Curfew-like restrictions continue in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed and a march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar will be conducted, tomorrow, to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.

Call for the strike and march has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to pay tributes to the martyrs.

Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st of May 1990. 70 mourners were killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops opened fire on the funeral procession of the martyr. On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, restrictions were imposed in downtown Srinagar on Sunday for the second successive day in view of march towards Eidgah called by the Joint Resistance Leadership, tomorrow.

The downtown area of Srinagar has been kept out of bounds ahead of death anniversaries of prominent Kashmiri martyred leaders Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone on May 21.

Barricades were laid to thwart people from taking any protests. Lanes and by lanes were sealed with concertina wires, while transport was not allowed to move through downtown areas particularly through areas considered to be bastion of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid tributes to Martyr Ishfaq Majeed Wani who was killed in Ramadan in 1990.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, recalling his childhood friend, said, “It was Ashfaq Majeed’s desire to embrace martyrdom on Friday, while fasting and he had written it on the first page of his personal diary.”

He said Ashfaq Majeed Wani was a symbol of courage, fearlessness, religiousness, passion and resistance against the false and injustice. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed detentions of nine persons who had been booked under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

While quashing the detention orders, different benches of the court ordered immediate release of the detainees if they are not involved in other offences. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, police in Islamabad town have not returned mobile phones of more than a dozen students detained last month following protests at Government Degree College (GDC) in the main town.

The students, more than 20 of them were arrested by police following protests in and around the GDC on April 23, against the Kathua rape and murder.

The belongings of the students, including mobile phones, were taken into custody by Saddar police station in Islamabad town when the students were kept detained. »

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New York, May 20 (KMS): Widely published US newspaper The New York Times in its editorial has suggested tripartite dialogue involving Pakistan, India and Kashmiris, while urging the US to channelize its efforts to end Kashmir imbroglio.

Emphasizing the urgency to settle the Kashmir dispute, the editorial reads, “…the obvious and growing danger of the Kashmir conflict demands trying again and again, however elusive the goal.” »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik in his statement said Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone represent the essence of unity and oneness of Kashmiri nation. Muhammad Yasin Malik who is in police custody, in his message from the jail said that the freedom struggle of Kashmiris was adorned with the blood of martyrs and therefore no power on earth could defeat it by oppressive measures. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 9-year-old boy was injured seriously after paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force opened fire on a group of protesters at Arampora area of Sopore in Baramulla district, last night.

The CRPF men fired bullets and teargas shells on youth, who took to streets in Arampora against Narendra Modi’s visit to the occupied territory.

One minor boy Rizwan Ahmad Kaboo son of Reyaz Ahmad Kaboo of Arampora Sopore sustained serious head injuries in the firing by CRPF personnel. He was immediately taken to a hospital in Sopore.

A doctor who operated upon the minor said that the boy was hit by a bullet in his head and as was referred to Soura hospital for specialized treatment.

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