Srinagar, April 20 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has expressed concern over the deteriorating health of ailing party activist, Farooq Ahmad Butt, of Kupwara.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that Farooq Ahmad Butt had been languishing in jails outside for the last over 17 months. He said during the period he developed several diseases but the puppet authorities were not releasing him. He said that not a single charge was proved against Farooq Ahmad but despite that his detention was being prolonged on one pretext or the other. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Paerwan-e-Wilayat and Mahaz-e-Azadi have strongly condemned the use of brute force by the Indian forces on the students protesting against the rape and murder of Kathua minor girl.

The JI spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the assault on students in Shopian, Sopore, Islamabad, Pulwama, Bandipora and other areas was the worst kind of barbarism. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in Srinagar, today.

A JKLF spokesman in a statement said that a police party raided the residence of Muhammad Yasin Malik in Maisuma area of Srinagar this morning and took him into custody. “He has been lodged at Kothibagh police station,” the spokesman said. »

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Jammu, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, shutdown is being observed by the Muslims in Kishtwar and Bhadarwah areas of Jammu region, today, to demand speedy trial in the rape and murder case of Aasifa Bano of Kathua.

Call for the shutdown has been given by Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar and Anjuman-e-Islamia Bhadarwah as a mark of solidarity with the family of eight-year-old Aasifa. The heads of both the organizations have warned the Indian government and its puppet administration in occupied Kashmir against succumbing to the pressure of communal forces. »

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Jammu, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the lone woman officer in the Crime Branch team of police that investigated the rape and murder of eight-year-old Aasifa of Kathua has said that it was very difficult to collect evidences from Rasana area in an atmosphere of extreme hostility.

“It was never easy for the team to go to Rasana and talk to provocative people and collect evidences from the spot,” Shwetambari Sharma told reporters in Jammu. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Jammu and Kashmir People League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza has urged the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the extremely grave human rights situation in the territory.

Mukhtar Ahmed Waza along with party members including Nisar Rather, Shabbir Nanwai, Fayaz Butt, Rehan Mir and Riyaz Ahmed Dar addressing a gathering at Srigufwara area of Islamabad district said the silence of world community at the rising graph of gruesome killings in occupied Kashmir and rape and murder of 8-year girl, Aasifa should be a matter of concern for the international community. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has demanded justice for Kathua minor girl and reopening of all rape cases committed by the Indian forces’ personnel in the territory since 1990.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing a public gathering in Srinagar, today, said that it was the agreed and unanimous demand of the Kashmiri people that the culprits of Kathua tragedy should be given exemplary punishment. He said there is a global outrage and demand for justice to Aasifa and added that Kashmir equally demanded justice for the hundreds of rape victims since 1990 including Kunanposhpora, Chak Saidpora, Pazipora, Shopian, Badasgam, Balipora and others. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi has expressed serious concern over Khuhwa lawyers, who prevented police from filing charge sheet against those involved in rape and murder of an eight-year girl Asifa.

Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi addressing a peaceful protest demonstration at Soura in Srinagar said supporting the involved culprits in the gang-rape and murder of Asifa by BJP leaders have exposed double standard of the puppet regime towards the Muslim community. »

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Urges IOK people to maintain discipline during protests

Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed serious concern over increasing human rights violations in the territory.

The resistance leaders in a statement in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri people pursuing right to self-determination were facing the worst type of Indian state terrorism. They expressed deep concern over human rights violations, torture in detention enterers and molestations, saying that unabated killings and brutalities were the worst form of state terrorism. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that settlement of the Kashmir dispute is possible through the implementation of the relevant UN resolutions on Kashmir.

The JKML Acting Chairman, Abdul Ahad Parra addressing a party meeting in Srinagar reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the liberation movement to its logical conclusion. He also condemned the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Dr Shafi Shariati, Ghulam Qadar Butt, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Assadullah Parray, Showkat Hakeem, Merajuddin Nanda, Fayaz Ahmed Talaq, Molvi Sajjad and Mir Hafeezullah and demanded their immediate release. »

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