Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam while issuing guidelines for the people for upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr has demanded immediate release of all political prisoners including Muhammad Yasin Malik, the leaders and workers of Jamaat-e-Islami, religious clerics, office-bearers of High Court Bar Association and other Kashmiri detainees ahead of the Muslim festival.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in a statement issued in Srinagar felicitated the people the upcoming Jumat-ul-Wida (last Friday of Ramadan) and Laila-tul-Qadr also known as night of blessings saying that those belonging to Green Zones can offer Eid prayers in playgrounds while following proper COVID-19 protocol that includes wearing face masks and maintaining proper social distancing. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has reserved the decision on a plea seeking to quash detention of Kashmir High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom who was booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act in August, last year.

A bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magray and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul reserved the decision on an appeal filed by Mian Qayoom against the single bench order, which had dismissed his plea against the PSA detention. The proceeding was conducted through videoconferencing.

Meanwhile, the court asked senior Additional Advocate General BA Dar to supply the relevant detention records as well as the translated copies of the FIRs. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman Shabbir Ahmed Dar has rejected the notification issued by the Indian authorities extending domicile law to Jammu and Kashmir saying the notification is in gross violation of the internationally-accepted disputed status of Kashmir.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the law had all the ingredients of malicious intent as it was aimed at changing the Muslim majority character of Jammu Kashmir by giving the citizenship rights to outsiders.

“When the world is fighting for its survival against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, India is pushing its evil agenda in Kashmir,” he said. »

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Multan, May 19 (KMS): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan does not want to indulge in war like situation but would give a befitting reply on the pattern of February in response to any misadventure by India.

Addressing a news conference at Circuit House in Multan, he said there was a hope of betterment in Kashmir valley in the prevailing atmosphere of corona pandemic but Indian attitude has not changed.
“Pakistan has information that India is planning to conduct a false flag operation in (IOJ&K) for which it is finding an excuse to accomplish its nefarious designs. In case, it repeats mistake like Feb 2019, it should wait for befitting response from us, ” he said »

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Islamabad, May 19 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan Monday urged the UN Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the Security Council to fulfill their responsibilities on the Kashmir for resolving this longstanding dispute.

“The Kashmiri people will welcome mediation by five permanent members of the UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General, and some former prime ministers of the UK and Norway for the solution of the longstanding issue,” he asserted.

He made these remarks while addressing an international virtual conference on ‘Covid-19 & Lockdown in Kashmir’ hosted and chaired by Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e- Kashmir UK, said a press release issued here. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In another brutal act, the Indian security forces have demolished dozens of shops and residential houses in Pampore town of Pulwama district in the occupied valley of Kashmir.

The massive demolition drive was carried out in Tulbagh area of Pampore on Khrew-Pampore road in which over a dozen shops, a newly constructed shopping complex and several houses were razed to the ground. Another demolition drive was also carried out in Khrew Chowk, Drangbal area of Pampore, leaving around a dozen structures demolished. »

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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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