IOK continues to simmer with anger

Srinagar, November 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism have martyred 894 children and shoved thousands into jails during the last thirty years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the Universal Children Day, today, revealed that 894 children were among the 95,469 civilians martyred by Indian troops from January 01, 1989 till date. The report said that the killing of civilians by the troops rendered 107,780 children orphaned in the territory during the period.

Meanwhile, the residents of the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continue to simmer with anger and anguish on 108th day of military lockdown and internet suspension imposed by India in the territory since 5th August. People continue to stay away from businesses, educational institutions and offices. Public transport is also off the roads. Prepaid mobile and internet services still remain snapped. »

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Islamabad, November 20 (KMS): The Information Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, has said Pakistan and the Hurriyat leadership of occupied Kashmir are on one page regarding the Kashmiris’ just cause and their freedom struggle.

Sheikh Abdul Mateen, in a statement in Islamabad, today, pointed out that the hearts of the people of Kashmir and Pakistan throb in unison. He maintained that the people should remain aware of some fake statements, which are being spread on social media on behalf of the Hurriyat leadership. »

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Islamabad, November 20 (KMS):The All Parties Hurriyat Conference AJK chapter held a meeting in Islamabad, today, with its convener Syed Abdullah Gilani in chair.

The meeting condemned unprecedented curfew, military siege, communications lockdown and internet suspension in occupied Kashmir. »

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New Delhi, November 20 (KMS): The Indian government has admitted that there have been 5,161 Kashmiris including politicians, Hurriyat leaders, activists and protesters in custody in occupied Kashmir Valley since August 04, 2019.

This was stated by Indian Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy, in the Indian Parliament on Wednesday. »

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New Delhi, November 20 (KMS): Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave has submitted before the Indian Supreme Court that the internet shutdown in Kashmir region which has been in existence for over past 106 days is a grave violation of fundamental right to life.

Dave is appearing for Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times daily, in the Supreme Court. Dave referred to the recent landmark decision of the High Court of Kerala which declared that right to internet was a part of right to life and right to education.

The lawyer submitted that the Indian government itself had recognized internet a basic necessity for education and communication. Despite this, the government has snapped mobile data connections in the Kashmir region, following the abrogation of the special status of J&K on August 5.

Dave added that the right to freedom of speech and expression includes the right to freely circulate ideas. Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian constitution supports democracy but the government is looking to suppress it as everyone has been silenced on the apprehension that everyone is a terrorist. He began his submissions before the bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai by highlighting the delay in the hearing of the matters. »

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‘Losing connection from Chandrayaan or Kashmir is so painful’

Aligarh (India), November 20 (KMS): Indian police have registered an FIR against an Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Professor and her husband, who lives in Kashmir valley, for posting comments on social media about the agony of being disconnected from the world in occupied Kashmir.

The FIR has been registered against Huma Parveen and her husband Nayeem Showkat on the complaint of Ashok Pandey, a leader of right wing Hindu nationalist political party, Hindu Mahasabha.

The police said that the “they are probing the case”. The complainant, Ashok Pandey, cited two Facebook posts of the couple to support his case. One of the posts, according to the FIR, by Huma Parveen said, “Really, losing connection is so dangerous and painful. Whether it is from Chandrayaan or from Kashmir.” Showkat’s post read, “Toilet is on your mind and Kashmir is in encounter site.” »

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894 martyred, 107,780 orphaned since January 1989

Srinagar, November 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism have martyred 894 children during the last thirty years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Children Day, today, revealed that 894 children were among the 95,469 civilians martyred by Indian troops from January 01, 1989 till date. The report said that the killing of civilians by the troops rendered 107,780 children orphaned in the territory during the period.

The report said that thousands of people including young school boys and girls were also injured by the pellets fired by Indian troops. It added that dozens of persons including 19-month-old Hiba Jan, Ulfat Hameed (17), Asif Ahmad Sheikh (10), Bilal Ahmad Butt (17), Insha Mushtaq, Aaqib Zahoor (16), Tariq Ahmad Gojri (19) and Faizan Ashraf Tantray (19) have lost their eyesight totally due to pellet injuries.

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Srinagar, November 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 108 days on, the residents of the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continue to simmer with anger and anguish over India’s illegal move of stripping the special status of the territory.

As part of a silent protest against this move and India’s occupation, people in the Valley have been staying away from businesses, educational institutions and offices. Public transport is also off the roads to a large extent.

In order to cater to the daily needs of masses, shops do open but only for a few hours in the morning and evening and roadside vendors are also seen selling essential commodities. »

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