Anti-India protests in London, Brussels

Srinagar, October 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, life continues to remain far from being normal in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region on the 85th running of Indian military lockdown and gag on internet imposed on 5th August.

Restrictions remain enforced while internet across all platforms and prepaid cellular services are suspended. An informal but widespread civil disobedience movement remains in effect across the Kashmir Valley in protest against the Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and New Delhi’s recent action. Shopkeepers keep their shops shut for most part of the day, students stay away from schools and public transport is hardly seen on the roads.

In negation of India’s own claim about normalcy in the occupied territory, the authorities did not allow people to participate in the night-long prayers at Chrar-e- Sharief in Budgam district. The devotees who had come from various areas of Kashmir valley to participate in the prayers at the shrine of popular Islamic scholar, Noorudin Wali (RA) were not allowed by Indian troops to enter the shrine. The authorities had sealed the area day before the celebrations commenced. »

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United Nations, October 28 (KMS): Human rights experts at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are concerned about the Kashmir situation, according to Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard.

While replying a question at a news conference at the UN she said, “The situation in Kashmir is a big concern for many of us within Special Procedures. But it is also a situation where we need to recognise that besides keeping the issue on the agenda, and besides denouncing the violation I am not sure that we at this point can be asked to have much more impact than that.” »

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Srinagar, October 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, life still is far from being normal in the Kashmir Valley and Muslims majority areas of Jammu region as Indian military lockdown entered 85th running day, today.

Restrictions under section 144 remain enforced. Internet across all platforms and prepaid cellular services continue to remain shut. However, landline connections are functioning and voice calls on postpaid mobile phones are allowed.

People are resisting Indian attempts to show some signs of normalcy returning in the territory. An informal but widespread civil disobedience movement continues to remain in effect across the Kashmir Valley. The move is aimed at protesting against Indian occupation and its Aug 5 unilateral action. »

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Srinagar, October 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unidentified armed men shot dead a truck driver from Udhampur region at Bijbehara in Islamabad district on Monday.

The driver, a resident of Katra in Udhampur district, was fired upon by the unknown men in Kanilwan area of Bijbehara in the south Kashmir district. »

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Brussels, October 28 (KMS): Anti-India protest demonstrations were held in the European capitals, Brussels and London, to mark the 27th October, the day India occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.

A protest demonstration was organized by Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) in front of the Indian Embassy in Brussels, the European headquarters. A memorandum was dropped at the Indian embassy asking New Delhi to terminate curfew, end brutalities against the Kashmiris, withdraw its forces from Kashmir and fulfil its promise for giving right of Self-determination to the people of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, October 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in negation of New Delhi’s own claim about normalcy in the occupied territory, the authorities did not allow people to participate in the night-long prayers at Chrar-e- Sharief in Budgam district.

People from various areas of Kashmir valley who had come to participate in the night-long prayers at shrine of popular Islamic Scholar, Noorudin Wali (RA) at Chrar-e-Sharief said that they were not allowed by the Indian police to enter the premises of the shrine. »

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 Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

The people of Kashmir are observing October 27 as the day of grief, sorrow and above all a day of occupation because it was on this day in 1947 that India sent its army to occupy the land of Kashmir without the  consent of its people and in defiance of international norms. So the occupation of Kashmir happened 72 years ago when Indian troops invaded Kashmir under the auspices of a fraudulent Instrument of Accession. British historian, Alaister Lamb has convincingly demonstrated that the Instrument was bogus as an original has never been found, and there is no plausible explanation for a disappearance of an original had it ever existed.

The people of Kashmir are constantly reminded of the fact that it was in 1948 & 1949 that the United Nations adopted resolutions that clearly states that the people of Kashmir have the right to determine their own future through a free and impartial vote. They ask the United Nations to follow through on its commitment given to the people of Kashmir.  »

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Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) Satya Pal Malik, while addressing the seventh convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, Jammu, asked the Kashmiri youth to “Give it (Kashmir) in the hands of Delhi which has opened its treasure for you” and he promised “two paradises to them, one here in Kashmir and one in the hereafter.”

He stated, “I am ready to give you two paradises — one in this life and the second in afterlife… there can be a discussion whether you get the paradise after martyrdom or not, but as Emperor Jehangir had rightly said that if there is a paradise on earth, it is in Kashmir. You have already one paradise and you can turn into a crown of the world in this life and secondly if you die as a true Muslim, you will get the promised paradise.

That means you can get two paradises, one here and second after the death.”
Governor framed a charge sheet against the Kashmiri leadership and said “Leaders of Hurriyatand mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir, religious preachers and clerics have used their influence to get the children of ordinary Kashmiris killed while none of them lost their own to terrorism.” Unfortunately Governor would be leaving Kashmir before 31st October for Goa for the remainder of his tenure as the governor. Girish Chander Murmu who has worked as Modi’s additional principle secretary during his tenure as Gujarat chief minister will take over as administrative head of Kashmir and Jammu provinces. »

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