Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference visited Pulwama and Shopian districts to express sympathies with the families whose sons and relatives were martyred by the Indian troops during the cordon and search operations.

The delegation comprising Ghulam Nabi Sumhji, Bilal Ahmad Sidqui, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Ghazi Manzoor and Zahid Gulzar visited Tehab, Karimabad and Panzgam areas of South Kashmir and paid rich tributes to the martyrs. They said India is reluctant to resolve Kashmir dispute by accepting right to self-determination as a most peaceful and democratic formula. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while describing the situation in Kashmir as painful has said that every effort is being made on part of India to stifle the Kashmiris’ voice for freedom.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this while addressing a seminar held at forum’s Rajbagh office in Srinagar in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries. He said that there had been killing and arrests and harassment of the Kashmiris in the garb of cordon and search operations and even peaceful political activities of resistance leadership were being restricted by the dint of gun. All this, he added, is being done to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice. »

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Jammu, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an indefinite curfew continued in Bhaderwah town for the fourth consecutive day, today, against the killing of an elderly man by cow vigilantes in the Nalthi area of the town in Doda district.

Nayeem Ahmed Shah, a resident of Qillah Mohallah, Bhaderwah, was shot dead by cow vigilantes during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The incident triggered protests in the town with people demanding immediate identification and arrest of the killers. The authorities were forced to impose an indefinite curfew and a huge contingent of forces was deployed in Bhaderwah. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has emphasized the need for settlement of the Kashmir dispute in the wake of unfolding economic and political changes at the global level.

Professor Abdul Ghani expressed these views while addressing an event in Srinagar in connection with the Martyrdom Week being observed to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation led by senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuman Shari Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi visited the residence of martyred youth, Arshad Ahmad Dar, at Chanabal Pattan in Baramulla district and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

The 23-year-old youth, Arshad Ahmed Dar, who was injured in Indian forces’ violent action on 13th May at Chanabal in Pattan area of Baramulla district, succumbed to his injuries at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar, on May 16. »

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Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former High Court Judge Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi has demanded the Indian authorities to repeal SROs [Statutory Rules and Orders] 149 and 313, saying fundamental right of access to justice is being denied to people in every nook and corner of the Kashmir Valley.

As per SRO-149 of 2019 and SRO-313 of 2019, the cases of the people detained under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Prevention of Terrorist Act have been ordered to be dealt with exclusively by a special court at Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Martyrdom Week commenced, today, with the recitation of holy Quran and special prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and all the district and tehsil headquarters of Awami Action Committee.

The Martyrdom Week is being observed to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries. Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st of May in 1990. More than 70 mourners were killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops opened fire on his funeral procession. On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering. »

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Kashmiris being victimized for their political beliefs

Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Pulwama and Baramulla districts, today.

The troops martyred three youth, Showkat Ahmed Dar, Irfan Ahmed and Muzaffar Ahmed, during a cordon and search operation in Panzgam area of Pulwama district in the wee hours, today. The troops also blasted a house in the area with explosive material. The troops martyred another youth during a similar operation in Hatlangoo area of Sopore in Baramulla district. Forceful demonstrations erupted at Panzgam against the killing of the youth. Indian forces’ personnel fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes. The occupation authorities snapped internet service in Awantipora and its adjoining areas and in Sopore town. The authorities continued to suspend train service in south Kashmir for the 2nd consecutive day, today. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained leader of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Noor Muhammad Kalwal has been booked under draconian Public safety act (PSA) and shifted to Mattan Jail, Islamabad, today.

Noor Muhammad Kalwal was arrested by police on April 30, 2019 and from then he was lodged at police station, Kothi-bagh. »

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Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Panzgam area of the district.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said the way world powers and human rights groups keep watching the bloody onslaught on Kashmiris by the Indian forces is shameful and a humanitarian tragedy. »

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