Civilian succumbs to bullet injury

Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a protest demonstration was held in Srinagar, today, against the killings and harassment of civilians by Indian forces and illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists in the territory.

The protest was organized by resistance leaders outside the historical Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Holding banners and placards, the protestors raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Speakers on the occasion said that Jammu and Kashmir was a living reality and its disputed nature could not be challenged. They demanded immediate release of all political prisoners and an end to nocturnal raids, harassment and beating up of residents and ransacking of their properties in various districts of Kashmir. »

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London, January 16 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front London chapter has said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute poses a serious threat to entire South Asia.

The JKLF’s Diplomatic Bureau in a meeting at its international secretariat in London reiterated that the party leadership will not compromise on the inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people. It also affirmed its strong resolve to extend full diplomatic voice to the ongoing political struggle of the resistance leadership in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Jammu and Kashmir while strongly condemning the house detention of its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other pro-freedom leaders, has said that police are using house arrests as a new method to bar the leaders from carrying out their political and religious obligations.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the imprisonment of its leaders had no constitutional and moral justification and police were suppressing peaceful voices by the dint of force. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Awami Action Committee (AAC) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concerns over the launch of cordon and search operations and door-to-door searches by Indian troops weeks ahead of January 26, the India’s Republic Day.

The AAC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the entire Valley has been turned into a military fortress and Indian forces have launched massive search operations everywhere in Srinagar to harass the people. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a civilian who was injured in the firing of Indian troops succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in Srinagar, today.

The victim identified as Muhammad Ayoub Mir was hit by a bullet in his abdomen when the troops opened fire on protesters during a cordon and search operation at Batmurran-Wanpora in Shopian on December 19, 2017. He succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in Srinagar, today, after battling for life for the last almost a month.

Delegations of different pro-freedom organisations including Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement participated in funeral prayers of the martyred. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Chairman of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, has said that India has always encouraged corruption and nepotism in the territory since 1947.

Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The corruption prevalent today in Jammu and Kashmir was actually initiated by India in 1947. Indian rulers have not only encouraged this corruption but have supported it.” »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Teachers’ Forum (JKTF) Chairman, Abdul Qayoom Wani, has termed as unjustified the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat’s remarks regarding teaching of Jammu and Kashmir map in schools and said that the teachers are well aware of their duties.

Qayoom Wani while addressing a meeting of JKTF office-bearers in Srinagar said, “Bipin Rawat’s statement is unjustified and does not suit to the officer holding such a responsible position. Teaching of J&K map in our schools is a part of education, not an offence.” »

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Jammu, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the National Conference members led by its working president, Omar Abdullah, staged a walk out from the so-called Kashmir Assembly against Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat’s recent remarks on Kashmir.

As soon as proceedings of the House began, National Conference MLA and former Minister, Ali Muhammad Sagar, was on his feet referring to General Rawat’s statement that operations would be shifted to North Kashmir and that separate maps in Government schools of the Valley were cause of a concern. »

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