Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of patients have been affected by the clampdown and communication blackout that has been in place in the Kashmir Valley.

Over 40 percent of patients have shown signs of mental illnesses due to the recent turmoil, said a psychologist Dr Aijaz in Srinagar.

The Kashmir Valley has witnessed restrictions, and communication systems have been suspended for the past 22 days. »

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Kashmir dispute can spark S. Asia’s nuclear fuse

Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, lockdown continued across the Kashmir valley and five districts in Jammu region on the 22nd consecutive day, today.

People are facing acute shortage of life-saving medicines, essential commodities including baby food as hundreds of thousands of people are besieged while Jammu and Kashmir has become a big jail for its inhabitants. All internet and communication services and TV channels are closed in the Kashmir valley and Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban and Rajouri areas of Jammu region since 5th of August when BJP government scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Local newspapers could not update their online editions while majority of them could also not be printed due to restrictions.

Over 10,000 political leaders and workers including top Hurriyat leadership have been detained. The jails and police stations have run out of space and many detainees have been lodged in makeshift detention centres and in jails outside the territory. »

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Kuala Lumpur, August 26 (KMS): Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM) condemned India’s Narendra Modi receiving the UAE highest civilian award amid the ongoing Kashmir crisis and atrocious treatment of Muslim majority state by Modi led BJP government.

The MAPIM in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur said, “We register our disgust and abhorrence to India’s Narendra Modi receiving the UAE honour…It is outrageous and shameful for the UAE to honour Modi the highest civilian medal knowing very well the world is equating Modi as an oppressor of minority communities in India.”

“The UAE is blinded by the economic gains it anticipates to derive with India while Modi has his hands full of blood from his victims of massacre in Gujarat and Kashmir,” the statement said. “It is only recently that the world was shocked by the annexation of Kashmir by India when it decided to strike out the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, stripping Kashmir of its special status.” »

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Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities continue to impose curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir valley and several districts in Jammu region on the 22nd consecutive day, today.

Due to severe blockade, people are facing acute shortage of life-saving medicines, milk, essential commodities including baby food as hundreds of thousands of people are besieged and Jammu and Kashmir has become a big jail for its inhabitants.

The Indian authorities have been maintaining a strict curfew and blockade. All internet and communication services and TV channels are closed in the Kashmir valley and Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban and Rajouri areas of Jammu region since 5th August when BJP government announced the scraping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Hyderabad, August 26 (KMS: Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary D Raja has said that the situation in occupied Kashmir was much worse than it is perceived outside the territory.

D Raja, who was part of Rahul Gandhi’s delegation intending to visit occupied Kashmir recently in a statement issued in Hyderabad, said people are suffering and have no access to food, medicines and other essentials. A part of the Opposition delegation that visited Srinagar was forced to return from the airport, he deplored.

Raja said the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 by the Modi government was not only undemocratic but also unconstitutional. “One the one hand, the Modi government has brought Kashmir at par with other states as per the Constitution, but at the same time it is unwilling to apply the Constitution to Kashmir”. »

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Islamabad, August 26 (KMS): Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League, Zahid Ashraf Rathore has expressed concern over the continued deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir where the clampdown by the occupation forces has entered 22nd day without a letup resulting in extreme shortages of food and medicines. »

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‘I can’t accept such curbs’, says Indian IAS officer who resigned

Srinagar, August 26 (KMS): Days after resigning, Indian Administration Service officer Kannan Gopinathan, who quit his job in protest over denial of basic rights to the people of occupied Kashmir, has said that such thing is not acceptable in a democratic set-up.

The 32-year-old officer of 2012 batch came into limelight after he hid his identity to join volunteers in relief work during the 2018 Kerala floods. Gopinathan, who was Secretary, Power Department, of the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, submitted his resignation last Wednesday. »

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Jammu, August 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, seven people, including four women and a minor boy, were killed and 25 were injured in a road accident in Rajouri district.

An overloaded vehicle skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Thanamandi area of the district, a senior official said.

The victims were en route to the famous shrine of Sharda Sharief from Poonch when the vehicle fell into the 800-metre-deep gorge in the Thanamandi area after its driver lost control while negotiating a curve, Rajouri District Development Commissioner (DDC) Aijaz Asad said. He said seven people, including four women and a minor boy, were killed and 25 more injured in the accident. »

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Says Kashmir neither India’s internal, nor bilateral matter

Washington, 26 August (KMS): A United States think-tank has warned the international community that the specter of nuclear war haunts tensions between India and Pakistan, and the disputed territory of Kashmir could provide the spark that lights South Asia’s nuclear fuse.

The think tank, Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence platform based in Austin, Texas in a report published on Saturday, also disputes the classification of the Kashmir issue as India’s ‘internal affair’ or a ‘bilateral’ issue between India and Pakistan. “It isn’t. A potential nuclear conflagration cannot be anything other than a matter of international peace and security,” the report warns.

According to the report, the possibility of the conflict going nuclear has increased on August 16 when Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh seemed to abandon India’s “no first use” doctrine. »

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