Concern raised over Pak-India tension on LoC

Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, miseries of the people have increased manifold as the Indian troops and police personnel have geared up surprise frisking and checking across the Kashmir Valley in the name of so-called security measures ahead of India’s Republic Day on Friday, 26th January.

Strict security arrangements have been put in place in and around the Cricket Stadium at Sonawar, the main venue of this year’s Republic Day celebrations in the Valley. The personnel of Indian army, police and Central Reserve Police Force have laid a siege around the stadium to restrict people’s movement. The men in uniform could be seen thoroughly checking vehicles and passengers in Srinagar and other major towns of the territory. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations have condemned the ongoing arrest spree in the territory ahead of India’s Republic Day (26th January).

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the arrest and harassment of Hurriyat leaders and activists as the worst form of state terrorism. “This is martial law like situation, as authorities are not allowing us to carry out political activities,” he said. »

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Rajnath’s remarks smack of war mongering: Dr Mustafa Kamal

Jammu, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the pro-India National Conference (NC) Additional General Secretary, Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal has taken an exception to the assertions of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh that India “won’t hesitate to cross border”, saying it smacks of a war cry and war mongering which does not behoove a person of his position and authority.

Rajnath while apparently referring to Pakistan had said on Sunday that India can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in their territory. »

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Islamabad, January 23 (KMS): The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has paid rich tributes to the renowned freedom commander Muhammad Yousuf Zangi on his 18th martyrdom anniversary.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Muhammad Yousuf Zangi was a dedicated commander of the freedom movement in 1990s who fought bravely for the cause of freedom of Kashmir throughout his youthful life. He was martyred by Indian troops during a military operation on January 23rd 2000, in a village near Bandipora. He said the sacrifices of the martyrs would never go in vain and the people will continue their struggle for freedom of the home land. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Chairman, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, today, staged a protest demonstration at Press Colony in Srinagar against the killings of Kashmiri people by Indian forces.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo while talking to media on the occasion urged the international community to resolve the Kashmir dispute as per relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. »

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New Delhi, January 23 (KMS): The hearing in bail application of Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of United Jihad Council Chairman, Syed Salahuddin, in a Delhi court has been deferred until February 5.

The family members of Shahid Yousuf told media that the bail plea, which was scheduled to be heard on December 19 last year, was listed today (Tuesday) because of unavailability of the judge. »

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Jammu, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students of Government Post Graduate College, Rajouri, in Jammu region staged a protest demonstration against the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua district.

The eight-year-old girl, Aasifa, was raped and murdered in Heranagar area of the Hindu-dominated district a few days ago and her body was found in a forest. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has expressed serious concern over the increasing tension between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).

The JI spokesman, Advocate Zahid Ali, in a statement in Srinagar said, tension along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan is a matter of great concern for all the people living in these countries. He said that Kashmir dispute, which is the main cause of this tension, should be settled to end this sordid situation forever. »

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