Situation remains grim in IOK as lockdown continues

Jammu, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Rajouri district.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Khari Thrayat in Nowshera area of the district. The operation launched by the troops on Tuesday was going on till last reports came in. Earlier, two Indian soldiers identified as Naik Sawant Sandip Raghu Nath and Rifleman Arjun Magar were killed in an attack in the same area on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, the situation in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions remained grim as the lockdown imposed by India continued on 151st consecutive day, today. Restrictions under Section 144 are still in place amid heavy deployment of Indian troops and police personnel since 5th August, last year. Calls on prepaid mobile phones and internet services continue to remain shut for the residents of the Kashmir Valley. The Chairman of Student and Youth Forum, Manzoor Ahmad Butt, in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the continued military siege in the territory since 5th of August, 2019. »

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Srinagar, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of ailing Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani have said that the health condition of the veteran leader is stable and urged the people not to pay heed to rumors in this regard.

The family members told media in Srinagar that the health of Syed Ali Gilani was affected in the past few days due to increase in cold, however, he is stable now and is undergoing treatment at his residence.

The Indian authorities have kept the veteran Hurriyat leader under continued house arrest without proper medical facilities for the past more than ten years which has taken a heavy toll on his health. »

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Jammu, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Rajouri district.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Khari Thrayat in Nowshera area of the district. The operation launched by the troops on Tuesday was going on till last reports came in.

Earlier, two Indian soldiers identified as Naik Sawant Sandip Raghu Nath and Rifleman Arjun Magar were killed in an attack in the same area on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Indian police during a house raid arrested a youth in Gund area of Ganderbal district.

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Srinagar, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, uneasy calm and uncertainty continue to prevail in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as military lockdown imposed by India continued on 151st consecutive day, today.

Restrictions under Section 144 still remain enforced amid heavy deployment of Indian troops and police personnel since 5th August, last year. Calls on prepaid mobile phones and internet services continue to remain shut for the residents of the Kashmir Valley. »

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Jammu, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a round table conference in Jammu demanded an immediate end to the lockdown and creation of a conducive atmosphere for initiating a dialogue process among Pakistan, India and the people of Kashmir for permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Addressing the conference organised by Kolkata-based Centre for Peace and Progress at Gurjardesh Charitable Trust, Jammu, APHC leader and Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Mir Shahid Saleem said that repeal of Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating it into union territories by fascist forces in India have plunged Kashmir into a social, political and economic crisis. »

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Srinagar, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Student and Youth Forum, Manzoor Ahmad Butt, has denounced the continued military siege in the territory since August 5, 2019.

Manzoor Ahmad Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the besieged people of the territory had been facing acute shortage of food and medicines due to the continued blockade and appealed to the international community to intervene and help lift the Indian siege.

He condemned the occupation authorities for harassing the families of Hurriyat activists in Pulwama and Islamabad districts. He termed the raids on the residences of Hurriyat activists as cowardly acts, saying that the terror regime would never succeed in breaking the Kashmiris’ resolve through such brutal tactics. »

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Quetta, Jan 02 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that the Indians have installed lethal weapons at the Line of Control (LoC), which reveals highly aggressive designs of the Modi government against Pakistan.
Speaking to the media at Governor House here, he said that the nefarious designs of Indian rulers were not only dangerous for Pakistan, but also a big threat to the peace of the entire region.
He said that fake and counterfeit maps [of the region] had been released by India, but Pakistan had given a splendid response to this farce.
He said that Islamabad had been raising voice for the Kashmir cause since Aug 5 last year [when India snatched from the occupied valley the special and autonomous status it had been enjoying since 1947] and the Kashmiri people were thankful to the 220 million people of Pakistan for their unwavering support. »

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Tripura, Jan 02 (KMS): The Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) in India has announced an indefinite sit-in-demonstration at Khumulwng, headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) from January 6, seeking to exempt Tripura from Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and granting separate area for tribals.
“The main demand of our agitation will be granting Tipraland or a separate state in areas under the TTAADC. Our agitation will also demand exemption of the state from CAA,” said IPFT spokesperson Mangal Debbarma. »

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Mumbai, Jan 02 (KMS): As a follow up to their protests against CAA-NRC-NPR, several student organisations Wednesday gathered at Mumbai University’s Kalina Campus to take pledge to defend the Constitution.
Nearly 30 students of Maharashtra Students Union, Progressive Students Union, All India Students Federation, Students Federation of India, Chhatrabharati and others, rendered support to the country-wide union strike on January 8. Students said they will also boycott classes and force the university to shut down for the day. »

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Varanasi Jan 02 (KMS): Indian Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the BJP government over the plight of a 14-month-old girl, Champak, whose parents were arrested for participating in an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest defying prohibitory orders, saying it is the moral duty of the government to allow the child’s mother to go home.
On December 19, people gathered in Beniya Bagh area of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), defying section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) imposed by police.
Champak’s parents, activists Ekta (32) and Ravi Shankar (36), who run an NGO, Climate Agenda, were among those arrested in connection with the protest. »

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