Paris, September 07 (KMS): Paris-based Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has called for immediate and unconditional release of Kashmiri journalist, Aasif Sultan, who has been detained by the Indian police in Srinagar for the past several days.

Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk, in a statement issued on the website of the organization said, “Detaining a journalist without any serious evidence to support the charges against him is unacceptable.” He urged the authorities to drop all charges against the journalist and take action against the police officers responsible for his arbitrary detention. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has expressed serious concern over the unjustified arrest spree by the Indian police in the territory ahead of the so-called local bodies and panchayat elections.

A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had converted the entire occupied Kashmir into a police state for conducting farcical local bodies and panchayat elections. He said that the people of the territory had always rejected such election dramas as India used the farcical polls as a tool to mislead the world community on the ground situation of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, panic gripped after braid of a lady was chopped off in Rajouri district.

The lady was on way to her sister’s house in Bareri, Koteranka in the district on Thursday when a portion of her hair was found chopped off by unknown persons.

She was found in a state of shock and was immediately admitted in a hospital. She was taken to community health center in Koteranka where her condition is said to be stable while the incident triggered panic in the area.

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), today, organized a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the recent civilian killing in Pulwama and plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails.

Soon after the Friday prayers, scores of JKLF activists led by senior party leaders held a demonstration at Maisuma in Srinagar.

The demonstration was held in response to a call by the Joint Resistance Leadership to protest the recent civilian killing in Pulwama and the plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute has halted the prospects of development and a better future in the region.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a public gathering in Damhaal Khashipora area of Islamabad district said the people of Kashmir were being killed, humiliated and suppressed in their just struggle for securing their birthright to self-determination.

He urged the international human rights organizations to take notice of human rights violations in Kashmir and help in resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has strongly condemned the use of force against the civil population and the families of freedom activists by the Indian troops and police.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Vandalizing the property of freedom activists’ families and intimidating them on daily basis is highly deplorable. None of the international laws permits any such action against the unarmed civilians.”

The APHC Chairman while referring to the arrest of two sons of prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin, by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) and damaging the house of freedom activist, Lateef Tiger, by the Indian forces’ personnel said that these measures were aimed at building pressure on the freedom-loving people. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, scores of victims of 2014 devastating flood, despite several assurances and promises, have not received the financial aid announced by the government of India under the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund in 2015.

Several victims who spoke to media persons said that they had taken loans from banks for reconstruction or repair of their flood-hit homes and shops after the authorities’ assurance that they would be provided financial aid.

Devastating floods hit Kashmir on September 7, 2014, after embankments of the river Jhelum breached at multiple places. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of its illegally detained Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, at New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail.

The DeM spokesperson, Rifat Fatima, in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the denial of basic facilities to Aasiya Andrabi in the jail. “Aasiya Andrabi is being denied every basic facility in the jail due to which her health has deteriorated to a critical level in the custody,” she said.

The spokesperson said that while it was difficult for the DeM Chairperson to be without a pillow as she was suffering from Cervical Spondylosis, the jail authorities had not even provided her the matting which led to serious pain to her joints and other body parts. “The unhygienic food provided to her too has led to serious deterioration of her health,” she added. »

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Hospital employees protest Shakeel’s arrest

Srinagar, September 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the India’s pursuit of iron fist policy of crackdowns, arrests, demolition of houses and destruction of orchards to suppress the Kashmiris’ just struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination.

The APHC at a meeting of Advisory Council, chaired by its General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, in Srinagar said that Kashmir was purely a political dispute, which needed to be resolved through peaceful means. The meeting extended full support to the call for boycott of the so-called upcoming Panchayat and Municipal elections given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. »

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Srinagar, September 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, employees at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar held a protest demonstration at the premises of the hospital to press for the immediate release of their colleague, Syed Shakeel Ahmed.

Scores of the employees including non-gazetted and technical staff boycotted the work and assembled at the premises of the hospital to register their protest against the arrest of Syed Shakeel Ahmed, the son of prominent freedom leader, Syed Salahuddin, by India’s National Investigation Agency.

The NIA had arrested Syed Shakeel Ahmed from his residence in Rambagh area of Srinagar on August 30, 2018. He was later taken to New Delhi by the NIA for questioning. »

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