World urged to turn attention to Kashmir

Srinagar, March 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 26 Kashmiris including one child during the outgoing month of March.

According to the data released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those martyred, a school principal was killed in police custody at infamous Cargo Camp in Srinagar. During the period, 251 people were critically injured when the troops used brute force on civilian protesters in different areas of the territory, while 148 persons were arrested in house raids and crackdown operations. The troops also damaged 51 residential houses during the month. »

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Jammu, March 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), has said that sham elections are no alternative to right to self-determination.

The JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that the people of Kashmir had been sacrificing for the last 70 years and they had no interest in the farcical elections. He said that the Indian forces had started fresh arrest spree ahead of the parliamentary elections in the territory, adding that Kashmir had been turned into a police state. »

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New Delhi, March 31 (KMS): A MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed, today, near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, official sources said.

The MiG 27 UPG jet was on a routine mission, they said. No further details were immediately available. »

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Srinagar, March 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, another Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself dead in Srinagar on Sunday morning. He is the second Indian soldier who committed suicide in less than twenty-four hours.

The deceased soldier was identified as Ramphul Meena and he was associated with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

A police officer said that the soldier Meena shot himself with his service rifle inside his camp at Sericulture Office in Solina area of Srinagar while he was on duty. »

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Srinagar, March 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, six people were killed and one was critically injured, today, when a vehicle plunged into a deep gorge in Rajouri district.

The accident occurred at Ujhan-Dhandkote in Darhal area around 12.30 am when the driver of the private vehicle, which was on its way to village Sabzi, lost control while negotiating a turn, a police official said.

He said local residents launched a rescue operation immediately and were joined by police parties and a team of doctors and paramedics. »

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