Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has urged BJP and Congress not to use Kashmir dispute for their vote politics.

Er Rasheed addressing a public gathering at Sochalyari in Handwara asked both the parties to clear their confusions and take a realistic stand for the durable settlement of the seventy years old dispute.

He said, “It is strange that both the main parties are exposing themselves by not speaking the truth and distorting the historic facts. While P Chidambaram must know that autonomy has no takers, BJP should explain, if Sang Parivar is not even in favour of restoring 1953 position, what the purpose of appointing interlocutor is. Unless both the parties do not stop blackmailing each other using the sufferings of Kashmiri’s as a tool to do so, nothing is going to compel Kashmiris to soften their justified stand.” »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops raided the house of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM) Chairman, Molvi Bashir Irfani, in Srinagar and harassed his family members.

The JKMM in a statement said that the troops raided the house of the party Chairman in Aaloochi Bagh area of Srinagar from 1:00am to 2:30am on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and subjected the inmates to harassment. It strongly denounced the action terming it as the worst kind of state terrorism. »

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Protesters subjected to force in Bandipora, many injured

Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that any move aimed at changing the demographic composition of the territory will be resisted tooth and nail.

The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar asked the Kashmiri people to be ready for mass agitation against any amendment or change in the State Subject laws including Article 35A. Indian Supreme Court is scheduled to hear, tomorrow, a petition seeking abrogation of Article 35A, which debars non-Kashmiris from purchasing land or property, seek a government job or vote in the Assembly elections in occupied Kashmir. The leaders said that any move to tinker with the Article 35A would create a Palestine-like situation in Kashmir. They appealed to the lawyers, writers, scholars and other respected members of society to make people aware of the consequences of the move. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations in Badgam district, today, following the injuring of a motorcycle-borne youth after he was deliberately hit by an Indian Army vehicle.

The incident occurred in Hajibagh area of Soibugh in the district. The youth was seriously injured and was shifted to a hospital where he is being treated. »

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Killings trigger forceful demonstrations

Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district, today.

The troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Mir Mohallah in Hajin area of the district, media reports said. The operation continued till reports last came in. Earlier, one Indian policeman was killed and two others were injured in an attack in the same area. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has asked people to launch mass agitation if the Indian Supreme Court delivers verdict against the interests and aspiration of people, saying any move to tinker with state subject law will create Palestine-like situation. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed detention orders of 20 persons who had been illegally detained under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). The court ordered their immediate release.

Separate benches of the High Court quashed the detentions after hearing advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain, advocate Wajid Haseeb and Shah Ashiq who represented the cases of the detainees. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the civil society members from Budgam district have threatened to launch mass protests if India’s National Investigating Agency (NIA) continues to harass family members of Hizbul Mujhadeen Chief, Syed Salahuddin.

People from cross section of society including the members from civil society Budgam met the Deputy Commissioner and SSP of Budgam. The civil society members included Advocate Hafizullah Mir; Chief Audit Officer (Retired), Abdul Raheem Malik; former bureaucrat, Ghulam Rasool Malik; renowned columnist, M J Lone; and former General Manager of JK Bank, Syed Abdul Hamid. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has condemned and ridiculed the outrageous and dictatorial ordinance promulgated by the puppet authorities that makes persons and organisations calling for shutdowns, demonstrations or other forms of protest liable for imprisonment and fine.

Governor NN Vohra, on the recommendations of the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, promulgated the Ordinance on Thursday. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday night, officials said.

“An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 11.15 p.m. yesterday,” an official at the Met Office said, today. There was, however, no loss of life or damage to property, he said.

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