Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two martyred youth in Tral and Pahoo areas of Pulwama district, today. The youth, identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Lone and Parwez Ahmad Mir were killed by Indian troops during a violent military operation in Satoora area of Tral on Saturday. The martyred youth were laid to rest amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans in their native Amurabad and of Pohoo areas of the district. At least three rounds of funeral prayers were offered for Mukhtar Ahmad Lone. Women showered flowers over his body from the rooftops of their houses.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama and adjacent areas against the killings. Mobile and internet services were suspended in the district.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that Jammu and Kashmir was becoming a flashpoint in the fast changing global scenario. He warned that further delay in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute might prove disastrous for regional peace. »

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Toronto, July 16 (KMS): Participants at the Kashmir Solidarity Conference, which was held in Toronto on Saturday adopted the following resolution:

  • Noting the ongoing grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, in particular, since the latest round of killings and brutalities that began on July 8, 2016 in the aftermath of the extra-judicial execution of a young Kashmiri freedom fighter, Burhan Wani;
  • Noting the Indian defiance to the calls by UN Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, OIC and elected representatives in the UK, Europe and Australia for an independent investigation into HR violations in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK);

  • Condemning use of pellet guns by the Indian occupation forces to willfully blind a whole generation of Kashmiris, mostly youth, in thousands;

  • Recalling UN Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir [Res. 38, 39, 47, 51 (1948); 80 (1950); 91, 96 (1951); 98 (1952); 122,123, 126 ( 1957); UNCIP Res. (13 Aug 48, 5 Jan.49) that, inter alia, promised Kashmiris their right to self-determination; »

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Toronto, July 16 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadians from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the struggle of the long-oppressed Kashmiri people at a conference in Toronto on July 15.

Organized by the Friends of Kashmir Committee Canada, the conference paid tribute to Burhan Wani on the first anniversary of his martyrdom. The conference also recalled the first uprising of the Kashmiri people on July 13, 1931 against Dogra raj.

The wide array of speakers from different walks of Canadian life included Sid LaCombe of the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA), Canadian broadcaster Phil Taylor of the Taylor Report, Dr Ali Mallah, former vice president of the Canadian Arab Federation, Ken Stone, a former academic and member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, and Lord Nazir Ahmed from England.

Mr. LaCombe pledged to put the Kashmir issue at the centre of Canadian politics. »

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New Delhi, July 16 (KMS): In another hate crime, Muslim family comprising 10 members including women, children who were returning from a marriage ceremony were brutally assaulted and robbed by a group of Hindu youth in Mainpuri district.

The incident took place between Mota and Nibkarori railway stations- some 30 km away from Farrukhabad junction.5

50-year-old Mohammad Shakir, who suffered severe head injuries along with fracture in right hand in the assault said, “It was a horror which I cannot forget. They attacked us with iron roads, robbed our belonging and molested our women. They didn’t even spare my 17-year-old physically and mentally challenged son. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, parents of teenagers and youth killed by Indian troops during 2010 uprising in Kashmir staged a march in Srinagar to express solidarity with the families of seven Amarnath Yatris killed in a mysterious attack in Islamabad district on July 10.

The march was held under the banner of ‘Parents of Victims of 2010.’ Those who participated in the march also included fathers of three teenagers— Tufail Mattoo, Umar Qayoom and Wamiq Farooq, who were killed by Indian troops in 2010 uprising. »

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Gilani  expresses deep sorrow over the death of  pilgrims

Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 16 Amarnath yatris were killed and 35 injured after a bus they were travelling in met with an accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Banihal, today. An official told media in Srinagar that a bus carrying yatris was heading towards Srinagar when it met an accident after a tyre burst at Nachilana on the highway. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops conducted a search operation in about a dozen villages of Kupwara district for the third consecutive day, today.

A police official said that the operation was underway in Warsun, Guzriyal, Kachama, Rastionpora and several other villages. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, including women and children participated in funeral prayers of two martyred youth in Tral and Pahoo areas of Pulwama district, today. Amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans the youth, identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Lone of Amurabad, Tral, and Parwaiz Ahmad Mir of Pohoo, were laid to rest at their native villages. »

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Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, spreading a message of unity and brotherhood, around 3,000 people, mostly Muslims, gathered in Pulwama’s Trichal village to attend the final rites of a local Kashmiri Pandit. Fifty-year-old Tej Kishan, who lived in a Muslim-dominated area Pulwama, died after remaining paralysed for one-and-a-half years at his home. »

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