2019 August 06 » Kashmir Media Service

Islamabad, August 06 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan will never accept the Indian efforts to annex the state of Kashmir.

Giving a policy statement in the joint session of the parliament in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the revocation of articles 370 and 35A by Indian government will further intensify the freedom struggle of Kashmiris.

Imran Khan said the Indian step of revocation of Kashmir’s special status contravenes all relevant UN resolutions, Indian courts’ decisions and the public opinion. »

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Srinagar, August 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities continued to impose curfew and other restrictions for the second consecutive day, today, converting the entire territory into a big jail through huge deployment of forces.

All educational institutions are closed while the entire population has been virtually held incommunicado as it has no contact with the external world through internet or telephone. The local newspaper failed to update their online editions while some of them could not be published due to curfew. People are facing shortage of daily commodities including milk, dairy items and medicines. Curfew also remained imposed in all major cities and towns of Chenab valley districts in Jammu region. The entire resistance leadership including Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continued to remain under house arrest or in jails.

The unilateral decision by India to split Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir triggered shutdown and protests in Muslim majority Kargil district. All public and private establishments were closed while traffic was off the road. All religious and political parties of Kargil district at a joint meeting unanimously condemned the Indian move. »

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London, August 06 (KMS): Members of British Parliament, Paula Sherriff and Muhammad Yasin, have expressed serious concern over Indian Government’s move of repealing Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution.

MP Paula Sherriff in a letter to the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Dominic Raab, wrote that the removal of Articles 370 and 35-A from the Indian Constitution, which give special status to Jammu and Kashmir and privileges to the residents of the territory, and the suppression of Kashmiris, was a disgraceful move which was undermining the autonomy of Kashmir and the rights of its people. »

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Islamabad, August 06 (KMS): Pakistan’s Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has said that the military will go to any extent to support the people of Kashmir, as New Delhi revoked special autonomous status for occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan Army’s Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at General Head Quarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. The conference, presided over by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, discussed single point agenda of situation regarding occupied Kashmir. »

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Washington, August 06 (KMS): A US-based media watchdog has urged India to ensure access to internet and communications services in occupied Kashmir, which were suspended in the Valley three days ago.

The Committee to Protect Journalists in a statement expressed alarm over communication blackout in Jammu and Kashmir. »

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London, August 06 (KMS): Debbie Abrahams, British Member of Parliament and head of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir (APPGK), in a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern over the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution, increased tensions in South Asia and use of cluster munitions on unarmed civilians by India.

Debbie Abrahams in his letter addressed to Antonio Guterres wrote: “I am writing to you as the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir (APPGK) in the British Parliament.”

The APPGK is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers and has Parliamentarians of both Pakistani and Indian heritage. »

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London, August 06 (KMS): Andrew James Griffiths, a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for Burton, in a letter to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab asked him to prevail upon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop human rights violations in Kashmir and seek a solution to the issue through talks.

Andrew Griffiths while expressing concern over the abrogation of Kashmir-specific Article 370 by India further wrote: “I am sure you will share my concern at the unprecedented and disturbing decision by the Indian government to revoke Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which allows Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir limited autonomy and legislative powers and blocks Indians outside the Himalayan state from buying land or holding local government jobs in Kashmir.” »

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Chandigarh, August 06 (KMS): In Chandigarh, India, Panjab University’s left-leaning student political parties united at the Student Centre to register their dissent over the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, presented in the Indian parliament.

The students for Society (SFS) representatives said they stood by Kashmiri people and against the undemocratic abrogation of Article 370. “The Indian state has unveiled the fangs of open dictatorship of communal nationalism. By abrogating Article 370, India has illegally occupied Kashmiri land by strangulating the Kashmiri struggle for right to self-determination. In this struggle, thousands have been murdered, tortured, raped, encountered, disappeared and detained illegally,” they stated.

The members stated: “History shows that Indian nationalism is to brutally and militarily crush the aspirations of linguistic nationalities and religious minorities. By abrogating Article 370, they want to grab Kashmiri land and hand it over to their land mafia friends and corporate.” »

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Jammu, August 06 (KMS): The unilateral decision by India to bifurcate Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir and turn the two regions into separate union territories after abrogating Article 370 triggered shutdown and protests in Muslim majority Kargil.

A joint meeting of all religious and political parties of Kargil district held in Kargil unanimously condemned and rejected the Indian move saying the decision was taken without ascertaining the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting decided to form a joint action committee co-chaired by President, Anjuman Jamiatul Ulema Isna Ashriya Kargil and Chairman, Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil, to carry out future course of action.

The joint action committee unanimously announced to observe shutdown in Kargil, today, as a token of public resentment against the unjust decision. All public and private establishments are closed while traffic is off the road. »

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Srinagar, August 6 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, ppeople of Kashmir have expressed apprehensions about a new cycle of violence in the Valley, with many saying that scrapping of Article 370 could lead to change in its Muslim-majority identity.

“We are shocked by the decision and it left us disappointed because our sentiments were attached with this Article… its scrapping means that the State will lose its Muslim-majority character,” said Farooq Ahmad Shah, a 50-year-old resident of Srinagar said. Farooq is on a visit to Jammu these days. »

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