Indian police arrest Yasin Malik in Kangan

Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the statement of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat is an admission that India cannot break the resolve of the Kashmiri people through arbitrary measures and unabated killings.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar while referring to General Rawat’s statement wherein he had confessed that Indian army would not be able to achieve its goal in the occupied territory pointed out that the Indian Army Chief’s assertions had confirmed Kashmiris’ moral victory. He said that referendum was the only yardstick to gauge people’s aspiration about their political destiny. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Dar and Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo met senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in Srinagar and discussed with him the prevailing situation in the territory.

The leaders agreed to promote unity among ranks and files of pro-freedom camp to take the liberation movement to its logical conclusion in a more effective manner. They expressed concern over the use of brute force against unarmed Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the territory. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in Kangan area of Ganderbal district, today.

Muhammad Yasin Malik was heading towards the residence of a martyred youth, Gowhar Ahmed Rathar, when the police intercepted him and arrested him along with JKLF leader Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri. They were lodged at Ganderbal Police Station. »

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London, April 17 (KMS): On the opening day of Commonwealth summit in London, British women and children assembled outside the Parliament and staged protest against the brutalities perpetrated by the Indian forces in the length and breadth of occupied Kashmir.

Hundreds of women from different parts of the UK carrying placards and banners joined this protest. They were demanding end to occupation and justice for minor rape and murder victim, Aasifa. »

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New Delhi, April 17 (KMS): A five-member committee of the Bar Council of India (BCI) will visit Kathua area of Jammu and submit a report on the case of the gang rape and murder of the minor girl, Aasifa.

BCI President Manan Mishra talking to media in New Delhi said that the team would visit the office-bearers of the Bar Associations of Jammu and Kathua and the family of Aasifa. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, students of Kashmir University and colleges continued to hit the streets, demanding justice for eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim, Aasifa Bano.

The students of the Kashmir University staged massive protests inside the campus, demanding hanging of the perpetrators of this heinous crime. Students from various departments assembled inside the campus holding placards in their hands, depicting different messages calling for justice in the case. They also condemned the Kathua Bar Association for blocking the challan by Crime Branch of police a few days back, saying that those lawyers should be arrested and stern action must be taken against them. »

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New York, April 17 (KMS): New York Times, American newspaper with worldwide influence and readership, in its editorial came down hard on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s callous response to the horrifying rape and murder of the 8-year-old Kashmiri girl, Aasifa, and the dangers faced by women and minorities at the hands of nationalist and communal forces.

The editorial titled ‘Modi’s long silence as women in India are attacked’ appeared in New York Times in print on April 17 carries the following note before the editorial starts. “The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.” »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, visited Kralpora, Chadoora and Charar-e-Sharief areas of Badgam district, today.

Zafar Akbar Butt, who was released from 18-day house detention, addressed condolence and corner meetings in these areas. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a court has sent the illegally detained senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, to Sub-jail Kupwara on Judicial remand till April 23.

The Indian police produced Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori before a court, and sought his judicial remand. The court sent the ailing leader to the judicial custody till April 23. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests against the gruesome gang rape and murder of Kathua minor girl continue to rock all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir – Ladakh, Jammu and the Kashmir Valley.

With the publication of horrifying details of the gang rape and murder of the eight-year-old, Aasifa, emerged from a Kashmir police charge-sheet during last week, people from all walks of life including students, lawyers and traders have started voicing outrage over the heinous crime. The incident shook as far as Kargil area of Ladakh along with other parts of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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