IOK newspapers publish blank front pages
Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two youth in Pulwama district, today.

The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation at Pinglish in Tral area of district. The operation was going on till the last reports came in.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and High Court Bar Association have strongly condemned the summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and son of Syed Ali Gilani by NIA to New Delhi and termed the action as a pressure tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom voice. They said that Mirwaiz was not only a pro-freedom leader but also a religious and spiritual head. The Bar Association pointed out that by summoning Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi the NIA was actually going to subject him to humiliation and intimidation only because he was spearheading the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation at Tral in Pulwama. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, shutdown is being observed in Srinagar and adjoining areas, today, against the summoning of Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by India’s National Investigation Agency to New Delhi for questioning.

Call for the strike was given by the Srinagar-based Traders Coordination Committee, an amalgam of various trade bodies and was supported by Beopar Mandal Mahrajgunj and Jamia Market, Srinagar. All shops and business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road in downtown Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several prominent newspapers Sunday published blank front pages to protest against the unexplained denial by the Indian authorities of advertisements to valley-based two leading newspapers Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader.

The Kashmir Editors Guild had earlier sought the attention of the Press Council of India and the Editors Guild to exercise their legal, ethical and professional mandate to intervene in the issue and ensure that the media was not strangulated. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the residents of Keller and adjoining villages in Shopian staged a protest in Keller market against the Indian army, saying the troops are continuously harassing and assaulting the residents of the area.

The residents said that the Indian army was frequently beating up people, snatching mobile phones and identity cards of civilians without any reason. “The people whose identity cards and mobile phones are snatched are summoned to Mastpota camp, where they beat them up,” the protesters said. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has condemned the summoning of the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the son of APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani by the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) to its headquarters in New Delhi for questioning in connection with false cases registered against them. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC) has said that Kashmir is facing an undeclared economic war as a result of which economic activities in the valley have come to a standstill.

The JKSECC in a meeting held in Srinagar condemned the cancellations of large-scale tourist, frequent closure of the highway and harassment of Kashmiri traders in Indian states which have badly affected various industrial and service sector activities in the valley. »

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Geneva, March 10 (KMS): An unprecedented Roadside Roundtable was conducted outside the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the first time, organised jointly by International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), International Muslim Women’s Union (IMWU), South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR) and International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), said a statement issued in Geneva. »

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Srinagar, March 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the world youngest pellet victim, Hiba Nisar, who was injured in the right eye during pellet firing by the Indian forces on November 25 last year, is battling to regain the eye’s sight.

Hiba Nisar’s parents say there has been no recovery yet as Hiba is still unable to see from the eye that sustained the pellet wound. Her family members in a media interview in Srinagar said that her doctors had advised them that she would have to undergo another surgery next month (around April 10), after which they hope she may regain the eye’s sight. »

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