Indian forces launch CASO’s in Shopian

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, resistance leaders and organizations have condemned the killing of a civilian in the firing by Indian troops in Kupwara district.

Asif Iqbal, a taxi driver, was killed in the firing of Indian troops in Thandipora area of district on Saturday night. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while telephonically addressing mourners in Thandipora area of the district said that the blood of martyrs like Asif Iqbal would not be allowed to go waste.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his statement said that Indian forces, laced with unbridled powers and impunity under the cover of black laws, had killed thousands of Kashmiris in cold-blood over the past two decades. He said that no single Indian soldier involved in the killing had ever been brought to book or tried under the law. »

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London, December 18 (KMS): Members of Kashmiri community staged a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in London.

The protesters were carrying placards asking the international community to take cognizance of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. They also raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces on Monday launched cordon and search operations (CASOs) in several villages of Shopian district.

Cordon and search operations were launched in Chatripora, Vehil, Nowgam, Panduchan, Kapran, Rey Kapran, Dangam and Wangam of the district by a joint team of Indian Army’s 62 Rashtriya Rifles, 34 Rashtriya Rifles, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police.

Operations were going on in the area till filing of the report.

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, mother of one resistance youth, Showkat Ahmad Mir, alias Arshid, passed away due to heart attack in Chandpora Rajpora in Pulwama.

Fatima Bano, wife of Ghulam Muhammad Mir, according to family sources suffered cardiac arrest. She was 45. Her son is an active commander of Hizbul Mujahdeen from past four years. »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has termed the notice of the Indian Enforcement Directorate (ED) to its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani as biased and unrealistic.

APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Indian authorities have crossed all democratic, constitutional and moral limits to satisfy their hatred against Kashmiris, in general, and leadership, in particular”.

He said, “Hurriyat conference has made it clear long ago that during 2002 Income Tax raid at the residences of Syed Ali Gilani and his close relatives, no currency or any objectionable material was recovered and it was conveyed to the authorities concerned through his counsel.” »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the cold blooded murder of a civilian, Asif Iqbal, by Indian troops at Thandi Pora in Kupwara district.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani termed the killing as very unfortunate and held the puppet administration, Indian police and occupational forces responsible for such brutal killings. While addressing telephonically to mourners in Thandipora, the native village of the martyred civilian, Gilani appealed to people to boycott upcoming elections. He said those who vote during elections are not only committing an act of treason but their actions are also acting as oxygen for the Indian occupation of Kashmir. »

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Istanbul, December 18 (KMS): The Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai has urged the United Nations and the world powers to exercise their good offices with all the three parties to the dispute– India, Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir –to set a credible peace process in motion.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai while addressing the “International Non-Governmental Organizations’ Fair” that took place in Istanbul, Turkey, said every day of delay means many innocent lives lost. “We ask for no partiality but we do expect that the United Nations will uphold the principles proclaimed in its Charter for a world order, governed by the rule of law. We also expect that it will not turn a deaf ear to the cries of anguish coming from the streets of Kashmir,” he maintained. »

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