Pro-Kashmir rally taken out in Washington

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, massive protests by students against the illegal Indian occupation and brutalities of forces continued in Pulwama, Srinagar and other parts of the territory, today.

Students of Government Higher Secondary School, Pulwama, took to the streets to protest against the arrest of schoolmates during nocturnal raids by police on their houses last night. The protests were marked by violent clashes between protesting students and Indian forces. A motorbike was set ablaze as the clashes spread across the main town. The students of Kashmir University also held protest demonstrations in university campus against the arrest of a fellow student, Tahir Hussain Mir under draconian law, Public Safety Act. The student protesters raising pro-freedom slogans demanded the release of the detained student. »

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Book on Kashmir freedom struggle released in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the present happenings in Kashmir especially the people’s uprising are a continuation of incidents that have occurred way back in 1930s and even prior to that, eminent speakers said at a book release function in Srinagar.

The book ‘Khwaab, Azzab aur Sarab’, a collection of essays on Kashmir freedom struggle, is authored by late Pir Muhammad Afzal Mukhdoomi. It has been published by Meezan Publishers and was released at a function organized by Greater Kashmir Foundation at Nigeen Club in Srinagar, yesterday. »

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Vancouver (Canada), May 23 (KMS): Canada has denied a retired senior officer of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) entry at Vancouver airport because immigration authorities deemed him to have served a government that engages in terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide.

Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who retired with the rank of inspector general of police from the CRPF in 2010, was declared inadmissible under a subsection of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in an apparent reference to India’s Kashmir policy, senior Hurriyet leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said that in the changing global scenario, there is no scope for the politics of hatred, politics on the basis of military might and politics of rigidity and stubbornness.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt made these remarks while speaking at a function organized by the forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Town Hall in Kupwara to pay tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone, and the martyrs of Hawal. »

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Islamabad, May 23 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council European Union (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has expressed grief and sorrow on the loss of precious lives in a deadly attack in Manchester city of United Kingdom.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Islamabad while condemning the attack said that violence and terrorism was not acceptable in any form. “Such attacks are assaults on sense of connection and shared humanity, tolerance, liberty and respect,” he said. »

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New Delhi, May 23 (KMS): Concerned Citizens Group, a group of peace activists comprising former bureaucrats and journalists, has urged India to initiate dialogue with all stakeholders as promised in the agenda of PDP-BJP alliance in occupied Kashmir.

The group in a statement issued in New Delhi said, the situation is far from normal in Jammu and Kashmir and we cannot continue to live in denial. “The loss of precious human lives should be unacceptable to all peace loving people and should be ended at the soonest. This will not happen automatically or through the use of force,” it said. »

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Kashmir Media Service, KMS News,, Pakistan TV, States Times, HumQadam TV, Geo TV, ARY TVSrinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has challenged Indian leaders to hold referendum in Jammu and Kashmir if they are confident and sure about their claim that the territory is integral part of India.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement strongly criticized the Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, and other BJP leaders for their statements on the Kashmir dispute, saying that their narratives reflected negative and egoistic approach. »

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Washington D.C, May 23 (KMS): Hundreds of Kashmiri Americans – men, women and children – from various states of the US staged a huge rally in front of the White House. They were demanding of the United Nations to take steps towards granting the people of Jammu and Kashmir their right to self-determination.

Raising slogans like “Kashmiri Lives Matter Too”, “Kashmir in Pain: India in Shame”, “Indian Forces: Out of Kashmir”, “Demilitarize Kashmir”, “UN Implement Resolutions on Kashmir” and “Stop Forced Disappearances and Torture in Kashmir,” the marchers held candle light vigil on the sidewalk of the White House. »

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Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in another move of encouraging Indian troops to commit grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, the army officer, Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied a defenseless youth to the bonnet of a jeep as a human shield in Budgam area, last month, has been awarded Indian Army Chief’s Commendation Card.

The officer was awarded by Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, during his recent visit to occupied Kashmir. »

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IAF Chief writes personal letters to officers

New Delhi, May 23 (KMS): In a very unusual development, around 12,000 officers of the Indian Air Force have received personal letters from Air Chief Marshal, BS Dhanoa, asking them to be ready for operations ‘at a very short notice’.

The letter signed on March 30 has given rise to speculation over the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir, the Line of Control and the Pak-India border. »

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