Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the ongoing death and destruction in the valley is only because of the intransigence and callousness of Indian rulers.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the use of brute force against the civilians. He said that on the pretext of search and cordon operations common people especially youth are deliberately targeted with bullets and pellets by the men in uniform. In this grim situation the life of common people has became miserable and vulnerable at the hands of armed forces in every nook and corner of the territory especially in South Kashmir, he added. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has described the unabated killing of Kashmiri youth as a disgrace to the world and said that India is seriously violating international laws in the territory.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said Kashmiri people are peacefully struggling for their political rights and especially their birthright to self-determination but India always uses military might against them. He said New Delhi has miserably failed to suppress the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir through use of brute force. He said the people of Kashmir would continue their liberation struggle till it reached its logical conclusion. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed serious concern over the miserable plight of Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said despite being political prisoners they are denied every right guaranteed in the jail manual. »

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Juma prayers disallowed at Srinagar Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life was crippled, today, due to complete shutdown against the ongoing killing spree by Indian troops in the territory.

Call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. All shops and business establishments were closed in Srinagar and all other major cities and towns of the occupied territory while traffic was off the road.

The occupation authorities imposed restrictions in parts of downtown Srinagar to thwart any protest in the area against the killing of youth. Juma prayers could not be held at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar as the authorities locked down the mosque. The authorities also continued to suspend class work in all educational institutions in the Kashmir valley for the third consecutive day, today, to prevent students’ protests against the stepped up Indian state terrorism in the territory. Train service in the valley was also suspended. »

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Curfew remains imposed in Bhaderwah for second day

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continued to impose curfew in Bhaderwah town of Doda district of Jammu region for the second day, today.

The curfew was imposed in the town following massive protests against the cold-blooded murder of a Muslim youth by Hindu extremists on Wednesday night. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities disallowed people from offering Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

The authorities put restrictions in parts of downtown Srinagar and closed down the historic mosque to thwart any protest in the area against the killing of youth by Indian troops.

Witnesses said that contingents of Indian forces were deployed near the Jamia Masjid and people were not allowed to offer Friday prayers there. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chief Patron of Pairwan-e-Wilayet, Maulana Sibti Mohammad Shabir Qummi, has strongly condemned the locking down of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and said that not allowing Friday prayers there in the month of Ramadan is hurting the sentiments of the people. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to protest against the ongoing killing spree by Indian troops in the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.

All shops and business establishments are closed in Srinagar and all other major cities and towns of the occupied territory while traffic is off the road. »

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Jammu, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India has decided to display an “aggressive stance” against Pakistan by a strong military buildup along the Working Boundary.

A top Indian defence official talking to Srinagar-based English daily Greater Kashmir said though the Working Boundary is manned by the Border Security Force (BSF) but army buildup near the border is a stern message to Pakistan.

Nearly 30 to 50 percent of buildup has been completed along the WB from Kathua to Akhnoor, a 198-km-long stretch, the official said.

He said the Indian Army has also decided to move its air defence units near Pakistan border.

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama, Shopian and Baramulla districts.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri youth were rendering their lived for their political rights and the entire Kashmir was indebted to these martyrs for their ultimate sacrifice. “It is the collective responsibility of the people of Kashmir and the leadership to take the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion,” he added. »

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