Shutdown affects normal life

Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.

The troops martyred the youth identified as Adfar Fayaz Parray and Irfan Ahmad Rather during a cordon and search operation in Tral area of the district. The troops also blasted a house with explosive material in the area. Adfar and Irfan were residents of Gulshanpora and Shariefabad areas of the town.

Meanwhile, shutdown was observed in the Kashmir valley and in Banihal and other areas of Jammu region against the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and New Delhi’s attempts to scrap Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution. Call for the strike was jointly given by the Kashmir Economic Alliance, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers, Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir and All Transport Welfare Association. »

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Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has once again reiterated that any tinkering with the state subject law through judicial route will be resisted tooth and nail. »

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Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Handwara and Tral areas.

Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said martyred youth including Ishfaq Majid Mir, Irfan Ahmad Rathar and Adfar Fayaz were brave sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives for the freedom cause. »

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Washington, March 05 (KMS): In what could be termed a setback for India, the United States has decided to end preferential trade status for New Delhi, under a scheme which allows certain products to enter the US duty-free, media reports said.

President Donald Trump said India had failed to assure the US it would provide reasonable access to its markets.

It is the latest US attempt to counter what it sees as unfair trade practices. Mr Trump has pledged to reduce US trade deficits, and has repeatedly called out India for high tariffs. »

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Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has strongly condemned the ongoing arrest spree against Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and workers.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “A vicious atmosphere has been created in the Valley. Ongoing arrest spree of socio-religious leaders and workers, and others during the past few days has created chaos and uncertainty.” »

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Brussels, March 05 (KMS): The participants of a protest demonstration in Brussels called upon the European Union to play its effective role for reduction of tension in South Asia through the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The demonstration arranged by Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) in front of the head offices of EU commission and EU external action service in Brussels was attended by a number of the people from different walks of life including members of various European Kashmiri and Pakistani organizations. »

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Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, shutdown is being observed in the Kashmir valley against the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and New Delhi’s attempts to scrap Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

Call for the strike was jointly given by the Kashmir Economic Alliance, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers, Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) and All Transport Welfare Association against the continued attacks on special status of Jammu and Kashmir, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami by the Indian government and the ongoing arrest spree in the occupied territory. »

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Release of JI properties, bank accounts demanded

Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has reconstituted a team of its members, who will represent the Bar Association before the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday and Thursday, when a bunch of petitions filed for scrapping of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution are likely to come up for consideration before the apex court.

A statement issued by HCBA said that the reconstituted team members include Mian Abdul Qayoom, Mohammad Ashraf Butt, Z A Shah, Z A Qureshi, R A Jan, Manzoor Ahmad Dar and N A Ronga.

The statement said that the matter had been shown listed in the weekly cause list issued for March 06 and 07 (Wednesday and Thursday) but it has not been shown as yet in the daily list of March 06. »

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Aligarh (India), March 05 (KMS): Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Students Union has expressed shock over the Indian authorities’ decision of imposing ban on Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Kashmir.

A spokesman of AMU Students Union in a statement in Aligarh said that the Indian Government had unleashed a state of undeclared emergency curbing dissent in all forms in occupied Kashmir. It has come as a shock that a socio-religio-political organization Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir has been banned, he said.

The spokesman said the Indian people must be told that Jamaat-e-Islami runs as per its constitution wherein Article 5, clause 3, clearly mentions that the organisation strives through democratic and constitutional methods, adding that the Jamaat is neither an underground organisation nor is it a militant outfit. »

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New Delhi, March 05 (KMS): A group of residents of Delhi has urged the governments of India and Pakistan to look for a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute.

Under the banner of #citizensagainstwar, the residents gathered at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and formed a human chain in protest of the airstrikes by India on Pakistan.

Holding placards of #citizensagainstwar, the protesters including prominent activist Shabnam Hashmi called upon the governments of India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue. »

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