Over 70 Hurriyat activists shifted to Agra Jail

Srinagar, August 09 (KMS): Indian occupied Kashmir remained cut off from the outside world due to the communication blockade imposed by India while curfew and other restrictions continued on the 5th consecutive day, today.

The Indian government had imposed curfew and other restrictions in occupied Kashmir ahead of announcement on Monday to repeal Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The occupation authorities have deployed thousands of Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel in every nook and corner of the occupied territory to prevent demonstrations against the illegal move of the Indian government. Several people were injured, today, when Indian troops used brute force against protesters in Sopore town. Juma prayers could not be held at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and several other mosques due to restrictions. The occupied territory remains cut off from rest of the world due to the communication blackout imposed by the Indian government by snapping television, telephone and internet links. »

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Brussels, August 09 (KMS): Member of the European Parliament, Julie Ward, has strongly condemned the Indian government’s decision of repealing of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Julie Ward in a statement issued in Brussels said that she was deeply concerned about reports that the Indian government had revoked Article 370 of the constitution. This decision is in violation of UN resolution 47, she added.

Julie Ward said that she also received reports of the Indian army’s use of banned cluster-bombs in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, which initially resulted in the deaths of two civilians and injuring of eleven others. She said, “This use of force and illegal weaponry violates the Geneva Convention.” »

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Brussels, August 09 (KMS): Members of the European Parliament have urged the European Union to find ways to engage with all regional actors to bring about a lasting solution to the longstanding Kashmir dispute.

MEPs, Irina von Wiese, Shaffaq Mohammed, Phil Bennion, Judith Bunting, Chris Davies, Antony Hook, Martin Horwood, Lucy Nethsingha and Sheila Ritchie in a letter to the High Representative of the EU, Ms Federica Mogherini, said that over the last few days the Indian authorities had increased the number of troops in Kashmir and had also cancelled the annual Hindu pilgrimage to the region, scheduled for this week.

They said according to media reports the Indian army used cluster ammunition near the Line of Control, reportedly killing two civilians, on July 30. “We recall that the use of cluster ammunition would amount to a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions and of the international humanitarian law”, they added. »

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London, August 09 (KMS): Rachel Reeves, Member of Parliament for Leeds West, has said that the decision to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is reprehensible and condemnable.

Rachel Reeves in a letter addressed to the Secretary of State said, the Indian government has imposed heavy restrictions on Kashmir with the deployment of thousands of additional troops, the suspension of telephone and internet services, the imposition of a curfew and the arrest of local political leaders. There have been reports of gunfire and other weapons being used to quell peaceful demonstrations locally, she added.

Rachel Reeves said, the United Nations resolutions have made clear that it should be up to the people of Kashmir to determine their own constitutional future through democratic means. »

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Srinagar, August 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities arrested over two dozen Hurriyat activists and airlifted them to Agra from Srinagar to prevent demonstrations in the territory against the repeal of Article 370 by India.

The arrested Hurriyat leaders were taken in a special plane of Indian Air Force to Uttar Pradesh and lodged in Agra Central Jail.

Reports said that these detainees have been shifted outside the occupied territory by labeling them as “potential stone pelters”.

The Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi had put occupied Kashmir under military siege ahead of the announcement on Monday (August 05) to repeal the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted Jammu and Kashmir a special status. »

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Jammu, August 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has strongly condemned the sinister move of the Indian government to change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.

APHC leader and the JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that the Indian move to strengthen its illegal occupation in Kashmir had no legal, constitutional, moral and ethical basis. »

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London, August 09 (KMS): The Diplomatic Bureau of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), London, has strongly condemned the Indian government’s illegal decision to dismember the Jammu and Kashmir.

Prof Zafar Khan, Head of JKLF Diplomatic Bureau, in a statement issued in London termed the Modi government’s decision illegal as well as a monumental folly. He said abrogation of Article 370 means that Jammu and Kashmir’s conditional constitutional relationship with India has ended both in terms of India’s domestic and international law, which rendered India’s presence in Jammu and Kashmir as that of an occupying foreign power. »

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Dhaka, August 09 (KMS): Kashmiri students studying in Bangladesh held a demonstration at Dhaka University against revocation by the Indian government of the Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Approximately 400 Kashmiri students in Bangladesh, from several educational institutions, especially medical colleges, staged a demonstration at the Dhaka University campus expressing concern over the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir.

The protesting Kashmiri students started gathering near the university’s Registrar building and took out a procession, marching through the Mall Chattar, Oporajeyo Bangla, and TSC intersections, before holding a rally in front of the Central Shaheed Minar. »

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Brussels, August 09 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed met European Union officials at the EU headquarters in Brussels.

The meeting with heads of Pakistan-Afghanistan and Indian affairs at External Action Service of EU in Brussels was also attended by senior advisor of KCEU and former Ambassador of European Union, Anthony Crasner, and another office-bearer of Council, Ms Ramona Benzar.

The KCEU Chairman informed the European officials about the latest situation in the region especially the situation developed after Indian action of revoking special status of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, strict curfew and other restrictions continue on the 5th consecutive day, today, while the territory remains cut off from the rest of the world due to the communication blockade imposed by India since the night of August 04.

The Indian government had imposed curfew and other restrictions in occupied Kashmir ahead of announcement to repeal Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. Indian Parliament had passed a resolution on August 05 revoking the constitutional provision, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. »

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