Curfew, restrictions tightened to prevent march

Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people have started constituting committees at street level to protect their mothers, sisters and daughters from humiliation and molestation threat imposed by Hindutva forces in uniform and civies.

The move comes in the wake of some derogatory remarks of fanatic leaders of communal Bharatiya Janata Party and other communal Hindu forces that their members now could go to occupied Kashmir, settle in the territory and marry the Kashmiri women. These remarks were made by them following Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s decision of repealing special status of occupied Kashmir by scraping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on 5th August, 2019. »

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Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have shifted thirty more Kashmiri political prisoners from the Kashmir Valley to Agra jail in India.

The Indian authorities shifted these political prisoners by a special aircraft to the Kheria airport in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh from where they were taken to the jail.

Earlier, on 9th August, 30 prisoners form occupied Kashmir were shifted to the same jail where they are being kept in high security barracks. Twenty-four prisoners were also shifted to Lucknow jail and 20 others to Bareilly jail, earlier this month. »

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Islamabad, August 23 (KMS): Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and others, today, held a protest demonstration in front of the United Nations Military Observer Office in Islamabad against the continued siege of Kashmiris and other Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

On the call of resistance leaders, a large number of people including Hurriyat leaders and members of civil society participated in the protest demonstration.

On the occasion, a memorandum was also presented to the UN Office, urging the World Body to immediately intervene and save the people of the territory from genocide at the hands of Indian forces. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 23 (KMS): The members of Azad Jammu and Kashmir civil society have launched a social media campaign ‘Speak for Kashmir’ to highlight Indian atrocities on the innocent people of occupied Kashmir.

The online campaign on facebook is aimed at drawing attention of the international community towards the massive human rights abuses by Indian troops, imposition of continued curfew and complete communication blackout in the occupied territory by the Indian authorities. »

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Jammu, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM), a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, has said that the Indian government has turned the territory into a big jail.

APHC leader and the JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that some eight million people had been deprived of all social, political and even religious freedoms with a complete media and communication blackout.

He said that after the abrogation of the special status of occupied Kashmir by India, most parts of the territory were living under the siege of hundreds of thousands of Indian forces. He said that people of Kashmir were not being allowed to perform their social and even religious obligations. »

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Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): The Voice of America (VoA) has painted a very grim picture of occupied Kashmir, where people affiliated with media are facing severe hardships and difficulties in news gathering due to continued curfew and information blockade imposed by the Indian government.

The VoA in a report said that the trouble started on August 05 when Indian government took control of the territory after abrogating its special status by scraping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. Since then, newspapers of the territory either have not published at all or published in very small, limited editions. »

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Local committees ask masses to protect women

Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people have started constituting committees at street level to protect their mothers, sisters and daughters from humiliation and molestation threat imposed by Hindutva forces in uniform and civies.

The move comes in the wake of some derogatory remarks of fanatic leaders of communal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other communal Hindu forces that their members now could go to occupied Kashmir, settle in the territory and marry the Kashmiri women. These remarks were made by them following Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s decision of repealing special status of occupied Kashmir by scraping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on 5th August, 2019. »

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New Delhi, August 23 (KMS): Major opposition parties in India held a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the continued clampdown in occupied Kashmir and demanded immediate release of political leaders and restoration of communication services in the territory.

Protest in New Delhi came as occupied Kashmir continues to remain under continued siege in the wake of the Hindu nationalist government’s decision to revoke the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir. Top opposition figures addressed the protest, which was organised by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a regional party from the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Protesters shouted slogans such as “Release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir” and “Restore telecom services in the valley”. »

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Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have further tightened curfew and other restrictions to prevent people from conducting a march towards the UN office at Sonawar in Srinagar after Friday prayers, today, against India’s anti-Kashmir moves and its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Call for the march has been given by the resistance leaders through posters appearing in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley. The leaders have urged every young, old, men and women to join the march to convey to India and the world that the Kashmiris would not accept Indian occupation over their territory and Hindu culture. The march is also aimed at resisting the Indian attempt to change the demography of Kashmir through settlement of the outsiders in the territory. The clerics will raise the issue during their Friday sermons. »

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New Delhi, August 23 (KMS): Former Vice President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union and noted Kashmiri political activist, Shehla Rasheed, has asserted that she stands by her comments about human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

On August 18, Shehla Rasheed had said that the Indian troops were indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in the occupied territory. »

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