Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in its second report on human rights violations in Kashmir has vindicated the stand of Hurriyat leadership that Indian troops continue the genocide of Kashmiris.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, while commenting on the UN Body’s report about grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir said that Indian atrocities and brutalities had crossed all the limits and were continuing unabated for the last 71 years. He said that it was for the second time that UN realized the gravity and severity of this grave and grim situation. He recommended the UN to probe the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in the territory. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt, has termed the UN report on human rights abuses in the territory as a welcome step.

Abdul Hameed Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the report should be followed with a prompt follow-up action on ground to safeguard the human rights of people of occupied Kashmir. »

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Condemns use of crude form of censorship

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a day after Internet was shutdown in some parts of Kashmir valley and throttled in other parts, Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) on Tuesday condemned the rapid growth in India’s use of this “crude form of censorship” and called on New Delhi to overhaul legislation so as to guarantee the universal right to online news and information.

The Paris-based media watchdog RSF in a statement said that the Indian authorities were currently disconnecting the Internet at a rate of ten times a month, each time depriving an average of several hundred thousand people of all online information. This was the case on 5th July, in the Kashmiri district of Shopian, in India’s far north, where the Internet was disconnected as a ‘preventive measure’ after a gunfight between militants and paramilitaries, it said. »

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US paper on rights abuses in IOK

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has thanked people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown on the third martyrdom anniversary of the great Kashmiri martyr, Burhan Muzaffar Wani saying that the silent protest should serve as an eye-opener for every conscious and sane person in India and the world at large.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said despite living in a fearful and suffocating environment with nonstop bloodshed, death and destruction and psychological and physical torture, the people of Kashmir can never be cowed down by military might and iron-fist policies. The statement deplored that Indian forces were cowardly targeting defenceless people to quench their thirst of hatred, and arresting them to create a graveyard-like peace to hoodwink the global community.

Meanwhile, internet services continued to remain suspended in south Kashmir districts for the third consecutive day, today. The internet services were suspended in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts on Sunday, a day ahead of Burhan Wani’s martyrdom anniversary. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai while expressing concern over the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris in Baramulla and other jails has said that the detainees are not provided proper medical facilities in jails. »

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Geneva, July 11 (KMS): The new report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights while stating that the accountability for violations committed by Indian forces remains virtually non-existent in occupied Kashmir has recommended the formation of a commission of inquiry by the Human Rights Council to conduct a comprehensive, independent, international investigation into human rights violations in the territory. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami held a meeting in Srinagar, today, in connection with the third martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

The meeting was attended by all the members of the General Council of the party. The participants felt that an attempt was made that no program be organized in or outside occupied Kashmir in remembrance of Burhan Wani, who was martyred by the Indian troops in Kokernag area of South Kashmir on 8th July in 2016. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Internet services, including mobile internet and broadband services, continued to remain suspended in south Kashmir districts on Tuesday for the third consecutive day.

The locals of south Kashmir told media that the internet services were suspended in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts on Sunday, July 7. »

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New York, July 09 (KMS): Thousands of civilians have been summarily arrested and then abused in Indian held Kashmir, the center of a long and bitter territorial dispute between India and Pakistan, said New York Times quoting a report released in Srinagar recently.

The report profiles 432 victims of torture in detention since 1990. It includes accounts disclosing that Indian forces had hung Kashmiris by their wrists, shocked them, forced them to stare at high-voltage lamps and dunked them in water mixed with chili powder. Most were civilians accused of having information about militants, the report said, and 49 of them died during or after being tortured. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, on Tuesday expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners lodged in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India saying that the detainees are deprived of basic facilities in jails. »

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