Srinagar, September 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched violent cordon and search operations in different areas of Pulwama district.

The troops associated with 55 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel launched the operations in as many as 15 villages including Below, Murran, Rohmu, Gusoo, Fresipora, Mitrigam, Chek, Mirgund, Sheikhpora, Hanjan and Kamrazipura of the district. The local said the door-to-door searches were going on till filing of this report. »

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Srinagar, September 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities are going to deploy maximum number of additional troops in central, south and north Kashmir districts in the name of so-called panchayat elections, scheduled between November and December, this year.

The authorities are planning to elect about 4400 Sarpanchs and 29000 Panchs in the presence of 40,000 additional troops during these so-called elections. »

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Srinagar, September 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), a civil society group, has expressed grave concern over the sudden replacement of noted lawyer, Fali Nariman with Tushar Mehta to defend Article 35-A on behalf of the local authorities in the Indian Supreme Court.

A KCSDS spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar said, “Tushar Mehta has tried to plead the case of one of the petitioners by remarking that 35-A promotes gender discrimination on August 31 in the Supreme Court,” adding the local authorities have to answer who appointed him and whether the Law department was consulted in engaging a person who is known for his proximity to RSS. »

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Demands high-level probe into plight of prisoners

Srinagar, September 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has demanded a high-level probe into the plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in various jails in and outside the territory.

The leadership in a joint statement issued in Srinagar condemned inhuman treatment meted out to pro-freedom leaders and activists at the hands of jail authorities. “Jails have been turned into hell-like interrogation centres where inmates are subjected to third degree torture, worst form of degradation and humiliation,” the the JRL said. Citing the case of Haji Abdul Ghani Butt, 65, Sopore, presently lodged at Srinagar Central Jail, the leaders said that he was forced to remain naked in the jail premises. »

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