Srinagar, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani while lashing out at Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi for befooling the Indian electorate by describing the situation in West Bengal more volatile than that of Jammu and Kashmir has said that the statement is tantamount to add salt to the wounds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Authorities impose curfew in Pulwama
Srinagar, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred 8 Kashmiri youth in Pulwama, Shopian and Baramulla districts, today.

The troops martyred three youth, Naseer Pandit, Umar Mir and Khalid Ahmed, and destroyed a residential house during a cordon and search operation in Dalipora area of Pulwama district. Another youth identified as Rayees Ahmed Dar was martyred and his brother, Younis Ahmed Dar, was injured in the firing of the troops. They are believed to be the sons of the house owner. Three more youth were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Handew area of Shopian district. A 23-year-old youth, Arshad Ahmed Dar, who was injured in Indian forces’ violent action on 13th May at Chanabal in Pattan area of Baramulla district, succumbed to his injuries at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar, today. Earlier, one Indian soldier was killed and two others were critically injured in Dalipora area of Pulwama district. »

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Srinagar, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted between students of different institutions of Srinagar and Indian forces’ personnel, today.

Students of Gandhi Memorial College Srinagar, MPML Higher Secondary School Srinagar and Government Industrial Training Institute Bagh-i-Dilawar Khan Srinagar assembled in Baba Demb area of Srinagar, today. Witnesses said that scores of students assembled on the main road and blocked the vehicular traffic movement on Khanyar-Naqashpora-Barbar Shah road. »

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Srinagar, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glorious tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama and Pattan areas.

The troops martyred four youth in Dalipora area of Pulwama district in wee hours, today. A youth, Arshad Ahmed Dar, who was injured in Indian forces’ violent action on 13th May in Pattan area of Baramulla district, succumbed to his injuries at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar, last night. »

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JRL call shutdown in IOK tomorrow

Srinagar, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for complete shutdown, tomorrow (Friday), against the ongoing killing spree by Indian troops in the territory.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that even in the holy month of Ramadan there was no let-up in killings and bloodshed in occupied Kashmir.

It said that in one manner or the other, the Kashmiris continued to pay the price of the unresolved Kashmir dispute as use of force against them was going on unabated. »

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Jammu, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj, and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Forum for Justice, Arshad Ahmed Malik and the Jmamu and Kashmir Anjuman Seerat Committee have strongly condemned the killing of a Muslim man, Nayeem Ahmad Shah, by Hindu extremists in Bhaderwah area of Doda district in Jammu region.

Nayeem Ahmad Shah was shot dead by the Hindu fanatics when he and two other persons were heading towards their native Mohalla Qilla area of Bhaderwah along with their cattle when they were fired upon at 2 am by cow vigilantes near Nalthi village. While Naeem Ahmad Shah died on spot, his associates managed to escape with minor injuries. »

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Jammu, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have decided to revive the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Indian police in 9 districts of Jammu region.

The SOG was disbanded during PDP-Congress coalition regime in 2002 headed by late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Presently, it exists only in Jammu district.

The authorities are in the process of equipping the group with latest and sophisticated gadgetry including bullet-proof vehicles.

“The new SOG will also take up the additional task of forming the Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs),”’ official sources told daily Excelsior. »

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Jammu, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, curfew was imposed in Bhaderwah town of Jammu region following violent protests triggered by the killing of a Muslim youth by Hindu extremists.

Relatives of the deceased Nayeem Shah said that he was a victim of cow vigilantism. Nayeem was shot dead by the Hindu extremists at Nalti Pul in the town, last night.

Soon after the incident, people took to the streets and staged demonstrations against the killing. Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters. »

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Brussels, May 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has urged the UN and European Union to play role in stopping the human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir and take steps for peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels condemning the human rights abuses by the troops highlighted the issues related to killing of innocent people in extrajudicial actions, illegal detention of youth and political leaders and violent search operations in the occupied territory. »

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Islamabad, May 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health of party General Secretary, Muhammad Ramzan Khan.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said Muhammad Ramzan Khan is suffering from acute Asthma for the last several months developed caused by the unhygienic conditions in his place of detention. He said that despite being an Asthma patient, Ramzan Khan’s house was being raided frequently and he was repeatedly detained and lodged in different police stations but the authorities never arranged any sort of treatment for him. This resulted in developing acute Asthma in him causing serious damage to his lungs, he said. »

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