Kashmir on boil again as student protests spread

Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over hundred male and female students and a journalist were injured, today, in Indian forces’ actions on thousands of students, who took to the streets in almost all educational institutions across the territory.

Call for the protests was given by the Kashmir University Students Union against the raid and subsequent torture of Pulwama degree college students by Indian troops on Saturday. Students raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans marched on all big and small streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Baramulla, Shopian, Kulgam, Gandarbal, Kupwara, Pulwama, Islamabad and Bandipora districts. Police and paramilitary forces resorted to pellet firing and teargas shelling, which triggered clashes between students and men in uniform. Many including female students were injured in the actions. Some female students were fainted, while seriously injured students were hospitalized. The protests and clashes led to a shutdown in Pulwama town. A journalist, Peerzada Wasim, was injured in while covering students’ protests in Sopore. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the use of excessive force on students is unacceptable

Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar supported the protests carried out by college and university students across Valley and condemned the teargas shelling on them which resulted in injuries to scores of students. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed for the third consecutive day in Batamaloo area of Srinagar, today, against the target killing of a civilian Sajjad Ahmad Sheikh by Indian troops in the area.

The decision to observe shutdown was made at the funeral of martyred Sajjad on Saturday.

Sajjad Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Chandoosa Baramulla, was shot dead on Saturday evening by the personnel of Border Security Force when they were passing through Rek Chowk in Srinagar. »

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Islamabad, April 17 (KMS): Member of the European Parliament, Amjad Bashir met the Hurriyet leaders in Islamabad, today, where he was received by the Hurriyet forum Convener, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi.

Amjad Bashir was apprised of the latest political situation in occupied Kashmir. He told Hurriyet leaders that he was fully struggling to highlight the Kashmir dispute at the European Union. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and Ghulam Nabi War have paid glowing tribute to S Hamid Wani on his 19th martyrdom anniversary.

The Hurriyet leaders organized a prayers session at the Martyrs graveyard, Eidgah. Imtiyaz Reshi appealed to all freedom-loving people to participate in the anniversary. »

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Hyderabad, April 17 (KMS): The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Students’ Union, based in Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana., has condemned the killing of nine innocent civilians by the forces in Kashmir.

The President of MANUU Students Union, Tajamul Islam in a media interview also condemned the assault on the students of Government Degree College, Pulwama, in which more than 50 students were injured.

He deplored that the brutal repression in Kashmir had left no stone unturned to infuse terror among the common masses. The gross negligence of the authorities to address the Kashmir dispute and the utter failure of PDP-BJP regime to engage and connect with the people of the Valley has led to the deepening of the crisis, he added. »

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New Delhi, April 17 (KMS): Congress leader and former Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that a muscular policy will not resolve the Kashmir dispute.

In a statement P. Chidambaram said that all governments have responded to this challenge by deploying more troops and killing protesters. »

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Many including journalist injured in forces’ actions
Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, dozens of students including female students and a journalist were injured, today, during their protests, erupted almost in all educational institutions across the territory against the raid and subsequent torture of Pulwama Degree College students by Indian troops on Saturday. »

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Kashmir Media Service, KMS News, www.kmsnews.org, Pakistan TV, States Times, HumQadam TV, Geo TV, ARY TVSrinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has castigated the human rights organizations for their failure in highlighting the sufferings of Kashmiris in the territory.

APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people of Kashmir were facing state-sponsored terrorism and their life and dignity was not safe as they were suffering at the hands of ill-minded and bigoted forces personnel. »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in view of mounting public pressure, pro-India political workers have started announcing their dissociation from Indian politics and raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Fresh videos have surfaced on social media weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Zakir Musa released a video warning police informers and political workers of pro-India parties against going against the freedom’s interests. »

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Kashmir Media Service, KMS News, www.kmsnews.org, Pakistan TV, States Times, HumQadam TV, Geo TV, ARY TVSrinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of his Hurriyet forum has said that inhumanity demonstrated by the Indian forces has become the order of the day in Kashmir as youth are being targeted and killed with each passing day in the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who is under house arrest for more than a month, in a statement in Srinagar said, “Cold blooded murder of Sajjad Hussain Sheikh at Batamaloo in Srinagar is a heinous crime.” »

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Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi has said that the Indian forces have been given license to kill innocent people.

Agha Moosvi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the killings would not break the resolve of the freedom-loving people of Kashmir. »

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