IOK simmers with anger amid lockdown

Srinagar, December 19 (KMS): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that frustrated by the overwhelmingly growing public participation in the resistance movement India in flagrant violation of the international law illegally, immorally, inhumanely and undemocratically announced to annex occupied Kashmir into the Indian union.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that to implement the announcement made on August 5, India put the entire Kashmir region under an unprecedented and indefinite security lockdown and communications blackout. He added that everything including schools, colleges universities, markets and mosques was shut and telephone, mobile and internet services were suspended.

The APHC cautioned all pro-India Kashmiri politicians that history had given them another chance to join peoples’ movement and stand shoulder to shoulder with them in their fight for justice and freedom. He also warned IOK police that before the peoples’ sentiment for freedom blows them away like feathers, they should introspect and then decide as to whether they want to stand with the oppressed Kashmiris, to whom they originally belong, or they want to continue to act like an instrument of oppression at India’s behest and go on fighting their own kith and kin. The ailing nonagenarian leader maintained that despite all these brutalities and excesses, Kashmiri people continued their resistance delivering a strong message to the whole world that they will never give up their demand for freedom. »

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Islamabad, December 19 (KMS): A welcome reception was hosted at the office of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad, today.

The Chairman of Human Rights Movement, Professor Shahid Iqbal, who had come from London, was the chief guest while former Convener of the APHC-AJK chapter, Syed Yusuf Nasim chaired the function.

Senior Hurriyat leader, Mohammed Farooq Rehmani in detail spoke about the Kashmir liberation movement and sacrifices of the Kashmiri people. »

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Islamabad, December 19 (KMS): The Information Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, has said that Kashmiris have never accepted India’s illegal occupation of their land and will continue their struggle till securing their birthright to self-determination.

Sheikh Abdul Mateen in a statement issued in Islamabad said that India would never succeed in suppressing the Kashmiris’ voice through use of brute force. »

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Kotli (AJK), December 19 (KMS): The Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Peace Foundation, Advocate Mahmood Ahmed Qureshi, visited Refugee Camp at Gulpur in Kotli district and met with the refugees and their representatives.

An important meeting was held at the refugee camp with Mahmud Ahmed Qureshi in chair. The meeting thoroughly discussed the current situation of occupied Kashmir following India’s action of the repealing special status of Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories. The problems being faced by the refugees were also discussed in the meeting.

The speakers said that the Kashmir dispute had been pending with the UN for the past several decades, adding that the refugees had sacrificed their homes for the Kashmir cause and would not hesitate to offer any sacrifice till the settlement of Kashmir dispute. They demanded of the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir and ask India to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the will of the Kashmiri people. »

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New Delhi, December 19 (KMS): In India, mobile-phone services including internet, voice calls, and messaging services were suspended in Delhi amid heavy protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019 and and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) which have taken India by storm.

The voice calls, data and messaging services have been affected in most areas of the Indian capital.

“The affected areas are Walled City areas of north and central districts, Mandi House, Seelampur, Jaffarbad, Mustafabad, Jamia Nagar and Shaeen Bagh, Bawana,” a top official of a telecom operator told media on the condition of anonymity. “We have received instructions from government authorities to suspend mobile services in these localities.”

Airtel has informed its customers that as per the government directive, data services are now restricted in parts of Delhi. »

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World asked not to ignore HR abuses in IOK for economic gains

Islamabad, December 19 (KMS): Different groups of Pakistanis, Kashmiris and Friends of Kashmir all across the world have launched a campaign on social media urging the people to boycott Indian products in protest against continued lockdown imposed by New Delhi in occupied Kashmir since 5th August, this year, and the discriminatory attitude meted out to the minorities in India.

The campaigners say that India is getting away with its crimes in occupied Kashmir on the basis of its economy and the world is turning a blind eye due to its economic interests. »

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Srinagar, December 19 (KMS): Indian police arrested a Kashmiri student in Indian state Rajasthan over a social media post on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.

Mudassir Lone, a third-year B-Tech student at S S College of Engineering in Udaipur had updated his Instagram status on Tuesday.

His senior, Imran Manzoor told media that some students asked Mudassir to take the post down and apologise but he refused. “Then on Wednesday evening, when he went outside the college, some students asked him to apologise. He denied. The students then manhandled him.” »

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Srinagar, December 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continue to simmer with anger as military lockdown has entered 137th running day, today.

Restrictions under section 144 remain enforced amid huge presence of Indian troops. Over eight million residents of the Valley are particularly bearing the brunt of the lockdown. Internet, prepaid mobile phones and messaging services remain snapped in the occupied territory. The continued absence of Internet service has cut off people not only from their surroundings but also from the world. It has also badly affected businesses, education of students and working of journalists.

Meanwhile, the residents of the Kashmir Valley continue to show their defiance and resentment against India’s anti-Kashmir moves by observing civil disobedience. »

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Islamabad, Dec 19 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that UN observers will give a briefing to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the situation of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in his statement to the media, said that four key points have been raised in a letter sent to UNSC. He said that Kashmir dispute will soon be taken to be discussed in UNSC again.He said that Hindutva theory has gripped whole India, whereas, protests and bloodshed are continued across the neighbouring country against the controversial citizenship bill. »

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