2020 July 22 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen killed a former Indian policeman in Kulgam district, today.
The former policeman Abdul Rashid Dar was also Indian army backed an armed Ikhwani killed in Furrah area of the district.
Meanwhile, the Indian troops and police personnel have sealed whole area and launched cordon and search operation.

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have further intensified the restrictions across the already besieged Kashmir Valley in the wake of spurt in coronavirus related cases and deaths.

According to Kashmir Media Service, occupied Kashmir is under strict lockdown since August, last year, when Narendra Modi-led fascist government in New Delhi repealed the special status of the territory and put it under military siege. The restrictions were intensified in March this year after the outbreak of the coronavirus in the territory. The authorities further tightened the curbs today in the name of controlling the spread of coronavirus. »

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India deliberately transporting COVID-affected people to Valley

Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): Panic grips occupied Kashmir after over 100 non-local labourers, who have been transported to the Kashmir Valley in the last one week, have tested positive for coronavirus.

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, K K Sidha, told media that they had collected 14,937 samples of non-local labourers as of July 21 noon among which 113 labourers had tested positive.

As per officials, majority of these infected labourers was working on brick kilns in Badgam district right after they reached Kashmir.

Chief Medical Officer, Badgam, Dr Tajamul Hussain, said 71 labourers have tested positive in the district so far. »

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has called for complete strike on Friday, July 24, to send a clear message to India that the people of Jammu and Kashmir reject its illegal occupation of their homeland.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced India’s attempts to change the territorial integrity and demographic composition of occupied Kashmir, provision of domicile certificates to non-locals and construction of more than 200,000 houses to settle them, killing and arrest of youth and other human rights violation by Indian troops in the territory. »

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces arrested three Kashmiri youth from Chadoora area of Budgam district, today.

The youth identified as Javaid Ahmad Butt, a resident of Pulwama, Ajaz Wani of Dangerpora and Aqib Ganai of Khansaib, were arrested during a cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian Army, police and Central Reserve Police Force in Chadoora area of the district. »

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi has said that party Chairman Abdul Samad Inqilabi, who is illegally detained in Central Jail, Srinagar in a false case, was presented before a TADA court in Srinagar through video link.

A TeA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that after hearing the arguments of Abdul Samad Inqilabi’s lawyer, the court adjourned the hearing till July 27. The spokesman said that the party chairman had to undergo a medical check-up, yesterday, but the authorities did not take him to the hospital. »

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Islamabad, July 22 (KMS): The Convener of Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has called upon the international community to prevail upon India to stop continued gross human rights violations and anti-Kashmir policies including engineering a change in the demography in the territory.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in a meeting of the AJK chapter of the forum in Islamabad paid rich tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs. He said that the people of occupied Kashmir were kept hostage by the Indian Army and its agencies. »

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, for the first time in 150 years, the annual Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra, in the territory has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement to cancel the yatra was made after a meeting of Amarnath Shrine Board.

Earlier, the authorities had said that the yatra would begin July 21 onward and go on till August 3. The yatra was scheduled to be held in a restricted manner, with only 500 pilgrims per day to be allowed.

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): InKashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF), Umar Aadil Dar, has said that the Indian government is victimizing pro-freedom people for their affiliation with the ongoing freedom movement.

Umar Aadil Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government in violation of the principles of humanity and justice had kept a Hurriyat activist, Muhammad Ashraf, in jail for the past more that 15 years. He said that health of Muhammad Ashraf, a resident of Batagund area of Verinaag, was deteriorating after each passing day. »

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Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a woman has said that she and two family members have been asked to appear for questioning in connection with her travel to Turkey.

Shazia Bakshi in a tweet said in a pandemic, she, her 72-year-old mother, and 9-year-old niece have been asked by the police to visit Kothi Bagh Police Station. She said that it was because they spent holidayed in Turkey in 2017 for 5 days. She said apparently taking a holiday is now a crime in occupied Kashmir and they will gladly ‘comply’ to this diktat. This should be interesting, she added. »

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