Washington DC, April 18 (KMS): The Secretary General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, has said that international community must condemn the gruesome rape and murder of the eight-year-old Aasifa Bano of Kathua area of occupied Kashmir.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in a statement issued in Washington said, the death and destruction has exhausted the most scenic and tranquil location in the world – Kashmir – and today carefree sounds of young girls’ laughter have been replaced by the ailments of dejection, desolation and depression. He said that the extent of this tragedy was revealed to the world in January, this year, when Aasifa of nomadic Muslim community of Kathua was abducted, drugged, gang-raped inside the Hindu temple and eventually murdered. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as a part of ongoing conspiracy against resistance leaders, the Delhi-based Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought the transfer of a false case registered against the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others to Jammu wing of the High Court.

The CBI counsel has filed a transfer appeal pertaining to the case regarding 1990 attack on Indian Air Force personnel in Srinagar before the High Court on the pretext that Muhammad Yasin Malik was an influential person and was likely to influence the proceedings. »

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Jammu, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the elements who perpetrated the rape and murder of eight-year-old Kathua girl under a deep conspiracy have not stopped their shameful acts aimed at creating discord among different segments of the society in the region.

In order to materialize their sinister plan, these elements killed some cows and threw them in Jammu and Samba districts to stoke communal tension in the region and also to hush up the rape and murder of Kathua minor girl, Aasifa. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, has termed the unabated killing of civilians as frustration of the Indian forces in the territory.

Bilal Siddiqi visited Chattergul area of Kangan and expressed solidarity with the families of recently martyred civilians, Gower Ahmed Rathar and Muhammad Aamir Lone. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, he said that the uncompromising will of the Kashmiri people to resist Indian occupation and get rid of it had unnerved New Delhi and its forces in the territory and they had been defeated morally by this will. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has asked the puppet administration to expedite sanction for prosecution of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel involved in the killing of 28 people and injuring of dozens in Khanyar area of Srinagar on 8 May 1991.

The CRPF personnel had opened fire at Khanyar on a procession carrying bodies of civilians who were killed in Dachigam and SaidaKadal. Despite passing of 27 years, police are yet to translate the case file into English, causing delay in according sanction for prosecution of the culprits. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, along with party members visited Janglat Mandi hospital in Islamabad town and expressed solidarity with the students injured in the use of force by the Indian forces on protesting students.

Mukhtar Ahmed Waza on the occasion strongly condemned the use of force against the students including females and termed it the worst kind of state terrorism. He said that using brute force including teargas on the young students including females reflected frustration on part of the puppet rulers, who had already pushed the young generation of occupied Kashmir to the wall by blocking all means of peaceful protests. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to prominent martyred freedom leader, S Hameed Wani, on his martyrdom anniversary.

Indian police had arrested S Hamid Wani on April 18, 1998 in Soura area of Srinagar and killed him in custody. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of boys and girl students were critically injured after Indian troops used brute force and fired pellet and teargas shells on protesting students in Islamabad town, today.

The students took to the streets in the town demanding justice for the 8-year-old rape and murder victim Aasifa, release of arrested youth and end to killings and other brutalities of the Indian forces in the territory. India troops and police personnel used brute force and fired pellets on students, shopkeeper and wayfarers at KP Road, Gulshanabad, Lal Chowk and Jaglat Mandi areas of the district. Dozens of students including females sustained injures in the brutal actions of the forces’ personnel and were admitted in different hospitals of the town. »

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Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that India is trying to divide the territory into small fragments and pieces to serve its interests.

Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing a condolence gathering at Kangan in Ganderbal district said, “New Delhi and its stooges in the form of pro-India politicians have been and are constantly trying to split us in the name of creed, religion, language and region. An example of this divide is Kangan where people are being divided in the name of Gujjars and Kashmiris to serve the interests of the oppressor and its forces.” »

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London, April 18 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held at Parliament Square in London on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Summit to demand right to self-determination for Kashmiris, end to Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and seek justice for the rape and murder victim, eight-year-old Aasifa Bano of Kathua.

People from all walks of life including women and children participated in the protest demonstration. The protesters raised high-pitched slogans in favour of Kashmir’s freedom from India and against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. »

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