India cannot suppress Kashmiris’ struggle: Aalam

Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, forceful demonstrations against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Kathua girl, Aasifa Bano, continued to rock Srinagar and all major towns. Dozens of people including students were injured in the brutal actions of Indian troops and police personnel on the protesters.

People including students of different schools and colleges took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Nagam, Chadoora, Ganderbal, Kangan, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Baramulla, Sopore, Boniyar, Rafiabad, Delina, Kupwara, Bandipore, Ajas and other areas, demanding stern punishment to the rapists and killers of the minor girl. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Tral town of Pulwama district, today, to protest against the use of brute force on students by the Indian forces, yesterday.

Witnesses told media that all shops and other business establishments remained closed while the traffic was off the roads in the town.

Indian forces had used excessive force on protesting students of Degree Colleges Tral on Wednesday when they were protesting against the gang rape and murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua. »

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Jammu, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has said that the extremist Hindu organization, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is communalizing the situation in Jammu to polarize the society for the electoral benefits.

APHC leader and the JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement in Jammu said at a time when the whole world including Indian civil society is condemning the gruesome incident of rape and murder of an eight-year-old child and demanding punishment for the culprits, the communal Hindu outfits are shamelessly supporting those involved in the heinous crime. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Masarrat Aalam Butt, has said that India cannot suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people through illegal and unjustified arrests, harassment and other brutal tactics.

Masarrat Aalam Butt said this while talking to the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, who met him at Kothi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar. Masarrat Aalam Butt had been brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail of Jammu to Srinagar where he was presented before a court in a fake case registered against him. After the hearing in the case, the detained leader was shifted back to Kot Bhalwal Jail. »

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United Nations, April 19 (KMS): The head of the United Nations (UN) women’s empowerment agency, amid the outrage over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, said acts of rape and murder dehumanise societies and letting the perpetrators of such crimes go unpunished is a warning sign for all.

The UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said, “To rape and kill children is to defy and violate fundamental aspects of our shared humanity. No rape and no murder is justifiable.” »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of party leaders and activists including Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Sirajuddin Mir and Abdul Rasheed Magloo lodged in different police stations and jails.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Noor Muhammad Kalwal was granted bail by a court but as he stepped out of the Srinagar Central Jail, he was re-arrested and presented before a court which sent him to police custody till April 23. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least three more persons with pellet injuries to eyes have been admitted to the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar.

Indian paramilitary and police personnel used brute force and fired pellets on peaceful student protests against the horrific rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, Aasifa Bano of Kathua. As per official records, two of the injured were shifted to the hospital from Pulwama while one was brought from Chadoora area of Badgam district. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the Kashmiris are not demanding secession of any legal part of India but their loud and clear demand is right to self-determination acknowledged by New Delhi.

Syed Ali Gilani said this while telephonically addressing a demonstration organized by the Kashmiri diaspora against the arrival of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit. He said that Kashmir had turned into a nuclear flashpoint and horrors of war would consume the region if the Kashmir dispute was not settled without further delay in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, and Ummat-e-Islami Chief, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, in Islamabad town.

A JKML spokesman in a statement said that the police took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza into custody after raiding his residence on Thursday morning and lodged him at Sherbagh Police Station in the town. He said that the police personnel also damaged household goods during the raid. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) has expressed concern over the deteriorating health of its illegally detained Chairman, Dr Muhammad Qasim in Udhampur jail.

The MDM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Dr Qasim is suffering from several ailments and in absence of medical treatment his condition has deteriorated considerably. “Dr Qasim is being subjected to political vendetta,” he added. »

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