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Indian forces occupied Srinagar on Oct 27 in violation of int’l law: Kashmir affairs minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur on Saturday said Indian forces on 27th October, 1947, landed in Srinagar to occupy and oppress the innocent people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK) in a clear violation of international law. "Since then, India has continued to deny the people of Jammu and Kashmir their right to self determination and subjected them to the worst kind of human rights violations and oppression," he said in a message on Kashmir Black Day.…

Authorities disallow Ashura processions, Friday prayers in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not allow carrying out Ashura processions in Srinagar on Friday, after subjecting the mourners to brute force and arresting scores of them including Hurriyat leaders who were scheduled to lead the processions. Friday prayers also could not be held at the historic Jamia Masjid and other mosques in the city due to restrictions. The authorities had created curfew-like situation in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Kothibagh and Rainawari areas while deploying…

‘Rising Kashmir’ editor shot dead in India-Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Unknown gunmen shot a veteran journalist and his police bodyguard dead on Thursday in Srinagar city of India-Occupied Kashmir, police and witnesses said. Shujaat Bukhari, editor of an English language daily Rising Kashmir, had just entered his vehicle outside his office in the city's press enclave when assailants fired several shots from close range. "He (Bukhari) is no more. One of his two police bodyguards also died in the attack," a top police officer told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. Another…

Indian forces use brute force on mourners in Srinagar leaving dozens injured

SRINAGAR: Dozens of people were injured when Indian troops and police personnel used brute force on the funeral of a martyred youth in Srinagar, occupied Kashmir on Saturday. The youth, Qaiser Butt, in a new tactic of genocide by India, was deliberately run over by a vehicle of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nowhatta area of Srinagar during a demonstration, on Friday. He was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries early morning today, Kashmir Media Service reported. The puppet…

Complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir over killing of youth

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir against the killing of three youth in Chattabal area of Srinagar. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had given a call for the strike, according to Kashmir Media Service. The Indian troops killed three youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Chattabal area of Srinagar a day earlier. Another youth identified as Aadil Ahmed was killed when a vehicle of Indian forces…

Donkey receives admit card for services selection board

SRINAGAR: A donkey has been issued an admit card in Jammu and Kashmir by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) to appear for a recruitment test for naib tehsildars. The photo of the admit card, which has the donkey's picture on it, has gone viral on various social media platforms. According to reports, a prankster seemed to have filled up the form in the name of the animal "Kachur Khar"(which means Brown Donkey) to appear in the examination. #Donkey Bhai logo e ka, Donkey issued hall ticket to write exam…

Kashmiris all around world observing self-determination day today

MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR: People of Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) are observing the Right to Self-Determination day on Friday (today) to remind the international community of the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions on Kashmir adopted on this day (Jan 5) in 1949, acknowledging the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination. Kashmiris all around the world observe this day to draw the world attention towards the territorial dispute besides sensitizing the global community about early resolution of…

Kashmiris observe black day against Indian occupation

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over, are observing Black Day today to protest against the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. Following a strike call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and other pro-freedom organizations, a complete shutdown is being observed today in the occupied Kashmir. The black day marks 70 years of the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian forces. It was on this day that Indian troops illegally took control of the Himalayan region of…

Three civilians killed in Indian forces firing in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: At least three civilians were killed and dozens other were injured on Saturday when Indian troops opened fire on peaceful protesters in Pulwama district of India-occupied Kashmir region. The Indian occupation forces fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the enraged protesters, who took to the roads to protest against the killings of two Kashmiri youth during a search operation in Litter area of Pulwama district. According to local Kashmiri media, the protesters raised high-pitched anti-India…

Curfew imposed in parts of Occupied Kashmir on 14 August

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities have imposed restrictions on public gatherings in parts of Srinagar on Monday – Pakistan’s Independence Day – following the killings of two civilians in South Kashmir yesterday. The curbs have been imposed in Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, M.R. Gunj, and Safakadal areas of the city. Albeit, the officials stated that these restrictions have been imposed to maintain law and order situation after killings of two civilians but many political analysts view restrictions as an attempt to prevent…