Demonstrators condemn India’s sinister move

Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unprecedented curfew and communication blackout continue on the 7th consecutive day, today, even a day ahead of the great Muslim festival, Eidul Azha.

The Indian government, on August 05, 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. Kashmiri Muslims will be unable to sacrifice animals and offer Eidul Azha prayers, tomorrow, as entire occupied territory has been converted into a military garrison and a big concentration camp through deployment of forces’ personnel in every street and village of the territory. Local newspapers even failed to update their online editions since the night of August 04. »

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New Delhi, August 11 (KMS): The Editors Guild of India has expressed its concern over the shutdown of communications in occupied Kashmir by Indian government.

In a statement issued in New Delhi, the Editors Guild of India said it is deeply concerned about the continued shutdown in communication links with the Kashmir Valley and the consequent curtailment of the media freedom and ability to report fairly and accurately on current developments.

The statement said, ‘Wwhile some visiting journalists may be able to file their reports once they are out of the Valley, the lockdown is almost total and draconian for the vibrant local media that are the first eyes and ears on the ground.’’

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Toronto, August 11 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadian Kashmiris and their sympathizers held an anti-India demonstration in Toronto, Canada, against abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

The demonstrators including women were holding banners and placards with slogans like ‘Free Kashmir, “Stop genocide in Kashmir”, “We stand with Kashmir”, “End the occupation”, ‘Who Cares Kashmir, “Modi is a fascist” and “Stand with Kashmir.” The demonstration was led by Kashmiri community leader, Farooq Siddiqui. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication blackout continues on the 7th consecutive day, today, as internet and telephone links are snapped and media is gagged since August 5.

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 (August 5). Before that, the occupation authorities had clamped an unprecedented communications blackout on the territory and arrested many political leaders. »

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