Srinagar, February 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organisations have paid glowing tributes to prominent liberation leaders, Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt on the eve of their martyrdom anniversaries.

India had hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th February in 1984 and Muhammad Afzal Guru in the same jail on 9th February, 2013, for their role in the ongoing Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail.

The APHC Chairman, Syed All Gilani, in a statement issued in Srinagar paying rich tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt described their executions as the most shameful acts of the Indian government and a blot on the so-called democratic face of India. »

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Srinagar, February 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the 7th martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations. The leaders and organizations have also called for complete shutdown on Tuesday on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of another prominent liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt. »

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Srinagar, February 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has strongly condemned the authorities for extending the illegal detention under draconian law Public Safety Act (PSA) of its President, Mian Abdul Qayoom.

The HCBA in a meeting in Srinagar expressed concern over the deteriorating health of Mian Qayoom and called upon the authorities concerned to immediately revoke the illegal and unconstitutional detention order and its extension unconditionally. »

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Demand an immediate end to lockdown in occupied Kashmir

London, February 08 (KMS): More than 120 Muslim scholars from the United Kingdom (UK) have sent the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, an open letter demanding an immediate end to the India-imposed continued lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

The letter, which was sent to the Indian High Commission in London earlier this week began by stating: “This is an Open Letter to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, from the British Muslim Society of Scholars and Supporters. We are writing this letter so we can awaken human conscience to the suffering and plight of the Kashmiri people. The consequences of Mr Modi’s actions are grave indeed, and carry within them the possibility of huge loss of innocent lives, not just in the immediate theatre of conflict but far beyond. Great leaders have always been the ones who can find solutions to the most difficult situations, not those who create greater problems from situations they inherit, without doubt wisdom is the inheritance of the wise, and only the humble benefit from it. We advise you, dear reader, to read this letter with an open mind and heart, and evaluate the actions of the Indian state and their consequences for the wider human family, there’s no doubt that every soul shall return to his creator, and will be held accountable for what they sowed on earth.” »

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Srinagar, February 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has strongly condemned the brutal killing of a young Kashmiri boy, Basit Ahmed, by Hindu extremists in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Basit Ahmed of Kupwara district was critically injured after he was severely beaten by the Hindu goons in Hassanpora-Hathwada area of Rajasthan. He later succumbed to his injuries. »

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Rawalpindi, February 08 (KMS): Senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Haji Ghulam Mohammad Masroor, passed away after prolonged illness in Rawalpindi, today.

His Namaz-e-Janaza will be offered after Maghrib prayers at the Muhammadia Masjid, New Katarin, F Block Market in Rawlpindi, today. »

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Islamabad, February 8 (KMS):Speakers have hailed the way Kashmir issue has come to be acute concern of the international community in the aftermath of August 5, 2019 revocation of Article 370 and 35 A of the Indian constitution by Indian government nullifying independent status of Kashmir.
They stated this at one-day national seminar on “Internationalisation of Kashmir Issue: A Diplomatic Success of Pakistan” organised by Sindh University Pakistan Study Centre at senate hall of the vice chancellor secretariat with VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat in the presidential chair, wherein noted scholar Prof Dr Uzma Shuja at, Dr. Khalil-u-Rehman Shaikh, Dr IShrat Afshan Abbasi and Dr Sumera Umrani as speakers on the dais.
Dr. Burfat, in his presidential address said that the will of the people of Kashmir counted supreme as it related to their lives and the lives of the generations that were to come. »

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Islamabad, Feb 08 (KMS): Two of world largest and prominent Human Rights (HR) Organizations, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) in a Joint letter this Feb 5th have urged Indian Prime Minister, Home Minister and Chief Justice of Supreme court to immediately release Miyan Abdul Qayoom, President of Jammu & Kashmir High Court Bar Association and hundreds of others who are arbitrarily detained under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). PSA gives powers to Indian government to detain anyone for 2 years without trial. »

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