Jammu, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, roles of barbed wires and police check-posts in every square of Jammu city belie Indian government’s claims of return of normalcy in the territory.

Indian government had put the entire occupied territory including Jammu region under strict curfew on August 5 when it repealed the special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories.

The Indian government claims that situation in the occupied territory was under control but as per media reports the presence of barbed wires in every chowk of the Jammu city proves that everything is not normal. If this is the situation in Jammu city, one can imagine what would be condition of the Kashmir Valley. »

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Amid lockdown, increasing chill adds to woes of IOK people

Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that India should accept the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is a recognized international dispute, which is testified by the relevant UN resolutions.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar said, if the Kashmir dispute is not resolved, the situation can lead to a nuclear catastrophe in South Asia and the world will not be able to cope with its dangerous consequences. He said that the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir by Indian troops were condemnable and military lockdown and the gagging of Internet were the worst of the rights abuses. He said that the people of the occupied territory were staying inside their homes and in this way they were expressing their anger in a graceful manner.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt pointed out that the efforts of Pakistan, particularly those of its Prime Minister Imran Khan, had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute all across the globe and this issue had assumed the priority number one for the global powers. »

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Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Yashwant Sinha, has refuted Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah’s claims about the return of normalcy in the territory.

Yashwant Sinha, the former Indian external affairs minister, is part of a team on a four-day visit to the Valley for an independent assessment of the prevailing situation in the aftermath of the repeal of Kashmir’s special status by the Indian government on August 5. The team also includes Wajahat Habibullah, Bharat Bhushan, Sushoba Bharve and Kapil Kak. »

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New Delhi, November 23 (KMS): Three Left members of Indian Parliament have sought permission from the authorities of occupied Kashmir to visit the territory.

The members of Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian Parliament, T.K. Rangarajan, Elamaram Kareem and Binoy Viswam have written a letter to occupied Kashmir’s principal secretary, home, Shaleen Kabra, stating that if the administration could allow Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), surely Indian parliamentarians too can be allowed. »

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Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in an incident of sheer embarrassment to the occupation authorities, Indian police has shared with the media a document highlighting the human rights abuses by Indian troops in the territory.

The document contains screenshots of pro-Kashmir tweets or reports, pictures of torture by the forces and anti-India statements by Pakistan or leaders of other countries.

The document was mailed to reporters as an attachment along with a statement about the arrests of some drug peddlers in Budgam district. »

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Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that India should accept the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is a recognized international dispute, which is testified by the relevant UN resolutions.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a media interview in Srinagar said, if the Kashmir dispute is not resolved, the situation can lead to a nuclear catastrophe in South Asia and the world will not be able to cope with its dangerous consequences.

He said that the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir by Indian troops were condemnable and military lockdown and the gagging of Internet were the worst of the rights abuses. He said that the people of the occupied territory were staying inside their homes and in this way they were expressing their anger in a graceful manner. »

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London, November 23 (KMS): The Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, has expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

Addressing a gathering held at the High Commission, Nafees Zakatia said, humanity persists to suffer as the Indian siege of occupied Kashmir continues. He briefed the members from various Muslim countries who gathered at the High Commission about the humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, there is no respite for the residents of the Kashmir Valley from India-imposed continued military siege which entered 111th day, today.

The increasing chill after fresh rains and snowfall has added to the miseries of the people who have already been suffering immensely owing to strict lockdown since August 5.

Due to continued lockdown, people could not stock essential commodities for the harsh winter – a centuries-old practice as Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the territory remains closed for most of the season.

The situation in Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions is far from the normal for 111th consecutive day, today, as anger runs high among the masses against India over its move of repealing special status of occupied Kashmir and putting the territory under lockdown. The recent statement of the Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, in which he claimed return of the normalcy in the occupied territory added to the anger of the masses. »

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Islamabad, Nov 23 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday said that Pakistan was grateful for Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatullah Ali Khamenei’s strong support for the just struggle of the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Talking to the outgoing Ambassador of Iran, Mehdi Honardoost, who paid farewell call on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said that the unilateral and illegal actions taken by the fascist Indian government, violating the human rights of the people of Kashmir, were a continuation of BJP’s hostile and restrictive attitude towards all its minorities. »

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Ankara, Nov 23 (KMS): President Azad Jammu & Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan, has lauded the Turkish Parliament and Parliamentarians for consistent support for the resolution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute and expressing serious concern over India government’s illegal and unilateral steps of 5 August 2019 and security lockdown since then. The Turkish Parliament, he said, recognized the humanitarian and human rights dimensions of the Kashmir crisis, a statement received here Friday from Ankara said.
The President made these remarks during his meeting at the Turkish Grand National Assembly with the renowned Turkish Parliamentarian, Ali Sahin, who is Chairman of Pakistan-Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group. He also thanked President Erdogan for raising the Jammu & Kashmir issue with full conviction during his address before the United Nations General Assembly in September this year. »

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