Curfew tightened in Kishtwar to prevent funeral

Srinagar, September 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remained affected for the 43rd consecutive day, today, due to curfew and communications blackout with massive Indian forces’ fortified and bullet-proof bunkers returning to Srinagar and other parts of the Valley.

Some of these bunkers have been built in Srinagar’s Jehangir Chowk, Iqbal Sabzi Mandi, Bakshi Stadium and SMHS hospital areas causing huge inconvenience to the commuters. Curfew and other restrictions have generated a humanitarian crisis as shortage of daily commodities has hit hard the residents of Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region. All shops remained shut and public transport was off the roads. Education, too, has taken the worst beating because of the military clampdown.

Meanwhile, Indian authorities further tightened curfew in Kishtwar area of Jammu region to deny funeral prayers of prominent leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Master Ghulam Nabi Gundana, who died, yesterday. The authorities had seized the property of the deceased and attached his bank accounts after India imposed ban on Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, this year. »

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Srinagar, September 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders have strongly condemned curfew and communications blockade including mobile and internet services for the 43rd day, today, in the territory.

APHC leaders Bilal Ahmad Siddiqi and Zamrooda Habib in their separate statements issued in Srinagar while denouncing the aggression of India and use of brute force, pellets and teargas shelling on Kashmiris urged the International community to take action of Indian barbarism in occupied Kashmir. »

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Washington, September 16 (KMS): US Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Beto O Rourke have expressed serious concerns over deteriorating situation in Occupied Kashmir.

They made the comments during the meeting with Pakistani American Texas-based leading Pakistani businessman and high ranking influential member of the Democratic Party Tahir Javed and his fellow Nouman Hussain. »

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Normal life remains disrupted for 43rd consecutive day today

Srinagar, September 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, education in Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region has taken the worst beating because of the military clampdown and communications blackout that entered 43rd day, today.

The authorities have opened schools up to the 10th grade in the Valley to portray normalcy, but the attendance of children in these educational institutions is almost nil as parents are reluctant to send children to school as they are unable to keep track of them because of the suspension of mobile phone, landline and internet services. »

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Islamabad, September 16 (KMS): A joint meeting of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter was held, today, in Islamabad with Acting Convener, Syed Ejaz Rehmani in chair.

The current situation of occupied Kashmir was discussed in the meeting. The participants of the meeting stressed on highlighting the grave Kashmir situation at international level and appealed to the world community to play role in resolving the Kashmir dispute. »

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Curfew tightened in Kishtwar to prevent funeral

Jammu, September 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, prominent leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from Jammu region, Master Ghulam Nabi Gundana, has died in Ludhiana, the Indian state of Punjab.

Gundana, 89, was ailing for the past some time and he breathed his last in Ludhiana, yesterday. His body was brought by the family at his house in Jamia Masjid Mohalla of Kishtwar. Gundana’s property was seized and his bank accounts were attached in Jammu after India imposed ban on Jamaat-e-Islami occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, September 16 (KM): In occupied Kashmir, former puppet chief minister and National Conference leader, Farooq Abdullah has been detained under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

He has been kept under house arrest at his Srinagar residence since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

Farooq Abdullah has now been detained under the PSA that allows the authorities to detain a person for upto two years without a trial. »

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Islamabad, September 16 (KMS): Secretary General of Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League, Shakeelur Rehman, has expressed his deep gratitude to the Pakistani civil and military leadership for their unequivocal reiteration of the state’s principled stand on Kashmir.

Shakeelur Rehman in a statement termed the recent bold statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during his address at a public gathering in Muzaffarabad as very reassuring. He said such clear-headed policy statement would grab the world attention as that came from no less than the chief executive of a nuclear state.

He said that the Prime Minister was hundred percent right in saying that Kashmir constituted the core issue between the two nuclear states and if left unaddressed could erupt into a military conflict which may culminate in a nuclear exchange incinerating the entire region n beyond. »

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Istanbul, September 16 (KMS) Former President of Jamaat-e-Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Member Legislative Assembly, Abdul Rashid Turabi has urged Muslim leaders to raise Kashmir and Palestine issues before the United Nations with full force and unity.

Abdul Rashid Turabi addressing Wahdat Ummah conference at Ankara in Turkey said, India and Israel are violating the United Nations resolutions, adding enmity with Muslim world is the joint agenda of both the countries. He said that non-resolution of both the issues is failure of the UN and Muslim Ummah. »

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Jammu, September 16 (KM): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian paramilitary officer found dead in the campus in Jammu district.

The Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer identified as ASI SK Dass found dead in the Channi Rama army camp in the district. »

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