Thousands detained, tortured: Report

New Delhi, September 05 (KMS): The Amnesty International India chapter, today, launched a global campaign to highlight the human cost of over month-long lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

A press release issued by the human rights watchdog in New Delhi said the draconian communication blackout is an outrageous protracted assault on the civil liberties of the people of Kashmir. The Amnesty said that in response to this indefinite communication blackout, it launched the campaign “Let Kashmir Speak” on 5 September, 2019 – which marks a month of the communications blackout – to ask for immediate lifting of the lockdown. »

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Indian journalist belies Delhi’s claim

Srinagar, September 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remains paralysed with humanitarian crisis aggravating with each passing day as the strict curfew and communication blackout imposed by the Indian authorities entered 2nd month, today.

The occupation authorities continue to clamp curfew and snap communication services including internet, mobile, landline telephones and TV channels in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu since 5th August when Indian government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir. The residents are suffering immensely as Kashmir valley remains cut off from the rest of the world since then. People are facing acute shortage of daily commodities and life-saving medicines. »

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Srinagar, September 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat activists have said that the people of Kashmir will never allow anyone to come and bring Hindutva along in the territory.

The Hurriyat activists said this through posters and handbills issued in occupied Kashmir in response to the announcement of Maharashtra Government that it plans to buy land for two resorts in the occupied territory. »

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Bhimber, September 05 (KMS): A big protest demonstration was organised by political, social and human rights groups in Bhimber, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, against the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

The demonstration was led by Hurriyat leader, Engineer Mushtaq Mehmood, Advocate Mehmood Qureshi, Muhammad Aslam Malik and Majid Irshad of Pak-Kashmir Solidarity Forum. »

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Srinagar, September 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, with no cable TV services and Internet available, direct-to-home (DTH) Dish TV connections and transistor radio sets are in high demand since August 5 when the Indian government imposed communication clampdown in the valley.

Phone connectivity and Internet services continued to remain suspended for the 32nd consecutive day on Thursday. »

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Indian journalist says situation not normal in valley

Srinagar, September 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remains crippled with humanitarian crisis aggravating with each passing day as the strict curfew and communication blackout imposed by the Indian authorities entered 2nd month, today.

The occupation authorities continue to clamp curfew and snap communication services including internet, mobile, landline telephones and TV channels in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu since August 5 when Indian government announced repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir. »

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New Delhi, September 05 (KMS): The Amnesty International India chapter, today, launched a global campaign to highlight the human cost of over month-long lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

A press release issued by the human rights watchdog said, “The draconian communication blackout is an outrageous protracted assault on the civil liberties of the people of Kashmir.”

“In response to this indefinite communication blackout, the Amnesty International India has launched the campaign #LetKashmirSpeak on 5 September, 2019 – which marks a month of the communications blackout, to ask for immediate lifting of the lockdown,” stated Amnesty International India. »

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New Delhi, September 05 (KMS): Noted Indian journalist, Nirupama Subramanian, has said that the situation in the occupied Kashmir valley is far from being normal.

Nirupama Subramanian, an Indian Express journalist who recently returned from occupied Kashmir shared her experience on Twitter and narrated in a series of tweets how people of Kashmir were angry with the government of India. »

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London, September 05 (KMS): The Pakistan High Commissioner in Britain, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, facilitated by the All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) in the House of Commons held a meeting with a large number of UK parliamentarians and apprised them of the prevailing situation of occupied Kashmir.

The High Commissioner briefed the British parliamentarians on the tragic human rights situation and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the occupied territory. He said that since 5th August 2019, in particular, and for the past seven decades in general, Indian governments had been perpetrating grave human rights violations in the territory. »

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London, September 05 (KMS): London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) has released 2nd document submitted under agenda items 4 to the UN Secretary General for circulation at the 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council starting in Geneva from 9 to 27 September 2019.

The JKCHR, a non-governmental organization with a special consultative status, in a statement issued in London said that the document submitted under agenda item 4 is titled “Jammu and Kashmir – Withdrawal of all troops and sending United Nations Force”. »

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