Protesters subjected to force, several injured

Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.

The troops martyred the youth, Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi, during a cordon and search operation in Amishpora area of the district.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore town against the killing of Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi with all shops and business establishments remaining closed and transport off the road. The occupation authorities suspended internet services and ordered closure of all educational institutions including colleges and higher secondary schools in Sopore. Youth took to the streets in Model town area of Sopore, the native place of Ishfaq, to protest his killing. Indian forces fired scores of teargas shells to quell the protests.

Youth took to the streets soon after the culmination of Juma prayers, today, at historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar and staged anti-India demonstrations. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring several of them. Six youth were hit by pellets. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian troops and police used brute force on peaceful protesters in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, today.

Massive clashes broke out between protesting youth and Indian forces’ personnel after Friday congregational prayers outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Sopore town against the killing of a youth by Indian troops, today.

The troops martyred the youth, Ishfaq Ahmed Sofi, during a cordon and search operation in Amishpora area of Shopian district, today early morning.

All shops and business establishments are closed in Sopore while public transport is off the road.

Meanwhile, additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Sopore town.

The occupation authorities have also suspended internet services in the area.

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces arrested three brothers during a raid in the wee hours, today, in a village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Official sources told media that Indian police and troops raided two houses at Cherawani near Charar-e-Sharief in Budgam in the wee hours, today. The forces’ personnel arrested three brothers, Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, Irfan Ahmed Dar and Touseef Ahmed Dar.

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Jammu, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over 5000 vehicles remained stranded on Srinagar-Jammu Highway as the road in Ramban belt has been blocked at two places due to massive landslides after road widening work by the executing agency.

Reports said for the last two weeks now, the problem has aggravated on this highway and the road users between Kashmir valley and Jammu have been suffering badly. It takes now about 15 to 20 hours and even more to cover distances between Srinagar and Jammu due to frequent falling of boulders and shooting stones,” the reports said. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has said that the arrest of a government gunman, Wali Mohammad Mir, by police is a welcome step but whether justice will be delivered to the victims of Sadarkoot Bala massacre.

The arrest of Wali Mohammad Mir is the only arrest made in the case so far, the JKCCS said in a statement. The other two accused include another government gunman Rashid Billa, who was killed by unknown persons in April 2017 (while he was absconding) and his associate Muhammad Ayoob Dar, who is still at large, it said. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has issued a bailable arrest warrant against the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Bandipora for failing to file a report regarding invoking of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), on a deranged person.

The Commission Chairperson, Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki, while hearing the case, said the DC of Bandipora has failed to file the compliance report before the Commission with regard to the case. »

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IOK to miss fragrance, tenderness of Pakistani Miswak

Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, miswak, the teeth-cleaning twig, is always in huge demand in Kashmir during Ramadan but this year the popular ones from Pakistan are missing from the market due to continued suspension of trade across the Line of Control (LoC).

Abdul Wasey, owner of Aligarh Attar House, a shop at Maisuma market in Srinagar said, “People will miss the softness and fragrance of imported quality miswaks this Ramadan, especially the main two varieties Zaytoon and Peelu.” »

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Kashmiri diaspora leaders address press conference in London

London, May 10 (KMS): The Kashmiri diaspora leadership headed by Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo held a press conference in London highlighting the urgency that the international community should forestall India’s plan to convert Muslim majority in occupied Kashmir into a Hindu majority.

The joint press conference was organized by South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR), International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), International Muslim Women’s Union (IMWU), International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) and Kashmir Youth Assembly. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.

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

Meanwhile, two youth died due to drowning in the water at Birmah Nallah in Udhampur, police said.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Ahmed Siddiqi, in a statement in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to Shaheed Latif Chacha on his 29th martyrdom anniversary and termed him as a true son of soil and a great soldier of freedom struggle. Latif Chacha was martyred by Indian troops on May 10 in 1990.

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