Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of Aasiya and Neelofar staged a silent protest at Pratap Park in Srinagar to press for the demand of fair probe into the rape and murder of the two women by the Indian men in uniform on this day in 2009 in Shopian district.

The family members of the victim women were joined by Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Yasmeen Raja, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah and Syed Bashir Andrabi. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Shopian district, today, to press the demand for justice to two young women, Aasiya and Neelofar, who were raped and murdered by the Indian men in uniform on this day in 2009.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the road in the district. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, more than five dozen houses, vehicles and orchards were damaged as Indian troops went on a rampage in Sugan area of Shopian district.

The locals told media that more than 100 soldiers associated with Indian Army’s 44RR camp at Chipora entered the area and started damaging houses, vehicles and orchards. They termed the action a part of conspiracy to deal an economic blow to the dwellers for their commitment to the Kashmir cause. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, while paying rich tributes to Bilal Ahmad Ganai, a civilian, who was martyred in firing by the Indian troops in Pulwama district, has said that the killing of civilians is aimed at prolonging the prevailing fearful atmosphere in order to suppress the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar took a strong note of the recent merciless killing of civilians in Hajin, Bandipora and Baramulla, and asked people to remain vigilant about the venomous conspiracies of the occupation authorities to set on fire the ethnic and communal harmony in occupied Kashmir. »

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I will fight for my sister and wife until my last breath: Ahangar

Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, nine long years have passed since the brutal rape and murder of Aasiya and Neelofar of Shopian was committed by the Indian men in uniform but the unrelenting struggle for justice by Shakeel Ahmed Ahangar continues.

Over the past nine years, time has brought many changes in the life of Shakeel Ahangher, but it has not changed his unflinching resolve to fight for justice to his sister Aasiya and wife Neelofar who were raped and murdered by the uniformed men on this day nine years ago. “I will not give in to any pressure. I will fight for justice for my sister and wife until my last breath” Ahanager said.

On May 29, 2009, Aasiya, who was just 17 and Nelofar (22) had gone to their small orchard across the ankle deep Ranbir Ara stream in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. When they did not return home, the family members went out frantically searching the area before finally reporting to police. The next morning, lifeless bodies of the sisters-in-law, their clothes tattered, were found on the banks of Rambir Ara nullah, not far from a camp of Indian forces. The family and locals said that the two women were raped and murdered by the forces’ personnel. »

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Srinagar. May 29 (KMS): in occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said the continued bloodshed is the fallout of lingering Kashmir dispute and it is the responsibility of the international community, especially the United Nations to build pressure on India to take concrete steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute, once and for all.

Waza who visited the family of arrested youth in different areas of Kulgam termed the illegal detention of young boys as the worst form of state repression. He said that the people of Kashmir were duty bound to take the mission of the youth to its logical conclusion. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has granted interim bail to Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen in a false case registered against them at Soura Police Station in January, this year.

The court of first additional sessions judge, Srinagar, issued the order of granting interim bail after hearing arguments of the detainees’ counsels Advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain and Advocate Urfi and the public prosecutor on the bail application. The court granted interim bail to Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen upto 16 June, 2018. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuman Sharie Shain, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that resolution of the Kashmir dispute lies in meaningful dialogue.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the dialogue had become inevitable in present circumstances but India should accept the reality and initiate a meaningful dialogue to settle the lingering dispute. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mahazi Azadi President, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, the Chairman of International Forum for Justice, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War and Ghulam Nabi Waseem in their statement have paid glowing tributes to the two martyrs women, Aasiya and Neelofar.

Aasiya and Neelofar were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian in May 2009. »

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India asked to accept Kashmir as dispute

Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a martyred civilian, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, in Narwa area of Pulwama district, today.

Bilal Ahmad Ganie who was a driver by profession, was killed in firing by the Indian troops in Kakapora area of the district, last night. The mourners raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Women and children showered flowers on the funeral procession of the civilian youth. Hurriyat leaders and activists including Bashir Andrabi attended the funeral.

The killing of Bilal triggered complete shutdown in Pulwama district. All shops, business establishments, schools and government offices were closed while traffic was off the road. The authorities suspended internet and train services in the district to prevent protests. »

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