JRL reiterates call for shutdown on August 30 and 31

Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of people were injured, today, after Indian police and troops subjected to brute force the peaceful demonstrators protesting against the onslaught on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

People including students took to the streets in Srinagar, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Sopore, Bandipora and other areas after news spread that the Indian Supreme Court was hearing, today, a fresh petition challenging the Article 35-A. The constitutional provision guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. The protesters chanted high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters at many places, injuring dozens of them. Some of the critically injured were shifted to Srinagar hospitals for treatment. Indian troops also barged into the Government Degree College Kulgam and thrashed the staff and students including girls. The troops also broke windowpanes of a mosque in Reshi Bazar area of Islamabad town. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed concern over the continued illegal house arrest of its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and termed it a deep conspiracy to keep away the icon of freedom movement from his loving people.

The APHC in its executive committee meeting held with General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in chair in Srinagar, discussed various issues including the prevailing most critical situation of the territory. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has reiterated its call for complete shutdown on 30th and 31st August in the territory to register protest against the BJP-led Indian government’s attempts to abrogate the Article 35-A. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has condemned nocturnal raids on the houses of freedom activists and vandalizing of the household goods.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar termed these barbaric actions ample proof of Indian state terrorism. He said such cheap tactics cannot prevent the youth from their struggle for securing right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has strongly condemned the continued house detention of its Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.

The JKPL in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the continued house arrest of Mukhtar Waza as political vengeance and frustration of the occupation authorities. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Bandipora district, today.

The troops launched a siege and search operation in Chaandaji area of district. The operation was going on when this report was filed.

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Jammu, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, member of Indian Rajya Sabha and former chief of Congress party in Punjab, Partap Singh Bajwa has said that the BJP-led government is fiddling with defence of country and squandering interests of India for monetary gains.

Partap Singh Bajwa was in Jammu to launch the party campaign to expose Rafale deal involving scam of the BJP government. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police authorities have sought more troops for Panchayat polls despite that about 24,000 additional soldiers deployed for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage are likely to stay for Panchayat polls expected to be held in October.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Muneer Ahmed Khan in an interview in Srinagar said that the police had formally requested the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seeking additional troops for the Panchayat polls. The MHA is expected to order holding back about 240 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force sent to Kashmir for Amarnath pilgrimage, he added. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police have started a fresh profiling of households in Srinagar and Budgam districts which has left the local people fuming.

Locals told media that the police personnel were collecting details of residents by visiting houses in Natipora, Nowgam, B K Pora, Chanapora, Lasjan and Pantha Chhowk.

A resident of B K Pora in Budgam said that the police officials were seeking details about the age and occupation of family members, besides the number of persons residing in a particular house. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured in Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian and other areas, today, after Indian police and troops subjected to brute force the peaceful demonstrators protesting against the onslaught on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

People took to the streets in different areas of Islamabad, Pulwama and Shopian after news spread this morning that the Indian Supreme Court was hearing a fresh petition challenging the Article 35-A. The constitutional provision guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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