Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, despite heavy restrictions, spree of nocturnal and daytime raids, arrests, curfew and blockade, resistance leaders and activists led by Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik managed to reach Lal Chowk and marched towards United Nations observers office at Sonwar in Srinagar, today

Police stopped this rally near Budshah Chowk and arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik, Rameez Raja, Farooq Ahmad Sodagar and Shabbir Ahmad Dar along with other JKLF leaders Mushtaq Ahmad Ajmal, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Ghulam Muhammad Dar.

All these arrested were sent to Srinagar central jail on a judicial remand. »

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95,900 Kashmiris killed in IOK since Jan 1989

Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the International Human Rights Day, today, was marked with anti-India protests and shutdown to draw the attention of the world community towards the fact that it has an obligation to play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.

All shops and other commercial establishments were closed while transport was off the roads due to the shutdown and blackout against the gross human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The puppet administration had deployed troops in strength particularly in Srinagar to foil a march from Lal Chowk to UN Office at Sonwar. »

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Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, new elections have been held for the office-bearers of Muslim Conference Jammu and Kashmir and Muhammad Sultan Magray has been elected as its interim President.

The new elections were held in the wake of the displeasure shown by the party cadres over the meeting of Professor Abdul Ghani Butt with the India-appointed representative, Dineshwar Sharma. »

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Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, police detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and foiled his attempt to lead a march from Lal Chowk towards the UN Observers’ office at Sonawar Srinagar, today.

Muhammad Yasin Malik along with scores of his supporters tried to march towards Sonawar from Maisuma. However, police swung into action and detained him. He was lodged in Kothi Bagh police station. »

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Islamabad, December 10 (KMS): Speakers at a seminar criticized the silence of the international community over the human rights violations of the people in occupied Kashmir.

The seminar was organized by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (AJK-APHC) in Islamabad in connection with the Human Rights Day, observed across the globe on 10th of December every year.

The speakers on the occasion said that the UN Charter was meant to protect the rights of entire humanity, but the international community was behaving selectively, particularly in the case of occupied Kashmir where Indian forces were involved in the massacre of over 600,000 people over the past 70 years and other brutalities. »

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Over 800 including Hurriyet leaders, students facing PSA

Islamabad, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, have martyred 94,877 innocent Kashmiris, including 7,099 in custody, since January 1989 till date.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, today, revealed that these killings rendered 22,862 women widowed and 107,674 children orphaned.

The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,036 women and damaged 108,582 residential houses and other structures. It maintained that Indian troops and police subjected at least 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in the period. »

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Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has demanded the initiation of a process of justice mechanisms for victims of enforced disappearance in the territory.

In connection with International Human Rights Day, APDP in a statement reiterated its demand to know the whereabouts of 8000 people who have been subjected to enforced disappearances. “Till date no commission of inquiry has been set up and not a single individual has been convicted,” ADPD spokesperson said. »

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Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, victims of human rights abuses held a sit-in protest at Pratap Park in Srinagar to inform the world about the miseries inflicted by tens of thousands of Indian occupational forces on them in the territory.

The protest was organised by rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo who was detained by the police before the event could begin. Among the protesters was a youth, Farooq Ahmad Dar, who on 9 April 2017 was tied to the bonnet of a jeep by an Indian army officer, Major Leetul Gogoi, and paraded through several villages. »

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Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Tehreek-e-Khawateen Kashmir Chairperson, Zamrooda Habib met illegally detained senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, in the premises of a court in Srinagar.

Masarrat Aalam Butt was brought from Jammu jail to appear before the court in a fake case registered against him years ago. »

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Restrictions in Srinagar to foil UN office march

Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed on the International Human Rights Day, today. Call for the shutdown and blackout has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against gross human rights violations in Kashmir. “Kashmiris will observe complete shutdown and blackout against gross human rights violations,” the JRL said in a statement issued on Saturday. »

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