Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has strongly denounced the ongoing arrest spree by Indian troops and police in the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said, undemocratic and illegal arrest spree of religious scholars, resistance leaders and Hurriyat activists continues unabated across valley. He said hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and religious scholars have been arrested in a crackdown launched by Indian police during past few days across the valley. “Use of force only furthers hardening of stand and revolt. Engagement is the only way out.” he said. »

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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s notorious investigating agency National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided the residences of senior resistance leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmed Shah in Srinagar.

The NIA sleuths raided the Nigeen residence of the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, today, and carried out searches. The searches continued till last reports came in.

The NIA also raided the residences of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah. It also conducted similar raids on the houses of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt and Dr Nayeem Gilani, the son of APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani. »

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Complete shutdown in Kulgam, Mandi town
Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyat leaders have condemned massive crackdown operations on leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and other pro-freedom organizations by Indian forces in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri people were struggling for the past seven decades to get rid of the imposed slavery. He said India has waged a war against the entire population of the occupied territory. However, he maintained that such repressive measures could not legitimize New Delhi’s forced occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami has denounced the ongoing arrest spree by local Indian forces across the valley and termed it murder of democracy.

Spokesman for Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement in Srinagar said the puppet administration is trying to appease BJP and other communal forces and has unleashed atmosphere of terror across the valley wherein hundreds of young and old have been detained under baseless grounds. »

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Jeddah, February 25 (KMS): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called an emergency meeting of its Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, tomorrow (Tuesday).

On the request of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a meeting of the Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir … will be held at the OIC General Secretariat on Tuesday at 11:00 am, media reports said. »

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Troops launch search operation in Hajin

Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Kulgam district and in Mandi town of Pir Panjal area against the killings and in defense of Article 35A of the Indian constitution.

All shops and other commercial establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads in Kulgam district. Three youth including Rakib Ahmed Sheikh and Gulzar Ahmed Butt were killed by Indian troops during cordon and search operation in Turigam area of the district, yesterday.

A complete shutdown is being observed in Mandi town of Poonch in defense of Article 35A. All shops and other commercial establishments are closed while transport is off the roads. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Patron of Pairwan-e-Wilayet, Maulana Sibti Mohammad Shabbir Qummi has expressed his anguish over the invitation by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj.

Maulana Sibti Mohammad Shabbir Qummi in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said it is quite unexpected for the Muslims of the world particularly of South Asia that the OIC has invited the Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj to attend the forthcoming session of the Muslim conglomerate in the UAE. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people have complained of shortage of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders in the wake of war jingoism created by Indian government led by Narendra Modi and his hawkish media in the wake of Pulwama blast.

People in large numbers thronged petrol outlets to stock up fuel but had to return disappointed owing to shortage of supplies. “I feel lucky to find some vegetables, pulses and medicines but couldn’t find petrol for my car. I have purchased goods for next one week as people say something may happen in Kashmir,” said Basit Ahmad, a resident of Lal Chowk in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the massive crackdown on resistance camp terming the present situation as serious and explosive.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Our just struggle has been crushed leading to sorrow and painful tales of death and destruction all around. But by the grace of Almighty every sincere and dedicated soul has come out stronger by these mean and coercive actions.” »

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Brussels, February 25 (KMS): Upon the launch of Kashmir Youth Assembly, Europe at the European Parliament, Brussels, a declaration was unanimously adopted and signed by the participants of the KYA – EU.

Miss Aqsa Ahmed, a 19 years old Councillor of London Borough of Hounslow and a member of Executive Committee of KYA made a commitment that she would engage and work with young Kashmiris and others in colleges and universities to highlight the plight of Kashmiris. »

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