United Nations, January 19 (KMS): The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed the hope that Pakistan and India will be able to engage in a meaningful dialogue to resolve their disputes, maintaining that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has clearly spoken about the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

Antonio Guterres addressing his first press conference of this year at the UN Headquarters in New York said, “I hope that the importance of both India and Pakistan is such in international affairs (that) I hope that the two countries will be able to engage in a meaningful dialogue.” »

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Srinagar, January 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of 75-year-old senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, have said that the authorities of Jhajjar Jail in Haryana, India, released him only after he suffered a paralytic stroke.

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori was arrested by Indian police in February 2017 from his hometown Sopore. The occupation authorities lodged him at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu after booking him under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). He was later shifted to Jhajjar Jail in December, last year. The APHC leader was released last Friday from illegal detention of over 22 months after he suffered a paralytic stroke at the Jhajjar Jail. »

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Mirwaiz terms Indian army’s statement as unfortunate

Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed serious concern over the prolonged illegal detention and ill-treatment meted out to the Hurriyat leaders in various jails especially at Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said this inhuman and biased treatment to the Kashmiri prisoners is the gross violations of not only human rights but also against the norms of jail manual. Citing the case of Peer Saifullah who is presently lodged at New Delhi’s Tihar jail, Gilani said that he is already a patient of brain tumor and has been operated upon two years back but the authorities are not even sparing a cancer patient and he added that he has been put in far-flung jail with no legal proceedings. He appealed to global human rights organizations to show their concern and safeguard the rights of these Kashmiri political prisoners. »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders and activists held peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers at Hyderpora in Srinagar against the prolonged detention and the ill-treatment meted out to the Hurriyat leaders especially deteriorating health condition of Hurriyat leader Peer Saifullah in Tihar jail. »

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Islamabad, January 18 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held an extraordinary meeting in Islamabad, today. The Convener, Saiyyed Abdullah Gilani, presided over the meeting and it was attended by representatives of constituents of the APHC-AJK.

The meeting endorsed the decision taken at the meeting of the APHC in Srinagar, yesterday, with regard to assigning the responsibilities of the APHC-AJK chapter to various persons to further improve the working of the set-up in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. The participants assured full support to the new Convener, Saiyyed Abdullah Gilani in this respect. »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint resistance leadership (JRL) has said that complete shutdown will be observed at Gaw Kadal, Basant Bagh, Kani-Kadal, Chota-Bazaar, Budshah chowk and its adjacent areas on 21st January while as Handwara town will observe strike on 25th January and Kupwara town on 27th January respectively.

The JRL comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, today,
termed the massacres at Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara in 1990 as a reminder of Indian illegal occupation and oppression. »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, five persons died and five others went missing after their truck came under an avalanche in the Khardung La area of the Ladakh division of the territory on Friday.

The avalanche hit the truck carrying 10 persons at the Khardung La pass in Ladakh at 7 am. Rescue operation has been started in the area to retrieve the missing persons.

An official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said, “So far, the bodies of five persons have been recovered from the avalanche site, while a search is on for the other missing persons.” »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unknown person Friday hurled a grenade at a camp of Special Operations Group of police in Shopian district.

The grenade was lobbed at the SOG camp in Gagren village of the district.

This was second grenade attack of the day as earlier a grenade was hurled on India’s paramilitary Centre Reserve Police Force party in Srinagar city. The grenade exploded near a CRPF vehicle manning Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk area of the Srinagar city. As per reports, the explosion caused minor damages to nearby shops. »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former puppet Chief Minister and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti has reiterated that dialogue and reconciliation between India and Pakistan have become inevitable for resolution of Kashmir dispute.

Mehbooba Mufti addressing the party functionaries and activists from Rajpora Assembly Segment said that after the 2014 polls, PDP founder, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed decided to stitch the common ground with BJP with the sole motive to reincarnate the Vajpayee era in the territory and to stop the vicious cycle of unabated killings and violence. “Even when I told my father that the decision to join hands with the BJP has more risks than rewards and would decline party’s popularity in the State, but Mufti said he was ready to sacrifice everything including his own self if that resolves the decades old conflict,” Mehbooba said. »

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Srinagar, January 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed as extremely unfortunate and inhuman the statement of Indian army that 2018 was a remarkable year for them in Kashmir as they killed over 250 freedom fighters.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jaima Masjid in Srinagar, today, said many in Indian army have in their write ups and lectures admitted that Jammu and Kashmir is a political problem that has to be resolved as such. »

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