Urges world to stop Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir

Srinagar, December 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has appealed to the people to observe the World Human Rights Day, the 10th December, as Black Day to draw the attention of the international community towards the appalling human rights situation in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar also asked the masses to mark the day with complete shutdown to remind the world that it has an obligation to stop Indian repression against the Kashmiri people and play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.

The APHC Chairman said when the world is observing Human Rights Day, Indian occupational forces have broken all records of committing barbarity and excesses on the Kashmiri people. He said that Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, was a milestone with regard to the rights and freedom for every human being, but despite this universal document, Kashmiri people’s political and human rights were being violated constantly. »

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Islamabad, December 07, (KMS): A three-member delegation of human rights activists from Canada arrived in Islamabad on Friday.

Their mission is to study the human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

The delegation led by Mr. Zafar Bangash, Convener Friends of Kashmir Committee Canada, comprises Mrs Karen Rodman and Ms. Michaela Lavis.

A fourth member of the delegation, Dr Jonathan Kuttab is due to arrive on Sunday December 8.

During their week-long visit, delegation members will interact with Kashmiri activists as well as families to record their testimonies and the circumstances that led to their fleeing Indian occupied Kashmir.

All members of the delegation have long experience in human rights work and are actively engaged in highlighting the cause of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, December 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the administration has issued notifications banning civilian constructions and repairs near Indian Army’s field ordnance depots in various districts of the Kashmir Valley except if they are approved by the army or top district officials.

The move has triggered fear among the masses that it could be a prelude to evicting thousands of residents from their homes. Many people in occupied Kashmir believe that special status of Kashmir was scrapped to facilitate the settlement of outsiders to change the demographic composition of the territory.

The notifications have been issued following the instructions of the defence ministry and under provisions of the Works of Defence Act (WODA), 1903, which is applicable in the whole of the country, they said. »

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Jammu, December 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a high-level delegation of Muslim leaders of Jammu, which is currently visiting major cities of Jammu, reached Bhaderwah.

The delegation met Vice President of Anjum Islamia, Riaz Ahmed Najar and President of Jammu and Kashmir Ababeel, Advocate Babar Nehru and thoroughly discussed the current situation of Doda and Bhaderwah with them.

The Chairman of Pir Panchal Civil Society, Amir Mohammad Shamsi, is leading the delegation, which also includes Chairman of Pir Panchal Peace Foundation, Mohammad Hanif Kalas and President of Youth Forum for Justice, Irshad Ahmed Malik.

The delegation also visited the family members of former president of Anjuman Islamia in Bhaderwah, late Inayatullah, and condoled his demise with them. »

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Brussels, December 07 (KMS): The Member of European Parliament (MEP), Klaus Buchner, in collaboration with Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC), hosted interactive dialogue seminar in Brussels in connection with International Human Rights Day, observed on 10th December every year.

Frank Schwalba-Hoth, former MEP, in his opening remarks as a moderator of the seminar told the participants that it is befitting to pay huge tribute to the people of occupied Kashmir bearing in mind that they have been subjected to gross human rights violations over the years particularly since 5th August 2019 when the Indian government abrogated special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories.

He reminded that the purpose of the abrogation was to ensure the demographic change by installing Hindutva settlements in various shapes and forms in occupied Kashmir. He emphasised that the Kashmir advocacy within the European Union (EU) had to be strategized for 2020 and bring Kashmir on the high agenda of the EU. »

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Chandigarh, December 07 (KMS): Amritsar-based Sikh representative organizations, Dal Khalsa, and Shiromani Akali Dal have announced to observe the World Human Rights Day, the 10th December, by holding a sit-in at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the summer capital of occupied Kashmir.

Dal Khalsa spokesman, Kanwar Pal Singh in a statement in Chandigarh said that the members of the organizations would observe the day with the people of Kashmir, who had suffered human rights abuses. “The fundamental rights of the people of Kashmir are our primary concern and it will be our endeavour to highlight their plight,” he added. »

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Srinagar, December 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, from doctors to engineering students lament loss of patient data and access to online courses, as hundreds of Kashmiris have disappeared from WhatsApp groups.

Initially, no one had a clue why it was happening. Those outside Kashmir noticed that their relatives, friends and colleagues were leaving WhatsApp groups in droves. The news came as a shock to citizens from the Kashmir Valley who have not been able to use the Internet for the past over four months. »

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Srinagar, December 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people particularly the residents of the Kashmir Valley continue to suffer immensely due to continued military lockdown, which entered 125th straight day, today.

The imposition of restrictions under Section 144 in the territory and deployment massive deployment of Indian troops in every nook and corner of the occupied territory has created a sense of fear among the local people.

The ban on internet, text messaging and prepaid mobile connections remains in force and the restoration of some means of communications, such as landline phones and postpaid mobile services, could not provide any respite to the people. »

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Srinagar, December 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a mentally-challenged man was critically injured after he was fired upon by Indian troops in Pulwama district.

The injured man was identified as 40-year-old Bashir Ahmed Ganai, a resident of Frisal Yaripoa area of neighbouring Kulgam district.

The police said that the incident happened when Ganai was roaming in the area and came close to the wall of the high-security zone at the Awantipora Air Force Station.

“Despite repeated warnings by the BSF men guarding the station, he did not stop. The sentry fired towards him below the waist and he was wounded,” SP, Pulwama, Chandan Kohli said.

“Our teams soon rushed to the spot and the injured was shifted to hospital,” he said.

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Islamabad, December 07 (KMS): Prominent Kashmiri liberation commander, Khawaja Shuja Abbas, passed away due to sudden cardiac arrest in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, today.

The deceased was a brave and devout freedom fighter who served all his life for the Kashmir cause. He was an Islamic scholar of 47 years of age.

A large number of people including Pakistani intellectuals, religious scholars and members of Kashmiri community attended the funeral prayers of noted liberation commander, Khawaja Shuja Abbas, in Rawalpindi. He was later laid to rest at a graveyard in Islamabad.

Members of the Kashmiri community across the Line of Control and abroad have expressed profound grief and sorrow over the death of Shuja Abbas.

 

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