Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two girls died while another sustained critical injuries after they came under a mudslide in Sopore town.

The girls, Shoki Ashraf Wagay, Shahista Farooq Rathar and Sabreena, were passing when suddenly mudslide hit and injured them critically at Hardshiva in the town. They were evacuated by locals and passersby to sub district hospital Sopore where doctors declared Shoki Ashraf Wagay and Shahista Farooq Rathar brought dead. Sabreena was later referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment. »

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Srinagar, May 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier was killed and seven others were injured in an explosion of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mendhar area of Poonch district, today.

The explosion took place when an army patrol of 12 Madras Regiment was going through the area at Dhera Dabsi. »

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New Delhi, May 22 (KMS): In total disregard to the international obligations, India has shamelessly informed the United Nations body that it will not entertain any communication with the Human Rights Council (HRC) Special Rapporteurs on its report on human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

The report from the UN body came at the same time a report from two IOK based human rights organizations Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons on the cases of torture was released in Srinagar, which was endorsed by a former UN Special Rapporteur. »

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Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has appreciated the UN’s effort to seek from India details of cases, related to torture and killings of civilians in Kashmir.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned India’s refusal to provide any clarifications on such cases. He also hailed Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and J&K Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) for doing an amazing job to highlight human rights abuses and releasing a comprehensive report on torture and brazen human rights violations in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, May 21, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has condemned the decision of the Governor led authorities to lease out 60 kanals of industrial land to the Indian Forces vowing to challenge the decision in the High Court.

A spokesman of the KCCI in a statement in Srinagar said that the business community of the territory was suffering due to the unavailability of land and the KCCI is on record to have asked the authorities, time and again, to retrieve the land wasted under the occupation of the forces to make the same available for industrial and commercial use. »

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Complete shutdown in IOK today

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities imposed strict restrictions in different parts of Srinagar, today, to prevent a march towards Martyrs’ Graveyard at Eidgah in the city.

The Srinagar administration in a statement said that restrictions would be imposed in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, Maharaj Gunj and Khanyar police stations in Srinagar.

The authorities also ordered closure of all schools and colleges, today.

Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Engineer Hilal Ahmad War were placed under house arrest on Monday evening. Mirwaiz was supposed to lead the march from Jamia Masjid Srinagar to martyrs’ graveyard, Eidgah, in Srinagar. »

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Impose curfew-like restrictions in Magam and Badgam towns

Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have ordered closure of educational institutions in various parts of the Kashmir valley, today, to prevent students’ protests against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of Bandipora district.

An official order said class work shall remain suspended in Srinagar’s SP Higher Secondary School, Islamia Higher Secondary School, MPML Higher Secondary School, Amar Singh College, SP College, Gandhi Memorial College, Islamia College, Degree College Bemina, Women’s College MA Road and Women’s College Nawakadal, today. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Shia-Suni Coordination Committee (SSCC) while urging administration to conduct a thorough probe into the rape of a three-year-old girl in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has appealed to the people to end the protests.

The SSCC at a meeting convened by its head, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in Srinagar said that gruesome act was a blot on the entire Kashmiri society and asked the administration to conduct the enquiry on fast-track basis to bring the culprit to book without any delay. Mirwaiz couldn’t attend the meeting due to health problem. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has condemned the directive of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) asking students from the occupied territory not to take admission in educational institutes of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The PSAJK Chairman, G N Var, in a statement issued in Srinagar said such directions negate the basic principle of SAARC cooperation, to which both India and Pakistan are signatories. “India is part of SAARC group and all educational institutes in all the countries should be treated at par. One cannot pick and choose educational institutes in a particular region. Today they are barring educational institute in AJK and tomorrow they may bar educational institutes in other countries,” he said. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 25-year-old missing girl was found dead in Baramulla district.

The semi-decomposed body of the 25-year-old girl identified as Nazmina Bano was lying in Uri-II Power Project Dam at Salamabad in Uri area of the district. The girl was missing since April 3.

On the other hand, a Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer identified as Sushil Kumar was found hanging at his residence at Ansal Flat in Sainik Colony in Jammu, police said. »

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