Restrictions imposed to prevent march

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by curfew-like restrictions was observed across the Valley, today, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.

All shops, other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while traffic was off the road. Call for the strike and a march towards martyrs’ graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar was given by the resistance leadership to pay tributes to the martyrs. The authorities had imposed curfew and other restrictions in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj and Safa Kadal areas of the city to prevent the march. Heavy contingents of army, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and police were deployed, on the occasion.

The authorities placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Hilal Ahmad War was also confined to his house in Srinagar and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was arrested in Islamabad town. APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, is already under house arrest. »

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Brussels, May 21 (KMS): The Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) organized, today, a one-day camp in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, in connection with its Europe based one-million signature campaign on Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has appreciated the UN’s effort to seek from India details of cases, related to torture and killings of civilians in Kashmir.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned India’s refusal to provide any clarifications on such cases. He also hailed Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and J&K Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) for doing an amazing job to highlight human rights abuses and releasing a comprehensive report on torture and brazen human rights violations in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, May 21, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has condemned the decision of the Governor led authorities to lease out 60 kanals of industrial land to the Indian Forces vowing to challenge the decision in the High Court.

A spokesman of the KCCI in a statement in Srinagar said that the business community of the territory was suffering due to the unavailability of land and the KCCI is on record to have asked the authorities, time and again, to retrieve the land wasted under the occupation of the forces to make the same available for industrial and commercial use. »

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Srinagar, May 21, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pellet victims held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding ban on the use of pellet guns in the territory.

Scores of pellets victims under the banner of Pellet Victims Welfare Trust (PVWT) from various districts of the valley assembled at press club in Srinagar. They were holding placards with slogans like “Pellet Gun Lethal Weapon”, “Ban pellet gun”, “Stop use of pellet gun”, “Where is humanity where is UN” and “Where is human rights commission”. »

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Srinagar, May 21, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a rally organized by the Awami Action Committee (AAC) was held at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of its founding Chairman, Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq.

The AAC Patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led the rally, which was attended by hundreds of party workers and activists, said a statement issued by AAC in Srinagar, the other day.

The AAC workers reiterated the pledge that they would pursue the path shown by their visionary leader who throughout his life championed the cause of the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Complete shutdown in IOK today

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities imposed strict restrictions in different parts of Srinagar, today, to prevent a march towards Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in the city.

The Srinagar administration in a statement said that restrictions would be imposed in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Maharaj Gunj and Khanyar police stations in Srinagar.

The authorities also ordered closure of all schools and colleges, today.

Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Engineer Hilal Ahmad War were placed under house arrest on Monday evening. Mirwaiz was supposed to lead the march from Jamia Masjid Srinagar to martyrs’ graveyard, Eidgah, in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, May 21, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the detention order of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt and directed the authorities to release him from illegal detention.

A single bench of Justice Rashid Ali Dar quashed Butt’s detention order under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) after hearing his counsel, Mian Abdul Qayoom, and the prosecution.

In his plea Masarrat Aalam Butt had challenged his 37th detention order which was issued against him by District Magistrate on 13 November 2018 on the basis of a so-called dossier and other documents forwarded to him by the SSP Baramulla. »

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