Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed grave concern and dismay over the grim human rights situation.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, addressing members of Japanese media through video conference, said that lasting peace, stability and economic development would elude South Asia until the Kashmir dispute was resolved keeping in view political aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

The event was organised by Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora at the Tokyo Press Club, in Japan. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders including Zafar Akbar Butt, Hakeem Abdur Rasheed and Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi have demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tariq Ahmad Dar, who was recently acquitted in the 2005 Delhi serial blast case after illegal detention of 12 long years, has said that acquittal in a fabricated case can’t be called justice.

Tariq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Solina locality of Srinagar, has returned home after release from 12-year detention in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail as the prosecution failed to prove his guilt.

As people were making beeline to meet Tariq at his home, he narrated his ordeal of 12 long years. »

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Hyderabad (India), February 25 (KMS): Former Minister P Chidambaram said that he had a sinking feeling that Kashmir was nearly lost for India because the Indian government used brute force to quell dissent in occupied Kashmir.

Addressing a meeting organised in Hyderabad by Manthan, a public discourse platform, P Chidambaram said that he feared the situation would worsen if India did not take up course correction. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama town, today, against the arrest of a youth by Indian police.

The police arrested the 26-year-old youth, Bilal Ahmad of Washbugh Pulwama during a raid, last night.

People took to the streets and staged forceful protests against the arrest. Indian police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and police personnel.

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Ummat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, along with several Hurriyet leaders when he was on a day-long hunger strike against the continued illegal detention of Hurriyet leaders and activists.

A large number of people including resistance leaders attended the hunger strike camp organized by the Ummat-e-Islami at Press Enclave in Srinagar to draw attention of the world community towards the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris. However, Indian police arrived on spot in to sabotage the programme. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the residents of many villages in Uri district have been caged in their own territory by the Indian army.

Indian Army had laid down concertina wire around the village 14 years ago. The villagers have the luxury of two entry and exit points in the village which are often closed by the Indian soldiers. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, five persons including a teenager, who have been hit by pellets in eyes and undergoing treatment at SMHS Hospital in Srinagar, are waiting for a miracle that can save their eyes from losing vision.

Irshad Ahmed (18), Altaf Ahmed (13) and Waseem Ahmed (33) are new entrants to the ward that saw hundreds of pellet-hit people admitted – one after the other – for treatment during the 2016 uprising. All the three are hit in one eye with pellets and hail from Tantraypora in Palhallan area of Baramulla district. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, panic gripped Sangrama area of Tral after Indian forces’ personnel cordoned it off and conducted a search operation.

Locals told media that Indian police and paramilitary personnel came to the village and cordoned it off.

“It was horrifying when large number of forces’ personnel entered our compound. My kids were sleeping and they were scared,” said a local, Manzoor Ahmed.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tral, Shahzad Matoo confirmed that cordon and search operation was conducted in Sangrama.

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): Instead of stopping state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and respecting the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has suggested tough measures to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission. »

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Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court will resume next month the hearing on a plea seeking directions for DNA profiling of bodies in unmarked graves in the territory.

A bench of Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar listed the case for hearing in March following submission by Advocate Baber Qadri that the puppet administration has not filed counter-affidavit despite the fact that five years have elapsed when the petition was admitted for hearing. »

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New Delhi, February 23 (KMS): Amnesty International India-chapter has said that clashes at Ramjas College in New Delhi illustrated the growing threat to freedom of expression on Indian university campuses.

Several people were injured in clashes between student groups at the college.

Three journalists told Amnesty that they were assaulted by members of the Hindu extremist group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which is the student wing of RSS. »

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