India has lost Jammu & Kashmir, says P. Chidambaram

Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, while paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Sopore on their 27th anniversary, today, urged international human rights organizations to probe the massacres and other gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in the territory.

The troops had killed over 60 innocent Kashmiris and set ablaze 400 structures including houses and shops on January 6, 1993 in Sopore town. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar asked international human rights watchdogs to stand up for the subjugated people of occupied Kashmir at a time when Narendra Modi led regime is making every effort to change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and bring about a demographic change through ethnic cleansing of Muslims and subsequent settling of non-Kashmiris there. He said that New Delhi’s August 5, 2019 illegal actions stood witness to the above said fact. He urged the UN to play its role in ensuring basic rights including the right to self-determination to the oppressed Kashmiri people.
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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces launched a cordon and search operation in Baramulla district.

The additional reinforcements of army and Special Operation Group of police have been rushed to Magrepora area of Goshbuk in Palhallan area of the district.

The Indian troops also cordoned a house and vacated family members while the search operation in the area is going on. »

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Srinagar, Jan 06 (KMS): Former General Secretary of the High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen has said that the settlement of the Kashmir dispute is imperative for peace and economic prosperity in the South Asian region.

Ghulam Nabi Shaheen in a media interview in Srinagar demanded the release of High Court Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayyum, General Secretary Mohammad Ashraf Butt, Advocate Nazir Ahmed Ronga, Advocate Hilal Akbar Lone, Advocate Abdul Salam Rathar and all detainees including Hurriyat leaders, political activists and youth. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the mother of a senior liberation leader has passed away in Jammu.

The mother of the disappeared Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Kaka Hussain died at her residence in Khati Talab in Jammu city. A large number of people including social activists attended the funeral prayers of the deceased near Jamia Masjid in KhatiTalab in Jammu, today. »

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Islamabad, January 06 (KMS): A Right to Self Determination rally was taken out in Kotli, Azad Kashmir, in connection with the Right to Self Determination Day, when on 5th of January in 1949 the UN Security Council passed its resolution on Jammu and Kashmir pledging that the dispute would be settled through plebiscite.

A memorandum was submitted to the UN Observers Group office urging the world body to play its role in settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per its resolutions and end Indian atrocities in the occupied territory. Hundreds of people including district administration, local political leadership and civil society groups and Jammu and Kashmir Peer Panjal Peace Foundation Convener Mehmood Akhtar Qureshi participated in the rally. »

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Umerkot / Khokhrapar / Mirpurkhas, January 06 (KMS): The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday staged a huge rally at Khokhrapar Zero Point to express solidarity with the Muslims of India and occupied Kashmir.

Speaking at the Karwan-i-Difa Wa Yakjehti Rally, PTI’s parliamentary party leader in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh said that Narendra Modi had converted ‘secular’ India into an extremist country.

He told the participants of the rally organised jointly by the PTI and the Hindu community that the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the Indian parliament was an attack on religious minorities. »

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Srinagar, January 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the memories of Sopore massacre in which over 60 civilians were killed by the Indian Border Security Force on January 6, 1993 are still fresh in this apple town.

Even after twenty-seven years of Sopore massacre, it has been remembered by many in Sopore town as the tragic event of yesterday and has left the blot on the history of the Sopore which will never be rubbed even after centuries.

An eyewitness told this reporter that he saw men in uniform firing indiscriminately on the people and throwing gunpowder on the shops including the famous cinema “SAMAD TALKIES”, Islamia College Sopore (Women’s) and also burnt shopkeepers alive inside in their shops. More than 350 shops, few houses, Samad talkies and Islamia College including the hundred thousand books were burnt to ashes by these bloodthirsty men in uniform. »

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New Delhi, January 06 (KMS): Former Indian home minister P. Chidambaram while commenting on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government’s Kashmir policy has emphatically said that New Delhi has lost Kashmir.

The veteran Congress leader P. Chidambaram in a media interview in New Delhi said, “We have practically lost Kashmir,” adding that no democratic country can keep an entire population under siege.

Appearing on the National Security Conversations show hosted by Happymon Jacob, the senior Congress leader argued that by carrying out fundamental changes in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP government has committed ‘constitutional desecration’. »

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JNU students union president, among many injured

New Delhi, January 06 (KMS): Armed with hammers, rods, draggers, sticks and stones, the goons associated with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party broke into Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, last evening, brutally assaulting students and teachers and damaging property with the Delhi police fully supporting the attackers.

Videos of students and teachers being attacked by the goons wielding sticks, hammers and rods and stones surfaced around 7 pm. The attackers started beating whosever came in their way. Dozens of the injured students, including 30 critically, were admitted to the hospitals in Delhi. JNU Students’ Union President Aishe Ghosh is also among the injured students. JNU Registrar issued a statement asking the JNU community to be alert.

“There is a law and order situation on the JNU campus. Masked miscreants armed with sticks are roaming around damaging property and attacking people…,” university registrar said. »

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ISLAMABAD, January 06 (KMS): “Pakistan will continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to the people of Occupied Kashmir in their struggle for right to self-determination,” said the top Pakistani diplomat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ambassador Ghulam Dastgir remarked while speaking during an event to observe “Right to Self-Determination Day” organised at the Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

He called upon the international community for a peaceful settlement of the disputed territory in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, according to an official statement. »

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