Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said the move by the State Administrative Council (SAC) to delete a provision in the black law, Public Safety Act, reflects the Indian authorities’ prejudice against the Kashmiri prisoners.

The said PSA clause barred local authorities from shifting Kashmiri residents from the occupied territory to the jails in India.Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar slammed the authorities for their rude and heartless approach against the Kashmiri detainees, who are needlessly harassed and intimidated on one pretext or the other. He also cautioned people about future detrimental proposals of New Delhi and their puppets and called for jointly fighting against this lawlessness. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zafar Akbar Butt and Muhammad Rafiq Ganai while condemning the spree of arrests and killings unleashed by Indian forces called for settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, addressing a condolence meeting at Danter in Islamabad town said that peaceful resolution of long-pending Kashmir dispute was possible only through dialogue among Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership. He along with a delegation visited the area to offer condolences on the sudden demise of one Manzoor Malik. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests erupted in Hernag area of Islamabad district on Wednesday against the brutal torture of Indian troops on a civilian.

Service, people took to streets and staged a protest against the Indian troops, who subjected a civilian, driver by profession, to ruthless torture on the old highway in Hernag area.The troops fired bullets and teargas shells on the protesters, which triggered clashes between the Indian soldiers and demonstrators in the area.

Meanwhile, the students of various schools in Kangan staged a demonstration against dearth of public transport facility in the area. The students blocked the busy Srinagar-Leh highway at Sumbal Bala Gund to demand regular and timely transportation facilities. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has asked the activists of the forum to gear up for a widespread agitation ahead of the hearing by Indian Supreme Court on Article 35-A on August 6.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar said, no court or parliament, be it Indian or Pakistani, has the jurisdiction to change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, tension is brewing in the Kashmir Valley where people from across the political spectrum and civil society groups are threatening to launch a mass agitation against the hearing of Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution by the Supreme Court of India on 6th August.

Article 35-A is the hereditary state subject law that defines the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-locals from buying or owning property in the territory. It has been challenged by an NGO, ‘We the Citizens’, and other groups in the Indian Supreme Court at the behest of BJP-led Delhi government. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has sent a three-member team to New Delhi to file an intervention application in the Indian Supreme Court ahead of the hearing on Article 35-A listed for 6th August.

The decision was taken at the general body meeting of the HCBA in Srinagar. The Bar Association formed a three-member team of senior members to file the intervention application. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, after a relentless pursuit of 32 days by the family, the authorities were forced to hand over the body of a martyred youth, Mudassir Ahmed, to his family in Barzulla area of Srinagar.

A government official said that the body of the youth was handed over to his family for last rites.

“We have received the body of Mudassir and we are preparing to bury him soon at our ancestral graveyard in Barzulla,” a family member told media. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred twenty one (21) Kashmiris including four (4) young boys and a woman during the last month of July.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, one of those martyred was killed in custody. One woman was rendered widowed as her husband was killed in the firing of the troops on peaceful protesters. »

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Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police on Tuesday imposed strict restrictions in old Barzulla area of Srinagar hours before the martyred youth’s body is expected to arrive in the area.

Reports said that troops have closed all entry and exit points of old Barzulla and they were not allowing anybody to move towards the area. »

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Lawyers take to streets in IOK

Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has said that India cannot dent the internationally-recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir through crackdowns, arrests and other brutal means.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the use of National Investigation Agency by Indian rulers as a political tool to force the resistance leadership into submission was doomed to fail. He condemned the raid on the residence of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi in Srinagar.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement condemned the NIA raid on the house of DeM Chief Aasiya Andrabi.  He said that the Kashmiris would not tolerate any meddling with Article 35-A that grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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