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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Islamabad, August 12 (KMS): Kashmiri liberation activist, Abdul Rashid Ganai alias Akram, passed away in Islamabad.

Rashid Ganai, a resident of Eidgah in Srinagar area of the occupied Kashmir, died of heart attack in Islamabad on Friday night. »

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Jeddah, August 12 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reaffirmed its support to the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The OIC said this in response to a recent press release issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the resolution adopted on Jammu and Kashmir by the 44th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in July 2017. »

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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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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership organized a grand peaceful protest at Budshah Chowk in Srinagar, today.

People from all walks of life participated in the protest. They were holding placards bearing slogans against Indian oppression. The participants of the protest marched from Madina Chowk to Budshah Chowk where they held a peaceful sit-in.

The JKLF leader, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and other Hurriyat leaders addressing on the occasion strongly condemned the ongoing Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir. They said that oppression and tyranny could not suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, shutdown has been called in Kishtwar district, tomorrow, against attempts to abrogate Article 35A to change the Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Imam of Kishtwar Jamia Masjid, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo has called for the shutdown on Saturday. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has warned of people’s agitation if the pro-India parties failed to protect special status of the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, in a statement issued in Srinagar, calling the attempts to abrogate Article 35A as a very serious and critical matter, said, “Pro-India parties are duty-bound not to allow it to happen and it is their responsibility to ensure that such designs are thwarted and resisted.” »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership organised a special prayers session, today, at the Martyrs’ Graveyard, Eidgah, in Srinagar in the memory of prominent martyred Hurriyat leader, Sheikh Abdul Aziz.

Hurriyat leaders who participated in prayers session included Umar Aadil Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Ghulam Muhammad Mir, Tahoor Siddiqi, Sajad Ahmad, Muhammad Yaseen Attai, Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi, Haji Qudus, Ghulam Nabi Ahanger and Rafiq Ahmad. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Qazi Ahmad Yasir has condemned the brutal measures and inhumane policies being carried out by Indian forces against the people of south Kashmir.

Qazi Ahmad Yasir in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of south Kashmir districts especially Kulgam were being harassed. The troops enter the houses, thrash civilians, and ransack the property in Kulgam areas which is no sign of bravery, he added. »

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