Thousands attend youth’s funeral in Shopian

Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fresh incidents of braid chopping in Srinagar, Pulwama, Baramulla, Bandipora, Shopian and Kupwara districts triggered protests, clashes and shutdown in different areas of the Kashmir Valley, today.

Protesters, mostly women, blocked main road at Panzinara and Rambagh in Srinagar and disrupted traffic for several hours. The protesters raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells on the protesters. Clashes broke out between Indian police and protesters in Reddi Chowkibal and Kralpora areas of Kupwara district. Locals caught hold of an Indian soldier involved in the braid-chopping incident. However, he was rescued by the Indian army and police. Complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama and Shopian districts against the braid-chopping incidents and atrocities of Indian forces. Traders took out a protest rally in Bandipora to condemn the shameful acts against women. »

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Photographer among many injured in police actions

Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fresh incidents of braid-cutting triggered protests and clashes in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama and Ganderbal districts.

People including women and youth took to the streets in Maisuma area of Srinagar after a woman said that braid choppers cut her hair. The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans and tried to march towards Lal Chowk. Shopkeepers downed their shutters in protest. Clashes broke out between the protesters and Indian police personnel, who fired dozens of teargas shells and pellets on the protestors injuring many including Suhail Ahmed, a photographer working with an Urdu daily. He was referred to a Srinagar hospital for treatment. The clashes later spilled over to Budshah Chowk, Habba Kadal and other parts of Srinagar triggering shutdown in many areas. The protestors said that the police were shielding the culprits. »

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Protests in IOK against braid chopping

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has made it clear to India that Kashmir is basically a human and political dispute, which cannot be resolved by killing people.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that efforts aimed at changing the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir were doomed to fail as more than 18 resolutions passed by UN Security Council guaranteed the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people. He deplored that Indian government continued with its iron fist policy in Kashmir to muzzle the genuine struggle for freedom. The Mirwaiz also expressed concern over chopping of Kashmiri women’s braids in the occupied territory. »

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Braid chopping part of devilish tactics

Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir, today, against the killing of three youth by Indian troops, yesterday.

All shops and business establishments were closed while traffic was off the roads in the two districts. Educational institutions were already closed due to the weekly off.

Among three martyrs, the troops had killed Waseem Shah and Nasir Ahmad during a cordon and search operation at Litter in Pulwama district. They had also destroyed a house in the operation. The killing of the youth had sparked anti-India protests in the area. The third one, indentified as, Gulzar Ahmad Mir was killed and many others were injured when troops had opened fire on the protesters in the area. »

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Thousands attend funeral prayers of martyred youth

Srinagar, October 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred three youth and injured over thirty people in Litter area of Pulwama district, today.

The troops killed two youth, Waseem Shah and Naseer Ahmed, during a siege and search operation. The killings led to massive demonstrations in the area. Indian police and troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring dozens of them. One of the critically injured Gulzar Ahmed Mir was rushed to a hospital in Srinagar but succumbed to his injuries on the way.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Wasim Shah and Nasir Ahmed at their ancestral villages in south Kashmir. Witnesses said that the funeral prayers of Wasim Shah were offered at least five times in Heff village to accommodate the big number of people. »

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Hurriyat leaders detained, Srinagar Jamia Majid sealed

Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people including women staged massive demonstrations across the territory, today, to protest against the incessant braid-chopping incidents. Several people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian police and troops on protesters.

Call for the demonstrations was given by the Joint Resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The puppet authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and sealed Jamia Masjid on the third consecutive week, disallowing the Juma prayers at the historic mosque. The authorities also kept educational institutions closed on the second consecutive day, today. »

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Shutdown observed in Shopian, Hajin against killing of youth

Srinagar, October 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students of Kashmir University and Central University of Kashmir staged forceful demonstrations, today, against increasing braid-chopping incidents in the territory.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had asked the students to hold demonstrations, today, against the disgraceful incidents of chopping of braids of women particularly young girls. However, the puppet authorities had announced the closure of schools across the Kashmir Valley to prevent the protests. The resistance leaders have also called for protests across the territory after Friday prayers, tomorrow, against braid-cutting. »

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Men in army uniform cut braid of girl in Uri

Srinagar, October 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three youth and two commandos of Indian Air Force were killed in firing during a cordon and search operation of Indian forces in Bandipora and Kupwara districts, today.

The troops martyred two youth, including Nasrullah Mir, in Hajin and another youth in Keran. Two commandos of Indian Air Force were killed and another was injured in an attack in Hajin. The deceased commandos were identified as Corporal Neelesh Nayan and Sergeant Milind Khabar. They were operating with the Indian army for operational experience and training. »

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Pledge to pursue self-determination mission

Srinagar, October 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of three martyred youth in different areas of Shopian district, today.

The youth identified as Zahid Mir, Asif Ahmad and Irfan Abdullah were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Keller area of the district, last night. Multiple rounds of prayers were held to accommodate an ocean of people, who had turned up to attend the funerals. The youth were laid to rest in Ganowpora, Kathokalan and Heff areas of the district amid anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Mujahideen appeared in the funeral of Zahid Mir and offered him a gun salute. The killing triggered complete shutdown in Shopian district. »

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Indian troops kill four youth

Srinagar, October 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, in all major cities and towns of the territory against the growing incidents of braid-chopping, masterminded by Indian intelligence agencies in the Kashmir Valley.

Strict restrictions were imposed by the authorities in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Maharaj Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of Srinagar to prevent protests. All shops, business establishments and educational institutes remained closed, while roads wore a deserted look in Srinagar, Islamabad, Pulwama and other districts of the Valley. The authorities suspended train service in view of the shutdown call, which was given by the joint resistance leadership over the disgraceful acts against womenfolk of Kashmir. Several people, including a five-year old boy, were injured when Indian forces used brute force on protesters, mostly women who took to the streets in Batamaloo, Seer Hamdan, Pahoo and Tral areas. The injured boy, Sibt-e-Haider was admitted to a Srinagar hospital in a critical condition. »

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