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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Srinagar, October 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri in Ganderbal district, today.

The youth was killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in the town of the district. The operation which was launched by the Indian troops along with paramilitary forces on September 27 continued till last reports came in.

Three youth were killed by the troops on September 28 in Naranag area of the same district.

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Jammu, August 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, after getting a number of Twitter accounts blocked, the Indian agencies are scanning over 3,500 Facebook and Whatsapp pages.

Reports said, although mobile network in the territory has been snapped since August 05 when the Indian government scrapped Article 370 of its Constitution, the Indian agencies are scanning messages and videos earlier shared in these groups.

On August 12, the Indian government had written to Twitter to block some accounts after the abrogation of Article 370. Following written complaint by the government, the micro-blogging site had suspended some Twitter handles.

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Lockdown of Kashmir valley continues on 27th day

Srinagar, August 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over 4,500 persons among total over 10,000 arrested have been booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act, since repeal of special status of the territory by the Indian government on 5th August.

Those detained under PSA include Hurriyat leaders, political workers, traders, lawyers, social activists and youth.

Principal Secretary of occupied Kashmir, Rohit Kansal, confirmed to media that over 4,500 people have been arrested under the PSA. The law allows the authorities to keep anyone under detention for up to two years without trial. »

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Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated state terrorism subjected thousands of Kashmiris to custodial disappearance during the last twenty-nine years and the families of the victims have no information about their whereabouts.

According to the data released by the Research Section of the Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Day of Disappeared, today, over 8,000 Kashmiris have vanished in the custody after they were picked up by the Indian troops, police and paramilitary forces.

The report maintained that thousands of unnamed graves had been discovered in the territory and the human rights activists feared that these graves could be of the disappeared Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as India extends its military lockdown, there are fears that the resistance movement may adopt a strategy of violence to fight against the punishing measures – which include mass arrests, a communication shutdown and police brutality and harassment, reports Al Jazeera.

In a report, Al Jazeera said, chants of “one solution, gun solution” have recently resounded at protests in occupied Kashmir, which on August 05 was subject to a military crackdown after the Indian government revoked Article 370, which granted special status to the territory.

It said, since August 05, residents have reported a widespread campaign of police violence and harassment, with more than 150 people suffering injuries from teargas canisters and pellets in clashes with paramilitary personnel, as the forces rounded up thousands, including children, sometimes in the middle of the night. »

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Students continue to stay away from schools

Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen killed a shopkeeper in Srinagar city.

The 65-year-old shopkeeper, Ghulam Mohammad, was killed in Parimpora area of the city when Indian troops were patrolling the area.

On the other hand, students continued to stay away from schools in the Kashmir valley. The occupation authorities during continued curfew have ordered reopening of primary, middle and high schools which were closed since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government abrogated Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people are facing a major health crisis with medicine running out, patients being turned away from hospitals and people unable to call for ambulances amid the continued lockdown.

Inside the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, few patients are waiting for their treatment with wards and beds left mostly empty.

One official, who asked to remain anonymous, told media that the number of surgeries performed on daily basis is down by 40 to 60 per cent in majority of the hospitals in occupied Kashmir. »

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