Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, glorious tributes were paid to noted religious scholar, Qazi Nisar Ahmed, on his 26th Martyrdom anniversary, today.

People from several places in Kashmir despite lockdown amid the global pandemic visited his grave and prayed for his departed soul. Maintaining social distance and other precautionary measures, people marched from his home in Islamabad town to the Martyrs’ Graveyard and offered floral tribute to him. Various members of bar councils, traders, transporters and Hurriyat activists were present on the occasion. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) has paid glowing tributes to prominent Islamic scholar, Qazi Nisar Ahmad, on his 26th martyrdom anniversary.

The JKYSF Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the contribution of Qazi Nisar Ahmad on religious and social fronts could never be forgotten.

He said that during the ongoing movement besides a large number of youth, people including religious scholars and academicians rendered their lives for the Kashmir cause. »

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Islamabad, June 19 (KMS): The Convener of Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter of Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has denounced the continued illegal and arbitrary house arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under house arrest since August 05, 2019 when the Modi government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir and placed it under military siege.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Indian government had maliciously deprived Mirwaiz Umar Farooq of offering Friday prayers. He is under arbitrary and illegal house arrest and no one is allowed to meet him, he deplored. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three more Covid-19 patients including a 15-day-old baby died, taking the total number of fatalities due to novel coronavirus in the territory to 76.

All three deaths took place at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

A 15-day-old baby from Bemina area of Srinagar, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, died at the hospital on Friday. Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Farooq A Jan said that the baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and died this morning after the his condition worsened. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, transporters held a protest demonstration in Srinagar to urge the authorities to allow them resume their services too as they have faced huge losses due to continued lockdown for months together.

Scores of transporters under the banner of All Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association (AKTWA) led by its Chairman, Matt Shabbir Ahmed, assembled at Parimpora Bus Stand in Srinagar and staged a protest. The protesters were holding placards reading slogans in favour of their demands and were raising slogans against the authorities for neglecting them over the years. »

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Islamabad, June 19 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement (JKPPFM) has paid rich tributes to mujahid Shaheed Muhammad Ismail on his second martyrdom anniversary.

The JKPPFM Vice Chairman, Qazi Muhammad Imran in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Shaheed Muhammad Ismail was a brave and courageous mujahid. “We salute this great martyr,” he added.

He said that Haji Muhammad Azam Shaheed, the father of Shaheed Muhammad Ismail, was also a great mujahid commander, who had been in the forefront of the liberation movement since 1996 and had faced the Indian Army several times. He was martyred along with his associates in Bafaliaz area of Surankote in 2000. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairperson of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Zamruda Habib, has said that the women across the world are observing International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, today, while the oppressed women of Kashmir have nothing to commemorate.

Zamruda Habib in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the world was talking about the empowerment of women but the women in the occupied territory were facing humiliation, harassment and pain every day. “Our dear ones are killed and illegal detention of youth by Indian troops has become a routine in Kashmir. Hundreds are lodged in different jails without committing any serious crime and their mothers are waiting for their release,” she added. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) visited the families of martyrs in different areas in South Kashmir and expressed solidarity with them.

Chief Organiser of the women’s wing of the party, Asma Baji along with other party leaders visited Beighpora, Awantipora area of Pulwama district and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family of noted martyred mujahid commander, Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Firdous Ahmed Shah, has urged India to shun its intransigence and take sincere steps for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute through talks.

Addressing a gathering in Srinagar, today, Firdous Ahmad Shah said that Indian brutalities would not be able to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred six more Kashmiri youth in Shopian and Pulwama districts, today, taking the number of martyred youth in the territory to eight from yesterday.

During cordon and search operations, the troops martyred four youth at Bandpawa Chitragam in Shopian and two others inside a mosque in Pampore area of Pulwama, today. The troops had martyred one youth each in these areas, yesterday.

Indian police and troops also used brute force and fired teargas shells in Pampore on the demonstrators protesting against the killings. »

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