Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has welcomed the Amnesty International report calling for immediate ban on shotguns in Kashmir.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir welcomed the Amnesty’s report released yesterday in Srinagar. »

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New Delhi, September 14 (KMS): Indian Minister of State, Jitendra Singh has acknowledged that the-then Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru took the Kashmir issue to the United Nations, which he says was his blunder.

Jitendra Singh was speaking at the launch of two books on Kashmir written by senior RSS functionary, Indresh Kumar, in New Delhi.

He said, “The history of Kashmir in last 60-70 years has been a tale of mistakes beginning from the infamous Nehruvian blunders….Our former prime minister went to United Nations…There was no need” Singh said, referring to Nehru’s promise to the UN that a referendum would be conducted to allow Kashmiris to decide their future through free will. »

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Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Mohan Chander Bazaz, the eldest son of Pandit Prem Nath Bazaz, and brother of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Forum (JKDF) President, Pandit Bhusan Bazaz. »

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Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Sarjan Barkati, whose slogans pulled massive crowds to pro-freedom rallies during the 2016 uprising, has been languishing in jail for the past one year and his poor wife, who has two children to take care of, is fighting a lonely, dispiriting battle in courts for his release.

Shabroza Barkati said in a media interview in Srinagar that whenever she went with her kids to see her husband in jail, the children were unable to sleep for several nights. “They weep all day and night after they have seen their father. Now they are refusing to go to school too,” she said. »

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Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami has condemned the continued arrest of its several leaders terming it violation of human rights.

The JI in a statement issued in Srinagar said police produced Advocate Zahid Ali and Farooq Ahmad Sheikh in a court and were remanded to judicial custody till September 21.

It said both the leaders have been detained by police since August 4 and later on sent them to District Jail, Islamabad. »

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New Delhi, September 14 (KMS): A Delhi court has extended the judicial custody of Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a decade-old fake case.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma extended the custody of Shabbir Ahmad Shah till September 27 when he was produced before the court through video-conferencing after expiry of earlier custody. »

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Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that pro-India Kashmiri parties are playing a dubious role in the people’s agitation against attempts to abrogate Article 35A of the Indian Constitution.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said these parties are exploiting sentiments of innocent people to retain and grab power.

“For the past seven decades,” he added, “The subjugated people are suffering because of hypocritical behaviour of double dealers.” »

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Geneva, September 14 (KMS): Representatives of international powers at the United Nations in Geneva witnessed an interesting moment during the 36th session of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) when the top diplomat from Venezuela and representatives from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and occupied Kashmir met in front of the full glare of international community. »

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Forces violating international standards in Kashmir: Rai

Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): The Amnesty International has said that the Indian government and local authorities in occupied Kashmir have failed to give any concrete assurance about complete ban on the use of pellet guns in the territory.

Aakar Patel, Executive Director of the Amnesty International, addressing a press conference in Srinagar said the crowd control measures adopted by the police and paramilitary forces in Kashmir violate international standards.

He said the government claims that pellet gun is not lethal, but the injuries and deaths caused by this “cruel weapon bear testimony to how dangerous, inaccurate and indiscriminate it is.”

“There is no proper way to use pellet-firing. It is irresponsible of authorities to continue to the use of pellet guns despite being aware of the damage they do,” Patel said. »

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IOK bar to abstain from court work tomorrow

Srinagar, September 13 (KMS): The human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has demanded that the pellet-firing shotguns, which have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing hundreds of people in occupied Kashmir, must be immediately banned.

Releasing a report, titled “Losing Sight In Kashmir, The Impact of Pellet Guns” at a local hotel in Srinagar, the Director Amnesty International India, Aakar Patel said that no amount of violence from the youth could legitimize the use of pellet guns. He said that the Amnesty had raised the issue with the government of India, which understands that the damage caused by the pellets was disproportionate. Patel pointed out that his organization was working in Kashmir for a long time, and since 1989, no case or FIR registered against the forces had been acted upon. »

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