Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, today, as the day of renewal of the pledge that they will continue the mission of these martyrs till the achievement of the inalienable right to self-determination.

Shutdown marked by curfew in Srinagar, Badgam and Shopian districts and strict restrictions in all other major towns and cities was observed across the territory. The personnel of police and paramilitary forces were deployed in strength to prevent a march towards Naqshband Sahib in Srinagar. Call for the march was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments were closed, while traffic was off the road in the valley. »

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Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has strongly condemned the imposition of curfew on July 13, 1931 Martyrs Day.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said those who don’t have even a remote connection with July 13 martyrs are paying tributes to them. He said the pro-India politicians have no right to pay floral tributes to these martyrs. »

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Toronto, July 13 (KMS): The Friends of Kashmir Committee, Canada, has planned a solidarity conference on Saturday (July 15) to be held at Richmond Hill, a suburb of Toronto.

The speakers expected to address the conference include Lord Nazir Ahmed of England as well as representatives of the Canadian Peace Alliance, the Anti-War movement and Canadian journalists.

The conference will pay tribute to Burhan Wani, a popular youth leader, who achieved martyrdom a year ago on July 8, 2016. Even at the relatively young age of 22, he had become a Kashmiri icon because of his successful use of the social media. »

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Islamabad, July 13 (KMS): The Foreign Office Spokesman, Nafees Zakaria has said that Pakistan strongly condemns Indian troops’ ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

Nafees Zakaria was speaking during the weekly media briefing at the Foreign Office on Thursday. He said that India had continuously been violating the ceasefire agreement, adding that innocent Kashmiris, including children, had been targeted by Indian troops. »

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Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, family of the martyred postgraduate student, Amir Nazir Lattoo, has said that they will not beg for registration of first investigation report (FIR) from the police officer who killed their son.

The 23-year-old Commerce student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who had come home to celebrate Eid with his family last year was killed by the Indian police on July 12, 2016, right outside his house in Bijbehara town. He could not make it back to his university afterwards, however, that Eid turned out to be his last one. »

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Islamabad, July 13 (KMS): Hurriyet leaders of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chapter organised a seminar to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day and pay tributes to the Kashmiris who sacrificed their lives on July 13, 1931.

Mehmood Ahmad Saghar chaired the seminar while AJK acting President, Shah Ghulam Qadir was the chief guest on the occasion.

The speakers in their speeches, highlighting the sacrifices of martyrs of 1931, said that they had laid the foundation of liberation movement of Kashmir and vowed to continue the martyrs’ mission till complete success. »

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Abidjan,, July 13 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, met the Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen during the 44th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Minister’s Conference at Abidjan Republic of Ivory Coast.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi apprised him of the grim situation of human rights in occupied Kashmir. “Indian occupied forces have completely snatched the freedom of expression and free assembly in occupied Kashmir. On one hand, Hurriyet leaders are detained and Internet service is blocked, and on the other, indiscriminate use of pellets and bullets by Indian forces have injured thousands of Kashmiri people and thousands have lost eyesight permanently and partially” he said. »

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Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and other Hurriyat leaders have paid tributes to 22 Kashmiris who sacrificed their lives on July 13, 1931.

Syed Ali Gilani in his statement said the mission of the 1931 martyrs remains unfinished and the ongoing freedom struggle is a chain of the mission commenced in 1931. “So, the best way of paying tributes to the martyrs of 1931 is that we should continue our struggle till the goal of right to self-determination is achieved,” he said. »

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Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership while paying tributes to the three youth, killed by Indian troops during a violent military operation in Badgam district has condemned restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities to prevent people from participating in funerals of the martyrs.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed deep sorrow over the killing of Aaqib Gul, Tafazul Islam and Sajad Ahmed Gilkar. “It greatly pains us that our youth instead of pursuing a future for themselves are forced to take up arms to resist occupation and its consequent oppression upon the people of Kashmir. Many among the youth are those who face constant persecution and witch-hunt by the authorities through slapping of black law Public Safety Act,” they said. »

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Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of activists and workers of Awami Action Committee (AAC) was held in Srinagar in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of the martyrs of July 13, 1931 massacre.

While paying tributes to the martyrs of 1931 the participants reiterated their pledge to continued the mission of Kashmiri martyrs and condemned the continued house detention of the Hurriyet forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq since Jumatul-Wida (Last Friday of Ramadan). »

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