Washington, November 12 (KMS): A US Congressional Caucus on human rights will hold a hearing this week on the situation in occupied Kashmir following India’s decision to revoke special status of the territory.

Announcing the hearing, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission said that the witnesses would examine the human rights situation in Kashmir in the context of the region’s history and larger patterns of rights violations. It said that the witnesses would offer recommendations for action by Congress. »

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Accepts role of judges in making India a Hindu Rashtra

New Delhi, November 12 (KMS): Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi himself has exposed the communal face of the Indian judiciary and the recent verdict of the apex court in Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case seems to be intended to appease the Hindu extremists.

The exposure was made by Narendra Modi in a letter to the Chief Justice of India, Rankin Gogoi, and other members of the bench that gave the verdict in Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case on Saturday. In the letter Modi congratulated the bench members for their contribution in the Hindu Rashtra.

Modi wrote in the letter, “Dear Chief Justice Rankin Gogoi, let me begin by congratulating you and your bench Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Ashok Bhushan & Justice S. Abdul Nazeer for your stupendous contribution to Hindu Rashtra. Hindus will always be grateful to you and your team for your commendable and memorable decision, which will make a new history for Hindu Rashtra.” »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, journalists in the Valley took out a protest march in Srinagar, today, against the continued suspension of internet services as military siege completed 100 days.

Scores of journalists working with different media organisations assembled at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar and took out a protest march against the continued suspension of internet services in the Valley since August 05.

The protesting journalists were holding their laptops with open blank screens or placards with the words “100 days no internet” and “stop humiliating Kashmiri journalists”. »

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Islamabad/ Muzaffarabad, November 12 (KMS): On the compilation of 100 days of military siege of Indian occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held an anti-India demonstration in Islamabad, today. A similar demonstration was held by Pasbaan-e-Hurriyat in Muzaffarabad.

The protesters were carrying black flags and banners with slogans “Condemnation of Indian lockdown and communication blackout (torture, disappearances, custodial killings) in occupied Kashmir”, “No food, no medicines in IOK for 100 days”, “No freedom, no education in IOK for 100 days”, “100 days of Indian torture in IOK”. »

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Jammu, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least sixteen people, including five women and three children, were killed when a passenger vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district, today.

The accident occurred when driver of a vehicle headed for Gowa village of Marmat from Kleeni lost control over it while negotiating a blind curve and the vehicle fell into the 700-metre-deep gorge. Police said that twelve people were killed on the spot while four more succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, with unilateral declaration of occupied Jammu and Kashmir as union territory (UT) by India, New Delhi is planning to change the names of significant buildings, hospitals, airports and cricket stadiums after RSS and BJP leaders in the territory.

There are several important places that have been named after Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. Regardless of the latter’s pro-India tilt, all these places or institutions will be renamed after Sardar Patel and other BJP founders. Discussion in this regard is on and the final call is expected by November 15, a senior official told media. »

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Stresses need to withdraw from bilateral agreements

Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has thanked Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for their whole-hearted support to the Kashmir cause and sacrifices for the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a letter addressed to PM Imran Khan, the APHC Chairman prayed to Allah Almighty to grant the PM steadfastness and strength as it is the Allah Almighty Who has chosen him to lead Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Syed Ali Gilani also appreciated the way PM Imran Khan spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in favour of the Kashmiri people and against the Indian decision to illegally change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. He pointed out that India’s attempt to force this illegal decision on the people has seen a widespread curfew in the region. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the situation continues to remain far from normal in the Kashmir Valley as well as Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as New Delhi-imposed clampdown in the name of security entered 100th running day, today.

Apart from heavy presence of Indian forces, restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced in the territory. Internet across all platforms, SMS and prepaid mobile services remain totally snapped in the Valley and Muslim areas of Jammu region

As a form of passive resistance against Indian occupation and its Aug 5 illegal actions, the people living in the Kashmir Valley continue to keep their business establishments closed and stay away from offices and educational institutions. Most of the public transport also is off the roads. Shops open only for couple of hours in the morning or evening only to cater to the daily needs of the people. »

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Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more youth in Ganderbal district, today, raising the toll to four in less than 48 hours in the occupied territory.

The youth were killed by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Gund area of the district. The operation in progress,” said an Indian army spokesman in Srinagar. »

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