Thousands of women killed, molested in IOK since Jan 1989

Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, crippling strike was observed, today, to condemn India’s fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders under draconian Public Safety Act and intimidating raids by India’s National Investigation Agency in the territory.

Call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. All shops and business establishments were closed while transport was off the road in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and activists held protest demonstrations in Srinagar, Budgam and other areas, today, against the detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, under Public Safety Act (PSA) and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir.

On the call of Joint Resistance Leadership a large number of people including Hurriyat leaders and activists staged forceful demonstration in Hyderpora, Maisuma, Soura, Lal Bazar and other areas of Srinagar, today, and staged demonstrations.

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Islamabad, March 08 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned the detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, Advocate Zahid Ali, under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad also denounced the arrest of hundreds of other Hurriyat leaders and activists, wave of crackdown and search operations across the territory and criminal assault on Kashmiri street vendors and Kashmiri students by Hindu extremists in various cities of India. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM), Farida Bahenji, and senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori have said that the world is commemorating the women’s rights and prosperity, today, but the Kashmiri women are facing the humiliation every day.

Farida Bahenji in a statement in Srinagar deplored that Indian troops had killed and subjected to custodial disappearance the sons, husbands, fathers and brothers of thousands of women in the occupied territory.

She appealed to the United Nations and the international human rights organizations to play role in granting the Kashmiris their birthright to self-determination for which Kashmiri youth have rendered their lives. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has expressed concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained party Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.

A JKPL spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Mukhtar Ahmad Waza had been suffering from various ailments but he was not being provided proper medical treatment at Sher Bagh Police Station in Islamabad town. He said that the relatives of Mukhtar Waza were also not being allowed to meet him.

The spokesman condemned the ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir and said that arrests, torture and harassment of the resistance leaders could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people. He said that the ongoing liberation movement would be taken to its logical conclusion. »

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Islamabad, March 08 (KMS): The Hurriyat AJK leaders held a protest demonstration in Islamabad, today, against the detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, under Public Safety Act (PSA) and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami occupied Kashmir besides India’s fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A and intimidating raids by India’s National Investigation Agency in the territory.

The purpose of the demonstration was to register protest on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership in occupied Kashmir comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) has said that the party Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt could not appear before the infamous Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi on Friday. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities for the second consecutive Friday, today, disallowed congregational Juma prayers at Historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

The Kashmir valley is observing a shutdown today against the slapping of Public Safety Act against the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Jama’at leaders and assault on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that grants special rights to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a massive cordon and search operation in Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, today.

The troops cordoned off Palpora area of Pattan and conducted door-to-door searches, causing huge inconvenience to the local people. The operation continued till reports last came in.

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Women including Aasiya Andrabi facing illegal detention

Islamabad, March 08 (KMS): As the world is observing the International Women’s Day, today, the miseries and victimization of Kashmiri women by Indian troops and police personnel continue unabated in occupied Kashmir.

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, today, thousands of women were among 95,316 Kashmiris martyred by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel since January 1989 till date. At least 667 women have been martyred by Indian troops since January 2001 till date. »

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