New Delhi, March 01 (KMS): At least 42 people have been killed and over 300 injured in deadly violence against Muslims in several parts of New Delhi.

The violence began after weeks of peaceful protests over a citizenship law that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government introduced in December 2019, which eases the path to Indian citizenship for minority groups from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries.

Parts of the capital descended into violence on last Sunday, after a politician of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader warned Muslims against continuing with sit-ins or risk facing the BJP supporters’ wrath. »

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India extends 37 laws to IOK

Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 10 Kashmiris during the last month of February.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those killed, three were martyred in fake encounters or in custody. During the month, 30 people were critically injured due to use of brute force and firing of teargas shells by Indian police and paramilitary personnel on peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory while 137 civilians, mostly youth, were arrested. Most of the detainees were booked under black law, Public Safety Act.

The people of the Kashmir Valley continue to hit by severe hardships due to the ongoing military siege and internet suspension on the 210th successive day, today. More than 50 per cent industrial unites have completely stopped functioning as a result of seven-month lockdown and internet gag. »

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Karachi, March 01 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India must not consider Kashmiris weak and defenceless because 220 million Pakistani people, right from Karachi up to Khyber and from Khunjerab to Gwadar, stand by them.

While addressing a seminar, titled, ‘Indian State Terrorism: Kashmir and World Peace’, organised by the Human Rights Council of Pakistan at Karachi Arts Council, he said that the flames which India has been fanning in Occupied Kashmir for the last 72 years have now engulfed the whole of India, and the slogans of Azadi (freedom) which was earlier heard only in the disputed territory, are “now being echoed across India”. »

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London, March 01 (KMS): The UK-based Kashmiri leader and Executive Member of Organisation of Kashmir Coalition, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl has strongly condemned the attacks on Muslims in New Delhi, India.

Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl in a statement issued in London termed the anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi regretful. He said that the riots started during the visit of the US President, Donald Trump to India. »

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New Delhi, March 01 (KMS): In another step towards the total annexation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir with India, New Delhi has approved 37 laws, which were not previously applicable to occupied Jammu and Kashmir, will now be applied in the territory after losing its special status.

The Indian Cabinet approved the decision for application and adaptation of Indian laws under concurrent list to Jammu and Kashmir. Among the said 37 Indian laws some include important acts like All India Services Act, The Census Act, The Central Goods and Services Tax Act, Income Tax Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Act, which were not earlier applicable to Jammu and Kashmir, but will now be applied in the territory, said an official release. »

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Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred ten Kashmiris during the last month of February.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those killed three were martyred in a fake encounter or in custody.

During the month, thirty people were critically injured due to use of brute force and firing of teargas shells by Indian police and paramilitary personnel on peaceful demonstrators in the occupied territory while 137 civilians, mostly youth, activists and students, were arrested and several of them were booked under black law Public Safety Act. »

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Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian Army officer died in a fire incident in Gulmarg area of Baramulla district on Sunday.

A fire had broken out in an officers’ hut Saturday night and Major Ankit Budhraja of Indian army’s Corps Signals, attached with SSTC Gulmarg, rescued his wife and one of his dogs. However, the Major received burn injuries up to 90 per cent and died on the spot, a police official said. »

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Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum, Umar Aadil Dar, has sought release of political detainees.

Umar Aadil Dar in his statement issued in Srinagar said that in democracy everyone had right to raise voice for their rights. »

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New Delhi, March 01 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court will decide, tomorrow, if the petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir should be heard by a larger bench of not less than seven judges.

The bench headed by Justice Ramana and also comprising justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, R Subhash Reddy, BR Gavai and Surya Kant had reserved its verdict on the issue of reference on January 23. »

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Lucknow, March 01 (KMS): The Aligarh police have booked over 22 students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who belong to occupied Jammu and Kashmir on the charge of participating in anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.

The protests started on February 24, a day after clashes between protesters and the police, in the Jeevangarh area of Aligarh. The FIR was lodged on Friday night. »

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