Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Sopore area of Baramulla district, today, against the killing of two youth by Indian troops.

The youth, Aasif Ahmed War and Naseer Ahmed Mir, were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Dangarpora area of Sopore town, yesterday.

All shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the road in Sopore and its adjoining areas to protest against the killing of the youth. »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani, strongly condemning the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) for 38th time on the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Masarrat Aalam Butt, has lauded his commitment and steadfastness.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said it is a sheer political vengeance and a vile act of trampling the freedom of expression and civil liberty of a renowned political leader, like Masarrat Aalam Butt. »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rasheed, has welcomed the peace talks’ offer to India by Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and termed a positive initiative.

Engineer Abdul Rasheed addressing a press conference in Srinagar said Kashmir is a political dispute and needs to be resolved politically. “Deal this political dispute politically. Don’t rule Kashmir through the barrel of gun,” he added. »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the authorities of Udhampur Jail in Jammu to produce illegally detained Chairman of Muslim Deeni Mahaz, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, before it through video conferencing on June 04 so that the court could examine him.

A division bench of Chief Justice, Gita Mittal, and Justice Rashid Ali Dar sought to make arrangements for video conferencing in Udhampur Jail to examine Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo on June 04 at 10:00am. »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has said that in the last 25 years of working on the issue of enforced disappearances in the territory, it has come to the understanding that there is a close connection between torture and enforced disappearances.

The APDP in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The Indian armed forces used torture as a means to bring the people of the region under control by instilling fear and spreading terror. Torture is a heinous crime that has destroyed the lives of all those who have undergone it. Apart from damage to physical health, torture has long-lasting psychological effects that disrupt the normal functioning of the victim.” »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the use of brute force on protesters is highly undemocratic, unjustified and condemnable.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar paid tributes to a civilian, Sajjad Ahmed Parray, who was martyred by Indian troops by opening fire on protesters in Pinjoora area of Shopian district on Wednesday. It said that such killings and the iron-fist policy adopted by the rulers had pushed Kashmiri educated youth to the path of armed resistance, leading to disastrous consequences for them. »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Dragad Sugan area of the district. The operation was going on when last reports came in.

Forceful anti-India demonstrations erupted in the area as people took to the streets against the killing of the youth. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. »

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