Trade bodies call for complete shutdown tomorrow

Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in Srinagar, Islamabad and other areas, today, against attacks on Kashmiri Muslims by Hindu fanatics in Jammu and different Indian states.

People took to the streets in different areas of Srinagar and Islamabad town and held massive demonstrations. Indian troops and police used brute force and fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Traders and shopkeepers observed strike in Lal Chowk and adjoining markets in Srinagar to register protest against the victimization of the Kashmiris. The Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Forum, Kashmir Economic Alliance and other trade bodies of the valley have called for complete shutdown in the occupied territory, tomorrow, against the attacks on Kashmiris.

Despite curfew in Jammu city, Hindu arsonists attacked the vehicles and residential quarters of the Kashmiris in Janipur colony, today. The Hindu extremists attacked and harassed the Kashmiri students studying in Haryana and Dehradun colleges in India. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In order to hide its failures and malign Pakistan, India continues with its tradition by accusing Pakistan for its involvement in Thursday’s incident at Lethpora in Pulwama area of occupied Kashmir without concrete evidence.

The Kashmir experts and observers of the regional situation, however, are of the view that the incident raises many questions and seems to be another conspiracy by the Indian government and its military establishment to defame Pakistan and divert the attention of the world community from the brutalities being committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has strongly condemned the arson, vandalism and brutal assault on Jammu Muslim community particularly on Kashmiris by Hindu extremists.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar urged law enforcing agencies and civil administration to ensure protection to all sections of people without being biased. He said no one other than Kashmiris can feel the pain of bereaved families better than them, as they have been passing through this grief since decades. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Ghulam Rasool Dar, father of illegally detained party Chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar.

Ghulam Rasool Dar, a resident of Suthra Shai Karan Nagar in Srinagar, died, today, after brief illness.

The JKLF-R leaders including Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Advocate Ayoub Rathor and Wajahat Bashir Qureshi in their statements expressed solidarity with Farooq Ahmad Dar and prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

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Islamabad, February 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned vicious and brutal actions by the extremist Hindu organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its militant gangs against the Kashmiri Muslims in Jammu and Indian cities.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Srinagar said though peace is the only way out to settle age old dispute on the destiny of the Kashmiris, the fact remained to be acknowledged that the Kashmiris had been deprived of a peaceful and honourable life for the last several decades. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several trade bodies have called for shutdown, tomorrow, as a mark of protest against attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and India.

The shutdown call was issued by the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Forum, Kashmir Economic Alliance and other trade bodies of the valley. »

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Jammu, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hindu fanatics wrecked havoc in Janipur area of Jammu city, instilling fear among the Kashmiri employees who are residing in the government quarters.

The employees said that the police had done absolutely nothing to stop the Hindu arsonists who kept pelting stones on Kashmiri vehicles, residential quarters and pedestrians in Janipur colony.

“While the administration has imposed curfew in Jammu, the police has let arsonists a free hand. People are able to move quite easily in the curfew bound areas,” they said. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian army officer was killed, today, in a landmine explosion in Rajouri district.

The explosion took place in Lam Jhanger area of Nowshera in the district in which the army officer from Engineering Unit received critical injuries. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that free hand given to hooligans by the administration in Jammu is highly condemnable.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the attacks on Muslims and Kashmiris in Jammu and many parts of India in vengeance of the recent Pulwama attack. He said the silence of saner elements, civil society and liberals of Jammu on the hooliganism of chauvinist attacks on Muslims and Kashmiris amounts to criminal attitude of these people. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has called for protecting the people hailing from the Kashmiri Valley in Jammu and India states.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed his distress over the reports of continued attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and India.

“Deeply distressed by reports of continued attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and other places let loose by communal goons. Those in charge are obliged to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiris is not compromised with at a time when anti-Kashmir rhetoric has been ratcheted up,” he said.

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