Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has said any change to the water supply to Pakistan will have devastating consequences.

Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, reacting on India’s move to stop water flow to Pakistan, termed it not only unethical but also violation of international treaty signed in 1960.

He said Jammu and Kashmir being a hilly region, stopping water to Pakistan will heavily flood Kashmir because it has no storage capacity for trillions of gallons of water. It would not be just an act of war but a humanitarian crisis as well and this obnoxious Indian move will have a devastating effect on Kashmir as well, he added. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, traders, today, held a strong protest demonstration in Lal Chowk, Srinagar, against the attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and different Indian states.

The traders downed the shutters of their shops and assembled around Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar).

The traders while raising slogans strongly denounced the communal attacks against the Kashmiris putting up in different cities of India. »

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India urged to resolve issues with Pakistan through talks

Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation at Warpora in Sopore town, today.

People took to the streets in the area and staged forceful demonstrations against the killing of the youth. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. The occupation authorities imposed restrictions and suspended mobile internet service in Sopore.

Meanwhile, the traders of Lal Chowk, Srinagar, and adjoining areas observed shutdown and staged a demonstration against the attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and in different Indian states. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has urged India to shun its war rant and resolve the issues through dialogue.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar, today, said that Kashmiri people would never follow the politics of polarization or communal hatred. He said they would continue to protect the Indian people despite the attacks on Kashmiri students, businessmen and shawl traders in various parts of India. “A non-local resident living in Kashmir is as safe as a common Kashmiri citizen,” he added. »

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Bradford, February 22 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Self-determination Movement International, Raja Najabat Hussain, has hailed the efforts of the British members of European Parliament for effectively raising their voice in favour of the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir in the Sub-Committee of Human Rights of the European Parliament in Brussels.

An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament, recently attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir, urged India to immediately put a halt to its atrocities and carry out investigations into the incidents of grave human rights violations in the territory. »

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New Delhi, February 22 (KMS): In order to hide its failures to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement and to malign Pakistan, India has decided to resort to water aggression by stopping the flow of water of three rivers to Pakistan.

Under the Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, the waters of the western rivers – the Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab – was given to Pakistan and those of the eastern rivers – the Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej – to India.

India’s Water Resources Minister, Nitin Gadkari, tweeted to convey the decision of his Government to stop India’s share of water going to Pakistan. »

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Jammu, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party, once again showing its communal face, has demanded reopening of all pending false cases registered against Hurriyat leadership.

The BJP President in the occupied territory, Ravinder Raina, addressing a press conference in Jammu welcomed the governor administration’s decision to withdraw the so-called security cover of Hurriyat leaders.

He said, it is time to reopen all cases registered at different police stations against the Hurriyat leaders and conduct speedy trials to put Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in Delhi’s Tihar jail or Rajasthan’s Jodhpur jail.

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New Delhi, February 22 (KMS): A farmers’ outfit in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar area has warned a sugar mill to throw out Kashmiri workers as soon as possible or face dire consequences.

The warning came just a day after rightwing groups threatened Mansoorpur Sugar Mill management to sack Kashmiri workers, reported The Times of India.

The report said a farmers’ outfit, Bharatiya Kisan Union Tomar, warned Khatauli-based Triveni Sugar Mill to do the same or face consequences. The report said there are 74 Kashmiris working in the mill. »

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New Delhi, February 22 (KMS): Congress leader and India’s former minister of State of Defence, Jitendra Singh, has termed the Pulwama incident as a major failure of Indian Intelligence agencies.

“The Pulwama attack is highly condemnable, but I can’t deny that there was an intelligence failure as I have worked in Defence,” said the Congress leader, who was the Minister of State for Defence in 2012.

More than 40 troops of Indian Central Reserve Police Force were killed and dozens others injured when a car laden with explosives hit one of the vehicles of a large CRPF convoy in Lethpora area of Pulwama on Srinagar-Jammu Highway on February 14.

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New Delhi, February 22 (KMS): The General Secretary of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Sitaram Yechury, has said that the Indian government has tacitly and overtly created a situation in which calls of violence against Kashmiris were being given and executed.

Sitaram Yechury in a Facebook post said the Pulwama incident in which 40 Indian CRPF troops were killed was a result of colossal failure of politics in the occupied territory. »

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