Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (TWI), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), has paid glowing tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs.

The Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar paid rich tributes to prominent mujahid commander, Fida Hussain Dar, on his martyrdom anniversary. Dar was martyred by Indian troops on this day in 2000.

He said the people of Kashmir have given unprecedented and countless sacrifices for the Kashmir cause. He said these sacrifices have centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the international level and would not be allowed to go waste. »

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New Delhi, June 25 (KMS): As many as 334 Indian soldiers were killed from 2016 to 2018 in areas where the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), is in force, Indian Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh told Parliament.

In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, Singh said 113 soldiers were killed in 2016, 125 in 2017 and 96 in 2018 in areas where the AFSPA is in force.

The AFSPA, which gives special powers to the armed forces, is in place in occupied Kashmir and certain parts of the north-east India. »

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Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has urged the government of India to take the repeated dialogue offer of Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, seriously.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said Hurriyat leadership had always favoured talks as the means of resolution and there is nothing new in the remark on dialogue. »

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Hurriyat always favoured talks for Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian troops used brute force against peaceful protesters in Pulwama town, today.

People took to the streets in different areas of Pulwama town, today, and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of four youth by Indian troops. Indian troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters in Pulwama town, today. Several youth sustained injuries in the brutal actions of the troops. The youth, Showkat Ahmed, Azad Ahmed, Rafi Hassan Mir and Suhail Yousuf Butt, were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Daramdora area of Shopian district, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in Baramulla and Pulwama districts, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops cordoned off Dooru village in Sopore area of Baramulla district. The troops sealed all the entry and exit points of Dooru and started a door-to-door search operation.

The Indian forces also launched a similar operation in Tumluhal area of Pulwama district. The forces’ personnel started house-to-house searches after blocking all entry and exit points of the area. »

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Islamabad, June 24 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has expressed concern over the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

The APHC-AJK in a statement issued in Islamabad strongly condemned the authorities for not allowing its chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to visit Urdu Book Fair at the Kashmir University in Srinagar and keeping him under house detention from last several years. »

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Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir, today, against the killing of four youth by Indian troops.

The troops martyred the youth, Showket Ahmed, Azad Ahmed, Rafi Hassan Mir and Suhail Yousuf Butt during a cordon and search operation in Daramdora area of Shopian district on Sunday. »

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Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the Hurriyat leadership has always been in favour of talks to settle the Kashmir dispute.

The Hurriyat forum said this in response to a statement of the Governor of occupied Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, wherein he stated that it was encouraging to see Hurriyat’s readiness for talks. »

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Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian troops used brute force against peaceful protesters in Pulwama town, today.

People took to the streets in different areas of Pulwama town and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of four youth by Indian troops. The youth, Showket Ahmed, Azad Ahmed, Rafi Hassan Mir and Suhail Yousuf Butt, were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Daramdora area of Shopian district, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Private Schools’ Association Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK), has expressed concern on the New Education Policy (NEP) released by the Indian Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) recently in the public domain.

The PSAJK President, G N Var, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that attempts to politicise and saffronise the education would be protested. He said new policy is bereft of logic at various places and its implementation will damage decades of progress achieved in education sector. He said voluminous document needs extensive discussions as number of points in it are detrimental for students, teachers and society as a whole. »

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