Says statement aimed at maligning Hurriyat leadership

Srinagar, October 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) describing the recent statement of the Governor of the territory, Satya Pal Malik, as ridiculous has said that the sacrifices of Hurriyat leaders and their kith and kin for the Kashmir cause remain unparalleled as well as unforgettable.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar today said that the intention of the Governor is to smear and defame the Hurriyat leadership while creating a wedge between them and the general public. The Governor had stated that Hurriyat leaders have used their influence to get the children of ordinary Kashmiris killed while none of them lost their own to militancy. »

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Life remains crippled in IOK on 80th day

Srinagar, October 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference describing the recent statement of the Governor of the territory, Satya Pal Malik, as ridiculous has said that the sacrifices of Hurriyat leaders and their kith and kin for the Kashmir cause remain unparalleled as well as unforgettable.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar today said that the intention of the Governor was to defame the Hurriyat leadership and discredit them in the eyes of general masses.

The APHC spokesman said that not only Hurriyat leaders but their families have also been victims of Indian state terrorism and have faced incarcerations, torture, beatings, humiliation and even assassinations. In this regard, he pointed out, that the killing of Hurriyat leaders like Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah, Shaikh Abdul Aziz, Mir Hafeezullah and Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem at the hands of Indian forces are undeniable realities. »

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Washington, October 23 (KMS): Influential American lawmakers expressing serious concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir have asked India to refrain from committing human rights violations, release all political detainees and lift restrictions in the territory. »

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New Delhi, October 23 (KMS): A court in Delhi, today, took cognizance of a supplementary charge sheet filed by India’s infamous National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others in a fake case registered against them in 2017. »

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Srinagar, October 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have arrested several youth in Kishtwar district.

The youth including Abdul Kareen, brother of freedom activist, Amin Butt alias Jehangir Saroori, and Danish Naseer were arrested during the ongoing crackdown operations in Dacchan and other areas of the district.

Cordon and search operations are also going on in Doda, Rajouri, Ramban, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla and Kupwara areas for the last three weeks.

Meanwhile, Indian forces also launched a search operation after its Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), Valte Sunil Ravsaheb, was killed in an attack at Kalal-Nowshera in Rajouri district.

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Srinagar, October 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian Army soldier was injured in a grenade attack at Kulgam district, today.

Unknown men lobbed a grenade at Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kulgam resulting in injuries to one soldier. »

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US lawmakers seek bipartisan resolution on concerns in Congress

Washington, October 23 (KMS): Influential American lawmakers have expressed concern over the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, pointing to human rights violations like restrictions on freedom of movement and communications, detention of political leaders and activists and the internet blackout.

The lawmakers, including the first Indian-American lawmaker in the US House of Representative, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, aired their concerns during a Congressional hearing on ‘Human Rights in South Asia: Views from the State Department and the Region’ on Tuesday.

India on August 5 abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories in violation of international and bilateral agreements. »

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Srinagar, October 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid unprecedented Indian military lockdown, normal life in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continues to remain disturbed for the 80th consecutive day, today.

People continue to observe complete shutdown as a mark of silent protest against the Indian occupation and revocation of the territory’s special status. Shops and businesses establishments remain closed for most of the time except for few hours in the morning and evening while public transport is off the roads. Government offices and educational institutions are open but almost no one turns up. »

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Tokyo, October 23 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi has urged Japan to play its role for restoration of fundamental human rights of the people in occupied Kashmir.

He was talking to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

The President briefed the Japanese Prime Minister about the worsening situation of human rights in the occupied Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported.

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Tokyo, October 23 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi has said that South Asia cannot have lasting peace without amicable resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

Addressing dinner hosted by Emperor of Japan in Tokyo on Tuesday, he emphasized that right to self-determination was the fundamental right of the people of Kashmir and it could not be suppressed by use of force.

Later, Dr Arif Alvi also had a talk with Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, about Kashmir and peace in Afghanistan.

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