Srinagar, January 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed on the second consecutive day, today, in Shopian and Kulgam districts against the killing of two youth by Indian troops.

Indian troops had martyred Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Ahmad Dar during a cordon and search operation in Katapora village in Kulgam district on Saturday.

Reports from the twin districts said, all shops, business establishments and private offices are shut while public and private transport is off the roads.

People from the Shopian and adjoining Kulgam district are visiting the houses of the martyrs to express solidarity with the bereaved families. »

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Srinagar, January 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Party (PPP), Engineer Hilal Ahmad War has urged the international human rights organizations to set up an independent tribunal to probe the Gawkadal massacre

Engineer Hilal War in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Gowkadal massacre was a politically motivated which was followed by a chain of massacres carried out by the Indian forces at many other places like Handwara, Zukura, Bijbehara, Khanyar, Hazratbal and Sopore. He said the best way to pay homage to the martyrs is to keep their mission alive. »

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Srinagar, January 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a 30-year-old man was found dead in Ramban district, police said.

The throat-slit body of one Purshottam Chand was found inside his house at Chakwa in the district, a police official said.

He said police visited the spot and removed the body for postmortem. The body was later handed over to the deceased family for last rites, he added. Police said a probe is underway to ascertain the sequence of events. »

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Srinagar, January 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), today, held a protest in Srinagar against the continued detention of party chief, Shabbir Shah and his shifting to the ward in Tihar jail meant for punishment of the prisoners.

The workers and office bearers of DFP lead by senior party leader advocate Fayaz Sodagr assembled at press enclave in Srinagar and raised slogans favouring release of Shabbir Shah and all other political prisoners. »

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Multiple funerals held for martyrs in IOK

Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of people including a woman were injured when Indian troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on participants of the funerals of two martyred youth, Zeenatul Islam and Shakeel Ahmad Dar, in Shopian district, today.

At least 12 people, who were injured with bullets and pellets, some of them in the eyes and heads, were brought to different hospitals of the territory for treatment. Three critically injured were shifted to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment.

The brute action by the Indian forces led to complete shutdown in south Kashmir. All the shops and business establishments were closed while train service between Banihal and Srinagar was suspended. »

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Many injured after troops fired live bullets on mourners

Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers of martyrs Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Ahmad Dar in their native villages in Shopian district, today.

Five rounds of funeral were held for Zeenatul Islam and four rounds for Shakeel Ahmad Dar. The youth were martyred by the Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Yaripora area of Kulgam district, yesterday. The troops had blocked all roads leading to the native villages of the martyrs to prevent the mourners from attending their last rites. However, people defying restrictions reached the villages. The youth were buried in their ancestral villages amid high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. »

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Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to martyr Zeenat-ul-Islam and his associate, Shakeel Ahmad Dar and said their sacrifices would not go waste.

Indian troops martyred Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Ahmad Dar during a cordon and search operation in Katapora village in Kulgam district, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of people including women were injured after Indian troops, today, opened fire at mourners gathered for funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Zeenat-ul-Islam at Sugan in Shopian district.

The troops laid barricades on roads to prevent people from participating in the funeral of the martyred youth. However, the mourners defied the restrictions and assembled in the village in a large number to perform his last rites.

The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the mourners. The use of force triggered clashes between the mourners and the troops. Critically injured mourners were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment. »

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Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League has said that the prisoners from outside particularly Azad Kashmir lodged in different jails on fake charges are subjected to mental and physical torture.

A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that these prisoners in Udhampur, Kotbalwal, Kathua and other jails were meted out inhuman treatment. “The jail authorities treat these prisoners like professional criminals in jails which have been turned into worst centres of interrogation,” the spokesman added. »

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Srinagar, January 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, train services were, today, suspended in south Kashmir after the apprehension of strong protests against the killing of two youth by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Kulgam, the other day.

A Railway official told media in Srinagar “Train services were suspended between Badgam-Srinagar-Islamabad-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region.” »

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