GST deceitful tactic to erode Article 370: Trade bodies

Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, trade associations have announced to conduct a march towards Secretariat in Srinagar on Saturday against Indian conspiracies to dilute Article 370 that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, by extending Goods and Service Tax (GST) to the occupied territory.

Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) and Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) in their separate statements called for the march and protest demonstrations against India’s anti-Kashmir plan. »

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Protest against attack on Kashmir’s special status

Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, peaceful protest demonstrations will be held, tomorrow, after Friday prayers against the brutalities of Indian troops in the territory particularly in Shopian where people were subjected to severe torture and vandalism after they celebrated Pakistan Cricket team’s win in England.

Call for the protests has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik that is also intended to protest against the raids of Indian National Investigation Agency on the houses of Hurriyat leaders. The leadership in a statement said that NIA was being used to harass the genuine Kashmiri leadership. They demanded immediate release of all political prisoners.

Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory, Muslim League, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Bilal Sidiqee, Qazi Yasir and Jehangir Ghani Butt in their statements issued in Srinagar condemned the harassment and beating of Kashmiri people at the hands of Indian troops. Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir in a statement denounced invoking of draconian law, Public Safety Act on its activists. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) continued its mass contact programme as its Chairman and Hurriyet leader, Zafar Akbar Butt visited different areas of the Civil Lines in Srinagar and addressed political and social meetings.

Zafar Akbar Butt addressing public meetings said that people would never surrender before the anti-Kashmir and anti-movement policy of India but would continue freedom struggle till taking it to its logical end. »

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Geneva, June 15 (KMS): Kashmiri representatives, Shamim Shawl and Hassan Al-Banaa, have drawn the attention of the international community towards the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian police and troops in occupied Kashmir.

Shamim Shawl addressing the ongoing 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva informed the audience of the victimization of the Kashmiri youth by Indian forces to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the continued harassment by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) of resistance leader, Altaf Ahmed Shah.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar warned New Delhi over the worsening health of Altaf Ahmed Shah, whose fluctuating blood sugar level has gone up after he was called to Delhi for daily questioning following NIA’s raid at his residence in Srinagar on June 3, 2017. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the house of prominent Hurriyet leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori continues to remain sealed even as the family of the jailed leader lives in a rented house in Sopore for the past five years.

The house located in Chanapora locality in Srinagar was confiscated by the authorities in 2012. “Our family was evicted and thrown out on the street five years ago on concocted grounds,” Sajjad Ahmad, son of Muhammad Khan, said in a media interview. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that exploiting the hard work of some students of the territory who qualify certain competitive exams and parading them on TV channels and literally thrusting words into their mouth are shallow and cheap ploys being adopted by representatives and agencies of the Indian government.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Its purpose is to misrepresent and obfuscate the Kashmir dispute and mislead the people in India.” »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) and Jamaat-e-Islami expressing serious concern over the plight of political detainees in jails have demanded their unconditional release.

The JKML spokesman, Sajjad Ayubi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that party Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt and other leaders including Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Abdul Ahad Parra, Asadullah Parray, Tariq Ahmad Ganai and Khurshid Ahmad Lone had been languishing in jails and being treated inhumanly. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Ummat-e- Islami, Qazi Yasir has called for shutdown in south Kashmir on Monday to commemorate the 23rd martyrdom anniversary of his father and party founder, Qazi Nisar Ahmad.

Qazi Nisar Ahmad, a popular religious and political leader was killed by unidentified gunmen at Dialgam village near Islamabad town on June 19, 1994. »

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Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has condemned thrashing of a doctor by a police officer at SMHS hospital in Srinagar.

The DAK President, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement in Srinagar said, “This act of hooliganism against medical staff while discharging his professional duties is unacceptable.” »

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