Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 28 students were wounded in a mysterious blast at a school in Kakapora area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.

The blast took place inside a private school in Narbal area of Kakapora where the students were getting winter tuitions.

The Medical Officer of a local hospital, Dr Wahid told media that fourteen students with splinter injuries were brought to the facility for treatment. “Three were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment,” he said, adding that the students had received injuries mostly in their limbs.

Three more injured were shifted to district hospital Pulwama.

The incident triggered clashes between civilian protesters and Indian forces. The forces fired bullets and teargas shells on the protesters.

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam is new Grand Mufti of the occupied territory after the death of his father, the Mufti Bashir-ud-Din.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in a media interview in Srinagar confirmed that he was nominated by his father, Grand Mufti, Bashir-Ud-Din, as his successor for the post in the Supreme Court of Islamic Shariat, a few years back.

The nomination was made in presence of clerics who endorsed the decision, he added.

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the callous response of the Indian administration has added to the miseries of Kashmiri passengers stranded in Jammu owing to closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Syed Ali Gilani while expressing his concern over multitude of problems faced by the stranded people, said, “The closure has exposed the tall claims of the establishment.”

“This unnatural road link (Srinagar-Jammu highway) has consumed thousands of people and destroyed properties worth millions of rupees. This deadly link continues to suck the blood of Kashmiris for the past 71 years. The connectivity along the highway remains interrupted every year,” he added. »

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to express condolences over the demise of Grand Mufti of the territory, Mufti Bashir-ud-Din.

Islami Tanzeem Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in a statement issued in Srinagar while expressing grief over the sad demise of Mufti Bashir-ud-Din said, the people of Kashmir have been deprived of a great scholar in the death of the Grand Mufti.

Jammu and Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) President, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, extended heartfelt condolences over the death of Mufti Bashir-ud-Din and prayed peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family. »

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a two-day shutdown is being observed from today against the Indian designs to change the demography of the occupied territory by abrogating Articles 35-A and 370 of the Indian Constitution.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by various political parties and organizations including Jamaat-e-Islami, Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) and Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry. »

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Budgam district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Wathroora in Chadoora area of the district. The operation was going on till last reports came in.

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has asked India to shun its aggressive approach on Kashmir.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza said this while addressing mourners at the residence of martyr Parvaiz Ahmed Butt in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district.

He said New Delhi cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ sentiments and aspirations by adopting iron-fisted policy in the territory.

Waza urged New Delhi to understand that Kashmir was a human and political issue and it needs to be resolved as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

He on occasion also paid rich tributes to the martyr, Parvaiz Ahmad and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family members.

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, despite freezing temperatures, thousands of people in the mountainous Kargil town continued with their protests and shutdown for the fifth consecutive day, today, against the administration’s discriminating decision of establishing headquarters of the newly carved out Ladakh division at Leh.

The protesters are demanding the headquarters of the Ladakh division on rotational basis between Leh and Kargil. Business establishments and all government offices and the local court remained closed while traffic was off the road across the Kargil district as protests continued for the fifth day. The shutdown has been called by various political and social leaders in Kargil. The protesters urged the authorities to take immediate steps in meeting the demands of the people of Kargil. »

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APHC chairman condoles demise of Grand Mufti

Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, resistance leaders and organizations including the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani have paid glowing tributes to a youth, Hilal Ahmed Rathar who was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Ratnipora in Pulwama district.

Syed Ali Gilani while paying rich tributes to the youth in a statement in Srinagar said, “Our youth are sacrificing their precious lives, every day, for the sacred cause making all of us duty-bound to safeguard these sacrifices with utmost commitment and dedication to pursue this cause.”

He said, “India is suffering from arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice but has utterly failed to do so. New Delhi’s military might and its brutality can never deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination.” He said, “The situation in the Valley is worsening with each passing day and authorities are just relying on their military might to suppress people’s aspirations.” »

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt during his visit to Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Zafar Akbar Butt along with a delegation was in Nowgam to participate in the funeral prayers of some locals. He also visited a local graveyard and offered Fateha for Kashmiri martyrs including Showkat, Muhammad Usman and Hilal Ahmed.

Zafar Butt also addressed a public gathering before his arrest by the police. He was on his way home when a police party intercepted his vehicle and took him into custody. »

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