Srinagar, February 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the sixth consecutive day, today, on Monday, stranding hundreds of vehicles and creating a crisis of essential supplies in the Kashmir Valley.

A massive landslide hit the highway at Marog on Ramsoo-Ramban delaying the opening of the highway, a traffic department official said.

Unless this is cleared, no traffic will be allowed, he added. »

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Srinagar, February 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, to mark the 35th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by the Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th of February in 1984.

Call for the strike had been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

India had hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt on 11th of February in 1984 and another son of soil, Muhammad Afzal Guru, on 9th of February in 2013 for their role in Kashmir freedom movement. »

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Washington, February 11 (KMS): Hundreds of Kashmiri Americans and friends of Kashmir staged a big protest demonstration in front of the White House in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.

The demonstrators while urging the United States to help persuade Pakistan and India to initiate peace process along with the leadership of the people of Kashmir raised slogans “Indian Forces: Out of Kashmir”, “No justice: No Peace”, “Freedom for all: Freedom for Kashmir”, “India State of Fear: Not Fair”. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): Scores of people, today, staged a candlelight protest at Trehgam area of Kupwara district on the eve of 35th death anniversary of prominent Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged and buried on February 11, 1984 in Tihar jail, New Delhi. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, seven Indian troops were injured in a grenade blast in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on Sunday evening.

Reports said that some unknown persons hurled a grenade on the troops party near Paladium, in which seven troops suffered injuries. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the five Kashmiri youth, martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation, in Kellam area of Kulgam district, today.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said no day passes without youth being butchered and massacred by Indian forces. He said that those fighting for their basic and fundamental rights are labeled as “Terrorists” and gunned down, day in and day out.
“Since past three decades, our nation while nourishing freedom movement and demanding their right to self-determination, has presented huge sacrifices, however New Delhi with its military might, brutally killed thousands of innocent people,” he added. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that prominent Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt was a statesman, a warrior, a political leader and a diplomat who led Kashmiris on all fronts and sacrificed his life for the sacred cause.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, paying rich tributes to Maqbool Butt on the eve of his martyrdom anniversary, termed his struggle and sacrifice as cornerstone of Kashmir resistance movement against illegal occupation. »

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Shutdown, protest rally in Srinagar tomorrow

Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred five Kashmiri youth and injured dozens in firing on protesters in Kulgam district, today.

The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Kellam area of the district. The operation was jointly launched by the personnel of Indian army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police. The troops also destroyed, at least, two houses during the operation. The martyred youth have been identified as Waseem Bashir Rather, Zahid Parray, Idrees Butt, Aaqib Nazir and Pervez Butt. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred five Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Kellam area of the district. The operation was jointly launched by the personnel of Indian army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police. The troops also destroyed a house during the ongoing operation.

The martyred youth have been identified as Waseem Bashir Rather, Zahid Parray, Idrees Butt, Aaqib Nazir and Pervez Butt.

The authorities suspended mobile phone and Internet services in the district. Train services have also been suspended in South Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by the Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th of February in 1984.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

On the call of Joint Resistance Leadership, special prayers were held in all main masajid of the territory, today, for martyrs Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru. »

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