Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Budgam district, today.

The youth was killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation at Behrampora in Chadoora area of the district. »

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Indian troops forced people to stay outdoors

Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people braving snowfall and rain and defying restrictions thronged Tral town in Pulwama district to attend funeral prayers of three Kashmiri martyred youth.

The youth were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Gulshanpora area of the town, yesterday. Amid vociferous pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the funerals of the martyrs were held in their native Seer, Mandoora and Monghhama areas of Tral town. The mourners on the occasion reiterated to continue their struggle for freedom till complete freedom from the Indian bondage.

Meanwhile, Indian troops thrashed the locals and forced them to stay outdoors during the ongoing cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Budgam, Kupwara, Bandipore, Baramulla, Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Rajouri districts. The troops subjected pedestrians to brute force at Sarnal in Islamabad district. »

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Srinagar, January 13, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued their cordon and search operations in several districts of the territory, today.

The personnel of Indian Army, paramilitary forces and police continued operations in Srinagar, Budgam, Kupwara, Bandipore, Baramulla, Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Rajouri and other districts since past one week.

On the other hand, the troops used brute force on wayfarers after an attack on an Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel party at Sarnal area of Islamabad district. However, there were no reports of any loss or damage in attack. »

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Srinagar, January 13, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the life in Kashmir Valley remained paralyzed due to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway leaving the territory cut off from rest of the world.

The Kashmir Valley woke up to a wide carpet of snow on Monday, even as the plains and upper reaches of the Valley have received heavy snowfall. Srinagar has recorded 12 centimetre of snow, Gulmarg 27 cm, and Pahalgam 21.5 cm.

The snowfall has brought down the temperatures across the Kashmir Valley. Srinagar recorded a night temperature of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius. The ski resort of Gulmarg was at minus 5 degrees, while Pahalgam saw a minimum of minus 2.7 degrees Celsius. »

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Islamabad, January 13, (KMS): An extraordinary meeting of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter was held in Islamabad, today.

The participants of the meeting strongly condemned the continued military siege the Indian government imposed in occupied Kashmir after abrogation of its special status by India in August, last year.

Expressing serious concern over the prevailing situation in the territory, they said that the Indian troops were hell bent on committing genocide of Kashmiris as they were martyring Kashmiri youth on daily bases. »

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Brussels, January 13 (KMS): The Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) has arranged its second camp in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, on Monday to make awareness among people of Europe regarding endless atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK).

The one-day camp was organized in front of EU’s External Action Service at “Place Schuman Roundabout” in EU’s headquarters Brussels. »

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New Delhi, January 13 (KMS): Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury taking on the Indian government over withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir disputed the New Delhi’s assertions that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India.

Adhir Chowdhury, who is the party’s leader in the Lok Sabha, responding to the statement of Home Minister Amit Shah on Jammu and Kashmir in a tweet said, “…you (Home Minister Amit Shah) say it is an internal matter…from 1948 Kashmir is being monitored by the UN, is that an internal matter? You should explain.”

He also took a swipe at newly-appointed Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane over his remarks on Azad Kashmir and advised him to “talk less and work more”. »

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Islamabad , January 13 (KMS): The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that rejection of the Indian government’s invitation to the European Union ambassadors to pay a guided visit to occupied Kashmir, is a proof that the international community is now convinced about the fraud and deception of Modi regime. “Not development, prosperity and Peace, but there is siege and lockdown of occupied Kashmir which India can no longer hide from the international community,” he added.

He expressed these views while addressing Kashmir conference held here on Sunday under the auspices of Afkar-e-Taza ThinkFest 2020. The conference was also addressing by former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar and other speakers.

While quoting a Guardian report, the AJK president said that the actions of the Indian government were disastrous for the people of occupied Kashmir and the economy of the state. »

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WASHINGTON, January 13 (KMS): The chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has expressed concern over continued detentions and internet-shutdown in occupied Kashmir, days before her visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks.

“Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step,” she wrote in a tweet posted on the official website of the US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.

“We remain concerned by detention of political leaders and residents, and internet restrictions. We look forward to a return to normalcy,” she added. »

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Jammu, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a seminar have warned the Indian government against adopting the brutal policy against the Kashmiri people to crush their aspirations and sentiments for the freedom.

The seminar was jointly organised by the Forum for peace and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement in Jammu. The speakers said that the road to peace and stability in South Asia goes through Kashmir, and there can be no peace without the resolution of this seven decades old dispute.

Speaking on the occasion, APHC leader and Chairman Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM), Mir Shahid Saleem said that illegal and unconstitutional act of Indian government on August 5 to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir can never change the disputed status of the territory. He said Kashmir is, was and will always remain a disputed territory, until it is resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of the people. »

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