Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Muhammad Shafi Lone, has said that India is hell bent upon suppressing the Kashmiris’ freedom movement through military might but is destined to fail in its nefarious designs.

Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the continued illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists. He said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people would not be allowed to go waste and the ongoing freedom movement would be taken to its logical conclusion at all costs.

He said that killing innocent men and women, vandalizing properties, looting houses and shops, torturing people, putting residential houses to flames and clamping lockdown could not stop the Kashmiris from protesting the Indian onslaught. He said, these atrocities are being committed to suppress the Kashmiris’ voices but the oppressors are forgetting the historical fact that freedom movements of nations never get suppressed by these kinds of tyrannies. He said that the people of Kashmir would continue their protest against the undemocratic and inhuman acts »

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Several injured in troops’ brutal action

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people defying curfew and other restrictions held a forceful demonstration in Srinagar against India’s illegal occupation and scraping of special status of the territory.

Defying strict curfew and other restrictions, nearly 1000 people including men, women and children took part in a demonstration held in Soura area of Srinagar after Friday prayers, yesterday. Indian troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering intense clashes between the demonstrators and the troops. Several people were injured in the brutal action of the troops. BBC correspondent Aamir Peerzada at the scene said that one man was seen bleeding from his eye and another had suffered a neck injury. »

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New York, August 17 (KMS): Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, has said that the United Nations Security Council meeting has allowed the voice of the people of occupied Kashmir to be heard in the highest diplomatic forum of the world.

Maleeha Lodhi speaking to reporters outside her chamber after the UN Security Council meeting on the Kashmir dispute said, “The voice of the Kashmiri people have been heard today. The fact that this meeting took place is testimony to the fact that this is an internationally-recognised dispute. This meeting has reaffirmed the validity of the UNSC resolutions on the status of Jammu and Kashmir.” »

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United Nations, August 16 (KMS): United Nations Security Council held a consultative meeting in New York to discuss Pakistan’s request for debate on India’s act to abolish special status of occupied Kashmir.

The closed door meeting was held under “Pakistan-India” agenda item to decide how to proceed further on the issue.

The UN political department briefed the Security Council on situation in occupied Kashmir. »

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New York, August 07 (KMS): ”The Indian government’s decision to revoke the semi-autonomous status of Kashmir, accompanied by a huge security clampdown, is dangerous and wrong. Bloodshed is all but certain, and tension with Pakistan will soar, is what concluded the US newspaper, The New York Times over India’s unilateral move to abrogate Article 370.

The newspaper’s editorial board in its opinion piece titled ‘India Tempts Fate in Kashmir, ‘The Most Dangerous Place in the World’ while referring to the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A, writes: “The Indian government knows how incendiary its actions are, which is why, before making the announcement on Monday, it ordered tens of thousands more troops into Kashmir, put major political figures under house arrest, ordered tourists to leave, closed schools and cut off internet services.” »

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Srinagar, August 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, after deploying thousands of more troops in Kashmir valley, India has put the Army and Air Force on high alert in territory.

Reports said that Indian troops, mostly personnel of Central Reserve Police Force, are being deployed in Srinagar and other parts of the valley. All major entry and exit points of Srinagar have been taken over by the Indian armed forces with a token presence of local police, they said. The reports said the troops deployed on the Line of Control have also been asked to be alert. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said that its leaders and activists continue “Free Yasin Malik” and “Remove ban on JKLF” campaign in various parts of the world.

The JKLF in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The JKLF leaders, activists, well-wishers and Kashmiris living across the globe have expedited their protest rallies and other peaceful programmes demanding immediate release of Muhammad Yasin Malik, removal of the arbitrary ban on JKLF by Indian government and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.” »

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Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has urged the international community and world human rights organizations to play role in stopping the ongoing bloodshed in the territory.

The JKPL Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, in a statement issued in Srinagar said everyday Kashmir witnesses killing, harassment, frequent searches and cordon operations. He urged New Delhi to stop killing Kashmiris and resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, June 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Democratic Freedom Party while expressing complete solidarity with its incarcerated chief and senior resistance leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has expressed serious concern over the plight of political prisoners imprisoned in jails in and outside the occupied territory.

A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Shabbir Shah was suffering in Tihar jail only for advocating right to self determination of his people. The illegally detained DFP Chairman has recently completed 32 years of his incarceration. The spokesman said that Shabbir Ahmad Shah was being punished only for being a truthful politician, ‘so jails and incarcerations are not new for him.’

He also expressed concern over the plight of other Kashmiri prisoners of Tihar and other jails of India and the occupied territory. He appealed to the international organizations working for prisoners to take practical steps to get hundreds of Kashmiri political prisoners released.

The DFP said the dispute over Kashmir involves the people of Kashmir, India and Pakistan and the latter two being nuclear powers constitute a potential threat to peace and stability in South Asia. “It is therefore responsibility of every sane world player to save the region’s stability by pursuing New Delhi to shun its stubbornness and come out with a vibrant political attitude to resolve the longest pending dispute on the agenda of UN Security Council.

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Srinagar, June 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has said that India does not believe in consensus, democracy and humanity.

Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said India believes that it can resolve the Kashmir dispute by the use of force rather than by peaceful political means and blocking all the avenues for diplomacy and dialogue. He said this is an illusion because India’s policy of brutalizing the people of Kashmir for the past seven decades has not succeeded and will never succeed in the future. He said New Delhi only believes in the use of brute force and intimidation. »

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