Opportunists exploiting situation for personal gains

Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has termed the fake letter attributed to APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, as a conspiracy of Indian secret agencies aimed at maligning the pious movement of the freedom-loving people of Jammu and Kashmir, the towering personality of Syed Ali Gilani and the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the letter being circulated on social media in the name of Syed Ali Gilani, on one hand, thanks Pakistan for its contributions with regard to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, while on the other, it is a futile attempt to defame Pakistan, the Kashmiri Hurriyat leadership and the youth showing resistance against the Indian occupation. »

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Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): An award-winning Kashmir-based photojournalist, Masarrat Zahra, who was last month booked under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for her social media posts, has said that the Kashmiri journalists are also becoming stories, when they are beaten by Indian troops and booked under draconian laws like UAPA.

On Thursday, Zahra was named the winner of the Washington-based 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. She won the top photojournalism award for her “moving images” of the Kashmir dispute.The jury praised the 26-year-old’s work.

“I am happy that the world recognises my plight and the plight of other journalists working in tough circumstances. The case against me was shocking. You cannot book journalists for the pictures they take. The pictures we take are the testimonials of people. They are the truth as it is. The awards and recognition might not change our whole situation, but yes, it makes us feel that there are journalist bodies that understand what we go through as professional journalists,” Zahra told media. “They would at least speak for us and keep our cases alive,” she added. »

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Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo has said that thousands of innocent Kashmiris languishing in different jails of India and the territory have been deprived of fundamental rights.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement issued from Srinagar central jail deplored that internationally-recognized rights of prisoners were also not available to Kashmiri political detainees in jails. »

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Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, five people died of Covid-19 in less than 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities due to the disease to 60 in the territory.

One death was reported from Jammu, while four were reported from the Kashmir Valley. An elderly man from Kupwara died at a hospital in Srinagar, today. Dr Salim Tak, Medical Superintendent Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar, said, “The 85-year-old, a known case of chronic kidney disease, was shifted from SMHS Hospital yesterday. He was already positive for the Covid-19”. »

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Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) visited the martyrs’ graveyard in Manchowa, Srinagar to pay tributes to the youth recently martyred by Indian troops.

The delegation was led by Muzaffar Jan while Shakir Ahmed, Ejaz Kashmiri, Javed Habib, and Ishaq Shah were also part of it.

The delegation on the occasion said that despite the Indian atrocities, the people of the territory have continued their liberation struggle and would take it to its logical end. »

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Islamabad, June 14 (KMS): The Convener of Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi has denounced the continued illegal detention of the JKLF Chairman, Mohammed Yasin Malik at Tihar Jail in New Delhi and demanded his immediate release.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing an extraordinary meeting of the forum in Islamabad deplored that the Indian authorities had put him in a death cell of the prison and his health was deteriorating with every passing day. Yasin Malik is a heart patient and is being deprived of medical facilities. »

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Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami has said that the Kashmiri people are being subjected to unimaginable brutalities at the hands of Indian troops simply because they demand their basic right to self-determination.

TWI, in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that every day, Indian occupational forces carry out so-called cordon and search operations, kill and arrest young Kashmiris, demolish their homes and dishonour their women. He said that the whole of the occupied territory has been transformed into a prison, but coercive tactics employed by India to suppress the freedom movement have not deterred the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom from Indian occupation. »

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Indian police booked pro-freedom activist under black law

Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a blacksmith was killed and three others were injured in a gas cylinder blast in Pulwama district.

The blast took place inside a workshop at Ghat Tokuna Reshipora in Awantipora area of the district, today.

The 45-year-old owner of the workshop died while three others were injured in the blast. The injured have been hospitalized. “Their condition is said to be stable,” SP Awantipora, Tahir Saleem, told media men. »

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Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former police Chief Shesh Paul Vaid has advocated arming and training Hindus and creating so-called Village Defence Committees (VDCs) in the Kashmir Valley. Such committees are notorious for killing innocent Muslims in Jammu and border areas of Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The former DGP, in a media interview said that that all arming Hindus in the Kashmir Valley would boost their sense of security.

“There is no harm in giving arms training and providing weapons to the minority Hindu community ….in the Kashmir valley,” the former DGP said.

It is worth mentioning here that Paul Vaid admitted how he as the SSP of Udhampur in 1995 was instrumental in forming the first VDC in Bagankote village which was part of Udhampur district at that time. The village is now part of Reasi carved out of Udhampur in 2007. »

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Islamabad, June 14 (KMS): Hurriyat AJK leader and Vice Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, Abdul Majeed Malik, has said that Indian Army has stepped up its state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad said that every day, under the pretext of search operations, youths were martyred by Indian troops in fake encounters. “Every day two or three youth are martyred. The situation is becoming very serious,” he said. »

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