Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has strongly condemned the continued house detention of its Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.

The JKPL in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the continued house arrest of Mukhtar Waza as political vengeance and frustration of the occupation authorities. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Bandipora district, today.

The troops launched a siege and search operation in Chaandaji area of district. The operation was going on when this report was filed.

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Jammu, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, member of Indian Rajya Sabha and former chief of Congress party in Punjab, Partap Singh Bajwa has said that the BJP-led government is fiddling with defence of country and squandering interests of India for monetary gains.

Partap Singh Bajwa was in Jammu to launch the party campaign to expose Rafale deal involving scam of the BJP government. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police authorities have sought more troops for Panchayat polls despite that about 24,000 additional soldiers deployed for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage are likely to stay for Panchayat polls expected to be held in October.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Muneer Ahmed Khan in an interview in Srinagar said that the police had formally requested the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seeking additional troops for the Panchayat polls. The MHA is expected to order holding back about 240 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force sent to Kashmir for Amarnath pilgrimage, he added. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police have started a fresh profiling of households in Srinagar and Budgam districts which has left the local people fuming.

Locals told media that the police personnel were collecting details of residents by visiting houses in Natipora, Nowgam, B K Pora, Chanapora, Lasjan and Pantha Chhowk.

A resident of B K Pora in Budgam said that the police officials were seeking details about the age and occupation of family members, besides the number of persons residing in a particular house. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured in Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian and other areas, today, after Indian police and troops subjected to brute force the peaceful demonstrators protesting against the onslaught on Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

People took to the streets in different areas of Islamabad, Pulwama and Shopian after news spread this morning that the Indian Supreme Court was hearing a fresh petition challenging the Article 35-A. The constitutional provision guarantees special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori has said that India is hell bent to change the demography of Kashmir by abrogating Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of the territory.

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India was planning to convert Muslim majority into minority in the territory but the people of Kashmir would never allow it to succeed and would foil all its nefarious designs. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a prominent Indian civil society group has stressed for resumption of dialogue among Pakistan, India and the Kashmiri people for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

The group, Centre for Peace and Progress, led by its Chairman, O P Shah, has been in occupied Kashmir for the past several days, advocating dialogue among Pakistan, India and the people of Jammu and Kashmir to settle the dispute. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has strongly denounced the occupation authorities for slapping draconian law, Public Safety Act, on party leader, Feroz Ahmed Khan, and another civilian, Ghulam Hassan Shah.

The JKML spokesman, Sajjad Ayubi, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian police arrested Feroz Ahmed Khan from Khanyar in Srinagar and Ghulam Hassan Shah from Hajin area of Bandipora district. He said that the authorities booked the arrestees under the PSA and lodged them at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. He termed the action as the worst kind of state terrorism. »

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Thousands attend funeral prayers of martyred youth

Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned India’s policy of suppression and repression against the family members of the Kashmiri youth engaged in the ongoing struggle for securing freedom from the Indian occupation.

The Indian troops barged into the house of a freedom activist, Azad Ahmed Malik, in Arwani area of Kulgam district, harassed his family members and vandalized the household goods, last night. The troops also resorted to vandalism in Ichgam area of Badgam district.

The APHC in a statement in Srinagar, today, said that the brutalities of the Indian troops had failed to deter the people from vehemently supporting the ongoing freedom struggle and carrying forward their movement for right to self-determination. »

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