Several arrested in Sopore for attending martyr’s funeral

Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and rights activists have expressed the apprehension that the Indian authorities could subject the incarcerated leader to judicial murder.

The Indian government has implicated the JKLF Chairman in decades old fake cases and he is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

A family member of Muhammad Yasin Malik in an interview in Srinagar said the reopening of fake cases against the JKLF Chairman exposes the Indian authorities’ ominous designs. He said this is a political rather than a judicial move. Yasin Malik’s lawyer, Advocate Tufail Raja, said that false cases were being framed against his client but he was not the one who would succumb to any pressure. Noted Kashmiri rights activist, Khurram Parvez, said as of now, the trial in the case of Yasin Malik seems like a political vendetta. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 23 more persons were tested positive of Coronavirus, today.

Out of these new cases, 18 were reported in the Kashmir Valley and five in Jammu region. Now, the total number of COVID-19 patients has reached to 222 in the entire occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has denounced the stepped up human rights violations and killing of innocent Kashmiri youth by Indian troops in the territory.

The DFP spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said, “The trigger-happy Indian troops have turned Kashmir into a virtual slaughterhouse where innocent civilians are being killed ruthlessly without any reason.”

He said the killing of innocent Kashmiri youth had become a routine matter for the Indian forces’ personnel who enjoy impunity under black laws enforced in the territory. He pointed out that the exemption from prosecution the black laws provided to the military personnel was a major cause of rampant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, April 10 (KMS): Hurriyat leader and President of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Altaf Ahmed Butt, expressing concern over the plight of Kashmiri political detainees has demanded their immediate unconditional release.

Altaf Ahmad Butt in a statement issued in Islamabad noting the poor hygiene and lack of medical facilities in Indian jails said that detainees and jails staff, who live in confined spaces, remain extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

He also showed concern over the rapid increase of coronavirus cases and said that Indian prisons were highly prone to the disease because of 117% of occupancy rate, precarious hygienic conditions and inadequate health services. »

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Pro-Pakistan, Pro-Imran Khan slogans raised in Sopore town

Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested several mourners who participated in the funeral of the martyred youth, Sajjad Nawaz Dar, in Sopore town of Baramulla district.

A police official told media men that dozens of people who were identified through visuals have been nabbed and are liable to face strict action. He further said that more arrests were expected from Zaingeer area of the town in coming days.

Defying military siege and lockdown, thousands of people including women had participated in the funeral procession of the martyred Sajjad Nawaz Dar in Sadipora area of the town. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior resistance leader and General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Front (PPF), Abdul Majeed Wani, passed away in Srinagar after prolonged illness on Thursday night.

Abdul Majeed Wani was suffering from lungs infection since long and breathed his last at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar. He was affiliated with the freedom movement of Kashmir from his youth and was known as a committed and dedicated resistance leader.

Hurriyat leaders, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Molvi Mohammad Abbas Ansari,, Fazalul Haq Qurashi, Muhammad Musadiq Aadil, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Hassan-ul-Bana, Syed Aijaz Rehmani and Zahid Ashraf in their statements expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Abdul Majeed Wani. They paid glowing tributes to him and termed him as a very sincere, dedicated and selfless freedom leader.

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and rights activists have said that the incarcerated leader is being denied a fair trial.

The Indian government has implicated the JKLF Chairman in decades old fake cases and presently he has been lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

When India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Yasin Malik in April 2019, he was already in a jail in occupied Kashmir after the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped on him in early March. He has also been falsely charged with the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) officers in 1990 and the case is being pursued in a TADA court in Jammu by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) agency. The filing of fake cases against Yasin Malik has forced many in the territory to fear that the Indian government has already decided to sign his death warrant. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the chemist shops and pharmacies are facing acute shortage of life-saving medicines due to continued lockdown, which was imposed by India in August, 2019, and was intensified last month in the name of preventing the spread of coronavirus in the territory.

The supply of medicines and other essential commodities to occupied Kashmir were badly hit after Modi-led government repealed the special status of the territory and placed it under military siege. The occupation authorities had further tightened the siege on March 18 when the first case of coronavirus was reported in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 25 new COVID-19 cases were detected on Thursday, taking the total number of infected persons to 199.

An official said that 24 patients were tested positive with coronavirus on Thursday that raised the total number of confirmed cases in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region to 184. He said that out of these, 152 cases were in Kashmir and 32 in Jammu. He added that all the fresh cases were contacts of the already positive patients. »

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Islamabad, April 10 (KMS): Pakistan has expressed deep concerns over the lack of medical supplies and assistance in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to deal with coronavirus challenge.
In her opening statement at the weekly news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui pointed out that 170 coronavirus cases have been reported in the occupied territory along with the deaths of five people from the virus.
She said voices from within India and around the world continue to condemn the inhuman oppression of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. She said six international human rights organizations demanded release of all those arrested in occupied Jammu and Kashmir underscoring that measures to combat coronavirus must respect human rights of every individual. »

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