Islamabad, December 27 (KMS): A session was held with the visiting guests from Britain including Chairman of International Commission for Human Rights, Abdul Majeed Tramboo, Chairman of South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights, Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl and the Chairman of Kashmir Youth Assembly, Advocate Zubair Awan, at the office of APHC-AJK chapter in Islamabad, today.

On the occasion, the current situation in occupied Kashmir was thoroughly discussed. The honourable guests said that the people of Kashmir were rendering sacrifices for a cause and the entire world was condemning the Indian atrocities in the territory. »

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Jammu, December 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 18 shops were gutted in an incident of mysterious blaze in Doda district of Jammu region.

Afire broke out in a shop and spread to other shops in Gandoh area of the district. The fire was brought under control, but 18 shops were gutted in the fire.

Residents of the area have demanded a probe into incident.

 

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Srinagar, December 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the death of a 65-year-old Kashmiri political prisoner has caused worries among the family members of the Kashmiri detainees lodged in various Indian jails.

Ghulam Mohammad Butt, a prominent member of Jamaat-e-Islami, was one of hundreds of people detained under draconian law Public Safety Act (PSA) after the Indian government revoked special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5. Ghulam Mohammad Butt, a resident of Kulangam village in Kupwara district, presented himself before the police post on July 17. A month later, family came to know that he was shifted to a faraway jail in Allahabad district, India. »

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Concern increases about Kashmiris lodged in Indian jails

Srinagar, December 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the besieged residents of the Kashmir Valley continue to suffer enormously due to unrelenting lockdown since 5th August this year while the severe cold has added to their miseries.

The Kashmir Valley remained under military siege on 145th consecutive day, today. An atmosphere of fear and uncertainty continues to prevail in the Valley as well as Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions due to heavy deployment of Indian troop to prevent demonstrations against India’s anti-Kashmir moves. Restrictions under Section 144 are in place and internet across all platforms, short messaging and prepaid mobile services remain totally snapped in the territory. Businesses remain largely shut, shops open but only for few hours in the morning and evening, offices witness thin attendance while little public transport is seen on the roads.

The intense cold and chilly weather has brought more problems for the people of the Valley who were already facing shortage of essential commodities including food and life-saving medicines due to India-imposed lockdown since 5th August. The minimum temperature across Kashmir and Ladakh remains several degrees below the freezing point. The occupied territory is currently under the grip of ”Chillai-Kalan” – the 40-day harshest period of winter. »

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Srinagar, December 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, for 2021 census and to update India’s National Population Register (NPR), the authorities have announced to conduct house listing and housing census between June 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020.

The data for National Population Register will be updated along with house listing and house census.

The administration under BJP-appointed Lieutenant Governor has also appointed Rohit Kansal (Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department) as coordinator to supervise the census operation 2021 and update of National Population Register. »

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Jammu, December 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, heavy traffic jams were witnessed on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway at Nagrota toll post in Jammu, today.

The authorities did not allow fresh Kashmir-bound traffic due to bad weather, triggering protests by drivers.

Drivers said that they moved towards Kashmir only after a go ahead from traffic police but had been stopped. They also held protests on the highway against the traffic mismanagement and parked vehicles on the highway resulting in its total shutdown. »

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Srinagar, December 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the besieged residents of the Kashmir Valley continue to suffer enormously due to unrelenting lockdown since August 5 this year while the severe cold has added to their miseries.

The Kashmir Valley remains under military siege on 145th consecutive day, today. An atmosphere of fear and uncertainty continues to prevail in the Valley as well as Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions. In addition to huge presence of Indian forces, restrictions under Section 144 are in place and internet across all platforms, short messaging and prepaid mobile services remain totally snapped in the territory.

Amid uneasy calm, businesses remain largely shut, shops open but only for few hours in the morning and evening, offices witness thin attendance while little public transport is seen on the roads. »

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Islamabad, Dec 27 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of a looming risk of genocide of Muslims in India by the Nazi-inspired extremist Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“The international community should wake up before RSS on the move leads to genocide of Muslims that will dwarf other genocides. When­ever militias like Hitler’s Brown Shirts or RSS are formed, based upon hatred of a certain community, it always ends in genocide,” PM Khan said in a tweet.
He was reacting to reports of a massive show of power by baton-wielding RSS activists in Indian Hyderabad, who were wearing the group’s Khaki uniforms. The RSS rally was held against the backdrop of countrywide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The rally, held despite a government ban on gatherings, was seen as an attempt to browbeat the participants of anti-CAA rallies. »

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New Delhi, Dec 27 (KMS): Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday slammed the people calling for protests in the country against the new citizenship law, saying leadership was not about guiding crowds including students “to carry out arson and violence”.
His remarks drew sharp criticism from some retired and serving military officers, who accused him of needlessly wading into the raging political controversy over the controversial law.
“Leaders are not those who lead people in inappropriate directions, as we are witnessing in a large number of university and college students […] This is not leadership,” said Gen Rawat, speaking at a healthcare leadership summit here. »

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New Delhi, Dec 27 (KMS): The Left parties in India on Thursday announced a seven-day nationwide protest from January 1 to 7 and a general strike on January 8 against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens.
In a joint statement, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, the All India Forward Bloc and the Revolutionary Socialist Party said the protest programme was announced in solidarity with the trade unions, which have also called a general strike on January 8.
“The Left parties extend support to all the kisan and agricultural workers’ organisations and civil society movement that have called for a ‘grameen bandh’ on January 8. »

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