Release of Kashmiri detainees demanded

Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat organizations have said that India is victimizing the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission and force them to stop resisting its illegal hold over Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat organizations including Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and Democratic Political Movement in their statements said that Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi had devised a plan to send Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, to gallows in a 30-year-old false case. They maintained that India was plotting to prolong the illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and annihilate them. They appealed to the world human rights bodies to take cognizance of the plight of the Kashmiri detainees. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Zafar Akbar Butt, was shifted to hospital after his health deteriorated at Chanapura police station in Srinagar.

The JKSM in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Zafar Akbar Butt’s nose started bleeding at the police station due to high blood pressure after which police shifted him to hospital where he was under treatment.

The statement said that Zafar Akbar Butt was also taken to the hospital two days ago due to deteriorating health condition in the police station but was shifted back to the police station after minor treatment. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Grand Mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam, has demanded release of all illegally detained Kashmiris in the wake of fast spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said this while addressing a meeting of religious leaders held in Srinagar, today, to discuss the situation arising out of coronovirus spread. He said that the prisoners could be affected by the disease as most of the jails lacked basic facilities.

He urged the people to avoid religious gatherings and ceremonies including marriages so that the spread of the deadly coronavirus could be prevented. He said that only physically fit people who have no sign of illness should attend prayers while those suffering from cold, fever and other ailments should stay in homes including elderly people. »

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World may have now realized Kashmiris’ hardships: Sopori

Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, has said that due to the lockdown in different countries in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the world community must have no difficulty in realizing the sufferings the people of the territory have been going through during the continued military siege for the past over seven months.

Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the time had come to take steps against India for its brutalities including custodial killings, arrests and forced disappearance in occupied Kashmir.

He also appealed to the people of Kashmir to follow the preventive measures to save themselves from deadly coronavirus. »

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Brussels, March 21 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has called upon the world community to put pressure on India to immediately release illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels expressing serious concern over the deteriorating health of Yasin Malik said that the Indian government would be responsible if anything unpleasant happened to the incarcerated leader. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader, Muhammad Shafi Lone, and APHC-AJK leader, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, have said that the Indian government and its agencies have implicated the illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in three decades old fake cases.

Muhammad Yasin Malik is lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail for the past over one year.

Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik had been suffering from various diseases and the officials of the Tihar jail were not providing him proper medical facilities. He deplored that the Jammu TADA court has chargesheeted the JKLF Chairman in a three decades old fake case which showed prejudice of the said court. »

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Deployment of troops increased

Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have ordered imposition of strict restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley in the name of precautionary measures against coronavirus, causing more sufferings to the already besieged people.

, District Magistrate Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, issued the ordered of imposition of strict restrictions in Srinagar district. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, family members of detainees and human rights activists have demanded the immediate release of the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the entire world.

Since repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir in August, last year, thousands of people have been illegally detained hundreds of them under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

Kashmiri youth are frequently arrested and put behind the bars for holding peaceful anti-India protest demonstration. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a soldier of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has committed suicide in Srinagar.

The soldier identified as Dilbagh Singh posted at Srinagar civil secretariat shot himself with his service rifle while on duty at around 12:30 am on Friday night. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Social Youth Forum (JKSYF), on the directives of its Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar, continued its Valley-wide drive in the wake of coronavirus.

The JKSYF in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a party delegation led by South Kashmir in charge, Zubair Ahmed Mir, visited Khanabal area of Islamabad district and distributed masks and sanitizers among the people. »

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