Muhammad Ashraf SehraiSrinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriayt Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has denounced the Indian government’s move to allow opening of liquor shops in the territory.

Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the move to allow liquor shops was an open act of interference in the religion of Muslims. Alcohol is the root of evils according to Islamic teachings, he added. The statement termed it another plot to target the Kashmiri youth to weaken them morally and keep them away from the resistance against the Indian illegal occupation.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai deplored that the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government first repealed the special status of Kashmir on August 5, last year, and then illegally divided it into two union territories. He added that after the passage of over 10 months, the Indian government had amended the domicile law for occupied Kashmir, adding that non-Kashmiris were being granted domicile certificates. The senior APHC leader said that the move was aimed at changing the Muslim majority status of Kashmir into a minority. »

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Srinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a case under sedition charge has been registered against a prominent Kashmiri businessman, Mubeen Shah, for his posts on social networking site, Facebook.

Through his posts on Facebook, Mubeen Shah had appealed to the people to wage a joint struggle against the illegal settlement of non-locals in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

His posts came in the backdrop of the expedited efforts by the Indian occupation authorities to grant domicile certificates to outsiders after the abrogation of Article 370.

Mubeen Shah wrote on his Facebook account that all villages, mohallas and town committees of Kashmir should come together and ensure that no single non-local gets permanent residence certificate of the territory. He asked the locals to tell all non-Kashmiris to evacuate Kashmir. »

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New Delhi, June 29 (KMS): A New Delhi Court on Monday sought response from Tihar jail authority on a plea of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Shah, seeking a separate cell in Tihar jail in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Special Judge, Dharmendra Rana issued notice to the jail superintendent with a direction to file the reply by July 1.

In an application, Shabbir Shah’s counsel, Qausar Khan submitted that his client was suffering from various ailments, including heart disease, and that his immunity was very low that makes him prone to COVID-19. »

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Srinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yaseen Atai and former member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, have called on India to shift the two illegally detained Kashmiri leaders to Srinagar.

The family of Mohammad Yaseen in a statement in Srinagar said that Atai who is detained leader in a jail in Braili, India, is seriously ill and be shifted to Srinagar because of his deteriorating health. »

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New Delhi, June 29 (KMS): A Kashmiri Sikh youth who was missing from his home since June 15 has been found in the custody of the Delhi police on the charge of striving for a separate homeland for Sikh people in India.

The Sikh youth, Mohinderpal Singh, 29 belongs to Diwan Bag, Baramulla in occupied Kashmir. He was living in Chander Vihar in New Delhi, when he went missing on June 15, 2020. It was found, yesterday, that the missing Sikh youth was in the custody of Delhi police. He has been booked under draconian law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Police claimed that the detained Sikh youth had links with Khalistan Liberation Force leaders and was planning to commit target-killings on instructions from Khalistani leaders. »

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Srinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has criticized the Indian authorities for adopting a new policy with regard to allotment of mining and extraction contracts describing it as alarming and against the interest of the Kashmiri people.

The KCCI in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The recent bidding for mineral blocks in Kashmir valley clearly indicates that local stakeholders have been sidelined.”

“Use of financial muscle power has totally wiped them out in Srinagar and reports from other districts are equally discouraging. The auction bid for 15 blocks in Pulwama has jumped from the previous Rs 2 Crores to a whopping Rs 17.82 Crores. There is no way that the local contractors can compete and are thus disadvantaged,” the statement deplored. »

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Srinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader Firdous Ahmad Shah has asked India to focus on coping with the economic crisis in view of coronavirus outbreak instead of indulging in bloodshed in the territory.

Firdous Shah while paying rich tributes to the youth recently martyred in Sopore, Srinagar, Kulgam, Pulwama and Islamabad in a statement reiterated to continue the struggle for right to self- determination, against all odds.

He said India’s inability to address seven decades old Kashmir dispute has brought South Asia to the brink of war. He stressed that by abrogating Article 370 India has rejected both UN resolutions and bilateral agreements. »

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Srinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district, today.

The youth were killed during a cordon and search operation in Runipora area of the district.

A senior police officer claimed that the youth were militants who were killed in a gunfight. However, he said, the identity of the slain youth was yet to be ascertained.

The operation is going on, he added.

The authorities suspended mobile internet services and blocked all exit and entry points of the area.

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