Protesters subjected to brute force, several injured

Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district of South Kashmir, today.

The troops martyred the youth identified as Muzamil Nabi Dar, Waseem Akram Wani, Muzamil Nazir Butt and Haris during a cordon and search operation at Hanjin Payeen in Rajpora area of the district. The troops also destroyed many residential houses by using explosive material in the area. People took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the killings. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering severe clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Several people sustained injuries in the clashes. Some of the critically injured were referred to hospitals in Srinagar. The occupation authorities continued to suspend the internet services in south Kashmir areas. »

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Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Islami Tanzeem Azadi Jammu and Kashmir has strongly condemned the physical and mental torture of illegally detained party Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi and described it the worst kind of human rights violation.

The spokesman of Islami Tanzeem Azadi in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian police had arrested Abdul Samad Inqilabi from Dorgripora, Pulwama, and shifted to Hajin police station. He said Abdul Samad Inqilabi has filed a case against the torture by Hajin police officers in the court of international human rights organization, Amnesty International, and now he is being forced to withdraw the case. »

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Srinagar, December 29 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have strongly condemned the incident, which took place after Friday prayers at Jama Masjid in Srinagar, yesterday.

The JRL in a statement in Srinagar said that some masked elements violating all Islamic teachings, values and sanctity of the mosque and exploiting the Kalima and in the name of Islam, attempted to desecrate the pulpit (Member-e-Rasool PBUH) of Jama Masjid. The statement stated that such anti-Islamic acts would not be tolerated at any cost.

Following is the full text of the statement: »

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Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has condemned the use of brute force against peaceful protesters in Pulwama where more than a dozen people were seriously injured, today.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said in the name of cordon and search operations common people are deliberately targeted and victimized by the Indian men in uniform. He said innocent people are killed, harassed, tortured and threatened of dire consequences during these operations. »

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Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the closure of internet service has adversely affected the pace and quality of academic endeavors of the students.

A local English daily Kashmir Monitor during 2018, the internet service was shut down as many as 64 times in the occupied territory, with most of such instances taking place in the four districts to the south Kashmir.

The occupation authorities shut the internet services almost every time in districts where Indian forces launch cordon and search operations. Such frequent shutdown of the internet takes days and weeks to resume thus cutting off the affected student population from the world of information and knowledge that World Wide Web has on offer. »

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Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama.

The troops during a cordon and search operations martyred one youth, Ashfaq Ahmed Wani, at Renzipora on Friday and four others at Rajpora in the district, today.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri youth were sacrificing their lives for a sacred cause and the people of Kashmir were duty-bound to safeguard these sacrifices with utmost commitment and dedication to pursue the cause. »

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Jammu, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police is set to get lethal pepper-ball launching systems and anti-riot gas masks to deal with the anti-India demonstrations in the territory.

The police department has floated tenders for seeking technical bid from manufacturers and dealers of these two products. »

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New Delhi, December 29 (KMS): Former Indian Foreign Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Yashwant Sinha, has said that Government of India has been suppressing the freedom struggle of the people of occupied Kashmir by the use of brute force.

Yashwant Sinha in an interview with a Delhi-based news portal said that he got this impression after his two visits to occupied Kashmir during which he had a discussion with a senior government functionary on the situation of the territory. »

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Protesters subjected to brute force, several injured

Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Hanjin Payeen in Rajpora area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.

Meanwhile, people took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of the youth. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Several people sustained injuries in the clashes, which were going on when this report was filed. Some of the critically injured were referred to hospitals in Srinagar.

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Says Kashmiris deprived of basic amenities in biting cold

Srinagar, December 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly denounced the frequent cordon and search operations by Indian troops in south Kashmir, terming the act as a collective punishment.

Mirwaiz addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that it was grossly inhuman on part of the Indian government that even in this severe cold as mercury had dipped to minus 8 degree Celsius, men, women and children were forcibly brought out of their homes during these operations. He demanded that these operations should be immediately stopped. »

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