Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a member of local panchayat was critically injured after being shot at by unknown gunmen in Kulgam district on Wednesday evening.

Abdul Majeed Dar was fired upon by unidentified gunmen at his home in Shalipora village of the district. »

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Pro-freedom slogans rock Ganderbal college
Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched massive cordon and search operations in all major South and North Kashmir districts, today.

The troops during the operations sealed all entry and exit points and conducted door-to-door searches in Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam districts. The authorities booked a youth, Aijaz Ahmed, under black law, Public Safety Act, in south Kashmir and shifted him to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. Besides, India’s National Investigation Agency arrested from Delhi Airport a Kashmiri youth, Nisar Ahmed Tantray. »

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Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district remained shut on Wednesday on the first martyrdom anniversary of a local youth.

All shops and other business establishments were closed while the public transport remained off the roads in the area to pay tribute to Gowhar Ahmad Rather who was killed in police action on this day last year. »

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Action shook faith in institution of democracy, says KEG

Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities in their ongoing onslaught on local media in the territory have banned advertisements to an Urdu daily, Kashmir Uzma.

Srinagar-based two widely read newspapers Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader are already facing such ban for past many months.

The ban on Kasmir Uzma, as usual, is unexplained and implemented without conveying to the newspaper. »

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New Delhi, April 03 (KMS): Over 200 prominent Indian writers including Arundhati Roy have signed a joint petition against the politics of hate being pursued by Bharatiya Janata Party and have urged voters to defeat the BJP in upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India.

The writers who also include Girish Karnad, Amitabh Ghosh, Nayantara Sahgal, Jeet Thayil, Romila Thapar and Vivek Shanbhag in the petition posted on the website of Indian Cultural Forum, read, “The upcoming election finds our country at the crossroads. Our Constitution guarantees all its citizens equal rights, the freedom to eat, pray and live as they choose, freedom of expression and the right to dissent. But in the last few years, we have seen citizens being lynched or assaulted or discriminated against because of their community, caste, gender, or the region they come from.” »

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New Delhi, April 03 (KMS): India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) has opposed the bail plea of senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a false case registered against him.

The ED filed a reply before additional sessions judge Satish Arora, who listed the matter for further hearing on April 29. Shabbir Shah and another Kashmiri, Muhammad Aslam Wani, are facing trial in the case dating back to 2005. »

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Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched massive cordon and search operations (CASOs) in Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam districts.

The troops during a cordon and search operation sealed all entry and exit points in Saderkot area of Bandipora district.

The troops also launched door-to-door searches in different areas of Baramulla, Kupwara, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam districts. »

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Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Government Degree College Ganderbal reverberated with pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans as the pro-India National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah, arrived in Ganderbal to address a convention of party workers.

Eyewitnesses said that girls and boys in large numbers studying in the college gathered in the college campus shouting pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans as soon as Farooq Abdullah arrived in the area. »

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