Lockdown of Kashmir valley enters 21st day

Srinagar, August 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has urged each and every person, government officials, bureaucrats and police personnel to resist the naked Indian brutality with full determination till complete freedom from Indian occupation.

In a first official statement received by Kashmir Media Service, today, since the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India on August 5, Syed Ali Gilani said there is no other alternative but to fight. He said that if India brings its entire armed forces into occupied Jammu and Kashmir, even then the people of Kashmir will not abandon struggle for their rights and liberation.

The APHC chairman said, in spite of India’s all-out efforts, Kashmir issue is being highlighted throughout the world like never before and cited the recently-concluded United Nations Security Council meeting on Kashmir and the international media coverage to support his argument. »

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Anti-India protest held in Islamabad

Srinagar, August 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people have been cautioned to beware of Indian collaborators who are trying to approach their Indian masters to bring the members of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and other Hindutva forces to make the Kashmiris slaves and rob them of their own land and religious identity.

The warning has been issued through posters and handbills by Hurriyat activists after the news reports that a team of Indian Intelligence officials reached out to the pro-India politicians. The team comprising senior officials of Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing met some politicians, who have been under so-called detention since the repeal of special status of the occupied territory by the Indian government. »

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Srinagar, August 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir valley on the 21st consecutive day, today, to prevent people from holding demonstrations against Indian occupation and India’s move of ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Due to severe blockade, people are facing acute shortage of essential commodities including baby food and life-saving medicines and the valley represents a humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people are besieged and Jammu and Kashmir has become a big jail for its inhabitants. »

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Islamabad, August 25 (KMS): The Voice of Balochistan, an organization of the people of Balochistan, today, organized a protest demonstration at National Press Club, Islamabad, to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

The participants of the protest demo were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-India and pro-freedom slogans like “Go India Go” and “Kashmir Bleeds”. They also raised high-pitched slogans against the Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory and in favour of freedom. »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to each and every person of Jammu and Kashmir to continue to resist the naked Indian brutality with courage at this critical juncture.

Syed Ali Gilani in a first official statement received by Kashmir Media Service, today, since the scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir by India on August 5 said there is no other alternative but to fight will full determination. “India should know that even if they bring their entire armed forces into occupied Jammu and Kashmir, even then the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not abandon struggle for their rights and liberation.” »

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Srinagar, August 25 (KMS): Illegally detained Kashmiri journalist, Aasif Sultan, 38, was awarded the Press Freedom Award by American National Press Club.

The National Press Club announced that it was giving its annual John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award this year to a journalist in Kashmir jailed for nearly a year for his reporting. »

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London, August 25 (KMS): The Pakistani High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, called on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Minister Dr. Andrew Murrison, MP, to discuss situation in occupied Kashmir.

The High Commissioner briefed the Minister on the gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, the threat to the regional security due to unilateral actions by India and simultaneously heating up of situation at the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary. »

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New Delhi, August 25 (KMS): The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is clearly not normal, said Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, after a delegation of opposition leaders was denied permission to step out of the Srinagar airport and sent back to New Delhi.

Speaking to reporters after landing at Delhi airport, he said that the delegation, comprising 12 opposition leaders, wanted to get a sense of what people were undergoing, however, they were not allowed to move beyond the airport. He further said that media personnel, who accompanied the delegation, were mishandled and beaten up. »

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