JRL calls for strike in Sopore on Saturday
Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces, today, launched massive crackdown operations against Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day being observed on Friday.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his office at Aabi Guzar. He was shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar. The police arrested other Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Siddiqui, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Molvi Bashir Ahmed, and lodged them in different police stations. Pertinently, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, continues to remain under house arrest since 2010 while Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, is also facing house detention.

Kashmiris observe 5th January as ‘Right to Self-Determination Day’ every year. It was on this day in 1949 when the UN Security Council had passed a resolution that promised that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be allowed to decide their political future through the exercise of right to self-determination. The APHC has announced to organize a seminar in connection with the Day on Friday. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed under house arrest the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and arrested the Chief of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in Srinagar, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that he had been put under house arrest again.

Restrictions on the movement of the Mirwaiz were lifted only three days ago.

The authorities arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik from party office at Aabi Guzar and lodged him at Srinagar Central Jail .

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed for the third consecutive day, today, in Tral area of Pulwama district against the killing of three youth by Indian troops.

All shops, business establishments, government and private offices are closed while transport is off the road. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Yasmeen Raja along with delegations visited the families of martyrs Fardeen Ahmed Khandey and Manzoor Ahmed Baba in Pulwama district.

Addressing mourners in Tral area of Pulwama, Mukhtar Waza said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute was main cause of bloodshed in the occupied territory. He urged India to stop killing innocent people and instead take measures for settlement of the decades old Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested many leaders and activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference ahead of a seminar scheduled to be held in Srinagar on Friday.

The police arrested Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Molvi Bashir Ahmed and others and lodged them in different police stations. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete shutdown in Sopore town on Saturday, 6th January, to mark the 25th anniversary of Sopore massacre.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar called for the strike in the town to remember the massacre. Over 60 civilians were martyred and more than 350 shops and other structures including residential houses were gutted when the troops of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) set the town ablaze on January 6, 1993.

The leadership also called for a rally at Jamia Masjid Sopore and a peaceful procession to the martyrs’ graveyard on the day. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two persons, including a woman, were injured after their car was deliberately hit by a vehicle of Indian Army in Pattan area of Baramulla district, today.

The accident took place in Mirgund area of Pattan. The injured were identified as Shaista Bano (35) and Muhammad Khaleel (55) residents of Sopore town. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir while condemning the torture on TeH leader, Abdul Samad Inqalabi, by the goons of extremist Hindu organization, Shiv Sena, at Kathua jail in Jammu has said that Hurriyat leaders and activists are not safe even in jails.

Abdul Samad Inqalabi, who was arrested from the residence of martyr Burhan Muzaffar Wani in Tral town of Pulwama district in July, last year, was booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act and lodged in Kathua jail. While divulging the details, the statement said that Abdul Samad Inqilabi was seriously injured after he was subjected to severe physical torture by the goons of Shiv Sena. »

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New Delhi, January 03 (KMS): Continuing with its hegemonic designs in the region, India will acquire precision-guided bombs from Russia and Barak missiles from Israel.

Indian Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has cleared two procurement deals worth Rs 1.714 billion to acquire 240 precision-guided bombs from Russia and 131 Barak missiles from Israel.

The “smart” KAB-1500 laser-guided bombs will be procured from M/s JSC Rosoboron Exports (Russia) for Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that India is interfering in the religious matters of Muslims and recent decisions about triple Talaq and Hajj are glaring examples of it.

DFP Secretary General, Muhammad Abdullah Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the decisions of Indian government had hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims on the whole. He said that New Delhi was provoking 300 million Indian Muslims by taking anti-Islam measures. »

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