Over dozen youth arrested in IOK

Srinagar, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, situation continues to remain unchanged in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region on the 122nd day of military lockdown and siege of the territory.

Having scrapped the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the Modi-led Indian government is now planning to make new regions in the occupied territory by redrawing the existing boundaries of the districts. As per media reports, the aim is to erode Muslim-majority character and special identity of the Kashmir valley. A new region is expected to consist of Islamabad, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda districts. The new administrative setup will result in changing the demography of the Kashmir valley.

Meanwhile, normal life remains badly hit in the Kashmir Valley on the 122nd day of lockdown and siege with all shops and business establishments closed and schools and offices without students and staff. Ban on internet has not only ruined the future of students, but it has also rendered jobless 50 per cent businessmen who used to make purchases through digital payments before 5th August. »

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Islamabad, December 04 (KMS): While Indian government and media was claiming that everything was normal in occupied Kashmir, the US weekly magazine, the New Yorker, brought to fore the real facts about the ground situation of the territory.

The New Yorker’s reporters, Dexter Filkins and Rana Ayyub, visited Srinagar in disguise days after Narendra Modi-led Indian government revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5, this year, and placed the territory under military siege and communications blockade.

“Even from a moving car, it was clear that the reality in Kashmir veered starkly from the picture in the mainstream Indian press. Soldiers stood on every street corner. Machine-gun nests guarded intersections, and shops were shuttered on each block. Apart from the military presence, the streets were lifeless. At Khanqah-e-Muala, the city’s magnificent eighteenth-century mosque, Friday prayers were banned. Schools were closed. Cell-phone and Internet service was cut off,” they said in a report. »

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Srinagar, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested over a dozen youth during house raids in Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama districts.

At least five youth were arrested by the police in Srinagar on the charges of attacking Indian forces with stones and petrol bombs in Saraf Kadal, Bohri Kadal, Rajori Kadal, Khanyar and Nowhatta areas of the city.

Another four persons were arrested in Baramulla for allegedly hurling stones on Indian Army vehicles. Some youth were also arrested in Pulwama district on different charges. »

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Srinagar, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a TADA court in Srinagar has extended judicial remand of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, till December 17.

Samad Inqilabi, who was booked under draconian law Public Safety Act on December 25, 2018 for his involvement in pro-freedom and anti-India activities, was later again shifted from Srinagar to Baramulla sub-jail.

Demanding Samad Inqilabi’s release, his family members said that his health and mental condition was not stable and he was advised to go for some tests. »

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Srinagar, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the illegal detention of a cancer patient, Parvaiz Ahmed Pala.

Parvaiz Ahmed Pala was facing detention under black law, Public Safety Act, since August 7 and is presently lodged at a jail in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey of the High Court while quashing the detention of Pala directed the authorities to release him forthwith. »

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Jammu, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu-based Muslim community members led by Maulana Shamsi during the visit to Doda, today, met people from different walks of life.

The delegation that visited all major cities of Jammu region arrived in Doda city, today, where the delegation members were received by Master Abdur Rashid, Akhtar Hussain Dev and others. »

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Srinagar, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, situation continues to remain almost unchanged in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region on the 122nd day of lockdown and military siege.

Having scrapped the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the Modi-led Indian government is now planning to further erode Muslim-majority character of the territory by carving out new administrative divisions from the newly-formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

In this regard, media reports said that consultations to create new divisions comprising at least three districts from Jammu division and three from Kashmir Valley – all part of or surrounding the Pir Panjal region – were at a very advanced stage and a formal announcement may be made in late December or early next year. »

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Srinagar, December 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, four Indian troops were killed in two avalanches in Kupwara and Bandipora districts of North Kashmir.

Three troops were killed when an avalanche hit their post in Tangdhar area of Kupwara late on Tuesday. Indian Army used military helicopters in the area to trace the bodies.

Another soldier was killed in an incident of avalanche in Gurez area of Bandipora district.

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Winnipeg (Canada), Dec 04 (KMS): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has said that the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir remains grave and the Indian government’s portrayal of normalcy was mere an eye-wash.
Addressing at the Jinnah Awards ceremony organized by the Jinnah Society of North America at Winnipeg, Manitoba, the High Commissioner said the Modi government was propelling the extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology and pointed at the concerted efforts to settle people from outside in order to change demographics of the region in violation of the international law.
Ambassador Tarar said Pakistan remained steadfast in regarding self-determination an inalienable right of the people of Kashmir, says a message from Canada received in Islamabad. »

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