Demos in Tral, shutdown in Pulwama and Nowhatta

Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three Kashmiri youth in Tral town, today.

The troops killed the youth during a violent siege and search operation in Wantiwen area of the town. The operation was going on till reports last came in.

Meanwhile, people took to the streets in Satoora area of Tral to protest against the army operation. They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Indian police and troops fired teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators injuring many of them.

Complete strike was observed in Islamabad town, today, against the desecration of Jamia Masjid and the arrest of dozens of boys by Indian forces. Indian police and paramilitary personnel had barged into the mosque, yesterday, and arrested several minors including the son of Hurriyat leader, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza. Total shutdown was also observed in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, today, against the recent killing of a local youth, Sajjad Ahmad Gilkar, by Indian troops. »

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Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has said that though the concern expressed by the UN over Kashmir is satisfactory but the world body should rise above the rhetorical statements on the Kashmir dispute and take practical steps towards it settlement. »

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Says 95 pc Kashmiris want freedom from Indian occupation

Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, while maintaining that 95 percent Kashmiri people want freedom from India has asked New Delhi to withdraw its troops to know their aspirations about their political destiny.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “I ridicule the claims of New Delhi that people of Jammu and Kashmir want to stay with India. 95 percent of population in Jammu and Kashmir wants freedom from India and is challenging Indian authorities. Let India withdraw its forces and it will let it know the aspirations of people about their political destiny.” »

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UN chief’s statement on Kashmir hailed

Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has strongly condemned the puppet authorities for barring him from offering Friday prayers and delivering religious sermon at Jamia Masjid and turning entire downtown are of Srinagar into a military garrison.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the puppet administration had crossed all limits of authoritarianism and flouted every basic principle of democracy in the territory. He said, Mehbooba Mufti-led puppet regime has been repeatedly curbing the religious rights of a large section of the society and hurts their religious sentiments. He said that resorting to repressive moves of curfew and restrictions and detaining of resistance leadership was being done to suppress and muzzle the sentiments of the people. »

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Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet administration in response to a query sought under Right to Information Act (RTI) has revealed that it has maintained no records of those people who were wounded or lost eye-sight during 2016 mass uprising in the territory.

A local English daily, Kashmir Monitor, in a report said that in fact the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, has not bothered to reveal any information relating to wounded persons, killings, enquiry and compensation. »

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Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, terming the police and civil administration of turning into over-ground workers of Sangh Parivar and other anti-Kashmir forces, member of the so-celled Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, has condemned the puppet administration for disallowing Friday prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid.

Engineer Abdur Rasheed in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was strange that the puppet regime was doing everything to facilitate Amarnath Yatra and ensure safe journey of the yatris but the local people were being deprived of their religious rights. He said that it was shameful that the puppet authorities could not ensure congregational Friday prayers which hardly take an hour to complete. »

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Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, today, against the killing of a local youth, Sajjad Ahmad Gilkar, by Indian troops.

Sajjad and two other youth were killed by Indian troops in Radbugh area of Budgam district on Wednesday.

All shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road in the area. »

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Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Army roughed up some floriculture department employees and trainees of the Tourism department in Bijbehara town, today.

The employees invited wrath of the army soldiers over a pro-freedom graffiti painted on the walls of a community park, in New Colony area of the town. »

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Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained elderly Hurriyat activist, Haji Muhammad Rustam Butt, at Kathua Jail in Jammu.

The TeH spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the puppet authorities had arrested Muhammad Rustam Butt during mass uprising in 2016 and later booked him under black law, Public Safety Act. He said that the authorities were not releasing the detainee despite the fact that he was suffering from various ailments. »

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Mumbai, July 15 (KMS): Extremist Hindu organization, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has announced to send over 10,000 VHP and Bajrang Dal activists to occupied Kashmir to boost the morale of Indian Army.

The announcement was made by the VHP leader, Shankarrao Gaikar, at a press conference in Mumbai. He said that over 10,000 VHP and Bajarang Dal activists would soon gather in the Kashmir Valley to boost the morale of Indian soldiers. »

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