Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested many leaders and activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference ahead of a seminar scheduled to be held in Srinagar on Friday.

The police arrested Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Molvi Bashir Ahmed and others and lodged them in different police stations. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete shutdown in Sopore town on Saturday, 6th January, to mark the 25th anniversary of Sopore massacre.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar called for the strike in the town to remember the massacre. Over 60 civilians were martyred and more than 350 shops and other structures including residential houses were gutted when the troops of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) set the town ablaze on January 6, 1993.

The leadership also called for a rally at Jamia Masjid Sopore and a peaceful procession to the martyrs’ graveyard on the day. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two persons, including a woman, were injured after their car was deliberately hit by a vehicle of Indian Army in Pattan area of Baramulla district, today.

The accident took place in Mirgund area of Pattan. The injured were identified as Shaista Bano (35) and Muhammad Khaleel (55) residents of Sopore town. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir while condemning the torture on TeH leader, Abdul Samad Inqalabi, by the goons of extremist Hindu organization, Shiv Sena, at Kathua jail in Jammu has said that Hurriyat leaders and activists are not safe even in jails.

Abdul Samad Inqalabi, who was arrested from the residence of martyr Burhan Muzaffar Wani in Tral town of Pulwama district in July, last year, was booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act and lodged in Kathua jail. While divulging the details, the statement said that Abdul Samad Inqilabi was seriously injured after he was subjected to severe physical torture by the goons of Shiv Sena. »

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New Delhi, January 03 (KMS): Continuing with its hegemonic designs in the region, India will acquire precision-guided bombs from Russia and Barak missiles from Israel.

Indian Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has cleared two procurement deals worth Rs 1.714 billion to acquire 240 precision-guided bombs from Russia and 131 Barak missiles from Israel.

The “smart” KAB-1500 laser-guided bombs will be procured from M/s JSC Rosoboron Exports (Russia) for Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has said that India is interfering in the religious matters of Muslims and recent decisions about triple Talaq and Hajj are glaring examples of it.

DFP Secretary General, Muhammad Abdullah Tari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the decisions of Indian government had hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims on the whole. He said that New Delhi was provoking 300 million Indian Muslims by taking anti-Islam measures. »

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Srinagar, January 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, most of the workforce of carpenters, painters and masons comprises Indians even though unemployment level has increased in the territory.

Indian people could be seen running vends as well as working as salesmen in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. At Sara-i-Bala, near the Dastageer Sahab Shrine, almost every stall owner is non-local. A non-local vendor said that he earns 2 to 2.5 lakh in winter season in a span of six months by selling groundnuts and corn. »

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Rich tributes paid to three martyrs

Srinagar, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, life remained crippled due to the spontaneous shutdown for the second day, today, in Pulwama district against the killing of three freedom fighters by the Indian troops.

All shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic was off the road in all main cities and towns of the district. Work in government offices and a bank was badly affected due to the strike. Three youth including Manzoor Ahmed Baba and Fardeen Ahmed Khanday were martyred by the troops during an attack in Lethpora area of the district on Monday. »

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Srinagar, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a massive cordon and search operation (CASO) in dozens of areas of Shopian district.

The areas, which have been put under siege include Kachdora, Chakoo, Batapur, Abahatu, Budur, Landoora, Garhind, Muradpur, Bamun, Tongrikol, Mantreibuk and Harmain. »

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Opposition disrupts governor’s address

Jammu, January 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly and Awami Ittehad Party Chairman, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, today, staged a protest outside the so-called Kashmir Assembly in Jammu to demand right to self-determination for the Kashmiris.

Engineer Rasheed holding a banner with pictures of martyred civilians Misra Begum, Rubi Jan and Asif Iqbal, on the occasion said that the right to self-determination was the only way to settle the Kashmir dispute. Misra Bano, Rubi Jan and Asif Iqbal were recently killed by Indian troops. »

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