Shutdown in IOK against NIA raids

Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Memender area of the district. One of the martyred youth was identified as Suhail Nazir Mir, a resident of Sadipora Payeen, Shopian.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed, today, all across the occupied territory to condemn the raids by India’s National Investigation Agency on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and Indian ruses to change the Article 35-A of the Indian constitution. The JRL has asked people to observe the strike, tomorrow, as well. In a statement it said, the people of Kashmir will never budge before India’s state sponsored terrorism. »

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New York, February 27 (KMS): The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appeal to the governments of Pakistan and India to exercise maximum restraint to ensure that the situation does not further deteriorate.

The UN Chief Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, told media in New York that Antonio Guterres was following the situation in South Asia and had called for maximum restraint by both countries.

Guterres is on his way back to New York from Geneva and Dujarric told reporters, “I spoke to the Secretary General not long ago, before he boarded his plane. He is obviously following the situation very closely and reiterates his urgent appeal to both the governments to exercise maximum restraint to ensure that the situation does not further deteriorate”. »

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities on Wednesday barred journalists from covering a press conference called by the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in Srinagar.

A journalist told media that they were not allowed to enter the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq where he was scheduled to address the press conference.

“With regard to the current grave and threatening atmosphere created in the Valley by the authorities part of which was the illegal raids conducted by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) at the residences of resistance leaders including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a press conference was to be held at his Nigeen residence, today” the Mirwaiz forum said in a statement in Srinagar, today.

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Toronto, February 27 (KMS): Toronto-based Kashmir Global Council has condemned the Indian aggression against Pakistan while asking the people of Kashmir to foil Indian designs.

The KGC President Farooq Siddiqui in a statement issued in Toronto said that the prerogative of the response lied with Pakistan. He asked the people of occupied Kashmir to express solidarity with Pakistan by rising against the Indian forces in peaceful demonstrations, sit-ins and coming out in every village and town so that the Indian nefarious designs are frustrated.

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) continuing with its policy of harassment and intimidation raided the residences of several people including Hurriyat leader, Yasmeen Raja, in different areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today.

The sleuths of NIA raided the residences of Yasmeen Raja at Tulbagh in Pampore and a prominent freedom activist, Mudasir Khan in Tral area of the district.

The NIA officials also raided the house of Manzoor Malik, a resident of Midoora, who is presently in police lockup. »

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, parents of the students who returned to the valley after a spate of attacks against the Kashmiris in different Indian states are reluctant to send back their children to the respective institutions.

The Kashmiris particularly students studying in various colleges in different Indian states were harassed and forced to leave the institutions they were enrolled in after the Pulwama incident.

The incidents triggered a snowball effect as thousands of students made their journeys back home after the unrelenting attacks.

A Srinagar resident, Hashim Andrabi, told media that his son had a narrow escape from Hindu fanatics in Dev Bhoomi College at Navgaon, Manduwala in Dehradun, where he was studying engineering. “I will not allow my son to go back to that place. I cannot take that risk,” he said. »

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed in Budgam district, this morning.

Two pilots were killed in the crash, Indian media reported.

The crash happened a day after India violated the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir, yesterday.

Soon after the fighter jet crash in Budgam, the airport authorities cancelled all the commercial flights operating from Srinagar, Jammu, Leh and Pathankot airports. Reports said that all the commercial flights have been cancelled, while some of them are on hold for security reasons.

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have banned 24 Islamic and Pakistani channels in the border district, Bandipora, to deny the people access to the truth in the wake of the situation arising out of Pulwama incident.

In an order issued by Bandipora district magistrate, the authorities have asked all the cable operators to immediately stop airing of these 24 channels.

“It has been reported that cable operators within the jurisdiction of Bandipora district are telecasting and transmitting various programmes which create law and order problems,” the order read. »

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Demands immediate end to casos in occupied Kashmir

Jeddah, February 27 (KMS): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir reaffirming its support to the Kashmiris’ just struggle for securing their right to self-determination has demanded of India to immediately stop cordon and search operations against the people of occupied Kashmir and respect their fundamental and basic human rights.

The OIC in an emergency meeting at its Secretariat in Jeddah also urged India to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant OIC and UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people by giving them their right to self-determination. »

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New Delhi, February 27 (KMS): An Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed in Budgam district in occupied Kashmir, this morning.

Two pilots are dead in the crash, Indian media reported.

The crash happened a day after India violated the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir, yesterday.

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