Situation remains grim as lockdown continues on 118th day

Jammu, November 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police forcibly stopped at Ramban a Kashmir Solidarity march being conducted by 30 members of 11 socio-political organisations from Jammu to Srinagar to show unity with the people of the Kashmir Valley who are under strict military lockdown since 5th of August.

The march started from Jammu on last Tuesday and was to conclude in Srinagar tomorrow. However, when it reached at Ramban, Indian police intercepted the participants and stopped them to proceed further. The organisers were not even allowed to address a press conference after they were stopped at Ramban.

Dr Sunilam, a former member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly and Working President of Bangladesh-Bharat-Pakistan Forum, talking to reporters said that journalists and participants were manhandled by the police officials at Ramban. »

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Jammu, November 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities forcibly stopped at Ramban a Kashmir Solidarity march being conducted by 30 members of 11 socio-political organisations from Jammu to Srinagar to seek restoration of special status of Kashmir and democracy in the territory.

The march started from Jammu on last Tuesday and was to conclude in Srinagar tomorrow. However, when it reached at Ramban, Indian police intercepted the participants and stopped them to proceed further. The organisers were not even allowed to address a press conference after they were stopped at Ramban. Earlier, the participants were prevented from taking out processions in Jammu and Udhampur. »

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Faridabad (Haryana) India), November 30 (KMS): Indian police thrashed a Kashmiri truck driver, Muhammad Maqbool, in Faridabad in the Indian state of Haryana.

Mohammed Maqbool, who hails from Yusmarg area of Budgam district of occupied Kashmir, told media that he was on his way to Srinagar when the policeman thrashed him and his friends for stopping the truck near Maujpur toll plaza on the expressway.

He said, “We were carrying pipes from Kolkata to Srinagar for a government project. In Faridabad, near the Maujpur toll plaza, I stopped the truck as I wanted to take some rest and let someone else drive. As I stepped out of the truck, the policemen came in a van and shouted at me.” »

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Srinagar, November 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the residents continue to suffer immensely due to continued snapping of Short Messaging Service (SMS) for the past almost four months.

The consistent suspension of SMS has caused a lot of inconvenience to common people in terms of getting an update about the status of their bank accounts, electricity bills and different mobile service plans.

“I don’t understand why we are being punished like this. It has been four months but there are no signs of SMS and internet restoration,” said Manzoor Hafiz, a resident of Hyderpora area of Srinagar. He said that in absence of SMS, his online password for e-banking got expired, which he could not restore on time.

“I used to get an SMS as a reminder to change my password but for the last four months, I was completely cut off, so I couldn’t change it,” he said. »

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Islamabad, November 30 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held, today, outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad against the continued military siege and communications blockade imposed by India in occupied Kashmir.

Hurriyat leaders and activists and a large number of people from all walks of life participated in the demonstration.

The Hurriyat leaders addressing on the occasion appealed to the United Nations and the international community to impress upon India to stop its brutalities in the occupied territory and give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination. »

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Islamabad, November 30 (KMS): Leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Abdul Majeed Malik, has denounced the continued military siege imposed by India in occupied Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Malik talking to delegations of Kashmiri refugees in Islamabad said that the Hurriyat leaders languishing in different jails of India were being subjected to torture. »

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New Delhi, November 30 (KMS): The elevation of a lawyer of occupied Kashmir’s High Court as judge has been stalled for more than two years now by the Narendra Modi government.

Wasim Sadiq Nargal’s appointment as a judge in the High Court of occupied Kashmir was first recommended by the court’s collegium in 2017. It was also cleared by the Indian Supreme Court collegium, but the Modi government sent it back. Ten months after the apex court collegium asked the government to furnish a reason for rejecting the recommendation it is yet to receive a reply. »

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Srinagar, November 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the grim ground situation remains unchanged in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions due to unrelenting lockdown and military siege on 118th consecutive day, today.

The environment of fear and uncertainty continues to prevail due to heavy deployment of Indian troops and police personnel. People continue to suffer immensely owing to restrictions imposed under section 144 and suspension of prepaid mobile and internet services. Although landline phones and voice calls on postpaid connections have been restored partially but the move could not provide any respite to the masses. »

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New Delhi, November 30 (KMS): A Delhi-based Kashmiri Pandit organisation, while reacting to a statement of an Indian diplomat in the US for comparing Kashmir with Israel, has said that it is very unfortunate that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is misusing plight of their community to score points over the Kashmir dispute.

India’s Consul General in New York City, Sandeep Chakravorty, addressing a gathering of Kashmiri Pandits said that the Modi government would follow Israeli model to settle Hindus in occupied Kashmir. »

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Indian police arrested 28 persons in IOK in last one month

Srinagar, November 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a group of mujahideen appeared in Litar area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district and offered gun salute to a martyred youth, Irfan Ahmed Rathar.

Irfan Ahmed Rathar along with another youth, Irfan Ahmed Sheikh was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Drabgam area of the district a couple of days ago.

Eyewitnesses told media men that a group of mujahideen emerged in Litar, the native village of Irfan Ahmed Rathar, and fired several rounds in air in his honour. They added that the mujahideen left the area before the arrival of Indian troops. »

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