Condemns use of police force on students in Baramulla

Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has condemned the fresh spree of raids, crackdowns and arrest unleashed by the Indian forces in every nook and corner of the territory ahead of Eidul Adha, terming it as the worst form of political vengeance.

APHC Secretary General Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, in a statement issued in Srinagar said “The APHC on receiving pathetic and woeful narratives from Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Bandipora, Handwara and Baramulla, expresses its serious concern over the victimization of common people by the Indian army stationed at local camps and special operation group (SOG) of police.” »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three youth in Kupwara district on Saturday evening.

The youth were martyred during a siege and search operation in Tangdhar area of the district.

Indian army claimed that youth were militants and were killed during an encounter with troops.

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan, on becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had dreamt for politically and economically stable Pakistan and Prime Minister, Imran Khan would realize this dream. »

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India warned against tinkering with Article 35-A

Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other pro-freedom leaders have felicitated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief, Imran Khan, on assuming the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and hoped that he will materialize a politically and economically strong and stable Pakistan as dreamt by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a felicitation message said that the slogans of New Pakistan raised by Imran Khan depicted his strong determination that he would utilize his capabilities to make his country the advocate of Muslim Ummah. He maintained that Pakistan has always represented the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and extended political, diplomatic and moral support to them as a promoter of the Kashmir cause. He expressed the hope that Imran Khan would make all out efforts for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pellet gun victims staged a silent protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar, today, against the apathy of the authorities towards their plight.

Under the banner of Pellet Victim’s Welfare Trust (PVWT) the victims appealed the people of the occupied territory for their support and care. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir has strongly condemned the continued illegal detention of party activist, Farooq Ahmed Shah.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian police had arrested Farooq Ahmed Shah on August 15 and he was not released till now. He said that the family of detainee was distressed over his continued illegal detention. »

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Jammu, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several organisations in Jammu have warned the Indian government against the proposed removal of Article 35-A in the territory.

Addressing a joint press conference in Jammu under the banner of “Forum for Peace and Territorial Integrity of Jammu and Kashmir”, the leaders of various organizations, Sheikh Abdul Rehman, Mir Shahid Saleem (JKPM), I D Khajuria, Jameel Kazmi and Narender Khajuria, said that after failing miserably in Kashmir by applying the worst kind of military might, India was hatching conspiracies of launching a judicial onslaught on the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) organized a condolence meeting in Srinagar on the death anniversary of its leader, Advocate Mushtaq Ahmed Wani.

The participants of the meeting presided over by the party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, paid glowing tributes to the departed soul and also remembered his contribution towards the ongoing freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, police admitted before the Human Rights Commission that a youth who was killed by the Indian troops in Phalilohar Pati Devar area in 1998 was not a militant.

Mohammad Iqbal Shah, 22, a resident of Devar Lolab was killed in July 1998 and his body was handed over to police by the Indian Army’s 15 Rashtriya Rifles unit camped at Trumikh, Watlab, in Sopore labeling him as a militant.

The police said that on July 8, 1998, parents and relatives of Iqbal Shah came to know that his body was handed over by the soldiers following which a case regarding the incident was registered in Sopore Police Station.

It was later found that the youth had gone to Phalilohar Pati Devar forest for grazing animals on July 7, 1998 but did not return. »

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New Delhi, August 18 (KMS): Three Kashmiris, two Muslims and one belonging to Hindu community and hailing from Kotranka in Rajouri area of occupied Kashmir have submitted an intervention application in the Supreme Court of India seeking dismissal of the petitions challenging the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

The Article 35-A protects the state subject laws and special privileges guaranteed to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. The filing of these petitions shows that all people of Jammu and Kashmir including Muslims and Hindus are equally concerned about the onslaught on the Article 35-A.

“The proposed interveners are seeking dismissal of the petitions challenging Article 35-A,” Mohit Choudhary, who is appearing on behalf of the applicants in the apex court, told a Srinagar-based English daily Greater Kashmir. »

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