Srinagar, May 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has paid glowing tributes to Muhajir-e-Millat, Mirwaiz Molvi Yousuf Shah, on his 52nd death anniversary.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a public gathering at Aali Masjid at Eidgah in Srinagar highlighted the role and great contribution of Molvi Yousuf Shah on social, moral, educational and religious and political fronts. »

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China, Thailand, EU seek to join WTO consultation

New Delhi, May 24 (KMS): China, Thailand and the European Union have expressed interest to join consultations in a case filed by Japan at the World Trade organization (WTO) against India’s import duties on certain information and communication technology products, including mobile phones.

Singapore, Canada and Chinese Taipei too have earlier sought to join this dispute consultation against India under the WTO’s dispute settlement body.

As per a communication of China, Thailand and EU to the WTO, these countries claimed that they had a substantial interest in the trade of information and communication technology (ICT) goods and in joining the consultation process. »

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Shutdown in valley against killing of Zakir Musa

Srinagar, May 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have imposed curfew and strict restrictions and snapped internet service to prevent people from holding anti-India and pro-freedom demonstrations in the Kashmir valley, today.

The authorities imposed curfew and restrictions in the valley after the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, last evening. Zakir Musa along with his associate was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district. »

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Widespread protests held across valley
Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops martyred prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa along with his associate during a gunfight in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district, today.

Zakir Musa was a close associate of renowned martyred commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani. The killings triggered anti-India protest demonstrations in Tral and adjoining areas. The identity of the other martyr could not be ascertained, as yet.

As the news about the killing of Zakir Musa spread, widespread protests were held in different parts of the valley against the killing. Besides various parts of Srinagar, protests were also held in Trehgam village of Kupwara district and Sopora area of Baramulla district. Students of the University of Kashmir also gathered outside Zakoora campus to protest against the killing.
In Rahmoo, Rajpora, Kakapora, Malangpora villages of Pulwama district pro-freedom Taranas are being played inside mosques. Indian troops used brute force and fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesters in many areas. »

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Rich tributes paid to two Kulgam martyrs

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has denounced the naked use of military might by India to suppress the political will and voice of the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded a high-level probe into the extrajudicial killings, random arrests and massacres in the garb of cordon and search operations by Indian forces across the territory. The APHC Chairman said that India could not force the people of occupied Kashmir into submission of their right to self-determination through aggression. He said sooner or later New Delhi shall have to accept Kashmiris’ legitimate demand for right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the recent report released by the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) that depicts grim and serious picture of the torture being inflicted by Indian forces on the people of the Kashmir as an eye-opener for all those who believe in sanctity and dignity of the human life and spirit. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has demanded unconditional release of Kashmiri political prisoners before the Eid-ul-Fitr.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said traditionally states all over the world release the prisoners on this occasion. “But in Kashmir this tradition has no place even for political prisoners and the tragedy is even the arrest spree continues even in this holy month of Ramadan. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least two civilians were injured in an explosion near Awantipora police station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today.

Unidentified persons hurled a grenade towards Awantipora police station. However, the grenade exploded outside the boundary wall, causing injuries to two civilians. The injured have been admitted in a hospital.

More details are awaited.

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Srinagar, May 23 (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 rich tributes to the two Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in Kulgam district, yesterday.

The troops martyred the youth, Zahid Ahmad Mantoo and Irfan Manzoor during a cordon and search operation in Gopalpora area of the district. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two girls died while another sustained critical injuries after they came under a mudslide in Sopore town.

The girls, Shoki Ashraf Wagay, Shahista Farooq Rathar and Sabreena, were passing when suddenly mudslide hit and injured them critically at Hardshiva in the town. They were evacuated by locals and passersby to sub district hospital Sopore where doctors declared Shoki Ashraf Wagay and Shahista Farooq Rathar brought dead. Sabreena was later referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment. »

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