Indian CBI arrests Hurriyat leader Javaid Mir

Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations in different areas, today, against the Indian occupation and repeal of special status of the territory by India.

Soon after the culmination of Juma congregational prayers, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory and shouted high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters at several places, injuring many of them. The occupation authorities had imposed curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and other areas to prevent the demonstrations and a march towards the UN office in Sonawar area of the summer capital. Call for the march was given by the Resistance Youth League. The authorities disallowed the people from offering Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and many other major mosques or shrines in the Kashmir valley for the 11th consecutive week, today, since 5th August. »

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Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued their violent cordon and search operations in different districts of the territory.

The troops continued their operations in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and other areas for the last 25 days.

The troops during so-called door-to-door searches harassed and terrorizing people and arrested freedom activists  in Ghat, Malna, Hanch, Posta-Bagla, which covered dozens of villages in Doda district.

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Rawalpindi, October 18 (KMS): Pakistan Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan, has said that India is carrying out genocide in occupied Kashmir.

Ali Muhammad Khan was addressing All Pakistan Youth Conference, organised under the auspices of Muslim Students Organisation at Rawalpindi Press Club in Rawalpindi.

He said that Pakistan would continue supporting the Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

Former prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Yaqoob Khan, addressing the conference said that Kashmiris were peace-loving people and would definitely succeed in their just struggle for achieving freedom from Indian occupation. »

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London, October 18 (KMS): Member of UK Parliament and Shadow Minister for Digital, Liam Byrne, has urged the British government to take note of the atrocities being perpetrated by India against the people of occupied Kashmir.

Liam Byrne, taking part in a debate in the UK parliament, said that recently the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan had said that Simla agreement was dead and the Kashmir dispute was no longer a bilateral issue. »

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London, October 18 (KMS): Member of UK Parliament from Labour Party, Kate Green, presented a petition in the Parliament about the situation in occupied Kashmir.

The petition presented by Kate Green on behalf of Trafford residents expressed serious concern over the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir.

“More than 1500 residents are calling on this House to urge the UK government to use its international standing to encourage India and Pakistan to engage in constructive and sustained dialogue to bring about a peaceful and just solution that is in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” she said in the House before presenting the petition.

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Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to remain affected for the 75th straight day, today, in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region due to the Indian military lockdown and suspension of internet and prepaid cellular services.

Shop and business establishments continue to remain closed except for few hours in the morning and evening. Private vehicles are plying on the roads but absence of public transport is adding to people’s woes. All educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities are without students as uncertainty and atmosphere of scare are preventing them to attend the classes. »

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Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmed Mir, in Srinagar.

The CBI arrested Javaid Ahmed Mir during a raid on his house and flew him out of the Kashmir valley. The Indian agency took Mir into custody in an old fake case relating to the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel in an attack on the outskirts of Srinagar on January 25, 1990.

“Mir has been arrested by the CBI in the IAF personnel killing case and is likely to be produced before a TADA court in Jammu,” a police official privy to the development told media. »

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New Delhi, October 18 (KMS): Several student groups including All India Students’ Association (AISA), Pinjra Tod (women’s alumni of colleges from across Delhi) and Delhi University Student Union held a protest demonstration at the Arts Faculty gate of the Delhi University against the continued siege of occupied Kashmir.

With slogans demanding restoration of Kashmir’s special status and calling for Azadi (freedom), the protesters denounced the communications blockade imposed by Indian government in the occupied territory. They also demanded release of political prisoners and called for granting the right to self-determination to the Kashmiris. »

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Jammu, October 18 (KMS): Indian government has abolished the so-called Legislative Council, the Upper House of the legislature, of occupied Kashmir.

Occupied Kashmir is under strict military siege since 5th August when India repealed the special status of the territory and divided into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Legislative Council was abolished in terms of Section 57 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, introduced in Rajya Sabha, on August 5 and subsequently passed by the Indian Parliament. »

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New York, Oct 18 (KMS): India violated United Nations resolutions as well as bilateral agreements with Pakistan when it annexed occupied Kashmir more than two months ago and brought in thousands of additional Indian troops to clampdown on the disputed state, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, and reiterated his call on the world body to intervene.
“These 900,000 troops are not there (occupied Kashmir) to stop terrorism; (they’re) there to terrorize the population,” he said while responding to questions during an exclusive interview with CNN, adding thatthis would have implications for Pakistan.
“That’s why we want the United Nations to act,” the prime minister told CNN’s correspondent Max Foster in Islamabad. »

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