Srinagar, October 07(KMS): The Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continue to reel under military lockdown and communications blackout on the 64th consecutive day, today.

This has virtually cut off the territory from the rest of the world. Main markets, educational institutions are closed and public transport is off the roads.

With deployment of Indian forces in full riot gear in every nook and corner of the territory and widespread presence of barricades and razor wires, the Kashmir valley presents the look of an open air prison. The residents are facing essential commodities due to continued blockade and fast approaching winter. »

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Restrictions continue on 57th consecutive day today

Srinagar, September 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian military siege entered 57th day, today with all main markets continue to remain shut, public transport off the roads and schools and offices deserted as no one is heeding the calls of authorities to return to work.

What is adding to the people’s miseries is continued suspension of the internet and mobile phones, virtually cutting the Kashmir valley and Muslim-majority areas of Jammu region from the outside world.

As winter draws closer, Indian paramilitary forces are asking the residents living in various localities of Srinagar city especially the downtown areas to rent their properties to the forces’ personnel, posted in the Valley. The residents said that when they refused to do so they were harassed and asked to vacate their homes immediately. Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel, including members of the CRPF and the BSF, were deployed in the Valley in the days preceding the Modi government’s move to scrap Article 370 on 5 August. »

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Jaipur (India), September 06 (KMS): A 21-year-old Kashmiri student was tied to a pole and assaulted by a group of Hindu fanatics in Alwar district of the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Meer Faid, a seventh semester aeronautical engineering student from Baramulla area of occupied Kashmir, was attacked by Hindu fanatics and forced to wear women’s clothing in Neemrana town of Alwar district night. »

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Jammu, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM), a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, has said that the Indian government has turned the territory into a big jail.

APHC leader and the JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that some eight million people had been deprived of all social, political and even religious freedoms with a complete media and communication blackout.

He said that after the abrogation of the special status of occupied Kashmir by India, most parts of the territory were living under the siege of hundreds of thousands of Indian forces. He said that people of Kashmir were not being allowed to perform their social and even religious obligations. »

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Indian police officer killed, contable injured in attack

Srinagar, August 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Baramulla town.

The youth was killed during an All Out operation jointly launched by Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group in Kakarhamam area of the town. The operation, launched on Tuesday evening, was going on till last reports came in.

Meanwhile, an Indian police officer was killed and a constable of Special Operation Group (SOG) was injured in an attack in Baramula town. »

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Ottawa (Canada), August 14 (KMS): Global Affairs Canada has said that at least 12 Canadians are in occupied Kashmir that has been the target of a strict clampdown for more than a week.

The occupied territory has been under an increased military presence, a curfew and near-total communications blackout since the night of August 04, leaving residents in the dark about what has been happening in their neighbourhood, let alone their region.

Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, provides consular services to Canadians, promotes the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least six people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on protest demonstrations against India’s move of repealing Article 370, which granted special status to the territory.

A hospital in Srinagar had admitted six patients with gunshot wounds or other injuries caused by lethal weapons, a source at the facility said on condition of anonymity.

The residents leaving the occupied territory spoke of a tense military crackdown and protests breaking out against the Indian government’s shocking move to scrap its special status. »

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Srinagar, August 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, one Indian soldier was killed and another injured in an attack in Shopian district, today.

Two Indian troops were critically injured in an attack during a cordon and search operation in Pandoshan area of the district. One of the wounded soldiers succumbed to his injures at Indian Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, an Indian Army vehicle was damaged after it hit an Improvised Explosive Device IED) planted on the road in Zahidbagh area of Pulwama district. Soon after the incident, Indian police and troops cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has asked the Indian Home Ministry as well as the authorities of the territory to respond to a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking time-bound probe into the custodial death of Rizwan Assad Pandith, a teacher from Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district who was killed in police custody in March this year. »

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Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the sleuths of India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched the house of a well known businessman in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.

A team of NIA investigators, accompanied by local police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), reached Krankshuwan Colony in Sopore and searched the house of Sanaullah Butt. They asked several questions to Sanaullah Butt but did not seize any records or documents. »

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