Srinagar,  September 07, (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Muharram procession at Hassnabad in Srinagar was subjected to brute force by Indian troops, today.

The troops used pellets, canes and teargas shells. Several mourners were injured. A Kashmiri photojournalist was hit by pellets and three other scribes were injured. The camera of a journalist was broken by Police personnel in their efforts to stop the coverage of the procession. The three journalists who were beaten up were Shahid Khan, Mubashir Dar and Bilal Bhat.

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Indian government muzzling media in occupied Kashmir

London, September 07 (KMS): Kashmiris have launched ‘curfew clock’ campaign in London and New York to highlight the dreadful curfew imposed by Narendra Modi’s government in occupied Kashmir on August 05 when it revoked special status of the territory.

Vans appeared at key London locations and in front of the UN building in New York, last night, carrying illuminated art work highlighting the real situation in occupied Kashmir to inform the world about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the territory as a result of actions of Modi’s government. The vans are carrying curfew clocks which show the number of days, hours and minutes since the BJP government slapped dreadful curfew conditions across occupied Kashmir. »

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Valley remains under military siege on 34th day

Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, after usurping all basic rights and freedoms of the people of the territory, Indian government is disallowing them to perform their religious obligations.

Since abrogation of special status of occupied Kashmir on 5th August, the Indian authorities have not allowed Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and many other main mosques of the valley, which is under continued clampdown for the past over a month. The authorities have now announced that no Muharram procession will be allowed in the occupied territory, fearing that these gatherings could turn into anti-India demonstrations.

Traditionally on 8th and 10th of Muharram, huge processions used to be taken out from different areas of Srinagar and other parts of the valley to pay rich tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) – the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – and his companions who were martyred in Karbala. However, the occupation authorities imposed ban on these processions in the territory in 1989. »

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New Delhi, September 07 (KMS): Reporters are being subjected to surveillance, informal investigations and harassment for publishing reports considered adverse to the Indian government or forces, says a new report by two rights networks.

Published by the Network of Women in Media, India, and the Free Speech Collective, the report said, India’s government is muzzling Kashmir’s media as part of the lockdown it imposed on the territory over a month ago.

Titled “News Behind The Barbed Wire”, the study comes after the Indian government revoked occupied Kashmir’s special status on August 5. The report was prepared by two journalists who spent five days in occupied Kashmir and spoke to more than 70 journalists, local administration officials and residents. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, chaos and crisis in hospitals continue after over month-long lockdown, reported Al Jazeera.

Patients are scrambling for medicines and doctors are unable to work due to blackout and the hospitals running out of resources.

The military lockdown and communications blackout imposed by the Indian government following the revocation of the special status last month has crippled life in the territory. »

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New Delhi, September 07 (KMS): The Switzerland government has said that Kashmir situation and other regional matters will be discussed during the meetings the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind will have with the top Swiss leadership.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will next week embark on a three-nation tour – Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia – from September 9 and will be in Bern on September 13. »

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Kolkata, September 07 (KMS): Noted Indian activist and Secretary of the All India Progressive Women’s Association, Kavita Krishnan, has said that the military dictatorship of India in Kashmir is a massive human rights violation.

Kavita Krishnan, who was part of a civil society team that managed to enter Kashmir valley last month, addressing a news conference in Kolkata said that Kashmir had been placed under a lockdown for over a month now, with no end in sight. She said such a prolonged lockdown of entire people, entire territory, is unprecedented. It is a massive human rights violation, she added. »

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New Delhi, September 07 (KMS): Kashmiri political activist, Shehla Rasheed, has described the sedition case filed against her as frivolous, politically motivated and a pathetic attempt to silence her.

Shehla Rashid in her tweet said that she learnt from media reports that the Special Cell of the Delhi Police had filed an FIR against her for speaking out on the clampdown in occupied Kashmir and the denial of basic rights to Kashmiris.

“The FIR is frivolous, politically motivated and a pathetic attempt to silence me,” she added.

Shehla Rasheed in a series of tweets had said that the Indian Army was involved in human rights abuses amid a clampdown after the abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government. She had stated that the Indian Army was indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in occupied Kashmir.

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London, September 07 (KMS): Kashmiris have launched ‘curfew clock’ campaign in London and New York to highlight the dreadful curfew imposed by Narendra Modi’s government in occupied Kashmir on August 05 when it revoked special status of the territory.

On Friday night, seven vans appeared at key London locations carrying illuminated art work highlighting the real situation in occupied Kashmir to inform the world about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the territory as a result of actions of Modi’s government.

With the hashtag of #SaveKashmir highlighted prominently, the London vans are carrying a curfew clock which shows the number of days, hours and minutes since the BJP government slapped dreadful curfew conditions across occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat activists have warned Tri Netra Foundation, an Indian non-governmental organization (NGO), to desist from misleading the world community about the prevailing situation of the territory.

Tri Netra Foundation in collaboration with the Indian Home Ministry is using Kashmiri Muslim girls to pacify the Kashmiris’ tempers against repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir by India and give an impression that the situation is normal in the territory.

Hurriyat activists through posters and handbills issued in occupied Kashmir urged the Kashmiris to beware of the actions of India and its paid NGOs and frustrate their nefarious designs. They warned people not to assist or facilitate Indian communal forces’ programmes about occupied Kashmir. They asked the Tri Netra Foundation members to stop their activities or be ready to face the consequences.

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