Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students of degree college, Kupwara, shouted pro-freedom and anti-India slogans when an Indian delegation team led by senior BJP leader and former Indian external affairs minister, Yashwant Sinha, arrived in the institution.

The delegation was interacting with students and members of civil society at the degree college auditorium in Kupwara when the students raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and other Hurriyet leaders and organizations paying glowing tributes to Muhammad Ayub Lone and other youth martyred by Indian troops have said that the Kashmiri people will carry the mission of their martyrs to its logical end at all costs.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar extending condolences to the bereaved families said, “Our youth are sacrificing their present for the betterment of our tomorrow. They are writing a history by their blood, which puts a huge responsibility on us to safeguard these sacrifices.” »

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Jammu, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several community leaders in the Jammu and Ladakh regions including Hindus and Sikhs have said that they are against the scrapping of Article 35A of Indian Constitution. They and most of the Muslim community leaders in Jammu said that they are with the people of the Kashmir Valley in their fight against the efforts of RSS and BJP to undermine the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Gujjar civil society activist and member of Gujjar Charitable Trust, Chowdhry Masood, who belongs to Poonch, in an interview with English daily, Kashmir Reader, said the people in Poonch, especially the Gujjar community, stand for the special political interests of Jammu and Kashmir. “We want Article 35A to be a permanent feature of the Constitution,” he said. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned Indian National Investigation Agency’s arbitrary and coercive act of raiding the houses of Hurriyat leader, Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi, and some members of business community in the territory.

The APHC in a statement issued in said, it is folly being played by occupation authorities to harass and scare the resistance leadership from representing the people’s sentiments and their just political struggle. It said although nothing objectionable was recovered from the residence of Hurriyat leaders, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Merajuddin Kalwal and Shahid-ul-Islam, still arbitrary measures were used to malign the resistance movement and to implicate leaders in fabricated cases. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested prominent Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, from Srinagar on false charges to victimize him for his affiliation with Hurriyat leaders and organizations.

Zahoor Ahmad Watali was being questioned by the NIA sleuths before he was put under arrest on Thursday.

A statement issued by the NIA stated that Watali’s arrest follows the searches conducted by the Agency on Wednesday at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla belonging to his relatives and employees. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) staged a silent sit-in protest in Srinagar against India’s plans to dilute Article 35A of Indian Constitution to change the Muslim majority of the territory into a minority.

The protesters from different walks of life including lawyers, journalists, businessmen, doctors and teachers assembled at Pratap Park in Srinagar. They were carrying placards that highlighted the promises made by various Indian leaders. Some of the placards read, “India learn to keep promise”, “Liars make the best promise”, “They made many promises but never kept one”, “A country that does not keep promises is a banana republic” and “Shame on broken promises”. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the working president of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Jehangir Ghani Butt has said that Kashmir is neither a bilateral dispute between Pakistan and India nor can be resolved bilaterally by the two countries.

Jehangir Ghani Butt addressing his party activists in Gandarbal said that Kashmir dispute, which pertains to the right to self-determination of millions of Kashmiris, had assumed a dangerous shape due to India’s intransigent attitude. He said that war-like situation was being faced by the region due to the unresolved Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has condemned US decision of designating the largest mujahid organization of Kashmir – the Hizbul Mujahideen – as a terrorist group.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, Hizbul Mujahideen is fighting at local level against Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has, paying glorious tributes to martyred youth Ayub Lone, said that youth were sacrificing their precious lives for sacred cause. »

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