India urged to shun military approach to Kashmir

Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): As most parts of the world observed Mother’s Day, today, thousands of Kashmiri women continue to wait for the return of their sons killed in fake encounters or subjected to disappearance in custody by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir over the past 29 years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the Mother’s Day, today, said that the continued Indian state terrorism had resulted in the killing of over 95,000 Kashmiris rendering 22,873 women widowed since 1989 to 11th of May 2018. As many as 11,071 women were raped, disgraced or molested by the troops during the period. 55-year-old resistance leader, Aasiya Andrabi along with her associates Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen are illegally detained in Central Jail, Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the illegal detention of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Rafiq Owaisi and Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Bashir Ahmad Lone.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Both the leaders have been booked under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted them to Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu.” »

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Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has deplored the arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Bashir Ahmad Lone and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Rafiq Shah Owaisee under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) that too for participating in funeral prayers of a martyred youth. »

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Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): When most parts of the world are observing Mother’s Day, today, thousands of Kashmiri women continue to wait for the return of their sons killed in fake encounters or subjected to disappearance in custody by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir over the past 29 years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on Mother’s Day, today, said that the continued Indian state terrorism had resulted in the killing of 95,002 Kashmiris including women and children from 1989 to 11th of May 2018. As many as 22,873 women have been widowed by the Indian forces and 11,071 women were raped, disgraced or molested during the period. »

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Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, prominent religious scholar and the Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Ahmed Yasir visited the families of martyred youth in Dooru, Kulgam, who were killed by the Indian troops in Shopian on Sunday. »

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Manali, May 13 (KMS): Hindu extremists raising anti-Kashmir slogans attacked a Kashmiri businessman and subjected him to severe torture, this time, in Himachal Pradesh state of India.

Police registered a case about beating up of the Kashmiri businessman, Hakim Saamir, in Manali, a day after a family was attacked by Hindu extremists in New Delhi. »

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Jammu, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, troubles are piling up for Speaker of puppet Kashmir assembly and former deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh for saying that Indian army is harassing people and not letting them construct even toilets near army camps.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ashok Koul in a media interview in Jammu said that the party had taken a strong notice of Singh’s statement. “We will talk to him and apprise the party high command accordingly,” he said. »

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Unveils programmes for Martyrs’ Week

Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged New Delhi to shun its military approach and accept the ground realities to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of Kashmiri people.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq chaired a meeting of his party, Awami Action Committee (AAC), to finalise the programme for the upcoming Martyrs’ Week, observed by the Hurriyat forum and AAC every year to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal of May 21, 1990. »

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Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) in its Executive Council meeting took stock of prevailing situation in the territory.

A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the main aim of the meeting was to make party stronger at grass-root level. “The office bearers discussed the ongoing struggle and present political situation in Kashmir Valley. They also decided to take certain steps to make the party more vibrant and active on ground,” he said. »

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New Delhi, May 13 (KMS): The Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC), an Indian civil society group, while expressing concern over the killings in occupied Kashmir has called for an immediate ceasefire to be followed by sincere and meaningful dialogue for final and lasting resolution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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