Washington, D.C April 23 (KMS): Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai has said that Kashmir has been internationally recognized as a disputed territory since the adoption of the United Nations resolutions in 1948 & 1949.

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai during the 44th Annual Convention of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) said the most tragic aspect of the present situation is the inflexible position taken by the Government of India – its refusal to recognize the internationally mandated status of Kashmir and its stubbornness of parroting that Kashmir is its integral part. India’s obduracy has become an impediment to the creation of an atmosphere of peace and stability in the region of South Asia, he said. »

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Amid shutdown voting begins on dull note on Islamabad seat

Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed across the valley, today, against the ill-treatment meted out to the ailing and incarcerated Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s infamous National Investigation Agency in New Delhi.

Call for the protest strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. The strike is also being observed against India’s ongoing aggression against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, senior businessmen, trade union leaders and relatives of resistance leaders by NIA and Enforcement Directorate. All shops are closed while traffic is off the roads in all major cities and towns of the valley. »

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Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities booked two more youth under black law Public Safety Act (PSA) in Islamabad district.

The youth, Mohammad Yousuf Chopan and Suhail Salam Sheikh, were booked under the draconian law and were shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

A police officer confirmed that the youth were booked under the PSA for being involved in anti-India and pro-freedom activities. Family members of the detainees refuted the police claim and said that the youth were innocent and were booked under false cases. »

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People asked to boycott Indian election drama

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a valley-wide shutdown, tomorrow, against the ill-treatment meted out to the ailing and incarcerated Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s infamous National Investigation Agency in New Delhi.

The resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said the strike is also against the ongoing aggression against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, relatives and businessmen by NIA and Enforcement Directorate. Kashmiri human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement feared that Muhammad Yasin Malik could be assassinated. He said that NIA handed him half dead over to Delhi police. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has paid glorious tributes to martyr Younis Ahmed Ganai of Chadora on his second martyrdom anniversary. »

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Chandigarh, April 22 (KMS): Contrary to the outgoing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ ‘war hysteria against Pakistan, the fact is that all the three Indian forces are facing great shortage of officers.

The Indian Army, with an authorised strength of 50,028 officers, has a deficiency of about 14 per cent at present and the Navy, with an authorised strength of 11,415, of about 13 per cent. »

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Night curfew continues in Kishtwar

Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continuing with their atrocities on innocent Kashmiri Muslims have thrashed several youth in Shopian district.

The youth including one Sartaj Ahmad Butt were thrashed and injured during a cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operations Group at Avend-Rawalpora area of the district. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 300 additional companies of Indian paramilitary forces will be deployed in the southern segment spread four districts of Islamabad, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian as officials have acknowledged that all the three upcoming phases of polling in the Islamabad constituency are full of challenges.

A senior police official told media that after thorough deliberations, more than 300 locations were identified in the Islamabad district alone, “which is going to polls on Tuesday, where comprehensive and elaborate security measures will remain in place.” »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests broke out at the University of Kashmir (1KU) in Srinagar when hundreds of students raised Azadi (freedom) slogans during an event organized by State Sports Council (SSC) in the university campus.

The students from both private and government schools were invited to the function. However, the event turned into an anti-India and pro-freedom protest demonstration. The protesting students raised slogans and dismantled the stage and other arrangements inside the KU. »

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Srinagar, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, traders associated with the trade across the Line of Control on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar to demand resumption of the business between parts of the divided Kashmir.

Scores of traders affiliated with Salamabad cross-LoC traders Union assembled in Srinagar to demand resumption of the trade which was suspended on April 19 by the Indian Home Ministry. »

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