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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations in Srinagar and other areas, today, to protest against the BJP-led Indian government’s attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution which guarantees special privileges and rights of the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

As the Juma prayers culminated, today, people hit the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama, Tral, Kulgam, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla areas and staged demonstrations against the Indian conspiracy. The protesters led by Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah, Nisar Hussain Rathar and Abdul Samad Inqilabi raised high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Addressing the protesters, the Hurriyat leaders said that the Kashmiris would oppose any tinkering with the Article 35-A tooth and nail. Indian police subjected the protesters to brute force at different places. Indian Supreme Court will hear the petitions seeking abrogation of Article 35-A on 27th of this month. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik led a protest march in Srinagar, today, in support of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees special privileges and rights of the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing the protesters after the Friday prayers in Lal Chowk said that Article 35-A was directly linked to right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) have condemned vandalizing, ransacking of residential houses, arresting of family members and relatives of freedom activists in South Kashmir by the Indian forces and termed it the worst form of state terrorism.

A spokesman of the forum in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the nocturnal raids in various villages Pinglish, Gulshan Pora, Ameerabad, Mongehama, Jawaharpora, Laam and Sheerabad in Tral area of Pulwama and arrest of the relatives of freedom activists by the Indian forces’ personnel. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Abdul Samad Inqilabi has said that Kashmir dispute is pending resolution with the United Nations for the past over 70 years.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi addressing a public gathering in Shopian said that it was the then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who had taken the Kashmir dispute to the United Nations and the World Body had passes several successive resolutions for its settlement. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two youth were injured, today, after Indian troops fired bullets and pellets on protesters in a Shopian district.

The youth, Fayaz Ahmed Padroo, was injured when the troops fired upon the demonstrators protesting against a cordon and search operation in Tukroo area of the district, witnesses said. Fayaz Ahmad Padroo, witnesses said, received bullet in his chest. He was removed by locals to the nearby hospital. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that no court has the jurisdiction to tamper with the 1927 state subject laws of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a public gathering in Srinagar, today, said that the UN resolutions on Kashmir clearly stated that the people of Kashmir were to decide their final dispensation of Jammu and Kashmir by exercising right to self-determination, a right which was yet to be exercised. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has said that durable peace in South Asia is not possible without amicable settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Mukhtar Ahmed Waza addressing a gathering in Larnoo Kokernag area of Islamabad district said Kashmir is a political and humanitarian dispute and can be resolved through a meaningful dialogue among Pakistan, India and the people of Kashmir in line with the relevant UN resolutions. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Rasheed has said that Kashmiris should send a message to New Delhi that Article 35-A is their right but not final destination.

Engineer Rasheed in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Our final destination is plebiscite which is the only way to forward.”

He said India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru and United Nations have promised people of Kashmir the right to self-determination which is yet to be fulfilled. “There will be serious consequences if Indian government will try to tinker with the Article 35-A,” he said. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete strike, marked by anti-India demonstrations, is being observed in Tral town of Pulwama district, today, against the arrest of youth and other brutalities by the Indian troops.

All shops and business establishments are closed in the town while traffic is off the road.

Indian police have arrested eleven people in the last couple of days during nocturnal raids in the town. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, members from the Gujjar and Bakerwal community held a protest demonstration inside the premises of Deputy Commissioner Office, Islamabad, against the torture of Gujjar activist, Talib Hussain, in police custody.

Talib Hussain has been on the forefront for demanding justice to the eight-year-old rape and murder victim, Asifa, in Kathua earlier this year. The protest was organised under the banner of All Tribal Coordination Committee Jammu and Kashmir. »

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