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 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 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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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has strongly condemned the continued house detention of its Chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and barring him from carrying out social and political activities.

A party spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed it as the worst form of oppression. He deplored that it had become a routine of the puppet authorities to cage the Hurriyat leaders which proved their frustration. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have besieged at least ten villages of Shopian district.

The joint parties of Indian Army, police, and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force launched a massive cordon and search operation in the villages including Chakoora, Mantribug, Zaipora, Pratabpora, Takipora, Ranipora, Ratnipora, Dangam and Wangam early this morning.

An official said that house-to-house searches have been started in the villages. »

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