Announces to hold rallies at three places

Ferozepur, India, January 23 (KMS): The Dal Khalsa, an Amritsar-based Sikh organization, has called for boycott of Indian Republic Day (January 26) celebrations as a mark of protest against the negative stance of the Indian state towards the Sikh community’s aspirations and rights including the right to self-determination.

Dal Khalsa announced its plans to hold public marches in three cities of Punjab including Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Zira on January 26 to give impetus to their campaign for the right to self-determination. It reiterated its strong resolve to invoke the international community, the UN forums and associate with other nationalities across South Asia to seek and ensure enforceability of the UN recognized right. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities of various schools in Islamabad district have said that they are being forced to participate in the Indian Republic Day official function scheduled to be held on Saturday (26th January) at Dak Bungalow in the district.

A meeting of principals from various schools of Islamabad town was recently held in Chief Education Officer’s Office where the principals of various private schools were warned of dire consequences if they did not participate in the said function. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has expressed serious concern over the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris particularly those lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said despite repeated reminders, the authorities seemed to be unconcerned and least bothered about the worst conditions these prisoners were facing. He said a detainee Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, who is lodged in Tihar Jail for the past 10 years, is suffering from a serious ailment and is having unbearable pain but the jail administration is not listening to his horrifying cries. Instead of providing him medical care, he has been left to battle for his life, he said. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, have paid glowing tributes to youth martyred by Indian troops in Budgam and Shopian areas.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that the lingering Kashmir dispute was the main cause of bloodshed in occupied Kashmir. He said that India’s stubborn attitude regarding this globally accepted political dispute and dealing with it only militarily had created death and destruction in occupied Kashmir and posed threat to peace and stability of the region. »

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JRL calls for shutdown in IOK on India’s Republic Day

Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today, raising the number of the martyred youth in the territory to six since yesterday.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Heff Shirmal area of the district. Despite snowfall and rains, people took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of the youth. Indian troops and police personnel fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, injuring several of them. At least four photojournalists, who were performing their professional duties during the demonstrations, also sustained pellet injuries. The occupation authorities snapped mobile internet service in the district. Indian troops had martyred three youth during a similar operation in Charar-e-Sharif area of Badgam district, yesterday. The All parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Engineer Hilal Ahmed War, Bilal Siddiqi and Zafar Akbar Butt in their statements in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has urged the Kashmiri people to observe complete shutdown on Indian Republic Day, the 26th January, to mark the day as Black Day to remind the world that India’s continued denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiris is contrary to its claim of being a democratic republic. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): Paris-based media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), has called upon the Indian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the pellet firing at journalists in Shopian district of occupied Kashmir, today.

At least four photojournalists were injured when Indian troops fired pellets on protesters in Heff Shirmal area of Shopian district, today.

The RSF in a statement on Twitter said that the Indian forces’ violence against Kashmiri photojournalists was unacceptable.

“We call on Indian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation on this blatant attack on press freedom. Journalism is not a crime,” it said. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Democratic Political Movement (DPM), Mohammad Shafi Reshi, has called for settlement of the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and the Kashmiris’ genuine leadership in line with the UN resolutions. »

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Islamabad, January 22 (KMS): The leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a meeting with Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, the President of the London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) at the chapter’s office in Islamabad, today. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War and Ghulam Nabi Waseem have expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of ailing Hurriyat leader, Peer Saifullah.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War and Ghulam Nabi Waseem in their statements said, Peer Saifullah underwent surgery for a tumor in his head and therefore needs regular consultation with the specialist doctor who performed surgery in Delhi but unfortunately he is being denied the necessary medicines and checkup which is causing a serious threat to his life. »

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