Fact-Finding mission for occupied Kashmir demanded

Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, while appreciating Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s statement on Kashmir has said that Islamabad has always played its role at the international level to highlight the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message on the World Human Rights Day observed on Monday, the 10th December, had said that Pakistan would continue to lend full diplomatic, political and moral support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that despite using all suppressive tactics, ruthless Indian rulers had failed to break the commitment of the Kashmiri people towards the ongoing freedom movement. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in two villages of Shopian district, today.

A joint team of Indian army and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon and search operation in the wee hours of Wednesday in Dearpora and Malikgund villages of the district, locals told media men over phone. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, family members of martyr PhD scholar, Dr Mannan Wani, have said that Indian troops frequently raid their house at Lolab in Kupwara and harass the inmates, particularly women.

Bashir Ahmed Wani, the father of Dr Mannan Wani, told media in Srinagar that the troops had been raiding his house for the past many days and besides harassing they took photos of the inmates without their permission. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have condoled the demise of the mother of illegally detained JKLF-R Chairman, Farooq Ahmed Dar.

Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Abdul Samad Inqilabi and Yasmeen Raja, in their separate statements expressed sympathy and solidarity with Farooq Dar and other members of the bereaved family. They said that she was very pious woman and her family contributed countless sacrifices to the ongoing freedom movement. Farooq Dar is presently lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a report submitted by the senior superintendent of Kashmir police before the Human Rights Commission in connection with the killing of a civilian has confirmed that the victim was neither armed, nor was involved in any criminal activity.

Bilal Ahmed Ganai, a driver by profession, was martyred in firing on his vehicle by Indian troops in Pulwama on 27th of May in 2018. The police report came in response to a petition filed by rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students of Kashmir University launched a signature campaign as a mark of protest against the ongoing human rights violations at the hands of Indian troops in the territory.

Scores of students assembled outside the Iqbal Library building of the university in Srinagar and took part in the signature campaign. The campaign was organised by the student body, Kashmir University of Students Union (KUSU). »

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London, December 12 (KMS): A declaration unanimously passed at a conference in London called for cessation of all forms of state violence in occupied Kashmir and the respect for all human rights and fundamentals, demanding that a fact-finding mission be sent to evaluate the most disturbing situation in the territory.

The conference was jointly organised by South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR), International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) and Kashmir Youth Assembly UK & Europe in Luton Town Hall, UK, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, another commando force, Special Security Force (SSF), is being raised on the lines of the Special Security Group (SSG) in the name of security for the Governor and his family.

The State Administrative Council (SAC), led by Governor Satya Pal Malik, gave go ahead for the setting up of the SSF by approving the Governor’s Special Security Force Bill, 2018. The Bill contains provisions related to constitution and regulation of a separate security force for providing proximate security to Governor, members of his immediate family. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have denounced the continued detention of ailing Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori and other Hurriyat leaders lodged in different jails of the territory and India.

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, who was recently shifted from a jai in Jammu to Jhajjar jail in Haryana, India, is facing serious health problems. He is not being provided necessary medical facilities. The demand was raised for his immediate release from the Indian jail. »

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