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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has condemned the continued illegal detention and house arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the puppet authorities had virtually imposed martial law in the territory where the resistance leaders were denied political space. »

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has condemned the killing of 25-year-old Arif Ahmed in Sopore area of Baramulla district last evening.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a tweet said, “Deeply saddened and strongly condemn the killing of 25-year-old Arif Ahmed of Sopore by unknown assailants. Killing human beings in every form is cowardly act and against humanity.” »

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IOK authorities disallow APHC seminar in Srinagar

Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Right to Self-Determination Day, tomorrow, with the pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its ultimate goal.

It was on 5th January in 1949 when the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves through UN-sponsored plebiscite.

The puppet authorities prevented the All Parties Hurriyat Conference from holding a seminar in Srinagar, today. The aim of the seminar scheduled at the residence of the APPHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, was to deliberate over the 18 Kashmir-related resolutions that have been passed in the UN since 1948. »

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) has said that Kashmir dispute can be resolved through tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership in line with the relevant UN resolutions.

The JKMC in a meeting held in Srinagar, today, said that the unprecedented sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir would not be allowed to go waste. It said that detentions, house arrests and use of brute force by the Indian forces could not suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has stressed the need of settling the Kashmir dispute through peaceful means and in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza said this while talking to people at different places. He along with a party delegation visited at Deva Colony in Janglatmandi area of Islamabad district and met with a youth, Atif Hassan, who was recently released from illegal detention of six months. »

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Raise pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan slogans

Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people, today, attended the funeral of a youth, Arif Ahmad Sofi, in Sopore area of Baramulla district, today, amid pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans.

Arif Ahmed Sofi, the son of Hurriyet leader Muhammad Maqbool Sofi, was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Herwan in Sopore, last evening.

The mourners, including women and children, raised high-pitched pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans as the body of the youth was marched through his native Younsu area of the district.

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt and Javaid Ahmed Mir during their mass contact programme expressed solidarity with the victims of Indian state terrorism.

Zafar Akbar Butt and Javaid Ahmed Mir visited Pampore, Gulshanager and other areas of the territory and met with pellet victims and families of martyrs and detainees. »

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unknown gunmen have killed a son of Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Maqbool Sofi, in Sopore.

Unidentified gunmen shot dead 25-year-old Arif Ahmed Sofi at Herwan Unisoo in outskirts of Sopore on Wednesday evening.

Hurriyat leader, Bashir Ahmed Tota, in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the killing of Arif Ahmed Sofi. He said that Arif was working in a pharmaceutical company and was helping his family to sustain but time and again he was harassed by the troops of an Indian Army camp in the area due to his father’s affiliation with the ongoing freedom movement. He demanded an impartial probe into the killing to bring the killers to book. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, January 04 (KMS): “If parties (India & Pakistan) come here and both of them call upon the Security Council to make recommendations for the solution of their (Kashmir) dispute, ought they not in advance agree to abide by it? They are not bound to ask the Security Council to make such recommendations, but if they do, I ask the Committee of Experts if they have not thereby implied that they will conform or try to conform to them.” Ambassador Warren Austin of the United States at the Security Council on May 26, 1948. »

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JRL calls for strike in Sopore on Saturday
Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces, today, launched massive crackdown operations against Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day being observed on Friday.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his office at Aabi Guzar. He was shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar. The police arrested other Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Siddiqui, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Molvi Bashir Ahmed, and lodged them in different police stations. Pertinently, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, continues to remain under house arrest since 2010 while Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, is also facing house detention.

Kashmiris observe 5th January as ‘Right to Self-Determination Day’ every year. It was on this day in 1949 when the UN Security Council had passed a resolution that promised that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be allowed to decide their political future through the exercise of right to self-determination. The APHC has announced to organize a seminar in connection with the Day on Friday. »

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