People asked to boycott Indian election drama

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a valley-wide shutdown, tomorrow, against the ill-treatment meted out to the ailing and incarcerated Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s infamous National Investigation Agency in New Delhi.

The resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said the strike is also against the ongoing aggression against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, relatives and businessmen by NIA and Enforcement Directorate. Kashmiri human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement feared that Muhammad Yasin Malik could be assassinated. He said that NIA handed him half dead over to Delhi police. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has paid glorious tributes to martyr Younis Ahmed Ganai of Chadora on his second martyrdom anniversary. »

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Chandigarh, April 22 (KMS): Contrary to the outgoing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ ‘war hysteria against Pakistan, the fact is that all the three Indian forces are facing great shortage of officers.

The Indian Army, with an authorised strength of 50,028 officers, has a deficiency of about 14 per cent at present and the Navy, with an authorised strength of 11,415, of about 13 per cent. »

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Night curfew continues in Kishtwar

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continuing with their atrocities on innocent Kashmiri Muslims have thrashed several youth in Shopian district.

The youth including one Sartaj Ahmad Butt were thrashed and injured during a cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operations Group at Avend-Rawalpora area of the district. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 300 additional companies of Indian paramilitary forces will be deployed in the southern segment spread four districts of Islamabad, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian as officials have acknowledged that all the three upcoming phases of polling in the Islamabad constituency are full of challenges.

A senior police official told media that after thorough deliberations, more than 300 locations were identified in the Islamabad district alone, “which is going to polls on Tuesday, where comprehensive and elaborate security measures will remain in place.” »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests broke out at the University of Kashmir (1KU) in Srinagar when hundreds of students raised Azadi (freedom) slogans during an event organized by State Sports Council (SSC) in the university campus.

The students from both private and government schools were invited to the function. However, the event turned into an anti-India and pro-freedom protest demonstration. The protesting students raised slogans and dismantled the stage and other arrangements inside the KU. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, traders associated with the trade across the Line of Control on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar to demand resumption of the business between parts of the divided Kashmir.

Scores of traders affiliated with Salamabad cross-LoC traders Union assembled in Srinagar to demand resumption of the trade which was suspended on April 19 by the Indian Home Ministry. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has reiterated its stand that holding of elections in the disputed territory is no solution to the Kashmir issue or a substitute to the right of self-determination guaranteed to the people of Kashmir by the UN Security Council as also by the Indian leaders, both inside and outside the Indian Parliament. »

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P Chidambaram asks Delhi to examine its behaviour to Pakistan

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): The former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Deependra Singh Hooda while admitting growing anger and alienation in the Kashmir valley against India has asked for adopting an empathetic “approach towards the population and a clearly defined political objective.”

Lt. Gen. Hooda talking to media persons on the sidelines of a seminar said, “Very often we had a separate political and military strategy towards Kashmir and that is why very often we hear that military has brought the security situation under control in Kashmir but politics has not followed. We need a combined and comprehensive politico-military strategy based on a political objective… I think we have not been able to give a well-crafted narrative to the people in the valley that we care,” The Hindu quoted Hooda as saying. »

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Says NIA handed Malik half dead to Delhi police

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmiri human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo has expressed fear that ailing Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik could be assassinated in the present circumstances.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement issued in Srinagar while giving details of the events that unfolded since Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested, said he was given into the custody of India’s infamous National Investigation Agency till April 22, but his condition worsened after he was subjected to physical torture during the custody. »

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