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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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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