Luton, UK, August 10 (KMS): Hundreds of British Kashmiris and their sympathizers held an anti-India demonstration in Luton, UK, against abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

The demonstrators including women were holding banners and placards with slogans like “Stop genocide in Kashmir”, “We stand with Kashmir”, “End the occupation”, “Modi is a fascist” and “Stand with Kashmir.” »

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Indian troops use force on protesters, scores injured

Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, scores of people were injured some of them critically when Indian troops and police used brute force against thousands of protesters in Srinagar.

Defying stringent curfew, thousands of people including women, children and elderly persons gathered in Soura area of Srinagar soon after Juma congregational prayers, yesterday, and protested against New Delhi’s action of abrogating special status of the occupied territory. A police officer confirmed that there were around 10,000 people at the protest in Soura. The protesters raised high-pitched slogans like “We want freedom”, “Go India go back” and “Indian Constitution unacceptable”. Indian troops and police pushed back the demonstrators at Aiwa Bridge by firing bullets, pellets and teargas shells resulting in the injuring of many people. Some women and children even jumped into the river when the police used teargas and pellets against the protesters at the Aiwa bridge. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): The BBC correspondent, Geeta Pandey, who travelled for two days around occupied Kashmir, has painted a grim picture during her visit.

Geeta Pandey in a report wrote that Khanyar is the heart of Srinagar city but to get there, they passed through half a dozen roadblocks.

She said, “As we come across yet another barricade, I get out of my car to take some photos. A few men emerge from a laneway to complain about living under what to many feels like a siege. “This is extreme thuggery on the authorities’ part,” says an elderly member of the group.” »

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London, August 10 (KMS): Jess Phillips, Member of British Parliament has expressed concern over the Indian government’s recent decision of ending special status of Jammu and Kashmir by revoking Article 370.

Jess Phillips in a letter addressed to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in London said, the Indian government has deployed 38,000 additional troops in the territory. She said that Kashmir was already the most heavily militarised land in the world and tension will be exacerbated by deploying more troops.

She said, heavy restrictions have been placed on daily lives of people living in the territory. Numerous political leaders have been placed under house arrest, schools have been closed and lines of communication shut down, she added. »

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New Delhi, August 10 (KMS): Students and professionals, hailing from occupied Kashmir, staged a demonstration in New Delhi to protest against the scrapping of Article 370 by India and asked the Indian authorities to lift the restrictions imposed in the occupied territory.

The protesters covered their mouths with black ribbons and carried placards during the protest held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Dozens of students from Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and other educational institutions in Delhi as well as professionals took part in the protest. »

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Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication blackout continues on the 6th consecutive day, today, as the authorities keep the internet and telephone links snapped 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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Brussels, August 10 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) continued its protest demonstrations in Brussels on Friday against Indian decision of revoking Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The protest camp in the context was arranged at Place de L’Europe in front of Central Station in Brussels. The series of the protest was started in Brussels on Wednesday and there was also a protest camp at Place Schuman (In front of EU’s External Actions Service) on Thursday. »

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Calls for peaceful settlement of the dispute

Beijing, August 10 (KMS): China has supported Pakistan’s position on Kashmir, calling for settlement of the dispute on the basis of relevant UN resolutions.

Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor, Wang Yi, after a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Beijing said that China was seriously concerned about the latest escalation of tension in Kashmir.

“The Kashmir issue is a dispute left from colonial history. It should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements,” he said. »

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Jammu, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the sleuths of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested former member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rasheed, late Friday night.

The two-time MLA from Langate area of Kupwara is the first pro-India politician to have been arrested by the NIA in a case filed against him charging him of supporting the militancy in the territory and providing funds for the purpose. »

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Indian troops use brute force against protesters, many injured

Srinagar, August 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people held anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar against abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

Thousands of people including women and children gathered soon after Friday prayers in Soura area of Srinagar and started protesting against New Delhi’s abrogation of territory’s special status. However, Indian troops and police pushed back the demonstrators at Aiwa Bridge by firing bullets, pellets and teargas shells resulting in the injuring of many people. »

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