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On the third death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru, his family has appealed pro-freedom organizations, legal experts and civil society members of Kashmir Valley to impress upon the government of India to return the belongings of Guru lying with the Tihar jail authorities. The lone son of Guru, Ghalib told CNS – a local news agency, both he and his mother Tabasum is aware of this fact that India is not interested in returning the mortal remains of ‘Baba’ (as he calls Muhammad Afzal Guru) but they wish that his belongings that includes the Holy Quran, his spectacles, a radio

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Perhaps those in India who did not understand what Kashmiris meant when we held our dead brothers and chanted Shaheed tere khoon se inquilaab ayega (Oh martyr, your blood will start a revolution), know it now. Perhaps they see it, as the intellectual class and civil society smells the stench of hypocrisy as the carcass is out in the open and public opinion starts to shift. Atleast for some of those more loyal than the king majority. Muslims (as well as liberals) in India who had willingly closed their eyes and said, “we are not bad as Pakistan” have a

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Life across Muslim majority areas of India-controlled Kashmir Monday remained affected for the second straight day due to restrictions imposed by authorities and the shutdown called by separatist groups. Huge contingents of Indian police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir and other towns to enforce strict restrictions. A senior government official said prohibitory orders under government order Section 144 have been imposed in most towns. The order prohibits assembly of more than four persons in public place. The roads leading to Lal Chowk (red square) in city center

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SRINAGAR, India — Thousands of Indian troops fanned out across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, detaining about 200 separatist activists to prevent protests during a three-day strike to mark the execution anniversaries of two separatists in New Delhi, officials said. Many parts of the Himalayan region were under curfew, with major roads blocked by razor wire and barricades, as authorities sought to prevent anti-India protests and possible violence, Inspector General Abdul Gani Mir said. Wireless Internet services were shut down. Shops and businesses remained closed in Srinagar, the main city in Indian Kashmir. Most people stayed indoors while police and paramilitary

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The Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir (Reality of Kashmir) which emerged as a parallel music show to Zubin Mehta’s concert is all set to launch an album of songs on September 21 in Srinagar – the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, as a tribute to Indian parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in Tihar jail in February. Haqeeqat-e-Kashmir was an event, organized by some members of the civil society on September 7. Talking about the launch of the album, Khuram Parvez, member of the event’s organizing team, said that the album would be a tribute to Afzal Guru from Kashmiri nation. “We want upcoming generations

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Mohammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) addressing the press conference. Photograph by Shahid Tantray By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Calling for a complete strike in the Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir during Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to the Valley on June 25, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday alleged that at the behest of Congress high command in New Delhi police didn’t allow them to distribute relief material among Doda quake hit victims. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference Malik said, “When I along with my workers reached Doda last

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Afzal Guru, Sarabjit Singh and Sanaullah Haq By Fahad Shah Two men on the death row in the two neighboring countries can be a silent war. It may not be visible to us like the drones or missiles falling on buildings and killing people. Being on death row is in itself an extreme punishment after being convicted. There are several cases in which the convicted person denies of committing the crime. The silent war has been going on between India and Pakistan for years now and still continues. To some extent, on 2 May 2013, the war had a face

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By News Desk | New Delhi, India Around one-hundred-fifty Kashmiris who traveled to Delhi to join the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front’s (JKLF) 48-hour long hunger strike at Jantar Mantar here, today, protested in Jamia Nagar as the Delhi police didn’t allow the protestors to go out of the vicinity. The Chairman of the front, Yasin Malik, was arrested by the police last night and shifted to Kashmir where he has been admitted in a hospital after receiving head injury. Maqbool Butt’s mother in the protest. The police had cancelled the two-day hunger strike led by the JKLF against government repression

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Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. (File photo) By News Desk | New Delhi, India The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik remained adamant to go on with the proposed 48-hour hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here to press government of India to return the mortal remains of the JKLF founder Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, despite the threats from right wing Bajrang Dal and Delhi police’s decision of not allowing the protest. According to the scheduled program, the strike would start at 2 PM. However, the Delhi Police has not given permission to

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By News Agencies | New Delhi Giving permission to Yasin Malik to hold a protest in Delhi may create law and order problem, security agencies said. Delhi Police has denied permission to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. “Yes,” said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when asked whether any decision was taken to deny permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar starting tomorrow. The decision came after security agencies submitted a report

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