Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that acquittal of four Kashmiris after illegal detention of 23 years is a murder of justice.

An Indian court ordered the release of four Kashmiris, Lateef Ahmad Waza, Ali Muhammad Butt, Mirza Nisar Ahmad and Assadullah Goni, who remained unlawfully detained in New Delhi’s Tihar jail for 23 years.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Courts take decades to declare a person innocent, and these poor victims have every right and reason to curse this flawed and false system of providing justice.” He deplored that when an accused happens to be a Muslim and a Kashmiri, he automatically qualifies for stern punishment for a crime he has never committed. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has asked the Indian Home Ministry as well as the authorities of the territory to respond to a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking time-bound probe into the custodial death of Rizwan Assad Pandith, a teacher from Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district who was killed in police custody in March this year. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 50-year-old man from Islamabad district was arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with the false case registered in connection with the attack on AkshardhamTemple in 2002.

The detained man has been identified as Muhammad Yaseen Butt, a resident of Batpora in Khannabal area of Islamabad district. He was arrested from his home where he runs a saw mill, media reports said, adding that the ATS team has taken away Muhammad Yaseen Butt for questioning. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the sleuths of India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched the house of a well known businessman in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.

A team of NIA investigators, accompanied by local police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), reached Krankshuwan Colony in Sopore and searched the house of Sanaullah Butt. They asked several questions to Sanaullah Butt but did not seize any records or documents. »

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New Delhi, July 27 (KMS): In order to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom struggle, India is going to deploy 100 additional companies of armed forces in occupied Kashmir.

An official order issued by Indian Ministry of Home Affairs that has gone viral on the social networking sites reads that the MHA has approved the sanction for deployment of 100 additional companies of armed forces in the occupied territory.

Out of 100, 50 companies will be deployed from the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), followed by 10 from BSF (Border Security Force), 30 from SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) and 10 from ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police), reads the order. »

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Beijing, July 27 (KMS): China has said that India and Pakistan should peacefully settle the Kashmir dispute and other issues through dialogue and extended its support to the international community including the US in playing a constructive role to improve relations of the two countries.

China’s reaction came after the US President, Donald Trump, offered to be the mediator between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, at the White House in US on Monday. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has directed the authorities to register a case in the killing of Sopore youth, Junaid Ahmed Khuroo.

Member of the Commission, Jang Bahadur Singh Jamwal, recommended that a case be registered into the killing of Junaid Ahmed Khuroo and investigation be conducted by a person of the rank of SSP or higher of Crime Branch.

“It has also been proved that the deceased was killed by the police in custody. Therefore, compensation to the tune of Rs 5.00 lakh be provided to the heirs of the deceased,” the commission in its judgment said. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Bonabazar area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in. »

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Srinagar, July 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) leaders, Ameer Hamza Shah and Bashir Ahmed Qureshi, on directives of party Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, addressed public gatherings, today, and enlightened the people on the current political challenges and social evils in the territory.

Ameer Hamza addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Aarigaam in Budgam, urged India to resolve the Kashmir dispute, adding even after the passage of more than seven decades, the Kashmir dispute continues to remain a reality. »

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Concern raised over fresh arrest spree in occupied Kashmir

Srinagar, July 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has appealed to the world human rights organizations to play their role in the release of illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the occupation authorities were deliberately prolonging the illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists to victimize them for their political beliefs and ideology while declaring them criminals, which was a blatant human rights violation. He strongly condemned the authorities for not releasing the party leader, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, despite the court orders for his release.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders, Ameer Hamza Shah and Bashir Ahmed Qureshi, addressing public gatherings in Budgam and Pulwama areas said that the Kashmir dispute continued to remain a reality even after the passage of seven decades with India and Pakistan as parties to it. »

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