Washington, October 08 (KMS): Powerful Democratic Senator, Mark Warner, who is co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, has expressed serious concern over the continuous restrictions imposed by India on communications and movement of people in occupied Kashmir.

Mark Warner in a tweet said that he was disturbed by restrictions on communications and movement imposed by Indian government in the occupied territory. »

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Kashmir restrictions devastating

Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.

The troops martyred the youth identified as Ufaid Farooq Lone and Abbas Ahmad Butt during a cordon and search operation in Awantipora area of the district. Violent military operations are going on in Ganderbal, Bandipore, Kupwara, Baramulla, Srinagar, Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and other areas of the territory for the past 12 days.

Meanwhile, life remains badly hit in the Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region on the 65th day, today, with reports of night raids, arrests of young boys and multiple deaths amid the ongoing military clampdown coupled with communications blackout. The people in the territory are facing shortages of essential commodities as main markets continue to remain shut and public transport off the roads. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Mohammad Shafi Lone has said that India is continuing with the policy of suppressing the Kashmiris’ rights-based struggle for freedom.

Mohammad Shafi Lone in a statement said it is India’s misconception that it can suppress the Kashmiris’ sentiment for freedom through killings and other brutal tactics. He said India is carrying out such brutal actions in the occupied territory, which may risk the global peace.

Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement chief said Kashmir is root cause of tension between Pakistan and India, and its settlement as per the UN Charter will pave the way for peace in South Asia. »

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Kuala Lumpur, October 08 (KMS): Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad while stressing the ways and means to sort out the Kashmir dispute has said that he had also raised the issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met in Vladivostok, Russia.

Mahathir urges ways and means to sort out Kashmir dispute Dr Mahathir talking to reporters at the Parliament lobby in Kuala Lumpur said, “My speech (at the United Nation General Assembly) was a follow-up where we don’t want to see any violence and that any dispute between countries should be solved amicably.”

“We must know how to overcome this problem (Jammu and Kashmir conflict). When we make remarks, we are not targeting specifically anyone but we only want both parties to negotiate and not resort to violence,” he told reporters. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, life remains badly hit in the Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region as military clampdown coupled with communications blackout entered 65th running day, today.

With main markets shut and public transport off the roads since August 5, the people in the territory are facing shortages of essential items including food and medicines.

Educational institutions and offices though open yet barring few officials nobody is showing up there. The authorities have been claiming that the offices are running and attendance of students is slowly picking up, but these claims don’t hold merit in the face of facts which are quite the opposite.

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah has demanded unconditional release of all those detained or arrested since August 5. As per a party spokesman, this was told by the NC president to a 15-member delegation who met him on Sunday in Srinagar first time since his detention. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Awantipora area of the district. The operation was going on till last reports came in. »

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Washington, October 08 (KMS): Weeks ahead of Congress’ Asia Subcommittee hearing on human rights in South Asia, the US House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) has said that the communications shutdown is having a devastating impact on Kashmiris and called for restrictions to be lifted.

HFAC said via Twitter said, “India’s communications blackout in Kashmir is having a devastating impact on the lives and welfare of everyday Kashmiris.” The committee asked India to lift the restrictions and afford Kashmiris the same rights and privileges enjoyed by the Indian citizens. »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): After the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, the Bharatiya Janata Party is conspiring to pave the way for a Hindu chief minister through gerrymandering in the name of delimitation.

In a media interview, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir chief, Ravinder Raina, said, “The BJP is hopeful of getting its ‘first Chief Minister’ in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370, and the planned delimitation of the Assembly constituencies.” »

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Srinagar, October 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah has demanded unconditional release of all those detained or arrested after New Delhi stripped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370, the party said, a day after its delegation met the leader for the first time after his detention.

A party spokesperson said in Srinagar that Mr Abdullah also told the delegation that the people of the Kashmir have voiced their disapproval over the revocation of the Kashmir’s special status and its bifurcation by protesting in a peaceful manner. »

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Islamabad, Oct 8 (KMS): Visiting United States (US) Senators Chris Van Hollen and Maggie Hassan on Monday urged India to offer “greater transparency on occupied Kashmir” as is offered by Pakistan on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Addressing a joint press conference with at the US Embassy in the federal capital, Hollen said that the US wants India to end the communications blackout and the curfew which has been in place for the past nine weeks.
Hollen said that he requested the Indian government to gather facts about the “detention of hundreds or thousands of people for over 60 days” and highlight greater transparency in order to address “real concerns of rule of law and human rights”.
“In Kashmir, transparency is important so that people know what is happening to their loved ones. It is important to ask questions and to address human rights concerns,” he said. »

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