Troops martyr 95,471 in IOK since Jan 1989

Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): The Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the World Human Rights Day as Black Day, today, to remind the international community that all the basic human rights of the people in occupied Kashmir were being violated by the Indian authorities.

Complete shutdown was observed in the territory, call for which was given by APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani. Heavy deployment of Indian troops was witnessed all across the territory to prevent anti-India protests.

Hurriyat leaders and organizations in their separate statements appealed to the United Nations and other human rights organizations to send their teams to monitor the worst human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. Indian police used brute force at Lakhanpore-Jammu Highway to prevent a march by Sikh representative organizations, Dal Khalsa, Shiromani Akali Dal and Sikh students’ body towards Srinagar in connection with the World Human Rights Day. »

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Washington, December 10 (KMS): The US newspaper New York Times has said that the military lockdown has badly hit the religious freedoms in occupied Kashmir.

The newspaper added that call out five times a day from the minarets of the Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, has been silent for nearly four months now as a result of India’s ongoing operations in this Muslim-majority territory. The newspaper mentioned that last summer India began pouring more troops into its side of Kashmir, already one of the most militarized places in the world, and imposed a military lockdown, pressed harsh curbs on civil rights, arrested thousands of people, blocked internet and phone service and shuttered important mosques. »

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New Delhi, December 10 (KMS): The European Union Ambassador to India, Ugo Astuto, on Tuesday said that EU was concerned over the situation in occupied Kashmir and it was important to restore the freedom of movement and normalcy in the territory.

The ambassador at a media briefing in New Delhi also said that the visit to Kashmir by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) was not “an expression of EU’s policy decision”. »

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Saghar, Aijaz, Zahid condemn Indian atrocities in IOK
Islamabad December 10 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest demonstration in Islamabad on the occasion of World Human Rights Day, today, to draw attention of the international community towards the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian troops on the people of occupied Kashmir.

Addressing the protesters, the speakers said that the UN had unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and agreed that all nations of the world would uphold the human rights of all people, irrespective of their religion, creed and colour. However, they said that despite the signing of this global document, the human rights abuses by Indian troops continued unabated in occupied Kashmir. »

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Sialkot, December 10 (KMS): Kashmiri refugees living in Sialkot observed the World Human Rights Day, today, as a black day on the call of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani.

Syed Ali Gilani had urged the Kashmiris to observe black day, today, to draw attention of the world community towards the military lockdown and worst human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, December 10 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has termed 2019 the most ugly and dark year for Jammu and Kashmir as India took draconian measures to strip the territory of its age-old geographical and political character and began implementing repressive laws.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad said that these repressive and black steps were taken on 5 August, 2019 by India in violation of the UN Charter, UNCIP resolutions, international covenants, UN Declaration of Human Rights and the bilateral pacts between Pakistan and India on the Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): The military lockdown has hit the religious freedom of the people in occupied Kashmir and call out five times a day from the minarets of the Jamia Masjid and echo across Srinagar has been silent for nearly four months now as a result of India’s ongoing operation in this Muslim-majority territory.

The New York Times quoting Associated Press report said, “Already one of the most militarized places in the world, last summer India began pouring more troops into its side of Kashmir, and it implemented a military lockdown in which it pressed harsh curbs on civil rights, arrested thousands of people, blocked internet and phone service, and shuttered important mosques.”

The centuries-old Jamia Masjid, made of brick and wood, is one of the oldest in this city of 1.2 million, where 96% of people are Muslim. When it’s open, thousands of people congregate there for prayers. »

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Jammu, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a large number of youth including school and college students, artists, actors, singers, you-tubers, bloggers, makeup artists, entrepreneurs and social media activists staged a protest demonstration in Jammu to express resentment against blockade of internet services in the territory.

Speaking on the occasion, Actor Sanyam Pandoh said it has been more than hundred days and people of J&K are without internet, pushing people into stone-age. He said every section of society especially students and artists are suffering due to non-restoration of Internet services. »

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Islamabad, December 10 (KMS): A seminar was held at the office of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad in connection with the World Human Rights Day.

The Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Syed Fakhr Imam, was the chief guest of the seminar, which was attended among others by Parliamentary Secretary Kashmir Affairs, Sobia Kamal, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Abdul Hameed Lone, Anbrain Turk, Dr Khalid Mehmood, Javed Rathore, Syed Ahmed Rasheed, Pervez Ahmed Shah, Hassan Al-Bana, Mohammad Shafi Dar and Sardar Abdul Razzaq. »

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Islamabad, Dec 10 (KMS): President Dr. Arif Alvi in his message on Human Rights Day reiterated Government of Pakistan’s commitment to support freedom struggle of Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and to express deep concerns over the military lockdown, curfew and suppression of basic human rights of more than 80 million Kashmiris.
The president said on this historical day, I call upon all the government, non-government organizations, media and civil society to come forward and play their role for the protection of human rights of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and their right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Charter and UN Security Council Resolutions. In the end, I would also like to appreciate the UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations and Media for their endeavors in supplementing the Government’s efforts to create conducive environment for our people. »

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