Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) have urged to the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate and probe the brutal torture being inflicted by Indian forces in the territory.

The JKCCS and APDP in their detailed report focused on Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir since 1990, and provide a contextual understanding of various phases of torture being perpetrated in Jammu and Kashmir since 1947. »

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Jammu, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in order to harass and keep the local Muslims under constant threat, Indian Army has started providing armed training and weapons to the notorious anti-Muslim elements, mostly associated with Hindu extremist outfits, organized in the name of Village Defence Committees (VDCs) in Jammu region.

Lieutenant Colonel Abhinav Navneet, defence spokesman for Indian army’s Udhampur based Northern Command while confirming the training and weapon supply to the VDC members said, “Army regularly meets VDC members in most remote areas of Jammu ….” »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has appealed to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of Red Cross to put pressurize on India to stop treating Kashmiri political prisoners inhumanly in jails in and outside the territory.

A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the pathetic conditions faced by Kashmiri political prisoners especially in Tihar Jail. He said despite being political prisoners, the detainees are denied every right guaranteed under the jail manual. “Revengeful attitude of the Indian rulers has crossed every limit of heartlessness and insensitivity,” he added. »

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Curfew continues in Bhadarwa on 5th day today

Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, body of a missing teacher was recovered near Wullar Lake in Bandipora district, today.

The body of Mushtaq Ahmad Lone (29) was spotted by locals from Laharwapora near Wullar Lake in the district. He was missing from Sheikhpora Mantrigam in Bandipora district for the past one week. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of martyred Irfan Ahmed in Sopore town.

Irfan Ahmed was martyred along with two other youth by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Panzgam area of Pulwama district, on Saturday.

Thousands of people including women from adjacent villages raising pro-Pakistan, pro-Azadi and anti-India slogans poured in to have a last glimpse of martyr at Wadoora area of the town. The mourners took the body to the martyrs’ graveyard and laid him to rest amid sobs and tears. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a member of pro-India Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was critically injured after being shot at by unknown gunmen in Kulgam district on Sunday evening.

Police sources said that Mohammed Jamal Butt was fired upon by unidentified gunmen outside his home in Zangalpora village of the district. »

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Tributes paid to Molvi Farooq, Ghani Lone

Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while describing the situation in Kashmir as painful has said that every effort is being made on part of India to stifle the Kashmiris’ voice for freedom.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this while addressing a seminar held at forum’s Rajbagh office in Srinagar, today, to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries. He said a spree of killing, arrests and harassment is going on in the garb of cordon and search operations and even peaceful political activities of resistance leadership are being restricted by the dint of gun. He hoped that the new government, to be installed in New Delhi as a result of fresh elections, would revisit the past five-year policy of the previous government on Kashmir. Besides others, the seminar was addressed by Hurriyat leaders Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Bilal Ghani Lone, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War and Masroor Abbas. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has paid rich tributes late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal on their martyrdom anniversaries.

Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st of May in 1990. More than 70 mourners were killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops opened fire on his funeral procession. On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference visited Pulwama and Shopian districts to express sympathies with the families whose sons and relatives were martyred by the Indian troops during the cordon and search operations.

The delegation comprising Ghulam Nabi Sumhji, Bilal Ahmad Sidqui, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Ghazi Manzoor and Zahid Gulzar visited Tehab, Karimabad and Panzgam areas of South Kashmir and paid rich tributes to the martyrs. They said India is reluctant to resolve Kashmir dispute by accepting right to self-determination as a most peaceful and democratic formula. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while describing the situation in Kashmir as painful has said that every effort is being made on part of India to stifle the Kashmiris’ voice for freedom.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this while addressing a seminar held at forum’s Rajbagh office in Srinagar in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries. He said that there had been killing and arrests and harassment of the Kashmiris in the garb of cordon and search operations and even peaceful political activities of resistance leadership were being restricted by the dint of gun. All this, he added, is being done to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice. »

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