Anti-India protests in Badgam against army action

Srinagar, May 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two of the seven teenage boys are battling for life after being subjected to inhuman torture during the custody of the Indian soldiers at an army camp in central Kashmir’s Badgam district.

The boys were arrested by Indian army on Friday following protests in the area against the killing of mujahid commander, Zakir Musa. People including women and children came out of their houses in different areas of Budgam district, today, and staged anti-India protest demonstrations. The teenage boys identified as Fazil Fayaz Malik and Hamidullah Sheikh were handed over to their families in critical condition. Fazil was admitted to Soura hospital in Srinagar where doctors say that next 72 hours are crucial for him as he is presently on a ventilator. Hamidullah is being treated at Bemina hospital. »

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Critically injured Fazil admitted to Srinagar hospital

Srinagar, May 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people in Dharmuna area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against the inhuman torture on the seven detained teenage boys by Indian army. Two critically injured were admitted to Srinagar hospitals.

One of the injured has been referred to Soura hospital in Srinagar, where his condition is stated to be critical.

The locals who took to streets at Dharmuna village on Sunday morning said that army personnel arrested seven boys on Friday following protests in the area against the killing of mujahid commander, Zakir Musa. »

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Srinagar, May 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, residents of Soibug in central Kashmir’s Budgam district staged a protest demonstration against the arrest of six youth, mostly minors, by Indian forces.

Women and men assembled in front of the Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles camp in Daharmuma and staged a protest against the detention of their relatives.

The protesters were demanding early release of their kith and kin who were arrested on Friday following clashes between the troops and locals of the area. »

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Curfew, closure of educational institutions continue

Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, against the killing of prominent mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, and a civilian, Zahoor Ahmad.

Call for the shutdown was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to register protest against the killing of Zakir Musa and Zahoor Ahmed. Shops, business establishments and fuel stations remained closed in the Kashmir valley while transport was off the road due to the strike.

Indian troops martyred Zakir Musa along with his associate in a clash in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district on Thursday. Zahoor Ahmad, a resident of Naira area of Pulwama district, was abducted and killed by the Indian armed agents on the same day. »

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Restrictions, demonstrations, shutdown in IOK

Srinagar, May 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, defying curfew and other restrictions and braving incessant rains, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of prominent martyred mujahid commander, Zakir Musa, in Tral area of Pulwama district, today.

Thousands of people from different parts of Pulwama district and its adjoining areas reached Noorpora area of Tral and attended the last rites of Zakir Musa. A large number of mourners shouted pro-freedom slogans while carrying Zakir Musa’s body in a procession for the funeral. Dozens of women showered candies on his body from the rooftops and windows of their homes. Multiple rounds of funeral prayers were held to accommodate huge rush of people. The people were enthused to have the last glimpse of their young hero. Indian troops and police personnel deployed in strength had sealed all roads leading to Tral to stop people from marching towards Noorpora. Funeral prayers in absentia were also held for Zakir Musa at Kashmir University in Srinagar and at other places. »

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Rich tributes paid to two Kulgam martyrs

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has denounced the naked use of military might by India to suppress the political will and voice of the Kashmiri people.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded a high-level probe into the extrajudicial killings, random arrests and massacres in the garb of cordon and search operations by Indian forces across the territory. The APHC Chairman said that India could not force the people of occupied Kashmir into submission of their right to self-determination through aggression. He said sooner or later New Delhi shall have to accept Kashmiris’ legitimate demand for right to self-determination. »

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Multiple funerals held for martyrs

Srinagar, May 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a pre-dawn cordon and search operation in Gopalpora area of the district. The martyrs were identified as Zahid Ahmed Mantoo and Irfan Manzoor. Zahid was a resident of Feeripora area of Shopian while Irfan belonged to Paonwhi, Kulgam. Three houses were also damaged during the several-hour operation. The authorities suspended mobile internet service in Kulgam and Shopian districts. »

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Restrictions imposed to prevent march

Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by curfew-like restrictions was observed across the Valley, today, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of prominent liberation leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone.

All shops, other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while traffic was off the road. Call for the strike and a march towards martyrs’ graveyard at Eidgah in Srinagar was given by the resistance leadership to pay tributes to the martyrs. The authorities had imposed curfew and other restrictions in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj and Safa Kadal areas of the city to prevent the march. Heavy contingents of army, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and police were deployed, on the occasion.

The authorities placed Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Hilal Ahmad War was also confined to his house in Srinagar and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza was arrested in Islamabad town. APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, is already under house arrest. »

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UN urged to set up body to probe rights abuses

Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons while releasing a comprehensive report on human rights violations by India have urged the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the brutal torture inflicted by Indian forces in the territory.

The report released by the JKCCS and APDP in Srinagar, today, also called upon India to ratify the UN Convention against torture and also allow global right groups’ unhindered access to Kashmir. The 560-page report focuses on the torture perpetrated in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian forces since 1990. »

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Kashmiris being victimized for their political beliefs

Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Pulwama and Baramulla districts, today.

The troops martyred three youth, Showkat Ahmed Dar, Irfan Ahmed and Muzaffar Ahmed, during a cordon and search operation in Panzgam area of Pulwama district in the wee hours, today. The troops also blasted a house in the area with explosive material. The troops martyred another youth during a similar operation in Hatlangoo area of Sopore in Baramulla district. Forceful demonstrations erupted at Panzgam against the killing of the youth. Indian forces’ personnel fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes. The occupation authorities snapped internet service in Awantipora and its adjoining areas and in Sopore town. The authorities continued to suspend train service in south Kashmir for the 2nd consecutive day, today. »

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