Dormant companies, fake media outlets serving Indian interests

Srinagar, November 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normalcy continues to elude the Kashmir Valley and Muslims-majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as inhuman Indian military lockdown entered 102nd running day, today.

Restrictions under section 144 remain enforced. Although majority of the landline connections are functioning and voice calls on postpaid mobile phones are allowed but the residents continue to suffer immensely due to suspension of internet across all platforms, SMS and prepaid cellular services. People in the Valley are resisting Indian attempts to show some signs of normalcy returning in the territory by observing civil disobedience. As part of this informal movement, shopkeepers keep their shops shut for most part of the day and students stay away from educational institutions. Offices also witness thin attendance. »

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265 fake local media organizations serving Indian interests

Brussels, November 14 (KMS): A Europe-based disinformation watchdog has cracked open a nexus of dormant companies and fake media outlets promoting India’s diplomatic interests.

An investigation by EU DisinfoLab, an NGO tracking sophisticated disinformation campaigns targeting EU countries and institutions, has listed some 265 such fake media outlets across 65 countries. These platforms promote India’s geopolitical interests through republication of propaganda pieces and op-eds, it added.

The EU DisinfoLab has uncovered links between zombie companies, dormant media outlets, and legally non-existent organisations, lobbying the EU and also the UN by constantly targeting Pakistan. »

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Calls for giving right to self-determination to Kashmiris

Palo Alto, California (US), November 14 (KMS): Three Kashmiri academics and a civil rights activist discussed the prevailing grim situation of occupied Kashmir during a talk at Encina Commons at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California (US).

The panel, hosted by the Stanford South Asian Society, was moderated by Kashmiri student, Muskan Shafat, 21. The creation of the panel was motivated by India’s 5th August decision of revoking special status of occupied Kashmir, blocking communications and deploying thousands of troops in the territory.

The members of the panel called India’s actions a “siege” and a continuation of a colonial occupation that had occurred since 1947. The panel mainly focused on the current crisis in Kashmir, the human rights violations committed by the Indian government and military and Kashmiris’ aspirations for freedom. »

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Srinagar, November 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normalcy continues to elude the Kashmir Valley and Muslims-majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as inhuman Indian military lockdown entered 102nd running day, today.

Restrictions under section 144 are enforced. Although majority of the landline connections are functioning and voice calls on postpaid mobile phones are allowed but the residents continue to suffer immensely due to suspension of internet across all platforms, SMS and prepaid cellular services.

People in the Valley are resisting Indian attempts to show some signs of normalcy returning in the territory by observing civil disobedience. As part of this informal movement, shopkeepers keep their shops shut for most part of the day and students stay away from educational institutions. Offices also witness thin attendance and most of the public transport is off the roads. »

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Islamabad, November 14 (KMS): The Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has expressed serious concern over the continued lockdown and communications blockade in occupied Kashmir.

Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad denounced the world community for its criminal negligence and silence over the sufferings of Kashmiri people who continue to suffer under the strict siege and communications blackout imposed by India.

He said, “Kashmir is the most unfortunate part of the modern world in which millions of people including men, women and children are being treated like slaves”. He said that over100 days crippling siege had pushed the territory into a quagmire of uncertainty. »

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New Delhi, November 14 (KMS): The Indian Army will soon be using robots during cordon and search operations (CASOs) in occupied Kashmir.

As per a report, these robots will be helpful in negotiating obstacles to lob grenades at the freedom-fighters inside buildings.

A senior Indian Army officer in an interview said that these robots should be capable of climbing stairs and negotiating obstacles apart from throwing grenades. »

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Islamabad, November 14 (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 said that India has turned occupied Kashmir into a big jail.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Indian government had lodged Hurriyat leaders and activists in different jails of India and the occupied territory or placed them under house arrest to prevent them from leading anti-India demonstrations. »

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Islamabad, Nov 14 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the dream of peace and security in the world could not be realized until the countries looked beyond the lens of vested interests and resolved mutual conflicts on the principles of humanity.
“The world is letting the people of Kashmir suffer the humanitarian crisis while it protects its vested economic interests,” the President said at an annual Margalla Dialogue held here on ‘Peace and development in South Asia, Middle East and Central Asia (SAMECA)’. »

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Islamabad, Nov 14 (KMS): Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Wednesday reiterated her demand that the United Nations should setup a humanitarian corridor in Indian Occupied and Jammu Kashmir to extend basic amenities to Kashmiris.
“The Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government is involved in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Kashmir as well as mainstream India,” she said while addressing a conference “Kashmir Crisis: Challenge for Peace in South Asia”.
She said India had been trying to project elections in Occupied Kashmir as a substitute for plebiscite which exposed the ugly face of India that claimed itself as a secular state.
The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Kashmir in 1951 and 1956 clearly depicted that such elections could not be hold in Io&JK in place of an independent plebiscite, she pointed out.
She said Women and children were being abused by the Indian armed forces in Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, Nov 14 (KMS): Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has said that people of Jammu and Kashmir will take their destiny into their own hands and change the situation on ground and like the Berlin Wall, will raze to the ground one day the fence erected by India along the Lone of Control (LoC).
Sardar Masood was speaking as the chief guest on the inaugural session of two-day Pioneer Initiative on “Peace and Development in South Asia, Middle East, Central Asia (SAMECA): Partners in Peace Developing Together” organised by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute here Wednesday. The initiative is part of Margalla Dialogue intended to be Track 1.5. Maria Sultan, Director-General, South Asia Strategic Stability Institute, acted as the moderator. Diplomats from China, Malaysia and Turkey, the onlythree countries that supported Pakistan at the UNO, also attended. »

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