India committing war crimes in IOK: British MP

Washington, September 01 (KMS): US Senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders has rejected what India is doing in occupied Kashmir as unacceptable and urged the United States to support the UN-backed peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Speaking at an event hosted by the Islamic Society of North America in Houston, the Senator said that he was deeply concerned about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He emphasised that the communication blockade must be lifted immediately in the Kashmir Valley. »

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Kashmir’s siege enters its 28th consecutive day

Srinagar, September 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred sixteen Kashmiris including a young boy and a woman during the past month of August.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, the killing rendered a woman widowed and three children orphaned. During the period, four hundred and sixty seven people were injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters by Indian troops. As many as eleven thousand one hundred and thirty five people including Hurriyet leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Qayoom, activists and youth were arrested. Fourteen women were disgraced and thirty one residential houses were damaged by the troops. »

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Guwahati, Kerala, September 01 (KMS): Over 30 students from a college in Kerala were booked on Saturday for waving the Pakistani flag on the campus.

The incident took place when the students belonging to the Muslim Students Front (MSF) were carrying out a procession as part of union elections on Perambra Silver College campus. Police in Kerala’s Kozhikode district filed a case against them for waving a giant Pakistan flag on the college campus. »

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London, September 01 (KMS): ‘This is nothing short of a war crime, and it is time that the international community should visit the Line of Control to see for themselves the horrific potential of a genocide that is beginning to unfold in the region as the sons and daughters of Kashmir are oppressed, persecuted, shot at and forced from their homes.”

This was stated by Bradford East’s Labour MP, Imran Hussain, who flew out to Pakistan last week to head to the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir. He met with senior officials from Azad Kashmir and Pakistan, said the London-based The Telegraph. »

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US senator ‘deeply concerned about situation in Kashmir’

Washington, September 01 (KMS): The United States must support UN-backed peaceful resolution in Kashmir, US senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders said on Saturday, adding that he was “deeply concerned about the situation” in Jammu and Kashmir.

The 77-year-old leader, speaking at an event, emphasised that the “communication blockade must be lifted immediately” in the Kashmir Valley. “I am deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir…” he said. »

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Birmingham, September 01 (KMS): Hundreds of Kashmiris and their sympathizers held a protest demonstration in Birmingham against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The protesters on the occasion strongly condemned the August 05 move of the Indian government, scrapping Article 370 of its Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

The rally, which was held in New Street, was once again over the issue of scrapping of the Article 370 by Modi government. »

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Srinagar, September 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred sixteen (16) Kashmiris including a young boy and a woman during the past month of August.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, the killing rendered a woman widowed and three children orphaned.

During the period, four hundred and sixty seven (467) people were injured due to the firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on peaceful protesters by Indian troops and police personnel. »

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Tamil Nadu soldier killed in valley, family protest

Srinagar, September 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the curfew and communication blackout continued across the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region on the 28th consecutive day, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the Kashmir valley remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 05 due to continued blockade and suspension of internet, mobile and landline services and closure of TV channels. Publication of local newspapers remains suspended.

The shops and business establishments continue to remain shut and schools, too, remain empty of students amid the authorities’ claims that they had opened the primary, middle and high schools in the territory. The people of the Kashmir valley are facing acute shortage of essential commodities including food, milk and life-saving medicines due to curfew and blockade. »

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Jeddah, September 01 (KMS): The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reaffirmed the internationally-recognised status of the Kashmir dispute, contradicting the Indian government’s claim that the matter is a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad

A press release issued by the Islamic bloc said, the OIC General Secretariat has been following with concern developments in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of the unilateral decision taken by India on August 5, revoking Constitutional Article 370, thereby removing the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Brussels, September 01 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), Ali Raza Syed has said that the upcoming meeting of European parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on the situation in occupied Kashmir is an important development.

The European parliament’s foreign affairs Committee has included discussion on situation in occupied Kashmir in the agenda of its upcoming meeting to be held tomorrow in Brussels. »

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