Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a woman died of coronavirus, taking the fatality tally in the territory due to the infectious disease to 233.

The 80-year-old woman from Bandipora died at Soura hospital in Srinagar.

Nine persons died of coronavirus, yesterday. Of these vistims, four were from Srinagar, two from Pulwama, and one each from Shopian, Bandipora and Badgam. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, journalists held a demonstration in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district against an assault on a photojournalist by a government official.

The journalist, Sajad Hameed, who works as a photojournalist with Kashmir Times, said that he was performing his professional duty and covering a protest by locals against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department when the Tehsildar pushed him multiple times and ask him to close his camera. Sajad Hameed said that despite introducing himself as a journalist to the Tehsildar, he was verbally abused, insulted and pushed. »

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Jammu, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a former Indian Army Havildar, who had subsequently joined Defence Service Corps (DSC), committed suicide in Poonch district, today.

The 45-year-old former Havildar, Bashir Ahmed, ended his life by shooting himself with his service weapon in Mendhar area of the district.

This incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in occupied Kashmir to 458 since January 2007. »

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Islamabad, July 18 (KMS): A meeting of the Parliament’s Special Committee on Kashmir chaired by Chairman Shehryar Afridi was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Special Assistant for National Security Moeed Yousaf and other members of Kashmir Committee / Parliamentarians attended. »

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Muzaffarabad, July 18 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has urged the international community to take notice of the state repression being perpetrated by India under the garb of new domicile laws which are being used as a tool for the ethnic cleansing of the innocent Kashmiri people.

Addressing a big gathering after distributing relief goods among the calamity-hit people at Kel in Neelum Valley on behalf of Pakistan Red Crescent Society, he said the Domicile Laws are an attempt to snatch the rights of Kashmiris and a part of a conspiracy to bring in a demographic change in Kashmir by turning the majority of Muslims into a minority in their own homeland. »

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