Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 12-year-old boy, who was injured yesterday at the site of an encounter that took place between the mujahedeen and Indian troops in Srinagar, succumbed to his injuries, today.
The boy identified as Basim Aijaz son of Aijaz Ahmad of Chota Bazar Karan Nagar was injured yesterday along with three other persons at Nawakadal encounter site in Srinagar on late Tuesday when a house which was earlier blasted by the Indian troops got collapsed. Basim Aijaz died today at Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

As the news of boy’s death spread, people took to the streets at Karan Nagar and Eidgah areas of Srinagar and started protesting against the killing. Clashes also erupted between the protesting youth and Indian troops in these areas. Protests and clashes were going on when this report was being filed. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian paramilitary troops were killed in an audacious attack in Ganderbal district, today.

The attackers fired indiscriminately at a party of 37 battalion of Border Security Force near Pandach area in the district this evening, resulting in injuries to two troops. »

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Islamabad, May 20 (KMS): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has denounced India’s new domicile law for occupied Kashmir, calling it a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

The OIC in a statement said, “The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has been following with deep concern the unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and subsequent measures to alter the demographics of and undermine the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”. »

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Gilani, others pay tributes to Junaid, associate

Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum have paid rich tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as the victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar, while paying tributes to the martyrs said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for right to self-determination.

The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum in a statement in Srinagar said that a dearly loved and popular leader Shaheed Mirwaiz led his people from the front in their political struggle. It added that Molvi Farooq was also a great preacher and religious scholar whose services in the educational and social uplift of the Kashmiri people would always be remembered. »

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Islamabad, May 19 (KMS): The Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference staged a protest in front of the United Nations Observer’s Office in Islamabad against the growing Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and unprovoked shelling on the Line of Control.

The leaders of APHC-AJK in their speeches on the occasion expressed concern over killings of innocent Kashmiris and vandalism of properties and the damage of COVID-19 healthcare system as a result of Indian firing. The speakers said that India was pursuing its nefarious agenda of suppressing the justice-based struggle of Kashmiris for their rights by force. They deplored that New Delhi was committing gross human rights violations and was subjecting unarmed Kashmiris to brutalities in the guise of Coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid homage to Shaheed-e-Millat, Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammed Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, and the martyrs of Hawal on the eve of their martyrdom anniversaries.

Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st of May 1990. 70 mourners were massacred in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops opened fire on the funeral procession of the martyr. On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering. »

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Islamabad, May 20 (KMS): Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, the President of Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights, in a letter addressed to India’s National Human Rights Commission has raised the issue of killing of Junaid Sehrai and Tariq Ahmad by Indian troops and destruction of houses in Nawakadal area of Srinagar in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday.

In his letter Dr Nazir Gilani said that the troops staged the brutal killing and destruction of homes in violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 47 of 21 April 1948 and despite the fact that the “Armies all over the world have almost given up their killing instinct.” »

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Brussels, May 20 (KMS): The Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has called upon the international community to stop India’s recent illegal attempts to change the demographic composition of occupied Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels, while condemning the India’s latest move for introducing a new domicile law in the disputed territory, said that under the garb of the emerging coronavirus pandemic, India continued its evil designs against the interests of the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir struggling for their right to self-determination.

It is important to mention that under the new Indian law, the domiciles have been defined as those who have resided for a period of 15 years in occupied Kashmir and those who have studied for a period of seven years and appeared in Class 10th /12th examination in educational institutions located in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police during continued cordon and search operations arrested dozens of youth in different areas of the territory.

The police arrested 27 persons and seized around 30 vehicles including tractors and cars from several areas of Shopian district.

The police during house raids arrested two youth in Baramulla and Kupwara areas. »

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Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the number of deaths due to the coronavirus rose to 18 after a woman died of the infection at a hospital in Srinagar.

A 40-year-old woman for Islamabad district, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences late Tuesday night. A doctor at the hospital said that she was in isolation after testing positive and was suffering from acute pancreatitis, having high mortality.

With her death, the number of COVID-related deaths in occupied has risen to 18 -16 of them in the Kashmir Valley and two in the Jammu division. »

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