Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, banners with photographs of prominent mujahideen, including Burhan Wani and Riyaz Naikoo, have appeared in different areas of Srinagar, today.

The banners on behalf of Nawjawanan-e-Hurriyet Kashmir have been pasted at NawaKadal, Mazar-e-Shuda and on walls of different streets in Srinagar.

The banners showing photographs of Burhan Wani, Riyaz Naikoo, Dr Manan Wani, Mohammad Yasin Yatoo alias Yasin Ganzanvi, Sabzar and others martyrs, read ‘nation is indebted to these heroes’. The banners reiterated that the mission of these martyrs would be taken to its logical conclusion despite all odds.

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APHC, others felicitate Muslims on eve of Eid-ul-Fitr

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has said that the unparalleled sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiris for their freedom are the biggest asset of the ongoing Kashmir movement.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said this while talking to the people who visited his residence or telephoned him to express solidarity with him over the martyrdom of his son, Junaid Sehrai. Junaid was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday. Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said although it is easy to make sacrifices, it is a huge responsibility to protect them. He said that the sacrifices of his family and other Kashmiris would be meaningful only when the people of occupied Kashmir would see the dawn of freedom. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have offered heartfelt greetings to Muslims across the world on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The spokesman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Eid-ul-Fitr is a message of joy and happiness. “May Allah Almighty grant us real happiness of Eid-ul-Fitr and emancipate the people of occupied Kashmir from Indian occupation and violence,” he added.

He appealed to the wealthy Muslims of occupied Kashmir to support widows, orphans, destitute, physically challenged, the victims of Indian state terrorism and the needy on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The spokesman said that although it would not be possible for the people to offer Eid prayers in the eidgahs and mosques due to the lockdown, however, they should arrange for special prayers for the liberation of Kashmir and reaffirm their resolve to continue the freedom movement till it reached its logical conclusion. »

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Jeddah, May 23 (KMS): The Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the imposition of new domicile law by India in occupied Kashmir, to change the demographic composition of the territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the IPHRC members in a statement said that their previous concerns had been proven right in recent times.

The OIC officials said that the Indian government was trying to make Muslims minority on their own lands in occupied Kashmir. “India wants to demolish the self-determination right of Muslims in the disputed area. India is allegedly taking steps to enforce the change in population in the region to achieve its goals. It is an extreme violation of the human rights of the residents of Kashmir,” they said. »

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Brussels, May 23 (KMS): International journalists organizations have expressed concern over continued harassment of journalists by India police in occupied Kashmir.

In the latest instance, Srinagar-based journalist and editor of weekly Kashmirwalla, Fahad Shah, was summoned by city police to explain the reportage of the recent encounter in the city in which at least 15 houses were damaged and valuables including cash and jewellery were stolen by the troops.

Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in a statement said, “Police summoned Shah to the station without reason on May 20. Only two hours after arriving did police inform Shah they were inquiring about his news coverage.” »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organisations have expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in a tragic crash of Pakistan International Airline’s plane in Karachi.

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airbus carrying over 91 passengers and eight crew members from Lahore crashed into a residential area in Karachi, yesterday.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and extended condolences to the bereaved families. It said that the Hurriyat leadership shared the pain of the people of Pakistan caused by this tragic incident. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 21 after a 55-year-old woman died of the virus at a hospital in Srinagar, today.

The woman from Urnhal area of south Kashmir had tested positive for COVID-19. She died at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

Medical Superintendent of Soura hospital, Dr Farooq Jan, told media that the woman was admitted to the hospital’s isolation facility and had underlying ailments including chest infection. She had tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier, he said. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and the Chairperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Zamrooda Habib, have expressed solidarity with senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, over the martyrdom of his son, Junaid Sehrai.

Indian troops had martyred Junaid Sehrai along with his associate, Tariq Ahmed, and destroyed 17 houses using chemical weapons during a cordon and search operation in Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday.

On the directives of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq a special delegation of the Hurriyat forum went to the residence of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and paid tributes to Junaid Sehrai.

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Speakers of COVID-19 Kashmir media conference highlight miseries of IOK people

London/Brussels, May 23 (KMS): Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) convened a virtual conference on COVID-19 KASHMIR MEDIA CONFERENCE in which galaxy of international journalists and academics/jurists participated.

The keynote speaker of the conference, Dr Moeed Yusuf, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security Division and Strategic Planning, in his presentation highlighted that “the global media needs to view India afresh by recognising the fascist ideology being promoted by the ruling BJP against Muslims and especially Kashmiris”. He noted that not since Hitler had fascism posed such a serious threat to regional and global peace.

Dr Moeed Yusuf reiterated Pakistan’s position that UN Security Council resolutions are the only mechanism to solve the Kashmir conflict and India should reverse its 5 August 2019 unlawful actions before any substantive and meaningful dialogue is possible. He warned the international community against the high likelihood of India using a false flag operation to justify its expansionist designs by initiating military action against Pakistan which is evident from the belligerent statements by the Indian leaders in an attempt to externalise the problems it has created in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in an exemplary display of communal harmony the Muslims in south Kashmir’s Tral area helped perform the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

As soon as the news of the death of 95-year-old Jagan Nath Bhat from Tral on Saturday spread, members of Muslim community came together to help in performing his last rites.

Many people visited the home of the deceased to express condolences with the family. »

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