United Nations, September 24 (KMS): Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for settlement of the Kashmir dispute through dialogue for peace, stability and prosperity in South Asia.

Addressing the UN General Assembly session in New York, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the stability and prosperity of South Asia could not be separated from the Kashmir dispute. He said that it was imperative to settle the lingering dispute through dialogue and on the basis of justice and equity.

The Turkish President criticized international community for failing to pay attention to the Kashmir conflict which awaits solution for the last over seven decades.

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Restrictions meant to gag media

Srinagar, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to get hit across the Valley for the 51st consecutive day, today, as shops and business establishments are closed from Srinagar to as far as Uri town in Baramulla district in Kashmir and Muslim majority area of Doda in Jammu region.

All small and major sectors of life including business and commerce, education, transport, horticulture and tourism are virtually defunct with unprecedented communications blockade adding more to the prevailing uncertainty. Schools, colleges and universities are either closed or remain empty as parents are reluctant to send their children to educational institutions amid military lockdown and communications blackout. »

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Srinagar, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian officials confirmed that as many as 343 politicians, business leaders and young boys, booked under black law Public Safety Act, have been shifted to jails in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana since the removal of the special status of the territory by the Indian government.

The officials said that 239 persons were lodged in four jails of UP and 104 at two jails in Haryana.

In UP, the inmates are lodged in jails at Agra, Varanasi, Bareilly and Ambedkar Nagar, the officials said. Those shifted have been booked under the draconian law, Public Safety Act.

Those detained outside include former President of Kashmir High Court Bar Association Mian Abdul Qayoom and top business leaders Mubeen Shah, Yasin Khan and Shakeel Qalender. »

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Jammu, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces arrested at least three youth during cordon and search operations in different areas of Kishtwar district.

The operations were conducted jointly by the personnel of Indian Army, police, Central Reserve Police Force and National Investigation Agency. The operations are going on to arrest more pro-freedom youth and activists.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mukesh Singh addressing a press conference in Jammu claimed that the detained youth were militants and had a connection in the killings of Parihar brothers, RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma and his PSO Rajinder Singh and incidents of weapon snatching. The charges were, however, denied by the locals who said that the youth were arrested because of their pro-freedom tendency. »

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Restrictions meant to gag Kashmir media: press group

Srinagar, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to get hit across the Valley for the 51st consecutive day, today, as shops and business establishments are closed in as far as Uri area of Baramulla district.

Clampdown on communications, including mobile phones and internet, remain in force and, according to officials, they have no plans to lift them in the near future. Although, landlines have been activated in some parts of the Kashmir valley but the number of civilian subscribers is a small community as majority have switched over to mobile phones.

The shops and educational institutions in the Kashmir valley are closed and roads wear a deserted look due to the ongoing restrictions. The tourism front has also taken a hit due to the clampdown. Majority of hotels are empty and taxi service is unavailable too. »

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Jammu, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Chairman, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj’s sister died and a brother and another sister sustained critical injuries in a road accident near Udhampur in Jammu region.

The sisters and brother of Muhammad Sharif Sartaj were going from the native Bhalesa area to Jammu to see their ailing parents when the vehicle they were travelling in met an accident near Udhampur. In the mishap, one sister of the JKFM Chairman died while a brother and another sister got critically injured. The injured were shifted to a hospital in Jammu where their condition is stated to be critical. »

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New York, Sept 24 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised the need to urgently lift the curfew and other restrictions that had continued for fifty days in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking with President of Swiss Confederation, Ueli Maurer on the sidelines of UNGA in New York, he underscored the importance of resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute for safeguarding peace and security in the region.
Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised the Swiss President of the current situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, especially the dire human rights and humanitarian situation.
They also agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.

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New York, Sept 24 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan met Prime Minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson on the sidelines of 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The two leaders discussed a wide range bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised his British counterpart of the latest situation in occupied Kashmir and underlined need for international community to play its role in helping address dire human rights and humanitarian situation and its attendant consequences.
The two Prime Ministers exchanged views on other regional developments including Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
On bilateral relations, both Prime Ministers agreed to enhance cooperation in diverse areas, including political, trade and economic fields.

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Lahore, Sept 24 (KMS): Punjab Governor Ch Mohammad Sarwar on Monday held separate meetings with Australian High Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw and Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin at Governor House.
While talking to both the dignitaries, Governor Punjab said that Narendra Modi’s war hysteria had endangered the peace of this region. “Even today Pakistan is playing its role for regional and world peace”, he said, adding that Pakistan’s sacrifices against terrorism are example for the whole world. He said Pak-Australian annual trade volume had gone up to 1.9 billion Australian Dollars which was a clear proof of close and friendly ties between the two countries.
Taking to Australian High Commissioner Governor said that more than twelve thousands students were pursuing higher education in Australian institutes and Australian government was facilitating and supporting them. He sought Australia’s role in resolving Kashmir issue and to end atrocities on Kashmiris. Governor said that it was now mandatory for the world to help resolve Kashmir issue in accordance with UN resolutions for peace and development in this region. “Pakistan is willing to have peaceful relations with neighbours, until India doesn’t stop oppression in Kashmir”, he said.
In his meeting with Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, Governor discussed matters related to government and politics.

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New York, Sept 24 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Both the leaders discussed the human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, bilateral ties and matters of mutual interests in the meeting.

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