2021 March 12 » Kashmir Media Service

Release of all Kashmiri detainees demanded

Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has deplored that the occupation authorities once again did not allow its Chairman to offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is under continued house arrest since 04 August 2019, a day before Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed the special status of IIOJK and placed it under military siege. »

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Jammu, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, has demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails of the territory and India.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem, addressing a meeting of party workers in Jammu said hundreds of political leaders representing aspirations of the people have been kept in jails without any trial or court hearing. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi has denounced in strong terms the recent remarks of the Chairman of Shia Central Board of Waqf in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Waseem Rizvi, wherein he recommended omission of certain verses of the Holy Quran.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing a Juma congregation in Badgam maintained that the Quran is the last holy book of the Almighty Allah for the guidance of the mankind and to bring about any change in its text is an unforgivable offence. »

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Says Kashmir’s special status was revoked in cruel manner

Jammu, March 12 (KMS): Former Indian Minister Dr Karan Singh has criticized the Modi government for repealing Article 370 in a very cruel manner saying that the Kashmiris felt “gravely shattered” by the sudden move to downgrade the status of Jammu and Kashmir to a Union Territory.

Dr Karan Singh, who is the son of late Hari Singh, the last Dogra ruler of erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, in an interview with news website The Print, said that the revocation of Article 370 was a drastic decision and done in a cruel manner. He said, “You shut everyone down. Total lockdown! It was not done after consultation.”

He said that the move shocked Kashmiris, particularly ethnic Kashmiris. He maintained that Dogras, in fact, welcomed the integration (of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India) but now they were getting worried about jobs and all but Kashmiris certainly felt gravely shattered. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the killing spree unleashed by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian regime continues unabated.

A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, maintained that Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism have martyred three innocent Kashmiris since Tuesday. It said that during so-called cordon and search operations, the troops martyred one youth at Tujjer Sharief in Sopore town of Baramulla district on Tuesday and two others in Kandipora area of Islamabad district, yesterday. »

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India spilling innocent blood in IIOJK on daily basis: Khan Sopori | Kashmir Media ServiceSrinagar, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organisations have paid glowing tributes to the two Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in Islamabad district, yesterday.

The youth were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Kandipora area of the district. A house was also damaged in the operation.

Senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India could not suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement through the killing of innocent youth and other cheap tactics. »

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India Is No Longer a Democracy but an 'Electoral Autocracy': Swedish  InstituteIslamabad, March 12 (KMS): A Sweden-based institute has said that India is no longer an electoral democracy and classified the country as an electoral autocracy instead, noting that much of the decline in democratic freedoms occurred after the BJP and Narendra Modi’s victory in 2014.

The V-Dem Institute, an independent research institute based at the University of Gothenburg, has published data-heavy worldwide democracy reports since 2017. In last year’s report, it had observed that India was on the verge of losing its status as a democracy. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, one Indian soldier died while three others sustained injuries in a road accident in Kulgam district, today.

An Indian Army vehicle fell into a nullah near Adijan bypass in DH Pora area of the district. Four troops including Major Pushp Rajput, Captain Malla, Anil Dubay Reyal and Sarosh, were critically injured in the incident, a police officer said. He added that the injured soldiers were shifted to Kulgam district hospital for treatment but one among the injured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital while the condition of other three was stated to be stable. »

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Quratulain Rehbar

Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): Independent journalist Shakir Mir was interviewing people about a gunfight on 17 September 2020 in Srinagar’s Batamaloo, when the family at whose house the gunfight had occurred and neighbours accused soldiers of stealing jewellery.

Mir intended to begin the story with this allegation of theft, but he was worried about the repercussions. Eleven months earlier, The Kashmir Walla, an independent website, reported a similar theft of valuables during a firefight. Shortly after, editor-in-chief Fahad Shah was summoned by the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) police and questioned about his organisation’s reporting. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notice to the authorities on a plea filed by the family of a youth, who died in police custody last year, asking for the magisterial enquiry report and registration of First Information Report (FIR) into the killing.

A bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey has sought the response by May 12 after hearing advocate Shafaqat Nazir for the family.

As per the family, their kin, Irfan Ahmed Dar, was killed in police custody on the night of September 16, last year. »

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