New Delhi, February 13 (KMS): The General Secretary of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Sitaram Yechury has termed the visits of foreign diplomats to Srinagar as staged.

Sitaram Yechury addressing a press conference in Delhi along with party member from Kashmir Yousuf Tarigami said, “Diplomats come and go. Once they leave, new draconian sections are slapped on the leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir.” »

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US senators denounce curbs in IOK

Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): Over 12 thousand Kashmiri detainees including a large number of teenage boys are presently languishing in different jails of occupied Kashmir and inside India.

According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, of them 900 are detained under draconian law, Public Safety Act. At least, 600 of the detainees are imprisoned in jails inside India. Some of these detainees include Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Hameed Fayaz, Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen, Fahmida Sofi, High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Aiyaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Mehrajudin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Maulana Sarjan Barkati, Qazi Yasir Ahmad, Moulana Mushtaq Veeri, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. PSA was also recently invoked against regional political leaders including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

The detainees have no access to medical facilities and proper food. They are also not presented before courts on scheduled dates. Often the goons associated with the Hindutva ideology subject the detainees to brutal torture. »

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian solider has committed suicide in Islamabad district.

The soldier of 3 Battalion of Rashtriya Rifles identified as Balram Singh ended his life by taking some poisonous substance during duty at his camp in Ashmuqam area of the district.

This incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in occupied Kashmir to 446 since January 2007.

Meanwhile, three fire fighters lost their lives while six persons including four civilians and two firemen suffered injuries when a three-storey building housing a saw mill on its ground floor collapsed in Talab Tillo area of Jammu city. Thu building collapsed when the firemen were trying to control the fire that broke out in the building.

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested five youth in Badgam district.

The police conducted house raids in Gundipora and Warihama areas of the district. During the raids, the police arrested five youth.

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Srinagar, February 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, prominent leader of Kashmir freedom struggle, Abdul Ghani Dar alias Abdullah Ghazali, was assassinated in Srinagar. Locals said that his assassination was the handiwork of Indian intelligence agencies. Ghazali was stabbed to death in a mosque in Maisuma area of Srinagar.

 

78-year-old Abdul Ghani Dar, who belonged to Russu area of Beerwah, Badgam, was killed when unknown persons attacked him during prayers in a mosque in Maisuma area of Srinagar. He was a prominent religious personality and commander. »

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Rawalpindi, February 13 (KMS): Speakers at a Kashmir Solidarity seminar said that the illegal measures of abrogating Kashmir’s special status by the Indian government have further strengthened the resolve of Kashmiris to fight Indian occupation and achieve their goal of freedom.

The seminar, which followed a Solidarity Walk, was organized by Center for Advanced Studies in Health and Technology (CASHT), with an objective to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir in their struggle against Indian occupation. »

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Washington, February 13 (KMS): Ahead of US President, Donald Trump’s India visit later this month, four top US senators have expressed concern about the continued internet curbs in occupied Kashmir and detention of political leaders.

The concern has been expressed by the senators, Chris Van Hollen, Todd Young, Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham, in their letter to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In their letter, the senators also expressed concern over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that triggered protests across India.

The letter by the senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, says that the Indian government “continues to block most Internet in the region… India has now imposed the longest ever internet shutdown by a democracy, disrupting access to medical care, business and education for 7 million people”. »

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Jammu, Feb 13 (KMS): At least three firefighters were killed and nine others including four civilians injured Wednesday after a building collapsed following a fire incident in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The building collapsed at Talab Tiloo area of Jammu city, the winter capital of Indian occupied Kashmir.
“Three firefighters were killed and five of their colleagues injured after they went inside to douse fire at a three-storey building,” a police official posted in police control Jammu said. “Apart from this, four civilians were injured in the incident.”
According to police officials, the injured were undergoing treatment at the government medical college hospital in Jammu. »

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Islamabad, February 13 (KMS): The President of Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Syed Manzoor Ahmad Shah, has said that the people of Kashmir welcome the visit of Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan, to Pakistan.

Syed Manzoor Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan, had fully supported the stance of Pakistan over the Kashmir dispute and condemned the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir at every global forum. »

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