Srinagar, December 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Kashmir Council for Justice and former General Secretary of High Court Bar Association, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, has demanded immediate release of illegally detained Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayyum, and other senior lawyers including Mohammad Ashraf Butt, Nazir Ahmed Ronga and Hilal Akbar Lone.

Ghulam Nabi Shaheen in a statement issued in Srinagar said that after August 5, when the Indian government repealed the special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories, thousands of people including lawyer were arrested in the occupied territory, who were still languishing in jails.

He said that Kashmiris were facing immense hardships due to constant military siege and Internet suspension and their business had been destroyed and the future of the students was getting dark. He demanded that the torture and illegal arrests be stopped and the Internet restored immediately. »

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Urges UN Secretary General to save Yasin Malik’s life

Islamabad, December 06 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has appealed to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to take steps for saving the party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, who faces a serious threat to his life in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, and ending escalation between Pakistan and India at the Line of Control.

The appeal was made by Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Abdul Hameed Butt, in a memorandum addressed to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. The memorandum was presented to the UN Office in Islamabad by the JKLF leaders, Hafiz Muhammad Anwar Samavi, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, Saleem Haroon, Sardar Jamshed and Waheed Showkat. »

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IOK economy suffered losses of rs 15,000 crore since August 5

Srinagar, December 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations in different areas, today, to show their resentment against the Indian occupation and ongoing lockdown in the territory.

As the Juma congregational prayers culminated, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas, shouting high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian police and troops used brute force against the protesters at many places, injuring several of them. The occupation authorities did not allow people to offer Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and other main mosques of the Kashmir Valley on the 18th successive week since 5th August. »

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Srinagar, December 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not allow people to offer Juma prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and other main mosques and shrines of the territory on the 18th consecutive week, today.

The authorities have not allowed Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid and other main mosques of the territory since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led Indian government repealed special status of occupied Kashmir and put the territory under lockdown.

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Srinagar, December 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth League has issued a week-long protest calendar against the continued lockdown and communications blockade.

The Jammu and Kashmir Youth League in the posters circulated in occupied Kashmir appealed to the people to follow the programme in letter and spirit.

It asked the people to conduct a march towards Dastagir Sahib Shrine at Khanyar in Srinagar, tomorrow. It urged the masses to conduct a similar march toward the UN Office at Sonawar in Srinagar on Monday. »

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Srinagar, December 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the incidents of molestation of women are increasing and the actual number of these incidents is much higher than those reported.

This was revealed in an article published in the Independent Urdu, which is the Urdu edition of UK’s online newspaper, The Independent. The article maintains that Indian soldiers use rape as a weapon to suppress the resolve of the people of occupied Kashmir.

Quoting a journalist from occupied Kashmir, the article says that Indian soldiers barge into the residential houses at any hour of the day or night and ask about women, especially about young daughters and sisters. This has become a routine in Srinagar and other towns. Such incidents are exacerbated by cold weather when forces’ personnel are drunk, it says. »

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New Delhi, December 06 (KMS): Indian customs officials arrested four innocent Kashmiri businessmen at New Delhi airport.

The Indian customs officials took four Kashmiri businessmen into custody at the Delhi airport and seized an amount of Rs 39.14 lakh they were carrying.

It is to mention here that in the past also, Indian authorities arrested several Kashmiri businessmen and employees along with their own money and implicated them in fake cases.

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties in National Assembly on Wednesday demanded that the government declare a ‘diplomatic emergency’ over Kashmir dispute, while Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi invited the opposition parties to come forward and give their input, assuring that every positive suggestion will be entertained by the government to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level.

Addressing the National Assembly session, Qureshi said the Lower House has unanimously passed a resolution condemning India’s illegal annexation of the occupied valley, and praised the opposition for supporting the government on the issue. He said the PTI-led government forcefully raised Kashmir issue at all the international forums, adding that the grave human rights violation in the occupied valley has become an international issue. »

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al- Sheikh extended support for holding international parliamentary conference on Kashmir for drawing attention of the world community towards the Indian atrocities and predicaments of Kashmiri people

“The Kashmir issue warrants an immediate resolution otherwise would lead to a human catastrophe. Saudi Arabia supports the early resolution of the issue in accordance with the aspiration of people of Kashmir and UN resolution,” said Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al- Sheikh, who called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Parliament House along with a delegation comprising members of the Saudi Shura Council. The Shura Council chairman said that hearts of Saudi nation beat with their Kashmiri brethren and their plight cannot be overlooked. He said that the situation in Kashmir was further aggravating and immediate attention of the world was required to mitigate human sufferings. »

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As apprehended, BJP Government has not stopped with its anti-Muslim centric agenda by revoking special status constitutional clauses; 370 and 35A alone. Despite the continued curfew and state imposed suppression during last four months, the fear of political unrest in Jammu and Kashmir valley has not let the Government to show any let up in its highhandedness. Businesses are closed, shops are shut, schools are off and fruits are left to rotten. The people of barricaded state are forced to stay indoors with fear, uncertainty and inhumane social and economic miseries. Internet service is still down and outside visitors are not freely allowed to arrive or visit the area. Cries of world media have met with the deaf ears of Modi led BJP government.

The BJP Government has not waited for the political normalcy to return in the valley. Rather, it has taken another step to destroy the so called secular spirit of the Indian Constitution. On December 4, the Cabinet signed off on a legislation that stands to give citizenship to certain religious minorities but not Muslims. In the first term of Modi government, this bill was proposed in 2016. At that time, the bill failed to garner enough support in the upper house. »

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