Curfew, closure of educational institutions continue

Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, against the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, and a civilian, Zahoor Ahmad.

Call for the shutdown was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to register protest against the killing of Zakir Musa and Zahoor Ahmed. Shops, business establishments and fuel stations remained closed in the Kashmir valley while transport was off the road due to the strike.

Indian troops martyred Zakir Musa along with his associate in a clash in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district on Thursday. Zahoor Ahmad, a resident of Naira area of Pulwama district, was abducted and killed by the Indian armed agents on the same day. »

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Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remains affected due to the shutdown, today, against the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, and a civilian.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to protest against the killing of Zakir Musa and the civilian, Zahoor Ahmed. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments remain closed in the Kashmir valley while transport is off the road due to the strike. »

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Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, who was martyred by Indian forces in a gunfight that lasted for most of the night intervening Thursday and Friday in Dadsara area of Tral in Pulwama district, gave a tough fight to the forces.

while Zakir Musa is believed to have been killed after engaging the forces for several hours, his body was recovered in the morning from the debris of the house, which was blown up by the forces to eliminate him. »

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Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has urged the government of India to release all Kashmiri political prisoners as a good will gesture on or after taking oath of office for the next term.

A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has become very powerful after sweeping the recently held elections so he must concentrate on becoming an international figure by resolving the political disputes like Kashmir. »

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New York, May 25 (KMS): Former senior advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations and prominent Kashmiri intellectual, Ambassador Yusuf Buch, has passed away in New York.

Ambassador Buch was a living encyclopedia on Kashmir. He lived an illustrious life of courage and dedicated his life for the cause of Kashmir.

The Secretary General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, in an emailed statement said the funeral prayers of Ambassador Yusuf Buch will be held at Makkah Masjid in Brooklyn, New York. He said that later, the dead body of the deceased will be transported to Pakistan to be buried in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier committed suicide inside an army camp in Baramulla district, today.

The soldier identified as Sepoy Battini Tirupati Rao of 22 Engineering Regiment ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle while on duty at the camp in Hamrey Pattan area of the district.

This incident raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 426 in occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date. »

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Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the occupation authorities continue to impose curfew and other restrictions in parts of Kashmir valley for the second straight day, today, to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa.

The authorities continue to impose curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar, Kulgam and Pulwama for the second consecutive day, today, to prevent demonstrations against the killing of Zakir Musa. The authorities also continue to keep the educational institutions closed and mobile internet and train services snapped across the Kashmir valley.

Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in strength in all major cities and towns of the valley to stop people from holding demonstrations. »

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Jammu, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a massive landslide hit the Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Ramban district in the wee hours today, leading to suspension of traffic on the only road linking Kashmir with rest of the world.

An official of the traffic department said that a heavy landslide hit the highway at Battery Chashma early morning. He said the landslide was triggered by rainfall in the area during past two days.

Thousands of vehicles, which left for Srinagar from Jammu this morning, remain stranded on the highway following the closure of the road. »

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