Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has condemned the illegal arrest of party activists, Danish Mushtaq Malik, Syed Imtiyaz Haider and Bashir Ahmed. »

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Jammu, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has strongly objected to the launching of a new political outfit under the identical name and style by the former bureaucrat Shah Faesal and urged him to make a modification in the name of his newly launched party. »

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US report urges probe into IOK rights abuses
Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Gilani, son of APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, have received fresh summons from the Indian National Investigation Agency asking them to appear before its New Delhi headquarters for questioning in fake cases.

This is the second time in about one week that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Naseem Gilani have been summoned by the NIA to New Delhi. The investigation agency has also summoned Hurriyat leader, Zafar Akbar Butt, to Delhi on Saturday. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the summoning of NIA is meant to intimidate and harass the Kashmiri leadership. However, Hurriyat leaders can never be forced into submission by such Indian tactics. »

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Anti-India protest demonstration in London

London, March 17 (KMS): India has forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir against the will of Kashmiri people and peace in the South Asian region is impossible without giving the Kashmiris’ their inalienable to self-determination.

These views were expressed by opposition leader in the AJK Legislative Assembly, Chaurhdy Muhammad Yaseen, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement International, Raja Najabat Hussain, Raja Faheem Kayani, Raja Zubair Iqbal Kayani, Chaudhry Muhammad Azeem and others while addressing a protest rally outside the Indian High Commission in London. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities slapped draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on two youth in Pulwama district and sent them to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.

Police arrested the youth, Nasir Rashid, son of Abdul Rashid of Rajpora, and Ashiq Hussain Dar, son of Ghulam Nabi Dar of Rohmoo village, a couple of weeks ago from their residences.

Ahead of Indian parliamentary elections some more persons were expected to be booked in the area. »

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Berlin, March 17 (KMS): Participants of a protest rally in Berlin, the German city, called upon the international community especially the United Nations and the European Union to play their role for de-escalation in South Asia by facilitating a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

The protesters including students and members of various European Kashmiri and Pakistani organizations, braving cold rainy weather, gathered at central area of Berlin and raised slogans against recent Indian aggression on Pakistan and the Line of Control in Kashmir. The rally was organized by Kashmir Free Organization. The participants denounced the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. »

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Washington, March 17 (KMS): The annual US report on human rights while citing widespread human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir has called for an international probe into the rights abuses in the territory.

Quoting from the UN report on human rights in Kashmir, the 2018 US State Department’s country report notes that an estimated up to 145 civilians were killed by Indian forces between July 2016 and March.

The report shows that during 2018, various domestic and international human rights organisations continued to express serious concern at the use of pellet guns by Indian forces for crowd control purposes in occupied Kashmir. »

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Kolkata, March 17 (KMS): In a horrific incident, a Kashmiri shawl seller was attacked with sword and deprived of almost Rs 2 lakh by a gang of Hindu extremists in Kolkata city of the eastern Indian state, West Bengal.

Shakoor Ahmad Shah, hailing from Budgam district of occupied Kashmir, was returning from Sealdah to his rented accommodation in Jadavpur when he was intercepted by some persons near Park Circus railway station in the city. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Gilani, son of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, received fresh summons from the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) asking them to appear before its New Delhi headquarters for questioning in a fake funding case.

This is the second time in about one week that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Gilani have been summoned by the NIA to New Delhi.

The summonses were served to Mirwaiz and Naseem though Srinagar district police. »

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Jammu, March 17 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir United Peace Movement, an umbrella front of different organizations and forums, which believes Jammu and Kashmir a political dispute, has called upon Pakistan and India to hold top level talks to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

The JKUPM in a statement issued at the end of a seminar in Jammu on the prevailing tension between Pakistan and India said the level of anger and alienation of Kashmiri youth suggests that no amount of force as part of the India’s muscular policy on Kashmir can quell this anger and alienation. »

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