Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has noted with satisfaction that the United Nations has started playing a proactive role on the Kashmir dispute by taking note of the serious human rights abuses taking place in the territory and supporting people’s right to self-determination.

A crucial meeting of the Hurriyat forum was held at Rajbagh in Srinagar with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in chair.

The meeting attended by all constituents of the forum took note of the recent remarks of the UN Human Rights Council Chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Kashmir and expressed satisfaction over it. »

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Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has regretted the role of British government in facilitating the Indian military by resorting to delaying tactics in implementing the right to self-determination as the only democratic and peaceful formula for the permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Syed Ali Gilani said this while addressing APHC advisory council meeting at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar. He urged people to stay away from the sham elections saying that these polls have been used as a tool of subjugation, changing demography and tinkering of state subject law in addition to the plunder of economic assets of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not produce illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, before a court in Srinagar for hearing the case registered against him.

Mushtaq-ul-Islam is presently lodged at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. It is for the second consecutive time that the police did not bring Mushtaq-ul-Islam to Srinagar to appear before the court for hearing. »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has reiterated its appeal to the Kashmiri people to completely boycott the upcoming municipal and local bodies’ elections in the territory.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the election drama enacted by India as a political gimmick to hoodwink the international community. The JRL said that the so-called elections could not be substitute to the internationally-recognized right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people. Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik maintained that the people of Kashmir were engaged in a struggle aimed at securing their inalienable right, for which they had sacrificed more than 650,000 human lives, besides property worth billions of rupees.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed on the fourth consecutive day, today, in Islamabad district to mourn the killing of a local civilian, Rauf Ahmed Ganai, by Indian troops in Qazigund on Saturday. All shops and other business establishments were closed while traffic was off the road. »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a video of Muharram procession in Srinagar which has gone viral on social media has garnered millions of views wherein youth can be heard praising the 22-year-old popular martyred youth leader, Burhan Wani.

Burhan Wani was martyred by the Indian troops in a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on July 8, 2016.

In the video, a youth addressing mourners described Wani as the true follower of Hazrat Imam Hussain (the grandson the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)) who was martyred in the plains of Karbala 1400 years ago. »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, restrictions will be imposed in various parts of Srinagar tomorrow to prevent Muharram processions.

As per police handout restriction will be imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Kothibagh, Ram Munshi Bagh, Maisuma, and Kral Khud police stations. »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his family is a glorious page of Islamic history that will always remain a source of inspiration for all those who stand against tyranny and oppression.

Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a religious gathering at Kathi Darwaza in Srinagar, today, said, “The resistance of the people of Jammu Kashmir is also a continuation of Karbala. No election till right to self-determination shall be our guiding principle.” »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the paramedical students, today, staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar to push for the release of their classmate Muhammad Iqbal who was arrested by Indian police from Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday.

Holding placards reading ‘Release Iqbal’, ‘Iqbal is innocent’, ‘Where is the brother of 7 sisters’, the students assembled at the Press Enclave in Srinagar and chanted slogans in favor of Iqbal, a resident of Futlipora village in Pakherpora area of Budgam. »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on the fourth consecutive day, today, in Islamabad district to mourn the killing of a local youth, Rauf Ahmed Ganai.

Rauf Ganai was martyred by Indian troops by opening fire on protesters at Chowgam in Devsar area of Kulgam district on Saturday. He had received a bullet injury in his neck and died on the way when he was being shifted to a hospital in Srinagar.

All shops and other business establishments are shut in the main town, today, while traffic is thin on roads. »

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Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has strongly condemned the Indian authorities’ plan to shift thirteen political inmates, lodged in Mattan and other jails in Islamabad district, to the prisons outside the Kashmir Valley.

A JI spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed it an unwarranted move based on political bias and vengeance having no legal and moral justification. »

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