Shutdown across J&K against Pulwama killings

Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar and adjoining areas and used brute force on protesters to prevent a grand march towards the Indian army headquarters in Badami Bagh, Srinagar, today.

Call for the march was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership against the massacre carried out by Indian forces in Pulwama, on Saturday. Police and paramilitary forces put up barricades in various parts of Srinagar and on roads leading to the army headquarters. Restrictions were especially imposed in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Ram Munshibagh, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of Srinagar. »

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Jeddah, December 17 (KMS): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the Pulwama killings and asked Delhi to allow sending of a fact-finding mission to the valley.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter OIC wrote: “OIC General Secretariat expressed strong condemnation of the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir where direct shooting at demonstrators in Pulwama district claimed the lives of a number of innocent citizens.” »

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Srinagar December 17 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that curbs and restrictions after killing add to brutalities.

The JKDFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the imposition of curfew in Srinagar and south Kashmir areas and said Indian authorities and their local agents don’t allow people even to mourn. »

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Srinagar December 17 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and the Chief of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik after they tried to lead a march towards Indian army headquarters in Badami Bagh, Srinagar, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested after he defied his house arrest and tried to march towards Badami Bagh army base in Srinagar as a mark of protest against the civilian killings by Indian troops in Pulwama on Saturday. As Mirwaiz came out of his Nigeen residence and tried to march along with dozens of his supporters towards the Badami Bagh base, a police contingent deployed near his residence thwarted the march and detained the Mirwaiz and his »

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Srinagar December 17 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has strongly condemned the undemocratic actions of Indian police against Hurriyat leaders and activists in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani was scheduled to move towards Badami Bagh as per the JRL programme, today, but Indian police did not allow him to come out of his residence as they had sealed the main gate of his residence from outside. »

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Bradford, December 17 (KMS): The Jammu Kashmir Self Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) organised an All Parties Kashmir Conference in Sunni College, Bradford on the recent killings of innocent Kashmiris in Pulwama by the forces.

Speakers on the occasion were Shadow Minister for Justice, Barrister Imran Hussain, MP, Senior Vice Chairman of APPG on Kashmir in the British Parliament, APHC-AJK chapter leaders Abdul Hameed Lone, Syed Aijaz Ahmad Rehmani, JKSDMI Chairman Raja Najabat Hussain, Sardar Abdur Rahman Khan, Tariq Butt, Haji Mohammed Najeeb, Members of Youth Parliament of Britain Muzdalfa Ahmed and Arqam Alhadeed. »

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Srinagar December 17 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said killing unarmed civilians with impunity and putting a blanket ban on mourning and peaceful protests is an example of anti-democratic approach in Kashmir.

A JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Killing unarmed civilians is no bravery and putting ban on peaceful political protests is no democracy.” »

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Srinagar December 17 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC), Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Tehreek-e-Mazahmat Chairman Bilal Sidiqui and other Hurriyat leaders have denounced the Pulwama killings at the hands of Indian forces terming the action as the worst kind of brutality. »

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New Delhi, December 17 (KMS): The Communist Party of India-Marxist has filed an application against the Special Leave Petition pending with the Indian Supreme Court challenging Article 370 of the Constitution.

The party in a statement said, “The CPI-M is of the unequivocal opinion that Article 370 shall in no circumstance be annulled, modified or repealed.” The party said it opposes the relief sought in the Special Leave Petition. »

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New Delhi, December 17 (KMS): Green-coloured balloons with ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan written on them were found at the site of the International Gita Festival, 2018 being held in Kurukshetra city of Haryana, India.

The festival is being organised in Kurukshetra from December 7 to 23, in which Mauritius is the partner country and Gujarat the partner Indian state.

Children were found playing with these balloons, police said Sunday. »

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