JKCCS report exposes India’s brutal face in IOK

Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Bilal Siddiqui has said that India is hell bent upon robbing the Kashmiris of their civilizational, cultural and religious identity.

In a media interview in Srinagar, today, Bilal Siddiqui pointed out that the controversial Indian laws, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens, had proved that BJP-led Indian government intends to make the survival of the Muslims impossible not only in the occupied territory but also in whole of India. He said such moves have vindicated the struggle of the Kashmiri people against New Delhi’s brutal repression and added that they would in no case reconcile with the Indian occupation.

Bilal Siddiqui said that in order to cripple the Kashmiris economically, the Indian government was deliberately disallowing trucks laden with perishable goods especially apples to reach to Indian markets by halting their movement on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway every now and then. »

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Istanbul, January 01 (KMS): World Kashmir Awareness Forum Chairman, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai has said that Indian occupied Kashmir made headlines across the globe in 2019 after New Delhi imposed a severe lockdown and communications blockade in the disputed region in August, last year.

Dr Fai who has a doctorate in media communications and has lived in the US for the past four decades in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency in Istanbul said a ban on prepaid mobile phones and the internet remains in place since India scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divided it into two Union territories in August. The top Kashmiri expert is in Turkey for Kashmir-related conferences. »

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Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has acquitted the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and several other Hurriyat leaders in over two-decade-old fake cases registered against them.

The Court of 3rd Additional Munsif Srinagar, Fouzia Pal, acquitted these leaders after prosecution failed to provide any evidence against them in the false cases registered in 1998. »

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Islamabad, January 01 (KMS): Mushal Malik, wife of the illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, while terming the year 2019 as the deadliest year for the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir prayed that the year 2020 might prove as the year of hope, peace, dignity and respect for the people of the territory.

In her Twitter message on the advent of year 2020, Mushal Malik while greeting her listeners and the entire world happy new year hoped that 2020 might be the year of voice for the worst victims of the 2019, which was the darkest chapter in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. In the year 2019, she added, the fascist and extremist regime in India scrapped the Articles 370 and 35A depriving the people of Jammu and Kashmir of all rights including the right to property, right to live, right to breath and right to eat. »

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Jammu, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian troops were killed, today, in an attack in Rajouri district of Jammu region.

Indian troops came under attack when they launched a cordon and search operation at Khari Thrayat in Nowshera area of the district. Two soldiers were killed in the attack.

The operation was still going on when last reports came in.

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Islamabad, January 01 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights, Dr Nazir Gilani visited the APHC-AJK office Islamabad and held meetings with Hurriyat leaders Syed Abdullah Gilani, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Mohammad Hussain Khateeb and others.

Speaking on the occasion, APHC-AJK Secretary General Mohammed Hussain Khatib stressed the need for working out a joint strategy for settlement of the Kashmir dispute. He said, “We should move forward with a common approach and our first and last demand should be the achievement of the right to self-determination.”

Dr Nazir Gilani appreciated the proposal and said that ‘we should learn lessons from the past experiences.’

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Lucknow, Jan 01 (KMS): The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said it had written to the Union home ministry seeking a ban on the Popular Front of India, a week after its chief and several other leaders were arrested in connection with violence in the state during anti-Citizenship Act protests. At least 17 members of the Islamist organisation have been arrested for allegedly inciting protestors.
At least 19 people have been killed in the state in the past two weeks during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The police have been accused of excesses, with 15 of the 19 deaths caused by firearm injuries. The police in Bijnor district are accused of torturing five minors and other detainees. »

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New Delhi, Jan 01 (KMS): The protests over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) entered their 20th day on Wednesday, showing no signs of abating either in India or abroad, as the Indian diaspora has held demonstrations in the US.
The protest that started in India’s Northeast on 12 December prompted another among students of a prominent university in the Indian capital, where large arson attacks and violence left about 100 students and 35 policemen injured. Several vehicles were also set on fire or damaged, though it is believed that it was done by outsiders, RIA Novosti reported. »

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Lahore, Jan 01 (KMS): Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said ‘we cannot detach ourselves from Kashmiris even for a minute and ready to give every sort of sacrifice for them.’
The dream of regional peace cannot come true without freedom of occupied Kashmir, said the governor, adding the year 2020 will prove to be the year of development, peace, stability and prosperity for Pakistan. He said that the government is improving the governance, stabilising the economy and ensuring an enabling environment for trade and investment. He was talking to PTI, Punjab, president Ejaz Ahmed Ch, former PTI MPAs Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and Ajasam Sharif and various delegations at Governor House. »

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