Indian soldiers use civilians as human shields
Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 13 Kashmiris including a young boy during the last month of April.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, these killings rendered one woman widowed and two children orphaned. During the month, 132 people were critically injured due to the firing of pellets, bullets and teargas shells by the Indian police and paramilitary personnel on peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory. At least 182 civilians, mostly youth and Hurriyat leaders and activists, were arrested and several of them were booked under black law Public Safety Act. The troops molested six women and damaged 20 houses during the period. »

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Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian policeman was seriously injured after being shot at by unknown gunmen in Srinagar on Wednesday late evening.

Reports said that unknown gunmen fired upon the Policeman in Kaw Mohalla area of Downtown Srinagar, leaving him critically injured. »

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All Parties Hurriyat Conference thanks people

Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, was discharged from Soura Institute of Medical Sciences Srinagar, today, after his health condition improved satisfactorily.

Syed Ali Gilani was admitted in the Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar after he complained of abdominal pain on Tuesday.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Syed Ali Gilani was advised to get readmitted within a couple of days for the cardiac checkup. »

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Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two boys were injured in an explosion in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, today.

The boys sustained injuries when a shell they were fiddling with went off in Dhamhal Hanjpora area of the district. The boys identified as Shahid (12) and Ikhlaq (11) were shifted to nearby Primary Health Centre (PHC) for treatment. After being treated at the PHC, Ikhlaq was referred to district hospital Kulgam for advanced treatment. »

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Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): The Paris-based media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders of Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), has urged the Indian authorities to provide journalists with better protection after three attacks on reporters in the northeastern state of Assam.

Three reporters were attacked in Assam in the space of 48 hours last week. One reporter was assaulted by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists for victim’s coverage of ongoing Indian general elections.

The RSF in a statement posted on its website said that Rajen Deka, a reporter for Dainik Asom, one of Assam’s leading dailies, was returning to his home in Nalbari district on the evening of 25 April when he was ambushed and attacked with sharp weapons by individuals linked to India’s ruling BJP, with the result that he had to be hospitalized with injuries to the head, chest and arm. »

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Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and troops continuing their massive crackdown arrested several people during raids in different areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday night.

At least 19 more persons were picked up by the forces’ personnel from Gudoora, Newa and Parigam areas of the district during the fresh raids.

A police official said the arrested persons were being interrogated for their alleged role in various stone pelting incidents in the area. »

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Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Army soldiers are using civilians as human shields during cordon and search operations, reports Reuters.

A report published by the Reuters, a renowned international news organization, said that hundreds of Indian soldiers descended on the scenic village of Pinglan in Pulwama district of occupied Kashmir just before midnight on February 17. The report said that by the time Indian soldiers left 18 hours later, one civilian, three fighters and five members of the Indian forces were dead, a row of houses was reduced to rubble, an unexploded missile had been planted in a rice field, and more than 120 villagers had sought treatment for exposure to teargas, beatings, and in some cases mental trauma. »

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Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 13 Kashmiris including a young boy during the last month of April.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, these killings rendered one woman widowed and two children orphaned. »

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