Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a meeting of the Advisory Council of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, presided over by the General Secretary, Haji Gh. Nabi Sumjhi was held at Hyderpora in Srinagar, today.

The meeting discussed the prevailing political situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The participants expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health of the chairman Syed Ali Gilani and appealed people to pray for his speedy recovery. »

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Indian troops launch operation in Islamabad area

Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has urged India to shun the approach of use of brute force towards the Kashmir dispute and resolve it through peaceful political means.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering in Srinagar said it is a fact that even after the passage of over seven decades, the Kashmir dispute continues to remain a reality with India and Pakistan as parties to it. He said there is a great need to move forward and create conducive environment through confidence building measures like release of Hurriyat leaders and youth languishing in Indian prisons and re-opening of all traditional roads connecting divided parts of Kashmir. He called upon the Indian government to choose the path of engagement for the peaceful settlement of the long-pending Kashmir dispute in the larger interests of people of entire South Asia. »

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New Delhi, July 20 (KMS): Migrant Kashmiri Pandits, while rejecting Indian government’s plan to settle them in separate colonies in occupied Kashmir, have demanded their settlement in six districts across the Kashmir valley.

The demand was made by a seven-member delegation led by Satish Mahaldar during its meetings with Indian Minister of State for Home, G K Reddy, and the BJP’s Vice President and in-charge of Kashmir affairs, Avinash Rai Khanna, in New Delhi. »

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Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, today.

The troops sealed all entry and exit points of Dooru area of the district and started door-to-door searches. The operation continued till last reports came in.

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Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi has said that the authorities are deliberately prolonging the illegal detention of its Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, by not producing him before courts on the dates of hearing of the false cases registered against him.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi has been languishing in Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA). »

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Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the journalist bodies on Saturday held a strong protest at Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar against a report published in Times of India newspaper, targeting Kashmir media and journalists.

The journalist fraternity staged the demonstration after an insinuating story published by The Times of India on Friday about Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Editors Guild, and Kashmir Press Club. »

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Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has taken strong exception to a news report published in The Times of India (ToI) and has decided to take legal recourse against the report.

The said report has raised points questioning the integrity of the members associated with KEG and the Kashmir Press Club (KPC), terming them as “Jehadi Journalists”.

The KEG termed the ToI report, which casts aspersions on Kashmir based journalists, as malicious, propagandistic, motivated and defamatory. »

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Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has urged India to shun the approach of force towards the Kashmir dispute and resolve it through peaceful political means.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering in Srinagar said the fact remains that even after the passage of seven decades, the Kashmir dispute continues to remain a reality with India and Pakistan as parties to it. He said the presence of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan continues and more or less every county on the globe calling on the two countries to address it.

The Mirwaiz said the UN’s recent human rights report is also an indication of how the world sees this issue and how the world body wants to put an end to the graph of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and calls for a political settlement to this lingering dispute. »

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