UNHCR terms Indian reaction disappointing

Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed concern over the inhuman treatment meted out to the Kashmiri leaders and activists illegally detained in different jails of India and Kashmir.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar appealed to all global human rights watchdogs including Amnesty International, Asia Watch and International Committee of Red Cross to conduct a thorough visit of various jails to take stock of the situation in jails. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, residents of Mochwara area of Shopian district have said that Indian troops barged into their houses, beat them ruthlessly and ransacked their property.

The residents said that the troops made their forced entry into the residential houses and thrashed inmates many of whom sustained injuries.

Some of the injured have been referred to Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital. Photos of injured carrying marks of violence have gone viral on social media. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have ordered the cable operators to immediately shut private satellite channels, mostly Islamic channels from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, in the name of maintaining peace and tranquility in the territory.

Furious over the diktat, all Kashmir cable operators have called an emergency meeting in Srinagar, tomorrow, to chalk out the future course of action. »

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London, July 18 (KMS): The UK-based Jammu and Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) will observe Kashmir Awareness Week in Britain in the month of August to highlight the Kashmir dispute and the sufferings of the Kashmiri people at the hands of Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

The JKSDMI in a statement issued in London said that on 6th August, a Kashmir Conference would be held in Luton Town Hall in which Mayors, Councillors, professionals and women’s groups, including Members of British and European Parliaments from South of England would participate. It said that on 7th August a business and tourism conference with members of Kashmiri and Pakistani community would be held in London. »

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New York, July 18 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s envoys have expressed solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir at a briefing held by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Briefing the OIC ambassadors from different countries on the current situation of human rights in occupied Kashmir, Maleeha Lodhi said that the plight of the long-suffering Kashmiri people had been brought into fresh spotlight by the June 14 report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in what can be termed travesty of justice, a lawyer representing the main culprit in the Kathua rape and murder case has been appointed as the additional advocate general by the Delhi-run administration led by Governor NN Vohra, reported Indian media.

Lawyer Aseem Sawhney’s name figures in the serial number seven of the list of additional advocates general, deputy advocates general and government advocates issued for Jammu wing of the High Court by the Law Department. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed concern over the ill and inhuman treatment meted out to Kashmiri leaders and activists in different Indian jails.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar paid rich tributes to the resolve of resistance leaders and activists including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Shahid-ul-Islam, Muhammad Aslam Wani, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, Dr Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Muzaffar Ahmed Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Muhammad Shafi Shah and Talib Husain. »

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Geneva, July 18 (KMS): In yet another embarrassment to India at the international level for its blatant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has lashed out at the campaign launched by the Indian media outlets at the behest of the Indian government against the UN body and UN Secretary General over UNHRC’s landmark report on Kashmir terming it ‘puzzling’ and ‘wild claims’.

Rupert Colville, the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, in a statement issued to press in Geneva said that the Indian media calling the UN body’ report as “Nefarious conspiracy”, “Pakistan-authored report”, “fallacious”, “mala fide” are unfounded and baseless. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, journalist fraternity has expressed anguish over the action by the Indian police against media outlets for publishing an open letter of Kashmiri PhD scholar, Abdul Mannan Wani.

The journalist fraternity in a statement issued in Srinagar described the police action as a direct attack on the freedom of expression. The journalists threatened to hit the streets against such media restrictions. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has granted a final opportunity to the police authorities to submit a copy of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) followed while using pepper gas against civilian protesters in the territory.

The Chairman of the commission, Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki, hearing a petition filed by human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, remarked that a copy of the SOPs had not been produced yet before the court. »

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