Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops and police have arrested hundreds of youth on the eve of the 4th martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani.

The troops and police have arrested the youth during massive house raids and crackdown operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora areas to thwart anti-India demonstrations on the martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani. These youth have been lodged in different police stations. »

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Glowing tributes paid to Wani on eve of his martyrdom day
Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations while paying glowing tributes to the popular Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, and his associates on the eve of their fourth martyrdom anniversary have called upon the people to follow the protest programme given by the veteran leader, Syed Ali Gilani for July 8 and 13.

Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Chairman Bilal Ahmed Siddiqui in a statement issued in Srinagar said, martyr Burhan Wani, symbolizes the unrelenting resistance of Kashmiri people who are waging a struggle for right to self-determination for past more than seven decades. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities who are taking guidelines directly from New Delhi, are set to allow a Hindu pilgrimage despite rising coronavirus infections and deaths.

Under an order, Indian authorities prohibited all social and religious gatherings but at the same time is allowing a Hindu pilgrimage to a shrine in Amarnath cave at an elevation of 3,888 meters (12,775 feet) in the Phalgam area of south Kashmir which will begin from July 23.

Authorities in the region said the pilgrimage will be undertaken in a “restricted manner” beginning at the end of this month, with 500 Hindu pilgrims allowed per day. »

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Srinagar 07 July (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Pairwaan-e-Wilayat Jammu and Kashmir has strongly condemned the Indian government’s act, aimed at changing  the Muslim majority character of the territory through settling outsiders there.

These views were expressed at a meeting of the working committee of Pairwaan-e-Wilayat in Srinagar, which was chaired by Maulana Sibt Muhammad Shabbir Qummi, head of the organization.

Maulana Qummi, while expressing anger over the issuance of domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, said that the Hindu extremist organization BJP was conspiring to turn the Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir into a Hindu majority territory. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the fourth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani and his two associates, who were killed by Indian troops on 8th of July in 2016 in the territory.

Call for the strike has been given by the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani and the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. »

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Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three more patients died of Covid-19, taking the number of deaths due to the disease in the territory to 142.

The latest victims include a 65-year-old man from DH Pora Kulgam, who passed away at Soura Hospital late night on Monday and a 60-year-old woman from Kunzar Tangmarg area of Baramulla district who succumbed at Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar this morning. Another death was reported from SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

The latest three deaths have taken the occupied Kashmir’s Covid-19 toll to 142 comprising 127 in the Kashmir Valley, 14 in Jammu division and one in Ladakh region. »

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Jammu, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in a bid to further exploit the Kashmiri people in the name of tax collection, India in connivance with local chapter of Bharatiya Janata Party has started installing more toll plazas in the territory.

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan talking to media men in Srinagar said that everyone living outside the 20 kilometer radius would have to pay the toll tax.

These plazas have been installed by Delhi-based National Highways Authority (NHA). The irony of the fact is that even the people living within the 20 kilometer radius of the so-called toll plazas are not exempted, and are forced to pay the money, at all costs. »

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Another soldier commits suicide in Baramulla

Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian soldiers committed suicide and an officer was killed by his colleague in two different areas of the territory.

Indian paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) man committed suicide after killing his colleague ASI Sandeep Kuma in Kulgam district.

“Constable Hemant lost the cool and fired with his INSAS rifle on the ASI killing him on the spot and in the meantime he shot himself. Both were dead at the spot”, a police officer said.

A senior police officer confirmed the incident and said that investigation had been launched to ascertain the reasons. »

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Kotli, July 07 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Peace Foundation Convener, Mehmood Akhtar Qureshi, visited district hospital Kotli and enquired about the health of the civilians who were injured in the Indian unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in Mohra Dharoti village of Nakyal sector in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

8-year-old Junaid, 7-year-old Aryan, 50-year-old Zubeida Begum, 72-year-old Jan Begum and Kamran Shafiq were injured in the Indian troops’ firing. One seriously injured was referred to Rawalpindi for specialized treatment. »

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Islamabad, July 07 (KMS): Speakers at a webinar has said that the Narendar Modi led fascist government has shamelessly used Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to extend its illegal lockdown in Kashmir besides intensifying its brutal atrocities against the Kashmiris in the disputed territory.

The event was organized by Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) in collaboration with World Muslim Congress (WMC) on the sidelines of 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

The webinar titled “Freedom of Expression during Pandemic” was attended and addressed by British parliamentarian Mr. Khalil Mehmmod, the UK’s shadow minister Mr. Sulman Alyas Khan, Human Rights activists from South Africa Ms. Claire Biddwell, Mr. Hassan Ashraf, UK, veteran Human Rights activists from Lebanon Lyndia Cannan, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi and others. The event was moderated by Adv. Parvez Ahmed Shah. »

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