Transporters hold demonstration in Srinagar

Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for complete shutdown on Monday to mark the International Human Rights Day, the 10th December, as Black Day to draw attention of the world towards the gross human rights violations being committed by Indian troops in the territory.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that occupied Kashmir is the most militarized zone of the world where all rights of the people including right to life had been snatched by Indian troops. The leaders said that killings, arrests, restrictions, harassment and other atrocities by the occupational troops had become a routine matter in the territory. They deplored that the occupation authorities resorted to brute force and detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists to prevent even the holding of peaceful sit-ins and candlelight vigils in connection with the Human Rights Week announced by the JRL. The leaders appealed to the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the grim human rights situation of occupied Kashmir and impress upon India to stop its state terrorism in the territory.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian state had long been denying the right to self-determination to Kashmiris and using military power to suppress their voice. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has expressed deep condolence with the families of all those persons killed and injured after a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge at Mandi Poonch. »

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Islamabad, December 08 (KMS): Speakers at a seminar organized by Kashmir Media Service here in Islamabad, today, welcomed the recent reports on Jammu and Kashmir issued by OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group in the British Parliament. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Political Party and Hurriyat leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War has urged India and Pakistan to initiate a time-bound composite dialogue to settle all issues including the core issue of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, scores of literary organizations have ridiculed Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) move to remove Kashmiri translations from its language-promoting portal – Bhasha Sangam – terming it as a direct attack on the Kashmiri identity.

The Valley-based experts of Kashmiri language condemned and expressed displeasure over the move made on the basis of few objections from Kashmiri Pandit community. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that putting party chairman and senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, in jails on concocted charges and slapping draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) repeatedly on him is a mockery of justice and democracy.

A JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a conspiracy was being hatched to keep Masarrat Aalam behind the bars. “There is no justification to keep him in jails. New ways and means are being devised to harass and intimidate Masarrat Aalam, but he will never succumb,” he added. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Transporters Welfare Federation held a peaceful protest demonstration in Srinagar, today, in connection with the ongoing Human Rights Week against the human rights violations by Indian troops in the territory.

The Human Rights Week is being observed from December 03 to December 09 on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to draw attention of the world community towards the human rights abuses by the troops in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 11 passengers were killed and several others critically in a road accident in Mandi area of Poonch district, today.

A bus, which was on its way to Poonch from Loran, skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Plera, resulting in the killing of at least 11 passengers and injuring of many others. The injured were shifted to sub-district hospital Mandi for treatment. The number of deaths could rise as many injured persons were reported critical. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the authorities through the Commissioner Secretary, Home Department, Director General of Police (DGP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Pulwama to file a detailed report on severe torturing of a civilian, Tariq Ahmed Sheikh of Pulwama, by Indian troops earlier this month.

The Commission member, Dilshada Shaheen, issued the notice in response to a petition filed by human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. She called for response within one week from the officers concerned. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik has denounced the gross human rights’ violations by Indian troops in the territory.

Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar said a state resorts to coercion and use of force and tramples on democratic norms and ethics when it has something to hide or deny. “Indian state has long been denying our freedom and right to self-determination and this is why it is using military power to suppress our voices,” he said. »

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