Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.

The youth was killed during a search and cordon operation by the Indian troops in Awantipora area of the district. The operation was going on from two days in the area. »

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Kashmiris asked to observe shutdown on January 26

Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have intensified cordon and search operations in the already besieged Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region to harass and intimidate the people ahead of India’s Republic Day, the 26th January.

The troops have been conducting massive cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Islamabad districts in the Kashmir Valley and in Rajouri, Kishtwar, Doda and other areas of Jammu region for the past several days. The troops’ actions have created a sense of fear and insecurity among the masses. The Indian forces’ personnel have set up check points on all roads and intersections where commuters and even pedestrians are subjected to frisking while vehicles are checked thoroughly. The Indian police are using drones to keep a close watch on the movement of people in the territory. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Shah Mali Begum, the mother of prominent martyred Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, has appealed to the Kashmiris to observe the anniversary of the martyred leader on February 11 with full enthusiasm and exemplary unity.

The 90-year-old Shah Mali Begum talking to media persons at her home in Trehgam area of Kapwara district said that the observance should give a clear message that the Kashmiris were determined to continue their struggle till they achieved freedom from illegal occupation of their soil by India.

She said that her four sons, Mohammed Maqbool Butt, Habib Butt, Ghulam Nabi Butt and Manzoor Butt, were martyred by Indian troops. She said that they had sacrificed their lives for the Kashmir cause and her only surviving son, Zahoor Ahmed Butt, was languishing in an Indian jail for last four years. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has said that January 26 is Republic Day for Indians but it is a Black Day for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The JKPL leader, Nisar Ahmed, in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to the people of occupied Kashmir to make the strike on 26th January a success to give a clear message to the international community that they reject India’s illegal occupation of their homeland and want settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per their aspirations and the relevant UN resolutions. »

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Islamabad, January 22 (KMS): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani is feeling unwell for the last few days and people have been asked to pray for his early recovery.

In a statement issued in Islamabad, today, the APHC-AJK Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani has appealed people of occupied Kashmir, Pakistan and in particular the Muslims across the world to pray for the speedy recovery of the ailing veteran leader. He also asked the Imams of mosques to hold prayers during Friday congregations for the early recovery of the nonagenarian leader. »

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New Delhi, January 22 (KMS): Indian Supreme Court has been told that the Constitution of India and the Constitution of occupied Kashmir are independent of each other and the former can’t be used to alter the latter.

Senior counsel, Dinesh Dwivedi said, “If I am correct in my assessment, both the Constitutions are parallel and independent of each other.” Dwivedi, who is representing noted journalist and intervenor Prem Shankar Jha, told this to a five-Judge Bench headed by Justice NV Ramana. He said the Indian government has limited powers to legislate when it comes to J&K and that Article 370 was the link between India and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police have started using drones to keep a close watch on the movement of people and anti-India demonstrations in the territory.

This routine activity was done manually by the police personnel in the past.

Local police officers told media that using drones will help the administration conduct surveillance in the Kashmir Valley, besides cutting down the manual effort put into the mapping exercise.

A senior police official said that over 100 drones were provided to the police force last year in October and November which were now being used to conduct mapping exercises. »

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Lucknow, January 22 (KMS): Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, has announced that anti-minorities law, Citizenship Amendment Act, will not be scrapped despite the protests over it.

Addressing a rally in Lucknow, Amit Shah the CAA is a law to grant citizenship. “I want to say that irrespective of the protests it will not be withdrawn,” he said.

He also declared that the construction of a Ram temple “touching the skies” in Ayodhya will begin within three months.

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Jammu, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, has said that Pakistan would scream for water as after the completion of the Ujj multi-purpose and Shahpur Kandi projects in Kathua district, India would not allow even a single drop of water to flow into Pakistan.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said this while addressing a gathering in Barnoti area of Kathua district. He said for the past many decades, the Ujj multi-purpose project over Ujj River and Shahpur Kandi barrage over the Ravi, had been awaiting completion, but successive governments had delayed these projects. »

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Islamabad, Jan 22 (KMS): Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said Pakistan has a clear vision regarding Kashmir cause and it will defend it at every front.
Addressing a seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad, she said government’s diplomatic campaign has been successful in exposing Modi’s fascist regime.
The Spokesperson said due to our efforts, United Nations Security Council called its second meeting over the issue of Kashmir.
She reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue its moral, political and diplomatic to the people of occupied Kashmir for their right of self-determination. »

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