Two-day strike to be observed in IOK from tomorrow

Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred seven Kashmiris, today, raising the number of killing to eleven during the last three days.

The troops killed five youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Kilora area of Shopian district, today. A civilian identified as Bilal Ahmed Khan was martyred after Indian troops opened fire on protesters in Ganowpora area of the district following the funeral prayers of one of the martyred youth. An unarmed youth was killed by the troops in Bathindi area of Jammu on the pretext that he tried to forcibly enter the residence of former puppet Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah. The troops had killed two youth in Khumrial area of Kupwara on Thursday and as many in Dursoo area of Sopore, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders including Javaid Ahmed Mir and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash visited SMHS Hospital in Srinagar and enquired about the well being of the youth injured due to indiscriminate firing of bullet and pellet on peaceful protesters by Indian troops in Kilora area of Shopian, today.

Javaid Ahmed Mir and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash speaking on the occasion strongly condemned the target killing of yet another civilian youth, Bilal Ahmed Khan and injuring of dozens others in the brutal actions of the troops in Shopian. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Kupwara and Sopore.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed Kashmir as bone of contention between the two nuclear powers of the region, Pakistan and India. He regretted the stubborn postures of India to deal this political issue with its military might. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the two-day shutdown will be observed from tomorrow to protest against the onslaught on the 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 purchasing land and property in the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by traders bodies and civil society organizations. The shutdown is aimed at expressing resentment against the hearing in the Indian Supreme Court on Monday of a petition seeking repeal of Article 35-A. The abrogation of this constitutional provision will pave way for the non-Muslim Indian citizens to permanently settle in occupied Kashmir that will subsequently result in change in the demographic composition of the territory. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has decried delay in justice to the families of Sailan massacre victims despite passing of 20 years.

The JKCCS in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “On August 03, 1998 in Sailan village of Surankote in Poonch district, 19 civilians (13 female, 6 male including 11 children) were shot dead at point blank range in their homes by four special police officers of Indian police and the personnel of the 9-Para commando battalion. Police officers including then superintendent of police (Poonch) were also implicated in the crime and cover up.” »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has warned of serious consequences if New Delhi tempered with state subject law guaranteed by the Article 35-A.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the real agenda behind the petition filed in the Indian Supreme Court seeking abrogation of Article 35-A was no secret and actually was a bid to merge internationally recognized disputed Jammu and Kashmir with India. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the unity among almost all the sections of Kashmir society is a clear and loud message to New Delhi that the people will not allow any compromise on their political rights. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed in its Jammu court a charge-sheet against six people in connection with the escape of a detainee.

The detainee, Naveed Jatt, who was arrested in 2014 from Kulgam district, escaped from the police custody on February 6, this year, after unknown gunmen attacked the police party accompanying him to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar where he was taken for a medical check-up from Central Jail, Srinagar. Two policemen were killed in the attack. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on the second consecutive day, today, in Kupwara town and its adjacent areas in Kupwara district against the killing of youth by Indian troops.

The troops killed the youth, Zahoor Ahmed and Bilal Ahmed Shah, during a cordon and search operation at Khumriyal in Lolab area of Kupwara district on Thursday. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the arrest of Hurriyat leader, Umar Aadil Dar, who has been shifted to Kathua jail after being booked under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Umar Aadil Dar along with another Hurriyat leader, Hakeem Abdul Rashid on August 1, 2018, was visiting Bar Association Islamabad district with a letter from the leadership regarding the issue of Article 35-A. “He was arrested outside the court premises and within 24 hours slapped with PSA and sent to Kathua jail. Neither was his family in Srinagar informed about his arrest or shifting nor was he presented before any court,” they said. »

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