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Srinagar, Jul 09 (KMW): The Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday registered a peaceful protest against civilian killings in Kulgam district of South Kashmir in which Indian Security Forces killed three innocent and unarmed youth including a class 8 th student a teenager school going 13 year old Andleeb . This killing has shocked the conscious inhabitants of the globe including the civil society of India and Pakistan .

The protest was led by leaders of both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF, which include PPP Chief Engineer Hilal Ahmad War , Muslim Democratic League Chairman Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, JKLF leader Bashir Bhat, IPP Chairman, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, AAC leader Ghulam Nabi Zaki ,PPF leader Abdul Majeed, Muslim Conference leader, Abdul Rasheed Untoo, Omar Adil , Sheikh Abdul Rasheed, Bashir Kashmiri, Bashir Andrabi and other prominent activists like Imtiyaz Haider, Mohammad Shafi Dar of PPP, Omar Paul of PPP , Arif Khan of PPP, PPP leader Engineer Hafeez and other volunteers of resistance movement.

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Jammu, Jul 09 (KMW): Dilbagh Singh-IPS, Director General of Police, Prisons, J&K after assuming charge as Director Fire & Emergency Services in his first visit to Fire & Emergency Services Headquarters Gandhi Nagar Jammu today on 09th July, 2018 reviewed the preparedness of the department and met the Command Officers, besides holding darbar with the jawans and Incharges of various Fire & Emergency Stations of Command Jammu. R.C. Raina, Deputy Director and Dr. Anjita Salgotra, Medical Officer, Fire & Emergency Services Jammu were also present. While interacting with the officers and jawans at Fire & Emergency Services Gandhi Nagar, he assured that all their genuine grievances will be addressed within the shortest possible time.

Guard of Honour was presented to the DGP by the contingent of Fire & Emergency Services. He inspected the Fire fighting and rescue demonstrations organized by the officers+- and officials at Headquarters Gandhi Nagar Jammu by utilizing Hydraulic Platform, Fire Tenders and Rescue tenders. The DGP appreciated the response time achieved in the drill. He appreciated the role of Jawans in safe guarding the life and property of the general masses. He also appreciated the successful programme conducted on 08.07.2018 by Fire & Emergency Services on disaster mitigation/ Fire Fighting at Prisons Training Centre Mishriwalla, Jammu.

The DGP also visited the Administrative Block of Fire & Emergency Services and interacted with the staff posted in in Range and Command Offices Jammu. He also visited Range Stores and Regional Workshop of Fire & Emergency Services at Gangyal and inspected the Stores and well as construction work of the Range Stores.

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Srinagar, July 7(KMW): A contingent of J & K Police led by SHO Maisuma raided the Maisuma residence of senior leader Hurriyat Conference and People’s Political Party (PPP) Chairman, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War today afternoon at 4 p.m. and arrested the Party Chairman, Engineer Hilal Ahmed War ahead of second death anniversary of Burhan Muzaffar Wani. Mr. War was taken to Police Station Maisuma and is lodged there.

PPP condemns the police action in the strongest of the words and believes that measures like these will only deteriorate the situation further. “These arm-twisting tactics of the state will further worsen the situation and deepen the distrust,” said a party spokesman, “We can’t take it hands down. India is shrinking the space for peaceful dissenters as well. Actions like these are highly condemnable and will force even the pacifists to think of other options.”hilal 1

The Party Chairman, Engineer Hilal War condemned in strongest possible words the brutal killing of three innocent and unarmed civilians Shakir Ahmad ( 22) , Irshad Majid ( 20 ) and Andleed a girl ( 16 ) of Kulgam at the hands security forces .

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Srinagar July 06(KMW): Joint Resistance leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik taking a strong note of shifting Asia Indrabi, the iron lady of our freedom movement, along with her two associates, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen to Delhi by the Indian National Investigation agency (NIA) and called for a complete shutdown on 7 July 2018 Saturday.

Leaders condemned the brazen and dastard action of NIA and termed it the worst form of political vengeance and vendetta against the resistance leadership.

JRL made a fervent appeal to the nation to observe complete shutdown and maintain civil curfew on 7 July 2018 against the shifting of Asia Indrabi and her associates to Delhi by the NIA.

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Islamabad, July 06 (KMW): Dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) ahead of the general elections, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was handed a seven-year jail over graft charges in the purchase of overseas properties.

Sharif, who is currently in London along with his daughter, called the charges “politically motivated” and said he will be returning to Pakistan to face prison. He said he had been punished because he tried to turn the course of the country’s 70-year history.

The verdict was delivered by the accountability court in the Avenfield corruption case, which is related to the Sharif family’s ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.

Sharif, a three-time Premier, was earlier disqualified from standing for his PML-N following conviction in corruption cases. His brother Shahbaz Sharif now heads the party and is running in the July vote.

The court ordered Sharif to pay a fine of $10.6 million while Maryam Nawaz was fined $2.6 million. Her husband Captain Safdar Awan was given one-year sentence.

Accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict after several delays. Sharif was sentenced for “owning assets beyond income and one year (included in the 10-year term) for not co-operating with the National Accountability Bureau. He will serve his sentences concurrently.

Maryam Nawaz received jail term “for abetting a crime and one year (included in the 7-year term) for not co-operating — again to run concurrently. The Sharif family insists that they had purchased the apartments through “legitimate financial resources”.

The former Premier and his daughter are currently with Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is receiving cancer treatment, and Safdar is in Pakistan but was reportedly unable to attend.

According to the verdict, all three have been barred from engaging in politics for 10 years and four properties in London will be confiscated by the Pakistani state. They have 10 days to appeal the verdict at the Islamabad High Court.

Following the verdict, the three-time Premier addressed a press conference in London and said that if the punishment for “demanding respect for the vote is jail, I am coming to face it”, adding that he will “not be a slave to those who violate their oath and the Constitution of Pakistan”.

“I promise that I will continue this struggle until Pakistanis are not free of the chains that they are kept in for saying the truth,” he said

Sharif, however, did not give any specific time or date for his return to Pakistan. He said that the deteriorating health of his wife was the reason for him not being able to return immediately.

The Avenfield corruption case is among the multiple graft cases filed against the former Premier and his children by the anti-corruption body on the Supreme Court’s directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year which disqualified then Prime Minister Sharif.

The apex court ruled that Sharif had been dishonest to Parliament and to the judicial system for failing to disclose earnings received from a company run by one of his children.

The other corruption cases filed against the Sharifs pertain to the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Limited and Avenfield properties of London.

The father-daughter duo wanted the announcement of the verdict delayed by a week, stating they wanted to be in court when the judgment was announced. However, the plea was dismissed.

Sharif’s brother Shahbaz criticized the ruling and said the election would serve as a people’s court that would condemn the decision.

Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter and said: “This is a very small punishment for firmly standing in front of unseen forces. The morale to fight against oppression has increased today.”

She and her husband now stand barred from contesting the polls from Lahore and Mansehra respectively.

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Srinagar, July 06(KMW): Militants lobbed two grenades on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), including a camp, at separate places in Kashmir valley on Friday.

Official sources said that militants lobbed a grenade at a CRPF patrol party at Pantha Chowk near crowded bus stand on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the city outskirts on Friday. However, they said no one was injured in the attack.

They said militants managed to escape due the chaos created following the grenade attack, adding that security forces have been rushed and a search operation has been launched in the area to nab the attackers.

Meanwhile, militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF camp in village Tahab in south Kashmir district of Pulwama at around 2010 hrs. But, they said that the grenade exploded outside the camp.

They said after the attack, on-duty sentry fired several shots in the air following which the militants escaped from the spot. A search operation has been launched in the area to nab the attackers.

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Srinagar, July 6(KMW): After taking stock of ground position at the Nunwan and Baltal Base Camps today morning, J&K Governor N.N. Vohra chaired an emergency meeting to review the immediate action required to facilitate the conduct of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra.

The meeting was attended by Advisor B.B. Vyas, Sh. Umang Narula, CEO of the Shrine Board; Sh. Bhupinder Kumar, Additional CEO, Shrine Board; Sh. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman J&K Bank; Sh. Baseer Ahmad Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh. Swayam Prakash Pani, IGP Kashmir; Chief Engineer BRO; Chief Signal Officer (Army), Srinagar; Director CAPD; Development Commisioner R&B Srinagar; General Manager BSNL; and representative of Hindustan Petroleum Aviation.

Governor directed GM, BSNL to restore and immediately improve the quality of telecommunications at various Yatra Camps and enhance the band width by tomorrow. Divisional Commissioner was directed to keep close liaison with BSNL to ensure early restoration; representative of Hindustan Petroleum Aviation was directed to provide refuelling facilities for IAF Choppers airlifting stranded passengers from Panjtarni; Chairman J&K Bank was directed to install micro ATMs at Panjtarni and make available cash to the stranded Yatris early tomorrow morning; Development Commissioner R& B, Srinagar and Chief Engineer BRO were directed to initiate immediate measures to provide safety from rolling stones at the affected track portions between Rail Pathri and Brarimarg by pooling resources; IGP Kashmir was directed to position adequate Police force at the designated locations for the safety of the pilgrims. Director CAPD assured Governor that ration stocks were adequately provisioned at all the Yatra Camps. IAF’s airlift from Panjtarni to Baltal enabled 326 pilgrims to be evacuated till today afternoon.

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Jammu, July 06(KMW): In view of the incidences of shooting stones and slippery tracks the Yatra remained suspended from the Baltal route. Meanwhile it has been proceeding smoothly from the Pahalgam route. However, Helicopter service operated from both the routes.

CEO further informed that on the 9th day of ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra 4821 Yatris paid obeisance at Holy Cave and till date 73023 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

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SRINAGAR, JULY 06(KMW): Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today said that the efforts are underway for operationalisation of night-landing facilities at Srinagar Airport and all the requisite requirements will be met soon in this regard.

The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while reviewing the modalities to start night-landing of flights at the Srinagar airport.

The meeting was informed that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted necessary permission for operating night flights.

It was said that the state government had already released Rs 3.86 crore for meeting the expenses of raising ancillary infrastructural facilities for night hours at the Airport for the convenience of travellers and the staff.

Procurement of night-landing equipment was already done by Airport Authority of India and presently installation work is under progress which will be completed up to July 27.

Threadbare discussions were held regarding operational feasibility like high mast lights for funnel area, approach lights, surveillance, watch towers at strategic locations, proper lighting for proper visual profiling of vehicles, additional X-ray machines at drop gate, adequate security, smart fencing and other necessary infrastructural up gradation in this regard.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the officers for completion of all these upgradations by ending July.

For construction of prefab huts for additional security for funnel area and adequate car parking near drop gate of the Airport, Divisional Commissioner directed DC Budgam, concerned SSP, CRPF and SMC officers to inspect the locations at Lalgam, Buchroo and Chatterhama and send the complete report to the Divisional Commissioner’s office within next 10 days for necessary action.

On the occasion, Div Com said that the introduction of the facility would give a big push to the tourism sector in particular besides further improving the connectivity with other sectors of the country and would also help in improving the economy of the state as well.

He stressed on the need of maintaining close coordination among various Government agencies so that the night-landing operations at Srinagar Airport will be started for the public as well as tourists soon.

IG CRPF, DIG central, Deputy Director Airport Authority of India, DD Police Headquarters, ASP Anti Hijack Srinagar Airport, SE R&B, Joint Commissioner SMC, Assistant Commissioner and other concerned officials were present in the meeting whereas DC Budgam participated the meeting through Video Conferencing.

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Srinagar, Jul 06(KMW)): On the eve of 2nd death Anniversary of Hizb Commander, Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani, senior Pro-Freedom leaders included Chairman People’s Political Party (PPP) and senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War and JKLF Chairman Javaid Ahmad Mir Friday visited Tral and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the families of the slain armed youth. They were accompanied by PPP young stalwarts, Mohammad Shafi Dar, Hafeez-ur Rehman and Arif Khan. WAR MIR

While paying rich tributes to Burhan Wani, Sabzar Bhat, Abid Hussain Khan, Ashfaq Ahmad Khan and others, they visited the martyrs’ graveyards and also their homes to expressing solidarity with their families and pledged to continue the mission of slain fighters to its logical end. They said the youths are rendering their precious lives for a sacred cause and their sacrifices would not be allowed go waste, adding, these sacrifices are precious treasures of Kashmir freedom movement and added that Kashmiri people would remain indebted to these martyrs.

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