Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has filed a petition in the High Court seeking action against Indian forces’ personnel involved in two fake encounters, carried out by Indian troops in Srinagar and Kupwara in 2016.

The lawyers’ body in its petition while referring to various newspaper reports proved that Indian troops had killed five innocent youth in the name of militants in Chak Dragmulla area of Kupwara district on May 21, 2016. The troops had also destroyed some houses in the so-called encounter. »

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Lahore/Mumbai, February 28 (KMS): The members of Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD) while strongly condemning the violation of the Line of Control by India have stressed the governments of India and Pakistan to initiate meaningful dialogue involving Kashmiri leadership from both sides to resolve the Kashmir dispute. »

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New York. February 28 (KMS): Ambassador Yusuf Buch, former senior advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations said, India’s aim to use the ‘terrorists’ or ‘fundamentalist’ label to divert the attention of the world powers from the ground realities in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Ambassador Buch during a meeting at his residence in New York with Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary-General of the Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum, said, “We are told that the big powers can only follow calculations of their interests against competing ones and cannot frame their policies in accordance with a moral view of situations arising in the world. If this is a doctrine of some kind of compulsion or inevitability bearing on them, it rests on a bogus contention. When the big powers themselves feel endangered or confronting an extremely serious situation, what do they do except speak a moral language?” »

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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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