Islamabad, January 31 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held at the National Press Club in Islamabad, today, on the completion of six months of the military siege of occupied Kashmir.

The speakers on the occasion condemned the Indian brutalities against the people of Kashmir. The protest was organized by Hurriyat Conference. »

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) of occupied Kashmir has said that the health condition of the ailing Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom is not good.

The HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that family members of Mian Abdul Qayoom who met him at Central Jail, Agra, told the Bar that three ECGs and one Echocardiography Cardio-graphy were conducted of Mian Qayoom at a hospital in Agra and all tests indicated serious problems including artery blockage of 60 percent which was near fatal at this age. »

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Imam of Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Maulana Syed Ahmad Naqshbandi, has expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of President of Anjuman Auqaf of the mosque and the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and demanded his immediate release.

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Jammu district, today.

The youth were martyred after Indian troops intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck at Bann toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar highway in Nagrota area of the district and fired at the vehicle. The troops cordoned off the area and started a search operation, which continued till last reports came in.

The troops and police arrested two persons including driver of the truck, a police official said.

Earlier one Indian policeman was critically injured in an attack in the same area. The Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for traffic, a traffic police official told media men.

Meanwhile, the troops launched cordon and search operations in several areas of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts.

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Continued detention of Mirwaiz, other Kashmiris denounced

Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Jammu district, today.

The youth were martyred after Indian troops intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck at Bann toll plaza on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Nagrota area of the district and fired at the vehicle. The troops cordoned off the area and started a search operation. Indian police and troops arrested two persons including driver of the truck. Earlier one Indian policeman was critically injured in an attack in the same area. The troops also launched cordon and search operations in several areas of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts.

The Imam of Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Maulana Syed Ahmed Naqshbandi, addressing the Juma congregation at the mosque expressed deep concern over the continued detention of the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, since 5th August, 2019. He said, the Mirwaiz is the religious leader of Kashmiri Muslims and preventing him from performing his religious obligations is a violation of fundamental human rights. People present in the mosque demanded immediate release of the Mirwaiz and all other illegally detained Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, glowing tributes were paid to human rights lawyer, Mir Shafqat Hussain, in Srinagar.

Kashmir lost one of its best human rights lawyers, Mir Shafqat Hussain, on January 13 this year.

Mir Shafqat Hussian was one of the very few human rights lawyers in occupied Kashmir who offered a legal recourse to thousands of detainees booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), particularly minors, who have borne the brunt of waves of relentless systemic dehumanization at the hands of the Indian state. »

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League has said that it held a protest demonstrations in Srinagar, today, to condemn the continued military siege and curbs on media by the Indian government in the territory.

The Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League in a statement issued in Srinagar said that soon after the Juma congregational prayers, today, party activists gathered outside various mosques, chanting high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Party leader, Javaid Ahmed Butt addressing the protesters condemned India for committing human rights violations and extra-judicial killings of innocent Kashmiris. He said that torture or repression could not deter Kashmiris from pursuing their legitimate cause of freedom. He said that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was essential for durable peace and stability in South Asia. »

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement (DPM), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), has urged India and Pakistan to initiate composite dialogue process to settle the Kashmir dispute as per the United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The DPM Chairman, Khawaja Firdous, and General Secretary, Peer Hilal Ahmad, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that war was no solution to any problem. They said that the people of Kashmir had been struggling for securing their right to self-determination, guaranteed to them by the United Nations through its resolutions. »

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Islamabad, January 31 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of illegally detained veteran legal exert and President of High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir, Mian Abdul Qayoom, who suffered a heart attack in a jail in the Indian state of Agra.

The DFP Vice President, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, chairing a party meeting in Islamabad took strong notice of the falling health of Mian Abdul Qayoom and other Hurriyat leaders being kept in miserable conditions in jails and detention centers in occupied Kashmir and India. »

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Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the broadband internet services would be restored only after the technical experts called from Noida and Bengaluru will successfully create firewall to thwart any attempt of consumers to reach the social networking sites.

The broadband as well as mobile internet services were suspended across the territory on the intervening night of August 04-05 last year ahead of the Indian government’s announcement to scrap Kashmir’s special status and bifurcate it into two Union Territories.

General Manager of Indian government-run cellular company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Nazir Ahmad Joo, told media that the process for the restoration of broadband internet services in Kashmir has already begun. »

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