India using brutal tactics to suppress Kashmiris’ struggle

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over one hundred people including girls were injured when Indian forces’ personnel subjected civilian population to brute force during a massive siege and search operation in Shopian district, today.

Indian police and troops cordoned off the Heff Shirmal area of the district and started a massive search operation. They barged into the residential houses and thrashed everyone who came in their way. They also vandalized the household goods. Over a hundred people including more than fifty girls sustained injuries in the thrashing. People took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the military action. Indian men in uniform fired bullets and pellets to disperse the protesters injuring dozens more people. Twenty people with pellet injuries were shifted to different hospitals in Zainapora, Pulwama and Islamabad while one of the critically injured was moved to Srinagar for specialized treatment. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held a seminar in Srinagar, today, in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay homage to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

The puppet authorities put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Shahid-ul-Islam under house arrest to prevent them from addressing the seminar titled “Resolution of Kashmir issue – Prelude to peace, guarantee to stability”. »

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Demonstrations against arrest of students in IOK

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over 100 people including girls were injured in Indian forces’ violent actions during a siege and search military operation in Shopian district, today.

Indian police and troops launched a massive siege and search operation in Heff Shirmal area of the district. Over one thousand troops and police personnel took part in the operation. People came out on the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the military action. Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets and pellets to disperse the protesters injuring over a hundred people. 20 people with pellet injuries have been shifted to different hospitals in Zainapora, Pulwama and Islamabad. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest in Srinagar, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was scheduled to preside over a seminar at the headquarters of the forum in Rajbagh, today, in connection with the Martyrdom Week. However, the authorities put the Mirwaiz and his media advisor, Shahid-ul-Islam under house detention. The puppet authorities also put the forum leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, under house arrest in Islamabad town when he tried to move towards Srinagar to participate in the seminar. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has termed as ridiculous the BJP General Secretary, Ram Madhav’s statement that talks with resistance leadership can be held under the ambit of Indian Constitution.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We reject such offer of dialogue within Indian Constitution as the Kashmir dispute has been acknowledged by international community and backed by more than 18 UN resolutions.” »

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Slapping of PSA on Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi denounced

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for peaceful protests on Friday (May 19) after Juma prayers against the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act on Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associate, Fehmeeda Sofi.

Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that the protests would also be aimed at demanding release of all Kashmiri political prisoners. They termed the act of slapping of PSA on Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi as the worst form of state terrorism. They said that the puppet administration was following “Doval Doctrine” and had waged war against the civilian population in the occupied territory. »

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Kashmir Media Service, KMS News, www.kmsnews.org, Pakistan TV, States Times, HumQadam TV, Geo TV, ARY TVSrinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has strongly condemned the constant raids by Indian police on the residence of party leader, Khizar Muhammad Dhobi, in Sopore.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the police personnel raided the residence of Khizar Muhammad Dhobi, the other night, and were looking for him and his son. He termed the harassment of political activists and their family members during raids by the police as antidemocratic and inhuman.

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Martyrdom Week has commenced to pay homage to prominent Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

Unidentified gunmen had shot dead Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq after barging into his residence in Srinagar on 21st May in 1990. On the same day, seventy mourners were killed when Indian troops fired at the funeral procession of the martyred leader in Hawal area of Srinagar. Twelve years later, on the same day in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was martyred by unknown attackers, when he was returning from addressing a gathering at Mazar-e-Shuhada in Srinagar. »

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Kashmir Media Service, KMS News, www.kmsnews.org, Pakistan TV, States Times, HumQadam TV, Geo TV, ARY TVSrinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities disallowed the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to see his doctors who have advised him to undergo some routine medical tests and calibration of pacemaker.

The APHC spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Syed Ali Gilani is suffering from multiple ailments and it is a routine checkup to monitor the functioning of pacemaker which was fixed ten years back. »

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