New Delhi, October 17 (KMS): Chennai-based fortnightly English language magazine, Frontline, says that Indian forces are using torture as a tool to stifle dissent in Kashmir.

Citing local people, the magazine said that some tales of torture that have been reported in the foreign media could be the tip of the iceberg. »

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Protest calendar for upcoming week

Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people took to the streets in Islamabad and Kulgam areas to mourn the killing of three youth by Indian forces amid continued military siege and communications lockdown on the 74th consecutive day, today, in the territory.

The troops martyred the youth, Zahid Ahmad, Nasir Chadro and Aaqib Ahmad Sheikh, in a fake encounter in Pazalpora area of Islamabad district on Wednesday. People including women and children thronged Bijbehara, Arwani and Redwani, the hometowns of the martyrs, to have their last glimpse. Shouting pro-freedom slogans and waving Pakistani flags, the mourners carried the bodies to the local graveyards for burial. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has thanked the people of Pakistan as well as its political and military leadership for extending their support to the suffering Kashmiri people.

While lauding Prime Minister Imran Khan’s role for effectively championing the Kashmir cause at the global level, Syed Ali Gilani urged him to further enhance the momentum to make the world realize the gravity of the situation in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Resistance Youth League has issued a protest calendar for upcoming week, urging the people to follow the programme accordingly.

The Resistance Youth League in the posters circulated in occupied Kashmir appealed to the people to hold protest marches towards UN Office on Friday, Jamia Masjid on Saturday, ‘Lal Chowk on Sunday, Eidgah on Monday and Makhdoom Sahib on Thursday. »

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London, October 17 (KMS): The speakers during a conference in London have called upon the international community and peace-loving nations to put pressure on India to implement the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir for ensuring permanent peace and prosperity in the region.

The conference on Kashmir was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) at House of Commons in London.

The speakers included High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom, Mohammad Nafees Zakari, and members of the British Parliament. »

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Children among thousands of Kashmiris still in jails

Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people took to the streets in  Islamabad and Kulgam areas to mourn the killing of three youth by Indian forces.

The youth, Zahid Ahmad, Nasir Chadro and Aaqib Ahmad Sheikh, were martyred by the troops in a fake encounter during a cordon and search operation in Pazalpora area of Islamabad district on Wednesday. »

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Srinagar, October 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, military siege and communications lockdown in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continue on 74th successive day, today.

Main business activities continue to remain suspended and public transport off the road even as the authorities have lifted restrictions and partially restored postpaid mobile phone services.

Similarly, rail service from Banihal to Baramulla is also suspended and attendance of employees in offices is thin while students continue to abstain from classes at all educational institutions.

Many believe that the continued shutdown is due to popular anger at India’s Aug 5 unilateral action, comparing it to a campaign of civil disobedience. »

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London, October 17 (KMS): Lord Qurban Hussain, MP, has said that occupied Kashmir is going through the worst type of oppression.

Lord Qurban Hussain was addressing the House of Lords in London.

Following is the text of his speech:

“My Lords, Her Majesty the Queen delivered her humble address in your Lordships House on the same day as their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had begun their 4-day visit to Pakistan. The people of Pakistan have shown a very warm welcome to the visiting Royal couple. Indeed, the Royal visit shows the close relationship and level of understanding and cooperation between the two nations. I wish the Royal couple all the best and hope that they enjoy every second of their trip to Pakistan. »

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Bradford, October 17 (KMS): Members of all political parties at a debate in Bradford City Hall condemned the human rights violations currently taking place in occupied Kashmir.

Several councillors with Kashmiri heritage gave emotional speeches detailing the plight of Kashmiri people and called upon the UK government to do more to tackle the issue.

A six-hour meeting of the full Council saw two separate motions calling for the Council to condemn human rights violations currently happening in the occupied territory. »

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Lahore, Oct 17 (KMS): A three-day art exhibition titled “Kashmir Lockdown” has opened at Alhamra Arts Gallery. The exhibition was organised by Lahore Arts Council in connection with current situation of Kashmir at Alhamra, Lahore.

Punjab Law Minister Muhammad Raja Basharat along with Executive Director Lahore Arts Council, Athar Ali Khan, inaugurated the exhibition.
On the occasion, the minister said the entire nation is with Kashmiris and ‘we will not hesitate to do any kind of sacrifice for the people of Kashmir’. He added that Pakistan is raising voice for the Kashmiri people on every platform. The day will come when the Kashmiri people will breathe in open air. Efforts of the Lahore Arts Council in raising and supporting the voices of Kashmiris are commendable, the minister said. »

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