Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and Chairman of his forum, Mirwaiz Umar have paid glowing tributes to martyred Kashmiri youth in Kulgam, saying the youth are sacrificing their precious lives for the sacred cause of freedom.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “It is a cherished and patriotic mission and these youths are putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders. We are duty bound to carry their mission to its logical end.” He said the people of Kashmir are not war mongers, but through peaceful means urging India and the world community to fulfill their pledge and resolve the political future of the territory. »

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Call for shutdown on Monday and March towards Kulgam on Wednsday

Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least six Kashmiris were martyred during a military operation by Indian forces at Firsal in Kulgam district, today.

The troops shot dead the Kashmiris in vengeance after three Indian troops were killed and many injured in a clash in the area. The authorities while confirming the killing said that one Army Major, PK Nigam, were among the injured. The four of the six Kashmiri martyrs have been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Tantray, Vakil Thokar, Farooq Ahmad Butt and Mohammad Younis Lone. »

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Amritsar, February 12 (KMS): Hurriyet leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt attended a seminar on human rights in Fatehgarh Sahib Sirhind, Punjab.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Zafar Akbar Butt, who was invited to the occasion by Shrimani Akali Dal (Maan), Amrisar, met many prominent human rightist activists and political leaders of Sikh community and apprised them of the grave human rightist situation in Kashmir. »

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Brussels, February 12 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), Ali Raza Syed has lauded the European Union (EU)’s stance for connecting the upcoming Union free trade dialogue with human rights’ situation in India.

It is important to mention that a head of high-level European Union’s delegation on upcoming session of EU-India later this year says, human rights will be part of next EU-India summit. »

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Islamabad, February 12 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has paid glowing tributes to martyr Bashir Ahmad Sheikh and his companions on the eve of their martyrdom anniversary.

Indian troops martyred Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, chief commander of Al Fatah Force along with his companions, Shabbir Ahmad Mir (Waqas) and Abdul Ahad Jan by Indian troops in one of the terrible Bandipore encounters on February 13 in 2002 in Watruna area of Bandipora district. »

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Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) has thanked people of Kashmir for making the three-day protest programme given by joint resistance leadership a success.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar reiterated the demand for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru to Kashmir. It termed public response as a referendum in support of Kashmir’s freedom from Indian forcible occupation. The complete shutdown was also a clear message to Indian rulers and world community that Kashmiris had never legitimized the Indian military rule and would fight till the end of this forced rule, the spokesman added. »

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Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tabassum Guru, the wife of martyred Muhammad Afzal Guru, has said that some Indian media houses are engaged in tarnishing the image of her husband, Muhammad Afzal Guru and the family.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Tabassum Guru told reporters in Srinagar that her family particularly her husband and son always stood for the Kashmir cause. »

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Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, on the 33rd martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader Mohammad Maqbool Butt, his family said the Kashmiris will continue to follow his footprints on the way to struggle for freedom from Indian bondage.

Maqbool Butt’s sister in a statement said, “The path shown by my brother won’t stop. We (Kashmiris) will continue to follow his footprints until the freedom is achieved.” »

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DGP asked to avoid use of pepper gas around hospitals

Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in spite of growing resentment against the use of pellets at home and abroad, the lethal weapon continues to take toll on Kashmiri people as two more youth were injured when Indian forces fired pellets on protesters at Palhalan in Pattan area of Baramulla district. »

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Srinagar, February 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their stepped-up state terrorism killed five Kashmiri youth including a civilian in Kulgam district, early in the morning today.

Indian media reported that two troops were also killed in clashes, which took place after forces cordoned off Nowpora area of Frisal in the district.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar while talking to media confirmed that four youth were killed in the crackdown operation launched jointly by Indian Army and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Frisal area of the district. »

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