2019 August 27 » Kashmir Media Service

Kargil, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Action Committee (JAC), Kargil, while expressing resentment against abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian constitution and imposition of continued curfew and communication blockade in the Kashmir valley by Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi has called for two-day strike in Kargil from tomorrow. »

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Srinagar, August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a doctor, Omar Salim, was arrested by Indian police officials after he informed media about the terrible health crisis because of continuing clampdown by India in the territory.

Dr Omar Salim, who is a urologist at the Government Medical College, Srinagar, had appeared at Press Enclave in Srinagar to speak to the media, wearing a doctor’s apron. He also held a placard that stated he was making a “request and not a protest”. »

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Curfew continued for 23rd day today

Srinagar August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people defying curfew and other restrictions took to streets in south, north and central Kashmir, today, against India’s latest onslaught and imposition of Hindu culture on Kashmiri people.

Scores of people were injured when occupational forces fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Soura area of Srinagar. A handicrafts store owner, Sameer Wani, told media men that it was a ‘do-or-die’ situation for Kashmiris amid deliberate destruction of their businesses and trampling of basic rights by the occupational forces. Many protesters said that they were worried about their teenaged sons, who were abducted by the troops during nocturnal raids.

Meanwhile, people are facing severe shortage of food, medicines and other commodities due to unabated curfew and communication blockade, which entered the 23rd consecutive day, today, in the Kashmir valley. Markets and schools are shut while all internet and communication services including landline phone, mobile and TV channels are closed in Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region. Local newspapers are offline while most of them failed to bring out their print editions. »

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New Delhi, August 27 (KMS): The Government of India must immediately release all political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and put an end to the deliberate silencing of voices in the region, said Amnesty International.

Aakar Patel, head of Amnesty International India in a statement said, “For the 22nd day in a row, life has been derailed for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The communication blockade and security clampdown, the alleged detention of political leaders and restrictions on media to report has created an information black hole in Jammu and Kashmir, a region which has witnessed serious human rights violations in the past.” »

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Islamabad seminar pledges full support to Kashmir cause

Islamabad, August 27 (KMS): Speakers at a seminar held in Islamabad, today, expressed complete solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir who are suffering immensely due to continued curfew and other restrictions imposed by the Indian authorities.

Occupied Kashmir is under strict clampdown since August 05, 2019, when Narendra Modi-led Indian government announced repeal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to the territory. »

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Kargil, August 27 (KMS): Drass local leaders, including Bharatiya Janata Party, while rejecting the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories—Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh— termed the Indian government’s decision as undemocratic and unconstitutional.

At a meeting in Drass, which falls under Kargil, the leaders demanded that they should be made part of Jammu and Kashmir again. They condemned the continued communication blackout in Kashmir, the arrest of political, social and religious figures. »

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Lucknow, August 27 (KMS): Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has hit out at the Indian government for restricting the movement of people in Jammu and Kashmir saying what happened in Kashmir can also happen to the people of Uttar Pradesh.

Yadav addressing a press conference in Lucknow said, “We should all learn the art of institutional control from BJP, removing Article 370 was in the BJP ‘s manifesto and they did that. I just want to remind you that what happened with them today can happen with us tomorrow.” »

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Srinagar August 27 (KMS): The US-based news agency, the Associated Press, citing officers of Kashmir police has said that at least three incidents of fights between personnel of Kashmir police and Indian soldiers have taken place since India revoked Kashmir’s special status, leading to injuries on both sides.

Thirty Kashmiri police officers who spoke on the condition of anonymity fearing retribution from their superiors told the news agency that they have been sidelined and in some cases disarmed by New Delhi-based authorities. The Kashmir police force was shocked by the sudden presidential order earlier this month that stripped Kashmir’s special status, leading officers to feel spiritless, caught between the Indian security forces and the friends and neighbors who question their loyalties like never before. »

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Curfew in IOK enters 23rd day today

Srinagar August 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen abducted a man and subsequently killed him in Pulwama district.

Abdul Qadeer Kohli of Rajouri district and Manzoor Ahmed of Srinagar were abducted by unidentified gunmen from Dhok, a temporary shelter forest area of Tral in Pulwama district, an Indian police officer said.

The bullet-riddled body of Abdul Qadeer Kohli was later recovered during a search operation, the Indian officer added.

Meanwhile, due to curfew and other restrictions and communication blockade for the 23rd consecutive day, today, people are facing severe problems including economic loss in Kashmir valley. Normal life remain affected in Kashmir as markets and schools are shut on 23rd consecutive day today in Kashmir valley. People are facing acute shortage of life-saving medicines, milk, essential commodities including baby food. »

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