Srinagar, December 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani is feeling unwell for the last few days as he has been suffering from various ailments.

Syed Ali Gilani is under house arrest for the last several years not having an easy access to his doctors. The veteran leader is above 90 years of age and has been leading the Kashmir freedom movement despite his old age. »

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Kashmiri women targeted excessively

Srinagar, December 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 38 Kashmiris including two women and three young boys were martyred during the ongoing siege and lockdown by Indian troops in the territory that completed four months, today.

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, during the lockdown of those martyred seven people were killed in fake encounters or custody. 853 people were critically injured in the firing by troops on peaceful demonstrators. At least 11,400 Hurriyat leaders, activists, politicians, traders and civil society members continue to remain in jails or under house arrest.

The troops molested and disgraced thirty nine women during the period. The occupation authorities did not allow people to offer Friday prayers at historical Jamia Masjid in Srinagar since August 5. Restrictions under Section 144 continue to remain enforced. Internet, prepaid mobile and text messaging services also remain suspended. »

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Islamabad, December 02 (KMS): An important meeting of Hurriyat organizations belonging to the Jammu region of occupied Kashmir was held at the APHC office in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Muhammad Hussain Khateeb.

The meeting discussed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, especially after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. The meeting expressed heartfelt sympathies with the victims of Indian state terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The participants expressed concern over the ongoing 4-month long military siege and suspension of mobile and Internet services and shortage of food and medicines in Kashmir Valley and the Muslim-majority areas of Jammu region. They also condemned the arrest and disappearance of teenage boys. »

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London, December 02 (KMS): A women’s conference titled “Elimination of torture against women with special reference to Kashmir” was jointly organised by Kashmir Women’s Movement UK and Europe and Sheffield Sisters4Kashmir in the Town Hall’s Council Chambers in Sheffield in the English county of South Yorkshire.

Political personalities like contesting parliamentary candidates, diaspora leadership, councillors, human rights activists, jurists, unionists and media participated in the seminar.

On the sidelines of the conference an exhibition titled “Losing Sight in Kashmir – Bloom of the Dead Eyes” was also organised by Organisation ofKashmir Coalition (OKC). A video enumerating the atrocities committed on Kashmiri women by the Indian occupying forces was also screened on the occasion. »

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Srinagar, December 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces launched massive cordon and search operations in Kulgam, Islamabad and Pulwama districts.

Joint teams of Indian army, Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operational Group laid siege to several areas of the districts. The searches in the areas were going on till last reports came. »

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Islamabad, December 02 (KMS): Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, today, visited the residence of APHC AJK Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani in Islamabad to condole the demise of his elder brother, Syed Abdur Rehman Gilani.

Dr Syed Abdul Rehman Gilani, breathed his last in New Delhi, India, after having suffered severe heart attack a few weeks ago. »

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Srinagar, December 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 38 Kashmiris including two women and three young boys were martyred during the ongoing 4-month siege and lockdown by Indian troops in the territory.

During the period, 853 people were critically injured due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful demonstrators by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel in the occupied territory. At least 11,401 Hurriyat leaders, activists, politicians, traders and civil society members including Bar President Mian Abdul Qayoom, Nazir Ahmad Roonga, Mubeen Shah, ex-president of the Kashmir Chamber, and Mohammed Yasin Khan, chairman of the Kashmir Economic Alliance, National Conference leader, Omar Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah, People Democratic Party leader, Mehbooba Mufti, APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continue to remain in jails or under house arrest. »

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Srinagar, December 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 120 days on, situation remains more or less the same particularly in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region on 120th day of lockdown and internet shutdown.

Two Kashmiri youth from Kupwara and Srinagar areas were shifted to Srinagar Central Jail after being booked by authorities under draconian law, PSA. Muhammad Afzal Lone and Fayaz Ahmed Ganaie were apparently arrested by police on charges of arranging anti-India protests and stone-pelting. »

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New Delhi, December 02 (KMS): India’s economy is in a very deep crisis, witnessing death of demand, a reference towards decrease in growth rates, and the government is befooling people by its brave talks that the growth would be better in the next quarter, said former Indian Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

The official data released recently shows that India’s second quarter GDP growth, has slumped drastically to 4.5 per cent and is at its lowest in over six years. “No matter what the powers that be say, the fact is that we are in a very deep crisis,” he added.

“All this brave talk that the next quarter will be better or the quarter after that will be better is not going to happen. They (the government) are trying to fool the people by saying the next quarter will be better,” asserted Sinha.

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New Delhi, December 02 (KMS): International Kabaddi Championship kick-started in Indian state of Punjab without the Pakistan team which was refused visa by India.

The championship has been organised at Sultanpur Lodhi, Ferozpur, to mark the 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev. Sport enthusiasts looking forward to watching the archrivals clash on the kabaddi turf were left disappointed.

Sources said former Akali minister Sikander Singh Maluka, who is president of the Punjab Kabaddi Association, made an effort to prevail upon the Indian government through Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to grant visa to Pakistan’s team, but in vain. »

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