IOK shuts against mass arrests

Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three youth in Kulgam district, today.

The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by Indian army, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police in Turigam area of the district. The killings triggered massive anti-India protests in Turigam and adjoining areas of the district. Hundreds of youth assembled in Turigam and shouted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

In the meantime, a Deputy Superintendent of Police was killed and an army Major was injured in an attack in the same area. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a protest shutdown has been called in Mandi area of Poonch in Pir Panjal, tomorrow, in defense of Article 35A of the Indian constitution. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three youth in Kulgam district, today.

The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation launched by Indian army, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police in Tarigam area of the district. »

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Islamabad, February 24 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned the Indian establishment for widespread police, military crackdowns on pro-freedom parties and arrests of political leaders and workers in large numbers.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad also denounced additional contingents’ deployment in Srinagar to further stifle dissent in the disputed territory and hoodwink the world opinion about realities in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Sunday expressed its concern over the well being of party Chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who is lodged at Delhi’s Tihar jail.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, DFP spokesman, Bashir Aziz, expressed the party’s concern over the well being of Shah following the rumours about his health in the jail.

“The criminal silence of authorities is adding deep suspicion over the well being of our leader, Shabbir Shah. As Shah’s lawyer has also said there is something wrong, Shah’s family, relatives and his supporters are concerned over his well being,” Aziz told reporters at DFP headquarters in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the All Parties Hurriyat Conference General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Samjhi and dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami activists during its ongoing crackdown on leaders of pro-freedom and religious organizations.

Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi was arrested from his Bijbehara residence. Vice President Jamiat Ahle Hadees, Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and Difaye Jamiat Ahle Hadees leader Maulana Mohammad Maqbool Akhrani were also arrested by the police from their residences in Bijbehara and Devsar in Kulgam. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has condemned the illegal arrest of party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and scores of JI activists including its Chairman, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz.

A spokesman of JKLF in a statement issued in Srinagar said crackdown on political and religious leadership won’t yield anything but add to anarchy and chaos in the territory.

He said, “Choking political space is undemocratic and caging peaceful political leadership is like suppressing voices.” »

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Curfew-like restrictions imposed across territory

Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed across the territory, today, against India’s arbitrary measures like mass arrest, killings and attempts to repeal Article 35-A that grants special rights to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Call for the strike has been given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and other business establishments are shut in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley while traffic is off the roads. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has constituted a team that will remain present in the Indian Supreme Court on February 27-28 when the cases relating to Articles 35-A and 370 are likely to come up.

The HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar said the members of the team include Mian Abdul Qayoom, President, Mohammad Ashraf Butt, General Secretary; Bilal Ahmad Wani, Treasurer, Z.A Shah, Senior Advocate; Z.A Qureshi, Senior Advocate, Altaf Haqani, Advocate; Shabbir Ahmad Budoo, Advocate; Nasir Ahmad Shalla, Advocate; and Syed Musaib, Advocate. »

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Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Government in New Delhi has a strong contingent of Hindu Mahasabha members. This Militant Hindu organization, organised a Martyrs’ Day on 30 August 1947 in Delhi. A leaflet of the organization titled “Remember the 30th of August 1947”, advised its members as follows:

“When you have to observe ‘Martyrs’ Day’, the day should begin with the mass murder of Muslims, children and women alike. Forcible occupation of Muslim buildings should be your objective. Set fire to Muslim mohallas’ (quarter of the town) “but beware that fire does not spread to Hindu and Sikh localities”. (Source 228th Meeting of UN Security Council – Speech by Sir Zafrullah Khan 17 January 1948). »

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