Release of all illegally detained Kashmiris demanded

Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations while expressing serious concern about the well-being of illegally detained ailing Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, have said that the Indian government will be responsible if anything untoward happened to the incarcerated leader.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, who despite suffering from various ailments is lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail, has announced to go on hunger strike till death from 1st April 2020 against India’s authoritarian attitude. An Indian court recently charge-sheeted Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders in a 30-year-old fake case registered against them.

Besides the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Bilal Siddiqi, Yasmeen Raja, Khawaja Firdous, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal in their separate statements issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government was using its judiciary as a tool to silence the Kashmiri resistance leaders and activists. They appealed to the UN and international human rights organisations to take notices of the illegal detention of Yasin Malik and other Kashmiri resistance leaders. »

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Muzaffarabad, March 05 (KMS): Special envoy of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan and discussed the prevailing humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) following the abrogation of its special status in August last year.
He welcomed the OIC delegation led by special envoy Yousef Aldobeay at the President House in Muzaffarabad and appreciated the Muslim countries top body for its “proactive and constructive” role in highlighting the Kashmir cause.
Aldobeay was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ambassador Rizwan Shiekh, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to OIC Ahmad Sereer, director Asian Affairs OIC Secretariat, members of the Political Affairs Department OIC Secretariat and representatives of the Islamic Development Bank and the Islamic Solidarity Fund. »

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Baku, February 7 (KMS): Azerbaijan has said that it supports the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council.
Spokesperson for Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry, Leyla Abdullayeva, stated this while responding to the question of media on the position of Azerbaijan on Jammu and Kashmir issue as Pakistan marked February 5 as Kashmir Solidarity Day. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) has said that Kashmir dispute has been duly described by the UN Security Council as “the greatest and the gravest single issue in international affairs” and that its resolution demanded, expedition, urgency and immediacy.

JKCHR President Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Government of India had surrendered itself at the UN Security Council for a UN-supervised vote.

He said that India could not succeed in holding the people of Kashmir against their will by the use of brute force. India and Pakistan shall have to return to Resolutions of 13th August 1948 and 5th January 1949, because these two resolutions have won the express agreement of both India and Pakistan, he added. »

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Brussels, January 04 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has appealed to the international community, particularly the United Nations, to fulfill its obligations regarding holding of the promised plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to enable the Kashmiri people to exercise their right to self-determination.

It is important to mention that Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmiri diaspora abroad observe the Right to Self-determination Day on 5th January every year to remind the world that the UN resolutions on Kashmir including a particular resolution on their right to self-determination remain unimplemented even after seven decades. On January 05 in 1949, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution, acknowledging the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. »

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Rains, snowfall add to miseries of people

Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the increasing chill after fresh rains and snowfall has added to the miseries of the people of Kashmir Valley who have been already suffering immensely due to strict military siege since August 5.

Due to continued lockdown, people could not stock essential commodities for the harsh winter – an age-old practice as Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the territory remains closed for most of the season.

The situation in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continues to remain grim on 132nd consecutive day, today.

There is no let up in the restrictions imposed under Section 144 in the territory amid massive deployment of Indian troops. »

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Muzaffarabad, October 26 (KMS): The leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a meeting in Muzaffarabad, today.

The participants of the meeting reviewed arrangements for observing October 27 as black day, the day India had landed its troops in Srinagar and illegally occupied the territory of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.

They condemned the unprovoked shelling of Indian troops on the civilian population along the Line of Control. The participants said that the Indian actions posed a big threat to the regional peace. They appealed to the international community to take notice of Indian aggression on the LoC. »

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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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