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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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Lahore, May 18 (KMS):The Pakistan Jamhoori League (PJL) has termed the 287 days curfew in Indian-Held Kashmir “death of humanity,” and said the Indian government and their military are enemies of democracy.

Indian military is doing blatant violations of human rights in Kashmir by killing innocent people. United Nations (UN) should declare India as a terrorist country, said PJL Chairman Rana Zaman Saeed on Sunday while addressing a press conference at the party’s central secretariat along with Secretary Information Sohail Ahmed. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, continuing their brutal tactics against innocent people, Indian troops in a latest such move subjected an ambulance driver to inhuman torture in Pulwama without any provocation.

The driver identified as Tariq Ahmed driving an ambulance was beaten around Lyceum school in Pulwama, officials said.

“On receiving the distressed calls from driver, block medical officer Shopian and medical superintendent Shopian visited the spot and took the injured driver to hospital while leaving the ambulance at the spot where the driver was beaten,” a top district official added. »

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Jammu, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement has called for an immediate release of all political prisoners, lodged in different jails of India and the occupied territory.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that at a time when COVID-19 was playing havoc around the world and prisoners were being released unconditionally to reduce the risk of being infected, India had kept thousands of Kashmiris imprisoned in jails.

He said a large number of Kashmiri detainees mostly youth are languishing in the jails despite the ravages of the virus. Among these prisoners, he added, are several old and ailing prisoners, who have been kept without proper medication and facility. He called upon the human rights bodies to play their role in securing the release of Kashmiri prisoners.

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two more persons, who had tested positive for Covid-19, died in the past two days raising the number of such deaths in the territory to 14.

A 75 year old Covid-19 patient from Hillar area of Kokernag in Islamabad district died at CD Hospital in Srinagar, today. Earlier, a 29-year-old woman from Habba Kadal area of Srinagar died of the coronavirus infection at the same hospital on Sunday.

With these two deaths, the number of coronavirus-related deaths in occupied Kashmir has risen to 14. Out of these deaths, 12 are from the Kashmir Valley and two from the Jammu region. The Srinagar district has reported 5 deaths, highest in any district, followed by Baramulla (3), Islamabad (2) while one each has been reported in Bandipora, Budgam, Udhampur, and Jammu districts. »

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