Sign bond if want release, detainees told

Srinagar, October 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty continues to haunt the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region amid the ongoing Indian military lockdown on the 78th straight day, today.

Internet and prepaid cellular services continue to remain suspended while, shops and business establishments are mostly shut and educational institutions are deserted. Presence of government employees in the offices remains thin. The shutdown is seen as a mark of silent protest against India’s occupation and its August 5 illegal move. Tens of thousands of customers, particularly students, professionals and media persons are being affected by the total gag on internet. There is also a shortage of life-saving drugs as the internet shutdown makes it difficult for chemists to place online orders and receive deliveries on time. All the major telecom operators have been ordered by the authorities not to convert pre-paid SIM cards into post-paid ones in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the posters found pasted on vantage points at different places have said that the Kashmir belongs to the Kashmiris and they are masters of their destiny.

The posters published on behalf of the Resistance Leadership and heirs of Kashmiri martyrs urged the Kashmiri people not to sell their property to non-Kashmiris and strictly ban their entry to the territory.

The posters said, “We should strictly ban the entry of non-Kashmiris in the territory”, adding that similarly the people of Kashmir should also not sell their property to the non-state actors. They said that the people of Kashmir would not tolerate that someone snatch their land from them as some months ago this beautiful picture was cut into several pieces.

The leadership and the heirs of martyrs said that it was responsibility of the Kashmiris to protect their motherland and not accept forced occupation of India.

They said that the people of Kashmir had rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the Kashmir cause and would continue their struggle till taking the liberation movement to its logical conclusion.

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Islamabad, October 21 (KMS): The former APHC Convener AJK chapter and senior vice president Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar while condemning the unprovoked firing by the Indian forces on the Line of Control has said that India is committing aggression to deflect world attention from what is happening inside occupied Kashmir.

In a statement issued on Monday, Saghar said that in order to hide its crimes committed against innocent and unarmed people in the occupied Kashmir India is trying to create a warlike situation on the LoC. Terming India’s belligerence as a severe threat to peace and stability in the region he said that India has usurped the fundamental rights of the people of Kashmir by subjecting them to state-terrorism and inhuman siege. »

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Srinagar, October 21 (KMS): In a move that openly violates the fundamental right to freedom of speech, political detainees in Kashmir, including top leaders, are being forced by the Indian government to sign a bond that will bar them from speaking or commenting on the Indian action of revoking Kashmir’s special status as a condition of their release, a report said.

Two women detainees who were released recently were required to sign a modified version of the standard ‘Section 107’ bond that is normally used in cases when a district magistrate uses his administrative powers under the Criminal Procedure Code to take someone into preventive custody. »

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London, October 21 (KMS): The world community has to play its role to settle the Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people to bring peace and tranquility in South Asia. India is targeted civilians on the Line of Control (LoC) which is brutal and inhuman and global powers must condemn it.

These views were expressed by the speakers in a Kashmir conference held in Derby, United Kingdom (UK), organized by Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK), UK. »

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Bristol, October 21 (KMS): President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan called upon the world community to come forward and put pressure on Indian government to end the siege of Occupied Jammu Kashmir.

He was addressing at a reception organised by Pakistani Association of Bristol (PAB) and Bristol Kashmir Foundation (BKF) in Bristol Community Hall. »

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London, October 21 (KMS): Two more Members of British Parliament condemned the lockdown and communications blackout in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The MPs also supported the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination.

Matt Rodda, MP, said that it is unfortunate that people of Kashmir are under clampdown since the past 77 days saying he will continue to raise the voice for the voiceless people of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the environment of fear and uncertainty continues to grip the Kashmir Valley as well as Muslim majority areas of Jammu region and Ladakh division due to the ongoing Indian military lockdown, which entered 78th straight day, today.

Besides ban on internet across all platforms, prepaid cellular services continue to remain suspended. Shops and business establishment except for few hours in the morning and evening continue to remain shut, educational institutions are deserted and public transport is off the roads.

Presence of government employees in the offices remains thin. The shutdown is seen as a mark of silent protest against India’s occupation and its Aug 5 illegal move. Besides hitting hard lakhs of customers, particularly students, professionals and media persons, the total gag on internet is severely affecting health services in the territory. There is a shortage of life saving drugs as the internet shutdown makes it difficult for chemists to place online orders and receive deliveries on time. »

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Jammu, October 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, attired in uniform, RSS activists took out a full-dress march in Reasi to frighten Muslim minority population in Jammu region.

Full-dress march was taken out from Ram Lila Ground Reasi by RSS activists and covering the whole town through the main market, it passed through Bus Stand, Nai Basti, Old Bazar, Main Bazar and Ganesh Mandir Chowk before concluding at Ram Leela Ground.

RSS cadre, wearing white shirt, brown trouser and black caps, regulated by concerned Path Sanchalak (route in-charge) amidst singing motivational songs, participated in the procession. »

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