Lockdown continues on 195th day

Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have intensified cordon and search operations to harass and intimidate the masses for showing resistance to its illegal hold on the territory.

The troops in the cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Islamabad, Pulwama and other areas have arrested several youth during last few days. The residents told media that the troops have made their lives a hell. They said the forces’ personnel barge into the houses, harass the inmates and ransack household goods.

The people of the Kashmir Valley continued to face tremendous hardships due to unrelenting military lockdown and suspension of broadband and high speed mobile internet on 195th consecutive day, today. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the authorities have deployed more troops around the residence of ailing APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani.

The APHC sources said that increase in number of troops had spread panic among the people and the family members of Gilani were also facing difficulties in moving in and out of the house.

The APHC-AJK Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani, in a statement issued in Islamabad appealed the Kashmiris, living across the world, in particular, and the Muslim Uamma, to pray for the early recovery of Kashmiris’ beloved leader and APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani. He said that Syed Ali Gilani is unwell nowadays and due to his illness, social media was full of rumours about Syed Ali Gilani’s deteriorating health. He said the rumours also shocked the Kashmiris living all over the world. »

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Islamabad, February 15 (KMS): The Convener of AJK chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi has said that people of Kashmir have greatly hailed the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s speech during a joint session of the Pakistan parliament

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in a statement issued in Islamabad reiterated that Pakistan and Turkey along with China and Malaysia should now approach the world community to resolve Kashmir dispute as per the United Nations resolutions. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen (KTK) has strongly condemned the cold-blooded murder of former Chief of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Abdul Ghani Dar alias Abdullah Ghazali.

Abdullah Ghazali was found dead in a mosque in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Thursday. Local residents said that his killing was the handiwork of the personnel Indian secret agencies.

The Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen in a statement issued in Srinagar, paying tributes to all Kashmiri martyrs, deplored that in past several Hurriyat and pro-freedom leaders and activists were attacked and assassinated by Indian agencies and India-sponsored known gunmen and now in the same way Ghazali was killed in Srinagar. »

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Washington, February 15 (KMS): Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) has appealed to the people to pray for the early recovery of ailing APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani.

The WKAF Secretary General, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in a statement issued in Washington said that there had been numerous rumors floating in the press and Social media regarding the latest health status of Syed Ali Gilani.

He said, Syed Ali Gilani is more than 90 years of age and has multiple medical issues to deal with for many years of which the most important ones have been his removal of the left kidney because of cancer in 2003, removal of a part of the right kidney few years later again due to cancer, heart problems needing numerous hospitalizations and a pacemaker placement. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, has paid glowing tributes to prominent Kashmiri liberation leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, Muhammad Afzal Guru and Ghulam Mohammad Bulla on their martyrdom anniversaries.

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori addressing a gathering held in Sopore said that Maqbool Butt, Afzal Guru and Ghulam Mohammad Bulla sacrificed their lives for a noble cause and the great sacrifices of these leaders and other Kashmiri martyrs would definitely bring fruit and Kashmir would see freedom from Indian bondage. »

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New Delhi, February 15 (KMS): Foreign envoys, who visited occupied Kashmir, have urged the Indian government to swiftly lift the restrictions on communications still imposed in the territory.

Virginie Battu-Henriksson, EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, told media that the European Union (EU) would want to see the swift lifting of restrictions on communications in the territory.

She said that restrictions remained, notably on internet access and mobile services, and some political leaders were still in detention. It is important that the restrictions be lifted swiftly, she added. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested four youth in Srinagar.

The police arrested three youth, Irfan Ahmed Khan, Mudabir Aijaz and Waheed Ashraf Rathar, when they were travelling on a motorcycle in Magarmal Bagh area of Srinagar. The police dubbed these youth as Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of mujahid organizations.

The police arrested another youth identified as Ghulam Mohiudin Dar from Karan Nagar area of Srinagar.

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have booked former officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, Shah Faesal, under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

Shah Faesal has been under detention since August 14, last year He was detained and later shifted to the MLA hostel in Srinagar. However, it is not clear if he will be shifted to home or kept in the MLA hostel sub-jail.

The PSA, often described as a draconian measure, allows the occupation authorities to detain a person for up to two years without a trial. »

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Islamabad, Feb 15 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Imran Khan said people had greatly liked President Erdogan’s speech during a joint session of the parliament and reiterated that if the Turkish leader fought an election from Pakistan, he would do a “clean sweep”.
The Premier said this while addressing a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the two countries signed 13 memorandums of understandings for cooperation in various areas.
He thanked Erdogan on the country’s behalf for speaking up against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. He noted that at least eight million Kashmiris have been under Indian siege for over six months, while Kashmiri leaders have been put in jail. “They have no rights … they are living in fear,” he added. The premier reiterated that Kashmir is a disputed territory according to United Nations resolutions. »

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