Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have said that the scheduled ‘Lal Chowk March’ has been postponed.

The resistance leadership in a statement in Srinagar said that in response to the request of Sikh community “Lal Chowk Chalo programme” on Mondayhas been postponed.

“We believe in the golden ethos of religious freedom and tranquillity,” the leaders said. “Age old strong social and communal fabric stands testimony to our rich and glorious past,” they added. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the pro-freedom leaders and organizations have expressed concern over the plight of political detainees languishing in different jails of the territory.

The Mirwaiz-led Hurriyet forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a team of the forum comprised Advocate Ejaz Ahmad Dar, Advocate Aamir Masudi, Advocate Shaukat Ahmad Dar and Advocate Mudassir Ahmad had recently visited Baramulla sub-jail and was visiting other jails.

It said the team observed that the jail authorities were not providing fundamental rights to the detainees and even blankets were not being provided to them in the cold weather. »

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Shutdown continues in Kashmir valley on 127th day

 Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has strongly denounced the continued military siege of Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid terming the action as direct interference in the religious affairs of the Muslims.

The occupation authorities continue to seal the grand mosque since the killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on July 8, this year, and have not allowed people to offer Juma prayers there for the last 18 consecutive weeks.

The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that India had curtailed and curbed not only political, social and individual freedom of Kashmiri people but their religious liberties were also denied and it was deplorable that the action was being carried out by those stooges of the oppressor who called themselves Muslims. They also announced postponement of the proposed march towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday on the request of Sikh community in view of their religious festival. They said, Kashmiri Muslims believe in the golden ethos of religious freedom and tranquility and age old strong social and communal fabric stands testimony to their rich and glorious past. »

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Over 68pc of all injured during uprising were hit by pellets

Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the 16-25 year-olds have been the worst victims of Indian forces’ brutalities in the ongoing uprising as over 7,748 youngsters falling in the age group have been injured in the in last 126 days.

The official data revealed that at least 9,010 people have been injured in forces’ firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shell and beating across the Valley in the last over four months.

The data prepared by district hospitals revealed that over 6,200 people were treated by doctors in district hospitals for pellet injuries and 365 for bullet wounds. “2427 were treated after being either hit by teargas canisters, stones or beaten by forces. 90 percent of the injured treated in the district hospitals were in the age group of 16 -25,” it stated. »

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Jammu, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum (JKSPF), Devinder Singh has strongly condemned the killing of innocent people by Indian forces in the territory.

Devinder Singh addressing a function in Doda also condemned the harassment of members of Dalit community in Jammu. He said that during last one year the phenomenon of harassment of Dalits and attacks on them had increased. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remains affected in the Kashmir Valley on the 127th consecutive day, today, due to complete shutdown.

The shutdown is being observed as part of the protest programme issued by the joint resistance leadership comprising the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, against the civilian killings and other brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pro-freedom leaders and organizations have condemned the continued siege of Srinagar Jamia Masjid to prevent people from offering Juma prayers.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Stopping an individual from performing his or her religious responsibilities is gross violation of human rights and interference in the personal and religious rights.”

Condemning the siege of Jamia Masjid for the last over four months and not allowing Friday prayers, the statement said that the pro-India PDP had purposefully joined hands with the preachers of Hindutwa to implement their. “They have waged war against the whole community by forcibly preventing people from offering their prayers,” it added. »

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 Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) has won Asia’s top human rights award.

The AFAD is headed by renowned Kashmiri human rights activist, Khurram Parvez, who has been illegally detained under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), and lodged in Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu.

The AFAD won Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award 2016 for its efforts to resolve the problem of forced disappearances in Asia. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Anjuaman Shari Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that India is trampling over the religious rights of the people in the territory.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, who is under house arrest, in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the puppet authorities for imposing curfew and restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from observing ‘Youm-e-Istiqlal’, yesterday. He criticized the authorities for continuously sealing Srinagar’s Jami Masjid for the past four months where people were not allowed to offer prayers. He termed the action as direct interference in the religious affairs. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the spokesman of the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyet forum, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, has been admitted at a hospital in Srinagar after his health deteriorated due to continued house arrest.

Family members of Shahid-ul-Islam told media that he was rushed to Florence Hospital at Chanapora from his home after he complained of breathlessness.

Shahid-ul-Islam, who is a diabetic and hypertension patient, is under house detention for the last over four months.

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