judge bench comprising Justice N.V. Ramana, Justice Subash Reddy and Justice B.R.Gavai. The advocates will present their arguments before the court through videoconferencing.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on April 2, seeking restoration of 4G mobile services in the territory due to the prevailing situation caused by the coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dr Bilquis, wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has urged the Kashmiri people to follow the advisory issued by the medical experts and stay indoors to save themselves and others from coronavirus.

Dr Bilquis, who is a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital in Srinagar, talking to media men, citied her husband’s example and said if Shabbir Shah can spend 33 years in jail, why people can’t stay indoors for 33 days?

She said COVID-19 has badly hit Jammu and Kashmir and no one knows who will be the next target of this deadly pandemic. “COVID-19 attacks indiscriminately without knowing who is employed or unemployed, old or young, doctor or engineer. It is our collective responsibility to stay away from gatherings and remain indoors for time being,” she maintained. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police on Thursday resorted to lathi charge in Tral town to disperse people, queued up in front of various outlets, amid prohibitory orders.

A team from Tral police station led by newly appointed Station House Officer (SHO), G M Rathar, used brute force to disperse people in nook and corner of the town, in the name of containing the spread of coronavirus. »

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New Delhi, April 09 (KMS): A group of 37 national media unions from South Asia as well as global media advocacy and freedom of expression organisations have called for an end to the ongoing communications blockade in Indian occupied Kashmir. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), together called for the Indian government to immediately restore all communications to the Kashmir Valley.
On April 3, the Jammu and Kashmir government once again extended its ban on 4G high-speed mobile internet services in the region through to April 15. It is the tenth time the ban has been extended since a judgement from India’s Supreme Court on January 10 ruled the indefinite communications shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir as “impermissible”. »

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Indian troops martyr one Kashmiri youth in Sopore

Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has called upon the UN Secretary General António Guterres to appoint a special representative to explore a viable solution to the festering Kashmir dispute.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar while paying tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs said that everyday innocent Kashmiris were getting killed due to the unresolved Kashmir conflict. He emphasized that the Kashmiris had for years been writing in blood that they wanted ‘Aazadi’ to self-determine their destiny. He said Kashmir, which is one of the longest standing disputes in the world, is continuously leaving behind tragic stories, wails and thousands of untold stories. He deplored that while the world was involved in fight against the lethal coronavirus, Indian brutal regime had intensified war against the innocent people in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has paid glowing tributes to noted religious scholar and former Chief of Jamiat Ahle Hadees Jammu and Kashmir, Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah, on his martyrdom anniversary.

Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah was killed in a blast of an improvised device (IED) on April 8, 2011, outside mosque at Maisuma in Srinagar. »

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Islamabad, April 08 (KMS): Hurriyat AJK leaders, Abdul Majeed Malik and Aijaz Rehmani, have expressed concern over the safety and security of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in Indian jails in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

APHC-AJK leader and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, Abdul Majeed Malik, in a statement issued in Islamabad said that many Kashmiri detainees had developed various ailments due to lack of medical facility in jails. »

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