New Delhi, January 09 (KMS): The European Union refused to take part in a rare diplomatic visit to occupied Kashmir starting Thursday because it will not be allowed to meet detained local politicians, reports said.

The NDTV news channel quoted one European diplomatic source said, “EU envoys don’t want a guided tour of Kashmir. We want to meet people freely of our own choosing.” »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday expelled eight party leaders who met the delegation of foreign envoys currently during a guided visit to the territory.

The PDP members expelled are Dilawar Mir, Rafi Ahmed Mir, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, Qamar Hussain, Raja Manzoor, Javaid Beigh, Ab Majeed Padroo and Ab Rahim Rather. »

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Srinagar January 09 (KMS): in occupied Kashmir, Indian forces have intensified a series of siege and search operations before the so-called Indian Republic Day, on January 26.

Indian forces’ personnel conducted a search operation at Aabiguzar in Srinagar. The personnel of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group, equipped with rocket launchers and other sophisticated weapons, suddenly appeared in the area and searched hotels, residential buildings and other places. During this there was an atmosphere of tension and unrest everywhere. »

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Connivance with BJP is betrayal with martyrs

Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir has said that India cannot hide the truth about the territory by arranging guided visits of Delhi-based envoys.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat said this while commenting on a two-day visit by a 17-member delegation of Delhi-based envoys of different countries to the occupied territory. The Hurriyat organization in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said if the situation in occupied Kashmir is as normal as India claims, then New Delhi should allow envoys to meet common people, members of civil society, journalists, politicians and let them visit jails and detention centers. On reports about the formation of a so-called third front by certain political leaders in connivance with BJP, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat said that it would be betrayal of martyrs’ blood, and the people of Kashmir would not tolerate any such move.

Kashmir based political parties, Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference, in their statements issued in Srinagar termed the visit of envoys by the Indian government as an attempt to endorse its claim of normalcy in the territory.

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London, January 09 (KMS): A Kashmiri representative, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Shah along with the Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) Chairman, Raja Najabat Hussain met MP, Kate Griffiths and MP, James Daly at the British Parliament and informed them about the latest situation of occupied Kashmir.

The MPs promised to raise the Kashmir dispute with the UK Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, EU parliamentarians and its human rights sub-committee members. »

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Brussels, Jan 09 (KMS): The Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) has arranged a camp in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, today, to make awareness among people of Europe regarding endless brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

The one-day camp was organized in front of EU’s External Action Service at Place Schuman Roundabout in Brussels.

During the camp, the organizers distributed brochures concerning the issue of Kashmir especially latest situation including continued siege of occupied Kashmir and severe violations of human rights in the valley. »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a family has now moved the High Court, seeking an FIR and investigation on their son’s death.

On August 05, 2019, few hours after Modi government’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s special status and divide it into two union territories, the territory witnessed its first causality of a 17-year-old boy and a Class XI student, Osaib Altaf, from Palpora locality of Srinagar city.

As the Internet and mobile services were shut down, the media houses couldn’t gather the details on ground, so the authorities decided not to acknowledge his death, according to the family. »

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London, January 09 (KMS): Deliberate internet shutdowns cost the global economy more than $8 billion last year, according to a new report.

Research published by an internet research firm, Top10VPN.com, analyzed the economic impact of internet shutdowns around the world throughout 2019. The cost of internet blackouts were calculated on Netblocks’ and the Internet Society’s cost of shutdown tool, which uses indicators from the World Bank, International Telecommunication Union, Eurostat and U.S. Census Bureau. »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the grim situation on ground remains unchanged in the Kashmir Valley on the 158th day of lockdown, today.

The residents of the Kashmir Valley continue to suffer due to restrictions imposed by the Indian authorities under section 144. The heavy presence of Indian troops in every nook and corner of the occupied territory has created an atmosphere of fear. The prepaid mobile phone, text messaging and internet services remain suspended since August 05, last year, causing huge hardships for the people.

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New Delhi, January 09 (KMS): A ‘Free Kashmir’ poster was waved during a protest in Delhi University against the violent attack on students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the Indian capital.

The students of St Stephens College of Delhi University boycotted their classes and took part in the massive protest to show their solidarity to the JNU students. As pictures of the protest surfaced, a student was seen holding a “Kashmir Aazad” poster. The students also chanted Azaadi (freedom) slogans. »

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