IOK Shuts against Indian Repressive Measures

Srinagar, October 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed against the killings, arrests under draconian law Public Safety Act, destruction of houses, harassment of students, attack on journalists and all other measures of repression unleashed by Indian forces in the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops, other business establishments and educational institutions are closed while traffic is off the road. The authorities have suspended internet and mobile services in different areas of the Kashmir Valley. Stringent measures have been taken by the authorities in Srinagar and other parts of the valley in the name of security to prevent anti-India protests. The JRL in a statement expressed deep anguish over the killing of three youth Meraj-ud-Din Bangroo, Fahd Mushtaq Waza and Rayees Ahmed in a house destroyed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar on Wednesday. KASHMIR VOICE
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Lawyers Stage Boycott of Courts to Protest Killings

Srinagar, October 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, High Court Bar Association (HCBA) staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the ongoing spree of killings by Indian forces in the territory.
According to media sources, an HCBA spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said, “The lawyers abstained from courts in protest against killings at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar.” He said, “Hundreds of lawyers participated in the protest. The lawyers demanded of the international community to come forward and play its role effectively in stopping the genocide of the people of Kashmir.” “The international community should put pressure on New Delhi to settle the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” the spokesman quoted the Bar members as having said. “The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should immediately send a fact finding team to Kashmir so that the sufferings and miseries of the people of Kashmir are brought to the notice of the world community and effective measures are taken to stop the blood bath in Kashmir,” he added. Meanwhile, condemning the harassment of Kashmiri students by police and university authorities in different Indian states, the Bar demanded that no Kashmiri student should be implicated in false and frivolous cases or prevented from pursuing his studies in any university and college outside Kashmir. KASHMIR VOICE
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Glowing Tributes Paid To Fateh Kadal Martyrs

Srinagar, October 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Tehreek-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar yesterday.
According to media sources, the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said the authorities are using brute force against innocent Kashmiris. He said that killing and harassment could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the people of Kashmir. He also condemned the thrashing of photojournalists. Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement said that a game of death and destruction was going on in the occupied territory where the killing of youth and destruction of property had become a hobby for Indian occupation forces. The JKLF spokesman while paying rich tributes to the martyred youth said the whole Kashmir shares the grief and sorrow of the bereaved families. “This unending loss of loved ones is piercing the hearts and souls of Kashmiris and we all pray to Allah almighty to save the younger generation of Kashmiris from oppressors,” he added. Hurriyat leaders, Maulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Muhammad Musaddiq Aadil, Bilal Siddiqui, Zafar Akbar Butt, Hilal Ahmad War, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Farida Behenji, Muhammad Iqbal, Mir, Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Abdul Samad Inqilabi and the Awami Action Committee, in their statements said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not go waste and would bring positive results. Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir in its statement said that the people of Kashmir were facing the worst phase of history as they were being subjected to blatant violence at the hands of Indian forces for raising voice for their basic right of self-determination. Meanwhile, APHC leader Yasmin Raja led an anti-India protest march in Pampore area of Pulwama against the Srinagar killings. A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL) led by its chief organizer, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, today, visited the homes of martyr freedom fighters, Meraj-ud-din Bangru, Fahd Mushtaq and Raees Ahmad in Fateh Kadal, Srinagar, and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. KASHMIR VOICE
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Protest Rock Kashmir University against Pulwama Killing

Srinagar, October 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, massive protests rocked Kashmir University on Thursday against the killing of a youth by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today.
According to media sources, the students assembled at the varsity campus in Hazratbal and staged a protest against the killing of Showkat Ahmad Butt, a resident of Padgampora, Awantipora. The martyr was pursuing B. Pharmacy degree at the varsity until October 2, this year. The protesting students marched through the varsity campus raising massive anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Butt was killed by 50 RR of Indian army and Special Operations Group in Dougam Kakapora. KASHMIR VOICE
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Indian Police Arrest Nisar, Waza in IOK

Srinagar, October 18 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader Nisar Hussain Rather was on Thursday slapped with draconian Public Safety Act and shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.
According to media sources, Rather, the chairman of Tehreek-e-Wahdatul Islami, was detained by police on September 21 while he was leading a Moharram procession and was detained in Central Jail Srinagar. He was recently released from jail and was shifted to sub-jail at Kothi Bagh police station. “On Tuesday, sugar patient Rather was sent to his concerned police station at Bemina and was slapped with PSA, this morning, and shifted to Kotbalwal Jail in Jammu. Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and lodged him at Dakbanglow Khanabal in Islamabad district. He was detained while on way to Srinagar to express sympathy with the family of martyred youth. KASHMIR VOICE
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