2020 April 18 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three Indian troops were killed and two others injured during an attack in Sopore area of Baramulla district on Saturday.

The attackers opened fire on a joint party of CRPF and Police at Noorbagh near Ahad Bab’s crossing in Sopore. In the incident, three Indian troops were killed and two others were injured. The injured were evacuated to nearby Sub District Hospital.

Soon after the incident, the Indian troops launched searches in the area to nab the assailants.

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the stepped-up violent cordon and search operations by Indian troops have added to the miseries and suffering of the people of the territory who are already suffering immensely due to continued lockdown for the last over eight months.

Amid intensification of the restrictions imposed by the occupation authorities to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Indian troops continue their violent operations in different areas of Budgam, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri, Poonch, Samba, Kishtwar and Kathua districts. These operations have created an atmosphere of fear, making the life of the people a hell. The residents of these areas told media that Indian forces’ personnel during the operations barge into their houses, harass the inmates and vandalize the household goods. »

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Islamabad, April 18 (KMS): Indian intelligence agents working for Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) attempted to use money and disinformation to covertly influence Canadian politicians and falsely link Pakistan and its diaspora with “terrorism” through well-funded lobbying, according to a highly sensitive government document.

The document shows that Canadian security officials suspected India’s two main intelligence branches had asked an Indian citizen to sway politicians in Canada into supporting Indian government interests, Global News reported. The paper said that the RAW and IB were behind the operation since 2009.

A Canada government official said the government was “concerned when any country shows destabilising behaviour, including interference in other countries’ democratic systems”. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML), Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi, has condemned the continued illegal detention of party leader, Hayat Ahmed Butt, and slapping of draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), on him.

Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that Hayat Ahmed Butt had been under illegal detention for the past several months in Srinagar but instead of releasing him due to the deadly coronavirus threat, the authorities booked him under the PSA.

He said that the coronavirus had engulfed the entire globe and the governments across the world were struggling to save the humanity from the virus and had released prisoners but India, in garb of enforcing measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, was victimizing the people of occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): Occupied Kashmir is witnessing the first community transmission of the novel coronavirus at Gund Jahangir village in Bandipora and in surrounding areas.

Sixty-four positive cases have been reported in 10 days but the admin is grappling with poor medical staff and a slow rate of testing.

The spread of the COVID-19 in the area started with the sudden death of Ghulam Nabi Mir, 54, on April 7. With no travel history or contact with a positive case, Ghulam Nabi Mir, a fruit dealer, died within a day of his admission to HMHS Hospital in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmed Mir, has demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activist lodged in different prisons of India and the territory.

Javaid Ahmed Mir in a statement issued in Srinagar said that even the family members of the detainees were not in a position to visit them because of long lockdown. He said all countries of the world have released prisoners in view of the COVID-19 pandemic on humanitarian grounds but the Modi-led Indian regime is not releasing the Kashmiri political detainees, which is condemnable. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, District Magistrate Srinagar has ordered extension till May 03 of the strict restrictions enforced in the district to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Issuing an order under Section 144 of criminal procedure code (CrPC), the DM, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, ordered that there shall be complete restrictions on public movement and operation of business and other establishments in the district all through this extended period. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): A group of 16 Kashmiri students, kept under quarantine in Amritsar city of Indian state of Punjab after returning from their respective educational institutes in Pakistan, has reached Srinagar.

The students, mostly girls from Kashmir Valley, were sent to their native places after they tested negative for the COVID-19 infection. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Islamic Political Party Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, has paid glowing tributes to prominent martyred Kashmiri liberation leader, S Hameed Wani, on his martyrdom anniversary.
Indian police had martyred S Hameed Wani during custody on this day in 1998 after arresting him in Soura area of Srinagar.

Muhammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of the occupied territory would never deviate from the noble mission of achieving their inalienable right to self-determination for which Shaheed S Hameed and other martyrs laid down their precious lives. He said that the best and lasting tribute to the great iconic resistance leader and other Kashmiri martyrs was striving with honesty, commitment and dedication for realising their principled mission.

Muhammad Yousuf Naqash also complimented the great sacrifices of Hurriyat leaders and activists, languishing in jails and interrogation centres of India and the territory for the just cause of right to self-determination promised by the world through the UN resolutions. »

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Pathankot (India), April 18 (KMS): Nearly 1,200 workers from occupied Kashmir, who have completed their quarantine period of fourteen days in different camps in Pathankot district of Indian Punjab, are on a hunger strike for the last three days seeking return to their homes.

The workers were stranded in Pathankot after the Indian government imposed a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The workers had then been put in quarantine in seven different camps, officials said. »

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