Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unabated Indian state terrorism during the last twenty eight years has forced over thirty five thousand Kashmiris to live outside the territory as refugees.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of World Refugee Day, today, revealed that over two million Kashmiri refugees lived in camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and in the European countries since the start of struggle for Kashmiris’ birth right in 1947. »

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New Delhi, June 20 (KMS): India has supplied its forces deployed in Kashmir with over one lac plastic bullets to control crowds in the valley, reports said.

It has also supplied forces with PAVA (made of pelargonic acid vanillyl amide, an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper) shells that are more pungent, to increase their effectiveness. The new shells consist of oleoresin, which is more natural and pungent in comparison to the chemical-based PAVA shells, the reports further said. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed curfew in Pampore area of Pulwama district, today, to prevent people from visiting the family of martyred youth, Aadil Mushtaq Mir, who was recently martyred by Indian troops.

Body of Aadil Mushtaq was recovered from the debris of a house destroyed by the troops during a military operation in Kulgam on Saturday. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, students of different private as well as government schools in Srinagar continued to celebrate Pakistan’s victory over India in the ICC Champions Trophy in England.

The students of different schools in Srinagar on Monday burst fire crackers to celebrate the victory of Pakistan cricket team. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that India’s National Investigating Agency (NIA) is being used as a war weapon to harass the Hurriyet leaders.

Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, the NIA frames and raids residences of pro-freedom leaders and activists as a pre-planned psychological crackdown so that they surrender and stop voicing the sentiments of their people. They said that such brutal tactics and coercive measures could not deter Hurriyet leaders from pursuing their mission, nor would these coercions and suppressive and aggressive measures could make them surrender. »

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Geneva, June 20 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has drawn attention of the world community towards the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that the Vienna Declaration confirmed the universality of the human rights. He said that the plight of women in the conflict situations especially in the territories under occupation including occupied Kashmir needed the attention of the Council on priority. »

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New Delhi, June 20 (KMS): A Kashmiri journalist, Basit Malik, was assaulted by Hindu fanatics for being a Muslim.

Basit Malik, who writes for Delhi-based Caravan Magazine said that he was on his professional duties in Sonia Vihar area of Delhi when a mob dragged, kicked, punched and slapped him only for being a Kashmiri Muslim. »

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Islamabad, June 20 (KMS): The Convener of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC AJK) chapter, Ghulam Muhammad Safi underwent an open heart surgery at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the AFIC after the surgery.

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Islamabad, June 20 (KMS): Liberation activist, Showket Ali Wani alias Rashid Wani, passed away in Islamabad on Monday.

Rashid Wani, a resident of Chogul in Handwara area of the occupied Kashmir, died of brain hemorrhage in Islamabad after Nimaz-e-Maghrib.

Rashid Wani spent his entire life working for the Kashmir freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a civilian was injured in a firing incident in Pulwama district.

Locals said that the civilian was injured when Indian troops opened fire on a vehicle at Firdousabad Drabjam in Pulwama, last night.

The injured has been identified as Muhammad Altaf Zargar. He was shifted to district hospital for treatment.

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