Srinagar, April 05 (KMS): Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to four Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in Kulgam district, yesterday.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Hardmanguri area of Kulgam district yesterday.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabir Ahmad Dar in a statement in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the five martyrs of Keran, Kupwara and four martyrs of Kulgam. He said, these proud sons of soil have given loud and clear message to India that their days are numbered in Kashmir. The reign of terror unleashed by India in Jammu and Kashmir is totally against the international laws and human rights declarations, he added. He said, the huge sacrifices offered by these mujahideen will make understand the policy-makers in Delhi that their terror tactics can never bear fruit and they no longer can keep Kashmir under their forcible occupation. »

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Edict says doing so will weaken Muslims, strengthen enemies

Islamabad, April 05 (KMS): Prominent religious scholar and leading Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Muneebur Rehman, has said that since India is illegally occupying Jammu and Kashmir and has deprived its residents of their basic human rights, it is, therefore, absolutely not lawful for the people of the territory to sell their properties, even a small tool like needle, to the Hindus of India.

Mufti Muneebur Rehman issued the fatwa [religious decree] in response to an istifta [religious query] that whether it is lawful for the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir to sell their properties to the Hindus of India to accomplish the objective of the despotic Indian rulers of converting Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir into a minority especially when India in violation of its own constitution, UN resolutions and international law abrogated Articles 35-A and 370 on August 5, 2019? The query also mentioned the introduction of new domicile law by India, which has lifted ban on Indian citizens to get jobs in occupied Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, April 05 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly condemned savage siege and search operation by the Indian army and police in Kulgam.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad said that in the operation four youth were martyred and three houses, animal sheds with four cows, 60 sheep and currency notes worth of hundreds of thousands rupees were burnt to ashes sending shock waves across the territory.

He said that such a gruesome ruthless military operation as carried out with fire arms and ammunition could neither be forgiven nor forgotten by the people of Kashmir. He stated that India was hiding its nefarious designs and intentions under the façade of coronavirus and made the life of the hell during the last 8 months lockdown in the backdrop of the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status. »

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Srinagar, April 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred five more Kashmiri youth bringing the toll to nine since yesterday.

The youth were killed during a continued violent operation in Keran area of Kupwara district. Indian army confirmed that three soliders were also killed during the operation.

Earlier, Indian troops had killed four youth identified as Sadam Malik, Aijaz Ahmed Naikoo, Shahid Sadiq Malik and Waqar Ahmed in Hardmanguri area of Kulgam district, yesterday. Three Indian troops were injured in an attack in the same area.

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Srinagar, April 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops  martyred 87 Kashmiris including 3 women during the ongoing 8-month long siege and lockdown in the territory.

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the completion of eight months of unrelenting military siege and lockdown, today, since India had revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir on 5th August, last year, at least 956 people were critically injured due to use of brute forces, firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful demonstrators by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, April 05 (KMS): The hope of returning home is fading among hundreds of Kashmiri students who have completed quarantine period in Jaisalmer city of Rajasthan, India, after their return from Iran last month.

Over 100 Kashmiri students, most of them females, have appealed the authorities to help them to return to Kashmir. “With every passing day, we are losing hope,” a fourth year female student at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), told Kashmir Observer. “We don’t know if we could ever go back to our homes. We have been left in lurch, abandoned,” she added. »

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