Srinagar, October 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former bureaucrats, academicians, businessmen, doctors, human rights activists and retired judges have rejected the police claim that braid chopping was a result of mass hysteria, saying that these disgraceful acts are being carried out in a well-planned manner to serve the interest of the Indian state.

Speaking at a conference organized in Srinagar by Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), the civil society members decided that they would independently investigate the phenomenon to reach a conclusion. »

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Srinagar, October 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a massive cordon and search operation in Shopian district, causing immense inconvenience to the people.

The troops and paramilitary personnel laid a siege around more than a dozen villages of the district early morning today and started searches. The siege and search operation is going on in Sugan, Heff, Shirmaal, Nagbal, Barbugh, Chitragaam, Turkawangam, Maldeera, Kashew, Kadgam, Nullayposhwari and other villages. »

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Srinagar, October 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations at Brakpora in Islamabad district protest against a fresh incident of braid chopping in the area.

Locals told media that a group of masked men chopped off the braid of a 30-year-old woman when she was doing some chores in the courtyard of her house in Brakpora village, three kilometers away from Islamabad town. The men fled from the spot immediately after chopping the braid of the woman. »

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UN reminded of its failure on Kashmir

Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete shutdown on Friday, the 27th October, to observe the day as black day to convey the message to India that the Kashmiris reject its illegal occupation of their motherland.

it was on 27th October in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent and against the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, beard of a man was chopped off by unknown persons in Batamaloo area of Srinagar, today.

Beard of Farooq Ahmad Butt was cut off when he was opening his shop at Kashi Mohalla in Batamaloo. »

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Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops carried out a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Budgam district, today, causing huge inconvenience to the people.

The troops cordoned off Khag area of the district and conducted searches. However, the operation was called off later on.

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Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while paying glowing tributes to Bijbehara martyrs has appealed to the United Nations to impress upon India to stop killings and other human rights violations in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and Kashmiris will never forget the sacrifices rendered by the victims of these heart-wrenching massacres.” »

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New Delhi, October 25 (KMS): A Delhi court, today, sent Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of United Jihad Council Chief, Syed Salahuddin, to seven days remand of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a false case registered against him.

Shahid Yousuf was summoned by the NIA to Delhi on Tuesday for questioning in a fake case registered against him in Delhi in 2011. However, he was arrested on his arrival in New Delhi. He was produced, today, before District and Sessions Judge, Poonam A Bamba, who remanded him to NIA custody for seven days. »

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Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, every other day, the High Court quashes three to four detentions under black law, Public Safety Act, yet the detainees are not released and are, instead, detained again under PSA without even any new charges pressed against them.

In the past one month, the High Court has quashed more than 30 PSA detentions because of lacunae in police dossiers. In most of the cases, the court, while quashing the PSA detentions, has remarked that no new activity has been shown by police agencies as grounds to detain a person under PSA. »

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Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Ittehadul Muslmeen President, Masroor Abbas Ansari have called for settlement of the Kashmir dispute through implementation of UN resolutions.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza while interacting with people during his visit to Kulgam district said that resolution of the Kashmir dispute was imperative for peace in South Asia. »

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