Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, against Indian plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert Muslim Majority of the territory into minority.

The strike is also intended to protest against the continued killing of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces. Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and is also aimed at registering protest against the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Delhi-based National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate. The resistance leaders said that the ploys adopted by the Indian government using NIA to build pressure on the resistance leaders of Kashmir wouldn’t subdue the resolve of the pro-freedom people who were committed to the ongoing movement for securing the right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership organized a grand peaceful protest at Budshah Chowk in Srinagar, today.

People from all walks of life participated in the protest. They were holding placards bearing slogans against Indian oppression. The participants of the protest marched from Madina Chowk to Budshah Chowk where they held a peaceful sit-in.

The JKLF leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and other Hurriyat leaders addressing on the occasion strongly condemned the ongoing Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir. They said that oppression and tyranny could not suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, shutdown has been called in Kishtwar district, tomorrow, against attempts to abrogate Article 35A to change the Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Imam of Kishtwar Jamia Masjid, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo has called for the shutdown on Saturday. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has warned of people’s agitation if the pro-India parties failed to protect special status of the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, in a statement issued in Srinagar, calling the attempts to abrogate Article 35A as a very serious and critical matter, said, “Pro-India parties are duty-bound not to allow it to happen and it is their responsibility to ensure that such designs are thwarted and resisted.” »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership organised a special prayers session, today, at the Martyrs’ Graveyard, Eidgah, in Srinagar in the memory of prominent martyred Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.

Hurriyat leaders who participated in prayers session included Umar Aadil Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Muhammad Mir, Tahoor Siddiqi, Sajad Ahmad, Muhammad Yaseen Attai, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Haji Qudus, Ghulam Nabi Ahanger and Rafiq Ahmad. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Ahmad Yasir has condemned the brutal measures and inhumane policies being carried out by Indian forces against the people of south Kashmir.

Qazi Ahmad Yasir in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of south Kashmir districts especially Kulgam were being harassed. The troops enter the houses, thrash civilians, and ransack the property in Kulgam areas which is no sign of bravery, he added. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that its illegally detained Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has been kept along criminals in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail and there is a threat to his life.

Shabbir Shah was sent to Tihar Jail on a 14-day judicial remand by a Delhi court on Wednesday. »

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Moga (India), August 11 (KMS): The Sikhs representative organization, Dal Khalsa, has called upon the community to boycott Indian Independence Day celebrations and do not recite “Indian National Anthem” as according to the organization these verses do not represent the independent stature of the Sikh community.

Dal Khalsa spokesman, Kanwar Pal Singh addressing a press conference gave a call for boycott of celebrations as there was no reason for Sikhs to celebrate August 15, the India’s Independence Day. He said the Dal Khalsa declared that the independence of Punjab was the only solution for its people to protect their distinct identity, its natural resources, social-political interests, fulfill rightful aspirations and move forward without any outside domination and fear. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India police arrested Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, along with his party activists outside his residence at Kadipora in Islamabad town, today, and placed him under detention.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was scheduled to visit Martyrs’ Graveyard in Srinagar where he had to participate in a function in connection with the 9th martyrdom anniversary of prominent martyred Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz. He was about to leave but a large contingent of police intercepted and arrested him. »

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Jammu, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, common masses and activists of political and social organizations of Poonch staged a massive demonstration to protest against PDP-BJP regime’s attempts to fiddle with Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution.

At the protest held at Parade Ground Park Poonch, Maulana Hakeemuddin criticized the Indian authorities’ anti-Kashmir policies and said that the Kashmiri people would not accept any fiddling with the Articles concerning the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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