Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has strongly condemned the house arrest of its Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.

The JKPL spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Mukhtar Waza was placed under house detention at his residence in Islamabad town. »

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Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested noted religious scholar and the Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, in Islamabad town, last night.

The Ummat-e-Islami spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a police party raided the house of Qazi Yasir late last night and took him into custody to prevent him from visiting Turkawangam area of Shopian district to express solidarity with the family of a student, Umar Kumhar, who was killed by Indian troops, yesterday. He said that Qazi Yasir was lodged at Saddar Police Station in the town. »

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Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rasheed has condemned the brutal murder of Liaqat Ali, an eleventh class student in Bilawar area of Kathua by goons affiliated with extremist Hindu organizations.

Engineer Rasheed in a statement issued in Srinagar warned the puppet authorities of dire consequences for their failure to protect the Muslim community in Jammu region. »

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Lucknow, May 03 (KMS): Several students of Aligarh Muslim University including the students’ union president and secretary were injured in a police lathi-charge when they were protesting the police inaction against the armed rightwing outsiders creating ruckus on the campus.

The AMU students were injured when the police resorted to lathi-charge and firing of teargas shells against the protesters. The outsiders affiliated to the Hindu Yuva Vahini created disorder inside the campus. »

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Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, has condemned the remarks made by newly sworn-in puppet Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta, that kidnapping, rape and murder of the eight-year-old Kathua girl is a “small matter” which should not have been given such a big hype.

Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that such remarks exposed the real face of RSS and BJP before the people. He said that some elements were trying to give the Kathua tragedy a communal colour which was condemnable. »

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Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that many Kashmiri political prisoners are still languishing in jails given the fact that they have completed their incarceration period.

Syed Ali Gilani said this while talking to noted Indian civil society member and Chairman of Centre for Peace and Progress, O P Shaw, who called on him at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, visited SMHS Hospital in Srinagar and enquired about the health of the youth injured in the firing of pellets and bullets by the Indian troops in different areas.

Talking to the victims, the JKLF Chairman said that the so-called rulers were pursuing a policy to kill and maim the Kashmiri youth and snatch their eyesight by pellets which had remained the most dreadful weapon of the callous rulers. »

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Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by the Indian troops in Pulwama and Shopian areas.

The Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, in a statement in Srinagar paying homage to the youth martyrs by the troops at Drubgam in Pulwama said that these martyrs laid down their lives for a noble cause and their sacrifices would not go waste. He said that the Indian forces were using every weapon in their armoruy to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission but would never succeed in their nefarious designs. »

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Shutdown in south Kashmir to mourn killing of youth

Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of a student, Umar Kumhar, in Shopian district, today.

Umar Kumhar, a ninth class student, was killed and more than thirty people were injured when the Indian troops fire bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protests against a cordon and search operation in Turkawangam area of the district, last evening. The troops had also damaged two residential houses and at least four cowsheds in the area. »

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10 mediamen killed, scores injured since 1989: Report

An Indian police officer is seen choking AFP photographer Tauseef Mustafa in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 03 (KMS): Occupied Kashmir is one of the most dangerous places of the world where people associated with the press and media are performing their professional duties in the most difficult circumstances and situation.

According to the data released by Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, today, ten journalists have been confirmed as being killed while performing their duties during the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation struggle since 1989. They included Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Mushtaq Ali, Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Ghulam Rasool Azad, Muhammad Shaban Wakeel, Pervez Muhammad Sultan, Mushtaq Ahmed and a woman scribe, Aasiya Jeelani. »

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