Restrictions tightened in occupied Kashmir

Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested four more Kashmiri youth from different areas, today.

The police during house raids arrested four youth including Azad Ahmed Butt and Altaf Ahmed Baba in Handwara and Sopore areas of north Kashmir.

A police officer talking to media men claimed that the arrested youth were over-ground workers of mujahideen. »

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Srinagar 29 March (KMS): While the prisoners are being released worldwide to protect them from the rising cases of coronavirus, the Indian authorities in occupied Kashmir arrested 627 people in the name of preventive measures.

Director-General of Police Dilbagh Singh in a statement issued in Srinagar confirmed that the police had so far arrested 627 people while cases were registered against 373 people. He said more than 100 shops were sealed while 490 vehicles were taken into custody for violation of the lockdown. »

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Jammu, March 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement has urged the United Nations and the international community to secure the release of Hurriyat leaders and activists in view of the outbreak of coronavirus.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement in Jammu said that the Kashmiri people were extremely concerned about the hundreds of innocent prisoners, especially the aged and ailing ones, languishing in Indian jails.

The JKPM chairman demanded an immediate release of thousands of prisoners who are either in custody or booked under baseless charges. He said several detained leaders are suffering from some serious ailments, like diabetes and high blood pressure. He said instead of releasing them the authorities are keeping them in the overcrowded jails, exposing them to the serious health threats. Mir Shahid Saleem warned that if anything untoward happened to any of the detainees, the authorities would be responsible for it. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested two youth in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, today.

The troops arrested the youth identified as Showkat Mir and Showkat Yattoo, during vehicle checking in Pattan town of the district. The troops labeled the youth as over-ground workers of mujahideen.

On the other hand, the Indian police have so far registered 329 FIRs against people on the charges of violating lockdown orders enforced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police personnel are harassing the already besieged people of the territory in the name of measures to prevent spread of coronavirus.

A video is making rounds on social networking sites showing an Indian policeman in Sopore area of Baramulla district using abusive language calling people to stay indoors. »

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Srinagar, March 23 (KMS): The National Conference (NC) leader, Justice (retired) Hasnain Masoodi, has said that, on one hand, Indian government is taking all possible steps to combat the COVID-19 challenge and, on the other, its insensitivity to the plight of detainees under draconian Public Safety Act is deplorable.

Justice Hasnain Masoodi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that detainees from Jammu and Kashmir mostly in early twenties and some more than sixty years of age are lodged in Ambedkar Nagar, Lukhnow, Allahabad, Agra, Tihar and other jails of India, hundreds of miles away from their homes and their kith and kin. »

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Srinagar, March 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested two Kashmiri youth on the fake charge of being overground workers of mujahideen in South Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the youth identified as Irfan Ahmed Kuttey and Adil Bashir Lone were arrested during a cordon and search operation by a joint team of Indian Army and police in Shopian district. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader, Muhammad Shafi Lone, and APHC-AJK leader, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, have said that the Indian government and its agencies have implicated the illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in three decades old fake cases.

Muhammad Yasin Malik is lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail for the past over one year.

Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik had been suffering from various diseases and the officials of the Tihar jail were not providing him proper medical facilities. He deplored that the Jammu TADA court has chargesheeted the JKLF Chairman in a three decades old fake case which showed prejudice of the said court. »

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Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, family members of detainees and human rights activists have demanded the immediate release of the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the entire world.

Since repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir in August, last year, thousands of people have been illegally detained hundreds of them under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

Kashmiri youth are frequently arrested and put behind the bars for holding peaceful anti-India protest demonstration. »

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Release of all illegally detained Kashmiris demanded

Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations while expressing serious concern about the well-being of illegally detained ailing Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, have said that the Indian government will be responsible if anything untoward happened to the incarcerated leader.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, who despite suffering from various ailments is lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail, has announced to go on hunger strike till death from 1st April 2020 against India’s authoritarian attitude. An Indian court recently charge-sheeted Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders in a 30-year-old fake case registered against them.

Besides the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Bilal Siddiqi, Yasmeen Raja, Khawaja Firdous, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal in their separate statements issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government was using its judiciary as a tool to silence the Kashmiri resistance leaders and activists. They appealed to the UN and international human rights organisations to take notices of the illegal detention of Yasin Malik and other Kashmiri resistance leaders. »

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