2019 September 27 » Kashmir Media Service

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday, where he drew world attention to the emerging humanitarian crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir, among other issues.

In his address at the UN headquarters, PM Imran heavily criticised Indian PM Narendra Modi and his party’s ultra-nationalist hardline style of governance.

He said that if the world failed to intervene then the two-nuclear armed nations will come at the brink of war.

The prime minister further said that Pakistan won’t have any option in case of war and the entire world will have to face the consequences.

Speaking on Kashmir, PM Imran said that the issue was the reason he came to the session and speak about what is happening in the occupied valley. »

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Indian troops arrest dozens of people during CASOs

Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, defying restrictions, people held forceful demonstrations in central, north and south Kashmir, today, to register their protest against the Indian occupation and repeal of special status of the territory by India.

Immediately after Juma congregational prayers, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory. The protesters raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters at several places, injuring many of them. The occupation authorities had imposed restrictions in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Awantipora, Sopore, Handwara and other areas. The authorities did not allow people to offer Juma prayers at any of the major mosques or shrines in the Kashmir valley including Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Dargah Hazratbal, Dastgir Sahib and Charar-e-Sharif for the 8th successive week, today, since 5th August. People had also staged an anti-India demonstration in Srinagar’s area of Batamaloo and took out a torch procession in Anchar, yesterday. Anchar has become a no go area for the Indian forces. »

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Kashmiri students at amu refuse to meet UP CM

Brussels, September 27 (KMS): The European Parliament has issued a fresh document highlighting the latest situation in occupied Kashmir.

The document said that since 5th August, thousands of political workers and leaders were arrested in the occupied valley. The document, which was issued by the European Parliament’s Research Service, while quoting local and international media mentioned the hardships caused by the crackdown committed by Indian troops, a communication blackout, preventing families from joining relatives elsewhere and shortage of medicines and difficulty in accessing healthcare in the occupied territory. The document while talking of the Indian decision to abrogate Kashmir’s special status reported that the move had prompted fears that the way is being paved to alter demographic composition of the territory. It also warned that there were risks of a humanitarian crisis and also the prospect of further radicalization of young Kashmiris. The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe, Ali Raza Syed, in a statement in Brussels praised the European Parliament for issuing the fresh document on the latest situation in occupied Kashmir. However, he appealed to the international community including United Nations and European Union to put pressure on India to immediately end the curfew and restore basic rights of the people of the territory. »

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Peshawar, September 27 (KMS): A big Kashmir rally was held, today, in Peshawar against the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

The rally was organized by Kashmir Committee and was addressed among others by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders Sheikh Abdul Mateen and Imtiaz Ahmed Wani as well as Chairman Kashmir Committee, Haji Gul Badshah and Chairman Kohat Committee, Haji M Amin. The protesters holding flags of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir chanted anti-India slogans.

The speakers condemned the Indian government for imposing continued lockdown and communication blackout in the territory. They said, the people of Kashmir are facing shortage of food and medicines. »

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Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not allow people to offer Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and other main mosques and shrines of the territory on the 8th consecutive week, today.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the authorities have not allowed Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid and other main mosques of the territory since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government repealed special status of occupied Kashmir and placed the territory under lockdown. »

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New York, Sept 27 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Bahraini counterpart, Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
While apprising him about the various dimensions of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the occupied Kashmir , he underlined the need for an immediate end to the ongoing curfew and lockdown in the held territory.
The Foreign Minister also highlighted the potential risks to regional peace and security if preventive actions are not taken to ameliorate the situation. »

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Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 46,000 people have lost their job in different sectors ranging from Information Technology (IT) to tourism department.

Kashmir has witnessed 46,000 job cuts since August 5 when the Indian government repealed special status of the territory and imposed communication blackout.

Just 54 days ago, the office of Lelafe, a renowned IT company at Industrial Estate Rangreth, Srinagar, was bustling with activities with more than 100 employees struggling to attend to the calls of their ever-increasing clients. Sensing that more educational institutes and insurance companies require software solutions, the company had gone into an overdrive to lure more customers and increase its market share through various platforms. Come August 5, Lelafe had to shut their operations as the authorities abruptly snapped internet services across the valley. »

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Move to create awareness about Kashmir dispute: Ali Raza Syed

Brussels, September 27 (KMS): The European Parliament has issued a fresh document on the latest situation in occupied Kashmir.

The EU Parliament on Thursday issued the document titled “India-administered Kashmir: Current situation”. It said that the situation in the occupied territory was grim since 5th August as India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir and imposing persistent curfew and arresting thousands of political workers and leaders in the occupied valley. The document also exposed that India split Jammu and Kashmir into two territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, both administered directly from Delhi. Meanwhile, the Indian government deployed additional 46,000 troops, suspended internet and communications across the occupied valley and shut down schools and colleges.

At the end of the document, which was issued by the EU Parliament’s Research Service, it said that it had been prepared for, and addressed to, the members and staff of the European Parliament as background material to assist them in their parliamentary work. The document also mentioned the world’s reaction on the situation including a meeting of UN Security Council and conversations of EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, with the foreign affairs ministers of India and Pakistan, underlining the importance of avoiding an escalation of tensions and supporting a political solution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), September 27 (KMS): In a jolt to the Uttar Pradesh government, Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) declined to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.

The Chief Minister had invited the Kashmiri students to explain the advantages of the repeal of Kashmir’s special status. The students described the invitation as political in nature and unacceptable.

A Kashmiri research scholar in AMU said, the decision to decline the invite is a unanimous one and if anyone from the university goes to meet the Chief Minister, it will be entirely the individual’s decision and he will not represent the will of the Kashmiri students from AMU. Another student from Kashmir said that the move was purely politically motivated. “They want to show the world that everything is normal and all are happy with their controversial decision, which is untrue,” said the student, adding that they did not want to become part of any misleading political activity. »

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Modi govt urged to lift restrictions, communication blockade

Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the grim situation remains unchanged in Kashmir valley on 54th consecutive day, today, due to continued restrictions and communication blackout imposed by Narendra Modi-led communal government.

Normal life continues to remain crippled in the Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region due to the snapping of mobile and internet services and closure of shops, markets, business establishments and educational institutions as well as absence of public transport. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel deployed in every nook and corner of the Kashmir valley keep the residents confined to their homes.

While parents are reluctant to send their wards to schools in the prevailing precarious situation, a very thin attendance of teachers was reported. Attendance of employees in government offices was recorded constantly thin due to the non-availability of public transport. Train service in the occupied territory also remains suspended. »

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