Srinagar, January 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

The youth was killed during a cordon and search operation by the Indian troops in Arwani area of the district. »

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IOK continues to reel under military siege on 176th day

Srinagar, January 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the observance of the India’s Republic Day as a black day, yesterday, by the Kashmiris all over the world has once again proved that the people of the disputed territory reject India’s illegal occupation of their motherland.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, emphasized that the Kashmiri people were determined to continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. The APHC also hailed the initiation of six resolutions in the European Parliament against India and in favor of the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

Meanwhile, occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to reel under the military siege and lockdown on 176th consecutive day, today. Amid restrictions enforced under Section 144, the people are facing growing shortage of food and medicines. »

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EU parliament to vote against Indian actions in IOK

Brussels, January 27 (KMS): After Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s relentless global campaign against India over the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, the European Union (EU) Parliament has decided to debate and vote on a scathing resolution against the forcible annexation of occupied Kashmir in clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Out of 751 members of the EU Parliament, 626 have moved six resolutions on both the issues. The diplomatic offensive by the EU against India comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels for the India-EU summit in March. »

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Mumbai, January 27 (KMS): Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh and historian Romila Thapar have expressed solidarity with the students and others protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens(NRC).

The amended Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are a threat to the soul of India, the signatories said in a note published on Indian Cultural Forum. »

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Brussels, January 27 (KMS): EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borell will deliver a statement on India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 on January 29, 2020.

Resolutions that urge an end to curbs could have a deep impact on ties between India and the European Union.

The draft resolutions (numbering from B9-0077/2020 to B9-0082/2020) are due to be taken up during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels on January 29 for discussion and January 30 for a vote. »

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London, January 27 (KMS): Hundreds of Sikh and Kashmiri protesters observed a black day on Sunday by gathering outside the Indian High Commission here as India marked its Republic Day.

Demonstrators from across London as well as Birmingham and other cities traveled to Aldwych on coaches and buses, carrying placards and banners calling out the Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s atrocities in held Kashmir.

The groups said the Indian government’s celebration of Republic Day is hypocritical as it continues to impose a curfew and communications blackout in the occupied territory to suppress dissent.

The Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Khalistan Movement UK and Global Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council jointly organised the demonstration outside the Indian High Commission. »

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Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Indian military machine and surveillance apparatus have managed the 176th day of lockdown in the Valley of Kashmir. India should realise that every occupation and oppression has its sell by date. There are no two opinions that the military and police would not hesitate to stage a blood bath, if the Kashmiris misjudge and offer themselves as a sitting target in thousands on the streets.

It would be a one sided killing and Kashmiris do not have a weapon to defend. United Nations has frozen these Kashmiris into a non-defence through its resolutions. It is time that we demand a credible protection and defence of these people from the United Nations.

Pakistan could and should lead a demand for the international protection of the people of Kashmir placed under a 176th day unlawful lockdown. Pakistan needs to revive its proposal of sending a UN Force into Kashmir, made at the 761th meeting of UN Security Council held on 16 January 1957. In fact the demand should have been made in the first week of the Indian actions of 5 August 2019. »

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Islamabad, January 27 (KMS): President of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Altaf Ahmed Butt has appreciated the Kashmiris living on both sides of Line of Control and around the world for observing India’s Republic Day as Black Day.

Altaf Ahmed Butt while talking to media in Islamabad said that India had no right to celebrate its Republic Day till the demilitarisation of Indian troops from the occupied territory. “Modi’s government with its Hindutva philosophy has strangled Kashmir and is using pre-planned methods to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiri people for freedom”. »

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New Delhi, January 27 (KMS): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that if the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) leads to the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), then Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s victory is complete.

Speaking at a panel discussion during a literature festival in Jaipur, the Congress leader said, “From wherever Jinnah is, he would say he was right that Muslims deserve a separate nation because Hindus can’t be just towards Muslims.” »

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Islamabad, January 27 (KMS): Senior Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Altaf Hussain Wani has appreciated European Union Parliament for condemning India’s unlawful and unconstitutional move of changing the special status of occupied Kashmir.

Altaf Hussain Wani in a statement issued in Islamabad said, “We owe a token of gratitude to the EU parliamentarians who have right away supported the Kashmiris’ just cause and raised their concerns over the dire human rights situations in the occupied territory”. »

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