Washington, November 21 (KMS): Scientific American, a popular American science magazine, while disclosing horrific details of Indian atrocities being perpetrated by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir has said that human rights violations and pellet-gun injuries continue to happen amid the communications shutdown in the territory.

A fresh article titled Blindness in Kashmir by a doctor named Naureen M. Haroon published in the magazine says, “Medical supplies have become scarce, hospitals are difficult to reach because of barricades across the main roads, and the administration has reportedly stopped issuing death certificates. In consequence, we may not ever know how many Kashmiris are dying.” »

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IOK situation itself belies Indian claim

Srinagar, November 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly denounced the recent remarks of the Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, in which he boasted that normalcy has returned to the territory.

Amit Shah in a report presented in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament, yesterday, claimed that not a single person had died due to police firing in the territory since 5th August.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar describing the Amit Shah’s claim as blatant lie said that Indian troops had martyred 36 innocent Kashmiris, injured 852 and arrested around 15,000 during the period. He said that occupied Kashmir particularly the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continued to reel under strict military lockdown for the 109th consecutive day, today. He said that the presence of hundreds of thousands of Indian troops deployed in every nook and corner was giving a horrific look. He said several reports of civil society organizations belie the statement of Amit Shah. The authorities did not allow people to offer Friday prayers at historical Jamia Masjid and other big mosques of the territory. »

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New Delhi, November 21 (KMS): Congress party while terming the present situation in occupied Kashmir as precarious and worrisome has questioned the Indian government’s claims of normalcy in the territory.

The Congress spokesman, M Afzal, in an interview in New Delhi questioned the Indian government’s logic of claiming normalcy on one side and prolonging the detention of political leaders on the other side.

He said, if the government claims that political process is being reinitiated in Kashmir, why sitting Member of Indian Parliament from Srinagar and NC President, Farooq Abdulla, is being barred from attending the parliament session. »

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Srinagar, November 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly denounced the recent remarks of the Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, in which he claimed return of normalcy in the territory.

Amit Shah in a report presented in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament, on Wednesday claimed that the normalcy had been restored in Kashmir and that he was happy that not a single person had died due to police firing since August 5.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar describing the claims of Amit Shah as blatant lie said that Indian troops had martyred 36 innocent Kashmiris during anti-India demonstrations and cordon and search operations in this period. He said that occupied Kashmir particularly the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continued to reel under strict military lockdown. He said that the presence of hundreds of thousands of Indian troops deployed in every nook and corner was giving a horrific look. »

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Says political activities in IOK stand ceased

Srinagar, November 21 (KMS): The occupied Kashmir chapter of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) has said that despite normalcy claims of the Indian government, political activities in the territory stand ceased since August 5 while lockdown continues despite passing of three and half months.

A CPI-M spokesperson in a statement said, “Political activists, who were detained after August 5, continue to remain incarcerated. Usually normalcy is linked to vibrant political activities which have come to a complete halt now. There are reports that prominent detained political leaders, who were shifted to MLA Hostel from Centaur Hotel, are being ill-treated.”

Another norm in Kashmir, the spokesperson said, has become the ‘undeclared’ house arrest of political activists. “While on one hand government claims that normalcy has returned and political activists are free to move out, on the other, those placed under house detention, are not being allowed to move out. And the people, who were arrested and shifted to outside J&K prisons before or after August 5, continue to languish in jails. Their cases need an immediate review,” he said. »

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Jammu, November 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chief patron of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) and former Legislator, Professor Bhim Singh, has expressed shock on the statement of Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, that situation is returning back to normalcy in Kashmir.

Professor Bhim Singh in a statement issued in Jammu said the Indian leaders have tried to mislead the Parliament on the situation that has been sweeping the Kashmir Valley for more than three months.

The JKNPP leader refuted the claims made by Amit Shah that situation in Kashmir Valley is returning to normalcy. He said, “If it is so, shall the Government of India tell the Parliament what was the necessity of bringing policemen from the neighbouring States to Jammu and Kashmir and why the educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir and particularly in the Valley, have remained shut for more than three months?” »

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Srinagar, November 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, contrary to the claims of ‘normalcy’ by Indian officials and media in New Delhi, the situation on the ground in the territory especially in the Kashmir Valley remains grim as India-imposed lockdown entered 109th straight day, today.

The residents of the Kashmir Valley continue to observe civil disobedience as part of a silent protest against Indian occupation and illegal annexing of the territory into India by the Modi government. As part of this movement, the people stay away from businesses, educational institutions and offices while public transport is also off the roads to a large extent. »

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Islamabad, November 21 (KMS): The vice President of Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar terming Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement regarding the situation in occupied Kashmir as a mere hoax has said that the continued clampdown and communication blockade in the valley amply belie the Indian minister’s normalcy claim.

Saghar in a statement said, “It has been over three months now that the occupied valley has been reeling bitterly under a crippling siege”adding that apart from appeasing its Hinduvata vote bank Modi and his cronies were shamelessly spreading lies, which were far away from the ground realities in Kashmir. »

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Brussels, November 21 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) organized a camp in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to protest against unrelenting lockdown imposed by Indian authorities in occupied Kashmir.

The one-day camp with a banner titled “108 Day of Curfew in Occupied Kashmir” was organized in front of European Union’s External Action Service at Schuman Square in EU’s headquarters, Brussels.

During the camp, the organizers distributed brochures highlighting the Kashmir dispute and the prevailing grim situation due to continued restrictions and grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. The leaflets said that it was 108 days now that India had imposed curfew in the occupied Kashmir Valley, where masses were facing immense difficulties. »

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Islamabad, November 21 (KMS): A special meeting of freedom organizations from Jammu region was held in Islamabad with Dr. Zahid Ghani Dar in chair.

Advocate Mahmood Akhtar Qureshi from Pir Panchal Peace Foundation, Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar from Pir Panjal Civil Society, Khawaja Naeem-ul-Hassan from Jammu and Kashmir Seerat Committee, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb from Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement and Abdul Majeed Malik from Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement also attended the meeting.

It was first time that this meeting was held in Islamabad. Earlier, such meetings were held in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Daska, Mirpur and Rawalpindi. The meeting discussed the ways and means to promote freedom struggle particularly in the districts of Jammu region. The participants denounced the atrocities conducted by India in the occupied territory over the past 30 years and suspension of internet and ongoing military lockdown for 109 days in Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region. »

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