Aligarh, October 16 (KMS): Hundreds of students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday held a silent protest march demanding the withdrawal of a sedition case against three Kashmiri students.

The students marched outside the varsity campus carrying placards, which read, ”Being a Kashmiri is not a crime.” »

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Troops use brute force on protesters

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in poll-bound areas of Srinagar, Baramulla, Gandarbal, Pulwama and Shopian, today, to mark the rejection of the exercise staged by India in the name of local bodies’ elections in the territory.

All shops and other business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road. Internet connectivity was almost at zero level across the Kashmir valley. As per Indian media reports, only 1.8 per cent of electorate cast their votes in Kashmir during the final phase of the elections.

Anti-India protests were held at many places against the election drama. Indian troops used brute force and opened fire on the protesting youth who were shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. »

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Shutdown being observed in poll-bound areas

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces used brute force on protesters in Srinagar city, today.

The troops used force and opened fire on the youth protesting against the farcical local bodies’ elections in Soura area of the city. The protesters were shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Democratic Freedom Party, Jamaat-e-Islami and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen have strongly condemned the harassment of Kashmiri students at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) by Indian authorities. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has castigated the Indian authorities for caging Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and dozens other Hurriyat leaders and activists to ensure smooth conduct of the drama being enacted by India in the name of local bodies’ election in the territory. »

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Police arrest over two dozen youth in IOK

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Samba district.

Indian soldier of 4/11 GR identified as Bahadur Thappa Mager, 19, ended his life by shooting himself with his service weapon at Bari Brahamana in the district, police said. »

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New Delhi, October 16 (KMS): The Kashmiri students of Maulana Azad National Urdu University while demanding an immediate revocation of all false charges against Kashmiri students at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have warned of surrendering their degrees en masse in solidarity with the 1200 Kashmiri students of AMU who are at the brink of losing their careers in face of severe security threats. »

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