Amnesty for thorough, fair probe into carnage

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, funeral prayers in absentia were held at different places in the territory, today, for those killed by Indian troops in Pulwama district on Saturday.

Call for the prayers was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. A large number of people including pro-freedom leaders and activists attended the funerals at Soura, Maisuma, Hyderpora, Amirakadal Lalchowk and Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Funeral prayers in absentia were also offered outside the office of APHC-AJK in Islamabad. »

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Eyewitnesses tell horrific account of pulwama massacre

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, it took Indian troops and police personnel just 15 minutes to finish the violent cordon and search operation in apple orchards in Pulwama district, which followed the bloodbath in Kharpora-Sirnoo area of the district on Saturday.

One after another teenagers and men fell like helpless birds shot by a hunter. The first to fell was a 14-year-old student, Aaqib Bashir, witnesses said quoting reports of the Srinagar-based daily, the Kashmir Press. »

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New Delhi, December 18 (KMS): Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Government of India and Inspector General Prisons on the petition filed by Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi and her two aides Fehmeeda Sofi and Naheeda Nasreen against their solitary confinement.

The petition states that the solitary confinement is the violation of their human rights. The three Kashmiri women leaders are under the custody of India’s National Investigating Agency over false charges. »

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Islamabad, December 18 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights President, Dr Syed Nazir Gilani in a letter to Islamabad-based Cuban Ambassador, Gabriel Tiel Capote, has thanked him and the Cuban people for their continued support of Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and in particular your support to the people of Kashmir during UN Security Council debates at the UN.

Dr Gilani in the letter pointed out that United Nations made its first direct contact with Kashmir, when UN Secretary General visited Srinagar from 20-22 March 1959. »

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Islamabad, December 18 (KMS): Funeral prayer in absentia was offered outside the office of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad, today, for the martyrs of Pulwama carnage in occupied Kashmir.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for the funeral prayers in absentia for the victims of Indian state terrorism. »

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AIMMM condemns Modi’s silence over killings

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) has reacted sharply to Indian Home Minister’s statement in which he had said that security situation has improved in the territory over the past four years.

KCSDS spokesperson in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “On our death and devastation wrought by his forces, this was nothing short of a celebratory expression.” »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, funeral prayers in absentia were held across the territory for the victims of Indian state terrorism in Pulwama district on Saturday.

Call for the prayers were given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. Funeral prayers were held in Soura, Maisuma, Hyderpora areas and at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. People from all walks of life including Hurriyat activists attended the funeral prayers. »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while hailing the statement of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked for vigorous consultations for an urgent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to put a check on the bloodbath taking place in the territory on daily basis.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in a series of tweets on Sunday condemned the ongoing killing spree unleashed by New Delhi in occupied Kashmir saying that Pakistan would raise the issue with the United Nations Security Council and would ask the World Body to fulfill its plebiscite commitment in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has termed it as height of cruelty that Hurriyat leaders are not even allowed to visit the families of the martyrs and mourn the killings.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the resistance leadership and activists are continuously caged and political space is denied to them. »

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‘Three cheers for army for starting killing civilians in Kashmir’

New Delhi, December 18 (KMS): Former Indian Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju has criticized the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, for carrying out the massacre of civilians in Pulwama district of occupied Kashmir.

Reacting sharply to the killing of 11 Kashmiris in firing by Indian troops in Pulwama on Saturday, Katju¸ who has also been the chairman of the Press Council of India, satirically wrote on twitter: “Congratulations to Gen Rawat whose soldiers killed 7 civilians in a Jallianwala Bagh or My Lai type massacre in Pulwama, Kashmir. How brave of the Indian Army General.” »

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