July 19, 2008

Kashmir Voilence Update

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Kashmir Voilence Update

9 Indian soldiers killed, 16 injured

Srinagar, July 19 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, nine Indian soldiers were killed and 16 others were injured on Saturday at Narbal on Srinagar-Baramulla Highway. The incident occurred when an army vehicle drove over a land mine in the area.

Troops martyr one innocent Kashmiri youth

Kashmiris’ pledge to continue struggle reaffirmed

Srinagar, July 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one innocent Kashmiri youth during a military operation at Arin in Bandipore.

A ember of Indian Army sponsored Village Defence Committee was killed and two others injured in an attack at Lamban Gath in Udhampur.

Addressing a seminar in Srinagar on the occasion of the Accession of Kashmir with Pakistan Day, today, the speakers including senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Mian Abdul Qayoom and Z G Muhammad pointed out that India’s strategy to suppress Kashmiris indigenous movement by force had failed. They urged India to accept the ground realities and take concrete steps to resolve the conflict over Kashmir, once and for all. A resolution passed at the end of the seminar maintained that the people of Kashmir would continue marching towards the destiny, marked by them on this day in 1947.

The President of Kashmir Bar Association, Nazir Ahmad Ronga in a statement in Srinagar welcomed the recent resolution unanimously passed by the European Parliament in Strasburg about the discovery of unnamed mass graves in occupied Kashmir. He appreciated the European Parliament’s role in raising the issue of human rights violations in the occupied territory.

Troops martyr one innocent Kashmiri youth

Srinagar, July 19 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one innocent Kashmir youth in Bandipore district.

Personnel of 14-Rashtriya Rifles killed the youth during a military operation at Arin in the district. Unidentified gunmen killed in an attack a Village Defence Committee member and injured two others at Lamban Gath in Udhampur.

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate, Kupwara has imposed ban on assemble of more than two people in Kupwara district.

Troops martyr three more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 17 (KMS) In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three innocent youth in Bhaderwah town.

The personnel of 4-Rashtriya Rifles shot dead the youth during military operation at Dhak Mohalla in the town. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped and killed Ghulam Mohammad at Ludna in Doda.

Troop mercilessly beat up without any reason Hilal Ahmad Khan at Soura in Srinagar and Farooq Ahmed at Warpora in Sopore while Village Defence Committee members and Hindu extremists jointly beat up ruthlessly Mushtaq Ahmad with gun butts in Bhaderwah.

Meanwhile, police personnel abused and roughed up media persons and tried to prevent them from performing their professional duties during the operation at Warpora in Sopore on Wednesday. They warned the media persons including photo and video journalists against taking the shots in which they were seen beating the protesters, including women by troops during protest against Indian state terrorism. The President of the Photographers Association, Farooq Javed, said that the policemen had prevented them from discharging their professional duties when they were covering the protests in Sopore.

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Troops martyr 2 innocent Kashmiri youth in Sopore

Srinagar, July 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two innocent Kashmiris, whose dead bodies were recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the troops at Warpora in Sopore.

Earlier a trooper was killed and thirteen others including an officer were injured in an attack in the same area.

Meanwhile, an Lt Col of 16 corps died after being washed away by flash floods in Nagrota area of Jammu district.

On the other hand, a court in Indian state of Tamil Nadu has sentenced an innocent Kashmiri youth to life imprisonment in a fake case against him. The youth was arrested by Indian police in 2007.

103 Indian troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, July 15 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, an Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in an army camp in Jammu taking the death toll of such killings among the troops to 103 since January 2007.

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped and later shot dead a Village Defence Committee member in Kishtwar. Scores of people including elderly men and women were injured when Indian troops resorted to brute force at Loha Chak in Doda.

Special Police Officer killed, 2 injured in Doda attack

Srinagar: July 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Special Police Officer was killed and two others critically injured in a grenade attack in Doda town, today.

The grenade exploded inside the complex of district police lines in the town. The critically injured personnel were taken to a hospital in Doda, where their condition was stated to be serious.

APHC-AJK pays tributes to Kashmiri martyrs

Islamabad, July 13 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chapter held a seminar in Islamabad on the Kashmir Martyrs Day to pay tributes to the martyrs of 1931.

The acting President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Shah Ghulam Qadir and Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani were the chief guests of the function, which was presided over by the Convenor of APHC-AJK Chapter, Syed Yousuf Naseem.

It was on this day in 1931 that the Dogra troops shot dead 22 innocent Kashmiris one after other in front of Srinagar Central Jail who were later buried at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar.

The speakers pledged to continue the liberation struggle till the goal of freedom was achieved. They maintained that the martyrs of 1931 had inspired people of occupied territory to fight for their freedom and live with their heads up. The speakers urged India to give up its traditional intransigence and adopt a realistic approach towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute. They also underlined the need to involve Kashmiris in the dialogue process between Pakistan and India to find an amicable solution of the dispute.

Kashmiris proud of their martyrs

Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the relatives of the six Kashmiris, martyred during the recent massive protests against the land transfer order, have said that Kashmiris are proud of the sacrifices of their loved ones.

Talking to a local daily in Srinagar, the relatives maintained that the sacrifices did not go waste as the order of transferring Kashmiris land to non-Kashmiris was revoked.

“I lost my dear son and I miss him a lot. But I am sure that his sacrifice made me proud of him,” said Shahzada, the mother of Sammer Ahmad Batloo of Karfali Mohalla in Srinagar. Her views were endorsed by 70-year old Begum Rahti of Budgam, who lost her husband, Abdul Gani Sheikh. “My husband’s sacrifice bore fruits immediately after he was killed” “We are extremely grateful to people who expressed solidarity with us,” she added.

Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, whose brother Farooq Ahmad Rather was killed, said, “I am sure the sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir will lead us to freedom.” Fifty-year-old, Habibullah Mandroo, whose son Imtiyaz Ahmad lost his life, thanked the people of Kashmir for supporting the family after his death. “We lost hundreds of lives in the past 18 years and my son is one amongst them. What else should make me prouder than this?” he said, bursting into tears.

Kashmiris pay tributes to 1931 martyrs

Srinagar, July 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, on the eve of Kashmir Martyrs Day, Kashmiri liberation leaders, paying rich tributes to the martyrs of 1931, have reaffirmed Kashmiris pledge to continue the struggle for their right to self-determination.

The APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Maulana Abbas Ansari, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shaikh Abdul Aziz, Bilal Ghani Lone, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Zaffar Akbar Butt, Javed Ahmad Mir, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Muhammed Ashraf Sehrai and Farida Bahanji in their separate statements in Srinagar maintained that Kashmiris stood up against Dogra rule on July 13, 1931, and laid their lives for the freedom of their homeland. They added that the sacrifices of these martyrs would never be forgotten by the people of the occupied territory. The leaders pointed out that the people of Jammu and Kashmir could not achieve any sort of progress and prosperity till the Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with Kashmiris’ aspirations.

22 innocent Kashmiris were shot dead, one after the other, by the troops of Dogra Maharaja on July 13, 1931, in front of Srinagar Central Jail who were later buried at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar.

The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl and Vice President of World Kashmir Freedom Movement, Nazir Ahmed Qureshi in their separate statements in London also paid tributes to the 1931 martyrs. They said that the Kashmiris’ liberation struggle would continue till they achieve their goal of freedom.

IHK rights panel recommends relief to kin of 4 killed in custody

Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): The Human Rights Commission of occupied Kashmir recommended relief of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of four persons killed in custody in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The commission ordered the puppet authorities after the complaint was filed by the widows of three victims of Indian state terrorism, Sakina Bi, Gulzar Bi and Shamim Akhter, against troops who arrested their husbands from Dehri Dabsi in Poonch district in June 2002 and killed them in custody.

The acting Chairperson of the Commission Habibullah Butt said, “The case has been already established and it is solicited to the puppet regime of Jammu and Kashmir that required steps may be taken for ensuring their (accused) successful prosecution before a court of law.”

In another case, the commission held four police personnel guilty of killing a civilian, Showket Ali in custody and asked the puppet administration to register a case of murder against the cops. The commission said, “A case of murder should be registered against the policemen and they should be prosecuted for the custodial death of Showket Ali.”

Shaikh Aziz concerned about HR violations in IHK

sit-in against custodial disappearances in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shaikh Abdul Aziz has warned the international community that the human rights violations by Indian troops have turned occupied Kashmir into one of the most dangerous places of the world.

The APHC leader was addressing a condolence meeting in Tangmarg, where the troops had martyred a civilian, yesterday. Shaikh Abdul Aziz deplored that Indian police and troops were harassing in vengeance the people of Kashmir for participating in the recent protests, which resulted in the revocation of the order of transferring Kashmiris’ land to non-Kashmiris. The meeting was also addressed by another APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmed Khan.

In Srinagar, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons staged a silent sit-in at Pratap Park to draw world attention towards the enforced disappearance of thousands of Kashmiris by Indian troops since 1989. Talking to mediamen, leaders of the Association said that they had planed to launch massive protests to put pressure on India to reveal the whereabouts of those disappeared in custody.

Hundreds of the students of Kashmir University continued their hunger strike for the second consecutive day, today, against harassment by Indian troops of the student community. They also protested against the arrest of their fellow students.

A trooper was killed and another police personnel injured in an attack at Kralgund in Handwara.

Registration of case against IHK police sought

Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the acting Chairperson of the so-called State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Habibullah Butt has sought registration of a murder case against a Station House Officer (SHO), a police investigation officer and two police constables in a custodial killing case of 27 years old youth.

Showkat Ali, a resident of Rajouri was arrested by police from his home on February 13, 2007 on fakecharges. He was lodged in police station Rajouri where he collapsed after being subjected to severe torture by the police.

Acting on the petition filed by the family of the deceased, the Commission ordered an enquiry on February 19, 2007 with respect to the custodial death of Showkat.

The SHRC judgement reads, “The Commission is satisfied that Showkat had died in the custody of police.” It added that a case of murder should be registered against the police officials involved in the killing and they should be prosecuted for the custodial death. The Commission also recommended that Rs 2 lakh should be paid as compensation to next of kin of the deceased.

APHC to observe July 13 as Youm-e-Istaqlal

Indian troops martyr 4 innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, today, announced to observe July 13, the Kashmir Martyrs Day, as youm-e-Istaqlal, to reaffirm Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the struggle for their right to self-determination.

The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the APHC Executive Council held in Srinagar, which was presided over by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The APHC Chairman appealed to the people of the territory to assemble in large number on July 13 at Naqashband Sahib where martyrs of 1931 are buried.

Meanwhile, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred four innocent Kashmiri youth, two of them in Lolab area of Kupwara and one each at Shokbaba in Bandipora and Kunzar in Tangmarg.  Forceful anti-India protest demonstration was held in Kunzar against the killing.  A 60-yr old shopkeeper was injured in a grenade blast at Saraf Kadal in Srinagar.

An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon inside an army camp at Darmund in Ramban and a police personnel committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at Kangan in Ganderbal. This has brought the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 102 since January 2007.

Indian Army Major killed Kashmiri labourer

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a trooper and an Indian agent arrested by police in the fake encounter killing of 22-year-old labourer, Muhammad Ashraf Sheikh of Larnoo Kokernag in Islamabad revealed before the court that Indian army Major killed the labourer.

The trooper, Tahir Pathan of 3 JAKLI and Indian agent, Reyaz Ahmad Cheechi, told the Sessions Judge in Bandipore during the hearing of the case that army Major of 3 JAKLI was involved in the killing.

Pathan told the judge that he did not kill Ashraf, but was present on the spot when he was killed. Cheechi also pleaded that he was not involved in Ashraf’s killing. “I picked up Ashraf from Dalgate in Srinagar but did not kill him. He was killed by the Major,” he told the judge.

Muhammad Ashraf was killed at Brar Bandipore on June 3 after he went missing from his rented room in Dalgate. His family members looked for him everywhere but to no avail. A missing report was also lodged in police station Dalgate.

After 18 days, the family learnt that Ashraf had been killed in a fake encounter in Bandipore. The body, according to police, was handed over to them by 3 JAKLI saying that they had recovered it from a nearby forest. The family sought permission for exhumation of the body buried in a graveyard at Aarigam in Bandipore. On the instructions of District Magistrate Bandipora, police exhumed Ashraf’s body on June 23. The DNA test of Nazeer Ahmed Sheikh, brother of the deceased, was matched and it was confirmed that the dead body was of Muhammad Ashraf Sheikh.

Troops martyr two innocent Kashmiris

102 troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, July 9 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two innocent Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district.

Personnel of 28-Rashtriya Rifles during violent military operation killed the youth at Sumriyal in Lolab area of the district, while a 60-yr old shopkeeper was injured in a grenade blast at Saraf Kadal in Srinagar.

A trooper of Delta Signal Regiment committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon inside an army camp at Darmund in Ramban and a police personnel committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Kangan in Ganderbal. This has brought the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 102 since January 2007.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar High Court quashed the detention orders of three innocent detainees Khurshid Ahmad Itoo, Nisar Ahmad Parray and Mohammad Iqbal Wani who were illegally arrested by troops under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) last year. After hearing the arguments of the counsels of both the detainees, the Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir quashed the detention orders and directed the puppet authorities to release the detainees forthwith.

Complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir today

Resistance against Indian occupation to continue

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, normal life came to a standstill today, due to complete strike in protest against the attack on the life of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah by Indian troops yesterday in Srinagar and destruction of Muslims’ properties in Jammu by Hindu extremists.

Call for the strike was given by the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, which was supported by the Kashmir Bar Association. All business centres, educational institutions, government and semi-government offices remained closed and traffic was off the road.

Meanwhile, a young boy succumbed to his injuries after being critically injured by Indian police firing at Nowhatta in Srinagar, the other day. A large number of people participated in his funeral at Mazar-e-Shuda in Eidhgah. Later, shouting full-throated pro-liberation and anti-India slogans, people marched from Mazar-e-Shuda to Nawab bazaar.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq visited Nawab Bazaar to pay homage to the martyred youth. Addressing a public gathering on the occasion, the APHC Chairman condemned the continued Indian state terrorism and said that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle, despite all odds. He also visited Soura hospital in Srinagar to inquire about the health of Shabbir Ahmed Shah.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik while visiting the residence of the martyred youth said that India could not suppress the genuine voice of Kashmiris through its military might.

On the other hand, eyewitnesses while talking to mediamen said that the Deputy Inspector General of Indian Centre Reserve Police Force was clearly heard ordering his sub-ordinates to shoot Shabbir Ahmed Shah while he was leading a big procession. It was this moment that tear gas shells were fired aiming at him and he was beaten with batons and gun butts.

Indian troops martyr two more innocent youth

Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred another innocent youth at Phulel in Doda.

Syed Ali Gilani continued to remain under house arrest for the third consecutive day today, to prevent him from leading protest demonstrations.

Hindu fanatics continued their attacks on Muslims’ properties in different parts of Jammu region. The Muslims from held valley on their way from Srinagar to Jammu and different parts of India are being stopped at various places in Jammu and being beaten up mercilessly and looted by Hindu hooligans.

Two more innocent Kashmiris martyred, 5 troops killed

Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth at two different places, today.

Troops during siege and search operations killed one youth each at Waghama in Pulwama and Pathri Behak in Kupwara. Earlier five troops including two officers were killed in an attack in Pathri Behak area.

Shabbir Shah critically injured in troops’ attack

Demonstrators subjected to brute force in IHK

Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In Srinagar, senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah was critically injured when Indian troops made an attack on his life while he was leading a big procession outside Dargah Hazratbal, today.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah was immediately rushed to Soura Hospital for treatment. The troops subjected to brute force thousands of demonstrators outside the Dargah and injured dozens of people after resorting to firing, tear gas shelling and heavy lathi charge. APHC leaders Yasmeen Raja and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai were among those injured. The troops arrested hundreds of people during the clashes, which continued for several hours.

KASHMIRIS MASSIVELY CONVERGE ON HAZRATBAL
Earlier, hundreds of thousands of people converged on Dargah Hazratbal in response to the appeal of the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani to express Kashmiris’ unity to secure their right to self-determination.

The two leaders could not address the gathering as the occupation authorities had put them under house arrest. However, APHC leaders Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Shaikh Abdul Aziz and Nayeem Ahmed Khan, addressing the gathering reaffirmed Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the liberation struggle with complete harmony till it reaches its logical end. They appealed India to read writing on the wall and withdraw its troops from the occupied territory. Their speeches were punctuated with high-pitched slogans like ‘Jeeve Jeeve Pakistan’ and ‘We want freedom’.

A separate procession from Jamia Masjid to Hazratbal was led by Mushtaq-ul-Islam and other Hurriyet leaders, which was subjected to brute force by the troops at Alamgiri Bazaar.

Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth, one each at Waghama in Pulwama and Pathri Behak in Kupwara. Earlier five troops including two officers were killed in an attack in the same area of Kupwara.

Over 3600 unmarked graves found in Poonch, Rajouri districts

Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference has found more than 3600 unmarked graves in 188 graveyards in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region.

While addressing a press conference, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, said that 2503 unmarked graves were found in Surankote, Mendhar, Haveli, and Mandi tehsils of Poonch district, and 1162 graves in Rajouri, Thanamandi, Darhal, Sunderbani, Nowshera, Kalakote, and Budhal tehsils of Rajouri district.

“The survey of the graveyards was carried out from April 5 to May 15, and only after the investigation these results have been made public,” Mir said. The team is presently surveying unmarked graves in Gool Gulabgarh, Mahore, Reasi, Ram Nagar, Kathua, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and Baderwah areas.

The Hurriyet leader said that the number of graves could be more, as it was difficult to conduct surveys in the areas in the vicinity of army camps.  “We couldn’t cover at least 20 to 25 percent areas in the two districts. Hence the number may increase if the unidentified graves in the areas left out in the survey are added to the total number,” he added.

The team, however, has been able to locate 300 unmarked graves inside an Indian army camp in Topi Marhote area of Surankote Tehsil in Poonch.

The issue of unmarked graves sparked widespread demonstrations in various parts of the Valley in March this year when the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) discovered nearly 1000 unmarked graves in Uri area of Baramulla district, the place with high concentration of Indian troops.

The APDP had published its findings in a report “Facts Underground” featuring the details of the areas and the photographs of these unmarked and mass graves. International human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had expressed concern over the discovery of these unmarked graves.

Indian troops martyr 13 innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred thirteen innocent Kashmiri youth at different places in Kupwara district.

Indian troops of 20 Rashtriya Rifles and 16 JAT Battalion during violent military operation killed eight Kashmiri youth at Nasthachun pass in Kupwara and five at Bari Behak, on Kupwara-Tangdar Road. The operation was going on till last reports came in.

19 persons including an Indian Central Reserve Police Force and a Special Operation Group personnel were injured in a grenade blast near Seri Bazar in Bhadarwah town.

Troops martyr 7 more Kashmiris

Gilani calls for March on Friday

Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred seven more innocent Kashmiri youth in Karnah area of Kupwara. Earlier, a Junior Commissioned Officer of Indian army was killed in an attack in the same area.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today, senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has given a call for Dargah Hazrat Bal march on Friday to pay tributes to the martyrs and express gratitude for the success of the protests against land transfer, which resulted in the revocation of the order. He termed the cancellation of the land transfer order as the people’s victory.

Syed Ali Gilani maintained that India would not succeed in suppressing Kashmiris’ just struggle by resorting to brute force.

Meanwhile, Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel barged into the house and mercilessly beat up and critically injured two persons at Kakar Hamam in Baramulla.

Indian troops martyr 5 more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, July 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred five more innocent Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district.

The troops martyred the youth at Roshni Post in Karnah area of the district.

Indian troops martyr 54 Kashmiris in June

Islamabad, July 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 54 innocent Kashmiris including a child, in the last month of June.

According to the data, compiled by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, the total of Kashmiris martyred included 6 killed in custody.

Six youth went missing in custody, 203 were arrested and 1003 persons were injured as a result of troops’ use of brute force against the people.

The troops also molested 37, widowed 5 women and destroyed 7 residential houses. The killings by the troops rendered 10 children orphaned during the month

Troops martyr two more innocent Kashmiri youth

Troops barged into houses, abuses women in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 30  (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent youth at two different places.

Indian troops of 24-Rashtriya Rifles during crackdown operation killed one youth at Kachpathir Mamar in Kangan and another youth Imtiyaz Ahmad Mandoo was martyred by Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel with indiscriminate firing at Bemina in Srinagar. Troops assaulted senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, at Bemina, where he had gone to join the funeral prayers of the Indian state terrorism’s victim.

Indian Central Reserve Police Force troopers thrashed every passer-by, including children and detained many youth in Srinagar and Baramulla districts.

Indian troopers barged into residential houses, fired tear smoke shells and thrashed the inmates, including women and children at Nowshera in Srinagar while 78 persons were beat up in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pulwama and Islamabad districts. The troopers beat up and critically injured a reporter of London-based journal, Kashmir Affairs, SF Ahmed and destroyed his videotapes at Sanat Nagar in the city.

Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel barged into the houses and abused women at Shaheed Gunj, Habba Kadal and adjoining areas of Srinagar city.  An elderly person, Ghulam Ahmad of Shaheed Gunj said, “After the protest demonstrations, the CRPF personnel barged into our houses and misbehaved with the women. They abused our mothers and sisters. By resorting to such acts, they want to prevent us from participating in protests against the transfer of Kashmiris’ land to non-Kashmiris’ ”. A woman of Shaheed Gunj said that the paramilitary personnel abused her and her daughter. The residents said that “We will not stop our agitation and neither will tolerate abuse of our sisters, daughter and mothers”.

The residents of Haba-Kadal said that the troopers have vandalized more than 100 vehicles parked in the area. They accused the para-military personnel of also causing damage to houses. A pharmacist told media men that the CRPF personnel visited his medical shop and took medicine. “They left without paying for the medicines. When I asked them about the payment they warned me that if I demand money from them they would beat me and damage my shop. Fearing for my life, I decided against asking payment from them”. The residents of the area pointing towards the broken glass-panes of the houses said that these were damaged by the Indian troops, who hurled stones and bricks towards the houses. “After every protest demonstration, the CRPF personnel throw stones towards the houses, damaging the window panes”, they added.

“The troops forced their entry into our houses and beat up the inmates including females”, said Ishfaq Ahmad a residents of Safa-Kadal.

Use of brute force against civilians denounced in IHK

Srinagar, June 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pro-liberation leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the indiscriminate use of force by occupation forces against the peaceful protestors, killing and injuring several innocents.

Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Maulana Abbas Ansari said that such repressive steps by India and its agents in the occupied territory could not break the peoples’ valour and determination to fight for the freedom of their homeland. He also denounced the house arrest of liberation leaders including senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Mushtaq-ul-Islam.

Another APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi paid rich tributes to the three youth who got martyred at various places due to troops’ indiscriminate firing. He said that nobody would be allowed to change the majority of occupied Kashmir into minority.

Jamaat-e-Islami termed such acts as undemocratic and anti-people. It prayed for the peace of martyred souls and expressed solidarity with their families. It also condemned the arrest of the Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees President, Maulana Showkat Ahmad shah and other liberation leaders.

The President of High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Nazir Ahmed Ronga in a statement described the killing of youth and use of force against the protesters as state terrorism and said the puppet chief minister was accountable for each killing and injury.

Paying homage to the martyred youth, Hurriyet leader, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that blood of martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. He pointed out that resentment and hatred against India amongst Kashmiris had increased as was being demonstrated by the people during the past four days, adding that Kashmiris would continue to resist the Indian occupation till the goal of freedom was achieved.

Anti-India demos continue in occupied Kashmir

Thousands participate processions in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, all major cities and towns including Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama and Shopian were rocked on the fourth consecutive day, today, due to massive anti-India and pro-liberation demonstrations.

The public agitation against Indian state terrorism, its continued illegal occupation of the territory and the unlawful transfer of land to non-Kashmiris has spilled across the held valley, bringing normal life to a completed standstill. All business establishments, educational institutions, courts and banks remained closed and transport was off the road.

The troops while chasing an angry mob at Mazhama in Magam barged into a house and killed in cold blood an innocent 18-year old student. Another 17-year old boy got martyred when the troops opened fire to disperse a procession at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Mohammad Yasin Malik led a procession, participated by thousands of people, from Budshah Chowk to Dalgate, covering a distance of 18 kilometers. During the march full-throated anti-India slogans reverberated the interior localities of Srinagar. The troops subjected the procession to brute force injuring dozens of youth including JKLF leaders, Showket Ahmad Bakhshi and Noor Mohammad Kalwal. Earlier, the JKLF Chairman staged a sit-in at Budshah Chowk. A similar procession was led by APHC leader, Yasmin Raja in Pampore.

Senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani and APHC leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah continued to remain under house arrest and the occupation authorities prevented them from leading anti-India processions. The APHC office in Rajbagh was besieged by the troops and Hurriyet leader, Shaikh Abdul Aziz and Nayeem Ahmad Khan were not allowed to come out of it.

The demonstrators fought pitched battles with the troops at various places and the protesters were subjected to indiscriminate firing, heavy lathi charge and excessive teargas shelling in Srinagar and Budgam. The troops entered into the houses of the civilian at Nowhatta, Nawakadal, Jamalatta, Lal Bazar, Habba Kadal, Parimpora and Aali Kadal in Srinagar subjecting inmates to severe torture and women to molestation.

Indian troopers involved in fake encounter killing

Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, police investigations in a fake encounter killing have revealed that Indian troops are involved in the murder of a labourer from Larnoo Kokernag in Islamabad.

The victim, Muhammad Ashraf Sheikh was arrested by unidentified gunmen on June 3, 2008 from his rented room at Dalgate in Srinagar and was later killed on the same day at Brar in Bandipora.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr B Srinivas while talking to mediamen said that one among the two persons arrested in Bandipora fake encounter case is a trooper of 3 JAKLI while other is an Indian agent. The army has also confirmed that one of their troopers has been arrested by police in connection with the killing.

Police in its preliminary investigation said that the trooper has confessed before enquiry officer that Muhammad Ashraf Sheikh was killed on the outskirts of Brar village of Bandipora by the troopers of 3 JAKLI led by Major Devinder Telhan.

During the interrogation, police investigation officer said that the trooper revealed that Commanding Officer of 3-JAKLI, Colonel Balaji had given him Rs 1lakh and asked him to kill at least one Mujahid as the performance of the unit had been remarkably dull for last few weeks. Police is now investigating the role of commanding officer 3 JAKLI and Major Devinder Telhan.

Troops martyr two young Kashmiri boys in IHK

Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two young Kashmiri boys at two different places.

Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel and Special Operations Group barged into the house and killed a 12th class student, Farooq Ahmed Rather, who was sitting next to a window in his house at Mazhama in Budgam while a 17-year-old Sameer Ahmad Batloo was killed by an indiscriminate firing of Indian Central Reserve Police Force on a mob at Tashwan in central Srinagar.

The killings triggered massive demonstrations with thousands of people taking to streets in Srinagar and Budgam areas against Indian state terrorism. The protestors shouted pro-liberation and anti-India slogans.

Indian troops shot at and beat up at least 200 people in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Budgam, Pulwama and Sopore areas during protests against the transfer of Kashmiris’ land to non-Kashmiris’. Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel barged into residential houses and beat up inmates and ransacked house goods at Zoonimar, Nowhatta, Nawakadal, Jamalatta, Lal Bazar, Habba Kadal, Parimpora, Shikargah and Aali Kadal in Srinagar and Duderhama in Ganderbal.

CRPF troops barged into residential houses and molested several women at Nowhatta, Nawakadal, Jamalatta, Lal Bazar, Habba Kadal, Parimpora and Ali Kadal in Srinagar.

Killing of youth by Indian police paralyses life in Srinagar

Protests amid shutdown in Ganderbal against land transfer

Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protests continued in different parts of Srinagar city as a spontaneous strike against the killing of one person in unprovoked firing by the personnel of Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday evening brought normal life to a standstill in Srinagar and Ganderbal.

Dozens of people were injured in widespread clashes as the police used massive force against demonstrators. Monday’s killing took place as the CRPF personnel opened fire on demonstrators in Nauhatta, who were protesting against the transfer of forestland to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

The victim, Feroz Ahmad, hailed from the Haak Bazaar area of Hawal in the lower city. Large number of people in the locality took to the streets on Tuesday morning and burned tyres on the roads after the victim’s body arrived home.

The people poured into the roads in different areas including Nauhatta, Naid Kadal, Bohri Kadal, Rajouri Kadal, Baba Demb, Maisuma, Nawab Bazaar and Gaw Kadal. Shops and business establishments remained closed throughout the city and the transport was off the road. Incidents police brutalities against the protestors were also reported from the Rambagh and Bagh-e-Mahtab localities.

Thousands of people, including a large number of women, took out a peaceful rally from Tawheedabad Chowk to Ganderbal amid a total shut down.  They were protesting against the transfer of forestland to the SASB. The protests took a violent turn when a contingent of police stopped the protesters at Ganderbal Chowk. As the mob resisted, the police resorted to lathi-charge and tear smoke shelling, resulting in injuries to at least 30 persons. The protesters said that after the clashes, the policemen entered nearby residential houses and thrashed the inmates.

Another group of protesters from the Kirhama and Baroosa areas staged a sit-in on the Srinagar-Leh highway and blocked the route by burning tyres on the road. They attacked the police with stones when the latter tried to dislodge them, sparking heavy violence during which the police used cane-charge, tear gas and aerial firing, which resulted in the injury of many protesters. Police also smashed cameras of several photojournalists, while a cameraman was injured while covering the incident. On hearing that one of the injured persons had succumbed to his injuries, the mob went on rampage setting ablaze many vehicles.

Exhumation of fake encounter victim brings grief to IHK village

Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a pall of gloom and grief gripped the Kokernag village of Islamabad when dead body of a 22-year-old labourer, Muhammad Ashraf Sheikh, reached the area after exhumation.

The exhumation was executed on the orders of district magistrate Bandipora. Sheikh’s family members identified the body, and later brought it to Press Enclave in Srinagar where they protested, demanding an impartial probe. Later the body was taken to Kokernag for the last rites.

Ashraf, a resident of Pehlipora-Drawey in Kokernag had gone missing on June 3, from Dalgate Srinagar and was killed near Brar village in Bandipora the same day by the Indian troops in a fake encounter. Ashraf’s family members, after failing to trace him, submitted a missing report at Nehru Park police Station Srinagar on June 16.

Earlier, the Bandipora police had registered an FIR on June 3 and stated that Sheikh was murdered and the body was handed over to it by 3-Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Division (JAKLI). People in Brar village, stated that troopers of 3 JAKLI brought a youth in a Tata Sumo vehicle and shot him dead. The police, after completing all medico legal formalities, handed over the dead body to Jamia Auqaf Nassu for burial. The investigation of the case was set in motion and statements of witnesses were recorded. However, on June 22, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, brother of the deceased, approached the Police Station Bandipore claiming that it was body of his brother. After which the exhumation of the body was carried.

As soon as Ashraf’s body reached his native village, thousands of people who had gathered to perform last rites shouted anti-India and pro-liberation slogans and demanded stern action against the culprits.

Ashraf belongs to village of Abdul Rehman Padder, a carpenter who was killed in a fake encounter by Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel in December 2006 on the outskirts of Ganderbal district.

Indian troops martyr seven more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, June 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred seven more innocent Kashmiri youth at different places.

Personnel of 12-Assam regiment killed four youth at Trehgam in Kupwara while troops of 31-Rashtriya Riffles shot dead two at Nariwan in Shopian. Another youth was shot dead by Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Chaterhama in Srinagar. Earlier, an Indian army officer was killed and four other personnel injured during an attack in the same area of Srinagar.

A trooper of 16-Dogra Regiment was electrocuted while cutting grass in Sunjwan army ground in Jammu.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission of occupied Kashmir has described killing of a youth Qazi Muhammad Yousuf of Theed Harwan as custodial killing by police and recommended stern action against officers and subordinate staff involved in the murder. The victim was arrested on October 29, 2005 and was later killed in Chatterhama on the same night.

Police harassed the family members of the youth when they tried to seek justice. Finally the family approached the Human Rights Commission filing a complaint against the police.

The Commission, citing an FIR registered in police station Zakura as a proof, said that the youth was killed in police custody and rejected the report of the director general of police terming it as false and baseless.

Troops martyr 2 more innocent Kashmiris

98 troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, June 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district. The youth were killed by troops during violent military operation at Gagaldara in the district. The operation in the area was still continuing till last reports came in.

Dead body of one 45-year old, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai was recovered from Frisipora in Pulwama.

Meanwhile, a Special Police Officer of Indian army committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Bela colony in Rajouri. This has brought the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 98 since January 2007.

Indian troops martyr twelve innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred twelve innocent Kashmiri youth at different places.

Troops of 2/8 Gadwal regiment during violent military operations killed eight youth at Salhutri in Mendhar. Three youth were shot dead by personnel of 7-Gadwal regiment at Sonapandi Machil in Kupwara while another by 32 Rashtriya rifles at Khaipora in Baramulla.

A scavenger Ghulam Mohiudin Malik was killed in a bomb explosion at Shaglipora in Budgam and a civilian Mohammad Asgar was injured when a detonator exploded in his hands at Chareel in Reasi.

A trooper of 12-Artillary Brigade was killed in a road mishap in Uri and personnel of Assam regiment was injured in an attack at Shal Batho in Kupwara.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case of molestation against two troopers of 161-battalion Territorial Army and Special Police Officer of 30-Rashtriya Rifles in police station Handwara. The trio Thursday molested a 23-year-old girl when she was grazing her cattle in the nearby area of Nowgam in Handwara.

Srinagar, June 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Shopian district.

The dead bodies of martyred youth, Aiyaz Ahmad Shah and Bajeer Kalas were recovered from the debris of residential house destroyed by the troops of 44-Rashtriya Rifles with heavy mortar shelling during siege and search operation at Narpora in the district.

Three civilians including a child and a woman were injured in a grenade blast near Secretariat area of Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar Sessions Court asked police authorities to clarify its position on the custodial disappearance of Rafiq Ahmed Sheikh.

Indian army officer among 8 killed in IHK

97 troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, June 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, eight Indian troops including a lieutenant colonel were killed in an attack in Kishtwar district. A party of Indian troops was attacked at Watsar in the district in which Lt Col Ajay Kumar Verma, Major SK Singh and Naik Rajinder Singh were among the killed personnel.

A trooper of 59 Rashtriya Rifles committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at Deolmarg in Reasi while a Special Police Officer committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Zengam in Lolab, taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 97 since January 2007.

Dead body of a missing civilian, Abdul Hamid Butt was recovered from an orchard at Ram Garh in Kulgam. Twelve people were critically injured in a bomb blast in Baramulla town.

Indian Police arrested eight persons including Shabir Ahmed, Noor Muhammad and Ali Muhammad from Kishtwar and Abdul Qayoom Wani, Haji Bashir Ahmed Butt, Ghulam Hassan Khan, Sheikh Tariq and Farooq Ahmed from different areas of Srinagar.

Troops martyr 1 more innocent Kashmiri youth

Protests in Srinagar, troops resort to force

Srinagar, June 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more innocent youth in Pattan town. The youth was killed during a siege and search operation at Sad Mohalla.

Unidentified gunmen barged into a house and killed 42-year-old civilian at Gujjarpatti in Kangan.

Transporters observed complete wheel jam strike for the fourth consecutive day, today, in occupied Kashmir against anti-people policies of the puppet regime. People took to the streets in different areas of Srinagar city and several demonstrators were injured when Indian troops resorted to brute force at Nowhatta.

Liberation leaders condemn transfer of land

In Srinagar, senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani while speaking at a press conference and APHC leader, Bilal Ghani Lone in a media interview strongly denounced the handing over of forestland by the puppet administration to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board. They maintained that India by settling non-Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir was working on a plan to change the majority of the territory into minority. They said that an agitation would be launched against the illegal transfer of the land.

Seven Indian Border Security Force personnel were injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling in over turned at Dungi in Reasi.

Protest against Indian state terrorism in Pulwama

95 Indian troops commit suicide since January 2007

Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, torture of a family including an 80-year-old civilian by Indian troops triggered massive protests in Pulwma town.

The troops of 44-Rashtriya Rifles of Nittin Dajan camp barged into the house and severely beat up an 80-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Najar, Sajad Ahmad Najar, Shaheena and Raja at Abhama in Keller area of the town. Massive protest demonstration was held against Indian state terrorism. The protesters raised full-throated anti-India and pro-liberation slogans on the occasion.

Hundreds of the tent owners staged protest and blocked the Srinagar-Leh Highway for several hours against the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) for not allowing them to enter Baltal area.  “When we started erecting tents at Baltal, the Hindu Shrine Board authorities headed by the governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha raised objections and forced us to leave the place. The SASB is hampering our livelihood by stopping us to erect tents for business as this is our only source of income,” Abdul Gani, a tent owner told mediamen.

Bashir Mir, President Baltal Traders Association said, “We are going to launch agitation against the transfer of Baltal land to the Hindu Shrine Board.”

Meanwhile, 40 people were injured when police personnel resorted to brute force to disperse the agitated employees, who were protesting against anti-people policies of the puppet regime at Shaheed Gunj in Srinagar.

Troops martyr 2 more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Keran area of Kupwara district. The youth were shot dead in a fake encounter during a crackdown operation.

Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest against Indian troopers’ attempts to molest women in Bandipora town. The angry protesters shouted full-throated anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.

Meanwhile, body of a 58-year old man was recovered from a bus stand in Mendhar town.

Thousands protest against custodial killing in Doda

94 Indian troops commit suicide since January 2007

Srinagar, June 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people, participated including a large number of women, took to the streets in Doda town today in protest against killing of a youth in custody by Indian troops.

The protesters shouted hi-pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans. At least 13 persons were injured when an army vehicle deliberately hit a passenger van at Langate in Handwara.

An Indian trooper committed suicide by hanging himself inside an army camp at Malpur Kanachak in Jammu, taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 94 since January 2007.

Addressing a function in Srinagar today, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah deplored that Indian rulers had been disgracing people’s sacred places and harming their religious sentiments to suppress their genuine aspirations. The function was organised by the Kashmir Sikh Students Federation to mark the 24th anniversary of the Blue Star Operation, which resulted in the demolition of Golden Temple in Amritsar.

A senior advocate of Mumbai High Court, Dhairyasheel Patil and a prominent Kashmiri intellectual, Dr Sheikh Shaukat Hussain, addressing a gathering at Kashmir University in Srinagar maintained that Kashmir was a political issue, which could be resolved by providing the people of Kashmir with their basic right to self-determination. The student leaders on the occasion said that Kashmiris’ sacrifices were meant to liberate their homeland from Indian subjugation.

Troops martyr nine more innocent Kashmiri youth in IHK

Srinagar, June 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred nine more innocent Kashmiri youth at different places.

Of those martyred, three youth each were shot dead by the troops in Keran area of Kupwara and Peer Gali in Rajouri while two at Sarpathri in Shopian. The troops also martyred a 33-year-old youth in a fake encounter at Brar in Bandipora.

Troops martyr two more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, June 03 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of stat terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Bandipore. Troops of 57-Rashtriya Rifles during military operation killed two youth and destroyed two-storied house of one Muhammad Subhan Dar with heavy mortar shelling at Dar Mohalla in Bandipore.

During siege and search operations troops of 32-Rashtriya Rifles destroyed a house of Abdul Ahad Butt with heavy mortar shelling at Watergam in Rafiabad while personnel of 30-Rashtriya Rifles damaged a shrine at Chottipora in Handwara.

At least 40 employees were injured when police personnel resorted to brute force to disperse hundreds employees who were protesting against puppet regime’s anti-people policies in Srinagar.

Two Special Task Force personnel were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was damaged in a landmine blast at Barkote in Handwara.

An Indian trooper of Border Security Force committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance inside his camp in North Kashmir, taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 92 since January 2007.

Troops martyr four more innocent Kashmiris

Protest demons against Indian state terrorism

Srinagar, June 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred four more innocent Kashmiri youth at two different places. Of those martyred, two youth were shot dead at Chuntipora village in Handwara while two others at Watergam in Baramulla.

Thousands of people, shouting anti-India and pro-liberation slogans, took to the streets to protest against the killings in Watargam.

At least 30 people including many women were injured when Indian police personnel resorted to brute force to disperse hundreds of people protesting against puppet regime’s anti-people policies at Khushpora area of Rafiabad. Another protest demonstration was held at Pakherpora area of Pulwama against the thrashing of a doctor by the police.

91 troopers commit suicide since January 2007
An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at an Army Camp in Pargwal area of Jammu taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 91 since January 2007.

On the other hand, senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has been put under house arrest, at his residence in Srinagar, to prevent him from attending the All India Convention of Minorities, scheduled to be held in Amritsar on Wednesday.

APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah addressing public gatherings at different places in Jammu region said that human rights violations in the occupied territory continued unabated despite Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh’s promise of zero tolerance against such abuses.

Protesters subjected to brute force in IHK

91 troopers commit suicide since January 2007

Srinagar, June 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 30 people including women were injured and three girls fainted when Indian police personnel resorted to brute force to disperse hundreds of people protesting against puppet regime’s anti-people policies at Khushpora area of Rafiabad.

The police fired dozens of teargas shells and resorted to heavy baton charge to disperse the demonstrators. The protestors also raised high-pitched slogans against the puppet regime.

Protest demonstration was also held at Pakherpora area of Pulwama against the thrashing of one doctor, Showkat Rashid by the police.

The personnel of Special Operations Group (SOG) and 23 Punjab Battalion of Indian army arrested an innocent youth, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan from his residence in the Chak-Arsalankhan area of Bandipora.

Meanwhile, an Indian trooper, Haveldar Jaspal Singh of 14 Sikh Light Infantry, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at an Army Camp in Pargwal area of Jammu taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 91 since January 2007.

Indian troops martyr 30 Kashmiris in may

Islamabad, June 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 30 Kashmiris including a woman and a child, in the outgoing month of May.According to the data, compiled by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, the total of Kashmiris martyred included two killed in custody.

Three youth went missing in custody, 64 were arrested and 146 persons were injured as a result of troops’ use of brute force against the people.

Three women were disgraced or misbehaved, 3 got widowed and 5 children were orphaned during the month.

Three residential houses were also damaged by the troops with heavy mortar shelling during siege and search operations.

3 including woman martyred in occupied Kashmir

89 Indian troops commit suicide since January 2007

Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred three more innocent Kashmiris including a woman at two different places.

Of those martyred, dead bodies of a husband and wife were recovered from the debris of a residential house destroyed by the troops with heavy mortar shelling at Khandipura in Doda. Another youth was shot dead in Haihama area of Kupwara.

Talking to mediamen in Srinagar, senior APHC leader, Shaikh Abdul Aziz strongly condemned the killings and deplored stepped up Indian state terrorism. He appreciated Amnesty International’s recent report calling for an impartial and immediate probe into the discovery of unnamed mass graves. The APHC leader appealed to the international community to exert pressure on India to stop human rights violations in the occupied territory.

On the other hand, an Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside an army camp in Rajouri town, taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 89 since January 2007. A trooper was injured in an attack in Keran.

Troops martyr one more innocent youth

Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred one more innocent youth during siege and search operation at Haihama in Kupwara.

Unidentified gunmen abducted and tortured 18-year-old Nisar Ahmad Mir at Wagoora in Pattan.

Police personnel used batons and tear gas shells against Kashmir University students who were protesting against the forced evacuation of students from campus hostels before the visit of Indian President in the University.

The acting President of the Kashmir University students Union (KUSU), Saqib Amin and the president of Kashmir University Research Scholars Association (KURSA), Parvaiz Ahmed Butt in their separate statements condemned the evacuation of students from the hostels and the police action against agitating students.

Over 30 houses were damaged due to blasts that were executed by the puppet authorities engaged in the construction of a railway line at Banihal in Ramban district on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.  Residents staged protest demonstrations against the puppet regime’s anti-people policies.

A Junior Commissioned Officer  (JCO) of 8th KLI unit died and seven others including another JCO injured after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell in a deep gorge at Faskin on Srinagar-Jammu high way. A trooper was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a rented accommodation at Subash Nagar in Jammu.

The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society staged a silent sit-in at Municipal Park in Srinagar today urging international organisations to impress upon India to disclose the whereabouts of disappeared persons.

Troops martyr one more innocent Kashmiri youth

Students boycott Indian President’s function

Srinagar, May 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more innocent youth in Bari area of Doda district. Dead body of one youth each was recovered from Charwari in Ramban and Charsoo in Awantipora.

In Srinagar, the students of Kashmir University boycotted the function addressed by the visiting Indian President, Pratibha Patil in the campus today. The function was organised to inaugurate a new faculty, the Kashmir Study Centre. The student leaders told mediamen that the Indian President’s visit to the occupied territory had no justification as the occupation troops were engaged in violating Kashmiris’ basic human rights.

The students held a separate demonstration in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar to protest against the anti-people policies of the puppet regime. Several areas in Srinagar city remained in military siege today to prevent demonstrations on the occasion of Indian President’s visit. A protest march is scheduled to be staged tomorrow in Kashmir University campus against Indian state terrorism.

Troops’ vehicle crushes 70-year-old man to death in IHK

Srinagar/Jammu, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a fast moving army vehicle deliberately crushed to death a 70-year-old civilian, Habibullah, in Ramban town.

The killing triggered a forceful anti-India demonstration in the town.

Dead body of one each civilian was recovered from Trigam Nallah in Banihal and Iran De Khetra in Rajouri.

Complete strike in occupied Kashmir tomorrow

Indian troops martyr 2 more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete strike will be observed, tomorrow, on the occasion of Indian President, Pratibha Patil’s visit to the territory.

The Indian President arrived in Srinagar today, amid unprecedented high security.

Call for the strike has been given by senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. All government and semi government offices, educational institutions, banks and business establishments will remain closed. The strike is intended to convey the message to the world that Kashmiri people did not accept Indian occupation despite stepped-up state terrorism.

Meanwhile, Indian troops martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth one each at Marmat area of Doda and Kori Hill in Rajouri. Forceful anti-India and pro-liberation protest demonstrations were held in the areas. Senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah while talking to mediamen in Srinagar strongly condemned killings of the youth.

Two Indian troops were killed when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into River Chenab on Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

Indian troops martyr innocent youth in IHK

Srinagar, May 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred an innocent youth in Rajouri district, today. Troops killed the civilian Mohammad Lateef of Kandi during crackdown operation at Neela-Doke in the district.

People staged a forceful anti-India demonstration against Indian state terrorism at Wanigam Haiderbaigh in Pattan.

Meanwhile, an Indian trooper Naik Sukhdev Singh of 18 Jammu and Kashmir rifles was critically injured in a landmine explosion at Dabal post in Rajouri.

88 Indian troops commit suicide since January 2007

Srinagar, May 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Islamabad district.
Suresh Chander of Rashtriya Rifles unit shot himself inside a camp at High Ground in the district. The death toll of such killings among Indian troops has reached 88 since January 2007. Chander is the fifth trooper who has committed suicide in the occupied territory in a fortnight.

Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more innocent Kashmiri youth, in a fake encounter, at Sadarkot area of Bandipora.

A trooper, Sanjay Kumar was killed when he slipped down from a hill in Kralpora. The dead body of a youth, Abdul Hameed Wani was recovered from Lal-Kul-Nalah in Kupwara.

Two persons were electrocuted and three others received grievous burn injuries when an 11KV high-tension electricity line touched a 220V line in Bandi area of Baramulla.

Panic-stricken villagers took to the streets and staged strong protest demonstration against the negligence of the Maintenance Wing of the Power Development Department (PDD). They demanded strict action against the employees of PDD.

Indian troops martyr two more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, May 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth at two different places.

Of those martyred, one youth, Tanveer Ahmad was shot dead by the troops of 14-Rashtriya Rifles during military operation at Kuta Bela in Bandipur and another at Gambhir in Rajouri.

Five people including three children were killed in a grenade blast near a house at Gurmal in Neel area of Ramban district.

Hundreds of residents staged massive protest demonstrations against Indian state terrorism at Padroo Keller in Shopian and Tral in Pulwama. “The entire area is under cordon for the past seven days. We are not allowed to go outside by the CRPF personnel,” the protestors of Shopian told media men.

Troops martyr eight more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred eight more innocent Kashmiri youth at different places.

Of those martyred, six youth were killed by troops during siege and search operation at Lugam in Tral and one each at Gambhir in Rajouri and Tarkundi in Poonch areas.

Dead body of a 60-year old civilian was recovered from Baila Wussan in Ganderbal.

An Indian trooper of Central Reserve Police Force committed suicide by shooting himself with his own service rifle at Palhalan in Pattan taking the death toll of such killings amongst Indian troops to 87, since January 2007.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai High Court in India has stayed a trial of an innocent Kashmiri youth Ghulam Mustafa till June 5, who was arrested by Indian police on fake case at Mumbai International Airport in 1992.

87 Indian troopers commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, May 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian trooper was killed and four others critically injured in an attack at Mawar in Handwara.

A trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his own service rifle at Palhalan in Baramulla taking the death toll by such killings among Indian troops to 87, since January 2007. Throat-slit body of a 26-year old youth was recovered from Drebgam in Pulwama.

Kashmir dangerous place due to HR violations

Indian troops martyr 2 more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, May 14 (KMS): Senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah has warned that occupied Kashmir has become one of the most dangerous places of the world due to unabated human rights violations by Indian troops.

The APHC leader addressing Hurriyet activists in Shopian today, maintained that all the three parties to Kashmir dispute, Pakistan, India and Kashmiris should sit together to reach at a negotiated settlement to ensure peace and security in South Asia.

Earlier, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and other APHC leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi and Nayeem Ahmed Khan addressing a function in Chadoora, paid glowing tributes to Kashmiri martyrs urging India to give up intransigence over the process of resolving the Kashmir dispute.

Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Gandoh area of Doda. Two personnel of Indian Central Reserve police Force were killed in an attack at Podder Kellar in Pulwama while a trooper was injured in another attack in Kangan.

Hundreds of people staged a protest demonstration against the injuring of four civilians by Indian troops in Dangiwacha area of Baramulla district.

Indian troops martyr 3 more innocent Kashmiris

85 troopers commit suicide since January 2007

Srinagar, May 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred three more innocent Kashmiri youth, one of them at Draba in Surankote and two at Rakh Amb Tali in Samba.

Earlier, two troopers were killed and sixteen others injured in an attack in the same area of Samba. The injured included an army Major and a Sub Inspector of Border Security Force.

An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in an army camp in Kangan, taking the death toll of such killings among Indian troops to 85 since January 2007.

Troops martyr three innocent Kashmiris

84 Indian troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, May 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred three innocent Kashmiri youth at different places, today.

Personnel of 17/Dogra regiment killed two youth during military operation in Darsun area of Kupwara district while the troops of Garhwal Rifles and Border Security Force during siege and search operation martyred youth. Earlier troops killed three persons including a photojournalist, Ashok Sodhi and a woman Shashi Bala and injured two others at Kali Mandi in Samba. A trooper was killed and a Major injured in the same area.

Indian army personnel of Engineering Regiment, Naik SBP Raju, committed suicide by hanging himself at Engineering Regiment unit in Udhampur, taking the death toll by such killings among Indian troops to 84 since January 2007.

Indian trooper kills his officer

Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In yet another case of fratricide in the Indian army, a trooper killed his senior officer inside a unit in Nowshera area of Srinagar.

Naib subedar, Lal Bahadur Singh, in a clerical job, died after he was shot at by his fellow trooper, Inderjeet Singh of Signal Company. Immediately after the incident, the army arrested the shooter. The duo- Lal Bahadur Singh and Inderjeet Singh- were having strained relations after the latter reportedly accused Lal Bahadur Singh of delaying his personal documents. They fought over the issue, which resulted in the killing of Singh.

Indian troops martyr two more Kashmiri youth

Thousands of people attend funeral prayers

Srinagar, May 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred two more innocent youth at Tesoornar in Handwara, last night. Earlier, an Indian trooper was killed in an attack in the same area.

Thousands of people attended Ghaibana Nimaz-e-Jinaza at various places in the occupied territory today of the four Kashmiri youth who were killed in custody by the troops in Pattan, Sopore and Handwara during the last two days.

Senior Kashmir Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani talking to media men in Srinagar, welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s upholding Kashmiris’ right to self-determination during his address to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad.

APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah addressing Hurriyet activists at Achabal in Islamabad emphasised that Kashmiris’ unparalleled sacrifices would never be allowed to go waste.

Four more innocent Kashmiris martyred

Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred four more innocent Kashmiri youth at different places.

Of those martyred, dead bodies of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Butt and Mohammad Ramzan Rishi were recovered from the residential houses destroyed by the personnel of 21-Rashtriya Rifles during siege and search operation at Khan Mohalla in Handwara while two were shot dead at Bhimdasa in Reasi.

Forceful Anti-India demonstrations were held in Handwara, Baramulla and Srinagar areas against the continued Indian state terrorism.

Troops martyr four more innocent Kashmiris

Anti-India protest demonstration in Kupwara

Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred four more innocent Kashmiri youth today at different places.

Dead bodies of Tanveer Ahmad and Imtiyaz Ahmad were recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the troops with the heavy mortar shelling during siege and search operation at Khawaja Bagh in Baramulla. One youth each was shot dead at Kalian in Reasi and Mandher in Poonch.

Meanwhile, a protest strike was observed against Indian state terrorism in Baramulla, while a forceful anti-India demonstration was held against the injuring of a 60-year old civilian, Muhammad Abdullah Shah by the indiscriminate firing of 18-Rashtriya Rifles at Sawayan in Lolab area of Kupwara district.

An Indian trooper of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was run over by a train near Sainik Colony in Jammu city.

Indian trooper kills his two colleagues

Jammu, April 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian troops succumbed to the injuries they had sustained from the firing of their colleague, who later on committed suicide on Monday in Katra town of Reasi district.

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable, Veerinder Singh, before committing suicide, had shot at and critically injured his two colleagues including an inspector, who later on died while being shifted to hospital.

Six persons killed in IHK road mishap

Jammu, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least six people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a road accident on Friday in Reasi district.

The incident occurred when a passenger vehicle skidded off a road and fell into a 500-feet deep gorge at Arnas area in the district.

Troops martyr two more innocent Kashmiris

Syed Ali Gilani under house arrest in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district.

The dead bodies of Muneer Ahmad and Zahoor Ahmad were recovered from the debris of a residential house destroyed by the troops during siege and search operation at Palhalan in Pattan area of the district. Earlier two troops were also killed in the same area. Forceful anti-India protest demonstration was held in Pattan area.

Dead body of a missing youth, Bilal Ahmad Butt was recovered from Tangchatter in Kangan while body of a girl Rubeena was recovered from Nagnari in Boniyar.

Seven civilians and a Special Police Officer were injured in a grenade blast at Main Chowk in Sopore.

Meanwhile, senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani was placed under house arrest in Srinagar because he was scheduled to pay a visit to Pattan to lead a protest demonstration against Indian state-terrorism. Puppet authorities asked him not to venture out.

Indian troops martyr one more innocent Kashmiri youth

Gilani concerned over unnamed mass graves’ discovery

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more innocent Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in Kishtwar.

An Indian police personnel was killed in an attack in the same area while four Indian troops including a Colonel were injured in a separate attack in Handwara. Indian police arrested an innocent Kashmiri youth in Sogam area of Kupwara.

Meanwhile, senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani visited Palhalan, Pattan, and paid glowing tributes to two innocent Kashmiri youth who were martyred by the troops, yesterday. Addressing a large public gathering on the occasion, he expressed grave concern over the discovery of unnamed mass graves in Baramulla and said that Indian troops were involved in gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

Addressing a separate gathering in the same area, the APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmed Khan strongly condemned Indian state terrorism and reiterated Kashmiris’ pledge to continue their liberation struggle till its logical conclusion.

Indian troops martyr one more innocent Kashmiri youth

Gilani concerned over unnamed mass graves’ discovery

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more innocent Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in Kishtwar.

An Indian police personnel was killed in an attack in the same area while four Indian troops including a Colonel were injured in a separate attack in Handwara. Indian police arrested an innocent Kashmiri youth in Sogam area of Kupwara.

Meanwhile, senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani visited Palhalan, Pattan, and paid glowing tributes to two innocent Kashmiri youth who were martyred by the troops, yesterday. Addressing a large public gathering on the occasion, he expressed grave concern over the discovery of unnamed mass graves in Baramulla and said that Indian troops were involved in gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

Addressing a separate gathering in the same area, the APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmed Khan strongly condemned Indian state terrorism and reiterated Kashmiris’ pledge to continue their liberation struggle till its logical conclusion.

Indian troops martyr three more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, April 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred three more innocent Kashmiri youth including a teenager boy at different places.

The personnel of 33 and 6 battalions of Rashtriya Rifles killed one youth during violent operation at Chournar in Kupwara and another in Sopore town. A teenager Irshad Ahmad Butt was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle of Indian Central Reserve Police Force of 181-battalion at Wathoora in Chadoora area of Budgam. Forceful protest demonstration led by the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Zaffar Akbar Butt was held in the area against the killing. Speaking on the occasion, he said that huge deployment of Indian troops in the area has turned life of people into hell adding the roads have turned into death traps due to occupation forces in the disputed territory.

The Indian troops arrested six innocent civilians during house raids from Sopore and Kishtwar areas.

Meanwhile, at least four persons were killed and 32 injured in separate road accidents in Udhampur, Doda and Kishtwar areas.

Protest demo against custodial killing of a boy

81 Indian troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, May 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred 46 innocent Kashmiris, including five in custody, during the last month of April.

The data revealed that six Kashmiris went missing in custody, 118 were arrested and 139 persons were injured when the troops subjected them to severe torture. The troops molested seven women and destroyed 23 residential houses during the month.

A forceful protest demonstration marked with a complete strike was held at Velgam in Handwara today, against the killing of a 9th class student in custody by Indian troops. The protesters on the occasion raised high pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans. People took to the streets against anti-people policies of the puppet regime in Handwara and Mendhar town of Poonch district. Enraged people on the occasion raised slogans against the administration.

Meanwhile, an Indian trooper committed suicide by jumping into a river at Kither in Doda, bringing suicide killings among Indian troops to 81 since January 2007. Another Indian trooper was killed by one of his colleagues at Gumgund in Kupwara.

Over 30 labourers were buried under a massive landslide in Kishtwar.

Protests in IHK against 13-year boy’s killing

Srinagar, April 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, massive protests erupted against the killing of a 13-year-old boy by a speedy vehicle of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Qazigund area.

A vehicle of 154-BN of CRPF deliberately crushed to death a young boy Aamir Hussain Mir near Saisman in the area. Hundreds of people took to streets and halted Srinagar-Jammu highway for several hours.  They also shouted anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.

Dead body with marks of torture was recovered near Sozeth in Budgam while another body of a missing woman was recovered from Dhan Garh in Reasi.

Meanwhile, the residents of Gool-Ramban staged protest demonstration against the disappearance in custody of one Tariq Hussain. The mother of the disappeared youth told mediamen that Indian troops arrested her son during house raid on April 15 and his whereabouts were not known yet

Troops martyr one more innocent Kashmiri youth

78 Indian troops commit suicide since Jan 2007

Srinagar, April 15 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more innocent Kashmiri youth at Kandi in Kupwara.

Two Indian troopers committed suicide by shooting themselves.

Among those one trooper of 53-Rashtriya Rifles committed suicide by shooting himself with his own service rifle at Waza Bagh camp in Chrar-e-Sharif area of Budgam district while another personnel of 19-Infantry Division committed suicide when he shot himself with his service weapon at an army camp at Baramulla, taking the toll of such deaths amongst Indian troops to 78 since January 2007. Assistant Commandant of Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel died in a cardiac arrest at his camp in Kakapora in Pulwama.

A 9th class boy Ashiq Hussain was critically injured in a blast at Pahloo-Achabal in Islamabad. The doctors amputated hands of the boy while a civilian was tortured in custody by the police personnel at Bhalla in Doda.

Meanwhile, Indian army authorities have begun shifting troopers to the Line of Control (LoC) in occupied Kashmir. Public Relations officer of Indian army Lt Col. Anil Mathur, told media men, “Troops are coming out from barracks, and are occupying the routes of LoC.” And General Officer Commander (GOC), of 16 corps, Lt Gen R K Karwal told reporters in Jammu that they have also moved additional troops to Indo-Pak border. He added, ”We have deployed additional troops along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch sectors.

Troops martyr one more innocent youth in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more innocent youth in Srinagar district, today.

Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel killed the youth during violent military operation at Theed-Harwan in the district.

Meanwhile, dead body of a woman was recovered from Marazi Gund Dal in Baramulla while another body of Fayaz Ahmad Handoo was recovered at Dastageer Sahib Khanyar in Srinagar.

A constable of 68-battalion of Border Security Force attempted suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at Gulmarg while another personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force, Manoj Nath of 156-Bn shot at and injured himself at Aadoo in Phalgam. The injured troopers were hospitalised.

On the other hand,senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, addressing a public gathering at Chakoora in Pulwama maintained that the Kashmiri martyrs’ sacrifices would never be allowed to go waste and the people of Kashmir were destined to secure their right to self-determination

Troops martyr two more innocent Kashmiris

Launch operations in Kupwara district

Srinagar April 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Kupwara and Pulwama districts.

Indian troops of 47-battalion of Rashtriya Rifles during violent military operations killed one youth at Chorkhan Nallah in Kupwara district, while Shabbir Ahmad Butt was shot dead by 55-battalion of Rashtriya Rifles at Peer Mohalla in Pulwama district.

Indian troops of 28-Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 47-RR, 160 Territorial Army (TA) and 2-Para regiment launched big military operations at Sheikhnar, Sogam, Lolab, Kandi and Natnussa in Kupwara district.

Meanwhile, the five-member High Court Bar Association team, led by its President Nazir Ahmad Roonga, visited the New Delhi’s Tihar jail and met 75 innocent illegally detained Kashmiris.

Troops martyr two more innocent Kashmiris

Launch operations in Kupwara district

Srinagar April 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred two more innocent Kashmiri youth in Kupwara and Pulwama districts.

Indian troops of 47-battalion of Rashtriya Rifles during violent military operations killed one youth at Chorkhan Nallah in Kupwara district, while Shabbir Ahmad Butt was shot dead by 55-battalion of Rashtriya Rifles at Peer Mohalla in Pulwama district.

Indian troops of 28-Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 47-RR, 160 Territorial Army (TA) and 2-Para regiment launched big military operations at Sheikhnar, Sogam, Lolab, Kandi and Natnussa in Kupwara district.

Meanwhile, the five-member High Court Bar Association team, led by its President Nazir Ahmad Roonga, visited the New Delhi’s Tihar jail and met 75 innocent illegally detained Kashmiris.

Thousands attend funeral prayers in IHK

Srinagar, April 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, funeral prayers were offered at a large scale in various cities and towns today, for the unidentified persons buried in recently discovered mass graves in Baramulla district.

The biggest Ghaibana Jenaza prayer was offered at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar which was participated by thousands of people including the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Fazl Haq Qureshi and Nayeem Ahmed Khan. People on the occasion shouted high pitched anti-India and pro-liberation slogans.

The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar deplored that the unmarked graves have further established the fact that India was continuously engaged in the genocide of Kashmiris. He urged India to stop its repressive activities to pave way for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Meanwhile, a big protest demonstration was held against Indian state terrorism at Hajan in Sonawari, which was led by senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani. Addressing on the occasion, he reiterated Kashmiris’ pledge to continue the liberation struggle till its conclusion.

Indian troops martyr 3 more innocent Kashmiri youth

Srinagar, April 10 (KMS):  In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, have martyred three more innocent Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter in Lolab, Kupwara.

The youth were martyred by the police and 2 Para regiment of the troops.

Troops martyr six more innocent Kashmiris

Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred six innocent Kashmiri youth at different places.

Of those martyred, four were shot dead by troops at Gulabgarh in Reasi and one each in Kishtawar and Doda areas.

Meanwhile, people including drivers at Kaloosa, Kenusa, Saderkoot, Hajin, Sumbal and Naid Khai areas of Bandipora district accused troops of unnecessarily beating and harassing them. Talking to media men they said that if the troopers do not mend their inhuman attitude, they would stage protest demonstrations. “The troopers unnecessarily harass us. They recently beat up a driver at Watlab when he was on way to Bandipora,” said Muhammad Ashraf, a driver adding, “We are forced to remain stranded for hours whenever a convoy moves by the Sopore-Bandipora road.”

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