Atmosphere of fear continues amid military siege

Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Imam of Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Syed Ahmed Naqshbandi, has appealed to the Kashmiri people particularly religious scholars to hold demonstrations against the continued lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities.

The Imam addressing the Juma congregation at the historic mosque, today, strongly condemned the detentions and house arrests of Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth. He said that the occupation authorities had created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation in Nowhatta area of Srinagar by deploying heavy contingents of Indian troops around the Jamia Masjid and monitoring the movement of people through drone cameras. He said that the actions were aimed at ending the centrality of the mosque and harass the general mass.

Meanwhile, an atmosphere of fear continued to prevail in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions due to unrelenting lockdown, which remained enforced on 152nd consecutive day, today. There is no let up in the restrictions imposed under Section 144 while prepaid cellular networks are shut and text messaging service continues to remain suspended in the Kashmir Valley. Thousands of Indian troops deployed in every nook and corner of the valley have made the life of the residents a hell. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) while condemning the continued crackdown operation by Indian forces has said that the Kashmiris will continue their liberation struggle till they achieve their right to self-determination.

JKPL leaders, Nisar Ahmed, Molvi Rafique, Manzoor Ahmed and Aadil Farooq, addressing separate public gatherings in different parts of South Kashmir, today, said that Kashmir was an internationally-recognized disputed territory and India had forcibly occupied it against the will of the Kashmiri people. »

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Jammu, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, four Indian soldiers, including a lieutenant, were critically injured in a landmine blast in Rajouri district, today.

A landmine blast occurred in Nowshera area of the district, resulting in injuring of four soldiers including a lieutenant, Indian police said. »

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Islamabad, January 03 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has urged the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to invoke the Security Council resolutions to resolve the 72-year-old Kashmir dispute.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad in connection with the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day, January 5, which marks the adoption of the UN resolutions in 1949 that called for holding of plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, said that the territory continued to remain under military siege since 5th August last year when India revoked its special status and divided it into two union territories. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an atmosphere of fear continues to prevail in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions due to unrelenting lockdown imposed by India on August 5, last year.

There is no let up in the restrictions imposed under Section 144 while prepaid cellular networks are shut and text messaging service continues to remain suspended in the Kashmir Valley. Thousands of Indian troops deployed in every nook and corner of the valley have made the life of the residents a hell.

Like every Friday, the occupation authorities are likely to further tighten the curbs in the Valley today to prevent big anti-India demonstrations after Juma congregational prayers. »

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Jammu, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement (JKPPFM), Qazi Muhammad Irshad, has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in a road accident in Rajouri district.

Ten persons were killed while 37 others were critically injured when a speeding private passenger bus rolled down into a gorge near Lamberi in Nowshera area of the district.

Qazi Irshad also enquired about the health of injured people in the hospital and prayed for their early recovery.

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New Delhi, Jan 03 (KMS): Agitation and unrest over the Citizenship Amendment Act continues into the new year. A day after the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of the citizenship law, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is no escape from the implementation of the law, and emphasised such a procedure is against the Constitution.
Meanwhile, amid new year celebrations, protests against the amended citizenship law continued in various parts of Delhi including at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia university and the India Gate where agitators sang legendary poet Faiz Ahamed Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhenge’ and pledged to “defend the Constitution,” reported foreign media on Thursday. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has been detained at her residence in Srinagar on Thursday.

She was trying to visit the grave of her grandfather, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in South Kashmir.

“I was detained at my mother’s official residence, as I was trying to step outside,” she told Anadolu Agency.

“They did not let me come out of the house. They have been harassing me all these months. This time I told them I would not be taking this lying down,” she said. »

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Multan Jan 03 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir were persistently facing severe hardships due to over 150-day prolonged curfew.
Speaking on the second day of Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam Urs, he said about 210 people had been martyred at the Line of Control due to the unprovoked Indian firing.
He said Muslims in India and Occupied Kashmir were in the troubled waters due to tyrannical and inhumane policies of Narendra Modi government. He regretted that Indian lobby was influencing the international forums and added some powers were eyeing India as their future ally. »

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