Jammu, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has condemned the house arrests and other restrictions being placed on the resistance leadership preventing them from participating in the political, social and religious programmes and activities.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem while addressing a party meeting said that the Jammu and Kashmir had been turned into a police state where people were denied all civil, political and democratic rights. He said the pro-freedom leadership which represents the aspirations and the sentiments of the people has either been locked in their houses or lodged in police stations and jails. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader Shabbir Ahmed Dar has urged the freedom-loving people of Kashmir to stay away from so-called coming parliamentary elections because boycotting these will be serving the cause of freedom and showing respect to the huge and unparallel sacrifices of great martyrs.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was an exercise in futility as it did not serve any body’s cause. »

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Protest against police assault on journalists

Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has criticized the Indian authorities for restricting and arresting pro-freedom leaders ahead of sham Indian parliamentary elections in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the holding of elections amidst presence of one million forces’ personnel had been reduced to mere a drama enacted by the Indian government to mislead the world. The APHC Chairman said that Hurriyet leadership instead of becoming a part of such sham elections would like to express its verdict regarding the political future of Jammu and Kashmir through plebiscite to be held under the supervision of the international community. Syed Ali Gilani strongly denounced the authorities for shifting Muhammad Yasin Malik to jail and placing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Merajuddin and Muhammad Ashraf Laya under house arrest.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen in a statement condemned the nocturnal raid by Indian police on the residence of party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi. She said that Aasiya Andrabi evaded the arrest as she was not present in the house during the raid. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the President of Employees Joint Action Committee, Abdul Qayoom Wani has condemned the police action against a senior photo journalist, Touseef Mustafa.

Abdul Qayoom Wani in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the authorities to intervene in the matter and demanded stern action against the involved police officials.

He said that journalists always brought out the facts before people and worked for the eradication of social injustice and evils. “This kind of action hurts the sentiments of people,” he added. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has condemned the nocturnal police raid on the residence of party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi. Detailing about the incident, DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen in a statement said that a large contingent of police raided Andrabi’s residence during the night with an intention to arrest her. “Andrabi was at one of her relatives’ home and there was no one at her residence. As per the eyewitnesses and the neighbors, the policemen barged inside through the walls,” she added. »

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Geneva, March 19 (KMS): Kashmir representative, Altaf Hussain Wani has said that journalists working in the disputed territory of Kashmir have always been at the receiving end. Altaf Hussain Wani, taking part in the debate held under agenda item 5 of the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, expressed serious concern over continued acts of intimidation and reprisal against journalists and human rights defenders in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police foiled a meeting of resistance leaders, scheduled to be held at Tehreek-e-Hurriyet (TeH) head office at Hyderpora in Srinagar. A statement issued by a Hurriyet spokesman said, “The police raided the Tehreek-e-Hurriyet (TeH) head office and foiled the proposed meeting of resistance leaders. The forces laid a siege around Tehreek-e Huriyet office in Hyderpora and office bearers including visitors were not allowed to enter the office premises.” »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has criticized the Indian authorities for restricting and arresting pro-freedom leaders, terming it their frustration.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The election process in Kashmir has been reduced to mere drama enacted by the Indian government, thereby scandalising the whole exercise through deceitful means.” »

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Editors’ body to boycott police press notes, seeks apology

Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Editors’ Guild (KEG) has staged a protest along with electronic and print media journalists at Press Enclave in Srinagar against the assault on photojournalists by Indian army and police in Hyderpora on Thursday. »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the mother of Hurriyet AJK Convener, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi passed away in Srinagar, today.

Faiz Naqshbandi’s mother died after a protracted illness at a local hospital in Srinagar.

The Chairman of his forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement expressed condolence with the bereaved family. On his direction, a Hurriyet team comprising Shahidul Islam, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Advocate Yasir Ahmad Dalal and Farooq Ahmad Sodagar participated the funeral prayers of the deceased at Nishat in Srinagar, today. »

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