Srinagar, May 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has expressed deep concern over the surge in the killing of youth, destruction of residential houses and other human rights violations by Indian troops in every nook and corner of the territory.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that even in the holy month of Ramadan, the trigger-happy troops continue their aggressive and repressive operations in the territory and are massacring the innocent people particularly youth.

He said, the inhuman acts of the Indian forces’ personnel show that they have no respect for humanity. He said that at the movement the people of occupied Kashmir were extremely worried due to the deaths caused by the coronavirus and the lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities in the territory. He said that when thousands of people around the world were dying every day due to the virus and India itself was in big trouble due to the spread of the deadly infection, even then its rulers didn’t realize how to protect humanity in this grim situation. »

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Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India is holding local body elections, today, in the territory amid a boycott by most political parties, which have termed it “undemocratic”.

Thousands of people along with hundreds of leaders of pro-India parties, including three former puppet chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, remain in detention since New Delhi revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir on 5th of August. Residents and political parties have criticised the timing of the forced elections as the territory remains under a military lockdown and a near-complete communication blackout. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, ‘deserted polling booths, missing polling agents and scared polling staff — Pulwama and Shopian recorded the lowest turnout in the final phase of the polling’ was the comment of a Srinagar-based English daily on sham Indian parliamentary elections as the two South Kashmir’s districts recorded the lowest voter turnout of less than 3 per cent on Monday.

Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar said the twin districts recorded a voter turnout of 2.81 per cent with 300 out of 695 polling booths seeing no voting in election on the Islamabad’s Lok Sabha seat. 266 polling booths in Pulwama and 37 in Shopian—28 in Shopian assembly segment and 9 in Wachi witnessed zero voting. As per officials, 2.14 percent voting was recorded in Pulwama and at the same time, Shopian district, spread over two assembly segments, saw 2.88%. However, independent sources say that the actual turnout is far less than officially stated 2.81 per cent. »

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