2019 March 26 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has made it clear that elections under Indian governance can never be substitute to the inherited right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people. »

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Troops use brute force on protesters in IOK
Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that India is strangulating every sane voice for fundamental right to self-determination through the barrel of gun and by the blunt sword of investigative agencies to make the militarized election drama a success in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the continued crackdown on pro-freedom leaders, activists and especially youth and said that the rhetoric of India being the world’s largest democracy was nothing but mere hoax and deceit. He maintained that India had opened the doors of prisons, interrogation centers and police stations on the Kashmiri people under the garb of election activities. Indian police arrested several youth in Sopore area of Baramulla district. »

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have slapped for the second time the draconian Public Safety Act on Hurriyat leader and Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi.

A spokesman of the Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Abdul Samad Inqilabi was arrested from a house of his martyred friend in Pulwama in December, last year. He said that the second PSA was slapped on the illegally detained leader, a day before the expiry of the first PSA.

The spokesman while strongly condemning the move said that the party chairman was suffering from multiple ailments at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. He said that the detained leader was deprived of medical facilities. He demanded shifting Abdul Samad Inqilabi from Jammu to Srinagar Central Jail.

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Bellow area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on the first martyrdom anniversary of a Kashmiri freedom activist, Shahbaz Ahmed Wani.

Wani was killed along with his associate, Farooq Ahmed Hura, by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Padgampora area of Awantipora in Pulwama on 26th March, last year.

All shops and other business establishments are closed in the area while traffic is off the road.

Meanwhile, people are visiting the residence of the martyr and his grave to offer Fateha.

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a latest study – and the first one to evaluate vision in pellet-injured eyes – has revealed that 59.3 percent of the victims suffer visual impairment of various degrees among them 36.7 ending up with severe blindness in the territory.

The study at Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar has lent scientific support to the fears about lethality of the metallic pellet shotguns widely used by Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel in Kashmir against protesters. The study included 664 patients out of the 1066, who were admitted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar between July 2016 and January 2018, with eye injuries suffered due to pellet shotguns. »

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has welcomed Pakistani government’s decision to open Sharda Peeth temple located in Azad Kashmir for Kashmiri Pandit pilgrims.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while taking to the twitter said, “Media reports about positive movement between India and Pakistan on the opening of Sharada Peeth temple is a welcome sign. During Hurriyat leaders last visit to Pakistan, we had also urged the [Pakistani] government to facilitate the pilgrimage as it was a deep longing of our Kashmiri Pandit community.” »

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum have condemned the mass crackdown and arrest of resistance leaders and activists under draconian Public Safety Act and their shifting to outside jails, terming it a sheer political vendetta and totalitarian.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said the rhetoric of Delhi being the world’s largest democracy is mere hoax and deceit as its highhandedness has tarnished every fabric of democratic norm.

Condemning the shifting of Jamaat-e-Islami Amir, Dr Hamid Fayaz, to Kathua jail in Jammu and crackdown on freedom leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, JKLF and other pro-freedom organizations, the APHC chairman said every political event brings worries and miseries for the helpless inmates of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Police register case against Rizwan posthumously

Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in order to save its skin, Indian police have concocted a story and registered a case against the victim of custodial killing, Rizwan Asad Pandit, days after he was laid to rest.

The principal of a private school, Rizwan Asad, was arrested by the police from his home in Awantipora area of Pulwama and three days later on March 19, his corpse was handed over to the family.

Indian daily Pune Mirror said, “Two days after the death of the 28-year-old teacher, the police filed an FIR against him for allegedly trying to escape from their custody, even as his family claimed that the wounds on his body suggested that he was brutally tortured to death by the cops”. »

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and troops in a pre-dawn raid, today, arrested several youth from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Local residents told media men that a huge contingent of Indian police and troops cordoned off Janwara area of Sopore in the wee hours, today, raided several residential houses and detained over a dozen youth. They said that the raids created panic in the entire area. They said that these youth were arrested for participating in anti-India demonstrations.

Sopore had witnessed massive demonstrations and intense clashes between protesters and Indian forces’ personnel after the killing of two youth by Indian troops in Warpora area. »

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops and police personnel used brute force on peaceful protesters in Awantipora and Arwani areas of the territory.

The police resorted to use of brutal force and fired teargas shells on students of Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora area of Pulwama district. The students in large numbers gathered to demand justice for Rizwan Asad, who was a visiting professor in the university.

Rizwan Asad was killed in Indian police custody at notorious Cargo Camp in Srinagar last week after he was detained by the personnel of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Special Operations Group from his home in Awantipora. »

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