PSA being used as tool to intimidate people: Hurriyat forum

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have slapped draconian law, Public Safety Act on three youth from Islamabad district after they were arrested by the Indian police.

The youth identified as Shabbir Ahmed Rather, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh and Aijaz Ahmed Malik were shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

Meanwhile, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum in a statement expressed anger over the arrest and slapping of the draconian law on the innocent youth. It said that such repressive measures were being used as tools to force the people of Jammu and Kashmir into submission. »

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Paris, July 05 (KMS): India may slip further from its current 138th place in the World Press Freedom Index as four journalists were murdered in less than six months amid a sharp rise in hate speech, a global media watchdog warned in its first report on India.

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it had come out with a report exclusively on India in view of the “increase in breaches of press freedom” in India in the past six months. »

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Shahid-ul-Islam’s daughters write to Modi

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): The daughters of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Shahid-ul-Islam through a letter drew the attention of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, towards plight of their ailing father and other Hurriyat leaders languishing in New Delhi’s notorious Tihar jail.

The letter written by Shahidul Islam’s two daughter – Suzanne Shah and Sundas Shah – says, “Our father, a prominent political leader, is known for his pro-dialogue stance aimed at peaceful settlement of Kashmir… We never expected that peace-loving and moderate voices like him, will be treated so shabbily in the world’s largest democracy. »

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Johannesburg, July 05 (KMS): The Muslim Lawyers Association has lodged a complaint calling for the arrest of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, when he visits South Africa for the BRICS summit later in July.

BRICS is an association of five major emerging national economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The legal fraternity of South Africa’s leader, Yousha Tayob, during a TV interview called for the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to investigate Modi and bring him to trial for his involvement in war crimes and gross human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, emotional scenes were witnessed inside Pathankot Sessions Court room when father of Kathua minor rape and murder victim cried “she is my daughter” upon being shown her belongings.

The victim’s father was shown some articles produced by Crime Branch inside the court and asked to identify them by the judge. On seeing them he broke down saying, “Yes, she is my daughter”. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Grand Mufti Designate, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, on behalf of Supreme Court of Islamic Sharia Jammu and Kashmir has thanked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for releasing its first-ever report on human rights situation in the occupied territory.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in a letter to the President of the UNHRC based in Geneva hoped that the report would be taken to its logical and pragmatic conclusion by laying the foundation for Human Rights Inquiry Commission in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly criticized the ongoing open aggression of Indian forces against the common people of Kashmir and condemned the use of indiscriminate force in nook and corner of the territory.

The DFP Secretary General, Muhammad Abdullah Tari, in a statement in Srinagar said that it was because of the unbridled powers given to the Indian forces and the lack of accountability that every day innocent civilians were brutally killed and wounded besides properties were vandalized and people especially youth were arrested every now and then. »

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India suffering from arrogance of power, JRL grills Modi

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, special prayers will be offered on Friday and complete shutdown will be observed on Sunday to commemorate the second martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, and those killed during mass uprising erupted after his killing by the Indian troops on 8th of July in 2016.

Call for the fateha khawani in mosques on Friday and observance of complete shutdown on Sunday has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JRL in a joint statement issued in Srinagar also said that it would hold a public meeting in Tral on Sunday. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of youth in Rahmoo area of Pulwama district spent night on fruit trees to escape arrest at the hands of Indian forces, who barged into the locality, late night.

Many residents told media that the youth were certain that they would either be detained or beaten up. “The life for villagers in Rahmoo has become hell because the forces’ personnel beat people without any provocation and ransack homes in the guise of cordon and search operation,” a resident said. “They snatch our identity cards,” many villagers said in unison. »

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Commission to probe rights abuses demanded

Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama against the four-hour long nocturnal operation carried out by the Indian troops and police personnel in Rohmoo area of the district.

The terrified residents told the media that the troops barged into their houses and started thrashing whatever came their way adding that even women and children were not spared. The soldiers arrested, at least, seven innocent youth besides smashing windowpanes and damaging the parked vehicles. »

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