Islamabad, April 17 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has said that the exercise being carried out in the name of Indian parliamentary elections in occupied Kashmir is illegal, immoral and in contravention to the resolutions of the United Nations.

This was observed at the APHC-AJK meeting in Islamabad with its Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani, in the chair. The participants said that the people of Kashmir had always rejected the Indian election drama and New Delhi was once again holding the drama in the territory in the name of parliamentary elections. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) has, once again, issued summons to Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, for questioning.

The JKSM chairman has been asked to appear before the NIA at its New Delhi headquarters on Friday.

The NIA had raided Zafar Butt’s residence at Bagh-e-Mahtab in Srinagar in February.

Meanwhile, the JKSM in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the summoning of Zafar Akbar Butt to Delhi by NIA for questioning as frustration of the Indian government saying that India’s attempts to weaken the freedom struggle were bound to fail.

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New Delhi, April 17 (KMS): In an effort to boost the sinking morale of its forces in the wake of 27 February fiasco, India has granted emergency powers to the three services to procure weapons and military hardware in the name of enhancement of operational preparedness along the Line of Control and international border with Pakistan.

New Delhi has also relaxed certain rules to cut delays in military purchase like allowing the three services to procure required weapons and equipment from a single vendor, officials said. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Tral town of Pulwama district, today.

The troops cordoned off Gulshanpora area of the town and started door-to-door searches. A large number of troops and police personnel have been deployed in the area. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a study conducted by the Department of Psychiatry of Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, has revealed that 85 % of pellet victims were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

The study titled ‘Psychiatric Morbidity in Pellet Injury Victims of Kashmir’ said that since the 2016 mass uprising in Kashmir, 325 pellet victims had been treated for psychiatric disorders at associated hospitals of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar. “85 % of 380 pellet victims examined during this post-2016 uprising period were found to be suffering from various psychiatric disorders,” it said. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of its Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in the custody of India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA).

A JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Muhammad Yasin Malik has been kept at some undisclosed place by the NIA for unknown reasons, which is a serious cause of concern to the Kashmiris particularly to the family of detained leader. He said that such inhuman acts were not going to yield any results for India as they were bound to fail. Yasin Malik is a brave, revolutionary and dynamic leader who is being followed by hundreds and thousands of people for his thoughts, ideology and sacrifices, he said. »

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New Delhi, April 17 (KMS): India’s Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth millions of Rupees of illegally detained Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmed Watali in a false case registered against him in occupied Kashmir.

The ED in a statement issued in New Delhi said that a provisional order had been issued for attaching lands in Sozeith Goripora, Narbal and Budgam areas belonging to Zahoor Watali and his family members that are worth Rs 6.19 crore. »

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Srinagar, April 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has urged the people to observe complete election boycott and shutdown on Thursday (April 18) in poll bound areas of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that on one hand, ruthless killings, unabated arrest spree, economic strangulation, vehicular restriction and enforced demographic changes through judicial onslaught were on their peak, while on the other, a vast military exercise under the veil of election was being thrust on the helpless Kashmiris just to strengthen India’s illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir. »

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New Delhi, April 16 (KMS): India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) has issued summonses to Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers (KTMF) President, Muhammad Yasin Khan, asking him to present himself at the Delhi headquarters of the agency for questioning in a false case registered against him. »

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Only Kashmir solution can avert Pak-India clash
Srinagar, April 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concern over the escalating tension between Pakistan and India, especially in Poonch and Rajouri sectors resulting in immense human and other losses on the Line of Control.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said the lingering Kashmir dispute is the bone of contention between the two countries and the bitterness would continue to prevail unless the dispute is resolved as per Kashmiris’ aspirations. The forum also demanded the rollback of the order about the Kashmir highway closure. »

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