Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has strongly condemned the harassment of three Kashmiri students by police in Indian Punjab.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that despite assurances from Indian authorities, there seemed no let up in the intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri students pursuing studies in India.

“India is not a safe place for Kashmiri students. They are suspected everywhere and beleaguered simply because of their Kashmiri origin,” he said. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission of the territory has taken suo-moto cognizance of reports about Indian police not allowing the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, to undergo a medical checkup.

The Human Rights Commission directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Budgam, to explain the circumstances in which Syed Ali Gilani was disallowed to visit the hospital. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the pro-freedom organizations have strongly condemned the Indian forces’ massive crackdowns in Wokai, Kulgam, and Heff-Shirmal, Shopian, where more than 100 persons including women were injured due to the use of force by Indian police and troops during peaceful protests and house to house searches.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the return of 1990s-like crackdown on civilians in the occupied territory. It said that the forces’ personnel targeted innocent people particularly the family members of mujahideen from the villages. »

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Audio clip goes viral on social media

Jammu, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly from Jammu’s R S Pura constituency, Gagan Bhagat, called up a journalist and questioned him over a news report.

In a five-and-a-half minute audio clip viral on social media, the BJP leader reportedly abused a journalist, working for a newspaper, for publishing the news story on a development project in his constituency. The BJP leader was annoyed with the journalist for not mentioning his name in the news story about the construction of road link. The project was sanctioned few years back but stalled due to paucity of funds and after intervention of District Development Commissioner, Jammu, the work was resumed few days back. »

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Muzaffarabad, May 18 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter (APHC-AJK) staged a protest against the stepped up Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

The participants of the protest included APHC-AJK Convener, Ghulam Mohammad Safi, Hurriyet leaders, Altaf Hussain Wani, Ishfaq Mujeed Mir, Raja Shaheen, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah, Pervaiz Ahmad Shah, Dawood Achakzai, Imtiyaz Wani, Mushtaq Adeel Wani, Nazir Ahmad Karnahi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Khawaja Farooq Haider, members of Jamaat-e-Islami AJK and Refugees Action Committee. »

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Islamabad, May 18 (KMS): Foreign Office Spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, has said that human rights situation in occupied Kashmir has worsened as killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces continues.

Nafees Zakaria in his weekly briefing in Islamabad, today, said that Hindu terrorist outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had been stationing its activists and establishing its units in occupied Kashmir. He said that RSS had slaughtered more than half a million Kashmiri Muslims in November 1947 together with Dogra and Indian occupation forces. Their increasing presence in Kashmir is to terrorize Kashmiris and deter them from participating in the self-determination movement, he added. »

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India using brutal tactics to suppress Kashmiris’ struggle

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over one hundred people including girls were injured when Indian forces’ personnel subjected civilian population to brute force during a massive siege and search operation in Shopian district, today.

Indian police and troops cordoned off the Heff Shirmal area of the district and started a massive search operation. They barged into the residential houses and thrashed everyone who came in their way. They also vandalized the household goods. Over a hundred people including more than fifty girls sustained injuries in the thrashing. People took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the military action. Indian men in uniform fired bullets and pellets to disperse the protesters injuring dozens more people. Twenty people with pellet injuries were shifted to different hospitals in Zainapora, Pulwama and Islamabad while one of the critically injured was moved to Srinagar for specialized treatment. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held a seminar in Srinagar, today, in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay homage to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

The puppet authorities put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Shahid-ul-Islam under house arrest to prevent them from addressing the seminar titled “Resolution of Kashmir issue – Prelude to peace, guarantee to stability”. »

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Demonstrations against arrest of students in IOK

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over 100 people including girls were injured in Indian forces’ violent actions during a siege and search military operation in Shopian district, today.

Indian police and troops launched a massive siege and search operation in Heff Shirmal area of the district. Over one thousand troops and police personnel took part in the operation. People came out on the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the military action. Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets and pellets to disperse the protesters injuring over a hundred people. 20 people with pellet injuries have been shifted to different hospitals in Zainapora, Pulwama and Islamabad. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest in Srinagar, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was scheduled to preside over a seminar at the headquarters of the forum in Rajbagh, today, in connection with the Martyrdom Week. However, the authorities put the Mirwaiz and his media advisor, Shahid-ul-Islam under house detention. The puppet authorities also put the forum leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, under house arrest in Islamabad town when he tried to move towards Srinagar to participate in the seminar. »

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