New Delhi, January 09 (KMS): A ‘Free Kashmir’ poster was waved during a protest in Delhi University against the violent attack on students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the Indian capital.

The students of St Stephens College of Delhi University boycotted their classes and took part in the massive protest to show their solidarity to the JNU students. As pictures of the protest surfaced, a student was seen holding a “Kashmir Aazad” poster. The students also chanted Azaadi (freedom) slogans. »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police have issued a circular urging people to officially register the WhatsApp groups they moderate.

This move comes after a five-month internet shutdown in the occupied territory which is still ongoing in most parts of the Kashmir Valley. The Indian government blocked internet and telecommunications services in occupied Kashmir on August 05, 2019 to prevent anti-India demonstrations when it revoked the special status of the territory.

An order from Kargil police, tweeted by local publication Ladakh Times, suggests that the admins have to register their WhatsApp groups at the nearest police station. Moreover, they’ll be held responsible for contents shared in the group. »

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New Delhi, Jan 09 (KMS): Students came out in large numbers across India on Wednesday to protest Sunday’s violence against students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) while Opposition parties, including the Congress, announced they would soon meet to decide their future course of action.
In a separate development, New Delhi moved the Supreme Court, seeking transfer of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the CAA pending before different high courts to the top court.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde posted the matter for January 10. The Bench, also comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, said, “We are of the prima facie view that high courts should hear petitions challenging CAA and in case there is a conflict then we may look into it”. »

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Guwahati, Jan 09 (KMS): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikey to inaugurate the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games 2020 here on January 10 as BJP Assam unit is yet to receive confirmation about his programme.
An invitation was sent to the PMO to invite Modi to inaugurate the Khelo India Youth Games but no confirmation on it has been received, BJP state unit spokesman Rupam Goswami told media on Wednesday.
“There is no talk about the prime minister coming to Guwahati to inaugurate Khelo India. Sending an invitation to the PM is a formality. We have not received any confirmation from the PMO to our invitation,” he said when asked whether Modi has cancelled his visit to Assam, which is witnessing protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. »

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Muzaffarabad, Jan 09 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has unequivocally said the people of Pakistan and AJK – in the length and cranny of the world – are determined to take the Kashmir liberation movement to its ultimate goal and “they will not allow any negligence in regard to the decades-old conflict”.
Talking to a delegation of refugees from Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday, he said New Delhi is attempting to create frustration among Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) through rumours to weaken the bond between Pakistan and IOK.
The Himalayan region has been under clampdown for the last 157 days since the Modi government stripped the valley of its special autonomy. »

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Islamabad, January 08 (KMS): The European Union will not be part of the foreign delegates’ team visiting IOK tomorrow at the Indian government’s invitation.

The two-day tour that begins tomorrow would be attended by envoys from the Latin America and Africa. Diplomats from Australia and several Gulf nations, who were expected to go, have dropped out due to what they called “scheduling” reasons. »

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IOK remains under fear, intimidation

Srinagar, January 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people defying curfew-like restrictions poured in Bijbehara, the hometown, of martyr Zahid Hasan in Islamabad district to participate in his funeral prayers.

Zahid Hasan was martyred during a cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian Army, police and Central Reserve Police Force in Awantipora area of Pulwama district, yesterday. High-pitched pro-freedom and and anti-India slogans were raised on the occasion. He was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard amid tears and sobs.

Meanwhile, fear continues to grip the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region as Indian military siege and lockdown entered 157th consecutive day, today. The chilly weather conditions coupled with restrictions, continued suspension of Internet and prepaid mobile services are causing huge inconvenience to the masses. »

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Jammu, January 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, Mir Shahid Saleem, has said that the entire Muslim population of Jammu region is forced to live under the shadow of terror after seizure of all basic and democratic rights of the Kashmiri people by the fascist Indian government.

Mir Shahid Saleem said this while talking to Khurram Pervez, a prominent human rights activist and the head of the Coalition of Civil Society, who met him in Jammu. »

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Srinagar,January 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three persons were injured in a grenade blast in Srinagar city, today.

The blast occurred in Habbak area of the city resulting in the injuries to three civilians. All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Indian forces sealed all entry and exit points and launched search operations in he area.

Meanwhile, an Indian army porter died after struck by an avalanche at Shahpur in Poonch district, police said.

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Islamabad, January 08 (KMS): Zahid Ashraf, Vice Chairman, J&K Young Men’s League has strongly denounced the continued siege and communication blockade of occupied Kashmir.

Reprimanding India for its callousness and total disregard for human norms , Zahid Ashraf in a statement said that the barbaric treatment of the millions of Kashmiris would only harden their defiance and resistance against the illegal Indian hold and reinforce their disenchantment with the occupier. »

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