Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has termed the handover of political activists to Special Task Force and use of customary illegal police tactics to prolong their detention as fragility and absurdity of so-called Indian democracy in the territory.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Indian rulers and their Kashmiri puppets should feel some shame over the oppressive and undemocratic acts. He said that the handover of political activists of JKLF and APHC including Merajud din Parray, Mudasir Ahmad, Umer Aadil Dar, Shah Wali Muhammad, Moulana Mudasir Nadwi and Abdul Ahad to Special Task Force (SOG) and the use of traditional illegal police tactics to prolong their detention was the worst form of intimidation. »

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Islamabad, December 21 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) organised a book launch ceremony, today, at National Press Club, Islamabad.

The author of the book “Our Widows” is Zamaruda Habib, Chairperson of Kashmir Tahreek-e-Khawateen (KTK) and President of Human Rights Committee of APHC, occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the so-called authorities on Thursday re-arrested illegally detained Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi soon after her release by a Srinagar court.

Aasiya Andrabi was released by the court of additional magistrate; however, a police party from Safakadal police station re-arrested her in the court premises.

She was arrested on April 26 from her residence and was lodged in Amphala jail, Jammu, for many months. Later she was shifted to Srinagar.

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said that Kashmir is not a territorial dispute between Pakistan and India but it is an internationally recognized disputed territory. »

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Aasiya, Fehmeeda re-arrested after release

Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protest demonstrations will be held, tomorrow, after Friday prayers against the recent cold-blooded killing of innocent civilians by Indian troops in the territory.

Call for the protests has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The call has also been given to condemn the ongoing spree of arbitrary arrests and other brutalities, unleashed by Indian forces against the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the police have admitted that pellets fired by the personnel of Indian army, paramilitary forces and police are hitting the Kashmiri protestors above-waist and on their faces in violation of the standard operating procedures governing crowd control.

The acknowledgement has been made in a communiqué issued by Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan to all senior superintendents of police deployed in the occupied territory. The communiqué reads that pellets are fired above the waist and sometimes on the faces which is completely against the prescribed SOP devised for the use of pellet guns. »

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has strongly condemned the indiscriminate use of pellets against civilians by Indian forces and blinding youth in Shopian, terming it as an inhuman and barbarous act.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, Imran Muneer, Feroz Ahmad and dozens of others had been the victims of the deadly weapon used nowhere else in the world. “The fact remains unchanged, Kashmir is the only place in the world where weapons like pellets are used against human beings,” he deplored. »

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid rich tributes to two Kashmiri youth killed by Indian forces during a cordon and search operation at Batmuran village of Shopian district.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced the use of indiscriminate force that includes live bullets and deadly pellets on the peaceful protestors in Shopian, which resulted in the death of a lactating mother and injuries to scores of people. »

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, ‘Chilai Kalan’, the harshest winter period of 40 days started on Thursday.

‘Chilai Kalan’ the coldest period of the winter in Kashmir starts December 21 and ends on January 31. During this 40-day period, Kashmir remains in grip of cold wave conditions with highest chances of snowfall and rainfall while the night temperatures mostly remain below freezing point. »

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Islamic Political Party Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash along with the party leaders including Mohammad Ayub Dar, Nazir Ahmad Butt and Sajad Ahmad Lone visited SMHS Hospital in Srinagar and enquired about the health of those injured in firing by Indian forces in Shopian.

Mohammad Yousuf Naqash expressed grief and shock on the brutal killing of young woman and injuring dozens at Shopian and strongly condemned the inhuman and dastardly act of forces that have let loose the reign of terror. The cruel actions of forces are exposing the democratic claims of India in occupied Kashmir where freedom of assembly and expression is brutally suppressed using military might, he added. »

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