Normal life affected for 115th consecutive day today

Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, many people were injured when Indian forces used brute force on protesters in Shopian and Pulwama and other districts of the territory, today.

Clashes erupted in Shopian after forces raided the residence of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet district President, Mohammad Yousuf Flahi in Muloo village of the South district. As soon as police and paramilitary personnel reached Flahi’s residence, locals came out of their homes and started raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. In Pulwama district, Indian army and paramilitary forces opened fire after locals objected to removal of some banners by forces in Rohmoo village. The banners with pictures of mujahideen were installed by locals in the area sometime back.

Meanwhile, normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 115th consecutive day, today, due to the shutdown against the civilian killings. Shops and business establishments were shut and traffic was off the road. Forces’ personnel were deployed in strength in markets and along the main roads. »

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London, Oct 31 (KMS): A Kashmiri delegation led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front JKLF-UK President, Sabir Gul, met the Labour Party’s newly appointed Shadow Foreign Minister, Emily Thornberry, in her London office, and discussed with her the possibility of reviewing the party policy on Kashmir.

Besides the JKLF President, the Kashmiri delegation consisted of the President of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation League, Councilor Misfar Hussan, President of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, Councilor Ghulam Hussain, head of the British Kashmiri Women Association, Rana Shama Nazir and Head of JKLF International Political and Diplomatic Campaigns, Prof Azmat A.Khan. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jamaet-e-Islami while disclosing the grim picture of the state of detainees languishing in Jammu jails, has asked High Court Bar Association to send a team of lawyers to visit jails and inform the world about their ordeal.

The Jamaat in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the jail officials had resorted to ethnic discrimination and were flouting the jail manuals. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): International human rights organizations including Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA) and International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) have demanded release of renowned Kashmiri human rights defender, Khurram Parvez from Indian jail. »

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Many injured in clashes in Shopian, Pulwama

Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 115th consecutive day today due to the shutdown against the recent civilian killing and in support of demand for right to self determination of the Kashmiri people.

Shops and business establishments were shut and traffic was off the road in Srinagar and other areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Forces’ personnel were deployed in strength in markets and long the main roads.

Clashes erupted in a Shopian village after forces raided the residence of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet (TeH) leader, Mohammad Yousuf Flahi, today, in Muloo village of the south district. Raids are being conducted since July to arrest Flahi, the district president of Tehreek-e-Hurriyet, for leading pro-freedom rallies and protest marches. As soon as police and CRPF personnel reached Flahi’s residence, locals came out of their homes and started protesting against the force’s highhandedness. Brute force was used to disperse the protesters. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has warned that frequent skirmishes at the Line of Control have potential to escalate into a full-fledged war between Pakistan and India, which is in the interest of none and will only bring death and destruction in the region.

The Hurriyet forum in a statement in Srinagar said, “Kashmir dispute remains the core problem between the two countries and to avoid a war like situation in the region, global forums across the world especially SAARC countries, can play a role in influencing the two nations to stop hostilities and take concrete steps to resolve the dispute between them.” »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that civilian killings are part of a well-planned strategy by the authorities.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Filling of graveyards with innocents is a well-planned strategy of the authorities and those crying and delivering sermons on the education and well-being of kids. These self explaining facts of their real face are sufficient to prove their intent. But their eyes behind the veil of lust of power, can hardly see these glaring incidents of cruelty and ruthlessness, by the armed forces on whose support they hold the power.” »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over 1631 civilians have been hit in face with pellets by Indian armed forces during the 115 days of uprising, with 1,100 of them having injuries in eyes, a trauma that has cost them their vision, partially or fully, records consolidated from Srinagar hospitals said.

Hundreds of pellet-hit people are still waiting for vision corrective surgeries in hope of undoing the damage caused by pellets perforating their eyes. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Zamruda Habib and Javaid Ahmad Mir have denounced the continued arrest spree and described it as the worst type of human rights violation and frustration of the authorities.

Mohammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir had been giving unprecedented sacrifices for last seven decades which would not go waste.

He said that Pakistan had always expressed willingness to settle the dispute but India always expressed stubbornness and created impediments in its resolution. He urged New Delhi to shun its rigidity and stubbornness and come forward to settle it in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that the ongoing protests will continue as part of liberation struggle till success.

Mohammad Yasin Malik addressing a news conference in Srinagar today said the campaign against the leaders spreading the ongoing strike is aimed at defaming the movement and should be condemned.

Thanking the masses especially students for the continued Intifada, the JKLF Chairman said that it was because of common Kashmiri people that the Kashmir dispute was back on the international forums. “It is because of the lives that youth sacrificed and the eyes they lost that Kashmir is now again being discussed on global level,” Malik said. »

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Minor girl fainted during raid dies in hospital

Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the Kashmir dispute has once again assumed center stage in the world as a result of sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people, particularly during the past three and half months.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, while addressing media persons in Srinagar, today, said that the sinister campaign unleashed by India against the joint resistance leadership spreading the ongoing uprising was aimed at defaming the popular freedom movement. Refuting Indian allegation that Pakistan was behind the uprising, the JKLF Chairman said, such a large freedom movement that involves every section of the society cannot be instigated by an outside country. Its size, he added, suggests that it has to be indigenous. He thanked masses especially students, the people of Pir-Panjal and Kargil for supporting the uprising.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, who was arrested after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani on 8th July, was released from jail, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, October 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, among over 100 people who fell victim to Indian state terrorism during the past over three-month uprising, Nasir Shafi Qazi, 11, Danish Sultan Haroo, 12 and Junaid Ahmad, 13, are the youngest victims.

As leaders debate about conducting school exams in the valley, families of children killed in the civil unrest feel justice is elusive. The daily Hindustan Times visited the families to understand how they are coming to terms with the loss. »

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