Harassment of IOK journalist  by NIA denounced

Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has denounced the lodging of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her associates, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen, at New Delhi’s notorious Tihar jail on a 30-day judicial remand by the Indian authorities.

Resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the Indian National Investigation Agency’s adventurism in occupied Kashmir was part of India’s efforts to intimidate the pro-freedom leaders into submission. It appealed to the international human rights organizations to send their teams to occupied Kashmir and India to observe the plight of the Kashmiri detainees lodged in different jails. The JRL also condemned the summoning of noted journalist, Aaqib Javaid Hakim, by NIA to New Delhi for questioning. »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Javaid Ahmed Mir along with a delegation visited Redwani area of Kulgam district to express condolences with the families of civilians, Shakir Ahmad Khandey, Irshad Majid and teenage girl Andleeb recently martyred by the Indian troops.

Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Javaid Ahmed Mir speaking on the occasion said that the Indian forces’ personnel were desperately showering bullets and pellets on innocent civilians particularly youth and teenagers to intimidate them into submission. »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Yasmeen Raja, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nahi War and Ghulam Nabi Waseen have strongly condemned the 30-day judicial remand of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief, Aasiya Andrabi, and her two associates, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen, by a Delhi court in a fake case framed against them by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The leaders in their statements condemned the brazen and dastardly action by the NIA against the Kashmiri women leaders terming it as the worst form of political vendetta. Aasiya Andrabi along with her two associates has been lodged in Delhi’s notorious Tihar jail. »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself in Jammu.

The soldier, Ranbir Singh, while on Santry duty at Hamirpur Nawan Military Garrison in Khour area of Akhnoor ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle in his forehead, a police official said quoting Indian Army officials.

This incident raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 405 in occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date. »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has asked the United Nations and international community to take measures for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute as the issue poses a serious threat to the regional as well as global peace.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said the UN has a great role to play in creating atmosphere conducive for settlement of the decade-old dispute. He asked the global community to impress upon India to shun its stubborn attitude and accept ground reality regarding the Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum and Awami Action Committee (AAC) have paid rich tributes to late Tariq Ahmed Buch, the uncle of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on his first death anniversary.

The forum and AAC in a joint statement issued in Srinagar recalled Tariq Ahmed Buch’s association with Hurriyat and AAC and said that he was greatly committed to his work and his death was a loss to both the organizations and to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, personally. »

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Brussels, July 17 (KMS):  Global media watchdogs, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and Committee to Protect Journalists have condemned the summoning of Kashmiri journalist, Aaqib Javaid Hakim to New Delhi by India’s National Investigative Agency (NIA) for questioning.

Brussels-based IFJ in a statement posted on its website said that summoning of Hakim was clearly an attempt to intimidate the journalist community of Jammu and Kashmir and a gross misuse of the authority. »

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New Delhi, July 17 (KMS): As phenomenon of rising incidents of suicide among Indian troops is no less than a nightmare for Indian armed forces, a revelation by a senior doctor about 200 troops becoming disabled every year has dropped another bombshell on the military top brass.

Lt. General Bipin Puri, Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Service, in a media interview said, “Many a time there are cases of crippling of intestine and lungs due to injury to abdomen and chest.” »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a PhD scholar, Mannan Wani has come out for the first time to write about illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India and how it is manufacturing narratives and circulating new discourses to justify its military presence and oppressive measures to contain freedom sentiments in the territory.

The 26-year-old research student of Applied Geology at Aligarh Muslim University who had gone missing in January only to appear on social media quotes National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbook to describe a terrorist as “one who targets civilians indiscriminately to get their demands fulfilled”. NCERT is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India. »

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