Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the Indian rulers to stop the age-old deceitful rhetoric and accept the ground realities of the Kashmir dispute, as Jammu and Kashmir is a globally accepted dispute with both India and Pakistan being signatory to its disputed status. »

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Yasin Malik remanded into NIA custody
Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership while releasing the protest calendar has called for a complete shutdown in the territory, tomorrow, on the first phase of the so-called Indian parliamentary elections as well as brutal measures against the Kashmiri people and their leadership.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said the strike is also aimed to protest against the “NIA aggression which includes the shifting of JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik to Delhi’s Tihar jail under the pretext of questioning by the National Investigation Agency, rigorous questioning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at NIA headquarters in Delhi and sustained interrogation and repeated summoning of two sons of APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani to Delhi by NIA.” »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the curfew imposed in Kishtwar district following the killing of senior RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma and his personal security guard remained in force for the second day, today, with police intensifying searches to nab the attackers.

Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, A S Rana told media that curfew continued to remain in force in Kishtwar for second consecutive day, today. “There is strict enforcement of curfew. Army continues to remain deployed,” he added. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the issuance of notices by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to wife as well as the daughters of its incarcerated Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah.

The ED has issued separate notices of attachment of their residential house to Dr Bilques Shah, wife of Shabbir Shah, and his two daughters.

A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that out of frustration Enforcement Directorate had sent separate notices to even minor daughters of Shabbir Shah which was an example of how New Delhi was intimidating Shabbir Shah by using even unethical means. »

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New Delhi, April 10 (KMS): A Delhi court, today, sent the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, into the custody of India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) till April 22 in the name of interrogation in a fake case registered against him.

Muhammad Yasin Malik was produced before special judge, Rakesh Syal, where the NIA arrested him inside the courtroom and sought 15-day custodial interrogation.

The proceedings in the case were heard in camera. »

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Issues protest calendar against sham polls

Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) while releasing a protest calendar has called for complete shutdown in the territory, tomorrow, against the so-called Indian parliamentary elections. The five phased sham polls are going to be held from Baramulla, tomorrow.

the strike is also aimed at protesting against the harassment of Kashmiri resistance leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA). Yasin Malik was shifted to Tihar jail, today, on NIA order and the Mirwaiz underwent rigorous questioning at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi on the third consecutive day. »

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Berlin, April 10 (KMS): In an embarrassment to India at the international level, an Indian married couple accused of spying on Germany’s Kashmir movement and Sikh community have been charged with espionage, German prosecutors have announced.

The prosecutors named the suspects only as 50-year-old Manmohan S and his wife Kanwal Jit K, 51, in keeping with German privacy rules for defendants. »

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New Delhi, April 10 (KMS): Twenty-six civil society members have expressed concern over India’s recent anti-Kashmiris moves including the prohibition of civilian traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and Muhammad Yasin Malik-led Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists.

The group of twenty-six civil society members including former Kashmir interlocutor Radha Kumar in a letter addressed to the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that such moves had dented India’s democratic credentials and added to further alienation in occupied Kashmir. »

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India’s muscular approach disregards Kashmiris’ rights

New York, April 10 (KMS): The New York-based International human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch, has said that the beleaguered people of occupied Kashmir are facing a new challenge after the Indian authorities declared that Srinagar-Jammu highway would be closed to civilians for two days every week.

The HRW South Asia Director, Meenakshi Ganguly in an article posted on the website of the organization said that after the first road closure on April 7, residents reported extreme hardship in transporting products or accessing services including critical health care. She said that the Human Rights Commission of occupied Kashmir noted that schoolchildren, medical patients, government and private employees, as well as other civilians, would not be able to reach their destinations well in time. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities stopped 50 apple laden trucks without any reason at Qazigund leaving the growers at a risk of losing worth millions.

The President of Fruit Growers and Dealers Association, Mawer Raja Akbar, talking to media men said that the trucks left on Sunday, but were stopped due to unknown reasons even on Monday. On Tuesday again the trucks were not allowed, he added.

“Our trucks are supposed to reach Delhi within 24 hours; else the fruit will get perished. Two days have already passed and trucks are still halted. We have suffered huge loss. The authorities and regime is responsible for it,” he said. »

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