Rains, snowfall add to miseries of people

Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the increasing chill after fresh rains and snowfall has added to the miseries of the people of Kashmir Valley who have been already suffering immensely due to strict military siege since August 5.

Due to continued lockdown, people could not stock essential commodities for the harsh winter – an age-old practice as Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the territory remains closed for most of the season.

The situation in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continues to remain grim on 132nd consecutive day, today.

There is no let up in the restrictions imposed under Section 144 in the territory amid massive deployment of Indian troops. »

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Srinagar, December 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, on the 131st day of military lockdown, today, there is no change in the situation on ground in the territory particularly in the Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region.

The residents of these areas continue to suffer due to restrictions imposed under Section 144 and suspension of internet, SMS and prepaid mobile services. The increasing chill has also added to the miseries of the residents of the Kashmir Valley who are facing shortage of essential commodities including food items and life-saving drugs due to restrictions.

The occupation authorities are likely to further tighten restrictions in the Kashmir Valley today to thwart big anti-India protests post Juma congregational prayers, which have not been allowed at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and other major mosques across the Valley since August 05, 2019. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched cordon and search operations in different district areas of south Kashmir.

The troops cordoned off Aliyarpora area of Shopian district and Awantipora and Dangerpora areas of Pulwama district and launched door-to-door searches.

The troops have sealed all entry points of these areas. The operations were going on till last reports came in.

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched massive crackdown operations in several areas of the territory, creating fear among the residents.

Fear griped Katrasor area of Kulgam district after Indian troops started a cordon and search operation. The troops ordered all men to assemble in a field or school ground, subjected them to frisking and searched the houses. The troops made an announcement through loudspeaker, asking people to head towards the nearest army camp. »

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Srinagar, October 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not allow people to offer Juma prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and other main mosques and shrines of the territory on the 12th consecutive week, today.

The authorities have not allowed Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid and other main mosques of the territory since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government repealed special status of occupied Kashmir and put the territory under lockdown. »

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Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued their violent cordon and search operations in different districts of the territory.

The troops continued their operations in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and other areas for the last 25 days.

The troops during so-called door-to-door searches harassed and terrorizing people and arrested freedom activists  in Ghat, Malna, Hanch, Posta-Bagla, which covered dozens of villages in Doda district.

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district, today.

The youth were killed in a fake encounter by the troops during cordon and search operations at Pazalpora area of the district.

More details are awaited.

Meanwhile, a labourer was shot dead by unknown attackers in South Kashmir’s Kakpora area of Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.

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Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to remain paralyzed on the 72nd straight day, today, across the territory.

Restrictions continue to remain imposed, shops closed except for few hours in the morning and evening, and schools and offices are empty and public transport is off the roads.

Heavy deployment of Indian forces and ban on pre-paid phones and internet services are causing great inconveniences to the people throughout the territory and what is adding to their agony is that the IOK administration has not given any indication of the internet being restored anytime soon.

Lack of communications has also inflicted untold miseries on the people. Not only have social interactions been severely affected but the economy has also suffered. Patients are the worst victims of the military clampdown. It has effectively cut people off not only from their immediate surroundings but also from the world. The information void in the absence of internet is often giving rise to the rumours and uncertainty. »

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Srinagar, October 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continue the ongoing cordon and search operation in Ganderbal district on 16th consecutive day, today.

he operation, which was launched by the troops in Trumkhal Gangbal area of the district on September 27, has turned out to be the longest operation in the last 15 months. Indian para-commandos, who were airdropped, are also taking part in the operation.

The troops have martyred four youth during the operation.

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Srinagar, October 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, to keep an eye on protesters and movement of freedom activists, Indian police will be having 50 latest technology equipped Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at the end of this month.

Indian media reported that the biggest UAV procurements for the Jammu and Kashmir had already been approved.

Earlier, the police used to seek assistance from the Indian military units for using drones. Now, it will have its own UAVs. The UAVs will be stationed at different parts of the valley and some officials will be trained to use them.

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