Thousands attend funeral prayers of martyred youth

Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned India’s policy of suppression and repression against the family members of the Kashmiri youth engaged in the ongoing struggle for securing freedom from the Indian occupation.

The Indian troops barged into the house of a freedom activist, Azad Ahmed Malik, in Arwani area of Kulgam district, harassed his family members and vandalized the household goods, last night. The troops also resorted to vandalism in Ichgam area of Badgam district.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar, today, said that the brutalities of the Indian troops had failed to deter the people from vehemently supporting the ongoing freedom struggle and carrying forward their movement for right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Congress leader, Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that Article 35-A, which grants special rights and privileges to the permanent citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, should not be abrogated.

Mani Shankar Aiyar said this while talking to reporters in Srinagar. He said that Article 35-A was in the interest of the Kashmiri people and should not be touched. Nobody should make any effort for its abrogation, he said. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops raided and vandalized the house of a noted freedom activist, Azad Malik alias Dada, in Kulgam district, last night.

Family members of Azad Malik told media persons that the troops barged into their house in Arwani area of the district and damaged the property.

A local from Arwani said that the troops came in the area. “We thought it was a night raid, but they directly barged into the house of Azad Malik and ransacked the household goods,” he added. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested four youth in Kupwara district, today.

The troops arrested the youth identified as Umar Bashir Sheikh, Danish Khizar Sheikh, Waseem Ahmed Khan and Tahir Habib Butt from Kalaroos in Handwara area of the district. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC), a civil society group, has warned of mass agitation if Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir, is repealed.

The BJP government in New Delhi is attempting to abrogate the Article 35-A. Indian Supreme Court will be hearing the petitions seeking repeal of the constitutional provision on 31st August.

The JKCSCC members including Muzaffar Shah and Suhail Kazmi addressing a press conference in Srinagar said that a mass uprising would be launched in the occupied territory if the Article 35 was revoked. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, twenty nine years have passed but the memories of the siege of Jamia Masjid Srinagar are still fresh in the minds of people.

Indian forces had conducted a massive operation at the historic Jamia Masjid on August 25, 1989, and arrested 300 people who were present in the mosque after offering Friday prayers.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement while commenting on ‘Operation Jamia Masjid’ said, “It was an open aggression against Kashmir’s spiritual centre.” He said that the operation was an act of revenge by the authorities on the people and leadership of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq as the historic masjid had been the rallying point and centre to the sentiments and aspirations of the masses. »

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New Delhi, August 26 (KMS): The speakers at a seminar in New Delhi have firmly advocated continuation of the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The seminar titled “Establishment of Peace and Democracy in Kashmir” was organized by All India Sarvodaya Mandal.

Speaking on the occasion, Santosh Bhartiya, Editor-in-Chief of Chauthi Duniya, said the story of Kashmir continues to remain a story of betrayals where democracy never prevailed. He said it has been a series of monumental betrayals which cross the political history Kashmir and New Delhi. »

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New Delhi, August 26 (KMS): English TV news channel, Al Jazeera has gone off air in India as the Indian government has withdrawn the security clearance of the channel for airing a documentary on Kashmir.

Media reports said that the decision to withdraw the security clearance was taken by the Indian Home Ministry after the broadcast of a documentary on Kashmir. »

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Jammu, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a protest march was held in Banihal against the attempts being made by the BJP government to repeal Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which grants special status to the permanent residents of Kashmir.

The protesters said that any tinkering with this special constitutional provision would be fought tooth and nail by the people of Kashmir as such a move could pave the way to change the demographic composition of the territory. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi visited the residence of martyred youth, Muzaffar Ahmed at Langate in Kupwara and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi speaking on the occasion, said that the youth were sacrificing their lives for a great cause and their mission would be accomplished at all costs. »

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