Islamabad, October 15 (KMS): Muhammad Ismail, a social activist from Jhang area of Pakistan, is on a tour of the country to create awareness about the situation of occupied Kashmir and to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter organized a reception in the honor of Muhammad Ismail, today, at Islamabad Press Club. Members of APHC-AJK, press club and civil society participated in the event. »

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Life in occupied Kashmir remained paralysed on 72nd day

Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested several women after subjecting them to brute force during an anti-India demonstration in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, today.

A large number of women including rights activists and leading academicians carrying placards gathered at the Pratap Park in Srinagar. As they started march, the police swooped in on them and arrested several women including the daughter and the sister of former puppet Chief Minister of occupied Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, during the protest against the revocation of Kashmir’s special status. Ms Hawa Bashir, the wife of former Chief Justice of IOK High Court, Bashir Ahmed Khan, was also among the detainees. The protesters were dragged and subjected to torture by the police. This was the first anti-India protest of its kind in Lal Chowk area, the center of Srinagar, after 5th August 2019.

The police also tried to stop the protesting women from distributing a statement to the media, which said that they expressed their outrage against the Indian media for its false/misleading coverage of ground realities in the territory. Demanding restoration of civil liberties and fundamental rights of the citizens as well as immediate release of detainees and demilitarization of rural and urban areas, the women said they feel betrayed, humiliated and violated as people. »

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Amritsar, October 15 (KMS): The chief of the top Sikh body, Akal Takht, has called for a ban on the extremist Hindu organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Akal Takht chief Giani Harpreet Singh during a media interaction in Amritsar said that the RSS is the ideological mentor of the BJP which rules India. He said that the activities of the RSS would hurt, divide and destroy India.

In occupied Kashmir, residents on fixed cellphone contracts were surprised to find that they had been billed for the two-month, which witnessed communications blackout imposed by India on August 05. Shafqat Bukhari, a resident from Srinagar, told media that he was disgusted to be billed for the more than 70 days that his phone was unusable during the blackout. »

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Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, residents on fixed cellphone contracts were surprised to discover they had been billed for the two-month, which witnessed communications blackout imposed by India on August 05.

Mobile internet and broadband remained suspended on Tuesday as well as phones using prepaid SIM cards. »

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Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a large number of women protesters, including the daughter and the sister of former puppet chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, were detained in Srinagar during protests against the revocation of Kashmir’s special status.

Women carrying placards had gathered at the Pratap Park near Srinagar’s Lal Chowk and as they started protesting, the police swooped in on them and detained over a dozen women.

Farooq Abdullah’s sister Suraiya Abdullah, his daughter Safia Abdullah Khan and Hawa Bashir, wife of former Chief Justice of IOK High Court, Bashir Ahmed Khan are among those detained in Srinagar.

The protesters include women activists and leading academicians. »

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Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to remain paralyzed on the 72nd straight day, today, across the territory.

Restrictions continue to remain imposed, shops closed except for few hours in the morning and evening, and schools and offices are empty and public transport is off the roads.

Heavy deployment of Indian forces and ban on pre-paid phones and internet services are causing great inconveniences to the people throughout the territory and what is adding to their agony is that the IOK administration has not given any indication of the internet being restored anytime soon.

Lack of communications has also inflicted untold miseries on the people. Not only have social interactions been severely affected but the economy has also suffered. Patients are the worst victims of the military clampdown. It has effectively cut people off not only from their immediate surroundings but also from the world. The information void in the absence of internet is often giving rise to the rumours and uncertainty. »

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Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): The Kashmiri Pandits have demanded the restoration of the statehood after the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.

Satish Mahaldar, coordinator for the Return & Rehabilitation Team for Kashmiri Migrants in a statement in Srinagar said, “Our demand is give our statehood back. Give our Assembly the right to make independent decisions for us. Give us the right to protect our land and culture.”

Mahaldar had led a delegation of Pandits to the Valley twice this year in June and July and stated that 419 migrants were willing to return to Kashmir. The Pandit delegation had also turned up at the Mela Kheer Bhawani in Tulmulla, Ganderbal district, in the form of a yatra in June to give their message. »

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Many youth arrested after truck driver killing in district

Srinagar, October 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified gunmen killed a truck driver in Shopian district.

The truck driver identified as Mohammad Shafi Khan from Indian state of Rajasthan was shot dead and his vehicle was set ablaze by unknown gunmen at Sindoo in Shirmal area of the district. Huge deployment of Indian troops is seen on the roads and streets everywhere in the territory. »

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Chandigarh, October 15 (KMS): The chief of the top Sikh body, Akal Takht, has called for a ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying that the Hindu extremist organization is the ideological mentor of the BJP which rules India.

Akal Takht chief Giani Harpreet Singh during a media interaction in Amritsar said, “Yes, it should be banned. I believe what the RSS is doing will create divisions in India. The statements being made by RSS leaders are not in the country’s interests.”

When pointed out that the RSS was linked to the BJP, Giani Harpreet Singh said: “Then it is not in the country’s interests. It will hurt the country and destroy it.”The Akal Takht, translated as “Throne of the Timeless One”, is the highest temporal seat of the Sikh community. »

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Islamabad, Oct 15 (KMS): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan informed the Iranian leadership about the grave situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and thanked Iran for its support for the oppressed Kashmiris.
In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, she said Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran were three important brotherly countries of the Islamic world. Pakistan had historic and brotherly relations with both the countries, she added.
Dr Firdous said the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia and Iran would prove to be a milestone for peace, stability and unity of the region.

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