Amnesty launches drive for ban on pellets in IOK

Srinagar, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has issued a protest calendar for the last ten days of the current month to protest against the massacres, perpetrated by Indian army and paramilitary forces, in January 1990.

Complete Shutdown will be observed in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on 21st January, Handwara on 25th and Kupwara on 27th. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement in Srinagar, today, said that the massacres at these places reminded of brutal Indian oppression in the territory. »

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Srinagar, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that the Hurriyat leadership is not against the dialogue but Indian repression in the territory must end first before the initiation of talks process.

The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar termed the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s assertion that the Hurriyat leadership was shying away from participating in the dialogue process as mischievous and misleading. »

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Srinagar, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India is heading towards a Hindu Rashtra and fascism.

Syed Ali Gilani said this while reacting to the assertions recently made by a BJP leader, Surinder Singh, where he had boasted that “India will be a Hindu Rashtra by 2024”. »

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New Delhi, January 17 (KMS): While a Delhi court has directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India to file its reply to a fresh bail plea of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a 2007 case, his wife said he is being slow poisoned in Tihar Jail.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma directed Enforcement Directorate’s Special Public Prosecutor N K Matta to file a reply to the fresh bail plea by February 26. In his bail application, Shabbir Shah told the court that investigation in the case had been completed since the agency had filed its charge sheet and there was no chance for him to hamper the probe. »

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Srinagar, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, has expressed serious concern over the increase in the atrocities of Indian forces on the people of the territory ahead of Indian Republic Day, the 26th January.

Zafar Akbar Butt during the mass contact prgramme addressed people in Beerwah area of Budgam. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, he castigated the puppet authorities for harassing people in the entire Kashmir Valley in cold weather in the garb of cordon and search operations ahead of 26th January. He said that Kashmiri youth were scarifying their precious lives for the just cause of freedom from Indian yoke and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. »

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Srinagar, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops went on rampage in Pinjura area of Shopian district, early this morning, and started beating and thrashing whosoever came in their way without any provocation.

The troops also damaged properties besides resorting to firing in the air to create panic in the area. The troops smashed several vehicles, broke windowpanes of houses and destroyed a local bank building. »

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Jammu, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, organised a meeting of like-minded people and groups in Jammu to discuss the prevailing situation in the territory.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman Mir Shahid Saleem addressing on the occasion urged the participants to come forward and join the efforts being made under the leadership of resistance leadership for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The participants made several suggestions and vowed to support the efforts being made for the settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Prominent among those who attended the meeting included Professor Muhammad Ayub Rahat Hussain, Muhammad Yousuf Lone, Professor Girdhari Lal, Master Mohan Lal, Narinder Khajuria, Dharam Pal Sharma, Nazir Ahmed Malik, Rajesh Sharma and Sheikh Ghulam Shah.

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New Delhi, January 17 (KMS): International human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has launched a postcard campaign and an online petition to press for the ban on the use of pellet gun in occupied Kashmir.

The drive is meant to put pressure on India to conduct an independent investigation into cases of killings and serious injuries caused by the pellets. The Amnesty will submit signed postcards and petition to the puppet Chief Minister of occupied Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti. »

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Srinagar, January 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference has expressed anguish and concern over the killings of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces.

The concern was raised during a party meeting at Rajbagh in Srinagar. Party President, Muhammad Sultan Magrey, presided over the meeting while all executive members and activists attended it and discussed the prevailing situation of occupied Kashmir. »

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