Srinagar, August 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the Kashmiris will fight against any proposed tinkering with Article 35-A unitedly and will render every kind of sacrifice to frustrate any legal or political move which might have devastating effects on the Muslim majority character of the territory.

The APHC leaders and activists held a protest march at Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar against the onslaught on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. They raised pro-freedom slogans and demanded right to self-determination. »

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Demos in IOK against onslaught on Article 35-A

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one youth and injured several others in Islamabad district, today.

The troops killed the youth and destroyed two residential houses during a cordon and search operation at Gadol-Vailoo in Kokernag area of the district. Several people were injured after Indian forces’ personnel used brute force on peaceful protesters in the area. The occupation authorities snapped Internet services in Islamabad district and other parts of south Kashmir while train service remained suspended in the Kashmir Valley on the third consecutive day, today. The troops also cordoned off a school and conducted searches in Tral area of Pulwama district. »

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Islamabad, August 24 (KMS): Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wants to improve ties with India and resolve all outstanding issues including the Kashmir dispute through talks.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressing media persons here said, “But it takes two to tango. You cannot clap with just one hand. We have a positive stance and will remain hopeful.”

He said the current position of the ties between Pakistan and India was not a secret as peace talks are suspended, but ‘we have to see how we can move forward.’ »

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Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown in the territory on August 30 and 31.

The shutdown is aimed at expressing resentment against the BJP government’s attempts to repeal the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution which guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, has said that the people of Kashmir will continue their ongoing freedom struggle till they achieved freedom from the Indian bondage.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi addressing a public gathering at the Jamia Masjid in Ajas area of Bandipore, today, apprised the people of the consequences of the repeal of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that protects the special privileges and rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik has taken charge as the 13th Governor of the territory.

Satya Pal Malik took oath of his office at a function at the Governor House in Srinagar on Thursday. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of the High Court of occupied Kahsmir, Gita Mittal. Satya Pal Malik, former Governor of Bihar, replaced N N Vohra. »

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Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Teachers Joint Action Committee has strongly condemned the use of force by the Indian police on peaceful protesters particularly teachers on the day of Eid-ul-Azha.

The TJAC held a meeting in Srinagar which was chaired by its President, Abdul Qayoom Wani. »

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Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKML), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, and placed him under house detention in Islamabad town, today.

A JKPL spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian police took Mukhtar Ahmed Waza into custody when he came out of his residence and put him under house arrest. He strongly denounced the police action terming as the worst human rights violation. He also condemned the use of brute force on peaceful protesters by the Indian police on the day of Eid-ul-Azha. »

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‘The ostensible accession of Kashmir to India is a fiction’

New York, August 24 (KMS): Ambassador Yusuf Buch, former advisor to the United Nations Secretary General and a living encyclopedia on Kashmir has said that the Kashmiri people will not forsake their goals which have been sanctified by suffering and the blood of Kashmiri martyrs and the tears of the bereaved Kashmiris have put them beyond compromise.

Ambassador Yusuf Buch said this during a meeting with the Secretary General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, in New York. »

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Thousands attend his funeral prayers

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen killed an official of forest department in Baramulla district.

The gunmen barged into the house of the forest official Tariq Ahmed Malik (38) at Zandpal Kunzer in Tangmarg area of the district and fired upon him.

“In this incident, Tariq Ahmed sustained critical bullet wounds and later succumbed to his injuries,” a police spokesman claimed. »

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