Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Mutahida Majlis Ulema’s head and Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has paid glowing tributes to Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Alam Nooruddin Noorani, who in Kashmir is often referred with love as Noonde Reshi, on his 598th annual Urs. »

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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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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Hurriyat leaders comprising Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi visited Pulwama and Shopian to pay glowing tributes to two youth, Waseem Ahmad Shah and Naseer Ahmad Mir, who were martyred by Indian troops at Litter in Pulwama on Saturday.

The leaders on the occasion said that the sacrifices offered by the Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste and their mission would be taken into its logical conclusion at all costs. They advised India to understand that this caravan of martyrs would not stop till the achievement of complete freedom its bondage. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian troops used brute force on peaceful protesters in Hajin area of Bandipora district, today.

People took to the streets after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Parray Mohalla and Kochak Mohalla areas of Hajin. The troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring several of them. »

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Locals catch braid-chopper soldier in Kupwara

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

Protesters, mostly women, blocked Bandipora-Srinagar highway against a braid chopping incident in Panzinara area of Srinagar. The protests disrupted traffic for several hours. The protesters raised slogans demanding arrest of the culprits. Clashes were reported from Rambagh after braid of a local woman was found chopped off. The protesters blocked main road, which disturbed vehicular movement. Indian police used brute force and fired teargas shells on the protesters. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat conference has said that Kashmir is a political dispute and needs to be resolved as per the aspirations of Kashmiri people but India is following the policy of oppression and suppression in the territory.

Commenting on the statement of Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), D Raja that Kashmir being a political issue should be resolved politically, the APHC spokesman said, “It is our firm belief that Kashmir is a political issue and people’s freedom sentiments cannot be suppressed through military might.” »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressing serious concern over the unabated incidents of braid chopping coupled with theft of gold jewelry and cash has said that the puppet regime has failed to nab culprits and stop the incidents.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “So far, people of Kashmir have only witnessed tall claims and hollow assurances on the part of police without any tangible progress in apprehending the elements involved in these incidents.” »

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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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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) has strongly condemned the continuous clampdown of 3G and 4G mobile internet services in the territory.

The JKYJA in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the ban of internet not only heightens the state of paranoia amongst the citizens but also affects the work of journalists in occupied Kashmir. The ban on internet, it added, also attacks the livelihood of dozens of people including professional journalists whose work depends on the internet. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former sarpanch and a pro-India Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker was killed after unknown attackers fired upon him in Shopian district, today.

Reports said that gunmen opened fire on Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh near his residence at Homun, Nagbal around 8:05 pm.

He was shifted to nearby Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival. »

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