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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has called for complete shutdown in Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam and Pulwama districts, tomorrow, on the anniversary of rape and murder of two Kashmiri women by Indian troops in Shopian district.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded a probe into the gruesome incident by an international investigation agency. APHC General Secretary Shabbir Ahmad Shah in his statement appealed to the people to observe tomorrow as women protection day as well. The two victim women, Aasiya and Neelofar, were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian on 30th May in 2009.

The family members of the women staged a protest at Press Colony in Srinagar over the authorities’ inaction against the culprits. Another protest sit-in was held by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons at Pratarp Park in Srinagar against the Indian Army-backed militia’s involvement in enforced disappearances of the civilians. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has lashed out at the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s for her ‘Pigeon and Cat’ statement and said that the role of Indian armed forces and police was akin to that of cats, which Mehbooba Mufti had talked about, because it was they who selectively killed and tortured Muslims in Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani, while defying restrictions walked out of his residence to participate in the book launch ceremony organized by APHC at main Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar, today. Speaking on the occasion, Syed Ali Gilani said: “It is the worst form of state terrorism that a simple book releasing function is not being allowed.” »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pro-freedom leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to martyred Aasiya and Neelofar on the eve of their 7th anniversary.

Aasiya and Neelofar were abducted by men in uniform on May 29 in 2009 and raped in custody. Their bodies were recovered from a shallow stream in the town on the next morning. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik was shifted from Kothi Bagh Police Station to central Jail in Srinagar, today.

Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested on Wednesday from his office in Abi Guzar area of Srinagar.

He was arrested and lodged in Kothi Bagh Police station in Srinagar.

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian army soldier was injured in a landmine explosion in Nowshera area of Rajouri district last evening.

An Indian Army spokesman told media persons that the soldier got severely injured when he accidentally slipped on a drifted mine in Lam sector of Naushera.

The soldier was immediately evacuated and treated in Military Hospital for injuries.

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has denounced the continued illegal detention of party Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik and demanded his immediate release.

The JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Muhammad Yasin Malik had been languishing in police custody for last four days.

For the past four days he has not been presented before any court or magistrate and has been illegally jailed in a police station. He has been totally cutoff from outside world and relatives or friends who come to meet him at police station are being searched and humiliated by police. »

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apdp protest hr weekSrinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) protested against the government-sponsored militia’s involvement in enforced disappearances of the civilians.

Holding placards and banners displaying faces of two infamous men of the militia— Kupwara’s Rashid Khan and Sonawari’s Rashid Billa—during the monthly sit-in, the protesters tried to draw attention towards the atrocities committed by the government gunmen.

The protestors said Rashid Khan was responsible for extortion, torture, enforced disappearances, and killings in Kupwara while as Rashid Billa was involved in Sadrakoot massacre. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a court has sent illegally detained senior Hurriyet leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt to judicial remand for 10-days to sub jail, Baramulla.

The court of third Munsif earlier bailed Masarrat Aalam Butt and directed police officials to release him if no other case was registered against him. However, police presented another case registered against him at Shaheed Gunj police station following which he was sent on a 10-day judicial remand.

A spokesman of his party Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in a statement issued in Srinagar said the health condition of Masarrat Aalam is deteriorating in the jail and demanded his immediate release.

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Jammu, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum, a constituent of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Devinder Singh has urged the international community to facilitate talks between Pakistan and India for settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions.

Devinder Singh said this while addressing a function held in Kathua, today. Locals including students attended the programme.

Devinder Singh said that the UN Security Council passed a resolution on April 21, 1948 about settlement of the Kashmir dispute through plebiscite, and it was supported by the United States, United Kingdom and France. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, members of so-called Kashmir assembly cutting across the party lines have expressed concern over massive participation of public in funerals of martyred Mujahideen.

The BJP member of so-called Legislative Council Vibodh Gupta while speaking on the Governor’s address to the joint session of Council and assembly, in Srinagar said, “Ground level truth is that situation is becoming worse day by day and educated youth are joining militancy.” Taking a dig at National Conference, Gupta admitted that the party gave rise to Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin by rigging the 1987 assembly elections. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF), Nayeem Ahmad Khan has said that settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute is imperative for regional peace.

Nayeem Ahmad Khan in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmir needed resolution in its historic perspective according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyet leaders have paid glowing tributes to martyred Aasiya and Neelofar on the eve of their 7th anniversary.

Aasiya and Neelofar were abducted by Indian men in uniform on May 29 in 2009 and raped in custody. Their bodies were recovered from a shallow stream in the town on the next morning. »

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