Pak, India urged to de-escalate tension

Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive day, today, against the raids by India’s National Investigation Agency on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists, the ongoing mass arrests and possible tinkering with the Article 35-A of the Indian constitution.

Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. All shops, other business establishments and government and private offices were closed, while public transport was off the roads all across the Valley and Banihal, Samba and many other areas of Jammu region. Indian troops were deployed in strength in Srinagar and other parts of the territory. Mobile internet speed was reduced in the territory. »

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Brussels, February 28 (KMS): The Kashmir Council European Union (KC-EU) has decided to launch a notable campaign calling the European Union to play role for averting a war in the South Asian region.

The decision was approved in a meeting of KC-EU headed by its Chairman, Ali Raza Syed at its central secretariat in Brussels.

Condemning the recent Indian aggression on areas of Azad Kashmir along with the Line of Control of Kashmir and as well as Pakistan’s territories, the meeting underlined that Indian adventurous moves can escalate an atomic war in the region.

In a statement after the meeting, the Chairman of Kashmir Council EU, Ali Raza Syed said, the severe situation of the region is due to Indian long avoidance from dialogue process with Pakistan. »

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Islamabad, February 28 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a hurriedly-called meeting with its Convener, Syed Abdullah Gilani in chair in Islamabad, today.

The participants of the meeting denounced the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for attacking Pakistan to mould public opinion in his favour in upcoming general elections and to divert the international attention from the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed his serious concern over the escalating tension between India and Pakistan.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that if not checked a full-fledged war was knocking the doors of the South Asian region. He hailed the mature and repeated peace appeals by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that such statements could only come from a person with human heart. »

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Los Angeles, February 28 ((KMS): Kashmiri Diaspora and other communities living in Los Angeles came together to protest atrocities against the Kashmiris and minorities in India.

A peaceful protest rally was organized on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Participants used their first amendment right of US Constitution which allows them freedom to express their views and opinions,” an official press release said.

“Hundreds of people including Kashmiris, Sikhs, Americans and Pakistani-Americans staged held the demonstration against the atrocities against the minorities in India and against human rights violations in occupied Kashmir,” the statement said. »

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Former IOK minister Babu Singh thanks Pak Army

Kolkata, February 28 (KMS): The widow of an Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force trooper, Bablu Santra, killed in Pulwama incident, has urged both India and Pakistan to hold talks instead of escalating tensions.

Mita Santra, in a media interview in Kolktata said she was not worried about criticism on social media over her anti-war stand. “We should give dialogue a chance instead of war that will lead to loss of so many more lives,” Santra said while urging the Indian government to make all efforts to ensure Varthaman’s return.

“I urge our government to engage with Pakistan to get back Wing Commander of Indian Air Force (IAF), Abhinandan Varthaman, safely,” she added. Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured after his fighter jet was shot down by Pakistan Air Force in Azad Kashmir on Wednesday. »

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Jakarta, February 28 (KMS): Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM) has asked for resolution of the Kashmir dispute saying that prevailing tension between Pakistan and India is because of the core Kashmir issue.

MAPIM President Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid in a statement said that there had been numerous incidents of terrorist attacks within Pakistan all these years, but Islamabad did not make any accusation against New Delhi. »

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Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed on the second consecutive day, today, against the raids by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists, the ongoing mass arrest spree and possible tinkering with the Article 35-A of the Indian constitution.

Call for the strike has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.

All shops, other business establishments and government and private offices are closed, while public transport is off the roads all across the valley. Indian troops have been deployed in strength at most places in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Kashmir valley. »

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Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has condemned the arrest spree and nocturnal raids on pro-freedom leaders.

A JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said Indian police have arrested party vice Chairman, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and shifted him to Kothibagh police station. He said party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has also been languishing in police custody since February 22. Senior member Mushtaq Ahmad Korag and many others are also in police custody, he added. »

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Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged India and Pakistan to de-escalate tension and not resort to war as escalation and war can never resolve the issues.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the present dispensation at New Delhi was using Kashmir as a whipping boy for electoral gains as general elections in India are round the corner.

He said there is a threatening and grave atmosphere created by India across Kashmir and people are being psychologically intimidated. Only talking to each other is the way forward, he added. »

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