24 Kashmiris martyred by troops in July

Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Eid-ul-Azha turned out to be a highly subdued event and dull affair as roads wore deserted look and major mosques and shrines remained closed amidst strict restrictions imposed by the authorities across the length and breadth of the territory.

Except for heavily armed Indian troops and police personnel dotting roads, markets, and sensitive installations as well as barricades and concertina wires being placed at many intersections, the Srinagar city and other major towns of the territory were shut for the general masses. Police personnel made announcements early in the morning on public address systems, asking the people not to congregate for Eid prayers. These all unnecessary measures were enforced in the name of preventing the spread of novel coronavirus. However, the actual aim was to punish the people and stop them from offering Eid prayers and holding anti-India demonstrations. Due to these unprecedented curbs, the Kashmiri people, by and large, preferred to offer Eid prayers at home, either individually or in small groups consisting of family members only. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said that Kashmir has been witnessing the tyranny of India for last 70 years.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, addressing people of his native village Botingoo area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Eid-ul-Azha, said that Kashmir had been turned into a police state. There are regular human rights violations and amidst the ongoing pandemic, essential services like internet have been snapped for the last 11 months, he added.

Speaking on the importance of festival of Eid-ul-Azha, he said, this is to honour faith of prophet Ibrahim on Almighty Allah. He made a serious note that the Kashmiris have sacrificed their children for the cause of Kashmir.

Explaining the verses of Surah Al Lahab, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt said, Allah doesn’t like tyrant and the hands of the tyrant are bound to fall. He added when tyrant, Abraha came with the intention of destructing Ka’aba, Allah made Abraha lose under his own tyranny.

He brought the fact to prominence that sub-continent was facing a huge crisis as the India and China were at loggerheads. “The economy is dwindling like anything. We need to safeguard the future of sub-continent,” he maintained.

To have a secured future, he said, the root of all problems viz the Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved and this can happen when India will shun its arrogant attitude and acknowledge the reality that amicable solution of the lingering dispute is guarantee to the secure, progressive and prosperous sub-continent. India and Pakistan must come on table to find a purposeful solution of the Kashmir dispute, he concluded.

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Eid-ul-Adha celebrations today were a low-key affair as most of the faithful marked the festival of sacrifice by mostly offering prayers at home while major mosques and shrines remained closed as authorities had imposed strict restrictions in most parts of the territory.

Indian troops and police personnel were deployed in every nook and corner of the territory and concertina wires and barricades were placed at many intersections in Srinagar city and other districts of the territory to prevent people to offer Eid prayers and hold anti-India demonstrations. »

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Demands restoration of 4g, lifting of curbs

New Delhi, August 01 (KMS): The Concerned Citizens Group (CCG) led by former Indian minister and BJP leader, Yashwant Sinha, has urged the Indian government to immediately release all Kashmiri political detainees arrested under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) in occupied Kashmir.

The group has also called for restoration of 4G communication in the occupied territory as well as lifting the curbs on all peaceful political activity. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred twenty four (24) Kashmiris including three in a fake encounter during the last month of July.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, these killings rendered one woman widowed and four persons orphaned.

During the period, at least fifty nine (59) persons were injured due to the use of brute force including firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells by Indian troops and police personnel on mourners and peaceful protesters in the territory. Indian police and paramilitary personnel arrested ninety-eight (98) people including Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, APHC leader, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Ameer Hamza and molested and disgraced seven (7) women during four hundred and fifty (450) cordon and search operations in different areas of the territory. »

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Multan, August 01 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will give a befitting response to any Indian misadventure along the Line of Control (LoC).

Talking to media persons here in Multan on Saturday, he said, Modi-led fascist government in India is preparing to begin construction work on Ram Mandar in Ayodhya and Pakistan condemns this act.

He said Yaum-e-Istehsal will be observed on August 5 (Wednesday) across the country to give a clear message to oppressed people in occupied Kashmir that they are not alone. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of a missing man from Srinagar staged a sit-in protest at the Press Colony, seeking his whereabouts.

Ghulam Rasool Wani, a resident of Khushipora HMT, went missing on 24th July after setting out of his house for a morning walk and never returning back.

According to the family members, Ghulam Rasool Wani is a driver by profession and had not been going out work due to the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic, but was regularly proceeding for a morning walk early and returning back home by 9am. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, south Kashmir-based editor and journalist, Qazi Shibli, has been detained by Indian police in Shergari police station, Srinagar, since Friday afternoon.

Speaking to media men in Srinagar, one of his family members said that he was waiting outside the police station in Srinagar on Friday for Shibli’s return but wasn’t told that he had been detained till late in the evening. However, a police official at the police station was quoted by news portal The Kashmir Walla as having said that Shibli has been detained. “We were told by seniors to keep him in custody and don’t know the reasons,” he said. »

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