Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted in Old town area of Islamabad district today, as youth took to streets against police excesses.

The clashes were reported from Reshibazar area of the town. The youth took to the streets and raised slogans against the highhandedness of Indian police. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle in Pahalgam area of Islamabad district, today.

The deceased was identified as Narendra R, said a police official. »

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Clashes, protests continue in Islamabad town

Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, against the braid chopping incidents masterminded by Indian secret agencies in the territory.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leadership in a statement while terming the rising incidents of braid chopping as a conspiracy reiterated that people of Kashmir would pursue their right to self-determination, more vigorously. Braid choppers either spray some chemical on the face of women to make them unconscious or grab them forcibly and then cut their braids. More than sixty such incidents have been reported from across the occupied territory during the past few weeks. At many places, people caught hold of the braid choppers; however, they were rescued by the troops and Indian police. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops raided the residence of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in Islamabad town, and subjected the family members to brutal torture.

The troops also ransacked the property and broke doors and windowpanes of the house, a JKPL statement said in a statement issued in Srinagar.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza is in illegal custody of Indian police. He has been lodged at Islamabad police station.

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and seven other party leaders and activists were shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar, on a judicial remand.

A party spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the authorities were trying to suppress the voices being raised against the gruesome criminal acts.

Others who were shifted to Srinagar jail included Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Muhammad Azeem Zargar, Basharat Ahmad Butt, Nazir Ahmad, Merajuddin and Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, low attendance marked the concert of singer and composer Adnan Sami at the Convention Centre in Srinagar.

The concert was organised by the Department of Tourism of the occupied territory, and only invited people were allowed in it. The audience mostly comprised bureaucrats and their families. »

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‘Force has not done away with bullets, pellets’

Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has sent 21,000 rounds of newly-developed plastic bullets to Kashmir to crush anti-India protests in the territory. These plastic bullets will be used alongside live bullets and much-criticized pellets.

The bullets, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by the Ordnance factory based in Pune, can be fitted in the AK series of assault rifles, a top officer of the force told media. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint resistance leadership has called for shutdown on Monday against the braid chopping incidents in the territory.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement termed the rising incidents of braid chopping a conspiracy.

The leadership appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown to protest disgraceful acts against women. »

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London, October 08 (KMS): India’s former Intelligence chief, Amarjit Singh Dulat has said that New Delhi has created a mess in Kashmir in the past 15 months, urging that dialogue is the only way forward.

Former head of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Amarjit Singh Dulat said this while speaking at an event in London. The function was organized by London School of Economics South Asia Forum. »

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