India urged to respect Kashmiris’ rights

Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the lockdown continues on the 63rd consecutive day, today, with all shops, main markets and educational institutions shut and public transport off the road in Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region.

As the territory getting into the third month of the humanitarian crisis triggered by the Indian government’s decision to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5th August, normal life continues to remain paralyzed. Internet connectivity stands closed. The train between Baramulla and Banihal continues to be frozen for more than nine weeks. The authorities made several efforts in the past nine weeks to reopen the schools. However, officials admit that the students did not come to schools.

The residents are facing severe hardships due to shortage of essential commodities.
People in most of the Valley areas including Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam have not been able to harvest the apple, which may have serious impact on the economy of the Kashmiri people. »

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Washington, October 06 (KMS): The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has called for an end to what it has described as a ‘humanitarian crisis’ and restrictions including the curbs on communication in occupied Kashmir in its report ahead of the annual Foreign Appropriations Act for 2020

The call was an addition to its report to the Senate by Lindsey Graham, senior Senator and key Republican leader known to be close to President Donald Trump. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, boys aged 14 and 16 are held under dreaded Public Safety Act and sent to Uttar Pradesh jails.

The occupational authorities are not required to provide grounds for detention for up to 10 days after the prisoner being held. In some cases, they may withhold the reason even after that if it is deemed “against the public interest to disclose”.

Individuals are held under executive orders passed by the district magistrate or divisional commissioner, the website added, Scroll In, an English language Indian website, has reported. »

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Washington, October 06 (KMS): The US Democratic presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, has expressed concerns over the restrictions and communication blockade in occupied Kashmir, urging India to respect the rights of the Kashmiri people.

Ms Elizabeth Warren in her tweet said, “The US-India partnership has always been rooted in our shared democratic values. I’m concerned about recent events in Kashmir, including a continued communications blackout and other restrictions. The rights of the people of Kashmir must be respected.” »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the lockdown continues on the 63rd consecutive day, today, with all shops, main markets and educational institutions continue to remain shut and public transport off the road in Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region.

As Kashmir getting into the third month of the crisis triggered by the August 5 decision of abrogation of special status and downgrading of the Jammu and Kashmir, normal life remains paralyzed in the territory. The train that runs between Baramulla and Banihal continues to be frozen for more than nine weeks now.

Internet connectivity stands closed to the commoners and the media. As a result of communications lockdown, two months after arrest, family of 33-year-old suffering from cancer has no idea if he is alive or getting treatment. Muhammad Ayoub Pala, 60, is unsure whether his cancer-stricken son arrested in August is dead or alive. »

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Islamabad, October 06 (KMS): Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Moment (DPM), Advocate Parvez Ahmad Shah, has expressed serious concern over the present grim situation in occupied Kashmir.

Parvez Ahmad Shah in a statement said that Modi government’s actions of putting the occupied territory under continued siege and caging millions of innocent Kashmiris to crush the political dissent is absolutely inhuman, cruel and warrants not mere condemnations but intervention by the global community. »

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Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of Parvez Ahmad Pala are worried about his health as he was picked up from his house at Matibug village in Kulgam district by the Indian forces on August 6.

Muhammad Ayub Pala, 60, father of Parvez Ahmad Pala, in a media interview in Srinagar said, he is unsure whether his cancer-stricken son is dead or alive.

The arrest came a day after India abrogated the special status of the territory on August 5 and imposed lockdown and communication blockade to prevent protest demonstrations. »

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Islamabad, October 06 (KMS): Pakistan on Saturday rejected Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar remarks on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statements and on other Kashmir and Pakistan-related issues.

Raveesh Kumar in a statement had termed PM Imran’s statements regarding the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution as “provocative”. »

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London, October 06 (KMS): A candle light freedom walk was held in London to express solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir and condemn Indian brutalities in the territory.

The participants included Children, men, women and youth who walked from Parliament Square to Indian High Commissioner.

The participants had banners and placards in their hands inscribed with slogans against India and in favour of Kashmiris. They also demanded an end to lockdown and communication blockade in the occupied territory.

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