Srinagar, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have demanded of the UN to investigate Kunanposhpora mass rape and other such incidents through its War Crimes Tribunal to punish the involved Indian troops.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Kunanposhpora episode was a glaring example of Indian state terrorism and fascism in occupied Kashmir.

The JRL leaders termed the Kunanposhpora mass rape as the most reprehensible crime against humanity. They said that shielding of the culprits involved in the Kunanposhpora and Kathua rape and murder cases was a slap to democracy. »

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Srinagar, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Islamic Political Party Jammu and Kashmir and the Ummat-e-Islami held protest demonstrations, today, against the rape and murder of an eight years old girl, Asifa Bano, of Kathua.

The Islamic Political Party leaders and activists held the protest at Goripora in Srinagar. The protesters strongly condemned communalizing the incident by some elements who had held rallies in favour of the SPO involved in the heinous crime. »

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Probe into incidents like Kunanposhpora mass rape demanded

Islamabad, February 23 (KMS): The London-based world human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has expressed serious concern over the impunity enjoyed by the Indian troops for human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir.

The Amnesty International in its annual report for 2017-18 posted on its website said that in April 2017, eight people were killed by the Indian forces, some of them by the use of excessive force, following protests during a by-election for an Indian Parliamentary seat. »

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Srinagar, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, civil society members have started a solidarity campaign on social media to press the justice for the 8-year-old Aasifa Bano of Kathua who was brutally raped and murdered by an SPO of the Indian police last month.

The civil society members held a silent sit-in protest at Pratap Park in Srinagar and demanded stern action against the culprits. »

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Srinagar, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have reiterated their demand for impartial investigation into the Kunanposhpora mass rape of 1991.

On the intervening night of February 22 and 23, 1991, a large contingent of 4 Rajputana Rifles of the Indian Army had cordoned off the Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district. The men were rounded off and taken to an open ground for an overnight interrogation and the women were gang-raped in their homes without any consideration for their age. »

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Srinagar, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has said that amicable settlement of the Kashmir dispute is imperative for durable peace in the region.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a public gathering at Sagam Bidar in Islamabad district, today, condemned the arrest of youth during cordon and search operations in Islamabad, Pulwama Shopian and Kulgam districts. He said that south Kashmir had been turned into a military garrison and new army camps were coming up every week. »

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London, February 23 (KMS): The London-based world human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has expressed serious concern over the impunity enjoyed by the Indian troops for human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir.

The Amnesty International in its annual report for 2017-18 posted on its website said that impunity for human rights abuses persisted in occupied Kashmir, with the Indian forces continuing to use inherently inaccurate pellet-firing shotguns during protests, and the authorities frequently shutting down internet services. »

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Srinagar, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people including civil society members, students and pro-freedom leaders held joint rallies and protests in Srinagar against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua.

The participants included Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs, who jointly demanded a speedy probe in the case and capital punishment to the culprits. »

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