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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of three martyred youth in different areas of Shopian district, today.

The youth identified as Zahid Mir, Asif Ahmad and Irfan Abdullah were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Keller area of the district, last night. Multiple rounds of prayers were held to accommodate an ocean of people, who had turned up to attend the funerals. The youth were laid to rest in Ganowpora, Kathokalan and Heff areas of the district amid anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Mujahideen appeared in the funeral of Zahid Mir and offered him a gun salute. The killing triggered complete shutdown in Shopian district. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the protests against braid-chopping in the Valley have finally reached the power corridors in Srinagar as government employees of Civil Secretariat protested against the growing incidents and demanded identification and subsequent action against the culprits.

Witnesses said that female staff of the Civil Secretariat assembled outside the office of Chief Secretary, BB Vyas, in Srinagar and staged a sit-in demanding action against the braid choppers. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has expressed its gratitude to the people of Kashmir for observing shutdown against the incessant braid-chopping incidents, saying this has served a clear message to miscreants that they cannot break Kashmiris’ resolve for freedom.

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar said, “You (Indian rulers) can’t try our patience as history stands witness that we inherit the bravery from our ancestors and one of brave heart and great warrior Mohammad Bin Qassim, while responding to a call of a suppressed sister, came to her rescue.” »

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New York, October 10 (KMS): Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi condemned India on Tuesday for the aggressive use of pellet guns against peaceful protestors in occupied Kashmir, calling the act as first mass blinding in human history.

While addressing the General Assembly’s Special Political and Decolonization (Fourth) Committee, Maleeha Lodhi said that India was committing war crimes, which had left the young generation sightless and maimed for life, said media reports. “This has been aptly described as the first mass blinding in human history,” said the Pakistani ambassador to the UN. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests erupted in Srinagar and Ganderbal districts, today, as braids of more women were found mysteriously chopped off.

Protests erupted in Karan Nagar, Karfali Mohalla and Nawab Bazar areas of Srinagar on Tuesday against the braid-chopping. The protesters, mostly women, took to the streets and started raising slogans against the braid-chopping. The shopkeepers in the areas also downed their shutters after locals reported a braid-cutting incident at Habbakadal in the city. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops raided and ransacked the residence of a religious scholar in Sallar area of Islamabad district, today.

The troops ransacked even the personal library of the scholar without any reason. Preacher at Jamia Masjid in Srigufwara area of Islamabad district and a noted columnist, Maulana Altaf Hussain Nadvi, told media that soldiers raided his residence at Sallar in Bijbehara early today and started ransacking without asking anything. »

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Bengaluru (India), October 10 (KMS): The parents of a young Indian soldier, R Narendra, who reportedly ended his life by committing suicide at his camp in Islamabad district of occupied Kashmir on Sunday, have contested the Indian Army’s version of their son’s death.

Narendra’s mother Pushpa told media that she did not believe that her son had committed suicide. “He had made a video call on Sunday evening and had spoken as usual. He did not tell anything about any problems and he did not seem depressed,” she said. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, almost every employee complains of anxiety and stress at workplace, this was disclosed by Directorate of Health Services of the territory.

On the silver jubilee of the World Mental Health Day, today, Dr G A Wani, Assistant Director Health, who is a psychiatrist, told media persons in Srinagar that mental health issues faced by the local employees was a cause of concern. »

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New Delhi, October 10 (KMS): As the world observes World Mental Health Day, today, the number of Indians suffering from mental illness exceeds that of the population of South Africa, according to a report compiled by India’s first data journalism initiative – India Spend.

At present, the mentally ill account for nearly 6.5 percent of the country’s population and it is estimated that by 2020 this number will increase to a staggering 20 percent. »

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Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War have strongly condemned the arrest of human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, by Indian police.

The police arrested Muhammad Ahsan Untoo from his house and lodged him at central jail in Srinagar. The leaders said that Untoo was punished for raising voice in favor of braid-chopping victims. They said that his arrest had exposed double standards and revengeful policies of Indian authorities against peace-loving people of occupied Kashmir. »

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