Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): The Tribunal headed by Justice Chander Shekhar of the Delhi High Court recorded statements of two “protected” witnesses produced by the Indian government to defend its decision to ban socio-religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islami in Kashmir.

The Tribunal held first of the three sittings at the High Court Complex in Srinagar and will continue till June 21.

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal headed by Justice Chander Shekhar of the Delhi High Court has been set up to adjudicate if there exists sufficient cause to ban Jamaat-e-Islami in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi has expressed concern over the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government was harassing the people of Kashmir irrespective of their age and gender. He said women Hurriyat leaders Aasiya Andrabi and her associates have been lodged in jail and their illegal detention is being prolonged in one pretext or the other. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) was held to discuss various issues confronting the media in Kashmir.

The members resolved to create an atmosphere that will help create a free and independent institution of media in the territory.

The meeting also complimented the efforts of the members to help establish an institution of media that is professional to the core as media in Kashmir has been operating in a testing situation since the past three decades. »

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Islamabad shuts to mourn Nisar’s death

Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, intense clashes erupted during protests in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district, today, against the launch of a cordon and a search operation by Indian troops in the area.

Soon after the troops laid the siege to the Arwani areas of Bijbehara, youth came out of their houses and pelted the Indian troops with stones. The troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters. The occupation authorities snapped internet services in the district.

Meanwhile, a protest demonstration was held in Tral area of Pulwama district against the thrashing of a Kashmiri Sikh driver by police in Delhi. Media reports said that Sikh and Muslim youth in large numbers assembled at main town near Bus Stand and staged a protest against the incident. The protesters also burnt tyres and pelted stones on the vehicles of the Indian forces. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has paid rich tributes to noted Islamic scholar and Ummat-e-Islami founding Chairman, Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmed, on his martyrdom anniversary.

Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmed was killed by unknown gunmen on this day in 1994 in Bun Dialgan area of Islamabad district.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Qazi Nisar was a great religious scholar who always laid emphasis on the unity of Ummah. He said that the contribution of Qazi Nisar in the ongoing freedom movement was unparalleled. »

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Islamabad, June 19 (KMS): A delegation of Kashmiri leaders met Chairman Parliamentary Special Committee on Kashmir, Syed Fakhar Imam at the latter’s office in the Parliament, today.

The delegation comprised President Tehreek-e-Kashmir United Kingdom (Tek UK), Raja Fahim Kayani, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Altaf Ahmad Bhat, Secretary Information APHC-AJK, Shaikh Abdul Mateen, Mushtaq Ahmad and Sardar Azeem. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested five persons on fake charges from Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A police official confirmed to media persons in Srinagar that five youth were arrested by a joint team of police during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

The detained youth included Aaqib Nazir Rathar, Sameer Mushtaq Butt, Faisal Farooq Ahanger and Rayees Ahmed Ganai. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, intense clashes erupted in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district, today, after Indian troops launched a cordon and a search operation in the area.

Soon after the troops laid the siege to the Arwani area of Bijbehara, youth came out of their houses and pelted the forces’ personnel with stones. The troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesting youth.

The occupation authorities have snapped internet service in the district. The clashes were going on when this report was filed. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the wives of former militants (mujahiddeen), who returned to the territory from Azad Jammu and Kashmir under a rehabilitation scheme, staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar, demanding travel documents for their return to their native areas.

Around 450 families had returned to occupied Kashmir under the rehabilitation policy announced by the then puppet regime led by Umar Abdullah in 2010 that promised a monthly stipend or honorarium, besides skill development training to the youth who returned. Many youth who had gone to other side of Line of Control got married there but returned along with their wives and children in the wake of rehabilitation policy of 2010. »

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Ummat-e-Islami denounces crackdown on resistance leaders

Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Islamabad town and adjoining areas to commemorate the 25th martyrdom anniversary of noted Islamic scholar, Qazi Nisar Ahmed, and against the recent spate of killings by Indian troops in the district.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami. All shops, business establishments and schools are closed while traffic is off the road in Islamabad town. »

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