Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has denounced the arrest spree by India’s National Investigative Agency (NIA) and curbs on political expression in the territory.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar asserted that no amount of fear-mongering would end the need for resolution of the Kashmir dispute. “Curbs, arrests and other intimidating tools won’t end the serious need to address the Kashmir dispute. But New Delhi is following the policy of fear-mongering and shows no desire for settlement of the dispute” he said. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference expressing concern over the deteriorating health condition of illegally detained Kashmiris has said that they are being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture in jails.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the authorities of Kot Bhalwal Jail were responsible for the death of late Ghulam Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan as no proper and specific treatment was provided to him. »

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(Part one of three parts article)

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, July 21 (KMS): There are some disputes in modern history that one might take lessons from in understanding the wisest course to take in resolving the Kashmir dispute.

The Aaland Islands is a case in point, as are South Tyrol, Trieste, Andorra, and Northern Ireland, each of which was contested by neighboring countries. Finland and Sweden both coveted The Aaland Islands; South Tyrol was in dispute between Austria and Italy; Trieste was divided between Italy and Yugoslavia; Andorra is a small principality. Virtually all of these cases, the country in question was seized or split in two in the course of war between neighboring countries. »

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