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Zahoor Ahmad Butt’s picture taken today in the custody, showing bruises on his forehead. Source: Family The youngest and only living brother of Kashmir’s political leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder, Maqbool Butt, has been beaten up while he was being transferred to Baramulla Sub Jail earlier today, family alleges. Zahoor Ahmad Butt has been in jail for more than two years now. Zahoor’s wife, who is in Srinagar with their children, confirmed that he has been beaten up by police. The District Magistrate of Kupwara has slapped Public Safety Act (PSA) (vide government order number: 01/DMK/PSA

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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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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 Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)- a pro-independent group, Mohammad Yasin Malik today reached Delhi where he will sit on a hunger strike from 3 May 2013 at Jantar Mantar. A front spokesperson said that Yasin reached Delhi to look after the arrangements for the 48 hour long hunger strike that is likely to be attended by many people. Before leaving for Delhi, Malik in a statement said that the protest hunger strike that was announced by him on 3 December 2012 and recently on 16 April 2013 will highlight the demand

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By News Desk | Srinagar Stating that the ongoing movement had nothing to do with the killings of innocent and unarmed civilians, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday said, that the killing of any unarmed and innocent  person affiliated with any political ideology was against the spirit of the ongoing separatist movement and should be denounced strongly. “I tell with authority that the killings of civilians including Panches and Sarpanches do not have any relevance or connection with the ongoing movement and those unidentified gun men who do this should be unmasked,” Geelani told a news agency

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By News Desk Calling the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as ‘daily wager of New Delhi’, senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzafar Hussain Beigh said the Chief Minister is saving his job at the cost of lives of Kashmiris. “If he can’t save the lives of Kashmiris and is unable to convince the central government, he has no right to be the Chief Minister of the state. He is allowing killing of Kashmiris to save his chair,” Beigh told media persons here. Beig accused the Chief Minister of having lowered the prestige and value of his position. He

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By News Desk | Photographs by Shahid Tantray | Srinagar, Kashmir On the call of Mutahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat – a joint forum of resistance groups, complete shutdown was observed in Kashmir valley today. The groups has been demanding the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, and Muhammad Afzal Guru, who were hanged and then buried in Tihar prison, New Delhi. Shops, business establishments, petrol pumps remained closed, in summer capital Srinagar, and most of the public transport remained off the roads. The attendance of employees at the government offices was thin. Additional number of police and paramilitary forces personal were deployed

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Mother of Mohammad Maqbool Butt at her house in Trehgam village, Northern Kashmir. Trehgam, North Kashmir The mother of pro-independence leader, Mohammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged and buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail, believes that the hanging of Afzal Guru will have an impact on the young generation of Kashmir. In her single storey house at Trehgam village of Northern Kashmir, she said that the sacrifices don’t go waste. “Both Maqbool sahib and Guru sahib were innocent and on right path. India thinks that this freedom movement will stop by doing this but this won’t stop. It will continue. There

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