US Presidential candidate concerned on Kashmir

Srinagar, December 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, reeling under chilling cold, people continue to suffer immensely amid unrelenting military siege and lockdown especially in the Kashmir valley and Jammu region on the 148th consecutive day, today.

Besides restrictions in force under Section 144, the continued suspension of prepaid mobile phone, text messaging and internet services has compounded the miseries of the besieged people of the occupied territory. The Internet ban has dealt a severe blow to all small and big ventures employing hundreds of thousands of employees.

Speakers at a seminar in Jammu expressed serious concern over the unilateral scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by Modi-led Indian government. The seminar was organized by Centre for Peace and Progress, which was attended by representatives of civil society and various social and political organizations. The speakers demanded the initiation of dialogue between Pakistan and India for deescalation on the border. Among those who addressed the event included Sheikh Abdul Rehman and ID Khajuria. »

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Srinagar, Dec 30 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and senior party leader Showkat Ahmad Bakshi who are detained in Tihar and Uttar Pradesh jails appeared through video conferencing before the TADA Court in Jammu in a case falsely registered against them several years ago.

Others who appeared before the court in person included Javaid Ahmed Mir, Muhammad Salim Nanaji, Javaid Ahmed Zargar, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi, Engineer Ali Muhammad Mir, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, Muhammad Iqbal Ghandro, Muhammad Zaman Mir and Meraj Ahmed Sheikh.

Muhammad Yasin Malik is languishing in Tihar Jail while Showkat Bakshi has been lodged in a jail at Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. »

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Srinagar, Dec 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the authorities concerned to produce the latest report on the health condition of incarcerated Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, who is under illegal detention in an Utter Pardesh jail in India.

The directions were issued by a single
bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur in a petition challenging the detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom under the black law, Public Safety Act.

The court directed government counsel Bashir Ahmad Dar to produce the latest examination report of Mian Qayoom’s health condition and also the previous one. Representing Qayoom, his lawyer Zaffar Shah drew the attention of the court towards the deteriorating health condition of the Bar president. »

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Washington, December 30 (KMS): US Presidential candidate, Cory Booker, joined Pakistani-American democrat Dr. Asif Mahmood in raising their voices against the gross human rights violations in Kashmir particularly after India illegally abrogated Kashmir’s special status on August 5.

In a recent meeting organized by Pakistani-American Democrat Dr. Asif Mahmood, US Presidential candidate Cory Booker expressed his concerns over the conditions in Kashmir and urged the US to become the voice for the oppressed.Booker is one of many American politicians who have called for urgent action against Modi’s government. »

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Mandi Bahauddin, December 30 (KMS): Hurriyat leaders, Abdul Hameed Lone and Muhammad Shafi Dar have denounced the continued military siege and communications blockade by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir.

The Indian government has imposed lockdown and communications blackout in the territory when it repealed its special status and bifurcated it into Union Territories on August 5.

Abdul Hameed Lone and Muhammad Shafi Dar addressing a press conference in Mandi Bahauddin, today, said that India was plotting a massacre in Kashmir on the manner of Myanmar and a conspiracy was being made to deport Kashmiris. »

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Islamabad, December 30 (KMS): APHC-AJK leader and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Vice Chairman, Abdul Majeed Malik, has cautioned the people of occupied Kashmir particularly those belonging to the Pehari community to beware of the opportunists who while exploiting their Pehari background hold meetings with Indian rulers to get privileges.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad referred to a meeting of a few people belonging to the Pehari community who met Indian Home Minister Amit Shah and said that these elements did not represent the Pehari community, nor did they have any authority to place demands on behalf of the Pehari people before the Indian rulers. »

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Srinagar, December 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people continue to suffer immensely due to unrelenting military siege and blockade being witnessed especially by the Kashmir valley and Jammu region on the 148th day,today.

Restrictions under Section 144 remain in place while prepaid mobile phone, text messaging and internet services continue to be snapped. Startups have become one of the worst casualties of the Internet blockade in the occupied territory. The ban has dealt a severe blow to the small ventures employing hundreds of people.

The Internet ban has also impacted the courier services as online tracking of the courier has come to a halt. The courier service providers face the problem of contacting their customers due to blockade in Kashmir by the Indian government. »

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Sialkot, December 30 (KMS): A round-table meeting chaired by Mian Asif Iqbal, former Additional IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was held in Sialkot to discuss the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir and the role of Kashmiri refugees in the struggle for freedom.

Dr Zahid Ghani Dar, Convener, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, in his opening address, said that the freedom struggle had entered its crucial phase where political and resistance leadership would have to make decisions on urgent basis. He said that the Modi government had deprived the Kashmiri refugees of the right to citizenship following abrogation of 370 and 35A »

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Srinagar, December 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid the demands raised by locals to protect their rights and privileges, the High Court of the territory has opened jobs for non-residents of Jammu and Klashmir and Ladakh regions.

The High Court, common to both J&K and Ladakh union territories unilaterally carved by India on August 5, advertised 33 non-gazetted posts in different categories but did not restrict them for locals, as has been the case till now. In a first, the notification mentioned that the posts were open to the non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh territories. »

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Bhim Singh urges Indian president to undo Aug 5 move

Jammu, Dec 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a seminar expressed serious concern over the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by Modi-led Indian government without consultation of the people and in violation of the constitution of the territory.

The seminar was organized by Centre for Peace and Progress in Jammu, which was attended by members of civil society, social and political organizations. The speakers demanded the initiation of dialogue between India and Pakistan without any further delay and deescalation on the border. »

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