New Delhi, August 22 (KMS): A Delhi court has sent former member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Rashid to judicial custody in a fake funding case.

Engineer Rashid is the first pro-India politician to have been arrested by the Indian infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the case.

District Judge Yashwant Kumar sent Rashid to the judicial custody for two weeks after the NIA produced him before the court on expiry of his custodial interrogation. »

Read More... | Comment

Jammu, August 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has warned that a massive humanitarian crisis is fast approaching if the world community continues to maintain criminal silence on the continued lockdown in the territory.

Leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and the JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that apart from entire population of the Kashmir valley more than two million people of the Chenab Valley and Pirpanchal region of the Jammu division had been put under the strict curfew without any communication with rest of the world. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, August 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, on the first day of the opening of middle schools, the attendance continued to be thin in most schools despite the authorities’ claims that the attendance of students was increasing since Monday when the schools were opened for the first time after two weeks of lockdown.

Many schools continued to be locked on Wednesday. Earlier, the primary schools were opened on Monday but in past three days, students had stayed away from classes and most of the schools witnessed zero attendance.

Reports said, the parents are apprehensive about sending their children to the schools fearing their safety in the current Kashmir scenario. »

Read More... | Comment

Washington DC, August 22 (KMS): Genocide Watch, a US-based organization, has issued a genocide alert for occupied Kashmir in the wake of India’s ongoing clampdown following revocation of its special status.

It issued the alert just as Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, urged the international community to prevent the impending genocide in Occupied Kashmir.

The Genocide Watch, which keeps an eye on disputes across the world, gave a brief history of Kashmir in its alert while detailing the reasons which led it to issue the warning. »

Read More... | Comment

Jammu, August 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, four persons including two teenagers died and six others were injured in a road accident in Reasi district.

The accident occurred when a minibus, which was on way from Mahore to Bathoi, rolled down in a deep gorge resulting into death of four persons, including driver-cum owner of the vehicle, at mountainous Mahore area of the district, said Sujit Kumar, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range.

The deceased passengers, identified as Mohammad Sajjad (15), driver-cum owner of the minibus, Abdul Hamid (40), Mohammad Rizwan (13) and Nadeem Ahmad (20) were residents of Bathoi village in Mahore. »

Read More... | Comment

Jammu, August 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the business in Jammu has taken a severe hit as most of the markets are witnessing closure due to curfew and restrictions imposed after the scrapping of special status on August 5 by the Indian government. »

Read More... | Comment

Brussels, August 22 (KMS): The Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) organized a sit-in in Brussels, the European headquarters against the Indian brutalities in Kashmir and occupation of this disputed territory.

The protest sit-in, held at Place Schuman in front of EU External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels, was attended by a huge gathering including the Europe-based Kashimris, Pakistanis and their sympathizers.

The participants of the sit-in, carrying placards, raised slogans in favour of peace in Kashmir and against Indian brutalities in the occupied territory. »

Read More... | Comment

Islamabad, August 21 (KMS): The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei while expressing grave concern about the situation in occupied Kashmir has called on the Indian government to adopt a fair policy towards the people of the Muslim-majority region.

Iranian media reported that Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members in Tehran, today. »

Read More... | Comment

Indian troops martyr youth in Baramulla

Srinagar, August 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Resistance leaders have urged people to defy curfew and other restrictions and conduct big marches on streets against India’s anti-Kashmir moves and its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The appeal has been made through posters that appeared overnight in Srinagar streets asking people to come out of their houses to thwart the New Delhi’s nefarious designs to change the demography of Kashmir by flooding it with outsiders. The posters urged clerics to raise the issue during their Friday sermons. The leaders said every person, young and old, men and women, should march to convey to India as well as the world that the Kashmiris would not accept Indian occupation over their territory and the imposition of a Hindu culture.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Baramulla town as curfew and communication blackout entered 17th day, today. The youth identified as Momin Ahmad Goojri was killed during an all-out operation jointly launched by Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group in Kakarhamam area of the town. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, August 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have urged people to defy curfew and other restrictions and conduct joint marches after Friday prayers this week against India’s anti-Kashmir designs.

Hurriyat leaders made the appeal through posters that appeared overnight in Srinagar asking the public to come out of their houses against Indian aggression.

“Every person, young and old, men and women, should march after Friday prayers,” the resistance leaders said.

“We will try, people will try to go,” said one middle-aged man, who declined to be identified, after reading a poster pasted at a crossroads near the area’s main mosque. »

Read More... | Comment