Anti-India strike cripples life in occupied Kashmir

Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, around two hundred thousand people participated in the multiple rounds of the funeral of martyr Shakoor Ahmad Dar in Islamabad district, today.

Shakoor Dar was martyred by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Qaimoh area of adjoining Kulgam district, yesterday. His funeral was held in a vast ground in Devsar area of the district. Three mujahideen surfaced on the occasion and offered a gun-salute to the martyred youth.

Normal life was crippled by the Valley-wide shutdown against the nonstop killing of civilians by the Indian forces in the territory. Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops, other business establishments and educational institutions were closed while traffic was off the road in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani while criticizing Indian rulers for unabated bloodshed in the territory has deplored that resistance leaders are not even allowed to mourn their martyred youth.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, paid his heartfelt tributes to the youth, martyred by the Indian troops in Cheddar area of Kulgam district. While condemning the killing of civilians Shahid Nazir and Shakoor Ahmad Dar and showering of pellets over peaceful mourners, he said that Indian fascist rulers and army generals had virtually given their nod to army against innocent civilians and approved it as their state policy. »

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New Delhi, June 25 (KMS): Illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the change of guard in Kashmir does not matter because faces are being changed by New Delhi after intervals.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued from New Delhi’s Tihar jail said that the people of Kashmir were continuously deprived of their right to self-determination as guaranteed to them by the world community. He said New Delhi has been using Sheikhs, Bakhshis, Sadiqs, Qasims, Abdullahs and Muftis to hoodwink people so if some new face emerges in future that should not surprise the people. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, tens of thousands of people participated in the multiple rounds of funeral of martyr Shakoor Ahmad Dar in Islamabad district, today.

Around six rounds of the funeral were held for the martyr in a vast ground at Sopat-Tangpora in Devsar area of the district. The ground could hold over thirty thousand people at a time. »

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United Nations, Geneva, June 25 (KMS): Kashmiri woman leader Shamim Shawl joined two members of European Parliament to raise the case of gang rape and murder of the eight-year-old Kashmiri girl Asifa at the United Nations.

This was one of the largest side-events during the 38th session of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and saw extensive discussion on Asifa’s case and on Kashmir, as the conflict now tops the humanitarian agenda of the Council, thanks to the first-ever UN report on Kashmir issued by UN High Commissioner. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an 11th class boy was injured after Indian troops opened fire on protesters in north Kashmir’s Nadihal area of Rafiabad on Monday.

The boy was identified as Ubaid Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmad and the incident happened on Baramula-Kupwara road. Witnesses said that Central Reserve Police force personnel fired without any provocation on protesting youth. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has condemned the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly from Hindu extremist Bharatiya Janata Party, Lal Singh, for making threatening remarks against Kashmiri journalists over highlighting the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl, Aasifa, from Kathua district in Jammu.

The HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the remarks as an act of criminal intimidation, and demanded that the said MLA should be arrested and put behind bars for his obnoxious and irresponsible statement. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the incarcerated Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Yasir while expressing anger over bloodshed in South Kashmir has said that the Indian forces are conducting a steady genocide, especially in South Kashmir.

Qazi Yasir in a statement said, unabated killings and inhumane behaviour goes unchecked in Kashmir; perhaps the forces have been planning this genocide every moment during the so-called ceasefire. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi.

A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that everybody is aware that Aasiya Andrabi’s health condition is not well since long, adding that prolonging her illegal detention is nothing but a political vendetta which is the worst form of state terrorism. »

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Malik arrested, Mirwaiz, Hilal War put under house detention

Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, valley-wide shutdown is being observed, today, against the planned genocide of Kashmiri people, especially youth, by the Indian forces in the territory.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik. »

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