Srinagar, May 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, today, to commemorate the 10th martyrdom anniversary of Aasiya and Neelofar.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani. All the shops, business establishments and educational institutes are closed in the area while traffic is off the road.

Aasiya (17) and her sister-in-law Neelofar (22) abducted after they had gone to tend their orchard on May 29, 2009, and were gang-raped and subsequently murdered by the Indian men in uniform. Their dead bodies were recovered from shallow Rambi Ara stream in the area on the morning of May 30 in 2009. The incident had led to forceful anti-India demonstrations across occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, May 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam has expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of political detainees languishing in different jails.

Mushtaq-ul-Islam in a statement issued in Srinagar said they are denied even the basic needs and no medical facilities are being provided to them.

He criticized the authorities for subjecting the political prisoners to vengeance and physical torture in Jajher jail in Haryana. He deplored that even the international community failed to deliver justice and maintained criminal silence over the detainees’ plight. »

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London, May 30 (KMS): Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl, the Chairman of South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights, has paid glowing tributes to former senior advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations and prominent Kashmiri intellectual, Ambassador Yusuf Buch, who passed away in US recently. »

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Srinagar, May 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has strongly condemned the slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), for 38th time on its illegally detained Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, and 2nd time on its leader, Muhammad Yousuf Mir.

A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the administration has made its mind to keep Masarrat Aalam Butt behind the bars and it is using PSA as a tool, otherwise courts have repeatedly quashed his detention orders under the PSA. “Masarrat Aalam is lodged in Amphala Jail in Jammu and was about to get released after his 37th PSA was quashed last week. But instead of releasing him, he was kept at some unknown location and has been slapped 38th PSA by Baramulla district judge in connection with some fabricated charges,” he said, terming the action as the demonstration of worst political vendetta. »

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Riyadh, May 30 (KMS): Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has said that Turkey is deeply concerned with the security and humanitarian situation in occupied Kashmir.

“Turkey sincerely desires that Kashmir issue is resolved through peaceful means between India and Pakistan based on relevant UN resolutions in line with aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” Cavusoglu tweeted.

His remarks came after a meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers in Jeddah where he will hand over Turkey’s presidency of the OIC to Saudi Arabia.

Turkey assumed the OIC term presidency in 2016.

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Srinagar, May 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Governor administration has shut down local cable network in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley for airing Pakistani channels.

The administration head by Governor Satya Pal Malik banned all Pakistani TV channels.

The local cable operators said that without any prior notification, the authorities sealed off their main head office in Hyderpora, leaving them clueless about the entire development.

Owner of K9 TV cable network, Farooq Sheikh, said the ban has impacted around thirty thousand viewers in Srinagar. He said that they did not receive any communication from the Deputy Commissioner’s office on the matter. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a civilian was martyred and several others were injured when Indian troops opened fire on protesters in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with the troops who had launched a cordon and search operation in Pinjura area of the district. »

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Sea of people rescue trapped mujahid

Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, more than 90 people were injured, some of them critically, in firing by Indian forces on a sea of people protesting against the cordon and search operations launched by the troops in Kulgam and Shopian districts, today.

The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters, injuring over six dozen of them at Tazipora in Kulgam district . Many of the injured were admitted to Kulgam hospital, while four hit with pellets and bullets were referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar. A house was destroyed in the forces’ action. As a result of intense resistance and stone pelting by the people, the forces had to call off the operation. In the meantime, a mujahid was rescued from the debris of the destroyed house in Tazipora area of the district. Earlier, he was reported as martyred. The authorities suspended mobile internet services in the district. Intense clashes were also reported during a cordon and search operation at Pinjura village in Shopian district, today. At least, two women among 20 people were injured during the clashes. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the use of pellet guns only exacerbates the situation on ground.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said, “Human rights abuses, including the use of pellet guns only exacerbates the situation on ground rather than improving it.”

Mirwaiz also condemned the use of pellet shot guns in the holy month of Ramadan. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, more than 50 people have been injured, some of them critically, due to the use of brute force by Indian forces on peaceful protesters in Kulgam district.

People took to the streets in Tazipora-Mohammadpora area after the killing of a youth by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in pre-dawn hours. Indian police and troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Over 50 persons were injured, four of them grievously, in the brutal actions of the Indian forces. »

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