Concern expressed over persecution of Muslims in Kashmir, Assam

Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the increase in chill after fresh rains and snowfall has added to the miseries of the people of Kashmir Valley who have been already suffering immensely due to strict military siege since 5th August.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the residents of the Valley have more difficult days to face as they could not stock essential commodities for the harsh winter. Usually, the people used to store edibles and firewood before the onset of the winter season as part of the age-old practice keeping in view the closure of Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the territory, during most of the season. However, this year, they could not do so owing to continued lockdown. The valley remained cut off from rest of the world on the third consecutive day, today, due to closure of the highway. »

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Washington, December 14 (KMS): The world’s best-known expert on genocide has said Muslims in occupied Kashmir and Assam (India) are just one step away from extermination (genocide).

President of the Genocide Watch, Dr Gregory Stanton, at a Briefing at the US Congress in Washington said, “Preparation for genocide is definitely under way in India.” He said, the persecution of Muslims in Assam and Kashmir is the stage just before genocide and the next stage is extermination- that’s what we call a genocide. »

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Jammu, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement, Qazi Irshad has said that the illegal and unilateral actions of Indian government cannot change the disputed status of Kashmir.

Qazi Irshad addressing a meeting of his party in Jammu, said that Kashmir was an internationally recognised dispute and should be resolved according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. »

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Islamabad, December 14 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has paid glowing tributes to martyred liberation leader, Abdul Khaliq Ganai alias Jamal Afghani on the eve of his 26th martyrdom anniversary.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Abdul Khaliq Ganai devoted his student age to the freedom struggle during 1980s and continued to remain part of the freedom movement till 15th December 1993 when he was brutally killed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has demanded restoration of the internet service to hospitals on urgent basis in order to deliver optimum medical services across health institutions.

The DAK President, Dr Suhail Naik, in a statement in Srinagar, said that the continuous internet blockade after August 05 had made the work of doctors difficult to deliver the optimal health services in the hospitals.

He said, “Delivery of best medical services largely depends on continuous learning process through internet as medical knowledge keeps on rapidly evolving with new emerging diagnostic practices and delivery of patient care.” He stated that delivery of these services had been hampered badly due to suspension of internet. »

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Islamabad, December 14 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter leader and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Advocate Pervaiz Ahmed Shah, has said that Indian troops are committing grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

Pervez Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Indian government had imposed military siege and communications blockade on August 5 in occupied Kashmir when it scrapped its special status and divided it into two union territories. »

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Mumbai, December 14 (KMS): The Mumbai police have detained former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Kannan Gopinathan, who had resigned from service as a mark of protest against the restrictions imposed in occupied Kashmir following the repeal of its special status, during a march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1, Sangramsingh Nishandar, told media persons in Mumbai that Kannan Gopinathan was among a group of people who had gathered outside a hotel near Marine Drive to protest against the bill, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. “People were protesting and we took them to the police station,” Nishandar said. »

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Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an officer of an Indian intelligence agency hurled life threats to the elderly parents of a Kashmiri student of New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University from Kulgam.

The student, Aejaz Ahmed in an interview said that an intelligence officer in plainclothes grilled his parents and told them that a “bullet doesn’t ask for an address”, leaving them deeply upset.

Aejaz Ahmad Rathar, a PhD scholar of history, was General Secretary of the JNU Students’ Union during the previous academic year and has participated in the recent agitation against the hostel fee hike. »

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Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Kashmir valley remained cut off from rest of the world for the third consecutive day, today, as the Srinagar-Jammu Highway was hit by fresh landslides, especially in Ramban district.

Flight operations from Srinagar also continued to be affected due to fresh snowfall.

Senior Superintendent of Police, (Traffic), JS Johar, said, “Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for traffic due to bad weather. Big landslides have hit the highway at various laces, especially Digdol, Nashri and other places.” »

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Muzaffarabad, Dec 14 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has termed the state of Jammu and Kashmir irrevocable unit and said that India can’t swallow it at any cost while the Kashmiri people will decide their future through plebiscite as envisaged in UN charter.
He was addressing the AJK Legislative Assembly session here on Friday.
He also asked the government of Pakistan to back out from Shimla agreement and said that India has broke the accord itself after abrogating article 370 on August 5 and now the government of Pakistan should take move in the National Assembly and get out from Shimla accord and saying that the government of Pakistan has to decide that whether Kashmir issue was core issue for Pakistan or not, he added. »

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