Brussels, October 31 (KMS): Richard Corbett and Anthea McIntyre, who are co-chairs of the European Parliament’s Friends of Kashmir Group, have strongly criticized the contents of a recently published article by Dinesh Dhamija in The Parliament Magazine, a fortnightly EU politics magazine, which had asked the EU to ignore what is going on in Kashmir and avoid interference in India’s internal matter. »

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Beijing, October 31 (KMS): China has said India’s move to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories is unlawful and void and it affects Beijing’s sovereignty.

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Geng Shuang talking to the media in Beijing on Thursday said, “The Indian government officially announced the establishment of so-called Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories which included some of China’s territory into its administrative jurisdiction.” »

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Kashmiris urged to remain steadfast in their struggle

Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India cannot alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir by its despotic measures like dividing the territory into two parts.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, maintained that India was grossly violating the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir and the international law. He said by imposing two new puppet dictators in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as Lieutenant Governors, India wanted to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. However, he said, that such Indian tactics would not be able to force the Kashmiri people into submission. »

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Jammu, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Bharat-Bangladesh-Pakistan People’s Forum (BBPPF) has termed snatching of special status of occupied Kashmir illegal and also against the will of people.

This was stated by Sheikh Abdul Rehman, former MP and senior vice-president of BBPPF India Chapter, while addressing a press conference in Jammu after attending a 3-day Peace Conference in Kolkata.

He said in the Peace Conference, abrogation of Kashmir’s special status by the Indian government was discussed at length and BBPPF expressed concern as to why the special status was snatched from Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In an event of far-reaching consequences, occupied Kashmir was officially split by New Delhi into two union territories at midnight Wednesday against the wishes of the people of the territory and in breach of international laws and India’s own constitution.

Narendra Modi-led Indian government on August 05, 2019, had announced to repeal the special status of occupied Kashmir and divide it into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Indian Administrative Service Officers, Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur, have been appointed the new Lieutenant Governors for the UTs of J&K and Ladakh respectively. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Kargil on the second consecutive day, today, in protest against the Indian authorities’ decision of dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

The day is also being observed as a Black Day in Kargil. All shops, business establishments, schools and majority of offices are closed on the call given by the Joint Action Committee (JAC). »

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Jammu, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference, Shafiq Mir, has said that Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to induce the newly elected chairpersons of the Block Development Councils for political gains.

Shafiq Mir addressing a press conference in Jammu said, “Majority of the elected BDC Chairpersons are independent and have no affiliation with any political party, particularly of BJP, which stands exposed in these elections because of its poor performance.” »

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New Delhi, October 31 (KMS): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has termed as shameful the Indian government’s decision to formally declare separation of Ladakh from Jammu and Kashmir and the way the territory was divided without taking the opinion of its citizens.

The Politburo of the CPI-M in a statement issued in New Delhi reiterated its strong opposition to the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status as well as the division and reduced status of the territory. It said that it was a shameful day for India’s democracy that a territory should be divided and deprived of its status without any reference to the opinion of its people or its Assembly. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the additional Indian forces’ personnel deployed to prevent demonstrations against the repeal of special status of the territory are gearing up for long Kashmir valley winters as the Indian authorities have no plans for sending them back.

As many as 700 companies of paramilitary forces were brought to Kashmir valley in August. These troops are in addition to the over 600,000 paramilitary personnel who are deployed in the streets, roads and buildings in Valley, media reports said.

With Delhi giving no signal on reduction of troops in the Valley, a media report quoted a senior officer of the Indian central armed police forces as saying, “The last time I asked Delhi how long the additional troops were supposed to be in Kashmir, I was told not to ask this question before next April. So we have to prepare for a long winter.” »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched massive crackdown operations in several areas of the territory, creating fear among the residents.

Fear griped Katrasor area of Kulgam district after Indian troops started a cordon and search operation. The troops ordered all men to assemble in a field or school ground, subjected them to frisking and searched the houses. The troops made an announcement through loudspeaker, asking people to head towards the nearest army camp. »

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