Islamabad, August 14 (KMS): Nation is observing the 73rd Independence Day, today, as Kashmir Solidarity Day to express full support to the Kashmiri brethren reeling under renewed Indian repression.

Protest rallies are be held in all small and major cities of the country and seminars are being organized to highlight the plight of oppressed people in occupied Kashmir.

The government had decided to celebrate the Independence Day to express solidarity with people of occupied Kashmir and entire nation in unified voice has reiterated moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren.

The government of Pakistan had decided to observe Independence Day on August 14 as Kashmir Solidarity Day and August 15 as Black Day to express solidarity with Kashmiris in their recent miseries caused by the Indian government. »

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Islamabad, August 14 (KMS): Drawing parallels between Hitler’s Nazi regime and India’s RSS, of which Narendra Modi is a lifelong member, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has said the Indian PM has done a blunder by depriving occupied Kashmir of its special status, stressing that he will become ambassador of the Kashmiri people and raise the Kashmir dispute at every forum.

PM Imran Khan while addressing a special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today in Muzaffarabad said New Delhi has internationalized the issue of Kashmir with its latest move which has also drawn international community’s attention. Imran Khan was in AJK capital as part of the govt’s decision to observe this year’s Independence Day in solidarity with Kashmiris in light of India’s move to annex the occupied territory. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 14 (KMS): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the whole Pakistani nation stood by their Kashmiri brethren in the most difficult time and Pakistan would keep up extending moral, diplomatic and political support to them.

The Prime Minister stated this during a meeting with prominent leaders of AJK and Hurriyat Conference in Muzaffarabad. He said Pakistan would highlight the Kashmir cause at every international forum. »

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Communication blackout, curfew continue on 10th day in valley

Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities have further tightened the strict clampdown ahead of India’s Independence Day, tomorrow the 15th August, adding more to the suffering of the oppressed people of the territory.

Kashmiris from the very beginning have been observing the day as a black day. The occupied territory has been in a lockdown since the night of 4th August, a day the Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution earlier this month. The communication blackout continued on the 10th successive day, today, as the authorities keep the internet and telephone links snapped and impose strict restrictions on media. The occupation authorities have converted the Kashmir valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison and a big concentration camp by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner. With Internet services and telephone lines snapped, the occupied territory remains cut off from the external world. »

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Islamabad, August 14 (KMS): As Pakistan observes Independence Day as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, today, to express solidarity with Kashmiris and highlight their plight, President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan has always stood with the Kashmiris and would continue to do so.

While addressing a flag-hoisting ceremony at the convention centre in Islamabad, President Alvi, who was the guest of honour, said that today the world was watching how the people of Pakistan were standing with their Kashmiri brethren.

“We will not leave them alone at any step,” the president said adding: “Kashmiris are our [people]. We think of their pain as our pain.” »

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Islamabad, August 14 (KMS): President, Dr Arif Alvi, and Prime Minister, Imran Khan, have said that the Indian government’s unilateral move to end special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir is a despicable conspiracy and blatant violation of the United Nations resolutions and the Simla Agreement.

In their messages on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, tday, Dr Arif Alvi and Imran Khan, said that the Indian government should realize that with use of such sate aggression and absurd measures, the movement for freedom in occupied Kashmir could not be suppressed. »

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Rawalpindi, August 14 (KMS: Pakistan Army is fully alive to the sanctity of Jammu and Kashmir and will remain fully ready to perform its part in line with our national duty for Kashmir cause, said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday.

In his message on Pakistan’s Independence Day, which is being marked as Kashmir Solidarity Day, the army chief said the Pakistan army will stand in the face of tyranny, regardless of the cost. »

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Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a spine-chilling account of the situation in the territory has gone viral, belying the Indian government’s claims.

It’s been nine days since the Indian government revoked sections 370 and 35-A that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, triggering protests. And, there is no change in the status of communications blackout and curfew. »

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New Delhi, August 14 (KMS): Indian police arrested pro-India Kashmiri politician, Shah Faesal at Delhi Airport while he was going abroad

Shah Faesal, the topper of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), who quit the services for politics, was reportedly about to fly abroad when he was arrested in Delhi. He was sent back to occupied Kashmir and placed under house arrest. »

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Hyderabad, August 14 (KMS) Officials at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and those of occupied Kashmir witnessed an embarrassing moment when students from the occupied territory spurned an invite for an Eid lunch.

Quoting from newspapers highlighting the condition of Kashmiri people in the occupied Kashmir valley, Hadif Nisar, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association in the UoH, said that they could not accept any offer from the occupation authorities or Indian government to indulge in festivities while their families suffered. »

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