Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has refuted the National Panthers Party Chief Prof Bhim Sigh’s claim about his meeting with APHC Chief Syed Ali Gilani, terming the statement as untrue. »

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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, All Jammu and Kashmir Students Union (AJKSU) has announced to stand with the students and professors of Ramjas College and other institutions in their fight to protect the right to free speech and dissent. AJKSU in its statement issued in Srinagar deplored the hooliganism and violence unleashed by the members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on students and teachers in the University of Delhi. ABVP hooligans assaulted the students and teachers and brutally beat them, besides vandalizing university property. »

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Srinagar, February 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service gun at his camp in Mankote area Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district early this morning. A BSF man of 200 Battalion committed suicide with his service gun at BSF Sonawali Gali Post in Sub Sector Mankote in the district. The deceased has been identified as sepoy, parmod Kumar. Frustration is stated to be the cause of his extreme step. »

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Indian police arrest many Hurriyet leaders in Srinagar

Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, have said that India’s repressive tactics cannot suppress the freedom movement of the Kashmiri people and intimidate them into submission.

Syed Ali Gilani and Shabbir Ahmed Shah were reacting to the recent assertion of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, in which he asked Indian troops to go tough on the Kashmiri freedom-fighters and the people who hold demonstrations during siege and search operations.

The leaders in their statements said that Kashmir was a political dispute that could not be resolved through military might. They said that the remarks of General Bipin Rawat depicted India’s intransigence and arrogance of power. »

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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, while BJP and RSS are hell bent upon communalising the territory, Muslims in Sumbal area of Bandipora district in an exemplary act of communal harmony renovated and reopened a temple. »

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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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