Jailed Hurriyat leaders, activists facing depression

Srinagar, September 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an 11th class student was martyred by Indian troops as normal life remains crippled on the 31st consecutive day, today, in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region.

The student, Asrar Ahmed Khan, was injured in the pellet firing by Indian troops on demonstrations in Soura area of Srinagar a few days back and succumbed at a hospital in Srinagar, today. The occupation authorities have further tightened curfew and other restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests against the killing.

The unprecedented curfew continues to render markets closed and public transport off the road since August 5 when Indian government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir. Around 50,000 public transport vehicles are grounded while train service is suspended for over a month now. »

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Dhaka, September 04 (KMS): Protest rally was held and human chain was formed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today, to condemn the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and Gujarat in India.

The protesters said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for the killings in Kashmir and Gujarat as well as in border areas of Bangladesh. »

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Islamabad, September 04 (KMS): A rally was held in Islamabad, today, to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

The rally took place at D-Chowk and it was attended by Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Syed Fakhar Imam and others including Pakistan’s political leaders and activists, civil society members and Hurriyat leaders. »

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New Delhi, September 04 (KMS): Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force has confirmed that the deadly February 14th attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama was ‘a massive intelligence failure’, reported India Today.

The findings by CRPF are in sharp contrast to what the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had claimed that the Pulwama attack was not an intelligence failure, but was an outside work. »

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Lucknow, September 04 (KMS): A large number of Hurriyat leaders, activists, students and youth shifted from occupied Kashmir to Uttar Pradesh, India, last month are facing severe depression in different jails of UP.

A senior officer of Jail Department confirming the news told media that the prisoners shifted from occupied Kashmir have been kept in isolation in Agra, Varanasi, Fatehpur, Lucknow and Bareilly jails.

After Indian government’s decision to repeal Article 370, the prisoners, mostly Hurriyat leaders and activists, languishing in different jails of Kashmir were immediately shifted to Tihar jail in Delhi and more than two hundred prisoners were sent to UP jails. »

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London, September 04 (KMS): A British man says he is falling apart after not hearing from his wife for over three weeks, after occupied Kashmir was placed under curfew by the Indian government.

Wanting only to be identified by his first name, Adeel, 33, said in a media interview that he didn’t know if his ‘wife is even alive’ after a communications blackout was imposed on Kashmir’s tens of thousands of residents on August 5 by the Indian government.

Speaking to a UK based media outlet, he said, ‘I feel like no one cares. I will have to fly out to find out more about how she is or where she is, my mum and dad don’t want me to go, because it’s quite dangerous out there, but I feel like I have to go. I have no other option.’ »

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Srinagar, September 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an 11th class student has succumbed to pellet injuries he sustained during anti-India demonstrations in Srinagar city.

The student was injured in the pellet firing by Indian troops on demonstrations in Soura area of Srinagar against the repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir by the Indian government. He succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in Srinagar.

Old Srinagar is tense after the death of the student and the occupation authorities have tightened curfew and other restrictions to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the killing.

More details are awaited.

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Srinagar, September 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) has expressed serious concern over the unprecedented communication blockade in the territory and criticised the Indian authorities for asking senior journalists to vacate the so-called media facilitation centre describing the action as harassment aimed at coercing journalists to toe a particular line.

The KPC in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “At least three senior Kashmiri journalists Aijaz Hussain, Fayaz Bukhari and Nazir Masoodi were asked to vacate the centre as soon as possible, which is nothing but harassment aimed at coercing journalists to toe a particular line.” »

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New Delhi, September 04 (KMS): India is facing one after another embarrassment at international level over its illegal action in occupied Kashmir with the latest one at the hands of China whose Foreign Minister Wang Yi has canceled his scheduled visit to India in the backdrop of the worst human rights crisis unfolding in occupied Kashmir, reported Indian media.

The cancellation of the Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit has also jeopardized the chances of a meeting between Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, scheduled in October, this year, Indian news agency PTI reported.

“In a development being linked to the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has put off his visit to India. More significantly, he plans to visit Pakistan towards the end of this week,” the news gathering agency said. »

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Brussels, September 04 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, and apprised him of the prevailing severe situation in occupied Kashmir.

A statement issued by the KCEU in Brussels said that Ali Raza Syed discussed the situation of occupied Kashmir with the Belgian Foreign Minister at the European Parliament. The meeting took place a day after the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee at a session criticized India’s brutal attitude towards the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir and demanded an end to curfew and restoration of basic rights of the people of the territory. »

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