London, November 11 (KMS): The Kashmir dispute, against the backdrop of revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by the Indian government, has found its way into the General Election campaign in the UK.

Social media messages and chat groups are being used by the Kashmiri diaspora to try and influence voters, with the Opposition Labour Party being their favourite for its pro-Kashmir stance since it passed a resolution favouring international intervention in Kashmir.

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, the first turbaned Sikh to be elected to the UK Parliament in the 2017 election says, the Labour resolution reads: “Accept that Kashmir is a disputed territory and the people of Kashmir should be given the right of self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions.” »

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Srinagar, November 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, remains closed since Thursday due to snow and landslides, triggered by heavy rain. »

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IOK under lockdown on 99th straight day

Srinagar, November 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Bandipore district, today, raising the toll to two in the past twenty-four hours.

The youth was killed during a cordon and search operation in Lawdoora area of the district. Earlier, the troops had killed one youth in the same area, last night. The operation was going on till the reports last came in.

Meanwhile, normal life continues to elude the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions due to the military lockdown imposed by India on 5th August. Restrictions and ban on prepaid phone, SMS and internet services remain enforced. As a mark of silent protest, people continue to keep their shops closed except for a brief period and stay away from schools and offices. Public transport is also off the roads. »

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Islamabad, November 11 (KMS): The Convener of AJK chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has expressed serious concern over the worst situation in occupied Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Modi-led Indian communal government had curbed the fundamental rights of Kashmirs after it repealed the special status of the territory on August 5.

He said that India had imposed illegal laws in occupied Kashmir and added that Jammu and Kashmir was a recognised as a disputed territory as per the United Nations resolutions. »

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Brussels, November 11 (KMS): The Kashmir-EU Week in the European Parliament (EP) has concluded with the demand from New Delhi to end lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

The MEPs urged India to restore Articles 370 and 35A, lift the more than three-month old curfew and restrictions on the free movement of people, immediately release 13,000 illegally detained Kashmiris and end the unlawful imprisonment of political prisoners away from occupied Kashmir in different Indian states. »

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Srinagar, November 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Bandipore district, today, taking the toll to two within 12 hours.

The youth was killed during cordon and search operation in Lawdoora area of the district.

Earlier, one youth was killed in the same area last night.

The operation was going on till the last report came in.

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Srinagar, November 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 99 days on, normal life continues to elude the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions due to the military lockdown imposed by India following August 5 illegal move.

Restrictions under Section 144 and ban on prepaid phone, SMS and internet services remain enforced. However, landlines and voice calls on postpaid connections have been partially restored. »

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