Troops martyred 16 Kashmiris in September

Srinagar, October 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Ganderbal district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Ganderbal town. The operation which was jointly launched by the Indian Army and paramilitary forces on Friday continued till last reports came in. Seven youth including three in Naranag area of Ganderbal district were killed by the troops on Saturday.

Meanwhile, according to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, the troops martyred 16 Kashmiris including a woman and two young boys during the last month of September. Of those martyred six youth were killed in fake encounters. The killings rendered one woman widowed and two children orphaned. During the period, 281 people were injured due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful protesters by Indian troops and police personnel. As many as 157 people including Hurriyat activists and youth were arrested. Twenty five residential houses were destroyed during siege and search operations during the month.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while appealing to the people of the Kashmir valley, Jammu region and Laddakh to remain united like a rock reiterated that they would never compromise their identity, religion and honour. »

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New Delhi, October 01 (KMS): Former judge of Indian Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju has said that India has sowed the seeds for large-scale guerilla war in occupied Kashmir by stripping the territory of its special status.

Justice Markandey Katju who has also served Press Council of India as its chairman in an article in international magazine The Week wrote that Kashmir would soon become what Vietnam was for the French and the Americans, Afghanistan for the Russians and Spain for Napoleon. Referring to the Kashmiris’ will for freedom, he pointed out that an army can fight another army, but it cannot fight the masses. He further said that a tiger can kill an antelope, but it cannot kill a swarm of mosquitoes. »

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New Delhi, October 01 (KMS): Instead of taking a clear-cut stance against encroachment on fundamental rights of the residents in occupied Kashmir, the Supreme Court of India has observed that personal liberty of individuals needs to be balanced against the concerns of national security.

The remark was made by a three-Judge Bench of Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and BR Gavai while hearing a petition relating to the media and communications blackout in occupied Kashmir. The petition was filed by the editor of Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin. »

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Washington, October 01 (KMS): US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that the blockade on communication and life-saving medical care in occupied Kashmir must end.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a post shared on Twitter expressed support for the people of occupied Kashmir. »

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Home Ministry asked authorities not to produce Malik in court

New Delhi, October 01 (KMS): The Indian Tihar Jail authorities refused to present illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberaton Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik before court in an old fake case registered against him by authorities.

The Tihar Jail authorities on Tuesday expressed their inability to produce Kashmiri leader Muhammad Yasin Malik in a Jammu court.

Yasin Malik is currently facing trial in a fake case about the killing of four Indian Air Force personnel and kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of then Indian Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in 1989-90, and was expected to be presented before court, today.

The Tihar prison authorities told the special TADA court in Jammu that earlier this year, the Ministry of Home Affairs had instructed them not to produce Yasin Malik in any court. »

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Srinagar, October 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri in Ganderbal district, today.

The youth was killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in the town of the district. The operation which was launched by the Indian troops along with paramilitary forces on September 27 continued till last reports came in.

Three youth were killed by the troops on September 28 in Naranag area of the same district.

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Inhuman siege enters 58th consecutive day in IOK today

Srinagar, October 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while appealing to the people of the Kashmir valley, Jammu region and Laddakh to remain united like a rock has reiterated that they would never compromise their identity, religion and honour.

In his message received by the Kashmir Media Service from Srinagar, the veteran leader expressed the confidence that the unparalleled sacrifices of the people of Kashmir would never go waste and the freedom of Kashmir is destined to dawn soon. He urged all Kashmiri politicians to desist from becoming collaborators of India in its nefarious designs against the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani asked Kashmiri policemen not to facilitate India in order to save their mothers, sisters and brothers from becoming slaves of dirty Hindutva philosophy. He said that resistance calendar for all segments of the society would be issued soon to intensify the movement. Syed Ali Gilani urged Hurriyat leaders to remain glued with the general masses and guide them in their struggle against Indian occupation. »

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Kashmir will soon become what Vietnam was for the French and the Americans, Afghanistan for the Russians, and Spain for Napoleon

New Delhi, October 01 (KMS): Former judge of Indian Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju has said that India has sowed the seeds for large-scale guerilla war in occupied Kashmir by stripping the territory of its special status.

Justice Markandey Katju who has also served Press Council of India as its chairman in an article in international magazine The Week said, “A time comes to speak the truth, and I suppose that time has come and it is I who will have to bell the cat. So here it is: Kashmir will soon become what Vietnam was for the French and the Americans, Afghanistan for the Russians, and Spain for Napoleon.”

Those who are today gloating over their ‘great victory’ of abolishing Article 370 will soon wake up to a nightmare once body bags start coming back in large numbers from Kashmir, like what the Americans saw return from Vietnam, he added. »

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Srinagar, October 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 16 Kashmiris including a woman and two young boys during the last month of September.

According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those martyred six youth were killed in fake encounters. The killings rendered one woman widowed and two children orphaned.

During the period, 281 people were injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful protesters by Indian troops and police personnel. As many as 157 people including Hurriyet activists and youth were arrested during the period.

The authorities also disallowed people to offer Friday prayers four times at the grand mosques including Jamia Masjid and Dargah Hazratbal in Srinagar and other areas of the territory.

Twenty five (25) residential houses were damaged and destroyed during siege and search operations and four (4) women molested by the Indian troops, paramilitary forces and police personnel in the month.

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New Delhi, October 01 (KMS): In order to put more pressure on resistance leaders, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) is almost ready to file a supplementary charge sheet in fake cases involving Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi and senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt.

The agency may file the charge sheet before October 15 after getting the Home Ministry’s nod for prosecution of Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi and Masarrat Aalam Butt- all taken into custody by the NIA in April and now lodged in the Tihar Jail, New Delhi.

To be filed under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the charge sheet reportedly runs to over 1,000 pages containing bogus and baseless charges. »

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