Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) has strongly condemned the puppet administration for not allowing the joint resistance leadership to hold a meeting at the residence of Syed Ali Gilani in Srinagar, today.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik were scheduled to meet Syed Ali Gilani. He said that the Mirwaiz was not allowed to step out of his residence and Yasin Malik even reached the residence of Syed Ali Gilani but was sent back from the gate by the police.

The spokesman said that the malicious acts were highly condemnable and deplorable.

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Resistance leaders disallowed meeting in Srinagar

Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India is escalating tension on the Line of Control to divert world attention from the brutalities of its forces and the ongoing uprising in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in the recent Indian shelling on the LoC. He said that the skirmishes between armed men on the LoC were not surprising but targeting of the common people, passenger buses and ambulances carrying the injured by the Indian forces was the most cowardly act. The APHC Chairman warned that confrontation between India and Pakistan would prove devastating for the whole world. He pointed out that the risk of war between the two nuclear powers would remain unless the Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. »

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Team of activists depicts Indian brutalities in IOK

Srinagar, (KMS): A twenty-five member team from India that recently visited occupied Kashmir has documented the Indian brutalities on the people of the territory during the ongoing mass uprising.

Following are the excerpts from the report;

“We, twenty-five citizens of India, representing people’s movements, women’s organisations, trade unions, human rights organisations, youth organisations and individuals who are journalists, writers and filmmakers, from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu& Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha and Tamil Nadu, visited Kashmir from 11 to 20 November 2016 with the objective of understanding first-hand, from ordinary people and civil society, the situation of the peoples of the Kashmir Valley that has emerged over the past four-and-half months since the killing of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, Burhan Wani, Sartaj Sheikh and Pervaiz Lashkari by the Indian Army and J&K Police on 8 July 2016.

Following the, alleged extrajudicial, killing of 8 July there have been large, unprecedented protests across the Kashmir valley starting on 9 July, the day of Burhan Wani’s funeral. These unarmed protests have been met with sustained attack by the Indian Army, J&K police and paramilitary, including with the use of pellet guns, PAVA shells and firearms. We learnt of several deaths caused by targeted killings of unarmed civilians by armed forces in the absence of protests or demonstrations. Most deaths we came across have been caused by injuries waist-above, without any warning fire. Deaths and injuries caused by pellet guns too are all above the waist and preponderantly at eye level causing blinding or long-term ophthalmic damage. In the case of deaths, we learnt that the J&K Police has lodged ‘cross’ FIRs using similar and repetitive, if not identical, charges of the victim being ‘anti-national’. These government actions amount to a violation of the right to life. »

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Jammu, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum (JKSPF), Advocate Devinder Singh has demanded release of all illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and activists languishing in different jails and police stations.

Devinder Singh addressing a public gathering in Poonch said that settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations was imperative for durable peace in the region. »

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 500 of pellet victims are teenagers and most of them are students who are still recuperating.

A report published in a local English daily Kashmir Monitor has revealed the number of students who became victims of pellets by Indian forces and are struggling to get “some vision” back in their affected eyes.

Of 1,065 pellet victims admitted at SMHS hospital, and Soura Institute of Medical Sciences with injuries to globe of eye, 523 are below the 20 years of age. The figures further revealed that 101 victims are under 15 years in age, with youngest pellet-hit person a girl child aged 4. »

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two troops of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) were injured in an attack in Handwara, today.

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a BSF convoy in Wadipora near Handwara in Kupwara district, injuring two soldiers.

Soon after the incident, Indian troops and police personnel cordoned off the area and started massive search operation to nab the attackers.

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the illegal detention of noted human rights activist, Khurram Parvez.

A bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar directed the authorities to immediate release Khurram Parvez immediately who was booked under draconian law, Public Safety (PSA), on September 21, this year.

Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar observed that the detaining authority, in the reply affidavit, has stated that the activities of the detainee were highly prejudicial to the security of the occupied territory and maintenance of public order. However, he said that the authority had not elucidated as to which activities were prejudicial to the security of the territory and which were against maintenance of public order. »

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three persons were charred to death in an incident of blaze in Jammu city, early Saturday morning.

Three persons were killed and as many others sustained serious burn injuries when their temporary huts caught fire in Narwal area of the city, a police officer told media.

He said that over four dozen huts were damaged in the fire which was later brought under control by deploying several fire tenders. »

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has denounced continued house arrest and detention of the Mirwaiz and other Hurriyet leaders and activist, terming it as sheer political vendetta.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “While the authorities finally allowed Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid after 19 weeks of shamelessly preventing people from their religious obligation, strict restrictions were put in place and most roads leading to the masjid were sealed off by the forces to discourage people from going to the masjid.” »

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has said that hoping for normal situation in the region is meaningless without resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing a huge gathering in Budgam said that settlement of the lingering dispute was the heartiest yearning and wish of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, November 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India is escalating tension on the Line of Control to divert world attention from the ongoing uprising in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “To mislead their own people and international community Line of Control is being kept hot and tense by India so that gross human rights violations by Indian armed forces for the last seven decades particularly during the present uprising are hushed up in the thunders of guns roaring on LoC.” »

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