Curfew, curbs affecting all and sundry

Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout, which entered 37th day, today, prevented the traditional 10th of Muharram processions in the territory.

The authorities had banned Ashur processions today and no one was allowed to venture out in Srinagar, Badgam and other parts of the occupied territory. Even journalists, government employees and those having valid passes issued by the authorities were stopped from stepping out of their doors.

However, in some parts of the occupied territory, people defied curfew and restrictions and came out on the streets to take out Ashur processions. Indian troops subjected them to brute force. »

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Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout, imposed by India for the 37th consecutive day, today, is also frustrating local as well as international journalists.

Local media experiences a much more difficult situation as more than 180 English and Urdu daily newspapers publishing from Srinagar could not be published for the past 37 days due to restrictions and lack of access to the wires. »

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Geneva, September 10 (KMS): The deteriorating situation of human rights in occupied Kashmir has echoed in the Swiss Press Club, Geneva, where more than 60 participants of Kashmiri and Pakistani origin participated in a seminar to express solidarity with the besieged people of the occupied territory.

Explaining the worsening situation of human rights in Kashmir, Altaf Hussain Wani, Chairman of Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), stated that world has to pay attention to the impending humanitarian crises in the besieged valley of Kashmir. He said, due to the prolonged curfew, there is shortage of food items, medicines and baby food and urged the humanitarian organizations to intervene to support the people of Kashmir. »

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Kargil, September 10 (KMS): Mourners in Kargil denounced the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the territory into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — by Narendra Modi led Indian government.

The mourners during Muharram processions in Kargil, today, were carrying banners and posters reading ‘We Reject UT Ladakh’, ‘Justice for Kashmir’ and ‘Live and Die with Kashmir slogans.’ »

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Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, locals while sharing their ordeals have said how Indian army raided their homes and inflicted beatings and electric shocks, forced them to eat dirt or drink filthy water, poisoned their food supplies or killed livestock, and threatened to take away and marry their women, since New Delhi imposed a lockdown in the territory on August 5.

More than 200 residents in a dozen villages of the occupied territory in media interviews said that thousands of young men have been arrested with many under draconian Public Safety Act, since then. »

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Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life came to a standstill on the 37th consecutive day, today, as curfew and other restrictions have been further intensified to prevent Ashura processions in the territory.

No one is allowed to venture out in Srinagar, Badgam and other areas of the occupied territory to prevent any procession. Even journalists, government employees and those having valid passes issued by the authorities are not allowed to come out of their houses.

Srinagar city and adjoining areas are completely sealed with concertina wires. All markets are closed while transport is off the road. There is no internet and mobile phone service in the Kashmir valley, which remains cut off from the rest of the world since August 5 due to communication blackout, while TV channels are also closed.

Curfew and restrictions have caused acute shortage of essential commodities including medicines. »

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Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout, which entered 37th day, today, is frustrating local as well as international journalists in the territory.

Journalists representing local and international media are dependent on the so-called Indian government’s media facilitation center in Srinagar, which has an internet, but no Wi-Fi access. Talking to media, Ishfaq Tantry, General Secretary of Kashmir Press Club narrated difficulties to report stories from Kashmir under the present circumstances. »

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Washington, September 10 (KMS): The US President, Donald Trump, has once again offered to help ease tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.

While addressing media at the White House, Trump said, “I am willing to help them if they want. They know that. That is out there. India and Pakistan are having a conflict over Kashmir as you know. I think it is a little bit less heated right now than what was two weeks ago.” »

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Islamabad, September 10 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement and Peoples Movement have condemned curfew and restrictions imposed in occupied Kashmir even on the 10th of Muharram, today.

Vice Chairmen of JKMM and JKPM Abdul Majid Mir and Abdul Majid Malik in their separate statements in Islamabad said that the occupied territory was portraying the scene of Karbala on Ashura due to continued curfew and communication blackout. »

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New Dehli, September 10 (KMS): Four Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been served show-cause notices by the authorities for holding a protest at the university campus against the worst situation in occupied Kashmir.

The action comes after a group of Kashmiri students had taken out a march from the AMU library to the Bab-e-Syed gate and raised slogans against the curfew, communication blockade and atrocities by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. »

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