Geneva, December 17 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the global community to put pressure on India to stop the humanitarian crisis in occupied Kashmir.

The prime minister, who is in Geneva to co-convene the first Global Refugee Forum World, said that Pakistan came into being out of the biggest refugee crisis in the history of mankind.

“I want to tell the world that they should be aware of the biggest refugee crisis about to take place,” Imran Khan said to the participants of the forum. »

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Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police beat up photojournalists outside Islamia College in Hawal area of downtown Srinagar, today.

The journalists were at the venue to cover a protest demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act recently passed by the Indian Parliament. They were attacked by the Indian police while clicking pictures of some boys who were being arrested. The journalists who were thrashed included Aazan Javaid and Anees Zargar. »

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In a message to Kashmiri people says defeat is India’ destiny

Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the ongoing struggle until the last Indian soldier withdraws from the Kashmiri soil adding that he is sure that the resistance movement will finally force India to concede defeat.

Syed Ali Gilani in a message to the Kashmiri people said, “The overwhelmingly growing public participation in the resistance movement further increased Indian state’s sense of insecurity and in utter desperation and frustration, and in flagrant violation of the international law, the Government of India finally made the illegal, immoral, inhuman and undemocratic announcement of annexing Kashmir into the Indian union.”

To implement the decision of Aug 5, he said, India put the entire Kashmir region under an unprecedented and indefinite security lockdown and communications black out. “Schools, colleges universities, markets and mosques, everything was shut. Telephone, mobile and internet services were suspended. More than 18 thousand people were arrested and thrown into police lock ups and prisons.” Gilani said that thousands of children youth and elderly were brutalised and women were assaulted in their homes and those protesting these excesses were issued naked threats of rape.
The ailing leader pointed out that despite all these brutalities and excesses, Kashmiri people continued their resistance delivering a strong message to the whole world that their resolve remains unbroken and they will never give up their demand for freedom. »

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Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred three Kashmiri youth in Rajouri district.

The troops martyred the youth during a violent military operation at Lalyali in Sunderbani area of the district.

Earlier, an Indian soldier was killed in an attack in the same area. The operation was going on when last reports came in.

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Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the relatives of the Kashmiri martyrs have reaffirmed their commitment to continue their struggle for freedom from Indian occupation till last drop of the blood.

Through the posters displayed in length and breadth of the occupied territory, they appealed lawyers, civil servants, transporters, traders, students, imam of mosques and young people to continue their support for the movement.

Traders and transporters have been asked to continue their business activities from 8:00am to 12:00pm and hold anti-India protests from 12:00am to 4:00pm and resume business activities after 4:00pm. »

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  • You will not, under any circumstances, sell your property including land, houses and shops, to any outsider or a non-state subject. Renting out property to outsiders also needs to be avoided.
  • Businessmen will have to evolve a consensus that they will not, in the name of business, enter into any such agreement with any outsider that would require them to sell their property to the outsiders.
  • Attempts will be made to entice and allure people to sell their property In the name of business, education, medical institutes and development, but people must not allow themselves to fall into this trap and they must out rightly refuse selling their property under any such policy or scheme to the institutions and individuals coming from outside the state.
  • You must remain prepared and vigorously alert to protect your mosques, Khanqahs and Madrassas.
  • India will try to deprive us of our language using different ways and methods, but it is your responsibility to protect the language and pass it on to the next generation.
  • Urdu language, which has acquired the status of an Islamic heritage for us, has been under constant attack from the government. They will try to rob us of Urdu but you will have to guard it as well, so that our Islamic identity remains intact.
  • The occupation regime would use educational institutions for the ugly task of distorting and Hinduizing the history. So you will have to make your own arrangements for the preservation and transmission of national history to the next generation. We will have to adopt such traditions and customs at our homes that would help keep the next generation abreast with the original history of Jammu and Kashmir. In the face of attempts at distorting the history, the preservation of the real history is among your responsibilities.
  • The reality of the so called elections has now become appallingly obvious. So you must never become part of any election drama in any manner and at any level. Whether it is local bodies, municipal, assembly or Indian Parliament, participating in elections at any level ad in any manner is tantamount to betrayal of the nation.
  • The Muslim community of Ladakh, Jammu, Pirpanchal and Chanab valley have, despite their meagre resources, always remained firm in confronting the occupation forces and have irrigated the freedom sentiment with their blood. At this crucial juncture in our history, I offer my tribute to their unwavering courage and firm resolve. The people of Kashmir must remember their sacrifices at every stage of resistance movement and make them part of all their efforts.
  • You have an obligation to look after and help those who have been adversely affected due to the ongoing movement, particularly the youth, the prisoners, the widows, the wounded and the handicapped. Those engaged in the battle field must always remain in your prayers and you must remember that we all are the trustees of martyrs and you have to guard this trust.
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New Delhi, December 17 (KMS): The Amnesty International has slammed Delhi police for its violent action against Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students who were protesting against the anti-Muslim Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

The human rights body’s Executive Director, Avinash Kumar, in a statement said the arrest of protesters violates India’s obligations under international law.

Amnesty said the allegations that the police brutally beat up and sexually harassed Jamia students must be investigated and those responsible must be prosecuted. »

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Geneva, December 17 (KMS): The Office of the UN top human rights official has urged India to scrap its controversial Citizenship Act, which it says discriminates against Muslims.

Violent protests erupted in the Indian states of Assam and Tripura in the wake of last week’s passage of India’s new citizenship law, killing three people and injuring many others, including police officers.

The UN human rights office says it deplores the government’s brutal crackdown on those protesting the enactment of the law, which it calls fundamentally discriminatory. The amended legislation grants citizenship rights to six religious minorities, but as per human rights spokesman, Jeremy Laurence, the law does not extend the same protection to Muslims. »

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Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): The BJP led Indian government using the so-called J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, has scrapped a 37-year-old law that permitted the return of J&K residents who migrated to Pakistan from 1947 to 1954.

The Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Permit for Resettlement in (or Permanent Return to) the State Act, 1982, which gave legal cover allowing J&K residents and their descendants who had migrated to Pakistan from March 1, 1947 to May 14, 1954 to return to India, was one of the 153 state laws and Governors’ Acts abolished under the J&K Reorganisation Act. »

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New Delhi, December 17(KMS): Fomer JNU students’ body president Kanhaiya Kumar has brought back his famous “hum leke rahenge azaadi[We will finally attain freedom]” slogans to protest against the violence and police brutality against students.

Addressing a massive gathering of over thousands in Bihar, Kanhaiya Kumar chanted slogans condemning the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police action against students of Delhi’s Jamia Milia University. As he said “do Gandhi wali”, “do NRC se” the crowd responded with loud chants of “azaadi”. Kanhaiya Kumar shared a video from the protest rally in Bihar’s Purnia and said people have raised their voices against the crackdown on students and unconstitutional CAB-NRC”. »

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