Curfew remains imposed in Bhaderwah for second day

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continued to impose curfew in Bhaderwah town of Doda district of Jammu region for the second day, today.

The curfew was imposed in the town following massive protests against the cold-blooded murder of a Muslim youth by Hindu extremists on Wednesday night. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities disallowed people from offering Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, today.

The authorities put restrictions in parts of downtown Srinagar and closed down the historic mosque to thwart any protest in the area against the killing of youth by Indian troops.

Witnesses said that contingents of Indian forces were deployed near the Jamia Masjid and people were not allowed to offer Friday prayers there. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chief Patron of Pairwan-e-Wilayet, Maulana Sibti Mohammad Shabir Qummi, has strongly condemned the locking down of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and said that not allowing Friday prayers there in the month of Ramadan is hurting the sentiments of the people. »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to protest against the ongoing killing spree by Indian troops in the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.

All shops and business establishments are closed in Srinagar and all other major cities and towns of the occupied territory while traffic is off the road. »

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Jammu, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India has decided to display an “aggressive stance” against Pakistan by a strong military buildup along the Working Boundary.

A top Indian defence official talking to Srinagar-based English daily Greater Kashmir said though the Working Boundary is manned by the Border Security Force (BSF) but army buildup near the border is a stern message to Pakistan.

Nearly 30 to 50 percent of buildup has been completed along the WB from Kathua to Akhnoor, a 198-km-long stretch, the official said.

He said the Indian Army has also decided to move its air defence units near Pakistan border.

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Srinagar, May 17 (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, Shopian and Baramulla districts.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kashmiri youth were rendering their lived for their political rights and the entire Kashmir was indebted to these martyrs for their ultimate sacrifice. “It is the collective responsibility of the people of Kashmir and the leadership to take the ongoing movement to its logical conclusion,” he added. »

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Chandigarh, May 17 (KMS): A former top official of Indian Army, in an apparent reference to speeches of Narendra Modi and other Indian politicians, has said it is worrisome that the military is increasingly being drawn into the political discourse and used to win political arguments.

Lt Gen (Retd) D S Hooda addressing an event in Chandigarh said, “ …the military (is) being increasingly drawn into the political discourse, it’s being used to win political arguments, it’s being used as something which generates success in the elections. And that frankly is worrisome.” »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, today.

The troops cordoned off Okey area of the district and started door-to-door searches, causing huge inconvenience to the local people. Further details are awaited.

It is to mention here that Indian troops killed seven Kashmiri youth during similar operations in Pulwama and Shopian districts.

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuman Shari Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has condemned the killing of a youth Arshad Ahmed Dar of Chanabal area of Pattan.

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

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The use of brutal force has snatched the loved one of a poor family.” He said, the only fault of the protesters was that they were demanding justice for a 3-year-old victim of rape. He prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and patience and courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. »

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Warsaw (Poland), May 17 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) organized one-day camp in connection with its widespread awareness movement on the Kashmir dispute titled ‘One Million Signature Campaign’ in Warsaw, the Capital of Poland.

By making their signatures, a large number of polish people from different walks of life favoured oppressed people of occupied Kashmir during the signatures camp held on Thursday. »

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