Release of Kashmiri detainees demanded

Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people defying military siege and lockdown took to the streets and participated in the funeral of a martyred youth, Sajjad Nawaz Dar, in Sopore town of Baramulla district.

The body of martyr Sajjad was recovered from the debris of a house which was destroyed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Arampora area of the town, yesterday. Thousands of people, mostly youth and women, joined the funeral of the youth in his native Saidepora area of the town. Amid high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans, the mourners carried the body of Sajjad Dar from Arampora to Saidepora in a big procession. »

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Jammu, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a woman died of coronavirus, taking the death toll to four in the entire territory.

The 61-year-old woman from Udhampur district of Jammu region breathed her last at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu.

As per reports, this is the first death in the Jammu region as all previous three deaths took place in the Kashmir Valley. »

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New Delhi, March 09 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court is hearing a petition, today, seeking restoration of 4G internet in occupied Kashmir.

The petition is listed before a three-judge bench comprising Justice N.V. Ramana, Justice Subash Reddy and Justice B.R.Gavai. The advocates will present their arguments before the court through videoconferencing.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on April 2, seeking restoration of 4G mobile services in the territory due to the prevailing situation caused by the coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has called for release of all illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in different jails of the territory and India in view of the fast spreading coronavirus pandemic.

A statement issued by the HCBA said that the Executive Members of the Bar at a meeting held through video-conferencing resolved to impress upon the High Powered Committee, constituted on the directives of the Indian Supreme Court, to order release of all the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails of the territory and India including the Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom. The HCBA President is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Jail Tihar. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Yasmeen Raja, the Chairperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz, has strongly condemned the issuance of new domicile law by India for Jammu and Kashmir, which is aimed at granting permanent resident certificate to certain categories of Indian citizens.
Yasmeen Raja in a statement issued in Srinagar said, since the world is fighting deadly coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of life worldwide, the extremist Indian government led by Narendra Modi is using the pandemic to advance its sinister agenda in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dr Bilquis, wife of illegally detained senior APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has urged the Kashmiri people to follow the advisory issued by the medical experts and stay indoors to save themselves and others from coronavirus.

Dr Bilquis, who is a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital in Srinagar, talking to media men, citied her husband’s example and said if Shabbir Shah can spend 33 years in jail, why people can’t stay indoors for 33 days?

She said COVID-19 has badly hit Jammu and Kashmir and no one knows who will be the next target of this deadly pandemic. “COVID-19 attacks indiscriminately without knowing who is employed or unemployed, old or young, doctor or engineer. It is our collective responsibility to stay away from gatherings and remain indoors for time being,” she maintained. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities, in violation of the internationally disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, have accorded sanction to the transfer of 40 kanal of land for establishment of colonies for non-local employees.

The controversial sanction was given by the Administrative Council, which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu. The transfer of 40 kanal land was made to the Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction under in the name of Prime Minister Modi’s package in village Deegam in Shopian district. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people are facing severe shortage of food as the Indian troops have further tightened the over eight months long lockdown in the territory.

The lockdown has created shortage of milk and bread besides fresh vegetables and fruits. With the first case of Corona appearing in the occupied territory on March 18, the authorities had further tightened the siege continued from August 5 last year due to which Kashmiris are completely confined to their homes. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police on Thursday resorted to lathi charge in Tral town to disperse people, queued up in front of various outlets, amid prohibitory orders.

A team from Tral police station led by newly appointed Station House Officer (SHO), G M Rathar, used brute force to disperse people in nook and corner of the town, in the name of containing the spread of coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral of martyred Sajjad Nawaz Dar in Sopore town.

The body of the martyred youth was recovered from the debris of a resident house which was burnt and destroyed by Indian troops in Arampora Mohalla of the town.

Despite restrictions and coronavirus infection threat, thousands of people, mostly youth and women, joined the funeral of the martyred youth in his native Saidepora area in the town. »

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