Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people including a woman were injured after Indian police resorted to brute force on protesters in Srinagar.

A mother and her son were injured after Indian police fired pellets and teargas shells inside a house during an anti-India protest demonstration in Khankah-e-Mo’alla area of the city. People in large number took to the streets and protested against frequent cordon and search operations and harassment by Indian forces in the area. The protesters raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Police arrested over a dozen youth during house raids and search operations in different areas of Badgam district.

Meanwhile, mobile internet service continued to remain suspended across the Kashmir valley for sixth consecutive day, today.The mobile phone service has also not been restored in Pulwama and Shopian districts. India suspended the service after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Riyaz Naikoo, on May 6. »

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London, May 11 (KMS): Labour leader, Keir Starmer, has clarified that the Labour Party’s position on Kashmir has not changed and it still supports and recognises UN resolutions on the rights of the Kashmiri people.

Responding to an enquiry from the Muslim Council of Britain over his previous statement made on Kashmir, Labour leader, Keir Starmer, issued a statement clarifying that a lasting settlement may only be reached “with the people of Kashmir”.

Keir Starmer, who took over as Labour leader, following the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, has previously said that Kashmir is “bilateral issue for India and Pakistan”. »

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Writes open letter to Pulitzer board against the move

New Delhi, May 11 (KMS): A section of Indian civil society is up in arms against US-based Pulitzer Board for awarding the coveted prize to two Kashmiri photojournalists for their work during the crippling military lockdown following abrogation of occupied Kashmir’s special status on August 5, last year.

Around 16 vice-chancellors of Indian universities, retired defence personnel, former senior bureaucrats, Olympians and five Padma Shri awardees are among the over 100 people who have signed an open letter to the administrator, board and jury of the Pulitzer Prize 2020, objecting to the award given to the two Kashmir Valley based photojournalists, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin. »

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#IndianDesperateMeasuresRejected

Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): Frustrated by unrelenting resistance by the people of Jammu and Kashmir against India’s illegal occupation, New Delhi has started taking desperate measures to hoodwink both Indian masses and the international community.

Credible sources are of the opinion that having realized that India cannot win its war in occupied Kashmir, it has resorted to stupid things like broadcasting weather of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to hide its defeat in the occupied territory.

“India has started selling to its people that the large Indian army has the chin to take any loss of life of its armed forces in Kashmir,” one source said while commenting on the move. »

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Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, mobile internet service continued to remain suspended across Kashmir for sixth consecutive day, today, since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Riyaz Naikoo.

The mobile phones too have not been restored causing huge inconvenience to people amid rising COVID-19 cases in Pulwama and Shopian districts.

Doctors and paramedical staff in the twin districts are having a tough time to communicate with each other and coordinate. Block Medical Officer Shopian’s Zainapora Dr Khalid Abbas talking to media men admitted healthcare system has got affected due to the communication shutdown. »

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Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, while the world is engaged in combating COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to pose a great challenge to normal life worldwide, India, as part of its anti-Kashmir policy, is working on war-footing to deal another blow to the Muslim character of the territory in the name of delimitation of Assembly constituencies.

New Delhi is advancing its sinister agenda of curtailing Muslim seats through gerrymandering ever since the Delimitation Commission was announced on March 6, 2020.

Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at present, has no legislative assembly. The last elections were held towards the end of 2014. The new assembly constituted in March 2015 had its term till 2021 but it was dismissed in 2018. »

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Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people including a woman were injured after Indian police fired pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Srinagar.

A mother and her son were injured after the Indian police fired pellets and teargas shells inside a residential house in Shamswari Khankah-e-Mo’alla area of the city.

Several people were injured when police used brute force and resorted to firing on people who took to the streets against the cordon and search operations, continued harassment and horror unleashed by Indian forces in the area, locals told media men. »

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New Delhi, May 11 (KMS): Troops of nuclear-armed India and China clashed in eastern Ladakh and north Sikkim along the disputed frontier between the two neighbours, leaving many injured on both sides.

Details are emerging of the ongoing development in eastern Ladakh, which is much bigger in scale and has wider ramifications than the clash in north Sikkim.

As per reports, on the intervening night of May 5 and 6, a clash erupted at a spot called ‘Finger 5’ on the northern bank of the Pangong Tso (lake) in eastern Ladakh. It was one of the spots where pitched battles were fought during the 1962 war. In 2017, troops had hurled stones at each other near the spot. In the latest incident, troops on both sides received injuries, said a senior official without confirming either the nature of injuries or the number of those injured. »

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Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani
India has raised the ante in Kashmir. Doordarshan and All India Radio (private channels to follow) have started from 8 May 2020, to telecast and broadcast temperatures and weather reports of Indian towns and cities including “Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit” as a feed from The North Western Division of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). DD News and All India Radio will include “Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit” in their prime time news bulletins at 8.55am and 8.55pm weather reports, as part of their claim on these areas of Azad Kashmir.

IMD move to include “Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit” in their weather bulletin is a disturbing tactical move, on the top of a strategic move of 5 August and 31 October 2019. India has started selling to its people, that the large Indian army has the chin to take any loss of life of its armed forces in Kashmir.

Loss of life in the households of Kashmir is far different in character. The youth are prepared to lead into the next generation and killing of a Kashmiri youth is slowly killing the right of ‘self-determination’. Do we need to sit and watch for the chain actions of Indian Government, that started on 5 August 2019, let it hold the Valley under lock and allow its army to roam free to pick up and kill Kashmiri youth at will? The answer should be no! »

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Rawalpindi, May 11 (KMS): A freedom-loving youth, Raj Mohammad, from Doda district of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, has passed away in Rawalpindi.

Raj Mohammad, son of Abdul Karim Wani, was a resident of Marmat Mangota area of Doda district. He had been undergoing treatment in a hospital in Rawalpindi for several days and died on Sunday. »

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