New Delhi, March 09 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court is hearing a petition, today, seeking restoration of 4G internet in occupied Kashmir.

The petition is listed before a three-judge bench comprising Justice N.V. Ramana, Justice Subash Reddy and Justice B.R.Gavai. The advocates will present their arguments before the court through videoconferencing.

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on April 2, seeking restoration of 4G mobile services in the territory due to the prevailing situation caused by the coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid growing international pressure, the occupation authorities have been forced to revoke the draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) against 18 more people lodged in different jails of the territory.

The detention orders were revoked of 18 people languishing in three jails of the occupied territory. Of them, 16 are lodged in Central Jail Srinagar and one each in Kotbhalwal jail Jammu and Pulwama jail. »

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Brussels, March 21 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has called upon the world community to put pressure on India to immediately release illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels expressing serious concern over the deteriorating health of Yasin Malik said that the Indian government would be responsible if anything unpleasant happened to the incarcerated leader. »

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India orders implementation of 37 central acts in IOK

New Delhi, March 20 (KMS): In a bid to totally annex occupied Jammu and Kashmir with India, the Modi government has ordered implementation of 37 Central Laws in the territory.

The order issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs), has been notified in the Gazette of India along with a schedule mentioning all 37 central Acts.

Issued after the nod of the Indian Cabinet, the order will allow 37 central laws in the Concurrent List to be implemented in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Cabinet had given a nod to implement these laws in occupied Kashmir on February 26, this year. »

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Jammu, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, copies of the charges framed by a TADA court in Jammu against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and Showkat Bakhshi were sent to Tihar jail in New Delhi and Ambedkar Nagar jail in Uttar Pradesh, in India, where the two Kashmiri leaders are held.

The TADA court in Jammu on Monday falsely framed charges against Muhammad Yasin Malik and six others. They have been accused of being involved in the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) officials in 1990 in Srinagar.

“Yasin Malik and Showkat Bakhshi pleaded not guilty and wanted trial. Five other accused also want trial. Now, the case will be listed on March 30,” said Additional Public Prosecutor Rakesh Singh who is representing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have slapped draconian law Public Safety Act for the third time in row against liberation activist, Zahoor Ahmed Butt.

Zahoor Ahmed Butt is younger brother of prominent martyred Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt. Zahoor Butt was brought to the Kashmir Valley from Rajasthan jail in India on 12th February, this year, and was later lodged in Kupwara sub-jail.

After slapping fresh PSA, the authorities shifted Zahoor Ahmed Butt to Keribal jail in Mattan area of Islamabad district.

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New Delhi, March 12 (KMS): The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammed Yasin Malik, could not be presented in the TADA court in Jammu through video conferencing in old false cases due to illness.

Mohammed Yasin Malik has been languishing in infamous Tihar Jail, New Delhi, for the past eleven months.

The jail administration told TADA court on Wednesday that Mohammed Yasin Malik’s statement could not be recorded through video conferencing as he is undergoing treatment at the jail hospital. The administration further told the court that Yasin Malik was on hunger strike and that he was taken to the hospital after his health deteriorated. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, was presented before a TADA court in Srinagar via video conferencing in a false case registered against him.

The Islami Tanzeem Azadi General Secretary, Sheikh Abrar Ahmed, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that ailing party Chairman, lodged in Srinagar Central Jail, was to be presented in Kupwara court on March 10, but instead he was presented to the TADA court in Srinagar via video conferencing on March 11 in an old false case. He said that the TADA court adjourned the hearing of the case till March 31. »

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Jammu, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained senior APHC leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Masarrat Aalam Butt, was presented before a TADA court in Jammu in a false case filed against him.

Masarrat Aalam Butt, who has mostly been in jail since 2010, was produced by Indian police before the TADA court in Jammu in a fake case registered against him in 2012.

After listening the arguments from the Public Prosecutor and the Counsel representing Masarrat Alam, the court listed the case for next hearing on April 09. »

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IOK High Court seeks authorities’ response

Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the authorities to respond to a plea seeking the shifting of illegally detained Kashmir High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, to Srinagar from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

The court also listed the main petition challenging Mian Qayoom’s detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), for final arguments on March 20.

These directions were passed by a division Bench of Ali Muhammad Magrey and Dhiraj Singh Tahakur which has sought response within 10 days from the authorities on the plea seeking the shifting of the HCBA President. »

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