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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 70 Kashmiris including two women and four young boys were martyred by Indian troops during the past 200 days of military lockdown and siege in the territory.

According to the data released by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those martyred, 11 were killed in fake encounters or custody. At least 942 Kashmiris were critically injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful protesters by Indian forces in the occupied territory since August 5, 2019 till date.

Thousands of Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz, High Court Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Aiyaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal and Farooq Ahmad Dar are under illegal detention in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India. »

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Islamabad, February 20 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter conducted a session with the President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK, Raja Faheem Kiyani in Islamabad, today.

The APHC-AJK General Secretary, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb chaired the session. The participants of the meeting thoroughly discussed the latest situation of the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar February 20 (KMS): in occupied Kashmir, a court in Srinagar has extended the judicial remand of illegally detained ailing Chairman of Jammu and Kashmi Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, till March 11.

The spokesman for the party in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Abdul Samad Inqilabi was presented in the Srinagar court through video conferencing in a fake case and the court granted extension in his judicial remand till March 11. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of the paternal aunt of Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

The deceased was also wife of Molvi Muhammad Yaseen Shah and daughter-in-law of Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Shah who suddenly passed away in Rawalpindi (Pakistan), today. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Assistant Commandant of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) committed suicide in Kathua district, today.

The officer identified as V B Yadav of the 90th Battalion committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in 90th Battalion in Karal Krishna Border Post of the district , officials said. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 70 Kashmiris including two women and four young boys were martyred by Indian troops during the last 200 days of military siege in the territory.

According to the data issued by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those martyred, 11 were killed in fake encounters or custody. At least 942 Kashmiris were critically injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful demonstrators by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel in the occupied territory since August 5, 2019 till date. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): Freelance Kashmiri journalist, Ahmer Khan, was named the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse (AFP) Kate Webb Prize on Thursday for his coverage during the India-imposed ongoing lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally hired reporters in Asia operating in difficult conditions.

Ahmer Khan, 27, was honoured for a series of video and written reports that vividly illustrated the impact on locals in occupied Kashmir following India’s decision to strip the territory of its special status on 5th August, last year. India’s Hindu communal government imposed restrictions on movement and a communications blackout, virtually cutting the occupied territory from the world. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have booked another leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under black law Public Safety Act (PSA).

The authorities invoked the PSA against Peer Mansoor, the PDP leader and aide of party President, Mehbooba Mufti.
A dossier of PSA was handed over to him.

The Indian authorities have already booked politicians including Farooq Abdullah, Umar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Shah Faisal under the draconian law. »

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Srinagar, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi has said that the recent statement of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, about Kashmir dispute is a victory of Pakistan’s stance.

The Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed hope that the United Nationswould play its due role in resolving the Kashmir dispute as per the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council.

He said that Jammu and Kashmir was a globally recognized dispute whose political future was yet to be decided. He said, a durable solution to the Kashmir dispute lies in the UN resolutions. »

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Jammu, February 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, five members of a family were killed in an accident in Samba district of Jammu region.

A police official said that the incident occurred when a car rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Pathankot highway at Swanda Morh in Gagwal area of the district. The police official said that the car driver lost control of the wheels and hit the truck that was parked on the roadside.

As per reports, the car was on its way from Amritsar to Jammu when it rammed into the truck. All five members of a family were rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment. However, all of them were declared brought dead.

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