Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops martyred two youth in Islamabad district, today evening.

The youth were killed during an operation in Kharpora area of Arwini in the district.

Indian police claimed that the slain youth were militants who were killed during a shootout while trying to escape in a car after abducting a policeman from the area. »

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 Harassment of journalists in IOK denounced

Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted in Pulwama town after Indian police subjected local residents to brute force, today.

People took to the streets after the police raided a Jamia Masjid and resorted to vandalism. Indian police and troops fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, leading to intense clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Several people received injuries during the clashes. Many youth were arrested and public property was damaged indifferent areas of the town by the occupational forces.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in its Central Executive Committee meeting held via video link reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the ongoing liberation movement nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs to its logical conclusion at all costs. It also paid glowing tributes to the resolve of the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists including party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. The meeting was presided over by Acting Chairman, Abdul Hameed Butt. »

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Demands withdrawal of cases against 3 journalists

Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA) has strongly condemned the harassment of media persons by Indian police and expressed serious concern over the series of FIRs filed against three journalists.

The KJA in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed deep concern over Kashmiri journalists being booked for sharing their work and expressing their opinion on social media. It said media acts as a watchdog in a democratic society as professionals associated with it highlight different issues concerning people. »

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Uttar Pradesh, India, April 24 (KMS): Kashmiri journalist, Qazi Shibli, was released from Bareilly District Jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after nine months illegal detention.

Indian troops had arrested Qazi Shibli, a south Kashmir-based journalist, in July last year, a week before the Indian government imposed clampdown and communication blackout when it scrapped the special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories on August 05, 2019. »

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, noted journalist, Peerzada Ashiq, who has been booked under serious charges by Indian police, has said that he will not compromise with basic premise of journalist – speaking truth to power and sticking to facts.

The Indian authorities have booked Peerzada Ashiq and two other journalists, Gowhar Geelani and Masarrat Zahra, under serious charges for their posts on social media and news stories related to the Indian atrocities in the occupied territory.

Peerzada Ashiq in his tweet said that holding a mirror was more than ever needed to reflect ground realities from occupied Kashmir. He also thanked people for supporting him and the other two media persons booked by the Indian police. »

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has reiterated its pledge to continue the Kashmir liberation movement nourished by the sacred blood of Kashmiri martyrs to its logical conclusion, against all odds.

The party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the JKLF in its Central Executive Committee meeting, held in Srinagar via video link with Acting Chairman, Abdul Hameed Butt in chair, said that killings, arrests, tortures, restrictions and curbs on media could not suppress the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiris including party leaders and activists.

The participants of the meeting saluted the resolve of the party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and all other illegally detained leaders languishing in different jails of India and the territory. The participants besides the organizational matters also discussed the current situation in occupied Kashmir and the plight of Muhammad Yasin Malik and other detainees. »

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): More than 300 Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University are facing immense difficulties due to coronavirus lockdown.

Many students told Srinagar-based media persons over phone that apart from university hostels, a large number of students were staying in rented rooms and were facing shortage of basic amenities due to the lockdown.

“There are a few facilities available in hostels by the university but still students need to bring fans, coolers and other equipment in their rooms before the start of the summer season,” said a student, Basharat Saleem. »

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Islamabad, April 24 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Vice Chairman, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, has paid glowing tributes to the Kashmiri youth recently martyred by Indian troops in Shopian district of occupied Kashmir and reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the freedom struggle till it reaches its logical conclusion.

Syed Aijaz Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad expressed serious concern over the continued cordon and search operations, killings and arrests of youth by Indian troops and police in occupied Kashmir. He urged the world human rights bodies to take notice of the grim human rights situation in the occupied territory.

He condemned the persecution of Kashmiri journalists by Indian authorities. “The harassment of Kashmiri journalists, Gowhar Geelani, Masarrat Zahra, Peerzada Ashiq and others betrays the frustration of the Indian authorities in Kashmir,” he said. »

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier was killed in an accidental fire inside an army camp in Kupwara district, today.

The soldier identified as Havaldar Rakesh Kumar was killed after his service rifle went off accidentally inside the camp at Hirri area of the district, a police officer told media men.

The incident occurred when the soldier was cleaning his service rifle, the police officer added.

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has reserved its order on a plea by journalist and author Gowhar Geelani challenging imposition of draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) ACT (UAPA) against him.

The court heard the matter for almost an hour through video conferencing and the order likely to come by the evening. The case came up for hearing before Justice Ali Mohammad Magray.

Gowhar Geelani was booked by the Indian police under the UAPA on Tuesday. »

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