Geneva, September 13 (KMS): London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) has released 3rd document under agenda items 9 at the ongoing 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

The JKCHR, a non-governmental organization with a special consultative status, in a statement issued in Geneva said that the third document was submitted under agenda item 9 at the UN Human Rights Council was titled “Jammu and Kashmir – new developments reflect a gradual tearing into their roots and culture”.

The three JKCHR documents submitted under agenda item 3, 4 and 9 are UNGA documents 137 138 and 140. »

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Maryum Maqsood

Pakistan recently adopted a strategy of resettlement in foreign policy that is the need of the hour in new world order. With the new elected government of PTI with election campaign of “Naya Pakistan” new policy was to gain “diplomatic support” while disapproving the “propaganda” against state created by hostile countries. The pivot of entire new policy of new government was to strengthen the economic aspect, to create investment opportunities, facilitate the peace process, to negotiate the longstanding issues and promote the soft image of the country across the world. The consequent emerging powerful Pakistan was a threat to countries historically antagonistic. Sensing this fear, the antagonistic group ganged up and started working together to weaken Pakistan. A corroborative plan was thus engineered to cow down the resilient Pakistani nation using Kashmir issue. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Kashmir is in turmoil. The government has imposed curfew, banned all public meetings, arrested more than 20,000 youth and placed the Kashmiri leadership under house arrest. Internet services have been snapped and all university examinations postponed. Barricades have been erected everywhere in the Srinagar (Capitol city) and other towns. More than 8.5 million people of Kashmir Valley are under siege since August 5, 2019. »

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When Indian Held Kashmir (IOK)’s governor addressed the world in a press conference on 4 August, people in the Muslim-majority valley were worried.

After decades of bubbling unrest in the most highly militarised region on the planet, they knew the signs were there that something big was happening. But when the governor was asked, he told the media that it was simply “unnecessary panic” created by “rumour mongering”, international media reported on Monday. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, August 17 (KMS): “The position of the United Nations on this region (Kashmir) is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions.” Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, August 8, 2019.

India, disregarding what Secretary General said and ignoring all norms of international law and the United Nations Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir abrogated Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution and thereby bringing a constitutional end to the special status of the State. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

“I would like to categorically state that no such request (mediation on Kashmir) has been made by the Prime Minister (Modi) to the US President,” Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs told the Indian Parliament on July 23, 2019. He added that “Shimla and Lahore accords provide the basis for resolution of all issues bilaterally.” »

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Washington, July 23 (KMS): Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the Secretary General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum, has said the Kashmiri American community has been informed of the deep gratitude felt by the people of Kashmir at the forthright and principle stand taken by President Donald J. Trump for offering his office of mediation to settle the 71 years old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

Dr Fai while reacting to the offer made by Donald Trump in a statement issued in Washington said, President Trump was quoted to have said at the White House on July 22, 2019, during his meeting with Mr. Imran Khan, the Prime Minster of Pakistan, “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator. If I can do anything to help, let me know.” President Trump added, “I heard so much about Kashmir. Such a beautiful name. Such a beautiful part of the world.” »

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Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

97 years old, icon and most recognizable authority on Kashmiri freedom struggle, Ambassador Yusuf Buch died on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 5.44 p.m. at his residence in New York City. Akhtar Husain, his nephew informed me about his demise around 6.00 p.m. and the management of Waterside Plaza, his residence also contacted me few minutes later as these were the instructions given by Buch Sahib to them to contact me in case of any emergency. I immediately made preparations to leave for New York City to make sure that all logistical issues are taken care off. »

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Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, June 11 (KMS): “My soul derives comfort from the belief that the participants in my funeral – whether few or many – will be performing an act of the kind that is known to have earned the pleasure of the beloved Founder of our Faith. Its reward lies only with God.” Ambassador Yusuf Buch wrote to the Imam of Makki Masjid, New York on May 22, 2009.

On Friday, May 24, 2019, the nation of Kashmir lost an iconic personality, an intellectual par excellence and a thinker in the person of Ambassador Yusuf Buch. He was not keeping good health lately and had returned to his residence from a hospital three days before his death. »

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Pulwama was false flag operation & army chief knew it

Srinagar, May 14 (KMS): Famous Indian author, writer and activist, Arundhati Roy, has said that Kashmir is like a pressure cooker in which anything can happen at any time.

Roy, the world-renowned, award-winning author of The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, in a media interview said,” Kashmir is a situation in which anything can happen at any time. It’s like a pressure cooker. More and more young people are joining the militancy. And because of the political situation in India with the rise of Hindu nationalism, it’s constantly being used as a way of getting the Hindu vote together–quote unquote–the Hindu vote together. So it’s a cauldron in which anything can happen, and a very, very vicious media environment in India, where you have these 24-hour news channels just screaming nationalism, who have no sense of what is factual, what is not, and so on. So it needs to be flipped around. Kashmir needs to become a buffer zone between two nuclear powers, not a flashpoint.”
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