Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has decried delay in justice to the families of Sailan massacre victims despite passing of 20 years.

The JKCCS in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “On August 03, 1998 in Sailan village of Surankote in Poonch district, 19 civilians (13 female, 6 male including 11 children) were shot dead at point blank range in their homes by four special police officers of Indian police and the personnel of the 9-Para commando battalion. Police officers including then superintendent of police (Poonch) were also implicated in the crime and cover up.” »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has warned of serious consequences if New Delhi tempered with state subject law guaranteed by the Article 35-A.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the real agenda behind the petition filed in the Indian Supreme Court seeking abrogation of Article 35-A was no secret and actually was a bid to merge internationally recognized disputed Jammu and Kashmir with India. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the unity among almost all the sections of Kashmir society is a clear and loud message to New Delhi that the people will not allow any compromise on their political rights. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed in its Jammu court a charge-sheet against six people in connection with the escape of a detainee.

The detainee, Naveed Jatt, who was arrested in 2014 from Kulgam district, escaped from the police custody on February 6, this year, after unknown gunmen attacked the police party accompanying him to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar where he was taken for a medical check-up from Central Jail, Srinagar. Two policemen were killed in the attack. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on the second consecutive day, today, in Kupwara town and its adjacent areas in Kupwara district against the killing of youth by Indian troops.

The troops killed the youth, Zahoor Ahmed and Bilal Ahmed Shah, during a cordon and search operation at Khumriyal in Lolab area of Kupwara district on Thursday. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the arrest of Hurriyat leader, Umar Aadil Dar, who has been shifted to Kathua jail after being booked under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Umar Aadil Dar along with another Hurriyat leader, Hakeem Abdul Rashid on August 1, 2018, was visiting Bar Association Islamabad district with a letter from the leadership regarding the issue of Article 35-A. “He was arrested outside the court premises and within 24 hours slapped with PSA and sent to Kathua jail. Neither was his family in Srinagar informed about his arrest or shifting nor was he presented before any court,” they said. »

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Kargil, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former Chairman of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust, Kargil, Sheikh Mohammad Hussain Lutfi has expressed serious concern over the petition filed in the Supreme Court of India against Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution which grants special rights to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sheikh Muhammad Hussain Lutfi addressing a gathering in Kargil said that in context of the present situation in the territory and in view of the aspirations of Kashmiris, the people of Kargil stand united with all state subjects of J&K to safeguard the Article 35-A. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tribute to the youth martyred in Shopian and said that their blood will not be allowed to go waste.

Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi and Ghulam Nabi War in a joint statement in Srinagar termed the civilian killings by the troops as the worst form of state terrorism. »

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian Army picked up brother of a martyred youth from his residence in Lurgam area of Tral in Pulwama district during night hours and subjected him to torture at an army camp.

An official identified the martyred youth’s brother as Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, a resident of Lurgam in Tral.

The family said that when Mir came back he was seriously injured. He was later taken to the Srinagar hospital as his leg was fractured and he had severe torture marks on his back.

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Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Contractor Coordination Committee has decided to suspend all development works on August 5 and 6 (Sunday and Monday) in response to the shutdown call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. »

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