Kashmir dispute major threat to peace
Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for peaceful protests after Juma prayers on Friday against India’s successive measures to suppress the Kashmir’s freedom struggle like fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A and harassment of Hurriyat leadership at the hands of National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, today, appealed to the imams and khateebs of all mosques to raise their voice against the anti-Kashmir policies of India in the territory. The leaders said that the Kashmir dispute was a major obstacle to the lasting peace in the entire region. They stressed the need for settlement of the Kashmir dispute on emergency basis in view of the escalating tension between the two nuclear-armed states, Pakistan and India. »

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Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and other leaders and activists languishing in different jails and police stations.

The JKLF in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Muhammad Yasin Malik was in police custody from 22nd February 2019. It said that other party leaders and activists including Showkat Ahmed Bakhshi, Bashir Ahmed Boya, Gulzar Pahalwan, Nadeem Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Sheikh Nazir Ahmad were lodged in different jails and police stations. »

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Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Bandipora district, today.

The operation was jointly launched by Indian army, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operations Group in Sumlar area of the district.

The troops conducted house-to-house searches in the village and also searched adjoining fields and orchards.

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Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir has expressed concern over the act of jail authorities of once again not producing the party Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, before the court for hearing in a fake case against him.

The party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that by not producing Inqilabi in the court for hearing on due dates the authorities were prolonging his detention by design. »

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Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed for the second consecutive day, today, in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the killing of two youth by Indian troops.

All shops and business establishments are closed in the area while public transport is off the road.

Two youth Irfan Ahmad Rather and Adfar Fayaz, both residents of Tral, were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Mir Mohalla in the town. A two-storey residential house was also blasted by the troops during the operation. »

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‘Any change in Kashmir’s disputed nature to face resistance’

Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that any change in the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir would face stiff resistance as people and resistance leadership are on the same page.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a meeting at his residence in Srinagar expressed concern over the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India saying the region “is in great danger of destruction”. He said he has repeatedly been saying that war is no solution to problems between India and Pakistan especially for the Kashmir dispute and its precarious offshoots. »

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‘Political prisoners kept with hardcore criminals’

Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, lack of proper food, medical care, imprisonment of political prisoners with hardcore criminals, shortage of space, delay in trials and hurdles in inmates’ meetings with their family members have been highlighted as some points in a report released by Kashmir Bar Association on the appalling condition in the jails of the territory.

On the directions of High Court of the territory, several teams constituted by the Bar Association visited different jails and prepared the report.

After interacting with inmates in Udhampur district jail, a report compiled by a four-member team said, there are no proper medical facilities available to the inmates. Besides, there is also no qualified doctor in the jail. “The escort is not provided to the prisoners for taking them to the courts and resultantly their trial is getting delayed without any fault of theirs,” the report said. »

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Srinagar, March 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has said that the Indian authorities are making deliberate attempts to prolong the illegal detention of its Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her two associates, Fehmeeda Sofi and Naheeda Nasreen.

A spokesperson of DeM in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the three women leaders were produced before a court of India’s National Investigation Agency in New Delhi on Tuesday. She said despite the fact that all the documents related to the case, as demanded by the court, were in the possession of NIA, but the investigation agency did not produce the same before the court. She said that the court later listed the case for hearing on April 11, 2019. »

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