2020 July 16 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a youth in Kupwara district, today.

The youth was killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Keran area of the district.

The operation was going on when the last reports came in.

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(c) KashmirGlobal.comSrinagar, July 16 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, continued double lockdown imposed by Narendra Modi-led fascist government since August 05, last year, has multiplied the miseries of half widows.

Half widows are the women whose husbands went missing in the custody of Indian troops and police after their arrest but have not been declared dead. Indian police and troops have subjected over 8,000 Kashmiris to custodial disappearance since January 1989.

Modi government imposed strict military lockdown in occupied Kashmir on August 05, last year, when it revoked the special status of the territory. The restrictions were intensified in March, this year, after the outbreak of coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has sought the role of international human rights organizations in the early release of its illegally detained Chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan.

JKNF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Nayeem Ahmad Khan completed three years in infamous Tihar jail, New Delhi.

He said that Nayeem was arrested by the notorious Indian National investigation agency (NIA) from his house in Srinagar on July 25, 2017 and was later shifted to New Delhi and since then he had been languishing in the jail along with other high profile Hurriyat leaders.

The Hurriyat leaders, he added, include Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin, Shahid-ul-Islam, Aasiya andrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi, Naheeda Nasreen, Masrat Alam Butt, Mian Abdul Qayoom, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Dr Qasim Fakhtoo and Dr Shafi Sharati. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested over a dozen people including General Secretary of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Ameer Hamza from different areas of the territory.

Ameer Hamza was arrested during a police raid in Lalbazar area of Srinagar. Several Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Leaders and activists including its Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai have already been detained by Indian police and are lodged in different Jails.

The troops during cordon and search operations and house raids in different areas of Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipore districts arrested over a dozen youth including an elderly man. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) has strongly condemned the arrest of Huriyat leaders and youth by Indian troops.

The JKMC Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the authorities had arrested senior Hurriayt leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted him to Udhampur jail in Jammu.

He also denounced the arrest of Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi and urged the international community human rights organisations to send their teams to jails in Jammu and Kashmir and India where Kashmiri political detainees are facing health and other problems. »

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Islamabad, July 16 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has urged India to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people as per the United Nations resolutions to end tension in the south Asian region.

The JKPL Vice Chairman, Syed Aijaz Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad, demanding immediate release of all Kashmiri political detainees, urged the international human rights bodies to send their team to the occupied territory to monitor the worst situation and deteriorating health of the political prisoners.

He deplored the arrest of political activists and youth during continued cordon and search operations (CASOs) in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, taking the fatalities due to the deadly disease to 212 in the territory.

All the three fresh deaths were reported from the Kashmir Valley, today morning. One of the victims is a 65-year-old man from Khajabagh, Baramulla, and the other two are from Islamabad district including a 65-year-old man from Serhama, Bijbehara, and a 60-year-old woman from Kokernag. »

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Islamabad, July 16 (KMS): Hadiqa Kiani’s collaboration with Turkish artist, Ali Tolga centered on Kashmiri martyrs has been removed from YouTube, the singer has confirmed on her Instagram.

On the occasion of Kashmir Martyrs’ Day on July 13, Hadiqa Kiani released a song along with Turkish artist Ali Tolga Demertas and Torgi Evren paying tributes to the martyrs of Kashmir.

Hadiqa uploaded the news on her Instagram stories, alluding to a something deeper than some technical issues. “Our tribute to Kashmir was removed from YouTube a few hours ago. There seems to be a systematic silencing taking place but we will not be silenced because our message is of love and peace,” she wrote. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has said the actual number of COVID-19 deaths in the territory is higher than what is reported.

The DAK President and influenza expert, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, in a statement in Srinagar said, “Many COVID-19 deaths go unreported in Kashmir.”

“The official count of COVID-19 deaths in the valley is an underestimate and only provides a snapshot of the true death toll virus has taken,” he said, adding, many people with COVID-19 symptoms don’t get tested for the virus because of the fear of stigma. »

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New Delhi, July 16 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea challenging legal provisions which provide 100 per cent reservation to domicile of occupied Kashmir in public employment.

A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat asked Ladakh-based lawyer, Najum-ul-Huda to move the High Court of the territory with his plea.

The plea, filed through lawyer Nishant Khatri, said that since the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status, last year, the territory was equally subject to all laws and the Supreme Court judgments which are applicable to the rest of India. »

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