UN urged to facilitate Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a march towards historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Saturday to register protest against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory on that day.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, today, asked people to observe complete shutdown on the day as a mark of protest against the Indian Prime Minister’s visit. The Joint Resistance Leadership pointed out that Indian occupation forces had converted the entire occupied territory, particularly Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts into a battlefield. The JRL said that the Indian forces had waged a dreadful war against innocent people on the pretext of operation against mujahideen in every nook and corner of occupied Kashmir. The leaders also called for a shutdown on Monday on the anniversaries of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal massacre. »

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Yasin Malik expresses solidarity with martyrs’ families

Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, along with a high level delegation visited the families of the martyred youth in Srinagar and expressed solidarity with them.

Muhammad Yasin Malik visited the bereaved family members of Fayaz Ahmed Hamal and Aadil Ahmed and expressed condolences to them. On the occasion, he said that the Indian forces were spilling the blood of innocent people in every nook and corner of occupied Kashmir with impunity but no one across globe seemed to bother or take note of this bloodshed. He paid glowing tributes to the martyrs and prayed for the patience to their bereaved families. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat Forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has expressed anguish over the killing of innocent Palestinians by the Israeli forces during demonstrations in Gaza.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that he was deeply saddened by the massacre of Palestinians by Israel. He deplored the world’s indifference towards grave injustice and repression perpetrated upon the Palestinians, who have been thrown out of their own land, by a powerful occupier. “People of Kashmir sympathise and empathise with the Palestinian people,” he said, adding that the Kashmiris understand the sufferings of the Palestinians as they were also victims of the worst kinds of Indian atrocities. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Baramulla district, today.

The troops have cordoned off Gund Karim Khan locality in Watergam area of the district and conducting house-to-house searches, causing huge inconvenience to the people.

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has appealed to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to facilitate settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolutions of the World Body and compel India to stop killing of innocent people in the territory.

Mukhtar Ahmed Waza addressing a gathering in Shangus area of Islamabad district said that the Kashmiris’ fearless struggle had entered a decisive phase. He said that the Kashmiri martyrs’ sacrifices, which had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level, would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, one Indian policeman was killed and another injured when unknown gunmen attacked a police vehicle in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district, today.

Reports said that two policemen were injured in the attack. Both of them were shifted to sub-district hospital in Bijbehara where one of them was declared brought dead on arrival. »

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Islamabad, May 15 (KMS): Speakers at a seminar in Islamabad, today, called for an immediate end to innocent killings by Indian and Israeli troops in occupied Kashmir and Palestine.

The seminar titled ‘Kashmir and Palestine: 70 Years of UN Resolutions for Self-Determination’ held at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) was presided over by Chairman of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, while the AJK Prime Minister, Raja Farooq Haider was the chief guest. »

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New Delhi, May 15 (KMS): The alumni of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) braving the dust storm and rain that hit the Indian capital gathered in New Delhi to protest against the attack on the students of the institute, by members of the extremist Hindu Yuva Vahini group.

Despite the rain and strong winds, more than 100 former students of the university staged a sit-in at Barakhamba Road in Delhi. Members of the alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia as well as the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) also joined the silent protest. »

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Islamabad, May 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has expressed grave shock over the Trump administration’s decision of moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem followed by killing of over 50 peaceful Palestinian protesters by Israeli snipers.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad urged the OIC and Arab League to call for massive and popular peaceful protests and seminars across the world to thwart the US-Israel designs for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian dispute in line with the UN resolutions. »

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New Delhi, May 15 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has deferred hearing on petitions challenging Article 35A of the Indian Constitution that gives special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir, besides disallowing outsiders from buying property or getting government jobs in the territory.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra posted the matter for hearing to August 6 after Attorney General K K Venugopal sought an adjournment. »

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