Restrictions in IOK on 10th of Muharram

Troops killed 22 people in September

Srinagar, October 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continued to impose strict restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from taking out Aashura processions on the tenth day of Muharram, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, restrictions were particularly placed in Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Maisuma, Kothibagh, Kralkhud, Ram Munshi Bagh, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Maharaj Gunj and Safakadal areas of Srinagar. The authorities had deployed troops and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across the city. Pedestrian as well as vehicular movement was barred with the placement of razor-fitted wire on the main roads. Continue reading

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JRL to devise plan to deal with NIA tactics

IOK pellet victims suffer from memory loss
Srinagar, September 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership has said that it will soon come up with a strategy to counter the infamous tactics being used by India’s National Investigation Agency against the Kashmiri people.

The leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar slammed the NIA for extending the judicial custody of Hurriyat leaders and issuing fresh summons to sixty students. The statement said that by pushing NIA into service, Indian authorities were terrorizing and harassing the political leadership, traders’ community, university professors, students, doctors, scholars, lawyers and ordinary Kashmiri people. Gilani, Mirwaiz and Malik said that India could neither break Kashmiris’ resolve nor could bring an iota of change in the nature of Kashmir dispute. Courts in New Delhi extended the judicial custody of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah till October 13 and seven other Hurriyat leaders till October 17. The NIA has also summoned Independent member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed for questioning in New Delhi on October 3. Continue reading

Delhi court extends custody of 8 Hurriyat leaders

New Delhi, September 28 (KMS): Courts in New Delhi have extended the judicial custody of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah till October 13 and seven other Hurriyat leaders till October 17.

The Enforcement Directorate had filed the charge-sheet against these leaders, arrested on fake charges on September 23.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma gave copies of final report to Shabbir Ahmad Shah and set October 13 as the next date of hearing when it will also scrutinize the report and other documents filed along with it. Continue reading

Kashmir varsity rocked with Anti-India slogans

Youth laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans
Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of students of Kashmir University and Islamic University of Science and Technology continued their protests on the second consecutive day, today, against the summoning of a varsity scholar, Aala Fazli by the Indian National Investigation Agency to New Delhi.

The students from various departments boycotted class work, assembled outside their departments and took out protest rallies in Srinagar and Awantipora. The students raised slogans like “Go India Go Back” and “We Want Freedom.” They carried banners and placards, demanding an immediate end to the harassment of teaching staff. In view of student protests, the authorities closed MP Higher Secondary School, SP Higher Secondary School, Amar Singh College and Islamia College in Srinagar. Continue reading

KU students stage anti-India protest in Srinagar

Troops kill one more youth in Uri, toll reaches to 5
Srinagar, September 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a large number of Kashmir University students staged a protest rally at the varsity campus in Srinagar, today, against the summoning of a research scholar, Aala Fazili, by the New Delhi-based National Investigation Agency for questioning.

The students raising ‘Go India Go Back’ slogans marched through the campus and shouted anti-India and anti-NIA slogans. They warned India of widespread protests against the summoning of university scholars by the NIA. The students termed the move as a clear frustration of India, and said that NIA was being used as a tool to strangulate the genuine voice of the people in Kashmir. They said that the student community was at the forefront of freedom movement against India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and New Delhi was trying to intimidate them through such tactics. The students demanded an immediate end to the character assassination of the teachers. Continue reading

Pakistani PM’s speech at un hailed

Shutdown observed in IOK today
Srinagar, September 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has hailed the speech of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the UN General Assembly on Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani in his statement issued in Srinagar said that the Prime Minister’s address was eloquent, apt and represented the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He appreciated Pakistan’s moral support to the Kashmir cause and stressed the international community to resolve the Kashmir dispute without any further delay. Syed Ali Gilani said, it has been proved that Pakistan is sincere and well-wisher for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik talking to media persons in Srinagar while welcoming the speech urged Islamabad to raise at all world forums the Kashmir issue and brutalities perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory. Continue reading

Troops kill 3 youth, injure 3 civilians in IOK

India using killings, rape as weapon of war

Srinagar, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism killed three Kashmiri youth and injured three civilians in Uri area of Baramulla district, today.

The three youth were killed and three civilians including a woman, Sakeena, were injured during a cordon and search operation in Kalghi area of the district. An Indian army official claimed that during a clash in the same area, an Indian soldier, Hawaldar Chandra Bhan was injured. The operation was going on till last reports came in.

In another incident, three personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force including an officer were injured in a grenade attack on a CRPF vehicle in Sopore.

Indian army and police launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation in Awantipora area of Pulwama district. Continue reading

Pakistan PM, OIC hailed for extending support to Kashmir cause

Continued house arrest taking heavy toll on Gilani’s health: APHC

Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has welcomed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, at the United Nations General Assembly that Kashmir dispute should be resolved peacefully and expeditiously and his call to the UN Security Council to fulfill its obligation towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said, Pakistan has always raised the Kashmir dispute at international forums and advocated its settlement in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. He maintained that the people of Kashmir deeply appreciate the diplomatic, moral and political support extended by Pakistan to their just cause. The Mirwaiz also thanked the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states for their full support to the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination at the OIC foreign ministers’ meet in New York. Continue reading

Continued house arrest taking toll on Gilani’s health: APHC

Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that continued house arrest is taking a heavy toll on the health of its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani.

Syed Ali Gilani, who continues to be under house detention for a long time now, was once again barred from offering the congregational Friday prayers.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemning the puppet authorities for their dictatorial approach said that this was an open demonstration of state terrorism. Continue reading