Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, peaceful demonstrations will be held, tomorrow, after Juma prayers to protest against the suspension of life sentences by a military court to five Indian soldiers who were involved in the cold-blooded murder of three innocent Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in Machil area of Kupwara district in April 2010.

Call for the demonstrations has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The demonstrations are also aimed at registering protest against the persecution and arrest of pro-freedom leaders by Government of India through its agencies. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least two Indian army soldiers were injured in an attack in Shopian district, today.

Reports said that gunmen attacked an army party of 62 RR withdrawing after a siege and search operation in Materbugh village of the district. More details are awaited. »

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New Delhi, July 27 (KMS): The Rajya Sabha (upper house of Indian Parliament), further eroding the Article 370, which accords a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has passed amendments in the Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017, for applying it to occupied Kashmir.

The bill, empowering the Indian government to collect statistical data from occupied Kashmir, was passed by the Rajya Sabha even as various opposition parties said that the move was not proper in view of Article 370 of Indian Constitution that granted special status to the territory. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): The Amnesty International has criticized the suspension of life sentences by a military court of five Indian troops involved in the cold-blooded murder of three innocent Kashmiri youth in Machil fake encounter in occupied Kashmir.

The Indian Army personnel had lured three youth, Shazad Ahmad Khan, Riyaz Ahmad Lone and Muhammad Shafi Lone to the higher reaches of Machil on the pretext of jobs and good money as porters and killed them in a staged encounter on 29th April 2010. The killing had triggered widespread demonstrations across the occupied territory. »

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Islamabad, July 27 (KMS): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Nafees Zakaria has expressed concern over the increase in Indian brutality in occupied Kashmir.

In his weekly media briefing at the Foreign Office on Thursday, Nafees Zakaria said that there had been a rise in atrocities by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. He said that more than 18,000 Kashmiris were missing while Indian troops were using rape as a weapon to suppress the Kashmiris’ resolve for freedom. »

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New York, July 27 (KMS): The Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, has said that third party intervention and mediation is indispensable for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai was speaking at a discussion in Brooklyn, New York, with the representatives of various political parties of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The discussion was organized by Sardar Sawar Khan, former Advisor to the AJK Prime Minister. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the BJP-led Indian government is working on crushing the Kashmiris’ freedom movement.

The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, a crackdown and a propaganda blitzkrieg has been launched against Hurriyat leaders and activists to target and implicate them in fabricated criminal cases. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested a leader of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in Srinagar.

The JKPL spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the police took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza into custody when he came out of the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq after holding a meeting with him. He said that the police lodged Mukhtar Waza at Nigeen police station. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Bandipore district, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youth during a military operation in Gurez area of the district. The operation continued till reports last came in. »

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New Delhi, July 27 (KMS): The Communist Party India Marxist (CPI-M) has warned that situation in occupied Kashmir is assuming dangerous proportions.

The CPI-M General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, talking to reporters in New Delhi said that India’s Kashmir policy had been a miserable failure. »

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