Jammu, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities on Monday issued a notification specifying the conditions for obtaining domicile certificates necessary for applying for government jobs and other privileges in the Union Territory.

The domicile rules notified now replace the erstwhile J&K permanent resident rules that stood abrogated along with the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

The notification has been issued in exercise of powers confirmed by Article 309 of the Constitution of India read with section 15 of the Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Hurriyat leaders Abdul Samad Inqilabi and Bilal Ahmad Siddiqui have paid rich tributes to the Kashmiri youth, Tahir Ahmed Butt, who was martyred by Indian troops in Doda district of Jammu, the other day.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai while talking to Tehreek-e-Hurriyat AJK chapter Convener, Ghulam Muhammad Safi over phone from Srinagar said that all martyrs including Riyaz Ahmad Naikoo and Tahir Ahmad Butt were like his children. He maintained that that the sacred blood of the Kashmiri martyrs would serve as a lamp in the path to freedom. He said, the blood of martyr Tahir has been entrusted in the form of great trust and said that great sacrifices were being offered for a great cause, which is freedom from India’s illegal occupation. »

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Islamabad, May 18 (KMS): A senior Indian diplomat was summoned to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Khuiratta Sector, on Sunday, resulting in serious injuries to an innocent civilian.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces, 37 years old Muhammad Shafi, son of Khushi Muhammad, resident of Jijot village, sustained serious injuries.

The Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons. In 2020, India has so far committed 1081 LoC violations. »

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London, May 18 (KMS): The speakers in an online conference in London highlighted human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

The online conference of the British parliamentarians on the current situation and gross rights abuses amidst COVID-19 in the territory was organized by Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK.

Chief guest of the conference, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan during his address said that Indian was massacring Kashmiris and by changing Domicile Law, India wants to change the demographics of Muslim majority territory into Hindu majority, which is against International Law. India has closed all democratic avenues for Kashmiris to raise voice for the right to self-determination, he added. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has paid glorious tributes to prominent martyred resistance leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

The Awami Action Committee in a statement issued in Srinagar said, various commemorative functions including special prayers meetings, blood donation and free medical camps and seminars are held every year to pay tributes Maulvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal, but all these programmes stand deferred in the wake of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The AAC said Maulvi Farooq was the son of the soil who dedicated his whole life to carry forward the mission of propagating Islamic teachings and values and to realize the political will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. While pursuing this mission, the statement added, he sacrificed his life on May 21, 1990 at the young age of 46. »

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Mumbai, May 18 (KMS): A Kashmiri businessman was thrashed by a gang of goons in Mumbai in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

Mohammad Adnan, 25, a businessman from Srinagar, was intercepted by three men on the street when he was returning to his apartment in the Mohammad Ali Road area of the city at around midnight. He had gone out to buy bread and Pulav for Sehri. »

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CASOs meant to ruin education, economy of Kashmir: Experts

Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued their violent cordon and search operations in different areas of the territory.

Huge contingents of troops sealed all entry and exit points in Muran and Ashmandar areas of Pulwam district, this morning, and conducted door-to-door search operations. Besides vandalism, they harassed and terrorized the residents. Cordon and search operations were also launched in Azad Mohalla Yaripora and Teli Mohalla in Kulgam.

Political analysts who keep a close watch on the developments in occupied Kashmir are of the opinion that India under a well-planned conspiracy was ruining education, tourism industry, agriculture, fruit, trade, transport and handicrafts of the Kashmiri people through frequently conducted cordon and search operations particularly in all Muslim dominated areas of Kashmir valley and Jammu including Srinagar, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Ganderbal, Badgam, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch districts. »

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Islamabad, May 18 (KMS): Senior vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF), Altaf Hussain Wani voicing concern over the fast deteriorating political and human rights situation in occupied Kashmir has said that rising tide of premeditated and politically motivated violence against Kashmiris by Indian forces amounts to war crimes.

Altaf Hussain Wani in a statement issued in Islamabad on Monday said that it was quite unfortunate that Kashmiris were being beaten up, tortured, humiliated and harassed in the army camps that have been setup in every locality. “Targeted killing of educated youth have become a new norm for trigger happy forces in the restive region”, he said.

Referring to recent incidents of violence, relating to killing of a youth, looting and vandalizing of public properties by Indian forces in Budgam, the JKNF leader said, “India seems to be on the footsteps of Israel”. Killing young Kashmiris in fake encounters, maiming and mutilating their dead bodies intentionally, destroying civilian properties, demolishing homes and reducing them to rubble he said was India’s new policy to subjugate Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Trade Alliance (KTA) has said the coronavirus related lockdown has dented the Valley’s economy by Rs 8.416 billion in just two months.

KTA Chief Patron Farooq Ahmed Dar while releasing a detailed report in Srinagar said, “This interim calculation is based on the 60-day Covid-19 lockdown which started on March 19. The total tentative losses in the period have been calculated at Rs 8.4162 billion.”

President of the trade body, Aijaz Shahdhar, said the Kashmir Economic Alliance would publish the final report on the business losses in Kashmir after the end of the lockdown in the Valley. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Awami Rafa Party has said that the Kashmiris have been forced to live in a state of constant military lockdown since India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August, last year.

The party said this during a meeting, which was held in Srinagar with its Acting President, Ghulam Ahmed Azad, in chair.

The meeting discussed, in detail, the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir, which has particularly developed during the past nine months. It maintained that the lives of the Kashmiri people had been made miserable as a result of heavy presence of Indian troops and frequent cordon and search operations. »

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