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Haryana, July 17 (KMS): Farmers protest against arrests in sedition case, police on high alert
The police in Haryana’s Sirsa district on Saturday deployed a huge force after farmer unions called for a protest against arrests in a sedition case, The Indian Express reported. Hundreds of farmers were expected to stage a blockade outside the district police chief’s office.
On Thursday, the police had arrested five people in a case related to an alleged attack on the car of Haryana Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa during a farmers’ protest against the new agriculture laws. The police had booked over 100 people, most of them unidentified, under sedition, attempt to murder and other charges. Two farmer leaders – Harcharan Singh and Prahlad Singh – were also among those named in the First Information Report.

Farmer unions have criticised the police action, pointing out that even the Supreme Court has described the sedition law as “colonial”, and questioned its need after 75 years of Independence.
Some protestors on Saturday allegedly attacked vehicles of BJP leader Sanjay Tandon and Chandigarh Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma in the city’s Sector 48 area. The two leaders were attending a function as vandals reportedly broke the windshields of the politicians’ cars, according to The Tribune.
“The arrangement by the police was poor,” Tandon said. “They should not have allowed people, most of whom were outsiders, to attack our vehicles.” The BJP leader said the vandals seemed like anti-social elements who had joined the protests.
A video purportedly from Chandigarh of a child sitting in a police vehicle was also posted on the Twitter account of Kisan Ekta Morcha, a joint front representing the farmers protesting against the Centre’s agricultural laws.

The Kisan Ekta Morcha had said that the meeting of farmer leaders, the police, and the Sirsa district authorities started around 3 pm. However, the 90-minute-long meeting failed to reach an agreed upon conclusion, reported The Indian Express. Farmers then blocked Sirsa’s Prajapati Chowk and the Sirsa-Barnala highway.
Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait said the police did not have any evidence and accused them of sending men “to create law and order issues…to pressurise farmers”, reported The Indian Express. “We shall hold a morcha here in Sirsa as a part of our ongoing struggle.”
Earlier on Saturday, Tikait had said that despite the Supreme Court’s observation, the police in Haryana were booking farmers with sedition charges.
Earlier on Saturday, Haryana Superintendent of Police Arpit Jain said that they have made adequate deployments to stop protestors. “Over 10,000 personnel from across all districts of Haryana, Rapid Action Force and paramilitary forces have been deployed along with 30 checkpoints so that nobody disrupts law and order and attempts to break the law,” he told The Indian Express.

However, barricades set up by the police were knocked down in Sirsa on Saturday afternoon as demonstrations continued, according to NDTV.
Sirsa Civil Lines Police Station Station House Officer Ram Niwas told The Indian Express that a first information report was lodged on Wednesday on the complaint of Assistant Sub-inspector of Police Prem Singh, who had received injuries on July 11.
The FIR in the sedition case was registered on July 11. Earlier that day, farmers had staged protests at several events attended by the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.
In Sirsa, they allegedly pelted stones and smashed the windscreen of the Haryana deputy speaker’s car while he was coming out after attending a function at the Chaudhary Devi Lal University. The deputy speaker escaped unhurt in the incident, according to the police.

Protests against farm laws
Thousands of farmers have camped outside Delhi since November, demanding that the central government repeal the three laws that open up the country’s agriculture markets to private companies. The farmers have hunkered down with supplies that they say will last them for months, and have resolved to not leave until their demands are met.
Talks between farmers groups and the central government to resolve the protests came to a complete deadlock after farmers rejected the Centre’s offer to suspend the laws for two years. The last time both sides met was on January 22. Since then, most farmer leaders have said they were willing to speak to the government again.
The farmers fear the policies will make them vulnerable to corporate exploitation and would dismantle the minimum support price regime. The government, however, continues to claim that the three legislations are pro-farmer.

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Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, district administration Baramulla has announced strict corona curfew in the north Kashmir district, today (Friday).

An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Bhupinder Kumar says that only essential services shall be permitted in consonance with May 30 order.

Last Friday also, there was complete corona curfew in the district.

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#RememberingChottaBazaarMassacreVictims

Srinagar, June 10 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the gory incident in Chotta Bazaar, Srinagar, when Indian troops slaughtered 32 civilians in the locality is one of the bloodiest massacres in the territory.

According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service, on June 11, 1991, the Indian paramilitary CRPF troops after an alleged clash with unknown attackers at Zainakadal in the city went berserk, and opened indiscriminate firing with their automatic weapons all the way from their camp at Syed Mansoor to the densely populated downtown area of Srinagar, Chotta Bazaar.

The report further said that with blood in their eyes, the troops barged into the shops, gathered people outside on the streets and killed them randomly. Four people were shot in a motor mechanics’ workshop and four others were shot outside a medical college. Some rickshaw drivers and bystanders were also shot by the troops. The indiscriminate firing by the forces’ personnel took a massive toll of 32 lives of innocent civilians. Around 22 persons were also critically injured in the incident. The bullets hit shopkeepers, passerby, a 75-year old woman and a child of ten years age.

According to the reports published in The Kashmir Times next day, the entire area from where the dead bodies were picked and brought to the police control room by 8 pm bore blood stains, the KMS report added.

It pointed out that this blood curdling incident still causes a deep stir inside the hearts of the scores of bereaved families whose kiths and kins were massacred. Even Amnesty International then expressed its serious concern on the horrific incident and demanded a judicial inquiry into the matter, the report said. It maintained that, 30 years on but memories of Chotta Bazaar massacre are still fresh in the Kashmiris’ minds and the victims are still awaiting justice.

The report said that history of IIOJK is littered with many Chotta Bazaar like carnages as Indian troops have carried out dozens of massacres in IIOJK since 1990. The aim of committing Chotta Bazaar like carnages is to instill fear among the Kashmiris, it added.

It said, massacres in IIOJK are ugly blots on the face of so-called Indian democracy and the international community must take notice of Kashmiris’ genocide by India.

The report maintained that bold and resilient Kashmiris were determined to carry on freedom struggle against all odds, adding that unparalleled sacrifices of the Kashmiri people will never go waste. KMS—6A

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Srinagar, June 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, it is horrible to think that Indian Army could stoop so low to start monitoring the activities of Kashmiri women through secret cameras while they are busy in doing work in their lawns and orchards.

Locals told Kashmir Media Service over phone that they have spotted some cameras installed by the Indian Army in the orchards of Soibug area of Badgam district to record and monitor the activities of Kashmiri women and children. They said that the move has created a sense of fear and insecurity among the local population.

According to the locals, Indian troops are taking videos and pictures of Kashmiri women and children to use them as a weapon against the Kashmiri people, engaged in struggle for freedom against India’ illegal occupation of their motherland.

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47,729 Protest Illustrations & Clip ArtSrinagar, June 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) on Wednesday staged a silent protest against the Indian authorities for not releasing the salaries of around 149 Kashmiri teachers.

Scores of teachers assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar and held a sit-in protest to press for their demands.

Muhammad Rafiq Rather, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum told the media that 149 teachers are not getting their salaries because of fabricated charges.

He said that a youth from Kulgam committed suicide after in protest against the withholding of his father’s salary by the authorities since last 24 months.

“The administration must release the salaries of all the employees to prevent such incidents in the future,” he added.

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APHC Once Again asks India to Grant Kashmiris Right of Self-Determination - BaaghiTV EnglishSrinagar, June 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed concern over the widespread human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces to suppress the Kashmiris’ popular moment for right to self determination.

APHC In-charge Public Relations for Jammu region, Sharif Sartaj in a statement while terming the Kashmir issue purely a political one said that both Pakistan and India are signatories to the United Nations Security Council resolutions which assure the people of Kashmir to decide their political future through a democratic formula of free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of United Nations.

The statement added that Pakistan has time and again impressed upon India and the world community to find a solution to this long pending dispute in an amicable atmosphere within the framework of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The APHC leader condemned the use of brute force against the people of Kashmir, in general and the youth in particular for protests against the innocent killings, illegal detentions and gross violation of human rights at the hands of Indian occupation forces. He urged United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and the world community to take serious cognizance of the prevailing deteriorating situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir where the people have been besieged by more than one million occupation forces who have deprived them of their fundamental rights as guaranteed by the United Nations Charter.

The statement stressed the dire need to resolve Kashmir issue in the interests of global peace and prosperity.

Meanwhile the APHC spokesman in a condolence message expressed his deep shock on the demise of Maulana Faizul Waheed and expressed solidarity with the grief-stricken family.

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Tributes paid to Mufti Faizul Waheed

ImageSrinagar, June 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has praised United Nations human rights experts for issuing a report on the brazen violations of human rights in disputed Jammu Kashmir.

The UJN experts, in their report issued asked the Indian government to provide details about the continuing detention of a politician, the custodial killing of a shopkeeper and the disappearance of a teenager in Kashmir.

A DFP spokesperson said in a statement that the party has time and again apprised the world that India has placed its political opponents, such as DFP chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah behind bars for mere their political beliefs. The occupational forces and their local stooges are continuously working on a policy to impose silence in the disputed region by using arbitrary laws like UAPA, PSA etc.

He said that New Delhi must be made accountable for its crimes in the disputed region where people are demanding their right to self-determination.

Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Democratic Freedom Party and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Chairman Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in their separate statements expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of renowned Jammu-based Islamic scholar Mufti Faizul Waheed.

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Normalising ties with India at this point will be a betrayal of Kashmiris' trust: PM Imran KhanSrinagar, June 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Khadim Hussain, Chairman of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (TWI), has termed the recent statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding Kashmir as highly commendable, which infused a new spirit in the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle.
Khadim Hussain in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that establishing relations with India in the current situation would be a betrayal to Kashmiris’ sacrifices is a proof that Pakistan is a strong supporter and advocate of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

On the other hand, India’s status is nothing but an aggressor country which has occupied Jammu and Kashmir motherland against the will of Kashmiris and is relentlessly using military force to suppress their struggle for freedom, he added.

The TWI chairman said that history has shown that defeat is the fate of oppressive forces, so India will one day be subdued by the determination of the Kashmiris.

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Maoist Literature, Presence at protest not grounds of arrest under UAPA: Kochi HCSrinagar June 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian authorities booked near a dozen people under black law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Kupwara, Shopian and Pulwama districts.

Indian army and police arrested over a hundred youth including below 20-year old boys and students in central, north and south districts of Kashmir valley. Most of them were booked under newly imposed draconian law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

The authorities booked Aabid Hussain Mir, Qaiser Ahmad Mir, Bilal Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad, Aijaz Ahmad, Abbas Ahmad, Firdous Ahmad and Fayaz Ahmad for sloganeering at the funeral of a youth who was martyred by Indian troops in Kupwara district.

Earlier, police booked twenty people who participated in the funeral of top martyred leader Muhammad Asraf Sehrai under black law. Rashid Ashraf Sehrai, Mujahid Ashraf Sehrai and one relative Altaf Ahmad Khan have been kept in Kupwara police station.

The authorities also booked under UAPA over a dozen youth in Shopian, Islambad, Kulgam and Pulwama district who were arrested last month on fake charges.

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Srinagar, June o2 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a policeman was injured in an incident of firing at SOG camp at Tral in Pulwama district on Wednesday.

The injured policeman has been identified as Amjad Ahmad. However, it was not immediately known under what circumstances does the cop sustained the injuries.

More details are awaited.

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