Shutdown in Pulwama and Shopian today

Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has said that the people of Kashmir are determined to continue their liberation struggle and not surrender their right to self-determination, come what may.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehari in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to Mussavir Hassan Wani who was martyred by the Indian troops, the other day. He emphasized that India was responsible for bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir, as it was not ready to fulfill its promises made to the Kashmiri people. He said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste.

Dukhtaran-e-Islami Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi in a statement also paid tributes to the youth and said that India had started a war on innocent people in Kashmir. »

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Police arrest several DeM activists in Pulwama

Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed for the 8th straight day, today, against the killing of civilians by Indian forces in Shopian town, last Sunday.

All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road in the district. The educational institutions have been closed across the district since the killings.

Pulwama town is also observing shutdown to mourn the death of a local youth Mussavir Hasaan Wani. Mussavir was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Kangan area of Pulwama on Friday evening.

All shops and business establishments are closed while public transport is off the road in the town. Skeletal movement of private vehicles was witnessed in the area. »

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Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to youth recently martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama district.

The spokesman of Hurriyat forum, in a statement issued in Srinagar said the New Delhi’s iron fist and repressive policy is the main reason for the youth to opt for armed struggle as a means of resistance in Kashmir. »

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Kuala Lumpur, April 08 (KMS): Pakistan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur observed April 6 as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ to sensitize the people about grave human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

A talk by the High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, was also organized to highlight plight of Kashmiris in the occupied territory. Members of diplomatic corps, Malaysians, Pakistani community from various walks of life, and members of civil society including media and human rights organizations attended the event. »

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Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a parting phone conversation between a martyred youth, Eitmaad Hussain Dar and his father and son during a cordon and search operation launched by Indian forces in Shopian on last Sunday, has gone viral on social media across the Valley.

In a nearly six-minute audio released, Eitmaad Hussain Dar tells his father, “I’m trapped. If I made any mistakes, please forgive me.”

The father urges him to “remain steadfast and have patience”. “I won’t tell you to surrender. I can’t tell you that,” he said. Eitmaad responded, “No, no…” and adds, “Abu ji, I just want you to be pleased with me and God will also be happy with me.” »

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Karachi, April 08 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has said that occupied Kashmir is the most militarized zone of the world with a large deployment of occupation forces.

Ali Raza Syed addressing was a ‘Meet the Press Programme at Karachi Press Club where he was received and warmly welcomed by General Secretary Maqsood Ahmad Yousafi and other office bearers of the press club. »

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Srinagar, April 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, medical evidence is mounting to show the devastating effects like blindness of eye injuries caused by metal pellets fired from shotguns by Indian troops on protesters.

The ongoing use of the indiscriminate pellet guns has blinded 1,314 people in occupied Kashmir since 2016 alone. The so-called non-lethal weapon has also caused deaths since it was introduced in the territory during the public uprising of 2010. »

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