June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, despite curfew and other restrictions, people staged forceful anti-India demonstrations, today, while Indian forces’ personnel used brute force on the demonstrators, injuring several persons.

Call for the demonstrations was given by joint resistance leadership and United Jihad Council against fresh wave of illegal and arbitrary crackdown on Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth by Indian police and troops across the Kashmir Valley. The demonstrations were also aimed at registering protest against the US administration’s unjustified action of declaring the Hizbul Mujahideen Chief, Syed Salahuddin, as terrorist to appease the Government of India. The occupation authorities imposed curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir Valley to stop people from holding the demonstrations. Juma prayers were not allowed at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has strongly condemned the malicious propaganda campaign launched by a section of Indian media against Kashmir and the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that this media was acting as a mouthpiece of fascist and fanatic forces and was involved in what could be termed as media terrorism against the Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Ahmed Yasir has denounced the arrest and harassment of civilians by Indian forces across the territory.

Qazi Ahmed Yasir addressing a mammoth gathering in Jamia Masjid of Kund area in Islamabad town, condemned the continued confinement of Hurriyet leadership and demanded their release. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum has denounced the continued illegal house arrest of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, saying that there is no moral justification for imposing curbs on his peaceful political activities.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had been under house arrest after Jumatul-Wida and even he was not allowed to offer Juma prayers. He said that the Srinagar Central Jamia Masjid and downtown Srinagar were being targeted under a well-thought-out plan. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

The authorities locked all gates of the Jamia Masjid while all roads leading to the historic mosque were blocked with concertina wires. The action was aimed at preventing people from assembling at the historic mosque and staging demonstrations after Friday prayers. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) staged peaceful protests after Friday prayers and demanded immediate release of party Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt.

Zafar Akbar Butt was arrested by Indian police a few days ago and was shifted to some unknown destination. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the fresh wave of illegal and arbitrary crackdowns on Hurriyet leaders, activists and youth by India troops and police across the Kashmir Valley.

The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, “While the leadership continues to be under house arrest, dozens of leaders and activists have been detained in jails or caged in their homes. Raids are conducted on their homes day and night to harass them and their families.” »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed strong resentment over the continued house arrest of its Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, saying that the puppet administration has broken all records of tyranny and brutality.

The DFP General Secretary, Muhammad Abdullah Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Shabbir Shah since his release in 2011 had been in police detention or under house arrest for a period of 3 years and 9 months and during the period he was barred from offering 252 Friday and 13 Eid prayers. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid growing chorus against Goods and Services Tax (GST), Kashmir’s prominent trade bodies and civil society members have threatened to launch a civil disobedience movement if the puppet regime goes ahead with implementing the new tax law.

Addressing a roundtable conference in Srinagar on the GST issue, former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi said that occupied Kashmir would lose its law-making powers on taxation matters once the GST was implemented. The Indian Parliament would then make laws on indirect taxes for Jammu and Kashmir and the GST Council would decide on tax rates for us, he said. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, in Islamabad town, today.

The police took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza into custody from his residence in Kadipopra area and lodged him at Sherbagh police station in the town. He was scheduled to address a public gathering.

The JKPL spokesman in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the police action and said that the detention of the party Chairman ahead of Friday prayers reflected the RSS mindset which was being implemented in the territory.

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