New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to act thoughtfully or else Kashmir will slip out of their hands.

Digvijaya Singh referring to an international media report, said, “See the international media and what is happening in Kashmir. They (government) have burnt their hands in fire by abolishing Article 370…” »

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New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): MDMK, political party active in Tamil Nadu and other states of India, has said that Kashmir will not be in India when the country will celebrate its 100th year of freedom.

MDMK chief Vaiko in a media interview said, “Kashmir will not be in India when India will celebrate its 100th year of freedom. They (BJP) have smudged Kashmir in mud. I have expressed my view on Kashmir earlier too. I have attacked Congress 30 per cent and BJP 70 per cent on the Kashmir issue,” he told reporters. »

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Call to make Kashmir major focus of Trump admin

Srinagar, August 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people could not offer Eid prayers and slaughter sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest Muslim festivals, due to continued curfew and communication blackout on the eighth straight day, today.

The entire occupied territory including Doda and Kishtwar areas of Jammu region is facing a clampdown since last Monday when India unilaterally revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Announcements were made on loudspeakers and people were warned not to come out of their houses. An Indian TV channel while reporting on Kashmir admitted that restrictions were so harsh that even a fly was not allowed to move. All the mosques and the shrines including Kashmir’s largest mosque, Jamia Masjid Srinagar, were closed. The observers said that no such restrictions were witnessed in the valley in the past in the occupied territory.

Eid prayers were allowed only in a few small mosques located in peripheral areas of the Kashmir valley. As the people finished prayers, they started anti-India protests, and the authorities immediately re-imposed curfew. The web pages of all local newspapers could not be updated since that day and the internet as well as telephone lines remained suspended. The political leadership including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and former puppet chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are in house detention or in jails. Over 900 people have been arrested during the past one week. »

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New Delhi, August 12 (KMS): In India , the CPI-M General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, has said that the people of Kashmir have been kept imprisoned in their own homes and warned the government that the impact of changing Jammu and Kashmir’s status would be felt in other states with the special status.

While greeting people on the occasion of Eid al-Azha, Yechury, who along with another party leader had been denied entry to Srinagar on Friday, said he still didn’t know the condition of his party colleagues in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people could not offer Eid prayers and slaughter sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest festivals for Muslims, due to continued curfew and communication blackout on the eighth straight day, today.

The entire occupied territory including Doda and Kishtwar areas of Jammu region is reeling under strict curfew and communication blackout since last Monday when India unilaterally revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Demonstrators condemn India’s sinister move

Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unprecedented curfew and communication blackout continue on the 7th consecutive day, today, even a day ahead of the great Muslim festival, Eidul Azha.

The Indian government, on August 05, had snapped television, telephone and internet links to prevent demonstrations against its decision of revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri Muslims will be unable to sacrifice animals and offer Eidul Azha prayers, tomorrow, as entire occupied territory has been converted into a military garrison and a big concentration camp through deployment of forces’ personnel in every street and village of the territory. Local newspapers even failed to update their online editions since the night of August 04. »

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New Delhi, August 11 (KMS): The Editors Guild of India has expressed its concern over the shutdown of communications in occupied Kashmir by Indian government.

In a statement issued in New Delhi, the Editors Guild of India said it is deeply concerned about the continued shutdown in communication links with the Kashmir Valley and the consequent curtailment of the media freedom and ability to report fairly and accurately on current developments.

The statement said, ‘Wwhile some visiting journalists may be able to file their reports once they are out of the Valley, the lockdown is almost total and draconian for the vibrant local media that are the first eyes and ears on the ground.’’

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Toronto, August 11 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadian Kashmiris and their sympathizers held an anti-India demonstration in Toronto, Canada, against abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

The demonstrators including women were holding banners and placards with slogans like ‘Free Kashmir, “Stop genocide in Kashmir”, “We stand with Kashmir”, “End the occupation”, ‘Who Cares Kashmir, “Modi is a fascist” and “Stand with Kashmir.” The demonstration was led by Kashmiri community leader, Farooq Siddiqui. »

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Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication blackout continues on the 7th consecutive day, today, as internet and telephone links are snapped and media is gagged since August 5.

The Indian government had snapped television, telephone and internet links to prevent demonstrations against its decision of revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. India had revoked Article 370 on Monday (August 5). Before that, the occupation authorities had clamped an unprecedented communications blackout on the territory and arrested many political leaders. »

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Luton, UK, August 10 (KMS): Hundreds of British Kashmiris and their sympathizers held an anti-India demonstration in Luton, UK, against abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.

The demonstrators including women were holding banners and placards with slogans like “Stop genocide in Kashmir”, “We stand with Kashmir”, “End the occupation”, “Modi is a fascist” and “Stand with Kashmir.” »

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