Uttar Pradesh, India, April 24 (KMS): Kashmiri journalist, Qazi Shibli, was released from Bareilly District Jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after nine months illegal detention.

Indian troops had arrested Qazi Shibli, a south Kashmir-based journalist, in July last year, a week before the Indian government imposed clampdown and communication blackout when it scrapped the special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories on August 05, 2019. »

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has reserved its order on a plea by journalist and author Gowhar Geelani challenging imposition of draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) ACT (UAPA) against him.

The court heard the matter for almost an hour through video conferencing and the order likely to come by the evening. The case came up for hearing before Justice Ali Mohammad Magray.

Gowhar Geelani was booked by the Indian police under the UAPA on Tuesday. »

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Srinagar, April 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of illegally detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and rights activists have said that the incarcerated leader is being denied a fair trial.

The Indian government has implicated the JKLF Chairman in decades old fake cases and presently he has been lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail.

When India’s notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Yasin Malik in April 2019, he was already in a jail in occupied Kashmir after the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped on him in early March. He has also been falsely charged with the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) officers in 1990 and the case is being pursued in a TADA court in Jammu by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) agency. The filing of fake cases against Yasin Malik has forced many in the territory to fear that the Indian government has already decided to sign his death warrant. »

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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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