Srinagar, March 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have extended the ban imposed on 4G internet services across the territory till April 03 even as there has been a growing demand for restoration of the service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

An order to this effect was issued by Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shaleen Kabra.

The order said that after taking note of the overall situation in the territory and the latest reports of the law enforcement agency, particularly with regard to speed related restrictions on mobile data services, the internet speed shall be restricted to 2G only up to April 03. It said that internet would not be available on prepaid mobile phone connections. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, the detained Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi has announced to go on a hunger strike from March 23 against inhuman and immoral treatment of Kashmiri detainees in Indian jails.

The Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi General Secretary in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Abdul Samad Inqilabi made the announcement against the the rising incidents of physical torture and other violations of human rights of the Kashmiri detainees at the hands of Indian authorities in jails. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by the Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th of February in 1984.

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations. »

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Kashmiri people urged to hold strong protests

Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured in firing by Indian forces on peaceful protesters in Srinagar and other areas of the territory.

The protests were held on the occasion of a delegation of European Parliament’s visit to the occupied territory, today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arranged the visit of Islamophobic EU members to the Kashmir valley when matriculation examinations are being held to show a kind of normalcy in the territory.

However, Kashmiri people took to streets in many parts of the valley to belie the Indian claim. Indian forces used brute force and fired pellets and teargas shells on pro-freedom protesters in several areas of Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley, leaving many injured on Tuesday. »

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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people of Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continue to suffer immensely due to strict military siege imposed by India.

Normal life remains crippled on the 76th consecutive day, today, in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu due to restrictions and gag on internet and cellular services barring partial restoration of postpaid connections and landline phones.

Despite the authorities’ efforts to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir, people continue to observe shutdown as a silent protest against India’s recent actions in the territory. Shops and business establishments remain closed most of the time except for few hours in the morning and evening. Although private vehicles are plying on the roads, but people particularly patients and doctors are facing difficulties in reaching the hospitals in the absence of public transport. »

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Srinagar, September 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities further tightened restrictions in Srinagar, today, to prevent people from staging further demonstrations after the speech of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the UN General Assembly.

Soon after Imran Khan’s speech, hundreds of people came out of their homes, shouting slogans in support of Imran Khan late on Friday night and calling for the freedom of Kashmir from Indian occupation.

Police vans fitted with speakers made public announcements in Srinagar, today, about restrictions on movement while additional troops were deployed to prevent any protests, according to officials and two eyewitnesses. »

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Peshawar, September 27 (KMS): A big Kashmir rally was held, today, in Peshawar against the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

The rally was organized by Kashmir Committee and was addressed among others by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders Sheikh Abdul Mateen and Imtiaz Ahmed Wani as well as Chairman Kashmir Committee, Haji Gul Badshah and Chairman Kohat Committee, Haji M Amin. The protesters holding flags of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir chanted anti-India slogans.

The speakers condemned the Indian government for imposing continued lockdown and communication blackout in the territory. They said, the people of Kashmir are facing shortage of food and medicines. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several trade bodies have called for shutdown, tomorrow, as a mark of protest against attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and India.

The shutdown call was issued by the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Forum, Kashmir Economic Alliance and other trade bodies of the valley. »

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Samad Inqilabi arrested, Aijaz Noori booked under PSA

Srinagar, December 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed serious concern over the ill-treatment meted out to the Kashmiri detainees lodged in Kathua Jail in Jammu by the prison authorities.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that family members and relatives of some of the detainees lodged in Kathua Jail informed that the jail authorities had made the life of the inmates miserable as they were beaten every day without any reason. He said that the Kashmiri prisoners were lodged in small cells along with criminals deliberately where they were further tortured by those criminals and at times by jail staff as well. »

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Eyewitnesses tell horrific account of pulwama massacre

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, it took Indian troops and police personnel just 15 minutes to finish the violent cordon and search operation in apple orchards in Pulwama district, which followed the bloodbath in Kharpora-Sirnoo area of the district on Saturday.

One after another teenagers and men fell like helpless birds shot by a hunter. The first to fell was a 14-year-old student, Aaqib Bashir, witnesses said quoting reports of the Srinagar-based daily, the Kashmir Press. »

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