Several youth arrested during house raids

Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district, today.

The troops martyred the youth at Naina Sangam in Bijbehara area of the district during a cordon and search operation which started late last night. The operation continued till last reports came in.

Indian police and troops arrested at least 17 youth during house raids in Pulwama, Shopian, Ganderbal and Baramulla districts. These youth have been labeled as Over Ground Workers of mujahideen. The police also arrested two other youth in Kupwara and Handwara areas for sharing material depicting the Indian atrocities in the territory. The arrests have been made days after the Indian police registered an open FIR for defying government orders on the use of social media. The sleuths of India’s National Investigation Agency carried out a raid at Darul-Uloom in Pinglana area of Pulwama district. »

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Islamabad, February 22 (KMS): A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), today, met the visiting British Members of Parliament (MPs) in Islamabad and apprised them of the latest situation of occupied Kashmir.

The JKLF delegates including Saleem Haroon, Rafiq Dar, Sajid Sidiqi and Aftab Ahmed, told the MPs, Debbie Abrahams, who is also Chairperson of All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, and Imran Hussain that the Indian government had been committing the worst kind of human rights violations on occupied Kashmir. »

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United Nations, February 22 (KMS): The International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), a non-governmental organisation, has submitted a written statement for the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council’s agenda item 4, human rights situation.

The session of the Human Rights Council will be held from February 24 to March 20, 2020 and the Secretary-General has received the written statement, which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

The IHRAAM statement said, genocide was first recognised as a crime under international law in 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly and was codified as an independent crime in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Khawaja Firdous, has said that India will never succeed in suppressing the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle through military might.

Khawaja Firdous addressing a public gathering at Pandach in Srinagar said that the Kashmiris, by rendering unprecedented sacrifices, had proved that they would never accept Indian supremacy and despite all the difficulties would continue their struggle for securing their birthright to self-determination. »

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Jammu, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement, Qazi Muhammad Irshad, has said that India has converted the territory into a big jail.

Qazi Muhammad Irshad in a statement issued in Jammu said that the Kashmir was a UN-mandated dispute. He said that the UN should put pressure on India to stop human rights abuses in the occupied territory. He added that the people of Kashmir should be granted their fundamental right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a local court in Srinagar has adjourned the hearing in the killing of teenager, Tufail Mattoo, till April 11.

Tufail, a student of 12th class, was killed by Indian troops in Srinagar on June 11 in 2010 when he was returning home from tuition. His killing had triggered massive anti-India demonstrations in the territory and over 120 protesters were martyred by Indian troops and police personnel within a period of three months. »

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Bengaluru, February 22 (KMS): A young woman was arrested and booked by Bengaluru police for holding a “Free Kashmir” placard at a protest in the city.

The woman, identified as Arudra Narayanan, is a resident of Malleswaram in west Bengaluru and a student of a private college. The “Kashmir Mukti, Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti” slogans were written in both Kannada and English in the placard held by her. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out a raid at a seminary in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The NIA sleuths raided Darul-Uloom in Pinglana area of Pulwama district and confiscated some documents.

Today’s raid comes a week after NIA arrested former President of the LoC Traders Association, Tanveer Ahmed Wani, a resident of Pulwama. »

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2 arrested, 1000 social media profiles under police scanner

Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, days after the Indian police registered an open FIR for defying government orders on the use of social media, two persons have been arrested in the matter.

The accused were held in two separate cases in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district for allegedly ‘misusing’ social media platforms. One person was arrested in Kupwara while the other was detained in Handwara.

On the other hand, a police officer has said that around 1000 social media profiles are under scanner of Cyber Police. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and troops have arrested over a dozen youth during house raids in different areas of the territory.

The police and troops conducted raids in different areas of Tral in Pulwama district and arrested 12 persons dubbing them as Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of mujahideen.

The police conducted searches in Heff area of Shopian and arrested three youth, Shahid Ahmad Butt, Zahoor Ahmad Padder and Bilal Ahmad Teli, on the similar charges. »

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