Srinagar, May 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian army-backed gunman, who has been shielded by the army for the past 23 years after killing of seven members of a family, was eventually arrested by police.

A police official in a statement issued in Srinagar said, a police party associated with Sumbal police station arrested the person namely Wali Mohammad Mir of Saderkoot Bala, Bandipora.

“The accused Wali Mohammad Mir was evading his arrest from last 23 years and was arrested from village Barwala Kangan,” he said.

The Indian army-backed gunman is involved in the brutal murder of seven persons – five men and two women and injuring five others of Saderkoot Bala village on October 05, 1996. Several warrants were issued by the District and Sessions court Judge Bandipora but the accused has been hiding at some ‘unknown’ location till now. »

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Srinagar, May 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, while felicitating Muslims on the commencement of holy month of Ramadan, has said that the month of fasting is an exercise of not only Ibadat (worship) but teaches its followers to look onto overall social wellbeing of society.

Syed Ali Gilani, who was discharged from hospital the other day, in a statement in Srinagar said, “Islam is a complete way of life which guides mankind in every sphere be it economy, politics, education or nation building, peace or war, individual or collective interests, it is a solution for every problem. But alas! Its own followers have divided and subdivided it into bits and pieces making themselves an easy prey for its opponents.” »

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300 polling booths saw no single voter

Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has lauded the Kashmiri people for rejecting the fifth and final phase of election drama, enacted under the heavy army siege.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that despite suffocating and obnoxious environment created by heavy military presence, India had miserably failed to convince people of the territory to participate in the military operation, conducted in the name of political exercise of elections. He also castigated the despotic and imperialistic approach adopted by India to turn Kashmir into a hell-like prison. The APHC chairman regretted that New Delhi was trying to let loose a reign of terror in the nook and corner of the territory by engaging its so-called investigative agencies like National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate to malign the noble image of freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students and scholars of Kashmir University’s Sociology Department on Tuesday assembled to pay glorious tributes to Professor Rafi on his first martyrdom anniversary.

A large number of students spoke on this occasion on the theme “We Remember! We Resist!”, which was organized by the students of the department in memory of the martyr Professor. He was martyred by Indian troops on May 6, last year, in Shopian.

“We had planned yesterday to organise this sit in but we couldn’t make it as university was off. Prof. Rafi is our hero and a role model. He is our inspiration. We will miss him throughout the life but definitely, he stood for a collective and a right cause, and we pledge to support that cause come what may,” said a protesting student. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Muslim Khawateen Markaz Jammu and Kashmir, Yasmeen Raja has hailed the people for also rejecting the final phase of election drama. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have condemned the continued illegal detention of Kashmiri political detainees languishing in different jails of India and the territory. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): The India’s National Investigation Agency has filed charge sheet against two Pulwama youth in a false case of grenade blasts in Jalandhar on 14th of September 2018.

The NIA spokesman said that during the investigation, Fazil Bashir Pinchoo, resident of Ghat Mohalla Awantipora and Shahid Qayoom, resident of Kanjinag Awantipora, were arrested on 8th November 2018. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have invoked third draconian Public Safety Act against Tehreek-e-Hurriyat District Secretary Kulgam, Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh, who is detained at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

After failing in finding any sound allegation against the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, police labeled him as ‘hardcore provocateur’ of stone pelting in its PSA dossier against him. It is the third draconian PSA invoked against Ramzan, who is in his mid 60s. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, ‘deserted polling booths, missing polling agents and scared polling staff — Pulwama and Shopian recorded the lowest turnout in the final phase of the polling’ was the comment of a Srinagar-based English daily on sham Indian parliamentary elections as the two South Kashmir’s districts recorded the lowest voter turnout of less than 3 per cent on Monday.

Chief Electoral Officer Shailendra Kumar said the twin districts recorded a voter turnout of 2.81 per cent with 300 out of 695 polling booths seeing no voting in election on the Islamabad’s Lok Sabha seat. 266 polling booths in Pulwama and 37 in Shopian—28 in Shopian assembly segment and 9 in Wachi witnessed zero voting. As per officials, 2.14 percent voting was recorded in Pulwama and at the same time, Shopian district, spread over two assembly segments, saw 2.88%. However, independent sources say that the actual turnout is far less than officially stated 2.81 per cent. »

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Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, following in the footprints of former ruler of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, India has started extorting the Kashmiri people by imposing harsh toll tax on Srinagar-Jammu highway.

People told media that a toll plaza has been set up near Sangam on Srinagar-Jammu highway in South Kashmir, and every vehicle passing through it was charged toll of Rupees 85 for every light motor vehicle.

Locals staged a protest demonstration on the highway against the cruel decision by the Indian rulers.

“How can government impose such a harsh order against people of Kashmir asking us to pay Rupees 170 per day from moving to and fro on the highway,” asked a person, showing a receipt of Rs 85 collecting as toll by National Highways Authority of India. »

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