Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid rich tributes to resistance leader, Muhammad Yusuf Nadeem who was killed recently by unknown gunmen in Budgam.

A condolence meeting was held at Sandipora in Budgam by All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The condolence meeting was presided over by APHC General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, and many Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqi, Nisar Hussain Rather, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Advocate Muhammad Shafi Rishi, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Musaib Ahmed, Ghulam Muhammad Nagu, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Sofi, Mohammad Yousuf Butt, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Muhammad Ali Shuja and representative from Tehreek-e-Khawateen Kashmir and others. »

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New Delhi, February 16 (KMS): A Delhi court has reserved its order on the bail plea of freelance photojournalist, Kamran Yousuf, after his lawyer argued that there was no evidence against him and his arrest was made to gag media in occupied Kashmir.

The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against several Kashmiris, one of whom is Kamran Yousuf, in the fake case. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) have said that after the escape of a prisoner, the authorities have turned the Srinagar central jail into a torture camp.

A JI spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that a number of inmates had been shifted from Central Jail, Srinagar, to the jails outside the valley as punishment. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained senior APHC leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, has completed one year in jail despite court quashing his detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), twice.

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, 71, a resident of Badambagh in Sopore town was arrested from the graveyard of the town on February 15, 2017, when he had gone there to pay tributes to freedom leader, Ghulam Muhammad Bulla, on his martyrdom anniversary. Ghulam Muhammad Bulla was killed by Indian police after he had held a rally in Sopore against Indra-Abdullah Accord in 1975. His death in custody is said to be the first custodial killing in occupied Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, February 16 (KMS): Amnesty International (AI), in its letter, has urged the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to raise the matter of pellet firing shotguns as a means of policing protests in occupied Kashmir in the meeting with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, next week.

The letter has been written ahead of Justin Trudeau’s visit to India where the Canadian premier would call on Modi. The duo is expected to meet during February 19 to 23. »

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Islamabad, February 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly condemned the arrest of party’s Chief Organiser, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah, and Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement leader, Molvi Bashir Ahmed, and other members of APHC delegation en route to Trehgam on the occasion of martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt on February 11.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian rulers and their agents were stoking communal discard and sowing seeds of religious fanaticism not only in India but also in occupied Kashmir to obstruct road to a peaceful and just resolution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Internet service suspended in Baramulla

Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Poonch district.

The troops killed the youth during a violent military operation in Balakote area of the district. The operation was going on till reports last came in.

Meanwhile, forceful demonstrations erupted in Palhallan area of Baramulla district, today, after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation. India police and troops used brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. The clashes are continuing in the area. The puppet authorities have suspended mobile Internet service in the district while all entry and exit routes to Palhallan have been sealed by the Indian forces. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on Saturday (February 17) against the shifting of Kashmiri inmates from Srinagar central jail and the brutal killing of a Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem.

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statememnt issued in Srinagar said that shifting of political inmates including Abdul Hameed Teeli, Tariq Ahmed, Raees Ahmed, Showkat Ahmed Hakeem, Muhammad Adil Zargar, Moomin Ahmed, Muhammad Ishaaq Paul and others from Srinagar central jail to various jails in Jammu was basically the so-called rulers’ revenge of their frustration and failures in breaking the resolve of the Kashmiri detainees. »

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Atrocities on Srinagar jail inmates flayed

Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a protest rally was held in Srinagar, today, against the killing of innocent civilians, illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists and frequent cordon and search operations carried out by Indian forces.

The participants of the rally, which was organized by the Joint Resistance Leadership, had carried placards and banners reading anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. People from different walks of life including resistance leaders Sheikh Abdur Rasheed, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Muhammad Yasir, Bashir Kashmiri, Showkat Bakhshi and Omar Aadil Dar participated in the protest march. Speakers on the occasion condemned the Indian authorities for subjecting Kashmiri people to political vendetta for seeking their internationally-accepted right to self-determination. They demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails. »

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Srinagar, February 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and activists held a prayers session at the grave of freedom leader, Ghulam Muhammad Bulla on the occasion of his 43rd martyrdom anniversary, today.

Ghulam Muhammad Bulla was arrested by the Indian police and killed in custody on this day in 1975 in Sopore for leading a protest rally against Indra-Abdullah Accord. »

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