New Delhi, September 15 (KMS): Indian forces have arrested around 40,000 Kashmiris since August 5, the day when India abrogated Article 370 to scrap Jammu and Kashmir of its special status in the Indian constitution.

This was disclosed by Sheema Mohsin, a senior leader of the Welfare Party of India during a media interview in New Delhi. Sheema along with a three-member delegation of Welfare Party of India visited occupied Kashmir from September 12 and 13. »

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On average 20 protests held in IOK per day

Jammu, September 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred three youth in Jammu region, as unprecedented military siege and communication blockade entered 42nd day, today.

The troops killed two youth in a fake encounter in Kathua district on Thursday, while another youth identified as Akhlaq Ahmad Khan, was picked up by police from a market and was killed a few hours later at Janipur police station in Jammu city. The Indian authorities had not made the Thursday’s killings public as yet.

The family members of the third victim, Akhlaq Ahmad Khan, were called by the police over phone and were asked to collect his dead body from the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu. They protested against the custodial death of Akhlaq Ahmad Khan and demanded a strong action against the policemen involved in the gruesome murder. »

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Jammu, September 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police during the continuing acts of state terrorism martyred a civilian in custody in Jammu city, today.

The victim Akhlaq Ahmad Khan was arrested and killed in custody by police at Janipur police station of the city.

Advocate Raja Mahmood Khan, who is friend of deceased’s brother, told the media men that Akhlaq went to market to buy some eatable products but he did not return and his mobile was switched off. After 20-25 minutes, his brother got a call from deceased’s cell phone and an unknown man, who was over the phone, told him that he got cell phone from the market. »

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Srinagar, 15 September (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a leader of Jamaat e Islami, Ghulam Nabi Gundna, passed away today.

He was admitted at Luhdyana Punjab hospital some days ago. He was 75 years of age and was suffering from multiple ailments. »

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Srinagar, September 15 (KMS): Kashmir has seen an average of nearly 20 protests per day against Indian occupation over the past six weeks despite the military siege to quell unrest, an international news agency said quoting a government official.

Despite curfew, movement restrictions and the severe curtailment of internet and mobile phone services, public demonstrations against India — mostly in the largest city Srinagar — have been constant, the news agency said. »

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New Delhi, September 15 (KMS): The Left parties and Sikh organisations in Punjab have jointly condemned Indian government’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divide it into two Union territories, a report in The Wire said.

Rhe development is much significant as these organizations spent three decades at odds with each other over militancy Punjab. “Various democratic organisations of Punjab decide to stand in solidarity with the people’s movement of Kashmiris,” stated a joint press statement of 15-odd organisations ahead of a protest march scheduled for September 15 in Chandigarh. »

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Srinagar, September 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a majority of people in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region are not timely informed about the death of their loved ones as unprecedented military siege and communication blockade enter 42nd day, today.

Women married out of the native towns of their parents are the worst hit. 45-year-old Nusrat Jabeen of south Kashmir’s Shopian district had no clue about her father’s death in Srinagar. It was only after one of her relatives dropped at her home, around 60 kilometer south of Srinagar that she came to know about the death of her father, Abdul Rahman. »

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Washington, September 15 (KMS): A group of American lawmakers have expressed grave concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir and urged the Indian government to restore communications and allow media to access the territory.

The US Congressmen in a letter to the American envoys in New Delhi and Islamabad said there is risk that the relationship between India and Pakistan would continue to devolve as a result of this crisis. »

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