Ottawa (Canada), August 14 (KMS): Global Affairs Canada has said that at least 12 Canadians are in occupied Kashmir that has been the target of a strict clampdown for more than a week.

The occupied territory has been under an increased military presence, a curfew and near-total communications blackout since the night of August 04, leaving residents in the dark about what has been happening in their neighbourhood, let alone their region.

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Sonbhadra (UP), August 14 (KMS) In her first reaction to the scrapping of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, Congress General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has said it was done in an unconstitutional manner.

“The manner in which it has been done is totally unconstitutional and against the principles of democracy,” she told reporters in Umbha area of Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh. »

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Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police confirmed, today, that some people sustained pellet injuries during protests in Srinagar over the week-end.

Earlier this week, Governor Satya Pal Malik had denied foreign media reports of massive demonstrations in the Kashmir valley. Zeroing on the reports, the opposition Congress had demanded that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “come clean” on the matter.

Insisting that the situation has been “totally under control”, senior police officer Munir Khan today said, “There have been localised incident in various parts of Srinagar and other areas, which have been contained, dealt with locally. There has been no major injury to anyone. There have been a few pellet injuries, who were treated and sent back.” »

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New Delhi, August 14 (KMS): The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi, has said that the BJP government loves Kashmir but not Kashmiris.

Asaduddin Owaisi in a tweet wrote, “I know this government has love for Kashmir, but not for Kashmiris. I know it has love for the land but no love for those who live there. It loves power but not justice. They only want to retain power. But I shall remind that no one lives or rules for eternity.” »

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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 (15th August), adding more to the sufferings of the oppressed people of the territory.

The occupied territory has been in a lockdown since the Narendra Modi government’s decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution earlier this month. The communication blackout continues on the 10th successive 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 on 5th August. Before that, the occupation authorities had clamped an unprecedented communications blackout on the territory and arrested many political leaders. »

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