APHC asks people to call for prayers on rooftops tonight

Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, strict restrictions continue to remain imposed in the Kashmir Valley on the 5th consecutive day, today, to prevent people from holding demonstrations against the killing of top mujahid commander, Riyaz Naikoo, and other youth by Indian troops.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has called for holding of anti-India demonstrations to pay tributes to the martyred youth and express solidarity with their families. The APHC in its protest calendar has also asked the people to call for prayers [azan] on their rooftops after Isha prayers, today, to invoke Allah’s help for the emancipation from Indian occupation and coronavirus.

The occupation authorities had imposed restrictions across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday after Indian troops martyred Riyaz Naikoo and his associate, Aadil Ahmed, during a cordon and search operation at Beighpora Awantipora in Pulwama district. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities are not handing over the bodies of the youth, martyred by Indian troops during cordon and search operations, on the pretext of coronavirus risk.

The Director General of Kashmir Police, Dilbag Singh in a media interview in Srinagar said the bodies are not being handed over to their families to ensure physical distancing.

However, political analysts who keep a close watch on the latest development in occupied Kashmir have refuted the Dilbag Singh’s claim asking why the authorities have returned the bodies of coronavirus patients. The actual reason, they added, is to prevent the huge participation of the local population in the funerals of the martyrs whom they consider as their heroes. »

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New Delhi, May 10 (KMS): As the fascist government of Narendra Modi in India continues to spread its hegemonic tentacles to one after another neighboring country, Nepal has strongly protested over the construction of a border road in its territory, media reports said.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated by videoconference the road between Dharchula and Lipu Lekh adjoining Uttarakhand border, and the act triggered strong protest by Nepal as Kathmandu claims that these areas are located in Nepal. The protest also flowed from a new map of the region India drew after the bifurcation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories in December, last year.

“Rumblings in Nepal about the boundary with India have now resulted in a full-scale eruption since India inaugurated a new road in Uttarakhand which leads to territory that is claimed by Kathmandu, near the border with China,” said web portal The Wire. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): When most parts of the world are observing Mother’s Day, today, thousands of Kashmiri women continue to wait for the return of their sons subjected to enforced disappearance in custody by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir over the past 31 years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on Mother’s Day, today, said that the continued Indian state terrorism had resulted in the killing of 95,558 Kashmiris including women and children from 1989 to 10th of May 2020. As many as 22,914 women have been widowed by the Indian forces and 11,184 women were raped, disgraced or molested during the period. »

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Islamabad, May 10 (KMS): Abdul Majeed Mir, Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, has said the day has a different meaning for the mothers in Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Mir in a statement issued in Islamabad said, “For the past many decades, hundreds of mothers have lost their sons. Kashmiri mothers are fighting hard against Indian brutalities.”

He said, Kashmiri mothers are sacrificing their sons for the freedom of Kashmir. He pointed out that as the the Mothers’ Day was being celebrated in many parts of the world, Indian forces were martyring innocent people in occupied Kashmir. “Extrajudicial killings or disappearances have affected thousands of mothers in the occupied territory,” he added. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): The 53rd death anniversary of prominent leader of Kashmir freedom struggle, renowned Islamic scholar and former President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusuf Shah was observed on both sides of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with full respect and honor, today.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, no public function could be held in Srinagar to commemorate the services of the late Mirwaiz.

In Muzaffarbad, AJK Prime Minister, Raja Farooq Haider and his cabinet members offered Fateha at the grave of Muhajir-e-millat, Mirwaiz Muhammad Yusuf Shah. »

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Srinagar, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, mobile internet services continued to remain suspended to prevent protests against the killing of chief commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Riyaz Naikoo.

The suspension of mobile internet services have also affected contact tracing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and has caused distress to doctors and journalists as well. »

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Jammu, May 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has issued a notice to the authorities, seeking their response on whether or not Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) has lost its relevance following abrogation of Kashmir’s special status by the Indian government, last year.

A bench of Justice Rajnesh Oswal issued a notice to the Secretary, General Administration Department (GAD), in response to a petition filed by one Aradhay Gupta through his counsel.

He contended that the petitioner was born in Jammu and had undergone all his studies in the territory. He said that authorities were demanding Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) so as to enable him to participate in the Common Entrance Test-2020 (CET-2020). »

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