Shutdown in the town on anniversary of 1993 massacre victims

Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, four Indian policemen were killed in a powerful blast in Sopore town, today.

A senior police official told media that the blast occurred when an improvised explosive device went off in Gole Market area of the town. He said that three shops were also damaged in the explosion.

The blast occurred amid complete shutdown on the completion of 25 years to a deadly massacre by Indian troops in the town. Call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Over 60 civilians were martyred and more than 350 structures including residential houses and shops were gutted after Indian soldiers set the town ablaze. »

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Kuala Lumpur, January 06 (KMS): An academic activity and exhibition to create awareness about the human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir were organized by an independent non-governmental organization for human rights called JUST.

Speakers of the seminar, which was attended by people from various walks of life including the academics, diplomats, members of civil society, highlighted the crimes against humanity committed by the troops particularly blinding of Kashmiri youth on mass scale through use of pellet guns. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed serious concern over the mysterious killing of martyred Arif son of Hurriyat leader, Maqbool Shah.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing unjustified. He also expressed sympathy and solidarity with the father of the deceased and prayed Allah mighty to give courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with patience. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyat leaders and organisations have paid rich tributes to the victims of Sopore massacre of January 6, 1993.

Over 60 civilians were martyred and more than 350 structures including residential houses and shops were gutted after Indian soldiers set the town ablaze.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar deplored that despite passing of 25 years to the Sopore massacre the perpetrators were not brought to book. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Sopore town, today, on the completion of 25 years to a deadly massacre by Indian troops in the town.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads.

The resistance leaders had also announced to hold a rally in the town to pay tributes to the victims of the massacre, which was carried out by the troops on this day in 1993. However, the puppet authorities have sealed all entry and exit points of Sopore by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent people from holding the rally. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has denounced the continued house detention of the Mirwaiz and termed it as frustration of the puppet authorities.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the puppet regime was suffering from myopic vision syndrome and playing with the religious sentiments of the Muslims. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least four Indian policemen were killed in a blast in Sopore town, today.

The blast took place in Gole Market area of the town resulting in the killing of four Indian policemen.

The powerful explosion occurred on a day when complete shutdown is being observed in Sopore on the completion of 25 years to a deadly massacre by Indian troops in the town. Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The resistance leaders have also announced to hold a rally in the town to pay tributes to the victims of the massacre of 1993. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, who is seeking investigations into Sopore massacre, has said that he is not content with BSF’s claims of punishing its guilty personnel.

In a report submitted to the Human Rights Commission of the territory last month the BSF said that it had identified 19 BSF personnel involved in the Sopore massacre of 1993.

The commission had sought the report from the BSF on a plea filed by Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, seeking investigation and justice in the case. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, justice continues to elude the victim families of gory Sopore massacre for the past 25 years whose near and dear ones lose their lives at the hands of Indian paramilitary Border Security Force personnel in Sopore town on January 6, 1993.

On the fateful day the BSF personnel had gone on a rampage after an unknown person allegedly snatched a riffle from a soldier. Over 60 civilians were martyred and more than 350 structures including residential houses and shops were gutted after Indian soldiers set the town ablaze. People who are witness to that gruesome massacre still shiver while narrating the ordeal. »

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‘Gilani barred 48 times from offering Friday prayers in 2017’

Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the continued house arrest of its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and detention of other resistance leaders.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the imprisonment of Hurriyat leaders had no constitutional or moral justification and the Indian police were suppressing their peaceful voices with the barrel of gun. He said that in 2017, Syed Ali Gilani was stopped 48 times from offering Friday prayers, an important religious obligation. »

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