India subjecting Kashmiri detainees to vengeance

Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Shopian and Kishtwar districts, today.

The troops martyred two youth each during cordon and search operations at Dairoo Keegam in Shopian and in Dachan area of Kishtwar. The operations in both the areas continued till last reports came in.

The spokesman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar said that at a time when prisoners were being released across the world to save them from coronavirus, India continued to subject the illegally detained Kashmiris to political vengeance by prolonging their detention. He appealed to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, world powers and human rights bodies including international Committee of Red Cross, Amnesty International and Asia Watch to fulfill their moral and constitutional responsibilities towards the release of incarcerated Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Asiya Andrabi, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and others. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists lodged in jails of India and the territory.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the deadly coronavirus had engulfed the entire world and the governments of the world had taken necessary measures to protect their people but the Indian government was not releasing the Kashmiri political detainees which was condemnable.

He said that the freedom-loving people of occupied Kashmir were engaged in a peaceful struggle to secure their birthright to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions but the Indian forces had implicated thousands of Kashmiris in fake and baseless cases and lodged them in various prisons of India and Kashmir. The detainees included the Hurriyat leaders who have been kept in various jails for years as their illegal detention is being deliberately prolonged on one pretext or the other, he added. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) has condemned the inhuman attitude of the Modi-led Indian regime towards the illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails.

The JKMC Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the Kashmiri prisoners had been languishing in different jails and torture centres for years without being given access to a fair trial and judicial justice.

He pointed out that illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists, lodged in different jails of India and the territory, were being treated with malicious intent and, therefore, facing a serious threat of the deadly coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) has stopped taking samples from the persons potentially infected from coronavirus in the Kashmir Valley, putting the people at the risk of getting affected by the deadly disease.

The DHS halted sample collection in protest after a senior health official bypassed directives and diverted a Srinagar-bound consignment of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) allotted five boxes, carrying 5,000 test kits, to Jammu.

Reports said that the alarm was raised by top health officials in Srinagar besides officials in charge of the COVID-19 crisis in the Divisional Commissioner’s office when a cargo plane arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday and failed to deliver the 5,000 testing kits desperately required in the Valley. »

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Islamabad, April 17 (KMS): The Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League, Zahid Ashraf, has paid glowing tributes to noted liberation leader, S Hameed Wani, on the eve of his 22nd martyrdom anniversary.

Indian police had arrested S Hamid Wani on April 18, 1998 in Soura area of Srinagar and killed him in custody.

Zahid Ashraf in a statement issued in Islamabad said that martyred S Hameed Wani a sincere and a brave leader who from his early youth took the mission of the freedom of the Kashmiri people from the Indian yoke and even sacrificed his life for this sacred cause. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Muzahamat (TeM) has said that the Indian government is playing with the lives of thousands of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

The TeM General Secretary, Muhammad Salim Zargar in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the announcements and claims by the Indian government about releasing of political prisoners amid coronavirus a cruel joke.

He deplored that hundreds of Hurriyat leaders and activists had been languishing in overcrowded prisons in India and occupied Kashmir and the authorities were not releasing them despite the directives of the Indian Supreme Court. He appealed to the international community and human rights bodies to take serious note of Indian colonial acts in occupied Kashmir and use their influence to force the Indian rulers for respecting the human rights of Kashmiri political detainees. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Almoosvi Alsafvi has urged the people to follow the advisories of the religious authorities and organisations like World Health Organisation and medical departments and adopt preventive measures in view of the coronavirus.

Agha Syed Hassan Almoosvi Alsafvi, who has been under illegal house detention for last over eight months in Srinagar, in a virtual meeting with all zonal president of his party across the territory and ulema urged the people of the territory to offer prayers in their homes. »

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Jammu, April 17 (KMS): India has declared six districts of occupied Kashmir as ‘Hotspot Districts With Large Outbreak’ and classified two others in the category of ‘Hotspot Districts with Clusters’.

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has classified all coronavirus-affected districts across India and occupied Kashmir in three different categories, based on which the steps are being taken to prevent further spread of virus and give relaxations to the people during lockdown accordingly especially after April 20.

Out of six districts of Jammu and Kashmir which have been classified as ‘Hotspot Districts With Large Outbreak’, four are from Kashmir division and two from Jammu, reported Jammu-based English daily Excelsior quoting official sources. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the jail authorities to take all measures to prevent spread of coronavirus in the area of lodgement. A bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey passed the directives in at least three bail applications.

“Pending decision in the application, the jail authorities shall ensure that all preventive measures for spreading of coronavirus in the area of lodgment are taken,” the court said in the order.

The court also asked the authorities to provide the detainees all the required material for ensuring their safety.

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Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth in Shopian

Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth, taking the number of killed youth to four, today.

The troops martyred these two youth during a cordon and search operation in Dachan area of the in Kishtwar district.

Earlier, the troops martyred two other youth during a similar operation in Dairoo Keegam area of Shopian district, today. The operations in both the areas continued till last reports came in. »

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