Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League has condemned the detention of party Chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and other pro-freedom leaders.

The JKPL in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Mukhtar Waza, who was released recently, was placed under house detention again.

“There is no space for pro-freedom leaders to carry out peaceful political activities,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Indian authorities continued to put Hurriyat leaders including Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Bilal Sidiqui, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Umar Aadil Dar, Mohammad Yasin Aatai, Syed Imtiyaz Haider and Ashiq Hussain Narchoor either under house detention or in jail.

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi has said that Indian rulers have never been serious about addressing the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Aasiya Andrabi in a media interview in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir had given unprecedented sacrifices for the Kashmir cause, and these sacrifices would not be allowed go waste. »

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Family seeks HR bodies’s role for release of son, nephew

Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of an enforced disappeared person, Siraj-ud-din Farooqui have appealed to the international human rights organisations to intervene for mitigation of their sufferings.

Siraj-ud-din Farooqui, a resident of Nowhatta, Srinagar, was picked up by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on January 22, 1992 during a search operation in the area. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to world human rights bodies like Amnesty International and Asia Watch to conduct a thorough probe into all unfortunate incidents of mass killings including the massacres of Gawkadal, Handwara and Kupwara. »

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Many Gujjars injured in police action on protesters

Jammu, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement and Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement separately visited the family members of eight-year-old victim girl, Aasifa, at Heranagar in Kathua.

Aasifa was raped and killed a few days ago. Her body was found in a nearby forest. The delegations were led by Mir Shahid Saleem and Muhammad Sharif Sartaj. The leaders on the occasion condemned the incident and criticized police for its failure to take any action against the culprits. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, with electricity supply erratic this winter, kangri — the traditional earthen firepot woven in wicker — has emerged as useful means to fight subzero temperatures.

Sales of kangri have almost doubled this winter compared to last year, people associated with this trade claimed and attributed it mainly to the erratic power supply.

The capping of subsidised LPG cylinders per household over the years and soaring prices of wood were listed as other factors that have forced the people to revert to use of kangris to keep themselves warm during winter. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Fatima Begum, the mother of Kashmiri businessman, Bilal Ahmad Kawa, arrested by New Delhi police, has said that his son is not involved any unlawful activity.

Bilal was arrested by joint team of Special Cell of Delhi police and Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad from New Delhi airport on January 10 in the fake Red Fort attack case.

Curiously, the Kashmir police have vehemently rejected anything adverse against Bilal and have even submitted a fact-finding report certifying his non-involvement, before a local court in Srinagar. »

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London, January 22 (KMS): Dalit groups from across the United Kingdom have called for the international community to take notice of extreme violence against millions of Dalits and other minorities by Narendra Modi’s Hindutva government.

UK’s key Dalit organisations came together for a large march bracing heavy rain on Saturday to protest against the incarceration of over 7,000 Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon, Maharashtra, who were picked up by the security forces after clashes and riots earlier this month. The Dalits had gathered to celebrate the historic January 1, 1818 event when a few hundred Dalit soldiers had defeated the massive Peshwa Army. As the Dalits gathered to celebrate, the upper caste Marathas, supported by the security forces, attacked the participants violently, killing one and injuring and maiming hundreds. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) expressing serious concern over the rising tension at the Line of Control and the loss of lives, has said that Kashmir dispute is the only reason behind prevailing tension between Pakistan and India.

DFP General Secretary Mohammad Abdullah Tari in a statement in Srinagar said that unless Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people, the loss of innocent lives would continue unabated. »

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Indian troops launch operation in Kulgam

Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, headed by Muhammad Sultan Magray, has condemned rape and the killing of a little girl in Hirangar area of Katuha in Jammu region.

The Muslim Conference President addressing a party a meeting in Srinagar drew the attention of the international community towards such incidents in the territory. »

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