Mumbai, December 11 (KMS): At least 25 non-profit organisations and the Communist Party of India protested against human right violations in occupied Kashmir in Mumbai.

A group of 20-25 protestors from NGOs like the Friends of Democracy, Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal, Samvidhaan Jagar Committee, and Communist Party of India participated in the protest held outside the iconic Churchgate railway station in Mumbai on the World Human Rights Day on Tuesday. They said that the Indian government was not serious on preserving the human rights of the residents of occupied Kashmir.

Charul Joshi from the Communist Party of India demanded restoration of Internet in occupied Kashmir. He said educational institutions have been reopened but due to limited access to the Internet, the people especially students of standard 10 and 12 are facing a lot of problems. He stated that the family members of those who are living outside Kashmir are constantly terrified. “These are no conditions for a young mind to grow and achieve success in their fields,” Joshi said. »

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New Delhi, December 11 (KMS): More than 500 signatories including women, women’s groups and members of women’s movements have condemned the continued clampdown in occupied Kashmir since August 5.

The signatories in statement issued in New Delhi in connection with the World Human Rights Day observed on Tuesday said that more than 125 days later, many in occupied Kashmir were still being held without charges or trial, under administrative detention laws such as the Public Safety Act, while the grounds of detention and whereabouts of a large number, including children as young as ten, remained unknown. It said that an unknown number of people had been moved to prisons outside occupied Kashmir.

The signatories said that while the government declares “that all is ‘normal’”, there was mounting evidence of a healthcare and humanitarian crisis, civilian deaths and blindings and other injuries in pellet gun attacks by Indian forces, torture, molestations, and the severe curtailment of freedom of opinion, expression, and information; assembly and movement; and religious freedoms. »

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Lahore, Dec 11 (KMS): Government and nongovernment organizations Tuesday showed solidarity with Kashmiris falling victims of Indian brutalities on Human Rights Day.
Reiterating support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination, Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan Tuesday came down hard on India for four-month lockdown in Kashmir.
The Punjab government fully supported the observance of black day by people of Occupied Kashmir.
Modi government has crossed all limits of inflicting atrocities on innocent Kashmiri people and Indian Hitler Narendra Modi has usurped basic human rights of unarmed Kashmiri people for the last four months, he added. »

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Mansehra, Dec 11 (KMS): The students, lawyers, traders, and people from other segments of society on Tuesday observed international human rights day as solidarity with people of Indian held Kashmir. A rally was taken out from outside the press club which reached the Khatm-i-Nabuwaat Chowk after marching through various roads. The protesters also set on fire effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking on the occasion, president of District Bar Association Amir Khan said that the international community should also speak against Indian brutalities and genocides of Kashmiris. »

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Islamabad, Dec 11 (KMS): Roots International Schools (RIS) and Colleges observing Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday across the country to highlight the atrocities by the occupation forces in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
RIS students started their morning by observing ‘One Minute Silence’, made ‘Human chain’ to show solidarity with innocent people of Kashmir.
The students performed skits/tableaus depicting violence on Kashmiris and their human rights. Every student was giving his /her perspective to show solidarity with Kashmiri people and to give a loud and clear message to the world that the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris throb in unison. High School students organised ‘Peace March’ and conveyed a message that the Pakistani nation stands by the Kashmiris who have been facing unprecedented human rights violation in Indian occupied Kashmir. »

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Karachi, Dec 11 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Tuesday said India by using brutal force could not suppress the indigenous and popular freedom movement.
He was addressing media persons during his visit to the Karachi Press Club. Haider in his talk condemned the unending curfew, lockdown and human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and said he and the AJK government have been exposing brutalities and false narrative of the Indian government at all available forums. “The occupied Kashmir is under curfew since August 5, where over 8 million people have been confined to their homes and denied fundamental rights,” he informed Karachi’s journalists. Despite the months’ long inhuman curfew, the Indian government has failed to defeat the resolve and determination of Kashmiris, he said. »

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Muzaffarbad, Dec 11 (KMS): The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that war for the freedom of Kashmir has become inevitable, and the whole nation will fight this war shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces of Pakistan with full determination. ‘Before any such war, we will have to create unity in our rank and file, and side by side with strengthening Pakistan in economic and defense terms, we will have to fully understand the strategy and planning of the enemy to win the war,’ he added.
He was addressing a conference held here on Tuesday under the auspices of Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS). Among others, the conference was also addressed by Chairman Parliamentary Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam, former Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, Chairman PICSS Maj Gen (retd) Saad Khattak, All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Abdullah Gilani, head of Kashmir Institute of International Relations Altaf Andrabi and Dr. Mujahid Gilani. »

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Islamabad, Dec 11 (KMS): Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said international human rights organizations should take steps to end violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.
In a message in connection with Human Rights Day, he said the silence of international human rights organizations on occupied Kashmir was not understandable.
He said India was committing worst atrocities in occupied valley and had imposed curfew and made life miserable for people there.
Muslims in occupied Kashmir were stopped from performing their religious obligations in the last four months, he added. »

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