Shutdown in IOK, Hurriyat leaders detained

Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observed Indian Republic Day, today, as Black Day to convey to the world that India is not a true democratic country as it has usurped the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people for the past over seven decades.

The day was marked with complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir, call for which was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The resistance leaders had also called for peaceful protests and rallies across the occupied territory after Friday prayers, today, against the civilian killings, indiscriminate firing and use of pellets besides ransacking of properties by the Indian forces’ personnel. »

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Jammu, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) led by its Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, today, visited Hiranagar are of Hindu-dominated Kathua district of Jammu region and participated in a protest demonstration against the rape and murder of a minor girl, Asifa.

The delegation also including Tajammul Khan, Saleem Beig and Qamer-uz-Zaman expresses solidarity with the family of the victim and demanded stern action against the culprits.

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities disallowed Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

The action was aimed at preventing the people from assembling at the historic mosque and staging anti-India demonstrations. Call for the demonstrations was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on the occasion of Black Day, today, against the civilian killings, indiscriminate firing and use of pellets besides ransacking of properties by the Indian forces’ personnel. »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the killing of 17-year-old, Shakir Ahmed Mir, and two other youth by Indian troops in Shopian.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the blood of the Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a peaceful protest outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today, to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day.

Addressing the demonstrations, the speakers expressed serious concern over the continued Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. They said that India could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people through brutal tactics. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): A forceful protest demonstration was held outside the National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad, to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day and condemn continued gross human rights violations committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

The demonstration was organized by Occupied Kashmir Journalist Association (OKJA) and was attended among others by journalists, AJK Hurriyat leaders and civil society members from occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan.

The demonstrators particularly raised voice against the molestation and extra-judicial killing of an 8-year-old girl Aasifa in a village of Hindu-dominated Kathua district in Jammu region and demanded that the culprits of this heinous crime should be punished. »

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Washington, January 26 (KMS): The Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai has voiced deep regret over betrayal of Indian Government — not the people of India — of her high-minded ideals in Kashmir that marked its entry into the family of nations after long years under the British raj: shocking human rights violations, torture, rape, mutilations, arson, plunder, abductions, arbitrary detentions, and contempt for international law and binding self-determination resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai while extending his warm felicitation to the people of India on their Republic Day celebration however cautioned that India might propose in lieu of self-determination a return to the special autonomy formerly enjoyed by Jammu and Kashmir under section 370 of the Indian Constitution, but with no power in New Delhi to subtract from that autonomy through parliamentary legislation, executive decree, or constitutional amendment. »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, has said that the Indian troops involved in a deadly massacre in Kupwara in 1994 be brought to book.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement issued in Srinagar said that justice continued to elude the families of the victims of Kupwara massacre and memories of the carnage were still fresh in the minds of people.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo had filed a petition in the Human Rights Commission of the territory about the Kupwara massacre but the victims had not yet received justice.

It was on 27th January 1994 when 27 civilians, mostly traders of Kupwara town, fell to bullets of Army men in the town adding to the long list of killings of innocent civilians in such massacres carried out by Indian forces in the Valley.

The survivors said that the massacre was carried out by the Indian soldiers to punish the people for observing shutdown on January 26. »

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Shutdown in IOK, Hurriyat leaders placed under detention

Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Republic Day, today, as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

The day is being marked with a complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir and anti-India rallies and demonstrations in world capitals. Call for observance of the Black Day and shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The resistance leaders have also called for peaceful demonstrations and rallies across the occupied territory after Friday prayers, today, over the killing spree unleashed by Indian troops across the occupied territory. They have 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 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Tribal Coordination Committee and lawyer, Talib Hussain, has said that the real culprits in the rape and murder of minor girl Asifa of Kathua were being shielded in a planned manner.

Talib Hussain, who was detained during protests against the murder earlier this week, during a press conference in Jammu said that the persons involved in this heinous crime were not being punished because of political influence. »

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