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Government on Sunday banned and placed strict restrictions on the proposed seminar in which the different minority leaders from India were scheduled to participate and speak and in which the possibilities of a collective course of action against the fascist policies of the communal government of India was also planned to be discussed. While terming the action of the government as state terrorism, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani condemned it in strong words and said that the fascist and the communal government of India want to suppress all the minorities by using its state power and it is the

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Terming the so called state government headed by Mufti Sayeed, as an anti-Muslim regime, National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan Sunday said that eviction of Jammu Muslims and choking the voice of valleyites indicate that Majority population is to face tougher times ahead. He appealed the JK Muslims to ignore their differences and unite to resist the government onslaught already started from Jammu to Srinagar. According to a statement issued to KNS, during his continuous house detention, Nayeem Ahmad Khan said that the so called government has not only failed to secure the majority population of JK but it has disappointed the flood

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday echoed the words of some separatist parties saying after the statement of union defense minister Manohar Parikar, people are being targeted and killed one by one in Kashmir. “The statement of the union Defense minister that terrorists will be killed by terrorists indictes that the Ikhwan era is being reincarnated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and that immediately after the statement people were targeted and killed in Sopore,” Omar while addressing people in Lal Chowk. He took further dig at the dispensation castigating the deputy chief minister Dr

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The family members of Sopore shopkeeper Khurshid Ahmed Bhat who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Bomai Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday night hold Indian agencies responsible for the killing of Bhat. The father of the slain youth while terming it as ‘target killing’ said that he has no expectations from the present government. “Yesterday, Sheikh Altaf became the prey of target killing, today it was my son and tomorrow it will be some other person. I appeal people and media to expose these killers. My son was not killed by militants but it was

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Ayesha Amin, the woman who emerged during Omar Abdullah’s rally, asking for justice. As former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was busy in addressing his supporters at Regal Chowk Srinagar on Saturday afternoon, a middle aged woman after trying to break the security cordon, yelled at him, “My daughter was murdered during your rule and your government did nothing. Don’t say you are the sympathizer of the people.” The woman was immediately taken away by some of the National Conference supporters who requested her to calm down. Lot of people including journalists cornered the woman who identified herself as Ayesha Amin

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In a second incident of its kind in less than for days, unidentified gunmen on Friday killed a civilian in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police official told Global News Service (GNS) that unknown gunmen at around 9:00 pm opened fire from point blank range at the activist, Khursheed Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat of Bomai outside his residence. In the incident, Bhat received serious head injuries and was immediately shifted to sub-district hospital Sopore, he said. However, the doctors present there declared him brought dead. Bhat according to official sources was arrested for some

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Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house arrest and he was today on 12 June again forcibly stopped to participate in the Friday congregational prayers while as the police today placed the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat general secretary Muhammad Ashruf Sehrai, Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar and district president Srinagar and Ganderbal Raja Mehraj-ud-din under house arrest to prevent them from participating in the funeral prayers in absentia of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Shaheed Shaikh Altaf-ur-Rehman and they also were not allowed to perform their religious obligation. According to a statement issued to KNS, on the appeal of Syed Ali Geelani, people at different

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Kashmir Valley Friday witnessed various protest marches against the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Sheikh Altaf who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in North Kashmir’s Sopore town in Baramulla district on Tuesday. The call for protest marches was given by Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Geelani. The protest march in Sopore turned violent after scores of youth attacked police and CRPF personnel with stones at main chowk. Eyewitnesses told CNS that soon after Friday prayers, Hurriyat G activists organized a protest march from Jamia Masjid that culminated in main chowk. The march was attended by locals while some youth reportedly amid

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[From L to R] Zafar Choudhary, author of the book “Kashmir Conflict and Muslims of Jammu”; Editor in Chief of Rising Kashmir, Dr. Syed Shujaat Bukhari; activist Dr. Altaf Hussain, and Publisher Gulshan Books, Sheikh Ajaz Iqbal.Rising Kashmir foundation in collaboration with Gulshan Books released a book “Kashmir Conflict and Muslims of Jammu written by Zafar Choudhary. According to KNS correspondent speaking on the release of the book Noted civil society activist, Dr. Altaf Hussain said he as a Kashmiri Muslim was deeply pained for not having stood by the people of his own religion while a carnage was going

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Father of Tufail Ashraf Mattoo, who was killed on 11 June 2010 by police forces in Srinagar, addressing the gathering. Tufail’s killing started the mass uprising that went on for months. Kashmiri students today gathered to remember more than 120 people, mostly teenagers, who were killed during the mass uprising in 2010 in Kashmir. The gathering was organized by the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU) in the campus. A gathering of students from the campus and outside marked the day by assembling near Iqbal Library Lawns in afternoon. The university authorities, however, had shown stiff resistance against the event which

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