Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested senior Hurriyat leader and Chariman of Tehreek Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and booked him under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in Srinagar, today.

Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was arrested from his residence at Baghaat Barzulla in Srinagar in the wee hours of Sunday.

“Authorities have booked Ashraf Sehrai under Public Safety Act”, a top police officer confirmed to media men in Srinagar.

Sehrai’s son, Junaid Sehrai, was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation along with an associate at Nawakadal area of Srinagar recently. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, the 13th July.

Call for the strike has been given by the veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum to reiterate the urgent need for a peaceful and just resolution of the Kashmir dispute and to put an end to repression against the Kashmiri people and Hurriyat leaders. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people commemorate 13th of July as Martyr’s Day every year to reaffirm their resolve to continue pursuing the path shown by the martyrs until the liberation of their motherland from Indian yoke.

According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service on the eve of Martyr’s Day, 13th July 1931 is a significant day due to the fact that it was the first occasion when the Kashmiris rose en masse against the oppression of the Dogra Maharaja. On this day 22 Kashmiris were shot dead outside the Srinagar Central Jail by the troops of Dogra Maharaja. The victims had gathered along with thousands of Kashmiris in the jail premises to attend the court proceedings against one, Abdul Qadeer, who had asked the Kashmiri people to rise against the tyrannical Dogra rule. This massacre is the blackest chapter in the history of Dogra regime. The Dogra period is considered to be the worst phase of the Kashmir history on account of cruelties meted out to the Muslims. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 saying that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs would bring positive results, one day.

On July 13 in 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja had killed 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside the Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked the Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed serious concern over the fearful atmosphere created by the Indian authorities through arrests and house raids on the residences of APHC leaders and activists in the territory.

APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar also condemned nocturnal raids and arrest of innocent youths and use of brute force during cordon and search operations. He denounced the arrest of senior APHC leader and Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, taking the tally to five within 24 hours in the territory.

the youth were killed by troops during a cordon and search operation at Rebban in Sopore area of the district. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Massarat Aalam Butt and others have been kept in very pathetic conditions in Delhi’s Tihar Jail amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the jail.

Other Kashmiri political detainees who are languishing in the Indian jail include Mian Abdul Qayoom, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Naheeda Nasreena, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Merajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah Khan and others. All the Kashmiri detainees are seriously ill and are without any proper medical facility. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-e-Islami has reiterated the Kashmiris’ commitment to continue the mission of the martyrs of 13 July 1931 and other Kashmiri martyrs.

The resolve was expressed at a gathering held in Islamabad town, which was presided over by Ittehad-e-Islami Vice President Ghulam Muhammad Khaki to pay glowing tributes to martyrs of 13 July 1931. Addressing on the occasion, Ghulam Muhammad Khaki said the martyrs of Kashmir are the light and path-finders of the freedom movement. He said the freedom movement would be taken to its logical conclusion. »

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Islamabad, July 12 (KMS): The Convener of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Mohammad Safi has said that arrest and martyrdom is an honour for those who strive for a just cause.

Ghulam Mohammad Safi talking to a large number of his party activists on the recent raids, cordon and search operations, indiscriminate use of draconian Public Safety Act and detentions of innocent men, women and children, said that when presence of hundreds of thousands of occupation troops failed on ground, India was left with no option but to do what Natzis did. »

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Islamabad, July 12 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of July 13.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said, “Undoubtedly, in our odyssey of political struggle, 13 July 1931 can be described as a cornerstone of an edifice and milestone for Jammu and Kashmir’s odyssey for freedom and political emancipation.”

The 22 young men of Kashmir, he said, sacrificed their blooming youth and achieved martyrdom for a great and sacred cause bringing the destination nearer. »

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