Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in view of the ongoing uprising in the Valley triggered by killing of the 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8, the authorities have further  intensified unprecedented curfew and other restrictions in the name of security to prevent people from staging pro-Pakistan and pro-freedom demonstrations on Pakistan’s Independence Day, today.

Indian Army, police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength in Srinagar and all other districts and towns of the Valley. About 1500 troops are guarding the Bakshi Stadium, where main function of India’s Independence Day will be held on August 15 and puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would attend it as chief guest. Kashmiris observe August 15 every year as black day across the territory. Reserve Intervention Vehicles (RIVs), Bullet proof vehicles and drones have been deployed to ensure smooth conduct of August 15 functions. All the roads leading to Bakshi Stadium have been sealed by the police and paramilitary troops. 1000 guests have been invited to attend the function in Bakshi Stadium. »

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Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian solider has committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Kupwara district, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the soldier identified as Ravindra Singh of 57 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself dead inside his camp in Machil sector of Kupwara district, today. »

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Srinagar, July 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the activists of Jammu Kashmir Social Peace Forum (JKSPF), a constituent of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), visited various hospitals in Srinagar to enquire about the health of the injured persons in the recent uprising.

The Hurriyat delegation led by JKSPF Chairman Advocate Devinder Singh, said that the condition of the patients in the hospitals was bad and maximum youth had critical injuries in their eyes due to the excessive use of pellet guns. »

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Nagpur, July 30 (KMS): Noted Indian human rights activist and journalist, Teesta Setalvad, has said that the Kashmir dispute cannot be settled through the use of brute force.

Teesta Setalvad, speaking at a session organized in Nagpur by human rights organisation, Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) said, “It certainly deserves a thought, why should the death of Burhan Wani lead to such massive protests from the Kashmiri people. This shows that there is some degree of disenchantment among the public, which can only be tackled through unconditional dialogue.” »

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Srinagar, July 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an employee of Soura Institute of Medical Sciences was beaten by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Soura while he was on way to hospital to attend his duties.

Abdul Aziz Shah, a male nurse discharging his duties at Soura hospital, was beaten to pulp by some CRPF personnel near 90 Feet Soura.

The CRPF men thrashed him when he was on his way to the hospital to attend his duty. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): Occupied Kashmir continues to be on boil as the death toll in firing by Indian troops on protest demonstrations triggered by killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani rose to 31 including teenage boy and a woman.

The woman identified as Yasmeena of Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam district, who had sustained critical bullet injuries succumbed to injuries at SMHS hospital in Srinagar.

Curfew remained in force in all 10 districts of Kashmir Valley including Srinagar. However, people in defiance of curfew and other restrictions held massive protests in the entire Valley, particularly in Shopian district, where brutal force was used to quell the mourners who had assembled to participate in the funeral of a 12-year old boy Shahid killed in forces firing, the other day. In Srinagar, situation was tense as people took to streets and the mosques were reverberating with pro-freedom and pro-Islamic slogans, a day after the death of youth Shabbir Ahmad at Tengpora, Byepass Batamaloo in police firing. »

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kunan 23feb bookSrinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a book on Kunan-Poshpora tragedy was formally released during a function in Srinagar.

The book titled “Do You Remember Kunan-Poshpora” has been jointly written by five women – aged between 23 and 28 – Samreena Mushtaq, Ifrah Butt, Essar Batool, Natasha Manzoor and Munaza Rashid and has been published by Zubaan Publications.

Amid thundering claps and emotional scenes, the book was released by the survivors of the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape in presence of the authors and members of civil society, media, students and other dignitaries. »

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Srinagar, January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zafar Akbar Butt, today, along with party leaders visited Wanbal, Wathora and Chadoora areas of Badgam under mass contact programme.

Zafar Akbar Butt addressing gatherings condemned India’s cultural aggression in occupied Kashmir. He said that India was resorting to cultural aggression in the territory to keep the Kashmiri youth away from the ongoing freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, justice continues to elude the victim families of gory Sopore massacre for the past 23 years whose near and dear ones lost their lives at the hands of Indian paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the Apple town of Sopore on January 6, 1993.

Over 50 innocent civilians were killed by the BSF troops on that fateful day when they went on a rampage after a riffle was allegedly snatched from a BSF soldier by an unknown man. »

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yasinSrinagar, December 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi should accept the birthright of millions of humans living in Kashmir and take courageous steps for settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Mohammad Yasin Malik addressing a mammoth gathering at Soibugh in Budgam, today, said the whole world knows that Kashmir is a disputed territory and a constant threat to the peace, prosperity and stability of the south Asian region but world powers for their trade and economical benefits and interest with India seem to maintain criminal silence. »

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Srinagar, November 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an activist of Muslim Deeni Mahaz and a veteran freedom fighter Farooq alias Bilal Kakapuri passed away at Kakapura in Pulwama, today.

Farooq, who was ailing since long, expired in his native village Kakapura. A large number of people including Hurriyet leaders Syed Bashir Andrabi, Ghulam Muhammad Ganaie Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Feroz Ahmad Khan, Abdur Rashid Dar, Manzoor Ahmad, trade leaders and members of civil society participated in his funeral prayers. »

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Srinagar, October 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the Indian authorities for further restricting the political activities of Hurriyet leaders, saying that there is a defacto martial law in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani was addressing the advisory council of his forum at Hyderpora in Srinagar, today, which was held to discuss conspiracies of communalist forces in India against Article 35A and integrity of Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting decided to work out a strategy with consultation of all constituent parties to counter anti-Kashmiri designs. »

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