Meerut, India, April 21 (KMS): Banners calling for boycott of Kashmiris and asking people from the Valley to leave Uttar Pradesh have come up in Meerut in the wake of incidents of stone-pelting on Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

The banners have been put up by an extremist Hindu organization, Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena. Its chief, Amit Jani said that they have put up these banners and hoardings along the Partapur bypass outside the colleges where Kashmiri students study. »

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Srinagar April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) along with hundreds of people, today, gathered at Madeena Chowk in Srinagar and marched towards Budshah Chowk to protest against the oppression unleashed on students of Kashmir by Indian forces.

As per the protest programme announced by the joint resistance leadership, the JKLF activists were holding placards in their hands and were raising slogans in favor of students and against attacks on them. The protesters also staged a peaceful sit-in near Budshah Chowk where party leaders Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Sirajuddin Mir, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan and Professor Javed addressed the protesters.

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Srinagar April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the remarks of BJP leaders against Kashmiris are unacceptable.

Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the assertion of BJP General Secretary, Ram Madhav, condemnable. Madhav had tried to justify the tying of a Kashmiri youth to the bonnet of a jeep and parading him across villages and use of force by Indian police and troops on students in the territory by saying “everything is fair Love and war”. »

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Authorities suspend class work in educational institutions

Srinagar, April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people including students of different educational institutions staged massive anti-India demonstrations, today, while Indian police used brute force against the protesters, causing injuries to many protesters.

Call for the demonstrations was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, to protest against the worst kind of state terrorism unleashed by Indian forces on students across the Kashmir Valley. Over one hundred students have been injured some of them critically due to the use of brute force by Indian men in uniform on protesting students during the past one week. »

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Srinagar, April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi have said that the people of Kashmir have always sought political settlement of Kashmir dispute but it is India which avoids and creates impediments in the way of dialogues.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a public gathering at Seer Hamdan in Islamabad, today, said that people of Kashmir had rendered countless sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and would take every step for securing their right to slef-determination. »

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Srinagar, April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt and Javaid Ahmad Mir, today, visited SMHS hospital in Srinagar and inquired about the health of students injured by Indian forces during the recent anti-India demonstrations.

Zafar Akbar Butt and Javaid Ahmed Mir on the occasion expressed solidarity with the students and prayed for their early recovery.

They appealed to the world community, human rights bodies and civil society to come forward and recognize the students’ demand of birthright and save the young generation of Kashmir from Indian oppression. »

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Jammu, April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unnerved over the holding of simultaneous anti-India protests in educational institutions across the Kashmir Valley, the puppet administration has asked Indian secret agencies to identify the organizers of these demonstrations.

Local media quoting sources said that the agencies have been assigned a task to identify the organizers of the protests. »

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Srinagar, April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the business organisations have condemned the statement of BJP leader and minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga, justifying the use of bullets on protesters in the occupied territory.

The heads of trade bodies including Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) and Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) in a joint statement issued in Srinagar vehemently condemned the irresponsible remarks of Chander Prakash Ganga. »

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New Delhi, April 21 (KMS): Indian Minister, Hansraj Ahir, has accepted that the situation in occupied Kashmir is “not completely under control”.

Hansraj Ahir, the Minister of State for Home, talking to media in New Delhi said, “We do accept that the situation in Kashmir is not completely under control. We will continue to do our job.” »

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Lahore, April 21 (KMS): A protest demonstration led by APHC-AJK leader, Engineer Mushtaq Mehmood, was held in front of Lahore Press Club against India’s illegal occupation of Kashmir and the human rights violations by Indian forces in the territory.

Besides former Director of Kashmir Centre and social activist, Farooq Azad, a large number of people belonging to all walks of life, human rights activists and lawyers participated in the protest procession. »

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Srinagar, April 21 (KMS): The faith of pilgrims of Amarnath yatra – an annual pilgrimage conducted in occupied Kashmir by a Delhi-based Hindu Shrine Board – is being instrumentalised to further India’s political interests, says a report prepared by EQUATIONS, a Bengaluru-based research, campaign and advocacy organization and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society.

The report “Amarnath Yatra: A Militarised Pilgrimage” is based on the data accessed through the Right to Information Act, and interviews conducted in occupied Kashmir, Delhi and Ludhiana. The report was released in Srinagar on the occasion of the 13th martyrdom anniversary of rights activist, Aasiya Jeelani, and in memory of her life, work and struggle for justice. Aasiya Jeelani was killed in an IED explosion in Kupwara while monitoring so-called elections on April 20, 2004. »

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Express solidarity with students in occupied Kashmir

Kashmir Media Service, KMS News, www.kmsnews.org, Pakistan TV, States Times, HumQadam TV, Geo TV, ARY TVHyderabad, April 21 (KMS): The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Students’ Union, based in Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana, took out a protest march in solidarity with the students of occupied Kashmir and in condemnation of the unchecked state terrorism unleashed by Indian forces upon the students and all other people of the territory.

The march started from Students’ Union office and ended at University Main Gate, where President and Secretary of the Union addressed the students. »

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