India asked to accept blatant HR abuses in IOK

Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference while condemning the high magnitude of human rights violations has termed the assault on civil liberty of people as a heinous war crime unleashed by the Indian occupational forces.

The APHC in its executive body meeting in Srinagar expressed concern over the continued illegal house arrest of its Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani. The meeting, which was presided over by the APHC General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, deplored that people were being intimidated, abused and humiliated by the forces, every now and then. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz was elected as new Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami of the territory on Tuesday.

Dr Fayaz will replace Ghulam Muhammad Butt who served the highest office of Jamaat for three years since 2015. The elections for the post were held, today. Dr Fayaz was elected by 160 members of Majlis-e-Numayandgan where every member represents 30 arkans of Jamaat.

Dr Fayaz, a resident of Shopian in South Kashmir, is a doctorate in Urdu and has served Jamaat in various capacities. He remained General Secretary of the organization from 2012 to 2015. Dr Fayaz has also served as Nazim-e-Aala of Islami Jamiat Talaba Jammu and Kashmir. Presently he was serving as JI Public Relation head.

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Karachi, August 28 (KMS): The South Asia Director at Human Rights Watch (HRW), Meenakshi Ganguly, has urged the Indian leaders to admit that human rights violations are taking place in occupied Kashmir and they must work with Pakistan to safeguard the interests of the Kashmiris.

Meenakshi Ganguly speaking in a programme of a Karachi-based private TV channel said that it was high time for the leaders in both India and Pakistan to realise that the Kashmiris were living in a conflict zone and suffering human rights violations.

She deplored that human rights issues are often ignored in Pakistan-India peace process and not given the importance they deserve. “Whenever we start talking about Kashmiris’ rights the topic turns to militancy which leads to demands from one side and demands from the other and the whataboutery of the two parties as they try and justify their actions because of the actions of the other, which does not help,” she said. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops vandalized the house of a freedom activist in Arwini area of Bijbehara in Islamabad district.

The troops raided the house of Waris Ahmed, a resident of Rakh-e-Momin Arwani Bijbehara on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday and harassed the inmates. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) in collaboration with other civil society groups organized a seminar at Dak Bungalow in Baramulla to discuss the impending threat to demography of Jammu and Kashmir at the hands of Hindu extremist government in New Delhi.

Speakers from various civil society organizations, members of Bar Association Baramulla and other activists spoke at length on how to protect Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that defines the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. The speakers said that for safeguarding the article 35-A “Kashmiri people will not even hesitate to shed their blood”.

Noted academician and Chairperson of Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies, Professor Hameeda Nayeem, said that Kashmiris would foil every attempt to abrogate Article 35-A and any such misadventure would prove disastrous for India. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, legal experts have said that the parties defending Article 35-A in the Indian Supreme Court should plead that the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution is not subordinate to the Indian Constitution.

Senior advocate, Syed Tasaduq Hussain in an interview in Srinagar said, “Many aspects in context of historical evolution of Kashmir’s relationship with India can also be debated in the Indian apex court.” »

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London, August 28 (KMS): An international campaign to safeguard the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution has been launched by the Kashmiri diaspora in Britain.

The campaign was launched with a press conference jointly addressed by diaspora leaders, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Barrister Abdul Majid Tramboo and Zubair Awan in London. »

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Islamabad, August 28 (KMS): Prominent Kashmiri figure, Syed Javed Ali Shah Hamdani, passed away after prolonged illness. He was 82.

Syed Javed Ali Shah Hamdani breathed his last at the Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, late on Monday.

He was laid to rest in Rawalpindi, today (Tuesday). APHC AJK members and a large number of people from all walks of life belonging to Kashmiri community participated in the funeral. »

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