Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has said the protest programme against assault on Article 35-A will continue despite the deferment of hearing on the state subject law by the Supreme Court.

JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar said that deferment of the case by a few weeks is an “indication about the intentions of the court which entertained these mischievous petitions backed by the RSS, as part of RSS’s well known agenda on J&K.” »

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Exemplary protest unanimous verdict against India

Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in all parts of the territory for the second consecutive day, today, against the BJP-led Delhi government’s plans to abrogate Article 35-A of Indian constitution.

Article 35-A grants the special rights to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-locals from buying and selling land in the territory. Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and supported by legal and trader bodies and civil society organizations. Shops, markets, fuel stations, other businesses and educational institutions remained closed while streets wore a deserted look in Kashmir Valley, Poonch, Jammu and even Kargil areas. Train service remained suspended for the second day, today. »

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Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as rest of Jammu and Kashmir Kargil is also observing shutdown against Indian attempts to scrap Article 35-A

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Islamabad, August 06 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest rally in Islamabad, today, against the assault on Article 35-A of the Indian constitution.

Article 35-A is the hereditary state subject law that defines the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-locals from buying or owning property in the territory. It has been challenged by an NGO, ‘We the Citizens’, and other groups in the Indian Supreme Court.

The speakers said the move to challenge the validity and legality of Article 35-A is actually to pave way for the settlement of non-state residents and to change demography of the territory. »

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New Delhi, August 06 (KMS): Indian Supreme Court, today, adjourned the hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which grants special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra declined the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s request for deferment of the case until December this year, media reports said.

The hearing was today adjourned because of the absence of the third judge of the bench. The case has been listed for next hearing on August 27. »

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Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Grand Mufti-designate, Mufti Nasirul Islam has thanked people of all shades of life for their support to shutdown against Indian attempts to abrogate Article 35-A.

Mufti Nasirul Islam in a brief statement issued in Srinagar, today, said the strike would send a strong message to New Delhi that people of Kashmir would not  tolerate  any kind of change  or abrogation of 35-A.

He said an appeal on part of civil society coordination committee will be made on next date of hearing of petitions challenging Article 35-A in Indian Supreme Court.

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Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Gujjar and Bakerwal tribal communities have demanded a judicial inquiry into the gruesome killing of a cattle trader and injuries to another in Indian army firing in Gool area of Ramban district.

A spokesman for the communities in a statement in Jammu said that killing of a cattle trader Mohammad Rafiq Gujjar and injuring Shakeel Ahmad, both residents of Gool is highly condemnable which needs to be investigated thoroughly. »

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Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of Sopore, Kupwara and Shopian and said that sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste.

Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar said that India had unleashed a reign of terror in every nook and corner of the territory to weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people but would never succeed.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar along with Sharifddin and Mushtaq Ahmed visited the house of Shaheed Riyaz Ahmed at Naseerabad in Sopore. »

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Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned the killing of a Muslim cattle trader in IOndian army firing in Ramban district, yesterday.

“Mohammad Rafiq a cattle trader from Ramban was shot dead by army men in the dead of night while Shakeel is struggling for life. Is it part of the Muslim killing under the garb of cow protection or Kashmiri killing under garb of ‘anti national’? We wonder! Strongly condemn this barbarity,” tweeted Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. »

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Jammu, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a day after a local youth, Murfad Shah, 26, was shot dead near the residence of former puppet Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, in the Bathindi area of Jammu after being dubbed as ‘intruder’ his relatives staged a massive protest in his native Chinore area in Poonch.

The protesters blocked the Janipur-Bantalab road in Poonch and raised slogans against the administration. They were demanding the registration of an FIR against the Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force man, who shot and killed Murfad Shah. They refused to vacate the area and perform funeral prayers for the deceased till the registration of FIR against the culprit Indian soldier. »

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