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Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the occupation authorities intensified curfew and other restrictions, today, to prevent people from conducting a march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada at Eidgah in Srinagar and holding prayer meetings.

Call for the march and prayer meetings was given by the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to pay tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, as well as the martyrs of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries.

 The occupation authorities deployed Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel in strength in Srinagar and other cities and towns of the territory to restrict the movement of the people. Indian forces’ personnel did not allow media persons to visit the downtown area of Srinagar and report the ground situation. The authorities continued to keep Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest even on his father’s martyrdom anniversary. He has been under illegal and arbitrary house arrest since 05 August 2019. Juma prayers could not be held at historic Jamia Masjid, Dargah Hazratbal and other main mosques, dargahs and imambargahs in Srinagar and other areas of the occupied territory due to severe restrictions. »

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Srinagar, May 14 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities disallowed people to visit the residence of martyred senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in Barzulla Baghat area of Srinagar and express solidarity with his family members.

The occupation authorities deployed a large number of Indian police and paramilitary personnel in the area and prevented the people to visit the residence of Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. »

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JMMM) has said that India has intensified restrictions on the pretext of coronavirus pandemic to kill and detain youth during cordon and search operations.

JKMM Information Secretary Shabbir Ahmed in a statement issued in Srinagar said that while the world is battling the coronavirus disease, the Indian occupational forces are killing youth falsely labeling them as militants during siege and search operations in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 26 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement (JKEM), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, has expressed serious concern over the continued cordon and search operations, killings and arrests in the territory.

A JKEM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar urged world human rights bodies to take notice of the worst situation in Kashmir. He said that the atrocities are being committed to suppress Kashmiris’ voice for freedom. The spokesman paid glowing tributes to the youth, recently killed by the Indian troops and reiterated to continue the freedom struggle till its logical conclusion. »

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Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

The troops cordoned off Kohistan Colony in Safapora area of the district late last night and launched house-to-house searches. The troops have sealed all entry and exit points of the area. The operation continued till last reports came in. »

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the entire Kashmir valley has been converted into a military garrison after curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in the name of security on the eve of India’s Republic Day, tomorrow.

People are forced to stop at check-posts, mushroomed in every nook and corner of the territory, and subjected to vigorous frisking and checking. Forces have been deployed in massive numbers around the venues of the January 26 functions across the Valley. »

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Srinagar, January 20 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, heavy deployment of Indian forces’ personnel has been made in Srinagar and other parts of the territory on the eve of shutdown, call for which has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to mark the 31st anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre.

Over 50 people were killed and hundreds others were injured when Indian troops had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on January 21 in 1990. The call for the strike has been supported by other Hurriyat groups and organizations including Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League. »

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Jammu, December 26 (KMS):  In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have once again extended the ban on high speed internet service till January 08, 2021.

An order issued by Principal Secretary Home Department of IIOJK, Shaleen Kabra, said that the high speed internet would remain suspended in the entire territory barring two districts of Ganderbal and Udhampur.

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Srinagar, September 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have extended the ban on 4G internet service in all but two districts till September 30.

As per an order issued in Srinagar by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to Home department of the occupied territory, the ban on 4G internet will remain in force in all districts of the territory except Ganderbal and Udhampur districts.

The authorities had ordered restoration of high speed mobile data services in Ganderbal and Udhampur on trial basis in pursuance of the recommendations by the Special Committee in its meeting dated August 10 for considering calibrated casing of restrictions in limited and “comparatively less sensitive geographical areas”. However, in the rest of the districts, the speed was directed to continue to be restricted to 2G only. »

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Srinagar, August 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities continue to impose strict restrictions across the territory to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations on Indian Independence Day, today.

The authorities have converted the Kashmir Valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner.

In Srinagar, thousands of troops and policemen are patrolling the deserted streets, lanes and by lanes to thwart any attempt of people to stage anti-India demonstrations. A cricket Stadium in Sonawar area of Srinagar, the venue of main function of Indian Independence Day, has virtually been turned into a fortress. No vehicular movement is being allowed near the stadium while sharp-shooters have been deployed on high-rise building around the venue. »

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