Troops conduct operations, protesters subjected to force

Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, against the shifting of Kashmiri detainees from Srinagar Central Jail to Jammu, staying of an FIR against the Indian troops involved in recent killing of civilians in Shopian by the Supreme Court of India and the brutal killing of a Hurriyat leader, Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem.

Call for the shutdown had been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in response to the strike. The puppet authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in strength in the summer capital and in Budgam, Shopian and other towns of the occupied territory to prevent people from holding anti-India protests. The authorities also suspended train service in the Kashmir Valley. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that settlement of the Kashmir dispute is imperative for peace and development in the region.

The DFP General Secretary, Muhammad Abdullah Tari in a statement in Srinagar said that hostility had to be avoided if New Delhi was interested in resolving the dispute. He maintained that the Kashmiri people are peace-loving and the stability of the entire region is linked to peace in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fearing more attacks, the Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has started fortifying its camps and bases in Srinagar.

The CRPF is making these preparations after the attack on the 23 Battalion headquarters at Karan Nagar this week.

The CRPF spokesman, Rajesh Yadav in a media interview in Srinagar said, “We have started fortifying our camps and buildings in Srinagar.” »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in Vessu area of Qazigund against the arrest of two youth by the Indian Army.

The boys were detained as they were filming army movement in the area. One of the arrested youth, Aashiq Malik of Sadoora, was half-blinded by pellets fired by the Indian forces on protesters in 2016. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a large number of residents of Jablipora area of South Kashmir held a demonstration in Srinagar to demand removal of an Indian Army camp from a playground there.

Member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly Engineer Abdur Rasheed also joined the protesters who had traveled from their village in south Kashmir to Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) in Tral area of Pulwama district.

The troops, today, cordoned off several villages of Tral including Aripal, Handoora, Wagad, Darganaie Gund, Satura, Gadpora and Youngwani, causing huge inconvenience to the people. Door-to-door searches were going on when last reports came in. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the police have admitted that the killing of a youth, Abdul Hameed Ganai, by Indian troops in 2003 in Ganderbal district was a case of custodial killing.

Abdul Hameed Ganai was killed on September 11, 2003 in Ganderbal district and a petition was filed in the Human Rights Commission of the territory by the brother of the killed person, Abdul Rasheed Ganai, and human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in 2013. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In a joint calling attention petition, the citizens of occupied Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have urged the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, to honor ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control and begin dialogue for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

This initiative was led by two eminent civil society activists across the LoC – Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor, daily Kashmir Times, Jammu, and Ershad Mahmud, Executive Director, Center for Peace, Development and Reforms. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have failed to submit report to the Human Rights Commission of the territory into the killings of civilians by Indian forces’ personnel in Budgam and Ganderbal areas on April 9, 2017, during the polling for the so-called Indian Parliamentary elections.

Nine civilians were shot dead and scores others injured in the firing of Indian forces on anti-India protests on the day of the by-polls. »

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Srinagar, February 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has strongly reacted to the Supreme Court of India’s order of staying an FIR lodged against the Indian troops involved in recent killing of three civilians in Shopian district.

The DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Indian judiciary is directly controlled by the extremist Hindu organizations, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She said that it was evident from this decision that judiciary, which was one of the major institutions of India, was subservient to these organizations. »

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