2019 November 01 » Kashmir Media Service

New Delhi, November 01 (KMS): An 11-member team of Indian human rights lawyers, psychiatrists and trade leaders in a report has refuted the Indian government’s narrative of normalcy returning to occupied Kashmir.

the 160-page report released in New Delhi and Bangaluru narrated multiple instances of deserted market places, courts, empty schools and colleges, lower mental health patients, lack of public transport, restriction to free movement, continuation of arbitrary detentions in addition to the excesses committed by the Indian forces.

It pointed out that images of traffic flow in Srinagar shown in certain media was done by creating roadblocks to artificially create traffic jams and then recorded by drone cameras. The report maintained that people were observing strike voluntarily as part of their resistance against military occupation. »

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Indian troops martyr 10 Kashmiris in October

Srinagar, November 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations in different areas, today, against the Indian occupation and division of Kashmir into two union territories by India.

As Juma congregational prayers culminated, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory and shouted high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters at several places, injuring many of them. The authorities disallowed the people from offering Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Dastgeer Sahib Shrine and many other major mosques or shrines in the Kashmir valley for the 13th consecutive week, today, since 5th August.

Meanwhile, normal life remained badly affected in the Kashmir Valley as well as Muslim-majority areas of Jammu region on the 89th consecutive day, today, due to unprecedented military lockdown imposed by India. Internet remained suspended and most of the mobile phones deactivated. People continue to demonstrate civil disobedience by keeping shops and business establishments closed. Parents did not send their wards to schools and colleges. »

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Srinagar, November 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Muneera Begum, the mother of illegally detained Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF), Nayeem Ahmad Khan, passed away after brief illness in her native Pattan Khor area of Sherabad in Baramulla.

Nayeem Ahmad Khan has been languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail for last over two years in a fake case registered against him by India’s National Investigation Agency.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a meeting in Islamabad, today, to condole the demise of the mother of Nayeem Ahmed Khan. The participants of the meeting expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. They also prayed Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace. »

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Gilgit, November 01 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that no force can stop the people of Kashmir from getting freedom from the cruel clutches of India.

Imran Khan addressing Azadi Parade on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan, in Gilgit, today, said that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had played his last card by revoking the special status of the occupied territory on August 5. He said that the oppressive regime of Modi had imposed a cruel lockdown in occupied Kashmir and millions of people had been confined to their homes by nine hundred thousand Indian troops.

He said India will see the spirit and more resolve of the Kashmiri people for freedom once it lifts the military siege in the Valley. »

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Brussels, November 01 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) is all set to launch the week-long event of “Kashmir EU-Week” at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday.

The KCEU in a statement issued in Brussels said that the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Raja Farooq Haider, would inaugurate the annual event at the European headquarters.

This time, the Kashmir’s EU Week events are being held at a time when occupied Kashmir is witnessing constant lockdown for the last three months and severe violations of human rights committed by the Indian forces.

The Kashmir EU-Week’s programmes comprising international conferences, seminars, debates, workshops, screening of a documentary and a photos and handicraft exhibition on Kashmir would be held from November 4-8 in the EU Parliament. Photographs of the famous French-Belg photographer Cédric Gerbehaye clicked in occupied Kashmir would also be presented. A report containing latest facts and figures of human rights violations as well as latest pictures from the occupied valley would also be presented during the Kashmir EU-Week. »

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Srinagar, November 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, pro-India Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled its Rajya Sabha member, Nazir Ahmad Laway from the party, today, after he had attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

A PDP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The member of Rajya Sabha, Nazir Ahmed Laway, has been expelled from the party.” »

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New Delhi, November 01 (KMS): The largest fact-finding team, which recently visited occupied Kashmir Valley, revealed that Kashmiris are reeling under strict restrictions, torture and trauma.

The team found that people are unable to access the judicial system, there are widespread and repeated claims of torture and an overwhelming majority is afflicted with psychological trauma.

The team, which visited five districts of the valley between September 28 and October 4, comprised human rights lawyers Mihir Desai, Lara Jesani, Veena Gowda, Clifton D’Rozario, Aarti Mundkur and Saranga Ugalmugle, psychiatrist Amit Sen, trade unionist Gautam Mody and activists Nagari Babaiah, Ramdas Rao and Swati Seshadri. »

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United Nations, Nov 01 (KMS): The outgoing Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, left New York for home after making a farewell call on the President of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, during which she underscored the need for the world community to play its role in settling the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
“It’s a pre-requisite for peace in the region,” the Pakistani envoy told the 193-member assembly president in her last call on top UN officials as she wrapped up her assignment here, diplomatic sources quoted her as saying.
During the meeting, she said that the world was witnessing a growing lack of trust in institutions of global governance, including the UN, which are seen by many as detached and removed from the lives of ordinary people, and unresponsive to their aspirations. That perception, she said, was developing when international cooperation was most needed to address some of our most pressing challenges. »

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Islamabad, November 01 (KMS): Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League, Zahid Ashraf, has denounced the Modi regime’s action of dividing occupied Kashmir into two Union Territories, which will to be directly ruled by New Delhi.

Zahid Ashraf in a statement issued in Islamabad called it a shameful act and violation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir.

He termed the bifurcation of the territory reflection of an imperial and arrogant communal mindset which must evoke a strong worldwide condemnation and a genuine political and diplomatic rejection. »

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Announces annulment of hereditary state subjects

New Delhi, November 01 (KMS): In order to execute its plan of altering the demographic composition of occupied Kashmir, India has announced omission of permanent residents or hereditary state subjects in the territory.

The state subject law debarred the non-Kashmiris form acquiring property and government jobs and getting permanently settled in occupied Kashmir. However, Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi while dividing Kashmir into two union territories has announced annulment of state subjects to pave way for settling the Indian citizens in the territory to convert the Muslim majority into minority. »

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