Hurriyat leaders welcome Pak PM’s dialogue offer to India

Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities disallowed Aashura processions in Srinagar, today, after subjecting the mourners to brute force and arresting scores of them including Hurriyat leaders who were scheduled to lead them.

Juma prayers also could not be held at the historic Jamia Masjid and other mosques in the city due to restrictions. The authorities had created curfew-like situation in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Kothibagh and Rainawari areas while deploying Indian troops and paramilitary personnel in strength across the city. However, hundreds of mourners defying restrictions reached Lal Chowk and tried to take out an Aashura procession. Indian police arrested several of them including Hurriyat leader, Nisar Hussain Rathar, near Badshah Chowk. The police subjected to brute force another procession taken out from Aabi Guzar area. Some mourners were reportedly injured in the police action. The traditional Muharram procession has been banned in Srinagar since 1989. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism have martyred five youth in Bandipora district.

Two of the martyred were killed yesterday while three today in Sumlar area of the district during a cordon and search operation.

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has said that Kashmir dispute is a political issue and should be resolved politically.

Mukhtar Ahmed Waza addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid Akingam Achabal in Islamabad district said that the Kashmiris were peace-loving people and wanted peaceful settlement of the lingering dispute in accordance with their aspirations. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyat leaders including Hilal Ahmed War and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, have welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s offer to India to resume talks to settle all outstanding issues between the two countries including the Kashmir dispute.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people of Jammu and Kashmir always supported every initiative of lasting peace in the region. He said that durable peace could only be assured through resolution of Kashmir dispute as per the universal principles of justice and humanity. The Mirwaiz expressed hope that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, would reciprocate Imran Khan’s offer. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities disallowed congregational Juma prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

The authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent people from taking out Muharram procession in the city. »

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Warns Indian police against arrest of Muharram mourners

Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the President of Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen, Maulana Masroor Abbas, has said that popular martyred youth leader, Burhan Wani, is a martyr for every Kashmiri and those mourning the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) are an inseparable part of Kashmir struggle.

Maulana Masroor Abbas said this while reacting to the reports that the Indian police is mulling to arrest the mourners who raise the portrait of Burhan Wani during the ongoing Muharram processions. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, after raiding his house in Pattan area of Baramulla.

A spokesman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the police raided the house of Abdul Samad Inqilabi, last night, vandalized the household goods and harassed the inmates. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested scores of Muharram mourners when they tried to take out an Ashura procession in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, today.

Despite strict restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities, a large number of mourners led by Hurriyat leader, Nissar Hussain Rathar, tried to reach the city center. However, Indian police detained many of them near Badshah Chowk in Srinagar. »

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‘Sacrifice of imam Hussain (RA) infused new life to Islam’

Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest in Srinagar.

A spokesman for the forum in a statement in Srinagar said that a posse of Indian policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz, today, and placed him under detention. He said that the Mirwaiz was scheduled to deliver a sermon on the occasion of Aashura and pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala at Alam Sahib in Narwara area of Srinagar. »

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Six cops resign from job in south Kashmir

Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dead bodies of three Indian policemen were found in Shopian district, today.

The bullet-riddled bodies of the three policemen were spotted by the locals at Lamni-Wangam in Kapran area of the district, today morning.

Meanwhile, at least six policemen announced their resignations from their jobs in three districts of south Kashmir following the killing of the three policemen in Shopian district. The policemen in three districts – Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama – took to social media to announce their resignations.

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