Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that after failing to suppress the Kashmiris through use of brute force, India is now using courts to further its nefarious designs in the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering in Srinagar said that the Joint Resistance Leadership had devised a strategy to frustrate Indian government’s plans to repeal hereditary state subject law of Jammu and Kashmir – Article 35-A.

Indian Supreme Court will hear the petitions seeking abrogation of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested three youth and vandalized property in Bhan area of Kulgam district.

The troops launched a cordon and search operation in the area and conducted door-to-door searches. People took to the streets and clashed with the troops.

Locals told media over the phone that the India Army entered into the Jamia Masjid of the area and made announcements on loudspeakers asking people to come out from their houses and gather at the ground of the local shrine. »

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JRL calls for complete shutdown on August 26 and 27

Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations and rallies in Srinagar and other areas, today, to register their protest against the BJP-led Indian government’s attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution which guarantees special privileges and rights to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Soon after the culmination of Juma prayers, today, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam, Bandipora, Baramulla and other areas and held demonstrations and rallies against the Indian plans. The protesters led by Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed, Bilal Siddiqi, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Khawaja Firdous Wani and Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Addressing the protesters, Hurriyat leaders said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would not let anyone to turn their land into another Palestine where original inhabitants were thrown out by the occupiers. Indian police subjected the protesters to brute force at different places. Indian Supreme Court will hear the petitions seeking abrogation of Article 35-A on 27th of this month. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that people of Kashmir will not let anyone to turn their territory into another Palestine where original inhabitants were thrown out by Israel and enslaved.

Muhammad Yasin Malik said this while addressing a protest rally at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, today, against India’s attempts to repeal Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. “State subject law is guaranteeing our unique identity and right to self-determination and defending it is the duty of every Kashmiri,” he said. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the notices issued to APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) as cheap tactics.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today, said that such moves could not intimidate the Hurriyat leadership into submission. He said the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested several Hurriyat leaders and fake cases and now the resistance leadership is being targeted through the ED. »

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Protesters subjected to brute force in Hajin

Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier was killed in an attack in Kupwara district today morning.

The personnel of Indian Army’s 32 Rashtriya Rifles were attacked while they were conducting a cordon and search operation at Kachlu Kralgund in Handwara area of the district. One soldier was killed in the attack. The operation continued till last reports came in. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Young Men’s League, Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi, has said that India’s plans to repeal Article 35-A will be foiled at all costs.

Imtiaz Ahmed Reshi addressing a gathering in Khatwari area of Budgam, today, said that the people of Kashmir were demanding their birthright right to self-determination for which lacs of Kashmiris had rendered their lives.

He said that nobody would be allowed to change the demography and special status of Jammu and Kashmir. New Delhi’s stance is unacceptable to the people of Kashmir, he said, adding that removal of Article 35-A would be resisted tooth and nail. He said the purpose of the move to abrogate Article 35-A is to divert the world attention from lingering Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC), Shabbir Ahmed Dar has expressed serious concern over the arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that recently the Indian police had arrested Zahoor Ahmad Butt, a senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and brother of prominent martyred liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, and lodged him at some unknown place. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has strongly condemned the re-arrest of its illegally detained district president Bandipora, Assadullah Parray, by the Indian police soon after his release from Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

The JKML spokesman, Sajjad Ayubi, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the police took Assadullah Parray into custody immediately after he was released from Kot Bhalwal Jail after the court quashed his detention under the black law, Public Safety Act. He said that the police first lodged the JKML leader at an interrogation centre in Jammu and later shifted him to Sumbal Police Station in Bandipora. He termed the action as the worst form of human rights violation and state terrorism. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir have condemned the harassment of family members of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, by the sleuths of India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Raja Merajuddin Kalwal had been languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail for the past more than a year and officials of the Enforcement Directorate landed at his home on the pretext of an inquiry. “The visit of the ED sleuths and unnecessary questioning has created a sense of fear among the family which comprises Kalwal’s aged mother, wife and daughters,” it added. »

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