Srinagar, August 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian court has rejected the bail application of Jamaat-e-Islami chief spokesperson Advocate Zahid Ali and JI Kulgam President, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh who are in police custody for the past 15 days.

Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Advocate Zahid and Farooq Ahmad Sheikh were arrested by Kulgam police after they had attended a funeral at Gopalpora, Kulgam.” »

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Srinagar, August 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a civil society delegation from New Delhi led by former Indian Minister, Yashwant Sinha, met executive committee members of the Kashmir’s High Court Bar Association in Srinagar.

The HCBA General Secretary, Bashir Sidiq, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said the other members of the delegation comprised Bharat Bushan, Kapil Kak and Sushoba Barve. “The members were informed by the Bar members that the only way to resolve the Kashmir dispute in a peaceful manner was either to implement the United Nations Security Council Resolutions or to hold sincere, unconditional and result oriented dialogue with all stakeholders including Pakistan. »

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Jammu, August 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the resilience of the people in Kashmir and their constant struggles for years deserve salutations, said Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal.

Bhasin said this while addressing Pandit Raghunath Vaishnavi Annual Lecture, which was organized a human rights group, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. This year’s lecture was themed “Many Shades of Kashmir Resistance: Reflections on Emerging Trends in the Political Theatre and the Agency of Peoples’ Struggles”. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has paid growing tributes to the recently martyred Kashmiri youth and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed to go waste.

A JKLF delegation visited the bereaved families of martyr Irfan-ul-Haq in Awantipora, Pulwama, and Mohammad Ayub Lone, at Lelahaar in Pulwama district and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have once again booked the illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associate, Fehmeeda Sofi, under draconian law, Public Safety Act.

The authorities invoked fresh detention orders under PSA against the jailed women leaders as the previous PSA slapped on them had expired. The two leaders were arrested by the Indian police after raiding the residence of Aasiya Andrabi on 26th April, 2017. They were kept in women’s police station in Srinagar and were shifted to Amphala Jail in Jammu on 18th May after being booked under the black law. The continued illegal detention has taken a heavy toll on the health of Aasiya Andrabi as she is not being provided with basic facilities including medical care in the jail.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Muslim Deeni Mahaz and Tehreek-e-Mazahmat in their separate statements condemning the slapping of fresh PSA on Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi, termed it as an act of political vengeance. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Zamruda Habib and Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar while describing the ailing APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, as a symbol and icon of freedom movement, have prayed for his speedy recovery.

Syed Ali Gilani is undergoing treatment at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

The APHC leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar hailed Syed Ali Gilani for his immaculate and unblemished character and generous services rendered by him for the ongoing freedom movement. They appealed to the people to pray for his health. »

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New Delhi, August 19 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has said that it will examine a plea filed by the family members of the five civilians who were killed by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Pathribal area of south Kashmir in 2000, seeking CBI trial against the involved army personnel.

The Indian Supreme Court has issued notices to Indian government, army and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), following the army ruling declaring the case to be “of no evidence”. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have deployed additional troops in southern areas of the territory to prevent people from staging anti-India demonstrations and to suppress the ongoing freedom movement.

Four battalions brought from India for temporary duty during the annual Amarnath Yatra, which ended on August 7, have been deployed in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Army severely beat up two policemen, one of them Station House Officer, near Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kupwara.

The army personnel from 41 Rashtriya Rifles caught hold of the policemen following a scuffle and then they beat them up. One of them, Shabir Ahmad ‘munshi’ was beaten severely and was taken to sub-district hospital in Kupwara. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the General Secretary of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Nahida Nasreen has condemned the slapping of fresh draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), against illegally detained party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her associate, Fehmeeda Sofi, who are presently lodged in Amphala Jail in Jammu.

Nahida Nasreen in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the fresh PSA was slapped on Aasiya Andrabi at a time when her health condition was extremely critical. “Besides Aasiya Andrabi, her husband, Dr Qasim Fakhtoo has also been made to suffer because of his stance on the Kashmir dispute. His health condition is also deteriorating as he is having serious back ailments. His eyesight is also diminishing with every passing day as he is suffering from Leukemia,” she said. »

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