IOK under siege on eve of India’s Republic Day

Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world will observe Indian Republic Day, tomorrow, as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

The day will be marked with a complete strike in occupied Kashmir and anti-India demonstrations and rallies in world capitals. The Joint Resistance Leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, urged people to hold peaceful demonstrations and rallies across the length and breadth of the territory after Friday prayers, tomorrow. They also appealed to imams and khateebs of mosques to highlight in their Friday sermons the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. »

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least five rounds of funeral prayers were held for two martyred youth, Shakir Ahmad Mir and Sameer Ahmad Wani at their ancestral villages in Shopian district, today.

17-year-old Shakir Mir, and two other youth were martyred by Indian troops during a siege and search operation in Chaigund area of the district, last night. Shakir was killed when a bullet fired by Indian troops hit him while he was grazing his cattle in the area. 13 sheep and a cow were also killed in the firing by Indian troops. »

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Islamabad, January 25 (KMS): Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned the Indian troops brutal cordon and search operations, killing, restrictions and large scale arrests of Hurriyat leaders, ahead of their Republic Day in Kashmir, which the Kashmiris observe as a black day every year across the territory.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad said that the Indian troops military operations, NIA actions on Hurriyat leaders and killing innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir to stop peaceful protest demonstrations on 26 January, itself is testimony that Indian regime is failed and frustrated in front of peoples struggle of self-determination. »

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Hurriyat leaders denounce restrictions, frisking

Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have put the entire territory under siege in the name of so-called security measures ahead of Indian Republic Day, tomorrow.

The authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in every nook and corner of occupied Kashmir, causing huge inconvenience to the people. »

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Moosvi asks UN to send peacekeeping troops in IOK

Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq welcoming the UN Secretary General’s statement has called for initiation of result-oriented dialogue over Jammu and Kashmir to pave the way for peace in the South Asian region.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said, from the beginning this has been the stand of the Hurriyat that Kashmir is a political and human issue, which cannot be resolved through the military might. »

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of activists from different social organizations held a protest at press colony in Srinagar against the rape and murder of minor girl Asifa in Kathua district.

The protest was jointly organized by RTI Movement, Civil Society for Justice and Development, Gujjer-Bakerwal Foundation, Gujjer-Bakerwal Youth Conference and SAIRAB. »

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55 people were killed in BSF firing on fateful day: Untoo

Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Handwara, today, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of victims of a deadly massacre in the town.

Seventeen innocent Kashmiris were killed when Indian paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) personnel had opened indiscriminate fire on peaceful demonstrators in the town on this day in 1990. The authorities have imposed restrictions in the town to prevent people from holing protests.

Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement activists including Irshad Ahmed Aijaz Ahmad ,Ashiq Hussain, Khursheed Ahmed ,Arshad Ahmed, Manzoor Ahmed, Khan Dawood  and  Malik Muzafer organized prayers meeting at martyrs’ graveyard in Handwara and paid tributes to all innocent victims.

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the killing of three youth including a teenage boy, and injuries to two women by Indian troops at Chaigund in Shopian district.

The youth including17-year-old boy, identified as Shakir Ahmad Mir, were martyred by troops during a siege and search operation in Chaigund area of the district, last night. »

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS):In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama to mourn the killings of three youth at the hands of Indian forces at Chaigund in Shopian district.

All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road in the two districts.

There are reports of massive protests in Shopian against the killings of the youth — Sameer Ahmad Wani and Firdous Ahmad and the teenager Shakir Ahmad Mir. Shakir, who belonged to Pulwama district, was martyred after a bullet him during protests against the Indian army operation in the area, last night. »

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family of Kamran Yousuf, charged as a stone-pelter by the India’ National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that if it’s a crime to cover events, then all Kashmiri journalists and photojournalists should be booked for this ‘crime’.

Freelance photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, 23, who was detained by NIA without any charge in September last year, was booked by the agency on January 18, in a fresh chargesheet brought against him in the special court in New Delhi. »

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