Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of police personnel have applied for voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) from the services since uprising began in the valley last year, causing worries to the puppet administration.

Scores of police personnel have opted for voluntarily retirement from the services in the last one year, senior police officials said.

“These cops have submitted their applications to the police headquarters and their number has reached over 700,” a senior police official said.

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Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian soldiers were killed and four others injured in an attack in Islamabad district, today.

Some unknown gunmen attacked a convoy of Indian Army on Srinagar-Jammu Highway at Lower Munda near Qazigund area of the district. Six soldiers were injured in the attack and two of them later succumbed to their injuries.

Soon after the incident, Indian troops and police personnel cordoned off the area and launched a massive search operation to nab the attackers. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for traffic. »

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Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have illegally detained at least 15 youth from Khanpora area of Baramulla.

Locals said that the police arrested these youth following an attack on a worker of pro-India Peoples Democratic Party.

The PDP worker, Abdur Rashid Lone, a resident of Khanpora, was fired at by some unknown gunmen on Wednesday night when he was returning from a local Masjid after offering night prayers. Lone and his cousin were injured in the attack.

Locals said that the families of those detained are in distress. They demanded immediate release of the detained youth. »

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New York, June 03 (KMS): The New York-based world rights body, Human Rights Watch has criticized the Indian Army’s recent actions in occupied Kashmir where a civilian was tied to the front of a jeep and used a human shield, terming it as violation of domestic and international laws.

Major Gogoi had strapped a civilian, Farooq Ahmed Dar, to the bonnet of his jeep on April 9, 2017 in a Budgam area during the so-called Indian Parliamentary by-elections and paraded him in many villages for several hours. On May 22, Major Leetul Gogoi was awarded with Army Chief’s Commendation Card for his inhuman action. Indian defense minister, Arun Jaitley, Information and Broadcasting Minister, Venkaiah Naidu, Attorney General, Mukul Rohatgi, and Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat have publicly expressed support for Major Gogoi’s inhuman action. »

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Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of a Hajin resident, Inayat Akbar Parrey, have said that they are being harassed by Indian police.

The family members and their relatives assembled at the Press Enclave in Srinagar and said that police arrested five family members of Inayat Parrey and kept them in lock up for 20 days.

The protesters were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans like ‘Militants are not born but are created by police.’ »

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Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has depicted on one of its web sections Jammu and Kashmir as not part of India.

In UN’s page on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – more precisely, in the ‘Advanced search for Civil Society Organization’ section – Jammu and Kashmir has been inserted in the ‘Country / Geographical area’ section, media reports said. »

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Srinagar, June 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, life came to a standstill for 17-year-old, Shabroza Mir after pellets and an empty cartridge fired by forces last year hit her eyes.

Being not able to take her class 10 examination has pained her the most because she would have been the first matriculate in her family. Shabroza had been preparing for the examination when the tragedy struck.

“On the first day of the exams my second vision corrective surgery was scheduled. I insisted for participating in the exams but my parents told me I can sit for exams next time but surgery can’t wait,” she said in a media interview.

Shabroza no longer goes to school and she is unable to perform any domestic chores or participate in the farming activities of her family. Her daily activity is now limited to four walls of her home, taking care of her little nephews. Occasionally, she washes dishes.

She was injured on October 31 last year, when the forces, while chasing a group of protesters, fired pellets which perforated her left eye. The other eye was hit by an empty cartridge, causing blunt trauma to it.

Though she has undergone multiple surgeries, there has been no improvement in her vision so far. “I cannot go out on my own. I need someone to help me walk around,” she said.

She said, “I was very excited about being the first girl in our family to sit in class 10 exams.” Her father and two brothers are all into farming with no other source of income. Shabroza wanted to study and get a government job someday.

However, she hasn’t given up hope. “I will prepare for the exams after the next surgery this month,” she said.

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