Snowfall cuts off Kashmir valley from rest of world

Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the killing of a woman and three youth by the Indian troops in Handwara area of Kupwara district, terming it the worst example of Indian state terrorism.

The troops had killed the woman and the youth during a violent cordon and search operation, yesterday. »

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Islamabad, December 12 (KMS): International lobbying group on Kashmir, Youth Forum for Kashmir, hosted a large number of public policy students from the University of Kotli, Azad Jammu and Kashmir along with the Kashmir-beat senior reporters, editors and photographers in Islamabad.

Despite heavy rain, all the participants ensured their participation in the event, held in connection with the World Human Rights Day, to raise their voices against the continued human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir at the hands of the Indian troops. »

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Kashmir cut off due to snowfall, air traffic affected

Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, five Indian soldiers went missing after two avalanches hit Indian army camps in Gurez area of Bandipora and Nowgam in Kupwara on Tuesday.

The upper reaches of Gurez and Tulail have received heavy snow since Sunday evening while Gurez is considered as one of the most avalanche-prone areas of occupied Kashmir. Since Sunday night, the area has had snowfall reaching almost 5 feet. »

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Islamabad, December 12 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly denounced the brutal murder of a woman, Misra Bano, by the Indian troops in Handwara area of Kupwara district.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the killing had proved that the Indian army, police and paramilitary personnel were least bothered about life of civilians in their habitual ruthless search operations and crackdowns against the freedom-fighters in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the killing of a woman by Indian troops in Handwara area of Kupwara district.

The leaders in their statements in Srinagar paid tributes to the victim woman, Misra Begum, and the three youth, martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in the town on Monday.

The illegally-detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik in a message from Srinagar Central Jail said, “Trigger-happy Indian forces have crossed every limit of brutality and oppression in Jammu and Kashmir.” He also denounced the assault on a driver and a youth at Ajas in Bandipora district. Yasin Malik said that Indian forces had no respect for human life or honour. “The impunity provided to these killers has made them savages and they feel no shame while killing innocent people. The entire Kashmir Valley has been turned into a battlefield where Indian occupational forces have let loose an ugly reign of terror,” he added.

The Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while paying tributes to the martyred women and youth said that the troops were killing men, women, elderly and youth in very part of Kashmir for demanding freedom from Indian yoke. It deplored that innocent civilians were becoming soft targets of the Indian forces. “Under a well planned conspiracy and on the basis of military might, New Delhi is resorting to a systematic genocide of Kashmiris,” the statement added.

Hurriyat leaders, Musaddiq Aadil, Zafar Akbar Butt, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in their statements paid glowing tributes to Handwara martyrs.

The Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Party and Voice of Victims, a human rights defender group, in their statements said that the way the Indian forces mercilessly killed the innocent woman in Handwara vindicated the real motive of cruel Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. They termed the killing of the woman as the worst example of Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Human Rights Commission has sought a report from Indian police to explain why a French TV journalist, who was shooting his documentary on pellet victims in the territory, was arrested.

The French journalist, Paul Comiti, was arrested by the Indian police on December 9, when the victims of Indian state terrorism were holding a sit-in at Pratap Park in Srinagar and a case was registered against him under Passport Act. Paul is presently lodged at Kothibagh Police Station in Srinagar. »

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Ankara, December 12 (KMS): The Deputy Speaker of Turkey’s Parliament, Ahmet Aydin, has reaffirmed his country’s support for Pakistan over the Kashmir dispute.

Ahmet Aydin, in a meeting with Shah Ghulam Qadir, the Speaker of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, said that Turkey was closely following the hardships being faced by the people of occupied Kashmir.

He called for finding a solution to the Kashmir dispute in line with the relevant UN resolutions. “We favour reaching a solution through dialogue between Pakistan and India in line with UN resolutions in light of the legitimate demands of the Kashmiri people,” he said. »

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