Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Rism-e-Chaharum (fourth day ceremony) of late Grand Mufti Bashiruddin was held at the shrine of Khanqah-e-Muala, Shah-e-Hamadan Masjid (RA) which was followed by Dastaar Bandi of new Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam.

Thousands of people from all walks of life visited the shrine to attend the dastaar Bandi and oath-taking ceremony of Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam.

Apart from Auqaaf members, dignitaries of the territory were present on the occasion. Representatives of various social, political and religious organizations also came to offer fateha of the deceased Mufti Bashiruddian and take part in the Dastar Bandi of the new Grand Mufti, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam. »

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Islamabad, February 16 (KMS): A meeting of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference-Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held in Islamabad with its Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani, in chair.

Hurriyat leaders, commenting on the incident at Lethpora in Pulwama in which over 40 Indian troops were killed on Thursday, said every killing that happens in the occupied territory is regretful for the people and leadership of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid shutdown, people staged forceful demonstrations in south Kashmir’s Islamabad town, today, against the attacks on Kashmiris putting up in Jammu and in India.

Shopkeepers in Lal Chowk and other old town areas downed their shutters to protest against the attacks.

People took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations against the assaults on the Kashmiris. Indian police and troops fired pellets to disperse the protesters in Lal Chowk, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): Kashmiri students, studying in Haryana and Dehradun colleges in India, have said that mob is harassing and thrashing them.

A student, Amir Hussain of Shopian, studying in MM University, Ambala, Haryana, told Srinagar-based reporters over phone that one of his colleagues had been thrashed by the mob. “We were in the market when a group of protesters, shouting anti-Kashmir slogans beat one of us,” Amir said, adding, some of the Kashmiri students have eaten nothing from Thursday fearing attacks by the mob outside.

As per Amir, there are around 200 Kashmiri students who are trapped at MM University. He appealed to the authorities of occupied Kashmir to request the Haryana administration to ensure their safety. »

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Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, February 16 (KMS): A Kashmiri student, who was suspended by the administration of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and booked by police on Friday for his post on Twitter, has gone missing.

The student, Basim Hilal Zargar, a resident of Beerwah town in Budgam district, was put under suspension for a post n Twitter regarding explosion in Lethpora area of Pulwama. He is studying BSc Mathematics at the AMU and staying there in a hostel of the university. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, tens of hundreds of Kashmiri families, after the Lethpora explosion, which left over 40 Indian troops dead and triggered clashes and attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu, apprehended that the Hindu extremists might target their kin living outside the Kashmir Valley.

Messages are being circulated on social media platforms asking Kashmiris living outside the Valley to exercise caution. Fellow Kashmiris are being asked to avoid discussion on Kashmir, stay in groups and avoid going to markets alone.

A police officer from Islamabad town, requesting anonymity said, “My son is in Jammu for coaching. This is for the first time he is living outside Valley. There is tension over there. As a parent, I appeal authorities to ensure safety of my child.” »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the drivers hailing from the Kashmir Valley operating on Srinagar-Jammu highway held a protest at the Press Enclave in Srinagar against assaults on their colleagues by Hindu fanatics in Jammu.

The drivers on the occasion raised slogans against the occupation authorities, saying that the authorities did nothing to safeguard their colleagues in Jammu.

The protesting drivers said time and again when anything happens in or outside the Kashmir Valley they are made the first targets. They said that many of the drivers were injured and their vehicles damaged or torched in Jammu. “We are poor and we have bought these vehicles on Bank loans, how are we supposed to feed our families with our livelihood and life at stake,” they added. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and troops have arrested 13 youth during raids in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Islamabad districts.

The troops and police personnel raided Midoora, Laribal, Kakapora, Marhama and other areas and picked up 13 youth in connection with an explosion at Lethpora in Pulwama that left 49 Indian soldiers dead on Thursday. The arrested youth have been lodged in various police stations. »

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New Delhi, February 16 (KMS): The Supreme Court of India is scheduled to hear between February 19 and 21 the petitions challenging Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

The case will be heard by three judges – Chief Justice Ranhan Gogoi and Justices, Nageswara Rao and Sanjeev Khanna. The court has cautioned the advocates to not seek adjournment in matters listed before the bench.

“It will be appreciated if the advocates on record do not seek adjournment in the matters listed before all the courts in the cause list,” the court said on Friday. »

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