NIA raids houses in Badgam, Pulwama

Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, scores of youth were arrested during grand crackdown operations by Indian troops in Pulwama and other districts of the Kashmir valley, today.

Most of the youth were arrested during cordon and search operations, launched by Indian troops in Kareemabad, Sambura, Ratnipura, Rajpura, Pampore, Dadsar, Tral and Mitrigam areas of Pulwama district. The troops sealed all entry and exit points and conducted house-to-house search operations in the areas. Besides, arresting every male member they came across, the troops subjected women and children to brutal torture.There were also reports of large-scale arrests during the ongoing search operations in Gandarbal, Shopian, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipura and districts. »

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Geneva, February 26 (KMS): The International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) headed by Barrister Abdul Majid Tramboo has kicked off the Human Rights session on Kashmir today at UN Offices in Geneva.

IHRAAM has accused India of genocide in Kashmir and urged the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda to open a formal investigation into alleged genocide in Kashmir being conducted by India. »

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Islamabad, Feb 26 (KMS): President Arif Alvi on Wednesday condemned the violence in New Delhi and said that secular forces within India should rise against barbaric actions like the vandalising of a mosque.
In a tweet, Alvi shared a video of a Hindu supremacist mob climbing on a minaret of a mosque and said that the visuals seemed to be a reminder to Muslims of the Babri Masjid episode.


“Another update of the disgraceful act. Vandalising a mosque! It seems to be a reminder to Muslims of the Babri Masjid episode. I think secular forces within India should rise against such barbaric actions,” he said.

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Washington, Feb 26 (KMS): Several lawmakers in the United States raised concerns over the anti-Muslim violence that has erupted in northeastern parts of New Delhi since Sunday, claiming at least 20 lives in three days. The protests began after clashes between those in favour and against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act escalated with multiple attacks on Muslim homes.
“It is important to strengthen relationships with democratic partners like India,” Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Party’s contender for the United States presidential elections later this year. “But we must be able to speak truthfully about our values, including religious freedom and freedom of expression – and violence against peaceful protesters is never acceptable.” »

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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out fresh raids on the residences of Kashmiri youth in Badgam and Pulwama districts.

The NIA sleuths backed by Indian army and police personnel completely sealed Khansahab area of Badgam district while troops were deployed in strength at all entry and exit points in the area.

In the meantime, NIA teams raided the residences of two youth identified as Saqib Ahmad Lone and Suhail Maqbool, simultaneously. They were arrested by Indian police in the district, last week, on the fake charge of being overground workers of mujahideen. »

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Islamabad, February 26 (KMS): Zahid Ashraf, Vice Chairman of J&K Students and Youth Forum has called upon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shun his mulish attitude as he could never be able to sweep the explosive Kashmir issue under the carpet.

Zahid Ashraf in a statement said that despite Modi’s supplications, his patron Trump went public about the reality of the Kashmir knot in his press talk. »

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Indian police arrest two youth

Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Pulwama district, today.

The troops cordoned off Kareemabad area of the district and launched house-to-house searches. A large number of Indian police personnel and troops have been deployed in the area, causing huge inconvenience to the local people. The operation continued till last reports came in.

On the other hand, Indian police arrested two youth during a raid in Gulbugh area of Pulwama, late last night. The police dubbed the arrested youth, Aaqib Maqbool Lone and Naser Ahmed Hurra, as over ground workers of mujahideen.

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New Delhi, Feb 26 (KMS): Deadly violence against the Indian Muslim population claimed at least 27 lives and injured over 200 on Wednesday, as rioters unleashed a vicious rampage across several parts of the capital, torching buildings and vehicles and attacking journalists.
Smoke rose into the sky when Hindu protesters set fruit and vegetable shops and a Muslim shrine on fire in the Bhajanpur area. A mosque was also set on fire on Tuesday by a Hindu mob who shouted “Jai Shri Ram”, translated to “hail Lord Ram”. Videos shared with social media showed them climbing on top of the mosque’s minaret where they attempted to plant an Indian flag, the international media reports. India has been rocked by anti-Muslim violence since Parliament approved a new citizenship law in December that provides rapid naturalisation for foreign-born minorities while depriving India’s indigenous Muslim population of those same rights. »

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Islamabad, February 26 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir People’s Freedom League and former Convener of All parties Hurriyat Conference AJK, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has castigated Modi government in India for unleashing the terror forces and goons of BJP and RSS to thrash and kill the Muslim citizens across India.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmaniin statement issued in Islamabad also condemned the fascist regime for giving a free licence to party goons to loot and burn the properties of Muslims and vandalize mosques, hoist Hindu flags over the minarets in Delhi and else where to crush a peaceful popular uprising against the contentious and anti-Muslim citizenship act and other communal laws. »

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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Chairman, Bilal Siddiqui, has said that India has turned Jammu and Kashmir into a big jail.

Reacting to the unabated detention of thousands of pro-freedom leaders and activists, Bilal Siddiqui in a statement issued in Srinagar said by coercive measures like arrest spree and military lockdown, New Delhi can not compel freedom-loving people of Jammu and Kashmir to surrender their just and legitimate struggle for complete freedom from illegal Indian occupation. »

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