Canada’s paper bashes India, media bias

Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Hurriyat Leadership has termed the summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Gilani’s son, Syed Naseem Gilani, by National Investigation Agency, to New Delhi in the name of questioning as sheer political vendetta.

The leadership in a statement in Srinagar said the NIA raids on the residences of Hurriyat leaders and their relatives are aimed at preventing them from pursing the Kashmiris’ demand for freedom. The JRL made it clear that struggle for right to self-determination would be taken to its logical conclusion, against all odds.

Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has decided not to appear in person before the National Investigation Agency. His counsel in response to the NIA notice said that Mirwaiz would not travel to New Delhi because of threat to his personal safety. »

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Brussels, March 11 (KMS): Over 40 members of the European Parliament have signed letters that have been sent to Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, asking them to enter dialogue to resolve the tension between the two countries.

British MEP Dr Sajjad Karim organised the cross-party letters and members from Sweden, UK, Finland, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Luxembourg, Lativa, Belgium, Spain, France and Germany signed it. »

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Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Muslim Personal Law Board has urged Pakistan and India to resolve all issues through dialogue as wars bring destruction in the countries.

This was said during a meeting of the Muslim Personal Law Board, which was held in Srinagar with Grand Mufti, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in chair. The meeting was attended by distinguished members from all over Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has demanded whereabouts of their beloved ones subjected to enforced disappearance by Indian forces in Kashmir since 1990.

The APDP in a statement issued in Srinagar said successive regimes have denied phenomena of enforced disappearances. There has been little movement towards credibly investigating complaints, including into sites of mass graves in Kashmir and Jammu region. »

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Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has decided not to appear in person before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and instead submitted a written response to the probe agency through his legal counsel.

His legal counsel in his response to the notice said, “The notice (to Mirwaiz) appears to have been issued on the basis of fallacious assumptions and misinformation solely aimed at maligning the Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir, knowing his status and position, it appears to be the outcome of considerations other than the law. My client is not acquainted with the subject matter…” »

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Toronto, 11 March (KMS): The Globe and Mail, Canada’s most widely read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, while criticizing the world’s silence over real risk of nuclear war over Kashmir between Pakistan and India has said that the global powers have to stop relying on their historic biases in this conflict and must insist that unproven accusations are not sufficient to justify acts that can lead to war and escalation of the nuclear threat.

The writer, Alison Redford in her article ‘This is not the same old India-Pakistan conflict’ also brushed aside the allegations against Pakistan saying, “For too long, Pakistan’s actions have been unreasonably characterized as aggressive.” »

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Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman, Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan expressing serious concern over frequent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, has said that the pathetic condition of this only road link to the outside world has taken the Kashmir valley and its people hostage.

The KEA Chief in a statement issued in Srinagar said, over seven million souls living in Kashmir have left at the mercy of landslides disrupting the highway connectivity only because alternative links to Kashmir including need to make Mughal Road an all-seasons connectivity have not been explored even after 70 years. »

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Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation while extending full support to the resistance leadership has urged India to start a meaningful dialogue with Hurriyat leaders to find out a lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute instead of resorting to repressive measures.

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Srinagar, March 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jamaat-e-Islami while refuting all allegations leveled by Indian government and its agencies against the politico-socio welfare party as baseless, biased and unfounded.

The Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The Jamaat makes it amply clear that the party was formed for propagation of the message and teachings of Islam based on justice, peace and equality, in its true form in a peaceful, democratic and lawful way and never adopts any underground, violent or disruptive methods for achieving its cherished goal.” »

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‘Narrow political agendas are marginalising vulnerable people in an already unequal Indian society’

Islamabad, March 11 (KMS): The extent of marginalization and dismal state of the minorities particularly Muslims in India are such that the United Nations Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet has warned New Delhi that its divisive policies could damage its economic growth.

Kashmir Media Service, quoting a write-up by Zahoor Khan Marwat said, the UN Human Rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, in her recent annual report to the UN Human Rights Council, revealed that narrow political agendas were marginalising vulnerable people in an already unequal Indian society. She has warned India that its divisive policies can cause hindrance to New Delhi’s economic growth. »

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