JRL denounces Modi for remarks on Kashmir

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the second martyrdom anniversary of the prominent Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani will be observed on Sunday with the reaffirmation of the people’s determination that the freedom struggle will be continued till it reaches its logical conclusion.

Call for the observance of the day has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leadership appealed to the people to hold special prayers and fateha khawani, tomorrow, on Friday for Burhan Wani and those killed by the Indian troops during the mass uprising erupted after the killing of Burhan Wani on the 8th of July in 2016. Complete shutdown will be observed on Sunday and rich tributes will be paid to the Kashmiri martyrs. The JRL will hold a public meeting in Tral on that day. The leadership denounced the assertions of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Kashmir was a development and governance issue saying that Kashmir was a longstanding dispute that needed to be settled through right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmed Reshi, Ghulam Nabi War and Ghulam Nabi Waseem have paid glowing tribute to martyred popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on the eve of his second martyrdom anniversary.

Indian troops had killed Burhan Wani along with his two associates in a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on July 08, 2016. Burhan Wani’s cold-blooded murder had triggered the ongoing mass uprising in the occupied territory. »

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Washington, July 05 (KMS): Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, may intensify a crackdown on youth in Kashmir, which risks more violence, said US-based satellite CNBC TV channel.

The TV in its report says, “His (Modi’s) recent actions, including ending an alliance with a regional political party (PDP), could trigger more aggressive policies in the troubled (Kashmir) area that could incite backlash from locals.” »

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Islamabad, July 05 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter will hold a protest rally in Islamabad on the 8th July (Sunday) to mark the 2nd martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, and his associates in occupied Kashmir.

Indian troops had killed Burhan Wani along with his two associates in a fake encounter in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on July 08, 2016. Burhan Wani’s cold-blooded murder had triggered the ongoing mass uprising in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): Indian authorities have resorted to yet another tactic to block the entry of Kashmiri people below thirty years of age intending to visit Pakistan for education or to meet their relatives in the country.

Even those people who have valid visas are forced to get a clearance certificate from police before embarking on the trip. The clearance certificate is being used as a tool to prevent the entry of the youth to Pakistan. »

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Statement of UN chief’s spokesman negates Indian claim

United Nations, July 05 (KMS): The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed a veteran Uruguay Army general as the chief military observer of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan.

Major General Jose Eladio Alcain will succeed the incumbent UNMOGIP chief, Major General Per Gustaf Lodin of Sweden, who will complete his two-year assignment this month, an official statement said.

Jose Eladio Alcain had a distinguished career with the Uruguayan Army since 1977. Most recently, he held the position of Director of the National Health Service of the Armed Forces. »

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PSA being used as tool to intimidate people: Hurriyat forum

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have slapped draconian law, Public Safety Act on three youth from Islamabad district after they were arrested by the Indian police.

The youth identified as Shabbir Ahmed Rather, Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh and Aijaz Ahmed Malik were shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

Meanwhile, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum in a statement expressed anger over the arrest and slapping of the draconian law on the innocent youth. It said that such repressive measures were being used as tools to force the people of Jammu and Kashmir into submission. »

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Paris, July 05 (KMS): India may slip further from its current 138th place in the World Press Freedom Index as four journalists were murdered in less than six months amid a sharp rise in hate speech, a global media watchdog warned in its first report on India.

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said it had come out with a report exclusively on India in view of the “increase in breaches of press freedom” in India in the past six months. »

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Shahid-ul-Islam’s daughters write to Modi

Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): The daughters of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Shahid-ul-Islam through a letter drew the attention of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, towards plight of their ailing father and other Hurriyat leaders languishing in New Delhi’s notorious Tihar jail.

The letter written by Shahidul Islam’s two daughter – Suzanne Shah and Sundas Shah – says, “Our father, a prominent political leader, is known for his pro-dialogue stance aimed at peaceful settlement of Kashmir… We never expected that peace-loving and moderate voices like him, will be treated so shabbily in the world’s largest democracy. »

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Johannesburg, July 05 (KMS): The Muslim Lawyers Association has lodged a complaint calling for the arrest of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, when he visits South Africa for the BRICS summit later in July.

BRICS is an association of five major emerging national economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The legal fraternity of South Africa’s leader, Yousha Tayob, during a TV interview called for the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) to investigate Modi and bring him to trial for his involvement in war crimes and gross human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir. »

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