Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Sopore area of Baramulla district.

The youth was killed during siege and search operation in Warpora area of Sopore. »

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Chhattisgarh, August 29 (KMS): The Naxals in Indian state of Chhattisgarh have announced full support to the people of occupied Kashmir in their struggle for freedom from Indian occupation.

The Naxals are strongly criticizing the BJP government’s move to scrape Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gave special status to Kashmir. »

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Kargil shuts on 2nd day against India’s nefarious move

Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people defying curfew and other restrictions continued to hold demonstrations in Srinagar and other areas of the territory, today, against India’s latest onslaught to impose Hindu civilization on the territory.

People took to the streets in Srinagar and other parts of the territory including Central, South and North Kashmir and staged forceful demonstrations against the repeal of special status of the territory by the Indian government on 5th August. Indian troops and police personnel used brute force against the demonstrators, injuring many of them. More than 600 incidents of protests have occurred in the occupied territory so far since 5th August. Hundreds of people have sustained injuries due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters by Indian forces’ personnel during this period. Even passersby were fired upon with pellets. Many such persons got injured by pellets were taken to hospitals. A senior government official told media that as many as 36 persons have received pellet injuries in the Kashmir valley since 5th August which have been reported only in Srinagar hospitals. »

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Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people are facing a major health crisis with medicine running out, patients being turned away from hospitals and people unable to call for ambulances amid the continued lockdown.

Inside the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, few patients are waiting for their treatment with wards and beds left mostly empty.

One official, who asked to remain anonymous, told media that the number of surgeries performed on daily basis is down by 40 to 60 per cent in majority of the hospitals in occupied Kashmir. »

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Jammu, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Sikh Progressive Front (SPF) and other Sikh organisations have demanded handing over the affairs of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, Leh, to the Sikh community.

According to Balvinder Singh, President of SPF and President of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib Leh Development Trust, addressing a press conference in Jammu urged the Indian Defence Minister to redress demand for handing over the control of Gurdwara Pathar Sahib in Leh to the Sikh community for development, upkeep and raising of Gurudwara as a heritage site. »

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Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, after banning the congregation prayers, the Indian government has started preventing the people of the territory from attending funerals of their dear ones who pass away.

The Indian authorities fear that these funerals could turn into anti-India protest demonstrations. Since the imposition of curfew and other restrictions in the territory on 5th August when New Delhi repealed the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have not been allowing people to offer congregational prayers particularly Juma prayers in big mosques across the Kashmir valley. Now they are not allowing people to participate in the funeral of the deceased persons. »

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Kargil, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in the entire Kargil district on the 2nd day, today, to protest against the Narendra Modi-led government’s decision to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two union territories.

Call for the two-day shutdown was given by Joint Action Committee (JAC), Kargil, and Coordination Committee, Drass. The shutdown was also aimed to demand the release of political prisoners and to restore communication services in occupied Kashmir.

All business establishments, schools, government and private offices remained closed in Kargil, Sankoo, Suru and Drass areas of the district.

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Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, situation in the territory is worsening with every passing day and people from India are also confirming human rights violations in the territory at the hands of Indian forces.

A report by Indian journalist, Barkha Dutt, maintained that the Kashmiris are suffering immensely due to communication blackout as they are unable to talk to their dear ones and number of arrested persons by the Indian forces is not known.

Barkha Dutt said that during her Srinagar visit she tried to inquire about arrested Kashmiris. She painted a picture of the occupied territory and termed the situation like a pressure cooker.

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Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, despite strict curfew and other restrictions, people have staged at least 500 protest marches in the territory since 5th August when Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi scrapped Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Hundreds of protesters have been injured due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian troops and paramilitary personnel on the protesters. A senior government official told media that as many as 36 persons have received pellet injuries in the Kashmir valley since August 05 which have been reported only in Srinagar hospitals. The data from other hospitals of the valley was not available. »

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Lockdown continues on 25th consecutive day today

Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir valley remains under severe military siege for 25th consecutive day, today, as hundreds of thousands of Indian troops continue to enforce strict curfew and other restrictions to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations.

The Kashmir valley is under strict lockdown since 5th August when Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi stripped occupied Kashmir of special status by repealing Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

The occupation authorities have converted the Kashmir valley into a military garrison by deploying hundreds of thousands of Indian troops and paramilitary personnel in every street, line and by-lane to stop people from staging demonstrations against the abrogation of special status of the territory. However, people defying the curfew and other restrictions have been staging protests to express their resentment against the Indian occupation and nefarious move of Modi government. »

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