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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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party, Mohammad Yousuf Naqsh, has said that India has created an atmosphere of intimidation and harassment in Kashmir.

Muhammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “despite Indian atrocities, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are determined to continue their struggle till freedom.”

The Hurriyat leader urged the United Nations to implement its resolutions to ensure peace in South Asia.

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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi has expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees languishing in jails of occupied Kashmir and India.

A party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the treatment meted out to the Kashmiri detainees in Indian jails is against the international norms and manuals of jail. He said that the detainees are kept in jails of Kotbhalwal, Jammu, Kathua, Agra, Rajashtan, Haryana and Tihar- far away from their homes. »

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Islambad, Feb 26 (KMS): Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood Tuesday said US President Donald Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir during the ongoing visit to India was the victory of Pakistan’s stance and foreign policy.
Talking to a private news channel, he said Trump had praised Pakistan’s role against the war on terror and admitted that Prime Minister Imran Khan was one of his good friends. The US and Pakistan were enjoying cordial relations, he added.
The minister said the foreign policy was going in right direction as Pakistan was enjoying good ties with all countries except India. »

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Berlin, Feb 26 (KMS): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany, Jauhar Saleem, on Tuesday apprised Bundestag (German Parliament) Speaker on the ongoing situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir — highlighting the continued human rights violations and heightened tension in the region.
Saleem and the speaker held discussions during a detailed meeting at Parliament President Wolfgang Schauble’s office.
The peace process in Afghanistan, with reference to of the ongoing talks between US and the Taliban, also came under discussion during the meeting. »

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New Delhi, February 25 (KMS): Ten people have been killed in Delhi amid clashes over a controversial new Indian citizenship law during US President, Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country.

The clashes are happening in Muslim-majority neighbourhoods in north-east Delhi – about 18km (11 miles) from the heart of the capital, where President Trump has been holding meetings with Indian leaders, diplomats and businessmen.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) – which critics say is anti-Muslim – has sparked massive protests since it was passed last year, and some of those have turned violent. »

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Demands lifting of lockdown, release of Kashmiri detainees

Geneva, February 25 (KMS): Pakistan on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the immediate lifting of the communication blockade in Kashmir and release of Kashmiri detainees.

Speaking at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Pakistan Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari demanded that all actions taken by the Indian government since August 5 be repealed. »

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