Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has strongly denounced the assault on Kashmiri students in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

At least four Kashmiri students were critically injured after goons and students from the Indian states of Maharashtra and Bihar beat them up ruthlessly in the hostel of Disha Institute of Management and Engineering Technology at Chhattisgarh. The injured were identified as Faisal, Naveed, Mohsin and Zahid. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people in Pulwama attended the funeral prayers in absentia for a youth, Aadil Ahmed Dar, who got martyred in an explosion on Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

Over 40 Indian troops were killed and dozens others injured in the blast, which took place in Lethpora area of Pulwama, yesterday.

Thousands of people marched from different villages of south Kashmir towards Gandi Bagh, the native village of Aadil Ahmed Dar, and participated in his funeral prayers in absentia.

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Paris, February 15 (KMS): Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders also called Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has reiterated its demand for immediate and unconditional release of Kashmiri journalist, Aasif Sultan, on hearing in his case.

The RSF in a statement issued in Paris said Aasif Sultan has been held on nothing more than a police report since August 24, 2018 and finally charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

“We call upon the Indian justice system to act responsibly by releasing Aasif Sultan at once,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. He said that at no point since the start of this case the police produced any evidence to support their claims. He said that detaining a journalist provisionally for nearly six months constitutes a clear attempt to intimidate all journalists covering subjects that displease the Indian forces’ personnel. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) led by party General Secretary, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai visited Kulgam areas and expressed solidarity with the families of the martyred youth, Dr Hilal Ahmed and Engineer Shoaib Ahmed.

The youth were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Chadoora area of the Budgam district on Wednesday.

Muhammad Rafiq Ganai talking to the mourners deplored that India instead of taking measures to resolve long-pending Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective, wanted to impose its choice on Kashmiris through barrel of gun. He said the ongoing bloodshed in Kashmir is the result of the stubbornness and illogical approach of New Delhi. »

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