Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities have once again booked the illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associate, Fehmeeda Sofi, under draconian law, Public Safety Act.

The authorities invoked fresh detention orders under PSA against the jailed women leaders as the previous PSA slapped on them had expired. The two leaders were arrested by the Indian police after raiding the residence of Aasiya Andrabi on 26th April, 2017. They were kept in women’s police station in Srinagar and were shifted to Amphala Jail in Jammu on 18th May after being booked under the black law. The continued illegal detention has taken a heavy toll on the health of Aasiya Andrabi as she is not being provided with basic facilities including medical care in the jail.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Muslim Deeni Mahaz and Tehreek-e-Mazahmat in their separate statements condemning the slapping of fresh PSA on Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi, termed it as an act of political vengeance. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people including students staged forceful anti-India demonstrations, today, while Indian forces’ personnel used brute force on the demonstrators, injuring many of them.

People took to the streets in Srinagar, Chadoora, Badgam, Islamabad, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Sopore, Pattan, Hajin, Bandipore and other areas of the territory raising high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. They also waved Pakistani flags at various places. Thousands of people took out a rally in Chadoora area of Badgam against the killing of a youth, Muhammad Yasin Itoo, by Indian troops. Indian police resorted to brute force on protesters in Nowhatta and many other areas of the territory, injuring several of them.

Hundreds of students of Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora, Pulwama, staged demonstrations in the campus against the recent killing of a B-Tech engineering student, Irfan Sheikh, by Indian troops. The students also offered funeral prayers in absentia for Irfan Sheikh. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, despite restrictions, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of a martyred youth, Muhammad Ayub Lone, in Pulwama district, today.

Thousands of people from dozens of villages marched towards Lelahaar, the ancestral village of Ayub Lone, in the district despite restrictions imposed by the puppet authorities. Indian forces’ personnel had sealed all the entry and exit points of Kakapora area to limit the gathering of people. However, people took detours through orchards and by-lanes to reach the ground where funeral prayers of the martyred youth were offered. Ayub Lone’s body was shrouded in Pakistani flag and was laid to rest amid tears and sobs. The mourners waved Pakistani flags and raised high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. The delegations of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Salvation Movement participated in the funeral prayers. Muhammad Ayub Lone was killed by Indian troops during a cordon operation in Banderpora area of the district, yesterday. »

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Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has said that the Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders arrested by New Delhi-based National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate are being subjected to psychological torture in jails and detention centers.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the solitary confinement of the leaders. They said that Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Altaf Shah, Merajud Din Kalwal, Peer Saifullah and Nayeem Ahmed Khan were being subjected to inhuman treatment. The leadership expressed concern over denial of Shabbir Shah’s access to medicines and his lodging with notorious criminals at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. The resistance leaders denounced the ill-treatment meted out to Aasiya Andrabi, Fahmeeda Sofi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Masarrat Alam Butt, Moulana Sarjan Barkati and other detainees. »

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Srinagar, August 15 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the Indian Independence Day, today, as Black Day to convey the message to the international community that India continues to deny them their inalienable right to self-determination.

The day was marked by complete shutdown, call for which had been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik. All government offices, business establishments including banks were closed, while roads wore a deserted look in the valley. »

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Srinagar, August 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more youth in Shopian district, today.

The youth identified as Umar Majid Sheikh, Adil Malik and Irfan Sheikh were martyred by troops during a siege and search operation in Awneera area of the district. The troops blasted a mosque and four residential houses during the violent military operation that began yesterday.

The killings led to forceful protests in the area. Many civilians were injured when troops resorted to pellet firing on the protesters. Twelve youth who had sustained injuries were admitted to Zainapora hospital, while two persons with bullet injuries were shifted to Srinagar for specialized treatment. The locals said that the troops ransacked their houses in Awneera, Zainapora and adjacent areas. »

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Srinagar, August 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed, today, against the Indian plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by traders of the occupied territory. It was also aimed at condemning the ongoing killing spree by Indian forces and the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Delhi-based National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate. All shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed while traffic was off the road.

Strike was also observed in Bhadarwah, Doda, Kishtwar, Gandoh and Thathri areas of Jammu region against India’s nefarious plans to change the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir by tinkering with the Article 35A. »

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Srinagar, August 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against Indian plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and supported by traders. It is also aimed at condemning the continued killing of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces and the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Delhi-based National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, against Indian plans to abrogate Article 35A of Indian Constitution to convert Muslim Majority of the territory into minority.

The strike is also intended to protest against the continued killing of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces. Call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and is also aimed at registering protest against the arrest of Hurriyat leaders by Delhi-based National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate. The resistance leaders said that the ploys adopted by the Indian government using NIA to build pressure on the resistance leaders of Kashmir wouldn’t subdue the resolve of the pro-freedom people who were committed to the ongoing movement for securing the right to self-determination. »

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