Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik, paying tributes to noted Kashmiri physician, Dr Abdul Ahad Guru, on his martyrdom anniversary has said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed to go waste.

Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Dr Abdul Ahad Guru was an exceptional personality who not only left his mark over medical, political and religious fronts but worked relentlessly on social front through his philanthropic works. He said people like Dr Guru are crown of nations and personalities like these stand as a symbol of glory for the living nations. »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that despite the expansionist and anti-Kashmir agenda of the Indian government, the freedom movement will continue till it reaches its logical conclusion.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement said that tyranny and oppression could not deter the Kashmiris from carrying on their freedom struggle. He said that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, had got people’s mandate and he should fulfill the promises of his predecessors and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute so that the permanent peace could be established in the region. »

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APHC Chairman leads funeral prayers

Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, led the funeral prayers of a neighbour, Naaz Parveen, at his residence in Srinagar, today, after he was stopped by Indian police to join the mourners.

Naaz Perveen, the wife of Mian Bashir Ahmad, passed away this morning. The family of the deceased wanted the APHC Chairman to lead the funeral prayers of the lady but police did not allow him to come out from his home and join the mourners. The family carried her body to the residence of Syed Ali Gilani, who is under continued house arrest and was barred from attending the funeral prayers. »

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Indian troops martyr 19 Kashmiris in March 2017

Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, on the occasion of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian Prime Minister was visiting at a time, when situation was extremely gloomy and massacres, detentions and blinding of people continued and there seemed no let up.

Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the occupied territory to inaugurate Chenani-Nashri tunnel in Jammu region. A multi-tier security setup has been put in place in occupied Kashmir and Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in strength across the occupied territory ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit. »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed and Javaid Ahmad Mir visited the families of Chadoora martyrs and expressed solidarity with them.

Addressing gatherings on the occasion, the leaders said that under a well-hatched conspiracy, Indian troops and police personnel were eliminating the Kashmiri younger generation through target killing to silence and curb popular sentiment of freedom. »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed tomorrow (Sunday) against the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the territory.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The resistance leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian Prime Minister was visiting at a time, when situation was extremely gloomy and massacres, detentions and blinding of people continued and there seemed no let up. Thousands are languishing in jails and the authorities are denying any space for peaceful political activities, they said. »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian soldiers were injured in an attack on an army convoy in Srinagar, today.

Some unknown gunmen attacked an army convoy on Bemina bypass resulting in the injuring of two soldiers.

Soon after the attack, a large number of Indian troops and police personnel cordoned off the area and started a massive search operation to nab the attackers.

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police resorted to heavy teargas shelling in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, today, to disperse the peaceful protesters.

The protests erupted after the police arrested a youth from Maisuma area of Srinagar.

Soon after the arrest of the youth the entire area of Maisuma including Mandir Bagh and Gowkadal witnessed massive protests. »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the eyewitnesses and relatives of Zahid Ganai – who was killed due to the firing of Indian forces on protesters in Chadoora area of Badgam on Tuesday – have said that he might have survived if the men in uniform did not stop the ambulance carrying him to hospital.

Relatives told media that Zahid was shot by Indian forces’ personnel in the neck. They said that when some youth took him to Sub District Hospital Chadoora, Indian police started firing teargas shells on them aggravating his injury. »

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London, April 01 (KMS): A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-UK chapter met with British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials and apprised them of the Kashmir dispute and the continued Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir.

The delegation was led by Professor Zafar Khan and comprised Sabir Gul and Mahmoud Hussain. »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has denounced the continued illegal house detention of its Chairman and deplored that he was not being allowed even to offer Juma prayers.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was for the fourth Friday that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had been barred from offering Friday prayers and delivering the sermon at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid.

He said that harassment, arrests, torture, detentions, curfews and restrictions had become order of day in occupied Kashmir. He said, “Hurriyet leaders, activists and youth are put behind the bars and space for expressing political will is denied. The exercise of holding so-called by-elections in this environment is a cruel joke being played upon the people and they are being put to further trouble and harassment.” »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a photojournalist, Abid Butt, was injured when Indian police used brute force on protesters in Rangreth area of Srinagar.

Abid Butt told media that he was covering the protests when he took a hit from a policeman’s riot shield. He was removed to a private hospital where he received six stitches in his forehead. »

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