New York, March 01 (KMS): The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to release Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured when his MiG-21 was shot down by Pakistan Air Force for violating the Pakistani airspace.

UN Chief’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, talking to reporters in New York said, “The report of the release of the Indian pilot by the Pakistani authorities would be very much a welcome step. We would encourage both parties to do whatever they can to de-escalate the situation.” »

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Protesters subjected to force, many injured

Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Handwara area of Kupwara district, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Babagund in Langate area of Handwara. The operation continued till last reports came in.

Meanwhile, people took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of the youth. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring several of them. »

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Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 27 Kashmiris including 2 young boys during the last month of February.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, one of those martyred was killed in custody.

The killings rendered 1 woman widowed and 2 children orphaned. »

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Indian police arrest six more JI activists in Tral

Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities in yet another tactic of suppressing the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement have banned the socio-religious organization Jamaat-e-Islami in the territory.

The Jamaat-e-Islami for the past several decades has been playing an important role in the ongoing freedom struggle in occupied Kashmir and demanding granting of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people. Indian police and troops in a massive crackdown have arrested over 400 leaders and activists of the Jamaat in the last few days. »

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Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association constituted different teams of lawyers, who visited various jails of Jammu district and after meeting with the prisoners submitted a report to the Bar Association.

The HCBA members Bilal Ahmad Wani, Shabbir Ahmad Butt and Hamid Shafi visited the Kathua Jail in Jammu on January 3 and found that the prison authorities were not providing proper medical facilities to the detainees. They found that there was no heating arrangement in the barracks where the prisoners had been lodged due to which the condition of the inmates suffering from various ailments had deteriorated.

The prisoners also informed the team members that they were not being produced before the courts. The detainees also told the team members that there was no ambulance facility available in the Jail and no qualified doctor was posted permanently in the jail. »

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