Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth in Sopore

Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held massive demonstrations in Srinagar and other major towns, today, to protest against assault on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars the non-Kashmiris from permanently settling in the territory.

Call for the demonstrations was given by the trade bodies and civil society organizations to express resentment against BJP government’s attempts to abrogate the Article 35-A. A petition seeking repeal of the Article 35-A is listed for hearing in the Indian Supreme Court on 6th August. The repeal of this constitutional provision is aimed at converting the Muslim majority of Jammu and Kashmir into minority by paving way for the non-Muslim Indian citizens to settle in the territory. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests were held in Mandi tehsil of Poonch district, today, against the onslaught on Article 35-A of the Constitution that grants special status rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Thousands of people took out separate protest marches from mosques soon after congregational Friday prayers. The prayer leaders of the mosques also participated in the protest marches. »

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Jammu, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, more than 300 lawyers of Jammu, today, unanimously passed a resolution for strengthening and retention of Article 35-A of the Constitution of India.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of senior advocate A V Gupta at a hall in Jammu High Court. The other prominent lawyers who expressed their views were Mohammad Aslam Goni, S C Gupta, K K Pangotra, Abdul Hamid Qazi, Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed, Pawan Kundal, Murtaza Khan, M R Qureshi, Ehsan Mirza, Shah Mohammad Chaudhary and A H Butt. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Abdul Samad Inqilabi have said that any attempt aimed at changing the demographic character of Jammu and Kashmir will be resisted, tooth and nail.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a public gathering at Khraech Larnoo in Islamabad district, today, said the people of Kashmir are seriously watching the upcoming hearing on Article 35-A by the Indian Supreme Court and are ready to resist and register their strong protest against any conspiracy which will lead to the removal or abrogation of Article 35-A. »

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Jammu, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an extra-ordinary meeting of the Majlis-e-Shura of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement (JKFM) was held in Jammu, with party Chairman, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj, in chair.

The participants of the meeting expressed concern over the conspiracies being hatched in New Delhi which are aimed at turning Muslim majority population into a minority in Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League JKML (JKML) discussed the ongoing freedom movement and the prevailing political situation in the territory.

The JKML Acting Chairman, Abdul Ahad Parra, addressing a party meeting held in Bandipora said that the people of Kashmir had rendered countless sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and the liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs. He maintained that sacrifices of Kashmiri people would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. He asked the party leaders and activists to make the organization more vibrant and active on ground. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Bilal Ahmed, in Lolab area of Kupwara district, today.

Bilal Ahmed along with another youth, Zahoor Ahmed, was killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Khumriyal area of the district, yesterday.

Despite the restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Bilal Ahmed at his ancestral Shatmuqam village in Lolab, today. They raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, members of Traders’ Association Islamabad held a protest demonstration against the attempts to revoke Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

Members of business community under the banner of Traders’ Association Islamabad assembled at Lal Chowk in Islamabad town and marched towards Court Road while shouting slogans and holding placards. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday organized a protest in Srinagar against the assault on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

Soon after the culmination of Friday prayers at Bilal Masjid at the Bund in Srinagar, scores of Hurriyat leaders and activists led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik took out a protest march. »

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Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an important meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami was held in Islamabad town, today, with its Chairman, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, in chair.

Addressing the meeting, Qazi Yasir extended full support to the programme announced by the Joint Resistance Leadership on Article 35-A.

“We will not succumb to any pressure of India. Let them open the books of Kashmir history, they will know, Kashmir has never bowed down to any pressure.” He said the people of South Kashmir support the JRL call on Article 35-A and will oppose the move by all possible means. “The struggle is not of selective people, but of every Kashmiri,” he added. »

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