One more body recovered, protesters subjected to force

Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has rejected India’s fresh offer of talks saying that it is nothing more than a tactic to buy time by New Delhi.

The APHC spokesman, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the offer was made to Syed Ali Gilani by an official of Indian Intelligence Bureau on Thursday night. However, he said, the APHC Chairman declined the same, saying that until India acknowledges the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and starts withdrawal of its troops from the occupied territory, the holding any talks carries no meaning. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that Kashmiris are being killed on the Line of Control (LoC) on daily basis but the international community has become a mute spectator.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said that instead of playing as firefighters, the United Nations should play the role of an arbitrator and resolve the Kashmir dispute. »

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Geneva, March 17 (KMS): Rights activist, Ahmed Quraishi, representing the World Muslim Congress, has said India has a disturbing record of restricting civic space in occupied Kashmir.

Ahmed Quraishi during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva referred to Kashmir where the puppet authorities gradually constrain the civic space through incremental actions.

He said a young journalist from occupied Kashmir could be physically harmed or killed because of his reporting work. His name is Salman Shah, and he is the Chief Correspondent for The Kashmiriyat newspaper, he added. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, body of one more youth was recovered from the debris of the houses destroyed by Indian troops in Balhama Khonmoh area of Srinagar, raising the death toll to three.

The troops had destroyed four residential houses during a violent crackdown operation in the area on Thursday night. Bodies of two youth, Rasiq Nabi Butt and Shabbir Ahmed, were recovered on Friday while one more body was retrieved from the debris of the destroyed houses, today.

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New Delhi, March 17 (KMS): A Delhi court has allowed India’s Enforcement Directorate to interrogate the illegally detained Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Watali, in connection with a fake false case registered against him.

Additional Sessions Judge, Tarun Sherawat, allowed the application filed by ED’s counsel, Nitesh Rana seeking permission to quiz Zahoor Watali, for two days – March 19 and 20. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a poet Ghulam Muhammad Butt lost his home and life’s work of 20 books as the Indian forces destroyed his house with mortal shelling during a violent crackdown operation in Balhama-Khonmoh area of Srinagar on Thursday night.

Bodies of two youth, Rasiq Nabi Butt and Shabbir Ahmad Dar, were recovered from the debris of the destroyed house. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Tral and Awantipora areas of Pulwama district, today, to mourn the killing of two youth by Indian troops.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youth, Rasiq Nabi Butt of Nowdal Tral and Shabbir Ahmad Dar of Aghanzipora Awantipora during a violent crackdown operation in Balhama-Khonmoh area of Srinagar on Thursday night.

All shops, business establishments and government and private offices are closed in Tral and Awantipora areas while transport is off the road. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) have said that Kashmir is a disputed territory that awaits a final settlement.

The DFP in a statement issued in Srinagar, reacting to the latest utterances of Hindu extremist party Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat about the disputed Jammu and Kashmir, said that people like him only spread hatred and divide people to achieve their vested interests. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was illegally detained by India’s National Investigation Agency, was welcomed by his relatives and friends on his return to his home.

Kamran Yousuf was arrested by the NIA on September 5, last year, on the false case of stone-pelting and was later lodged in New Delhi’s Rohini jail on judicial remand. The Twenty-two-year old photojournalist reached home on Friday after he was released on bail. His friends and relatives thronged his house in Tahab village of Pulwama district. »

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Geneva, March 17 (KMS): The speakers in a conference in Geneva have said that India stands exposed in occupied Kashmir as its forces are involved in gross human rights violations, rapes, murder, use of lethal weapons and intimidations.

The speakers including Barrister Abdul Majid Trumbo, Professor Nazir Shawl, Advocate Ayoub Ahmad Rathore in one voice said that we feel our duty to apprise world and the dignitaries about gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

They said that the atrocities and excesses perpetrated by forces of oppression in different parts and corners of world were eye-opener and a question mark for UN. They lamented Indian authorities for their rhetoric of being a largest democracy in world and said that it was just hoax and the continuous reports pouring in from occupied Kashmir clearly state that India’s claims were contradictory and just bundle of lies.

The speakers said curbs laid and restrictions are imposed on leadership and Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik and other leaders are continuously languishing in different detention centres and false cases were filed against these.

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