Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has denounced the assault on two Kashmiri dry fruit vendors by Hindu fanatics in Lucknow in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

A spokesman for KCCI in a statement in Srinagar said that more condemnable than the attack was the State patronage extended to goons and hooligans in Uttar Pradesh and other Indian states.

He said the videos of the incident clearly shows it to be a case of attempt to murder and how the Uttar Pradesh police interpreted it to be a case of one man riot is indicative of external influence. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), a representative forum of educational associations, has threatened to close all private schools and colleges in the valley if the educational institutions run by Jamaat-e-Islami are not ensured to function normally.

The JKSECC in a meeting in Srinagar discussed the ban on the socio-religious organisation and crackdown on its leaders and activists.

It said that the people of Kashmir will not allow the authorities to play with and jeopardise the career of thousands of students pursuing education in the JI-run schools. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the grenade blast at a bus stand in Jammu.

A mysterious blast occurred at bus stand in the city, yesterday, in which one person was killed and thirty-two other people were injured. One of the injured succumbed to his injuries, today. »

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Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have condemned the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and other Hurriyat leaders and activists.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The draconian law PSA is invariably invoked to deny freedom of expression. It manifests that the so-called largest democracy is practicing undemocratic and inhuman methods. The administration is practicing all the methods of coercion, oppression and arm-twisting to crush the people’s resistance.” »

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Islamabad, March 08 (KMS): The threat of a nuclear war between Pakistan and India is not yet over and will continue to loom unless both countries address the core issue of their conflict – Kashmir, cautioned an editorial in The New York Times.

The editorial, which was published on Thursday, noted that though the recent escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbours in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack – that took place last month in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district and killed over 40 Indian soldiers – had simmered down, the threat of another serious confrontation could not be ruled out until both countries make serious efforts to resolve the Kashmir dispute. »

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Restrictions in Srinagar; Gilani, Mirwaiz under house arrest

Srinagar, March 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to condemn India’s fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders under draconian Public Safety Act and raids by India’s National Investigation Agency in the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JRL has also called for peaceful demonstrations after Juma prayers, today, to register protest against the stepped up Indian stat terrorism in the territory. »

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Yasin Malik, advocate Zahid Ali booked under PSA
Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete shutdown, tomorrow, to condemn India’s fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders under draconian Public Safety Act.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also said that peaceful protests would be held across the valley after Friday prayers. The statement strongly condemned the arbitrary arrest of senior resistance leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik under draconian law Public Safety Act. »

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Calls for shutdown in IOK tomorrow against India’s brutal policies
Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete shutdown, tomorrow, to condemn India’s fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders under draconian Public Safety Act.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also said that peaceful protests would be held across the valley after Friday prayers. The statement strongly condemned the arbitrary arrest of senior resistance leader, Muhammad Yasin Malik under draconian law Public Safety Act. »

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Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen has said that the International Women’s Day will be observed as Black Day.

Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen Chairperson, Zamrooda Habib, in a statement issued in Srinagar said the day is meant to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women but the women in Jammu and Kashmir have nothing to celebrate amid presence of bulk of Indian forces. »

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Srinagar, March 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a complete shutdown, tomorrow, against India’s measures to suppress the Kashmir’s freedom struggle like fiddling with the State Subject Law Article 35-A, arrest and harassment of Hurriyat leaders and activists by Indian police.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also said that peaceful protests would be held across the valley after Friday prayers. It said that the spree of arrests, ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and attempts to tinker with hereditary state subject law, Article 35-A, would be opposed, tooth and nail. »

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