Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the arrest and slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act against senior pro-freedom leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and some members of Jamaat-e-Islami is yet another sign of desperation and frustration on the part of Indian occupational authorities.

Syed Ali Gilani in his tweet messages reiterated that such repressive measures would not benefit the authorities; instead would help the Kashmir freedom movement to march on, unhindered.

He said that the people of Kashmir would not submit to India’s repressive measures and would continue to fight for right to self-determination. »

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File photo of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.Kathmandu, July 14 (KMS): Destroying the edifice built on the claim that Babri Masjid was built at the birth site of Lord Ram at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, by Modi-led Hindu extremist government in India, the Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli has said that the real Ayodhya lies in Nepal, not in India and that Lord Ram was born in Thori in southern Nepal.

Speaking at an event on the birth anniversary of Nepalese poet Bhanubhakta at the Prime Minister’s residence in Kathmandu, Oli while criticizing India said, Nepal “has become a victim of cultural encroachment and its history has been manipulated.”

Bhanubhakta was born in 1814 in Tanhu of western Nepal and is credited for translating Valmiki’s Ramayan into Nepali language. He died in 1868. »

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Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid attempts by Modi led fascist government in India to discourage Kashmiri Muslims to sacrifice animals on the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha because of its Hindutva mindset, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam has said that there is no substitute to sacrificing animals on the Eid.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in a media interview in Srinagar said that sacrificing animals like goat, sheep, cow, buffalo and camel on Eid-ul-Azha is mandatory for Muslims, who can afford it, as per Islamic jurisprudence. »

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Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a local court has rejected bail plea of a 57-year-old woman serving illegal detention under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Naseema Bano, mother of a martyred youth in Kulgam district was detained by a joint team of Indian army and police during a house raid in last week of June. She was booked on the charge of posing with a gun with her slain son, Tauseef Sheikh, and was martyred by Indian troops in Shopian in May 2018. »

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Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today.

The troops cordoned off Ratsun village in Tral area of the district and launched searches. The troops have sealed all the entry and exit points of the area. The operation was going on when last reports came in. »

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Paris, July 14 (KMS): Speakers at a function in Paris called upon the international community to prevail upon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government to stop human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The function was held in a local hotel to pay rich tribute to the Martyrs of Kashmir who sacrificed their lives on 13 July 1931 against Dogra regime’s tyrannies in Jammu Kashmir. The event was organized by Jammu Kashmir Forum France in a local hotel in Paris.

The speakers said more than eight million people are kept hostage by tyrant Indian Army in Kashmir. They said the media is gagged and internet access is denied while the movement of the Kashmiris is restricted due to curfew. »

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New Delhi, July 14 (KMS): India continues to face blows from its one-time friendly countries with Iran the latest on the list to drop New Delhi from Chabahar rail project and has decided to construct the railway line from Chabahar to Zahedan on its own.

A multi-billion dollar deal with China is cited as the reason behind the fresh Iran’s decision. Iran has decided to move ahead with the construction of a railway line from Chabahar port to Zahedan without any assistance from India citing funding issue. India has been dropped four years after the project was finalised as part of a broader trilateral agreement with Afghanistan and Iran.

As per reports published in a section of Indian media, the entire project will be completed by March 22 and $400 million will be sanctioned by the Iranian National Development Fund for the project. The project, however, will be completed without any assistance from India. »

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Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three people died of the novel coronavirus, today, taking the fatality count due to the pathogen to 191 in the territory.

A 65-year-old male patient from Shopian district died at Bemina hospital this morning. He was admitted to the hospital on July 10.

Earlier, a 47-year-old agriculture officer from Jammu’s Talab Tillo died at Government Medical College Jammu, two days after he tested positive for the Covid-19. Prior to him, a 60-year-old Covid-19 patient from Nadihal area of Baramulla district died at Soura hospital, nine days after he was admitted to the facility. »

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Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, testifying the apprehensions of the Kashmiris about their near and dear ones languishing in Indian jails of getting infected with coronavirus, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, the brother of prominent martyred Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Zahoor Ahmad Butt who belongs to Trehgam, Kupwara, has been detained under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) since 2018. The relatives of other Kashmiri prisoners detained under PSA have raised questions about their safety as well.

Sheroz Ahmad, superintendent of Islamabad Jail, said a sample taken from Butt had been sent for COVID-19 testing on July 6, after he developed a mild fever and cough. “His report arrived on July 10, showing that he had tested positive for the virus. After this, we took samples of 350 persons, including 200 jail inmates, for COVID-19 testing,” Ahmad told the media. »

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Islamabad, Juy 14 (kms): Pakistan says it will continue to stand by Kashmiris till the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the government and people of Pakistan join Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the globe to pay homage to the 22 innocent and unarmed Kashmiris who stood up for truth and justice against the tyranny of the Dogra force in 1931. »

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