Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights (IFJHR), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo has termed the Rs 20,000 in compensation to a torture victim, Nasruallah Khan, whose both kidneys were damaged during torture by the Indian troops on August 31, 2017, as a cruel joke with the victim. »

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Amnesty sees freedom of expression at risk
Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have welcomed the UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet’s remarks on the failure of India to take meaningful steps for protection of human rights in Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed the hope that the newly-appointed UN rights chief would fulfill the obligations of the world body to protect civil and political rights of the people of Kashmir. He demanded a probe by the UN team into the heinous war crimes perpetrated by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. Gilani said that the gruesome murder of APHC activist, Hakeem-ur-Rehman, custodial killing of Ashfaq Ahmed Wani and the target killing of PhD scholar Abdul Ahad Ganai by the mercenaries of Indian forces were the fresh examples of human rights violations in the territory. »

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Jammu, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a high alert was sounded as attackers opened fire on an Indian paramilitary force checkpoint at Jhajjar Kotli along the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

The Indian forces on launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) in Jajjar Kotli area along Jammu-Srinagar highway after shots were fired at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) checkpoint.

“Soon after the incident, a massive search operation was launched in the area and high alert was also sounded,” said a police official. “The joint operation is going on,” said the official. »

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New Delhi, September 12 (KMS): Global human rights watchdog, the Amnesty International, has said that the intimidation, harassment and detention of journalists by the Indian state have threatened basic freedom of expression norms in occupied Kashmir.

Zahoor Wani, senior campaigner, Amnesty International India in a statement said, “What we are witnessing in the valley is a new form of censorship where journalists are detained for doing their job. The recent arrest of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan and the subsequent suspension of the Twitter handle of his employer, Kashmir Narrator, raises serious concerns about the deteriorating state of press freedom in Jammu and Kashmir.” »

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Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Dar and Farida Behanji have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in London. »

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Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Handwara, Langate and other areas of Kupwara district against the killing of youth by the Indian troops.

All shops and business establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads. The authorities have deployed Indian troops at many places to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killings.

Two youth identified as Liaqat Ahmed Lone and Furqan Rashid Lone were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Galoora area of Handwara, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has demanded unconditional release of all Kashmiri political prisoners including Masarrat Aalam Butt and Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo languishing in different jails since decades.

Engineer Abdur Rasheed in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Decision to release killers of Rajiv Gandhi has exposed the double standards of the Indian state. We have a right to know that why cannot be people like Qasim Fakhtoo and Masarrat Aalam Butt be released who are not criminals and killers but political prisoners and are seeking just resolution of Kashmir dispute.” »

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Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon-and-search-operation at Ameerabad in Tral area of Pulwama district.

The personnel of police, army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off Ameerabad village and launched door-to-door search operation. »

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Sea of people turn up for PhD scholar’s funeral

Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of Furqan and Liaqat, who were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Guloora in Handwara area of Kupwara district, yesterday.

Funerals of the two martyrs were offered in their native areas in Langate and Sopore. A large number of people from Langate, Sopore and adjoining areas assembled in the respective places to pay tributes to the martyrs. Furqan was a class 12 student from Langate while Liaqat, a father of three children, was from Sopore »

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Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, scores of Rahbar-e-Taleem teachers held a candle-lit march at Pratap Park in Srinagar.

When the protesting teachers tried to move towards Governor House, police intercepted them near Kothibagh police station and detained many of them. »

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