Islamabad, June 05 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest demonstration outside the National Press in Islamabad, today, against the growing Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

APHC-AJK chapter interim Convener, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb, led the demonstration.

The Hurriyat leaders on the occasion in their speeches expressed grave concern over the recent extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri youth in Poonch, Tral, Mandhar, Pulwama and other areas of occupied Kashmir. They deplored that on one hand, India had intensified the genocide of Kashmiris under the cover of deadly coronavirus, while on the other was hell bent upon changing the demography of the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has reiterated its commitment that being the trustee and guardian of the Kashmiris’ freedom movement and unparalleled sacrifices, it will continue its struggle to resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the relevant UN resolutions.

The APHC at an important meeting of its Majlis-e-Shoora (Consultative Body) held in Srinagar on the directions of Syed Ali Gilani reviewed the organizational matters of the forum, pro-freedom activities and the current situation in occupied Kashmir. The meeting was chaired by APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmed Irfani, and participated by most of the members of the Shoora in person and some online.

A statement issued in Srinagar said that this meeting was held in the absence of the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, as the authorities continue to keep him under house arrest despite his ill health and have imposed restrictions on meeting him, which have resulted in severing the direct access of Hurriyat members to him. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as the end to stand-off between India and China seems nowhere in the sight, the Indian army has moved around 60 Bofors guns to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

Reports said that the Indian army had transported 60 Bofors artillery guns from Leh town to the forward positions along the LAC to counter the Chinese troops who had made advancement in an area of around 60 sq kms.

The reports further said that the Indian army wanted the issue to be resolved through negotiations but at the same time they maintained that construction activity in the areas close to LAC won’t be stopped. »

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Washington, June 05 (KMS): Unknown miscreants have vandalised the statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi outside the Indian embassy in the US with graffiti and spray painting.

The vandalism of the statue of Gandhi happened during the week of nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, in the US state of Minnesota, on May 25.

The incident is reported to have taken place on the intervening night of June 2 and 3, officials said.

The Indian embassy has informed the US State Department and registered a complaint with local law enforcement agencies, which are now conducting an investigation into the incident »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader, Jehangir Ghani Butt has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute and should be resolved through the United Nations resolutions.

Jehangir Ghani Butt addressing a meeting in Srinagar said, the peace in the region beckons for the resolution of Kashmir. The UN and other powerful nations of world must play their part now, he added.

He said that the stance of party and Hurriyet forum has always been loud and clear that the peace and prosperity in the region was possible only once India and Pakistan resolved Kashmir dispute amicably through a purposeful dialogue. For the sake of prosperity and development in the region, it is high time for India to resolve Kashmir dispute through meaningful tripartite talks, he added. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has decided to challenge the High Court’s judgment of rejecting the appeal for release of the Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, from illegal detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

According to Kashmir Media Service, Mian Abdul Qayoom was booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act, in August, last year. Initially he was lodged in Srinagar central jail wherefrom he was shifted to Agra jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He was, then, shifted to Delhi’s Tihar Jail after he suffered a heart attack in Agra jail.

The High Court had last week dismissed the petition seeking release of the HCBA President, who has been detained in false cases registered against him in 2010 for his political ideology and stance regarding the Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi has said that the Kashmiri children have been the worst victims of Indian state terrorism in the territory in the last several decades.

Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi in a statement issued in Srinagar in connection with the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, observed on June 04, said that Indian forces were directly torturing innocent boys and girls to suppress the freedom struggle of the Kashmiri people.

He deplored that so far dozens of minors had been arrested and detained in police stations and interrogation centers on baseless charges. He said that the Indian forces, in a show of extreme cruelty, were killing innocent Kashmiri boys and girls and snatching their eyesight by using lethal weapons like pellet guns. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the death toll due to coronavirus in the territory rose to 37 as a woman died of the disease at a hospital in Srinagar.

The 65-year-old woman, a resident of Batamaloo area of the Srinagar city, died at SHMS Hospital on Thursday.

“She was brought to the hospital on Thursday morning. She had many underlying ailments including pneumonia and died later,” said Dr Nazir Choudhary, Medical superintendent SMHS hospital. Her samples, he said, returned positive for COVID-19 late last night. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unrelenting military siege and crippling lockdown imposed by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on August 05, last year, completed 10 months, today.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, said that the life of Kashmiris had been made a living hell since India illegally revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir on August 05, 2019. It said that the move was aimed at snatching away identity of the Kashmiris through changing the Muslim-majority status of the occupied territory.

The report revealed that Indian troops martyred 142 Kashmiris including 4 women during the period. It said that at least 1,300 people were critically injured due to the use of brute force including firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel on peaceful demonstrators. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)), Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has urged the authorities to release all Kashmiri political leaders and activists.

Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in a statement issued in Srinagar said that hundreds of activists, including some teenagers, who were either languishing in jails in the territory or in India must be released now.0

He said, there are many Kashmiris who have been languishing in jails for the past several years. He added that they must be given a fair chance to defend themselves in courts. »

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