Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in Vessu area of Qazigund against the arrest of two youth by the Indian Army.

The boys were detained as they were filming army movement in the area. One of the arrested youth, Aashiq Malik of Sadoora, was half-blinded by pellets fired by the Indian forces on protesters in 2016. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a large number of residents of Jablipora area of South Kashmir held a demonstration in Srinagar to demand removal of an Indian Army camp from a playground there.

Member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly Engineer Abdur Rasheed also joined the protesters who had traveled from their village in south Kashmir to Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) in Tral area of Pulwama district.

The troops, today, cordoned off several villages of Tral including Aripal, Handoora, Wagad, Darganaie Gund, Satura, Gadpora and Youngwani, causing huge inconvenience to the people. Door-to-door searches were going on when last reports came in. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the police have admitted that the killing of a youth, Abdul Hameed Ganai, by Indian troops in 2003 in Ganderbal district was a case of custodial killing.

Abdul Hameed Ganai was killed on September 11, 2003 in Ganderbal district and a petition was filed in the Human Rights Commission of the territory by the brother of the killed person, Abdul Rasheed Ganai, and human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in 2013. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In a joint calling attention petition, the citizens of occupied Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have urged the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, to honor ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control and begin dialogue for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

This initiative was led by two eminent civil society activists across the LoC – Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor, daily Kashmir Times, Jammu, and Ershad Mahmud, Executive Director, Center for Peace, Development and Reforms. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have failed to submit report to the Human Rights Commission of the territory into the killings of civilians by Indian forces’ personnel in Budgam and Ganderbal areas on April 9, 2017, during the polling for the so-called Indian Parliamentary elections.

Nine civilians were shot dead and scores others injured in the firing of Indian forces on anti-India protests on the day of the by-polls. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has strongly reacted to the Supreme Court of India’s order of staying an FIR lodged against the Indian troops involved in recent killing of three civilians in Shopian district.

The DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Indian judiciary is directly controlled by the extremist Hindu organizations, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She said that it was evident from this decision that judiciary, which was one of the major institutions of India, was subservient to these organizations. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, visited Soura Institute of Medical Sciences, today, and inquired about the health of ailing Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Syed Ali Gilani who had to undergo a routine medical check-up was allowed to visit the hospital where he met Muhammad Yasin Malik and inquired about his condition. »

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Jammu, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the special court of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has granted seven-day remand of five men arrested in connection with the escape of a prisoner, Naveed Jatt.

Naveed Jatt, who was arrested in 2014 from Kulgam district, had escaped from the police custody on February 6 after an attack on a police team accompanying him at the SMHS hospital, where he was brought for medical check-up from Srinagar Central Jail. »

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Jammu, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, police have arrested one more Special Police Officer (SPO) in connection with the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Aasifa Bano, of Kathua district of Jammu region.

An official told mediamen that the police arrested Surinder Kumar of Satoora, Kathua, to probe his role in the gruesome crime. »

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