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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral of martyred MBA graduate, Haroon Abbas Wani, in Doda district, today.

Haroon Abbas Wani was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Gundana area of the district, yesterday. Despite restrictions, thousands of people including women raising pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans marched along with the body of the martyr from police station to his home in Doda town. Amid tears and sobs, Haroon was laid to rest at his ancestral Furqan Abad graveyard in the town.

Addressing the mourners, speakers on the occasion expressed solidarity with the family of the martyred youth and reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the ongoing freedom struggle till its logical conclusion. »

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Islamabad, Jan 16 (KMS):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said the second meeting of United
Nations Security Council on Kashmir within five months, was manifestation of the fact that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute on the UNSC agenda.

The second meeting of UNSC on Kashmir after unilateral Indian step of August 5, was diplomatic victory for Pakistan, she said in a series of tweet.

She said appreciation of Pakistan’s role in reduction of tensions in the region by United Nations Secretary General, was worth-mentioning as Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was building an image of a pro-active and peace-loving country. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral of martyred MBA graduate, Haroon Abbas Wani, in Doda district, today.

Haroon Abbas Wani was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Gundana area of the district, yesterday.

Despite restrictions, people held massive protests in Doda town, demanding of the Indian police to hand over the dead body of the martyred youth. Hundreds of mourners including women took the body of the martyred from police station to his home. »

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New Delhi, January 16 (KMS): India is planning to cut some imports from Turkey and widen curbs on palm oil from Malaysia to oil, gas and other products.

The two Muslim countries are being targeted for their criticism on India’s policy towards Kashmir dispute.

Indian officials said that India had already effectively stopped importing palm oil from Malaysia by asking Indian importers to look elsewhere.

New Delhi is now planning to restrict buying of petroleum, aluminum ingots, liquefied natural gas, computer parts and micro-processors from Malaysia, the officials said. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former puppet chief minister, Omar Abdullah, will be shifted to a house near his official residence.

Omar Abdullah was taken into custody after Modi-led Indian government abrogated special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories in August, last year.

Officials said Omar Abdullah has been presently kept in detention at Hari Niwas guest house in Srinagar and is likely to be shifted to a house near his residence, as the authorities plan to use the place to accommodate a ministerial delegation from India, visiting the Kashmir Valley soon. »

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Muzaffarabad, January 16 (KMS): A session was held in Muzaffarabad to pay tributes to the martyred pro-freedom leaders, Ghulam Rasool Dar alias Ghazi Naseeruddin and Abbas Rahi on their 16th martyrdom anniversary.

A large number of Kashmiri refugees and mujahideen participated in the condolence session. »

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Islamabad, January 16 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has appreciated the UN Security Council (UNSC) for holding another debate on the alarming situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The DFP Vice President, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, in a statement issued in Islamabad expressed the hope that the UNSC would come forward in a big way to influence the Indian government to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute. »

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United Nations (New York), January 16 (KMS): Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said after meeting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday evening that the repressive measures taken by India after annexing Kashmir in August last year have caused heightened tensions and are threatening international peace and security in South Asia.

The situation is very delicate and could spin out of control, he told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York.

The foreign minister spoke a couple of hours after the Security Council discussed the grave situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir for the second time in five months. »

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New Delhi, January 16 (KMS): The President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), Aishe Ghosh, has condemned the Modi government’s move of revoking Kashmir’s special status and dividing it into two union territories.

Aishe Ghosh joined the students protest at Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi where she addressed the protesters.

During her speech, she said, “We should not forget Kashmir in our fight.” »

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Jammu, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress (JKYC) staged a protest demonstration against anti-Kashmir policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), seeking immediate restoration of Kashmir’s old status.

Led by JKYC President, Uday Chib, the activists assembled near the Exhibition Ground, Jammu, and raised slogans against the BJP for befooling the people of Kashmir. »

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