Harassment of juournalists denounced

Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have intensified cordon and search operations across the territory to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement and to stop them from raising voice against the recent anti-Kashmir moves of the Modi government.

The troops and sleuths of National Investigation Agency have arrested several youth during military operations and house raids in Srinagar, Badgam, Islamabad, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Kishtwar, Doda, Bhaderwah, Rajouri and other areas. The main objective behind these operations is to create a sense of fear among the masses. The residents of these areas told media that the troops barge into their houses, thrash the inmates and vandalize their properties. The NIA alone has arrested four people including a woman and her father from Srinagar and Pulwama areas during the last few days.

Meanwhile, the residents of Kashmir Valley continued to face severe hardships due to unrelenting military siege on 216th consecutive day, today. »

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Geneva, March 07 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has said that Kashmir dispute should be resolved in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions on Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing during the ongoing 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva said that UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir called for a free and impartial plebiscite to allow the Kashmiris to decide their future. He said that the UN resolutions were also endorsed by the first Indian Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the Indian representatives in the UN Security Council from time to time. »

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Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Press Club has strongly condemned the harassment of two photojournalists by Indian police in Pulwama district.

Two cameramen, Qayoom Khan and Qaisar Mir, working for CNN-News 18 and TV9 Bharatvarsh, were stopped by the police from performing their professional work in Pulwama and their camera and two mobile phones were also snatched away and returned after almost 5 hours.

The Kashmir Press Club in a statement in Srinagar denounced the harassment of journalists by Indian army and police. »

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Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, one civilian was killed and another injured in a grenade blast in Srinagar.

Two civilians identified as Ghulam Nabi Ahanger, a retired PDD employee from Zainakdal, and Rafiq Ahmed Shala of Nawakadal, received injuries when an unknown person lobbed a grenade towards a bunker of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Maharaj Gunj in Srinagar. They were shifted to SMHS Hospital where Ghulam Nabi Ahanger succumbed to his injuries.

Soon after the attack, Indian troops and police personnel cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attacker. »

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Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two more persons in Srinagar and Pulwama areas.

The arrested persons were identified as Waizul Islam (19) of Bagh-e-Mehtab area of Srinagar and Muhammad Abbas Rather (32), a resident of Hakripora in Pulwama.

The NIA had arrested a civilian, Tariq  Ahmed, and his daughter, Insha Tariq on Tuesday during a house raid in Hakripora.

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Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem Azadi has said that Kashmir is a serious dispute and cannot be resolved through unrealistic statements by the Indian rulers.

The spokesman of Islami Tanzeem Azadi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the BJP leaders could satisfy Indian people through such statements to some extent but could not change the thinking of the people of occupied Kashmir. »

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Kabul/Dhaka, March 07 (KMS): Thousands of people held protest rallies in Afghanistan and Bangladesh to denounce the state-sponsored brutalities being committed against Muslims in India and occupied Kashmir.
The protesters condemned attacks on mosques, religious seminaries and oppression against Muslims in India.
In Kabul, the civil society organized a protest rally which started from Shahr-e-Naw Park and headed towards Indian embassy. However, the participants were not allowed to go towards the embassy. »

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Islamabad, March 07 (KMS): Russian Muslim Scholar Suleman Niazov has said that European Muslims Forum worried about Kashmiri and Indian Muslims future. Indian government supervising RSS terrorists to killings and genocide there. World must take urgent notice to normalise crucial situation.
He was talking with think tank, Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) president and Kashmiri human rights activist Dr Muhammad Tahir Tabassum here.
Suleman said that this is not stone era now we will support Kashmiri’s right to self determination recognised by UN resolutions.

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