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A protest march was organized in Kargil on Saturday to express solidarity with the Ismaili Shia community whose 44 members were shot dead in a terrorist attack in Karachi Pakistan on Wednesday. The protest call was given by Imam Khomeni Memorial Trust (IKMT) and other religious and political bodies. A large number of people attended the protest march that was led by MLA Kargil Asghar Ali Karbalai and Chairman Imam Khomeni Memorial Trust Sheikh Muhammad Muhaqiq. Carrying placards and banners, the protesters demanded stern action against the terrorists. Speaking on the occasion, Karbali said innocent Shias are being gunned down

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In a bid to foil after Friday prayer protests in Kashmir, police raided the houses of Masarat Alam led Muslim League (ML) activists and detained scores of them while some workers managed to give a slip to police. Hurriyat G leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had urged people to protest peacefully on Friday after prayers across Kashmir Valley against the invoking of Public Safety Act on Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam. Muslim League, spokesperson Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie said that police arrested all but 22 ML activists during the raids and detained them in different police stations across Kashmir. Earlier, authorities had placed separatist leaders

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By News Desk Hurriyat G chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday issued a new protest calendar. He said that bringing back the mortal remains of Muhammed Afzal Guru is the ultimate demand of his party. In a press release issued here, Geelani was quoted saying, there will be no strike of Tuesday but people must hold protest demonstration peacefully in the evening. On Wednesday and Thursday, civil curfew must be observed by the people of Kashmir. Friday there will be no strike till 1 pm, but people should protest after the Friday congregational prayers and he added that, calendar

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By News Desk Despite the government’s claims of having lifted the curfew in Kashmir after six days of complete siege, the media is still not being allowed to work freely. Sajad Raja, a photographer with Kashmir Times, who was present at Maisuma area of Srinagar this afternoon to cover clashes between the protesters and the paramilitary forces, says, “Just as I tried to go inside the area, they (paramilitary forces) started pelting stones at me.” They have blocked the entire area with barbed wires and are not allowing journalists to move, Sajad added. A police officer present at the spot,

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By News Desk Hurriyat Conference (M) today lashed out at the Indian media and mainstream political parties ‘for deliberately engaging in a political onslaught to distract attention from the ground situation in Kashmir resulting from Afzal Guru’s hanging’. The Hurriyat spokesperson in a press statement issued from Srinagar said that Afzal Guru’s hanging has angered and anguished Kashmiris.,He addded that diversionary tactics will not hide the fact that the sentiments of Kashmiris have yet again been treated with utter contempt and disregard. The Hurriyat (M) spokesperson stated that Kashmir was a raging conflict that has real dimensions that affect the

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By News Desk While reacting to media reports suggesting that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had snubbed Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for the way parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged without informing his family, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani termed it as ‘too little too late and akin to wiping tears’. “As the Prime Minister of the country, he would have known and would have given directives. It is insignificant now and nothing more than wiping tears”, said Geelani. He said the conviction and hanging of Guru was bereft of legal sentiment. “The family should

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By News Desk Noted lawyers, N D Pancholi and Nandita Haskar, who were representing family of recently executed 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, have withdrawn as counsel’s to the family. The lawyers termed ‘unseemly controversies’ as the reason for withdrawing as counsels to the family. “We don not belong to any political party and are critical of their stand on their Kashmir issue. However, we believe in engagement with the institutions and working through them as there is no alternative but to do so”, the lawyers said in the joint statement issued from New Delhi. “Now there have arisen

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By News Desk Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has condemned the execution of Afzal Guru and the ‘brutal clamp down’ across Kashmir in the aftermath of the execution. “Mohammad Afzal Guru did not receive adequate legal representation and material factual contradictions in the trial record, while noted were dismissed”, said the JKCCS in a statement issued here adding “Post-execution, all moral and legal compulsions continue to be of no significance to the State”. The civil society group has also pitched for return of mortal remains of Guru to his family. “First, the dead body of Mohammad Afzal

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By News Desk Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the execution of Afzal Guru and the manner of dealing with the fallout in Kashmir has resulted in reinforcement of the sense of denial of justice among the people of Kashmir. In a statement issued here today Mehbooba said that there is a long standing grouse among the people in the state that they have been treated differently and unjustly at collective and individual levels when it came to application of law and constitution. “Unfortunately this view has only been vindicated by the way and the myopic handling of Guru’s case

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By News Desk Urging government of India to roll back the draconian measures in Kashmir that have imprisoned an entire population, People’s Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed has said the narrow minded approach to the problem has already caused serious setback to peace process. In a statement issued today he said the least the government could do to retrieve the situation to some extent in the aftermath of the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru would be to lift unconstitutional curbs on normal life and return his body to the family. Mufti said it was sad that our democratic system

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