Jammu, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a high-level delegation of Muslim leaders of Jammu led by Amir Mohammad Shamsi, which is currently visiting major cities of Jammu, reached Kathua.

The delegation was warmly welcomed by Jammu and Kashmir United Peace Movement leader, Babu Singh, Barrister Satinder Singh and Vikas Singh.

The delegation chief, Amir Mohammad Shamsi, thanking the hosts, apprised them of the purpose of their visit. »

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Islamabad, December 08 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Abdul Hameed Butt has asked Kashmiri people on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over to stage anti-India protests on the International Human Rights Day on Tuesday.

Abdul Hameed Butt in a statement issued in Rawalpindi said that the people of Kashmir had been rendering unprecedented sacrifices for the last several decades despite the continued Indian state terrorism. He also demanded the unconditional release of illegally detained party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others from New Delhi’s Tihar jail. »

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India asked to end curbs, allow observers’ access to IOK

Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the World Human Rights Day on Tuesday will be observed as Black Day to draw the attention of the international community towards the deteriorating human rights situation in the territory.

Call for observance of the day has been given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani. The day will be marked with complete shutdown in occupied Kashmir to remind the world that it is duty-bound to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.

Meanwhile, unabated military siege and lockdown continue to affect the daily life in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region on 126th straight day, today. The suspension of internet, text messaging and prepaid mobile services continues to haunt almost all segments of the society including students, businessmen, doctors and patients. »

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London, December 08 (KMS): The Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) hosted an interactive dialogue seminar in connection with International Human Rights Day in London.

The interactive dialogue seminar was organized in continuation of International Human Rights Day commemoration in the major capitals of Europe.

Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Executive Member of OKC, moderating the seminar, reminded the participants about the ongoing self-determination movement of the people of occupied Kashmir and their huge sacrifices in terms of being martyred, tortured, molested and raped, arrest and detention; and being deprived of all the basic needs of living including right to food, healthcare, right of assembly and freedom of expression. »

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Islamabad, December 08 (KMS): Leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Abdul Majid Malik has said that 126-day lockdown in occupied Kashmir has badly affected the local population.

Abdul Majeed Malik, interacting with Kashmiri refugees in Gujranwala, deplored that the Kashmiri people were not being allowed to offer their Juma prayers or participate in the funerals of their relatives. He said that India wanted to change the demography of occupied Kashmir by settling non-Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in the days leading up to August 5 and the scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Valley witnessed the highest deployment of Indian forces, since then.

By August 5, nearly 430 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) were deployed in the occupied territory, including personnel from the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB and CISF.

According to a report, the normal deployment in the Valley is about 200 CAPF companies in addition to Indian Army and Police. Each company has about 100 personnel. The deployment of almost 230 companies was done in the months leading up to August 2019 in the name of security for the panchayat and urban local body elections held in September 2018, followed by preparations for Lok Sabha elections in May 2019 and then the Amarnath Yatra. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a court has admitted the case in which it had granted bail to several freedom leaders in a 21 years old fake case in Srinagar.

Several Hurriyat leaders appeared before the court of 3rd Munsif Fozia Pal in Srinagar in a case registered by police 21 years ago. Those who appeared in court were Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Javaid Ahmed Mir, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, Muhammad Sidiq Shah, Sheikh Aslam and others. Syed Ali Gilani and Muhammad Yasin Malik could not be produced before the court as they are under arrest. »

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Islamabad, December 08 (KMS): A three-member delegation of human rights activists from Canada met leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad.

The Canadian delegation comprising Zafar Bangash, Convener Friends of Kashmir Committee, Canada; Karen Rodman and Michaela Lavis met APHC-AJK leaders including Convener Syed Abdullah Gilani, Sheikh Mohammed Yaqoob, Abdul Majeed Mir and Imtiaz Wani.

The delegation was apprised of the latest situation in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, unabated military siege and lockdown continue to affect the daily life in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region on 126th straight day, today.

A sense of fear prevails among the local population due to the imposition of restrictions under Section 144 in the territory. Shops and other business establishments are mostly closed and educational institutions and offices wear a deserted look as mark of people’s disobedience against Indian occupation, particularly anti-Kashmir steps taken by India on August 5.

The suspension of internet, text messaging and prepaid mobile services continues to haunt almost all segments of the society including students, businessmen, doctors and patients. »

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Washington, December 08 (KMS): A bipartisan resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representatives asking India to end the restrictions on communication and mass detentions in Jammu and Kashmir as swiftly as possible.

Resolution number 745 was introduced by Indian-American Democrat lawmaker Pramila Jayapal, along with Republican lawmaker Steve Watkins. It has been more than four months now since political leaders, including three former chief ministers, were detained in Jammu and Kashmir, following the revocation of Article 370 under the Constitution that gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. »

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