Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, four girls sustained bullet injuries after Indian Army soldiers opened fire on people when villagers refused to participate in an ‘Iftaar party’ of Army and protested against it in Shopian district on Monday evening.

The incident took place at DK Pora, village of the district. »

Read More... | Comment

Restrictions imposed across territory

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by curfew-like restrictions was observed across the Valley, today, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.

Call for a march, on the occasion, was also given by the joint resistance leadership to pay tributes to the martyrs. The puppet authorities had imposed curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the territory to prevent the march. All roads leading to the office of the Awami Action Committee were sealed and all exit and entry points in Srinagar were blocked with barricades and razor wire while residents were not allowed to come out from their houses. The forces’ vehicles patrolled the streets throughout the day. Train service remained suspended in the Kashmir valley. Almost all the examinations scheduled to be held, today, were postponed. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that Kashmir is not an issue of economic deprivation, but it is an issue concerning the basic and fundamental rights of more than 14 million human beings.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir as mere military operation. “New Delhi has always threatened the people by armed gestures just to weaken our resolve for our basic and legitimate movement,” he added. »

Read More... | Comment

Kashmir dispute not administrative in nature: JKML

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has strongly refuted the assertions of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi that development alone is solution of the Kashmir dispute.

The HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar said though the right to development is an inalienable human right and is promised by almost all the international covenants including the Declaration on the Right to Development adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 4, 1986, the right to self determination is supreme. »

Read More... | Comment

Authorities impose curfew, curbs to prevent march

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to mark the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

Call for the shutdown and a march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar has been given by the joint resistance leadership to pay tributes to the martyrs.

The puppet authorities have imposed curfew-like restrictions in downtown Srinagar to prevent the march. Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in strength in Srinagar and other parts of the territory and all roads leading to the office of the Awami Action Committee are sealed. All exit and entry points are blocked and residents are not allowed to come out. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has denounced the re-arrest of party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi soon after their release on Saturday.

The DeM spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said that they were released on bail but soon they were taken to Soura police station and later shifted to Rambagh police station.

The spokesperson said that the detention was illegal and no information about the fresh detention had been provided to the family members or the party by the police. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that Kashmiri people are fighting for their right to self-determination, as promised to them by the international community through various UN resolutions.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved through so-called development or mere cosmetic measures but by taking practical political steps. »

Read More... | Comment

Beijing, May 21 (KMS): China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about $60 billion has been found, a media report said.

The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control adjacent to the Indian border, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet. Projecting the mining operations as part of China’s move to take over Arunachal Pradesh, the report added. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of the general body of Muslim Personnel Law Board was held in Srinagar with Grand Mufti- designate, Nasirul Islam in chair.

During the meeting the participants paid rich tributes to prominent liberation leaders, Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone on their martyrdom anniversary. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, likely the first such instance since the onset of armed struggle in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army has invoked the cover of Criminal Procedure Code to block prosecution of its 16 personnel involved in the custodial murder in Kishtwar 25 years ago when draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act was not applied to the district. »

Read More... | Comment