Shutdown in Baramulla against killing

Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a sea of people thronged Baramulla town to attend the funeral prayers of a youth, Adnan Ahmad Channa, who was martyred by Indian troops in Sopore town.

Thousands of people chanting pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans received the martyr’s body as it reached from Sopore to Old Baramulla, the hometown of martyr, Adnan Channa. Multiple rounds of funeral were held to accommodate the huge rush of the people. Adnan was killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Gund Brath area of Sopore town, yesterday.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in northern Kashmir’s Baramulla town, today, to mourn the killing of the youth. All shops and business establishments were closed while a thin movement of traffic was witnessed on the roads. The occupation authorities closed schools and colleges in Baramulla to prevent students’ protests. However, people, particularly youth took to streets and clashed with forces’ personnel. Over a dozen youth were injured when troops fired pellets and teargas shells on the protesters in the town. »

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JI aged leader arrested under PSA

Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Sopore town, today.

The youth identified as Adnan Channa was killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Gund Brath area of the town. The martyr was a resident of Old Town, Baramulla. The killing of Adnan Channa triggered shutdown in Sopore and Baramulla towns. The locals took to the streets and held anti-India protests against the killing. The authorities suspended internet services and closed all educational institutions in Sopore and Baramulla.

Indian troops also launched cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Baramulla, Bandipore, Pulwama and Islamabad districts. A youth was injured after police fired pellets on protesters in Wahibugh area of Pulwama. Police arrested another youth in Nowhatta area of Srinagar during the operation. »

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Several injured in Indian forces’ action in IOK

Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred 1,427 Kashmiris including scholars and highly qualified youth during the past five years.

According to the data released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those killed included 122 teenage boys and 31 women, while 114 people were killed in custody or in fake encounters by Indian troops from January 2014 to June 30, 2019.

It is worth mentioning here that Indian Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy while addressing in Lok Sabha, today, confirmed that more than 960 Kashmiris were killed by the troops in the occupied territory during these five years. »

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Troops launch CASOs in different areas

Srinagar, July 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities invoked draconian law, Public Safety Act on a teenage boy, Huzaifa Ahmad Butt, and sent him to Udhampur jail in Jammu.

The 17- year-old boy from Pattan was facing illegal detention in Baramulla jail for the past six months. He has now been shifted to Udhampur jail.

Over a thousand Hurriyat leaders, activists and students are facing illegal detention under black laws in jails of Jammu and in India’s infamous Tihar jail. Prominent among them are Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Hameed Fayaz, Aasiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen, Fehmida Sofi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Sarjan Barkati, Qazi Yasir, Advocate Zahid Ali, Moulana Mushtaq Veeri, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Noor Muhamamd Kalwal, Bashir Ahmad Boya, Bashir Kashmiri, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Shahid-ul-Islam, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Javiad Ahmad But, Mohammad Ishaq Ganai, Nazir Ahmad Shaikh and journalist Aasif Sultan. »

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Indian troops martyr 95,412 from Jan 1989 to 13th July 2019

Srinagar, July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that illegally detained Kashmiris are kept in Indian jails, thousands of miles away from their homes and are forced to face biased and communal jail staff.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, expressed concern over the role of Indian judiciary and pointed out that the judiciary was helping Indian government in prolonging the detention periods of the prisoners. The APHC maintained that no judicial remedy was provided to the illegally detained people and justice was kept beyond their reach. It also condemned the summoning of IOK editors and owners of the reputed media houses by Indian probe agencies. »

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Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent march

Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, today, to reiterate the pledge to continue the mission of their martyrs till the achievement of the inalienable right to self-determination.

The day was marked by complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir. The occupation authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength to prevent a march towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where the martyrs of 13th July are buried.

Call for the shutdown and the march was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership to pay tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs. While the All Parties Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Gilani is under house detention since 2010, the authorities also placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest. The Mirwaiz was scheduled to lead a procession from Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid to the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib. The Hurriyat forum in a statement denounced the authorities for imposing restrictions in Srinagar and placing the Mirwaiz under house arrest. The authorities also suspended train service in the occupied territory. »

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Curbs in Srinagar; Gilani, Mirwaiz under house arrest

Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, tomorrow, to reaffirm the pledge to continue the mission of their martyrs till the achievement of the inalienable right to self-determination.

The day will be marked by complete shutdown and a march towards Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar where martyrs of 1931 are buried. Call for the shutdown and march has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.

On the 13th of July 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja had killed 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule. Thousands of people had gathered outside the court to show their solidarity with Abdul Qadeer. As the time for obligatory Zuhr prayers approached, one of the youth stood up and started reciting Azan. He was shot dead by the Dogra soldiers and next youth started the Azan where it was left by the martyred youth. He was also killed and in the process of completing the Azaan a total of 22 Kashmiris were martyred, one after the other. »

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JKLF to launch ‘Free Yasin Malik’ drive

Srinagar, July 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for complete shutdown on the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day on Saturday to reiterate the urgent need for a peaceful and just settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per Kashmiris’ aspirations.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also called for a march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar to pay homage to the martyrs of 13th of July 1931. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead the march after Zuhr prayers from Jamia Masjid Srinagar to the Martyrs’ Graveyard. The shutdown is also aimed to put an end to the Indian repression against the Kashmiri people and Hurriyat leaders. »

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UN report on Kashmir testifies Hurriyat stand

Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s infamous National Investigation Agency has attached the residence of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, in Srinagar.

In the attachment order, pasted at the entrance of Aasiya Andrabi’s residence located in Soura area of Srinagar, the NIA directed all the concerned quarters not to transfer, sale or otherwise deal with the said property in any manner. »

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US paper on rights abuses in IOK

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has thanked people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown on the third martyrdom anniversary of the great Kashmiri martyr, Burhan Muzaffar Wani saying that the silent protest should serve as an eye-opener for every conscious and sane person in India and the world at large.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said despite living in a fearful and suffocating environment with nonstop bloodshed, death and destruction and psychological and physical torture, the people of Kashmir can never be cowed down by military might and iron-fist policies. The statement deplored that Indian forces were cowardly targeting defenceless people to quench their thirst of hatred, and arresting them to create a graveyard-like peace to hoodwink the global community.

Meanwhile, internet services continued to remain suspended in south Kashmir districts for the third consecutive day, today. The internet services were suspended in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts on Sunday, a day ahead of Burhan Wani’s martyrdom anniversary. »

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