India facing unprecedented global hostility

Srinagar, December 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to remain unchanged due to crippling restrictions coupled with tightening grip of chillai kalan on the 143rd consecutive day of military siege and lockdown in the Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region, today.

India has emerged as the top ranking country in the world in terms of continued suspension of internet, prepaid phone and text messaging services. Besides other sectors of life, the nearly five-month-long Internet gag has critically hit the ambulance service in dealing with emergencies and ferrying referral patients from one place to another in occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Indian authorities gave sanction for prosecution of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief, Aasiya Andrabi on the charges of raising anti-India slogans and asking people to boycott the election drama, frequently staged by India in the territory. The cases were registered in 2010 and 2018 under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities Act. »

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Islamabad, December 25 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement Vice Chairman, Abdul Majid Mir, has said that Indian forces are capturing innocent youth from their houses and subjecting them to crippling torture in jails.

Abdul Majid Mir in a statement issued in Islamabad said that people of occupied Kashmir were facing shortage of food and medicines due to restrictions imposed by India for the past about five months.

He criticized the silence of the world community over the atrocities perpetrated by occupational Indian forces in the territory.

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Srinagar, December 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, there is no change in the situation on ground particularly in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region as military lockdown entered 143rd straight day, today.

Indian authorities lead the world when it comes to cutting the internet, which New Delhi snapped on August 5 when it scrapped the region’s special status. People have been offline since then, queuing for hours to pay bills or using so-called “internet kiosks”, set up by the authorities in some areas. As protests rage inside India, it’s something people outside the Himalayan region are also getting a taste of. Internet, prepaid phone and text messaging services remain suspended since August 5.

Meanwhile, hit hard by the nearly five-month lockdown in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, Valley traders are seeking waiver of interest on bank loans. The traders say they need incentives from to revive their businesses. »

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Srinagar, December 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have given sanction to prosecute Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief, Aasiya Andrabi for raising anti-India slogans and asking people to boycott elections.

The cases were registered in 2010 and 2018 under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The home department has given its go-ahead for prosecution of Yasin Malik and Aasiya Andrabi respectively in cases dating back to 2010 and 2018.

In another notification, the authorities accorded sanction for prosecution of Aasiya Andrabi and her close associates Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi on the charge of advocating boycott of Urban Local Body and Panchayat polls in 2018. »

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NRC will end up disenfranchising muslims, newspaper reports

Hong Kong, December 25 (KMS): After decades of notching important diplomatic victories, India is now on the receiving end of unprecedented global suspicion and hostility, Asia Times, a Hong Kong-based English language newspaper, reported.

The newspaper said, “New Delhi’s diminishment of global stature has been fed by three key policies of the Narendra Modi government – a religion-based citizenship law, the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status and demonetization.”

“Modi won a landslide victory for a second term in the general elections held in April-May this year. But a series of major policy changes in the first few months has now put the government under siege globally,” Asia Times says and adds that in the historic South Block, which houses India’s venerable Ministry of External Affairs, there is deep consternation over this eroding stature. »

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Srinagar, December 25 (KMS): Two Indian army soldiers were charred to death in a fire incident in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The soldiers died when an army vehicle, in which they were sleeping caught fire during late night. Official said that the incident occurred inside the Sector 8 of Cherkot Army camp in Kupwara. »

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Islamabad, December 25 (KMS): Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani, President of Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR), has said that India cannot win against the constituency of dissenting people and the jurisprudence of Kashmir case of a fair and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations, agreed by the two governments of India and Pakistan and endorsed by the UN Security Council.

Dr Gilani while addressing the 2-Day International Conference on Kashmir organised by NUML and Sophy’s Forum in Islamabad said that “the merits of a forced Indian presence in Jammu and Kashmir have evaporated in thin air after India has carried out a political vandalism, military aggression and a planned cultural invasion in Kashmir on 5 August and 31 October 2019.”

“According to schedule presented by the United Kingdom, the Plebiscite in Kashmir should have been held before October 1948,” he said and added that the disputed and technical accession with India was only for 80 days from 26 October1947 to 15 January 1948, when India surrendered the accession for a UN supervised vote. The character of earlier 80 days accession has been overridden by a new jurisprudence created by the Indian reference to UN Security Council and surrender for a Free, secure and impartial Plebiscite,” he argued. »

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