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Shutdown against killings tomorrow

Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred 8 more Kashmiri youth in South Kashmir, today, raising the toll to 18 in the past three days.

Six youth were killed by the troops during cordon and search operations and firing on protesters at Batagund in Kapran area of Shopian district, today morning. Bodies of the youth were recovered from the debris of a house destroyed by the troops during the operation. Another youth identified as a 10th class student, Nauman Ashraf Butt, was killed in the troops’ firing on the people protesting against the killings. The firing left many protesters injured including a five-year-old female baby. At least, 15 critically injured were admitted to different hospitals in Shopian, Kulgam and Srinagar. The troops killed one more youth in Khrew area of Pulwama district. The authorities suspended internet services in South Kashmir. In the meantime, an Indian army man was killed and another was injured in an attack in Kapran area of Shopian district. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown, tomorrow, against the killing of eighteen Kashmiris by brutal Indian forces in the past three days and injuries to hundreds.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, today, called for complete shutdown, tomorrow, to strongly protest and denounce the killing of 18 Kashmiris by Indian troops in the last three days. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the killing of a civilian and a teenage girl by Indian forces in Badgam and Kulgam districts.

The civilian, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganai, who was injured in firing by troops at Chattergam area of Budgam district on Friday succumbed at Soura hospital in Srinagar, the other day. While, the 14-year-old girl, Muskan Jan, was hit at her home at Wangud-Qaimoh in Kulgam during indiscriminate firing the dame and breathed her last at a Srinagar hospital, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the hostel boarders of Sheikhul Alam Boys hostel at the Zakura campus of Kashmir University (KU) on Sunday offered funeral prayers in absentia for the youth killed by Indian troops at Batagund in Shopian district, today. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the civilian killings and the use of brute force against Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the territory.

The leadership in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said the gruesome killing of civilians like Ishfaq Ahmad, a carpenter by profession from Badgam, and a girl, Muskan Jan, from Kulgam has deeply grieved everyone in Kashmir.

The JRL said it was extremely sad that New Delhi “has no compunction in allowing such inhumanity to continue by giving unbridled powers to its forces to kill innocent people day in and out”. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, following the killing of six youth by Indian troops in Shopian district, today, intense clashes broke out in the south Kashmir’s district leaving many injured.

The youth took to streets in Batagund near the site of an ongoing cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian army, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group and raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, veteran Kashmiri journalist, Yousuf Jameel, has said that Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most challenging places for journalists to report from as the authorities are using different tactics to curb press freedom.

Speaking at an event at Kashmir Press Club, Srinagar, about “Reporting in Kashmir: Challenges and Dealing with Harassment”, the senior journalist while sharing tidbits about his journalistic work in the Valley for more than three decades, said during any turmoil in Kashmir, the internet is suspended; journalists are harassed while covering assignments; the authorities do not issue curfew passes and even newspapers are pressurized. »

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Srinagar, November 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred eight more Kashmiri youth, seven in Shopian district and one in Pulwama district, today.

Seven youth were killed by the troops during cordon and search operations and firing on protesters at Batagund in Kapran area of the district, early this morning. Six youth were killed when troops associated with 34-Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operational Group destroyed a house during the operation. Five of them were identified as Umar Majid Ganai, Waseem Wagay, Abbas Sheikh, Mushtaq Ahmad Mir and Khalid Farooq Malik, while the identity of the six youth could not be ascertained. »

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