IOK residents watch Pak channels

Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the miseries and agonies of the people have increased manifold on the completion of 50 days of military siege, today.

Communications blackout, marked by unprecedented restrictions, continue to remain in place with all shops and other business establishments closed and school buildings empty of students. There is a growing shortage of daily commodities including baby food and medicines. Mobile phone and internet services are suspended while TV channels shut in the territory from 5th of August when India scrapped Kashmir’s special status.

However, the residents watch Pakistani TV channels available on dish as a means to have a real picture of what is going around and the world outside. Ever since India imposed clampdown on August 5, demand for the dish has massively grown as the local cable operators are not allowed to transmit Pakistani channels. A dealer in Jammu said that even people from Doda, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Poonch and Rajouri areas of Jammu region come looking for the dish. »

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Muslim Day Parade focuses on Kashmir

New York, September 23 (KMS): US Senator and Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders in an opinion piece in Houston Chronicle has said that the Narendra Modi-Donald Trump rally is happening at a time when Kashmir remains under lockdown.

Bernie Sanders said when President Trump meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, we will hear much about the friendship between the American and Indian peoples but there will be a deafening silence when it comes to a human rights crisis unfolding right before our eyes – and that is unacceptable. »

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New York, September 23 (KMS): the 35th annual Muslim Day Parade marched down New York’s Madison Avenue with a strong focus on Kashmir and Muslim unity.

Organisers estimated that nearly 3,000 people attended the parade, which celebrated Muslim Americans of different heritage.

“The Muslim Day Parade’s goal has been to celebrate all the accomplishments, highlight the achievements, show the vibrant cultures and the diversity that is embellished in our religion,” Farris Fayyaz, chairman of the parade, told media. »

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Delhi, September 23 (KMS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to charge sheet Muhammad Yasin Malik along with four other top Hurriyat leaders in fake cases registered against them in 2017.

Three other Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi and Masarrat Aalam Butt were also arrested in connection with the so-called NIA probe. »

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Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid the military siege and communications blackout that entered the 50th consecutive day, today, the residents of the territory are turning to Pakistani TV channels available on dish as a means to connect themselves to the outside world.

Ever since the Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, demand for the dish has grown manifold as the authorities have imposed restrictions on local cable operators from transmitting Pakistani channels. A free-to-air dish launched last year had been popular among subscribers. »

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Houston, September 23 (KMS): As a mark of disapproval to Modi-led Indian government’s latest actions in occupied Kashmir, thousands staged protest demonstrations and showed flags to the motorcade of US President Donald Trump while he was on his way to join Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, Texas.

On his way back to the airport after addressing the event, Trump again faced protesters holding flags of Azad Kashmir. Outside the NRG stadium where the mega event took place, protesters including Muslims, Hindus, Dalits, Sikhs and Christians gathered under the umbrella of Alliance for Justice and Accountability to show the world India’s undemocratic, anti-people and anti-minorities face of the Modi government.

Several US-based civil rights organizations also joined the protests. Leading activists participated in the protest included Sarah Philips, Director of Operations at the Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective; Prof. Samina Salim of University of Houston; Pawan Singh (OFMI); Rev. Lisa Hunt, Rector at the St. Stevens Episcopal Church; Zach Chatterjee Shlachter (JVP); Daniel Cohen, Professional Communicator with a Deep Love for Advocacy; and Cesar Octavio Executive Director, For Families and Their Education (FIEL). »

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Ankara, September 23 (KMS): Kashmiris have a lot of expectations from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly member and former President of Jamaat-e-Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir said urging the Turkish state to raise Kashmir dispute at the upcoming UN General Assembly session.

Abdul Rashid Turabi in an interview with Anadolu Agency, an international news agency headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, said that Erdogan has played a good role on Kashmir at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and at UN levels.

“When President Erdogan visited India, he also talked about Kashmir,” he said referring to state visit of the Turkish president to India in 2017. »

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New Delhi, September 23 (KMS): A retired UT Delhi Professor Vipin Kumar Tripathi takes a long walk from his home in south Delhi’s Sarvodaya Enclave with a bagful of Hindi and English pamphlets titled “Disquiet of Kashmiri Masses and Jubilation in India”, to distributes them among passersby.

The 71-year-old walked for around 5 kilo meter, frequently stopping to distribute the pamphlets. Near Moolchand Flyover, a car pulled up beside him and the driver asked for a pamphlet. Before Tripathi could respond, the man snatched a bunch of 150 pamphlets from his hand. »

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