Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least eleven people were injured, one of them critically, during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Kulgam district, today.

Media reports said that Indian troops fired teargas and pellets on peaceful protesters. A teenager, Raqib Ahmad Wagay, was hit by a teargas shell in his head and was shifted to District Hospital, Islamabad, where from he was referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment. »

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Srinagar jail inmates go on hunger strike

Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Kulgam district, today, against the killing of three youth by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Khudwani, yesterday.

All shops and other business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road. The troops had killed three youth including Suhail Ahmad Dar and Mudassir Ahmad at Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area of the district.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar criticized the imposition of ban by the Indian government on the entry of foreign journalists to Jammu and Kashmir. The APHC said that the decision was meant to conceal India’s brutalities in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a spontaneous shutdown is being observed, today, in Kulgam district against the killing of three youth by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Khudwani of the district, yesterday.

All shops and other commercial establishments are closed while public transport is off the road.

The troops had killed Suhail Ahmad Dar, Mudassir Ahmad and Abu Muawiya at Wani Mohalla in Khudwani. »

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News agency protests against case registration

Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police beat up a photojournalist while he was carrying his professional duty in Srinagar, today.

Rising Kashmir’s photojournalist Farooq Shah was beaten up by the police near Barzullah bridge in Srinagar. He sustained injuries in one of fingers and his camera was also damaged by the police.

Farooq Shah was on his duty to cover a protest staged by locals to demand the dead body of a youth killed by the Indian troops in Kupwara district, last month. He said that the police had also thrashed many protesting women. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of his family member, Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh who breathed his last yesterday.

The deceased was father of Merajuddin Sheikh (Dina) of Maisuma, Srinagar.

The JKLF Chairman has also expressed his grief over the demise of the mother of Manzoor Ahmad Khan of Batamaloo who also passed away yesterday. »

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Jammu, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem has said that India has crossed all the limits of barbarism and brutalities in Kashmir, and it is high time for the global community to intervene to stop atrocities in the territory.

Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu criticized the international community for its silence over Indian atrocities in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami held a day-long annual congregation at Batpora in Baramulla district, which was attended by thousands of people.

Jamaat General Secretary Ghulam Qadir Lone in his address said, “The resolution to Kashmir dispute must be sought as per UN resolutions or through tripartite talks.”

Explaining the stand of Jamaat-e-Islami on Kashmir dispute, he said, “From the day one, Jamaat-e-Islami has been advocating resolution of Kashmir dispute according to wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people.” He said any resolution which is against the aspirations of Kashmiri people will be rejected. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has decried New Delhi’s advisory to foreign journalists to seek permission before travelling to Jammu and Kashmir.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “This reflects New Delhi’s autocratic mindset as prohibiting foreign media and banning their entry to Jammu and Kashmir testifies our claim that Indian authorities are perpetrating excesses.”

If New Delhi feels that it has nothing to conceal, then it should not shy away from facing the world community over the day-to-day happenings in Jammu and Kashmir, the statement added. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, prisoners in Central Jail, Srinagar, have gone on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against undue shifting of some inmates to jails in Jammu, poor food quality, denial of medical facilities and delay in trials.

Family members of many inmates told media in Srinagar that prison conditions had significantly worsened since the Governor’s Rule was imposed in the occupied territory.

The families confirmed that inmates were refusing to take food. They say Central Jail Srinagar has been turned into a hell. “I had heard about Abu Gharib and Guntanamo, but after seeing the condition of prisoners at Central Jail, Srinagar, I don’t think there can be any other worst jail in the world,” said Abdur Rashid, whose son is languishing in the jail. »

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