ED attaches freedom activists’ properties

Srinagar, November 17 (KMS): In view of the ongoing military lockdown and communications blackout, occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to remain cut off from the rest of the world on 105th consecutive, day, today.

There is a shortage of food and medicines, while heavy snowfall has multiplied the miseries of the hapless Kashmiri people. They have been deprived of basic and fundamental rights such as right to life, right to education and healthcare and right to practice their religion. Internet and prepaid mobile services also continue to remain suspended in the Kashmir valley.

Meanwhile, India’s Enforcement Directorate has attached 12 kanals of land of two freedom activists in South Kashmir. The ED sleuths along with police personnel raided the houses of Ghulam Nabi Khan and Zafar Hussain Butt, both residents of Pahalgam, and sealed their properties.

In another development, Indian forces arrested five Kashmiri youth during raids in two different areas of Sopore in Baramulla district. The detained youth were identified as Hilal Ahmad Mir, Sahil Nazir, Peerzada Mohammad Zahir, Ulfat Bashir Mir and Ajaz Ahmad Butt. »

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Islamabad, November 17 (KMS): A protest demonstration organized by the Hurriyat organizations was held in Islamabad to condemn the ongoing Indian military lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

The protest was held outside National Press Club, Islamabad. The speakers on the occasion said that the occupied territory has been cut off from rest of the world as there is no prepaid and internet service in Kashmir. The leaders sought the intervention by the United Nations and the international community to grant the people of Kashmir their inalienable right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, November 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s Enforcement Directorate has attached 12 kanals of land of two freedom activists in South Kashmir.

The sleuths of the ED along with police personnel raided the two houses of Ghulam Nabi Khan alias Aamir Khan and Zafar Hussain Butt, both residents of Liver Pahalgam and sealed their property. »

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Jammu, November 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a TADA court in Jammu in a fake case related to the killing of four Indian Air Forces personnel listed it for next hearing on December 3.

The order came after hearing the arguments and counter arguments. The accused in the case, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail, in a false case, wasn’t produced before the TADA court. The false case was registered against him about three decades ago. »

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London, November 17 (KMS): Britain’s former ambassador to the UN while warning of a real risk of an all-out military war between Pakistan and India over Jammu and Kashmir has urged the international community to help resolve the dispute or else pay a big price in the future in terms of a nuclear war.

Former UK ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant in an article said a nuclear war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir could cost the UK up to £20 billion. He said the conflict would have security implications for the UK, adding that Britain had a particular responsibility in helping resolve the crisis. “Tensions are near boiling point with the increasingly bitter feud between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region putting the security of the whole subcontinent at risk,” he added. »

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Stuttgart, (Germany), November 17 (KMS): Kashmiri and German human rights activists have called upon the world not to ignore the abuses committed by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

Rights leaders Karl-Christian Hausmann of UPF, Patricia associated with a German human rights organisation, Dr Ishaq and Zafar Qureshi from London and Kashmir Council EU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed were addressing a conference titled, “The Alarming Humanitarian Crisis in Kashmir” on occasion of UN International Day for Tolerance in the city of Stuttgart.

Addressing the conference, Hausmann said, “It is surprising what I heard about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The German media doesn’t cover Kashmir as much as it should.” After listening to the Kashmiri Diaspora, Patricia promised they will do their utmost to make people aware of wrong doing in Kashmir. »

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Thiruvananthapuram, India, November 17 (KMS): The Chairman of Kerala Media Academy, R S Babu, has expressed dismay at the Press Council of India’s stance on denial of Press freedom in Kashmir valley in the wake of abrogation of the special status of the territory by the Indian government on August 5.

R S Babu said this while addressing a seminar “Women in Journalism: Kerala” at Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust Hall in Thekkumoodu. »

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