Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) expressing serious concern over the rising tension at the Line of Control and the loss of lives, has said that Kashmir dispute is the only reason behind prevailing tension between Pakistan and India.

DFP General Secretary Mohammad Abdullah Tari in a statement in Srinagar said that unless Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people, the loss of innocent lives would continue unabated. »

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Indian troops launch operation in Kulgam

Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, headed by Muhammad Sultan Magray, has condemned rape and the killing of a little girl in Hirangar area of Katuha in Jammu region.

The Muslim Conference President addressing a party a meeting in Srinagar drew the attention of the international community towards such incidents in the territory. »

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Restrictions to continue in IOK till Jan 26
Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Gaw Kadal and its adjoining areas of Srinagar, today, on the completion of 28 years of the horrible Gaw Kadal massacre.

Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments remained closed while the traffic was off the road in the city.

The puppet authorities had imposed restrictions particularly in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of the city to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the massacre. Rolls of razor-fitted concertina wire had been placed at entry points to disallow vehicular and pedestrian movement. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Gaw Kadal and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri would not go waste.

The Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement in Srinagar, paying rich tributes to Gawkadal massacre victims on their anniversary, , today said, “The Kashmiri people have been offering unprecedented sacrifices for a great and sacred cause of right to self-determination, which is their birthright.”

He also castigated the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India for issuing summon to Hurriyat leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah’s wife, terming it a political vendetta. »

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Restrictions imposed in several areas of Srinagar

Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by strict restrictions being observed in several areas of Srinagar, today, on the 28th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

More than 50 innocent people were killed in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on 21st January in 1990 when Indian forces had resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against the molestation of several women by the troops on the previous night. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, justice continues to elude the families of the victims of the deadliest Gaw Kadal massacre even after the passing of 28 years.

Over 50 people were killed and hundreds others were injured when Indian troops had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on this day in 1990. »

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New Delhi, January 21 (KMS): Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is ranked top among states, legally or illegally controlled by India, with the worst free speech and media freedom record during 2017, according to a survey carried out by a New Delhi-based media watchdog website, The Hoot.

The Hoot in its survey on ‘Indian Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ says that as many as 40 incidents of Internet shutdown have been reported last year in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family and relatives of Kashmiri businessman, Bilal Ahmad Kawa who was arrested in New Delhi by Indian police, staged a protest in Srinagar to press for his immediate release.

Bilal Ahmad Kawa was arrested on January 10 in a fake case pertaining to 2000 Red Fort attack case. He was arrested despite Kashmir police have given him a clean chit. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Special Police Officer (SPO) has deserted a police post along with one AK-47 rifle in Kishtwar district of Jammu region.

The police said Muhammad Yasin ran away on Friday evening from a police post in Marwah tehsil of Kishtwar along with his rifle. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, stringent measures in the name of security will remain place in Kashmir, especially in Srinagar, till January 26 to ensure smooth conduct of India’s Republican Day celebrations.

Further measures were discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by Director General of Police, S P Vaid in Srinagar. “All security agencies will remain in touch to ensure peaceful main function at cricket stadium at Sonwar,” the DGP told media soon after the meeting. For the first time, Republic Day parade will be held at the cricket stadium, apparently for security reasons. »

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