‘Why did you beat him as if to kill?’

Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the journalists covering protests outside Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid, today, said that they were chased and two of them were beaten up by Indian police personnel.

Shafat Farooq, a videojournalist with the BBC’s Urdu service, told media men over phone that a constable hit him on backbone with a gun butt as other personnel chased him when he was covering the protests in Nowhatta area. He said that after being hit with the butt of the personnel’s rifle, the police continued to chase him. “Then I confronted him why he hit me,” Farooq told media men. »

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Placing of Mirwaiz under house arrest again denounced

Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, several people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian police against peaceful protesters in Srinagar, today.

The youth staged forceful pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations, today, outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after Friday prayers. The protesters raised high-pitched slogans “We want freedom”, “Jeevey Jeevey Pakistan” and “Pakistan Zindabad”. They were also holding the pictures of Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was placed under house arrest once again. The occupation authorities had eased restrictions on his movement, yesterday, after 20 months and he was expected to deliver weekly Friday sermon at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, after 82 weeks. The Mirwaiz is continuously under house detention since 04 August 2019, a day before the Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed Kashmir’s special status and imposed military siege in the territory. Indian police fired teargas shells and pellets to disperse the protesters causing injuries to several people including a journalist. The clashes between protesters and Indian police continued for hours. Journalists covering protests said that they were chased and two of them were beaten up by the police personnel.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemned the Indian government’s authoritarian action of placing of Mirwaiz under house arrest again, saying that this imperious decision of the authorities has hurt the sentiments of people and further aggrieved them. Members of Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema including leading religious scholars, ulema, mashaaikh and aima in their Friday sermons also denounced the continued house detention of the Mirwaiz.


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Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) has demanded the immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists.

Addressing a protest demonstration in Srinagar, organised by the party’s women wing, the Secretary women’s wing deplored that hundreds of innocent youth detained under frivolous cases, were languishing in different jails and police stations across the valley and most of them were detained under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). »

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Muzaffarabad, February 09 (KMS): A rally was organized under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad, today, to pay tribute to the great Kashmiri martyred leaders Mohammad Afzal Guru and Mohammad Maqbool Butt.

The participants of the rally chanted slogans against India and in favour of Kashmir’s freedom from Indian illegal occupation. They were holding banners bearing pro-freedom slogans.

Speaking on the occasion, Pasban-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Uzair Ahmed Ghazali, said that Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt were hanged by the biased Indian judiciary.

Vice Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Mushtaq-ul-Islam, and local political leaders including Shaukat Javed, Usman Ali Hashim and Muhammad Aimal Farzam condemned India for its military siege in IIOJK.  »

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Banners, posters with Pakistani flags appear in IIOJK

Srinagar, February 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have expressed gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan for their unwavering support to the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

The APHC Working Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of IIOJK were facing the worst kinds of Indian atrocities. He said that in this grim situation, the APHC is of the considered opinion that expression of solidarity with such zeal and vigor at the national level by Pakistan with the oppressed Kashmiris would surely be a great source of encouragement for them to carry forward the sacred mission of freedom from Indian occupation. He mentioned that the day makes the people of Jammu and Kashmir and its leadership jubilant that they are not alone in this sacred cause. »

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Jammu, January 28 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the activists of National Panthers Party (NPP) led by its Chairman, Harshdev Singh held a protest demonstration at Channi Himmat in Jammu against the anti-people policies of the authorities.

The NPP activists held the protest demo outside the Regional Office of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) over the inordinate delay in construction of Udhampur–Chenani–Ramban stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu Highway. Chanting slogans against the authorities, the protesters demanded immediate construction and completion of the road. »

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Muzaffarabad, January 26 (KMS): India’s Republic Day was observed as Black Day in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and wherever Kashmiris live in the world with renewed pledge to continue the struggle for right to self-determination till its logical conclusion.

The day was observed near Line of Control in Azad Kashmir under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir. Hundreds of people carrying black flags and wearing black ribbons participated in the rally held at Chakoti, Muzaffarabad. »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, people staged a protest demonstration against the attempts by Indian Army to forcibly occupy a playground in Srinagar city.

The protesters gathered at Press Enclave and staged the protest against the fencing of the playground by the Indian Army in Chattabal area of city. The local asked where their children would go to play if the Indian Army occupied this playground. “It is the only playfield that our children are using for sports activities,” said one of the protesters. »

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Jammu, January 17 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Modi-led fascist Indian government stopped a tractor rally and arrested participants in Jammu. The rally was taken in favour of the agitating farmers, mostly Sikhs in India.

Bana Singh Stadium located in RS Pora border area of Jammu was locked to prevent the rally. Similarly tractors coming from different areas of Jammu were impounded and the participants were arrested by the authorities. Among those who were arrested included Narender Singh Khalsa. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held outside the UN Observer’s Office in Islamabad on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day, today.

The protest was organized by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir chapter. Apart from Hurriyat leaders, a large number of Kashmiris and Pakistanis living in Islamabad and Rawalpindi also took part in the protest.

The demonstrators held banners and placards with slogans reading:”Let the United Nations implement its resolutions on Kashmir” and “Give Kashmiris their birthright, right to self-determination”. »

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