Srinagar, April 05 (KMS): Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to four Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in Kulgam district, yesterday.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Hardmanguri area of Kulgam district yesterday.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabir Ahmad Dar in a statement in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the five martyrs of Keran, Kupwara and four martyrs of Kulgam. He said, these proud sons of soil have given loud and clear message to India that their days are numbered in Kashmir. The reign of terror unleashed by India in Jammu and Kashmir is totally against the international laws and human rights declarations, he added. He said, the huge sacrifices offered by these mujahideen will make understand the policy-makers in Delhi that their terror tactics can never bear fruit and they no longer can keep Kashmir under their forcible occupation. »

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Edict says doing so will weaken Muslims, strengthen enemies

Islamabad, April 05 (KMS): Prominent religious scholar and leading Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Muneebur Rehman, has said that since India is illegally occupying Jammu and Kashmir and has deprived its residents of their basic human rights, it is, therefore, absolutely not lawful for the people of the territory to sell their properties, even a small tool like needle, to the Hindus of India.

Mufti Muneebur Rehman issued the fatwa [religious decree] in response to an istifta [religious query] that whether it is lawful for the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir to sell their properties to the Hindus of India to accomplish the objective of the despotic Indian rulers of converting Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir into a minority especially when India in violation of its own constitution, UN resolutions and international law abrogated Articles 35-A and 370 on August 5, 2019? The query also mentioned the introduction of new domicile law by India, which has lifted ban on Indian citizens to get jobs in occupied Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, April 05 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly condemned savage siege and search operation by the Indian army and police in Kulgam.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad said that in the operation four youth were martyred and three houses, animal sheds with four cows, 60 sheep and currency notes worth of hundreds of thousands rupees were burnt to ashes sending shock waves across the territory.

He said that such a gruesome ruthless military operation as carried out with fire arms and ammunition could neither be forgiven nor forgotten by the people of Kashmir. He stated that India was hiding its nefarious designs and intentions under the façade of coronavirus and made the life of the hell during the last 8 months lockdown in the backdrop of the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police have said that the people who are asking people to protest against the new domicile law in the territory will be arrested.

The police have tasked its cyber wing to identify social media users asking the people to resist the newly introduced domicile law.

IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar has said that certain elements were trying to incite people on the new domicile law and many ‘anti-social elements’ were using various social networking platforms to instigate people.

The IGP said that the police have decided to arrest such people and the task to identify them has been assigned to the cyber wing. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have extended ban on high-speed internet service till April 15.

An order to this effect was issued by Principal Secretary of occupied Kashmir’s Home Department, Shaleen Kabra.

The order says that the decision was taken after reports received from intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which, among other things, laid out the attempts made by the anti-national elements to spread propaganda/ ideologies through transmission of fake news and targeted messages aimed at disturbing the public order and cause dissatisfaction and discontent as also coordinate acts of militancy. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): As the world observes International Day for Mine Awareness today, a noted human rights activist in Indian occupied Kashmir said that response of the Indian government to deal with the menace has been disappointing.

An award-winning activist Khurram Parvez, also a landmine victim, while monitoring elections in 2004, lost one of his legs in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.

In an exclusive interview with foreign media, Parvez, who also heads the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances and is the program coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, said that vast tracts of land in Kashmir are laden with mines. »

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Amid strict lockdown, Indian troops continue CASOs

Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people belonging to all walks of life have vowed to resist India’s plans to change the demographic composition of the territory.

The Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement Chairman, Muhammad Shafi Lone, the Chairman of Jammu Muslim Front, Shuja Zaffar, and the President of Mahaz-e-Azadi, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, in their statements said that right from the day when the Indian Army illegally landed in Kashmir, New Delhi had been treating Kashmir as its colony and Kashmiri people its slaves. They deplored that when the whole world was fighting deadly coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Hindu extremist rulers led by Modi were busy in making anti-Kashmiri and anti-Muslim plots.

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League at a meeting in Srinagar and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League leaders including Molvi Ahmed Rathar and Ahmed Sheikh addressing gatherings in different areas of the occupied territory appealed to the international community to put pressure on India to stop its nefarious plans to alter the Muslim majority character of occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has said that under the new domicile law, the Indian rulers want to destroy the Muslim identity Kashmir by settling Indian Hindus in the territory.

the JKPL General Secretary, Molvi Ahmed Rathar, organizer, Ahmed Sheikh and party leaders Junaid Shah, Waseem Ahmad and Hafiz Mohammad Haneef addressing people in different areas of occupied Kashmir under mass contact programme said that India intends to give permanent rights to its troops, civil service officers and their children and had planned to settle RSS activists and Indian nationals in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 28-year-old youth was killed after fired by unknown gunmen in Larkipora area of Fatehpora in Islamabad district.

A police officer said that the youth namely Mohammad Saleem Dar, 28, son of Mohammad Abdullah Dar, a resident of Larkipora, Fatehpora was attacked, this evening. He received four bullet wounds and was taken to Government Medical College (GMC) Islamabad district. »

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): The Indian government has announced a new set of laws for Indian occupied Kashmir, including domicile rights for Indian citizens, that experts and residents fear will alter the demographic status of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

Under the new law, those who have resided for a period of 15 years in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) or studied for a period of seven years and appeared in Class 10/12 examinations in educational institutions located in the region are now eligible to become permanent residents. The announcement came nearly eight months after the Indian government stripped the disputed region of its limited autonomy that had protected the region for decades from demographic changes. »

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