Protests, shutdown in Pulwama, Shopian

Srinagar, March 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as many as one hundred thousand people participated in the funeral prayers of two youth, Rayees Kachroo and Farooq Ahmad Hurra in Pulwama, today.

The youth were martyred by Indian forces during a siege and search operation in Padampora area of Pulwama, yesterday. The funeral of Rayees Kachroo and Farooq Ahmad Hurra were offered four times at their ancestral villages in Pulwama and Shopian to accommodate a sea of people who had turned up to see a last glimpse of the martyrs. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani while addressing the mourners over telephone from Srinagar paid rich tributes to the martyred youth. He said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri youth would soon result in the dawn of freedom in Kashmir. »

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India not sincere for resolution of Kashmir dispute

Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged massive poll boycott rallies and anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar and other major towns, today. Indian police subjected the protesters to brute force, causing injuries to several people.

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for complete boycott of the so-called Indian Parliamentary by-elections to be held in Srinagar and Islamabad constituencies on 9th and 12th April, 2017. »

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In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat organized a function in Srinagar, today, to celebrate the National Day of Pakistan.

participants of the gathering sang Pakistan’s national anthem and waved Pakistani flag.

Addressing on the occasion, the DeM Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, said, “We have gathered here, despite challenging times, to express our unity with our holy land (Pakistan) and convey to the world that Kashmiri Muslims want to live and die with the Muslims of Pakistan.” »

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Shabbir pays homage to martyrs of Pathribal, Brakpora

Srinagar, March 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have launched a massive crackdown against Hurriyet leaders to prevent them from visiting New Delhi and attending the Pakistan Day function to be held, tomorrow, at Pakistani High Commission in the Indian capital.

The Pakistan High Commission had invited the Hurriyet leaders to attend the 23rd March function.

The authorities have put the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Umar Aadil Dar and Shahid-ul-Islam either under house arrest or in custody. »

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Election boycott campaign launched in IOK

Srinagar, March 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested over three dozen people including teenage boys and elderly civilians during house raids in Srinagar, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam and Bandipore districts ahead of the forthcoming so-called Indian parliamentary elections in the territory.

The detainees include students of 7th, 8th and 10th classes, a 65-year-old civilian and a physically-challenged Muhammad Afzal Parrey. Hundreds of people from Chawalgam and Budroo areas of Kulgam district, today, staged protest demonstrations and blocked the road against the arrest of youth by police during the nocturnal raids. The farcical Indian Parliamentary by-elections are scheduled to be held in Srinagar and Islamabad constituencies on 9th and 12th April, 2017. »

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Farida Behanji, many others arrested in IOK

Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and senior Hurriyet leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while reiterating call for boycott of upcoming sham Indian parliamentary elections have said that pro-India local political parties are pursuing the Indian agenda in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that pro-India parties were not interested in people’s welfare but were running after power and perks. He added that these parties were responsible for the agonies of the people as through their actions they were justifying illogical occupation of India over Kashmir. »

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People stage massive rallies, demonstrations in IOK

Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has launched a massive boycott campaign against the Indian Parliamentary by-elections scheduled to be held in Srinagar and Islamabad constituencies on 9th and 12th April, 2017.

The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, participation of people in the sham polls provides India an opportunity to mislead the world community about the Kashmir dispute and the ground situation of the territory. They said that in the presence of ten hundred thousand Indian troops, the election drama had no relevance and credibility. They called for shutdown in Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam districts on April 9 and in Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts on April 12 when poling for the sham polls would be held in these areas. The Hurriyet leaders said that these election dramas could not alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and were just a ploy to divert people’s attention from the mass uprising and to prolong Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Police brutally torture dozen journalists

Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik at Hyderpora in Srinagar to prevent them from addressing a press conference, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had arrived at Hyderpora for a joint meeting and a subsequent press conference, but the authorities did not allow them to enter the residence of Syed Ali Gilani. The police action prompted dozens of Hurriyet leaders and activists, who were assembled at Hyderpora, to hold an anti-India protest demonstration. The protesters, who were led by the top three resistance leaders, raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. In the meantime, police arrested all the three top resistance leaders and shifted them to Humhama police station, Srinagar. Before their arrest, the leaders asked the Kashmiri people to completely boycott Indian Lok Sabha by-elections in central and south Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership held a protest demonstration outside the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Gilani in Srinagar, today, against the authorities for not allowing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to hold a meeting with the octogenarian leader.

The leaders were scheduled to meet to chalk out a future strategy of the ongoing freedom movement in Kashmir. However, when Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik arrived in Hyderpora, the authorities did not allow them to enter the residence of Syed Ali Gilani. This prompted dozens of Hurriyet leaders and activists, who were assembled there, to hold anti-India protest demonstration. The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. »

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UN chief urged to facilitate Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, March 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred five Kashmiris including a seven-year old girl in Kupwara district, today.

In an act of revenge the troops killed four youth during a crackdown operation in Jagtyial area of the district. The forces also shot dead a girl, Kaneeza, and injured a minor boy Faisal in the area. Earlier, an Indian policeman was injured in an attack in the same area. The troops also destroyed the house where the youth were staying in. Hurriyet leaders Bilal Ahmad Siddiqui, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil and Muhammad Ramzan Khan in their separate statements strongly condemned the killings.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, condemned the Indian authorities for invoking black law, Public Safety Act on illegally detained Hurriyet leaders and subjecting them to third-degree torture in jails. The APHC while terming the Indian policy towards political prisoners as brutal and inhuman urged the international community to intervene in the matter. »

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