Islamabad, August 19 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has said that the Indian forces have planned a massive killing of Kashmiris to prevent protest demonstrations against Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir.

The APHC-AJK leaders addressing a news conference in Islamabad, today, said that mobile and Internet services had been suspended since August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 19 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL) held a big rally in Muzaffarabad, today, against India’s bifurcating the occupied Jammu and Kashmir and imposing curfew and lockdown with large scale arrests.

A large number of women and children joined the protest with black and green flags, chanting high-pitched slogans for freedom and demanding revocation of black laws which annexed the Jammu and Kashmir. Women speakers and some school children also spoke against Modi’s new onslaught laws to curb unity and integrity of the occupied region of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Indian forces molesting women, girls

Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people flouting curfew and other restrictions took to streets, at least, at 47 places across the territory and staged protest demonstrations against illegal Indian occupation and the abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government.

Scores of people including a girl and little child were injured when Indian troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Soura, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Lal Bazaar Gojwara and Kathi Darwaza in Srinagar and Dooru area of Islamabad district, yesterday.

Indian authorities have arrested thousands of people since the imposition of unabated curfew and other restrictions on August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the detainees were flown out of Kashmir in military aircrafts. The jails in the occupied territory have run out of capacity. »

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Kolkata, August 19 (KMS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that human rights have been totally violated in Kashmir and urged people to pray for peace in the Valley.

Banerjee, on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, today, said she had once taken to the streets to protest against human rights violations.

“Today is World Humanitarian Day. Human rights have been totally violated in Kashmir. Let us pray for human rights and peace in Kashmir. Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups,” the CM tweeted. »

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Petition signed by 64 citizens calls for lifting IOK siege

New Delhi, August 19 (KMS): A petition signed by 64 citizens from occupied Jammu and Kashmir said they believe abrogation of Article 370, made in stealth and using coercive means is unconstitutional and in violation of the historical promises made to the people of the territory.

The signatories of the petition include professionals from all spheres of life such as an eminent doctor, a Vice Air Marshal, theatre artists, academics, journalists, students and researchers. Most of the signatories are Kashmiri Pandits, Dogras and Sikhs belonging to Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Toronto, August 19 (KMS): Thousands of Canadians packed Toronto’s iconic Nathan Philip Square to raise their voices in support of the oppressed people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Organized by Friends of Kashmir Canada, people from all walks of life and belonging to all faiths attended the protest demonstration. They included Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and people of other faiths. Young and old, children as well as people in wheelchairs were there to lend support to their Kashmiri brothers and sisters. The protesters were carrying banners reading slogans like, “Modi is the New Hitler”, “Who said Hitler is Dead, Meet Modi, the PM of India”, “12 Million Kashmiris under Lockdown” and “Stop Genocide in Kashmir”. »

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New Delhi, August 19 (KMS): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s sole Mumbai MLA Waris Pathan was arrested by Mumbai police for offering special prayers for the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Waris Pathan was detained after he offered special prayers in a mosque in Madanpura in south Mumbai. Local people said that prayers were offered for the people of besieged Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in utter shock to the outside world, Indian troops and paramilitary forces molested scores of women and girls during house raids and arrested teenager boys in different areas of the Kashmir valley.

The troops molested women and girls while abducted hundreds of boys during midnight raids during the past two weeks, said a report released by a group of rights activists in New Delhi. »

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Curfew continues for 15th consecutive day in IOK

Srinagar, August 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities arrested thousands of people amid imposition of continued curfew and other restrictions since August 5 when Narendra Modi government announced scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

A magistrate speaking to the French news agency, AFP, in Srinagar confirmed that at least 4,000 people were arrested under the black Public Safety Act (PSA) over the past two weeks. “Most of them were flown out of Kashmir because prisons here have run out of capacity,” the magistrate said, adding that he had used a satellite phone allocated to him to collate the figures from colleagues across the occupied territory amid a communications blackout imposed by authorities. An Indian government spokesman, Rohit Kansal said previously there was “no centralised figure” for the total number of people detained, but AFP spoke to numerous government officials in Srinagar, including police and forces’ personnel, who confirmed the sweeping arrests. »

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