People of Srinagar constituency reject election drama

Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the people of Kashmir are striving for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute that has afflicted enormous sufferings and pain to them.

Addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, the Mirwaiz criticized the Indian government for suspending the trade across the Line of Control. He said that India was snapping the contact between the divided families across the LoC. He said that such measures were being taken for short term gains and would cost a huge price for the people of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt, has hailed people of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal for rejecting the so-called elections held for the Srinagar constituency of Indian Parliament, yesterday.

Over 85 percent of the voters did not cast their vote and even a single vote was not cast in 90 polling booths, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Watergam in Rafiabad area of the district.

Indian police claimed that the youth was a militant and was killed during an encounter with the troops.

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Rawalpindi, April 19 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said that a two-day hunger strike camp will be organized outside the National Press Club, Islamabad, on Thursday and Friday against the stepped up Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

The JKLF Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter in a statement issued after a meeting in Rawalpindi, today, said the hunger strike camp is aimed at drawing the world’s attention towards banning of JKLF by Indian government in occupied Kashmir, booking of its Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, under draconian law Public Safety Act and shifting him to New Delhi by India’s infamous National Investigation Agency and the farcical elections being held in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has criticized the Government of India for suspending the trade cross the Line of Control (LoC).

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that India was snapping the contact between the divided families across the LoC. He said that such measures were being taken for short term gains and would cost a huge price for the people of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops thrashed and critically injured a government employee in Pulwama district, today.

The troops of Indian Central Reserve Police Force deployed near Bursoo in Awantipora area of the district rounded up a the government employee, Fayaz Ahmed Khan, and beat him to pulp, resulting in injuries to him. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tributes to prominent martyred freedom leader, S Hameed Wani, on his martyrdom anniversary.

Indian police had arrested S Hamid Wani on April 18, 1998 in Soura area of Srinagar and killed him in custody.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, and other Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi Waseem and Ghulam Nabi War in their statements said that S Hameed Wani was a sincere and a brave leader who from his early youth worked tirelessly to take the freedom movement to its logical conclusion. »

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Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) has condemned the arrest of party activists and other youth and described it frustration of the authorities.

A JKSM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said more than two dozen party activists and over a hundred youth have been arrested and lodged in Chadoora police station only. Similarly, he said many party activists and youth have been detained in police stations of Charar-e-Sharif, Beerwa, Khan Sahib, Magma, Budgam, Humhama and Narbal which is undemocratic and condemnable. »

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No vote cast in 90 booths in 2nd phase of polling

Srinagar, April 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people in Central Kashmir rejected the second phase of the election drama enacted by India on Thursday as 90 polling booths saw no voting in the polling held for the Srinagar constituency of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.

The Srinagar constituency recorded zero turnout in as many as 50 polling booths. The majority of these booths were located in Eidgah, Khanyar, Habba Kadal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar. Many booths recorded a single digit voting percentage with Eidgah at 3.3 per cent by the end of the polling.

In Ganderbal district, which is part of the Srinagar constituency, as many as 27 polling booths recorded no votes at the end of the polling. »

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