Curfew, communication blackout continue

Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least, six persons were killed and over 100 injured in firing by Indian troops on protesters as curfew and communication blackout continued on the third consecutive day, today.

Despite strict curfew and heavy deployment of the troops, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Pulwama, Baramulla and other parts of the territory to protest against the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A by India. The troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters killing at least six of them and injuring many others. Media reports said that, at least, six people with gunshot wounds caused by lethal weapons were brought to a Srinagar hospital on Monday.

The UK-based news agency, Reuters, quoting police confirmed that the Indian forces’ personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters in Srinagar. The BBC, citing locals, reported that the Kashmiris were in a state of shock and they were still processing what happened. The news agency added that it seemed the valley was going to erupt very soon. »

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Brussels, August 07 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) is organizing three-day protests from today in different places in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, against abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A by India.

A statement issued by the KCEU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed in Brussels said, the protest camps will be held from 10:30 (10:30 a.m.) to 17:30 (5 p.m.) local time at different places in the capital city, which is also EU’s headquarters. A camp against Indian decision will be held at Place de L’Albertine, today, at Place Schuman (In front of EU’s External Actions Service) on Thursday and at Place de L’Europe (In front of Central Station) on Friday. »

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India facing int’l isolation after its move of scrapping Article 370’
Islamabad, August 07 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter while expressing serious concern over the present grim situation in occupied Kashmir has strongly condemned the use of brute force by the Indian troops on the Kashmiris to stop them from holding protests against the Indian move of scrapping the territory’s special status.

The APHC-AJK in a statement issued in Islamabad, today, said that the representatives of the constituent parties in a meeting that has been going on for the last three days were closely reviewing the illegal and unconstitutional decision of BJP-led Indian government and turning the occupied territory into a military garrison. It said that a final plan of action in this regard would be presented soon. »

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New York, August 07 (KMS): ”The Indian government’s decision to revoke the semi-autonomous status of Kashmir, accompanied by a huge security clampdown, is dangerous and wrong. Bloodshed is all but certain, and tension with Pakistan will soar, is what concluded the US newspaper, The New York Times over India’s unilateral move to abrogate Article 370.

The newspaper’s editorial board in its opinion piece titled ‘India Tempts Fate in Kashmir, ‘The Most Dangerous Place in the World’ while referring to the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A, writes: “The Indian government knows how incendiary its actions are, which is why, before making the announcement on Monday, it ordered tens of thousands more troops into Kashmir, put major political figures under house arrest, ordered tourists to leave, closed schools and cut off internet services.” »

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‘How will you get to know if i die’, mother asks son

Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions for the third consecutive day, today, leaving suspension of all communication links with the outside world.

Thousands of Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel continue to remain deployed across the Valley and Jammu region.

The Srinagar city centre, Lal Chowk, has been barricaded by the forces’ personnel. No vehicles and pedestrians are being allowed to move. The roads are empty in Kashmir valley, while the same situation was witnessed in Kishtwar, Rajouri, Doda, Pooch, Jammu and other areas. »

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London, August 07 (KMS): The Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) has made it clear to India and the world that Kashmir is a UN-recognised dispute and that no changes can either be made as to its status or through the division of the territory.

The OKC said this during its Executive Council meeting in London, which was called to discuss the purported abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government, bifurcation of occupied Kashmir into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. »

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Ottawa (Canada), August 07 (KMS): Canada’s third largest federal political party, NDP has expressed serious concern over the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir.

The NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron, in a statement said, New Democrats are deeply concerned by reports of the Indian government’s crackdown in recent days in Kashmir. He said, the government of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi recently took steps to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which granted Kashmir considerable autonomy and moved to arrest top Kashmiri political leaders, deploy thousands of troops, impose a shutdown of telephone and internet services and restrict peaceful assembly. »

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New Delhi, August 07 (KMS): Prominent journalist from occupied Kashmir, Muzamil Jaleel, who returned from Srinagar to Delhi, narrates what he saw on ground and in the streets of the locked Kashmir valley.

Muzamil Jaleel while sharing his observations said, “I have just come to Delhi from Srinagar. It is worst than 1846. Srinagar is a city of soldiers and spools of concertina wire.”

As per Muzamil Jameel’s story shared on social networking sites, “Yesterday, it took me three hours to reach office (Residency Road) from Parraypora. Phones – mobiles and landlines – have been disconnected. Internet is off. There is no money in ATMs.” »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least six people were injured due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on protest demonstrations against India’s move of repealing Article 370, which granted special status to the territory.

A hospital in Srinagar had admitted six patients with gunshot wounds or other injuries caused by lethal weapons, a source at the facility said on condition of anonymity.

The residents leaving the occupied territory spoke of a tense military crackdown and protests breaking out against the Indian government’s shocking move to scrap its special status. »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication blackout continues on the third consecutive day, today, as the authorities continue to snap internet and telephone links and impose strict restrictions on media.

The Indian government had snapped television, telephone and internet links to prevent demonstrations against its decision of revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

India had revoked Article 370 on Monday. Before that, the occupation authorities had clamped an unprecedented communications blackout on the territory and arrested many political leaders. »

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