Srinagar, November 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district, today.

The troops martyred the youth in a fake encounter during a cordon and search operation in Lawdara area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in.

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Uneasy situation prevails on 98th day in IOK

Srinagar, November 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, for the first time in the history, Milad gathering was banned at the Kashmir’s revered shrine of Hazratbal in Srinagar on the Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Every year, thousands of people travel from far off districts of Kashmir to reach Hazratbal shrine on the 12th Rabi-ul-Awal for prayers and to have the glimpse of the holy relic of the Prophet (SAW). From the time immemorial, the holy relic was displayed after every prayer of the day on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal. However, this year, no gatherings were allowed at the shrine. The brutal act has hurt the religious sentiments of people of Kashmir, who have emotional and spiritual attachment with the shrine as it houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The locals termed the move as direct interference in religious matters. »

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Srinagar, November 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, uneasy situation prevail in the Kashmir valley and Muslim areas of Jammu region, where life remains affected for the 98th day on Sunday in protest against scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories on August 5.

Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC, prohibiting assemble of four or more persons, continue in the territory.

For the first time in the history of Kashmir, the IOK administration disallowed the congregational gathering at the Kashmir’s revered shrine of Hazratbal in Srinagar on the eve of Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

All gates of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar remain closed for devotees even on Eid Milad, today. Large number of Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) are deployed in the Jamia market and outside to prevent people from entering the worship place. »

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Srinagar, November 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, for the first time in the history of Kashmir, the IOK administration disallowed the congregational gathering at the Kashmir’s revered shrine of Hazratbal in Srinagar on the eve of Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Every year, thousands of people travel from far off districts of Kashmir to reach Hazratbal shrine for night-long prayers on the eve of 12th Rabi-ul-Awal, the birth anniversary of beloved Prophet (SAW). They first participate in the night-long prayers for repentance and then have the glimpse of the holy relic of Prophet (SAW) after Fajr (pre-dawn prayers). The holy relic then be displayed after every prayer of the day on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal, where emotional scenes would be witnessed every time the relic was being displayed.

However, this year, for the first time in the history, no gatherings were allowed at Hazratbal shrine. A top security official told media that a plan had been devised that entails to ensure no major crowd or gathering takes place at Hazratbal shrine on Milad. “We will not allow anybody from districts to march towards Hazratbal shrine…,” he said, wishing not to be named. He said that additional security deployment will be put in place across Srinagar including Hazratbal and its adjoining areas. »

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