Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid tributes to the two important personalities of Islamic history, Imam Abu Haneefa and Allama Muhammad Iqbal on their anniversaries. He said the contributions of these great and pious souls can never be forgotten.

Mirwaiz said that Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) was the first of the Imams to advocate the use of reason in the consideration of religious questions based on the Quran and Sunnah. »

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US report raises concern over staged encounters in IOK

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the fresh spree of crackdowns and nocturnal raids by the Indian troops against the innocent Kashmiri youth.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the troops had unleashed a reign of terror against the civilian youth. The APHC chairman said the youth are arrested, caged and subjected to extreme physical torture. However, he reiterated that all such brutal Indian tactics could never dissuade the Kashmiris from pursuing their inalienable right to self determination. »

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Washington, Apr 22 (KMS): The Trump administration has said that in India media outlets critical of the government were pressured or harassed in 2017. The US State Department in its annual Human Rights Report for the year 2017 said, “The Constitution (of India) provides for freedom of speech and expression, but it does not explicitly mention freedom of the press. The government (of India) generally respected these rights, although there were instances in which the government allegedly pressured or harassed media outlets critical of the government.” »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three people were injured when the Indian troops fired on protesters who were protesting a against a cordon and search operation in Kareemabad area of Pulwama district. The protesters pelted soldiers of 55 Rashtriya Rifles battalion with stones during the search operation that started in the last evening. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, objecting strongly to the language of a biased section of the Indian media while reporting on the rape and murder of the eight-year-old Kathua girl, Aasifa, the police said the media spread baseless and factually incorrect information to mislead the public. Inspector General of Crime Branch Afhad-ul-Mujtaba in a statement in Srinagar said, “A section of media spread baseless information that the hymen of the child could have broken due to horse riding, cycling which is not possible in case of an 8-year-old girl.” »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the fresh crackdown and nocturnal raids against the innocent Kashmiri youth by the Indian forces. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Police are unleashing a reign of terror over innocent civilians, which is highly condemn »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Shopian and the Deputy Commissioner of Shopian to file a detailed compliance report within two weeks to answer how a teenage girl, namely Saima Wani, was hit by a bullet during an operation in Shopian district on January 24 and ultimately succumbed to her injuries on February 10. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have shifted Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) Chief Aasiya Andrabi along with her four party activists, arrested last night, to Srinagar central jail on eight days judicial remand. Aasiya Andrabi along with her four activists was arrested during a raid at Anchidoora area of Islamabad, last night,” a police officer said. Among arrested aides include Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has demanded the trial of Kathua rape and murder either by High Court or monitored by it to meet the parameters of justice, otherwise justice may remain to elusive in the case. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, principals of various colleges have said that the interference by Indian police in student protests is the main cause of unrest in and outside campuses. The principals informed puppet Education Minister Altaf Bukhari during a meeting in Srinagar. Bukhari met the principals at a meeting held to work out ways to ensure normal functioning of schools and colleges. The meeting was held in the wake forceful protests by students for the past two weeks against the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old child in Kathua. »

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