Stockholm, November 28 (KMS): Sweden has expressed concern over the continued lockdown and communications blackout in occupied Kashmir and urged India to lift the restrictions in the territory.

The Foreign Minister of Sweden, Ann Linde, who will be part of the delegation accompanying King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden on a state visit to India during December 1-6, told the Swedish Parliament that the country didn’t want any escalation of the situation in Kashmir and that any long-term political solution must involve Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, November 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, President of Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference, Khalida Shah has said that the Indian government and its agencies are behind the present situation in the territory.

Khalida Shah, 84, who is also sister of former puppet Chief Minister of occupied Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah, in a media interview in Srinagar said that they didn’t want to come out by signing any bonds. “I have told them to keep us locked up for whatever time they want to or wherever they want us, but we are not among those who will sign bonds for our release,” she added. »

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Jammu, November 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, members of the Deeing panchayat in the Seri block of Rajouri district boycotted the second phase of ‘Back to Village’ programme.

The panchayat members included Ramesh Chander, Ram Parkash, Ranjeet Singh, Nishel Devi, Jatinder Kumar and Sunita Kumari, all ward members (panches) said that nothing had been done to mitigate their problems raised during the first phase held in June. »

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Life remains badly hit on 116th day in IOK

Srinagar, November 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders, organizations and civil society members have strongly condemned the recent assertions made by an Indian diplomat in New York in which he said that Narendra Modi-led Indian government would build Hindu settlements on Israeli model in the territory.

Hurriyat organizations including Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Tehreek-Wahdat-e-Islami, Peoples League and Young Men’s League in their separate statements in Srinagar maintained that the move was aimed at changing the demographic character of Jammu and Kashmir, which could not be acceptable to the Kashmiri people. They said that the assertions are in blatant violation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir. The organisations vowed to resist the Indian government’s designs, tooth and nail adding that the diplomat should have not been allowed to express such offensive and extremist views on the US soil. They pointed out that the remarks of Sandeep Chakravorty reflect a new brazenness with which Indian officials are stating their agenda of a settler-colonial state and forced demographic change in Kashmir.

It is worth mentioning here that India’s Consul General in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty, addressing a gathering in the city had said that if Israel could make Jewish settlements in Palestine why India could not do so in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, November 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the life remains badly hit in the territory particularly in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu due to continued military lockdown on 116th straight day, today.

The residents continue to live in an atmosphere of fear due to deployment of hundreds of thousands of Indian troops in every nook and corner. The residents are constantly facing hardships owing to imposition of section 144 and suspension of prepaid mobile, SMS and internet services. »

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‘Shows India’s fascist mindset’: PM Imran Khan

Islamabad, November 28 (KMS): Pakistan government has expressed outrage over comments by India’s Consul General in New York in which he suggested that India should build Hindu settlements in Kashmir like those constructed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.

The Indian Consul General, Sandeep Chakravorty at an event attended by Kashmiri Hindus (known as Pandits) in New York said, “It has happened in the Middle East. If the Israeli people can do it, we can also do it.”

Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in a tweet said that the statement of Indian diplomat “Shows the fascist mindset of the Indian govt’s RSS ideology that has continued the siege of IOJ&K for over 100 days, subjecting Kashmiris to the worst violation of their human rights while the powerful countries remain silent because of their trading interests”. »

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‘Indian officials stating their agenda of a settler-colonial state’

Islamabad, November 28 (KMS): The recent assertion of an Indian diplomat in New York in which he said that Narendra Modi-led Indian government will build settlements on Israeli model to ensure the colonization of Hindu population in occupied Kashmir has evoked strong criticism.

India’s Consul General in New York City, Sandeep Chakravorty, in a video making rounds on social media while referring to the illegal settlements implemented by Israel to occupy Palestine said, “I don’t know why we don’t follow it. It has happened in the Middle East. If the Israeli people can do it, we can also do it.” Chakravorty was addressing a gathering of Kashmiri Hindus known as Pandits. »

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Islamabad, Nov 28 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday criticised ‘powerful countries’ for remaining silent to protect their trading interests with India and not urging India to end the inhumane human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
“Shows the fascist mindset of the Indian govt’s RSS ideology that has continued the siege of IOJK for over 100 days, subjecting Kashmiris to the worst violation of their human rights while the powerful countries remain silent because of their trading interests,” he tweeted. »

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New York, Nov 28 (KMS): Pakistan has called on India to end its military occupation of Kashmir, open up the disputed region to the international community, and let Kashmiri people determine their future in a move to give peace a chance.
“India should act responsibly, in the interest of peace and security in the region,” Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, wrote in an opinion piece published in The Houston Chronicle on Wednesday, in which he highlighted Islamabad’s peace overtures, including the opening of the Kartarpur for the Sikhs on November 9. »

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