Srinagar, January 29 (KMS): The 76-year-old Bar Association President of IOK, Mian Abdul Qayoom suffered a heart attack in Indian Agra jail in Uttar Pradesh, today.

Mian Abdul Qayoom has been admitted to a hospital in Agra.

One of the most prominent lawyers and president of Kashmir’s High Court Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom has been battling multiple ailments without proper medical care inside Agra jail in Uttar Pradesh. »

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Continued denial of internet to media condemned

Srinagar, January 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued massive cordon and search operations in Srinagar and several other areas of the territory, causing huge inconvenience to the residents.

The troops continue to conduct these operations in Srinagar, Kupwara, Handwara, Rafiabad, Tujjar, Chandoosa, Pattan, Hajin, Chadoora, Kangan, Tral, Awantipora, Bijbehara, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda and other areas. The residents of several areas talking to media men said that the harassment, frisking, checking and door-to-door searches by the troops had made their life miserable. They said that the troops and police personnel during operations besides arresting youth were abusing and threatening inmates to stop supporting the liberation struggle. In the meanwhile, normal life remained badly hit in the Kashmir Valley due to the military siege and broadband internet shutdown on 178th consecutive day, today. »

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Srinagar, January 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued the cordon and search operations in Srinagar and in several other areas of the territory, causing huge inconvenience to the people.

The troops continue these operations in Srinagar, Kupwara, Handwara, Rafiabad, Tujjar, Chandoosa, Pattan, Hajin, Chadoora, Kangan, Tral, Awantipora, Bijbehara, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda and other areas.

The residents of several areas talking to media men said that the harassment, frisking, checking and door-to-door searches by the Indian forces’ personnel had made their life miserable. They said that the troops and police personnel during operations besides arresting youth were abusing and threatening inmates to stop supporting the liberation struggle. They added that no media are also showing the real worst situation of occupied Kashmir. »

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New York, January 29 (KMS): The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has denounced as complete farce India’s claim of having partially restored internet access in occupied Kashmir, saying that many local news websites remain blocked in the territory.

The CPJ pointed out that media organizations still lack broadband internet access 177 days after India annexed Kashmir and enforced a communications shut down.

Earlier this month, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that freedom of speech “using the medium of internet is constitutionally protected”.

“It is a complete farce for the Indian government to claim it is restoring internet if news websites are blocked and journalists do not have the speed and quality of service they need to do their essential work,” Aliya Iftikhar, CPJ’s senior Asia researcher, said in a statement. »

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Aijaz Rehmani concerned over Kashmiri detainees’ plight

Islamabad, January 29 (KMS): APHC-AJK leader and the Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Abdul Majeed Malik, has condemned the continued lockdown imposed by India in occupied Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the people of the occupied territory were suffering enormous hardships due to the unrelenting military siege.

He said that the provocative statements of Indian Prime Minister an Army Chief were adding to the already tense environment in the region. He said that Indian troops were harassing the people of Kishtwar during the ongoing cordon and search operation.

Abdul Majeed Malik appealed to the world community to impress upon India to fulfill its promise of giving the Kashmiris their right to self-determination. »

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London, January 29 (KMS): Richard Corbett and Anthea Mcintyre, Members of European Parliament and Co-Chairs of the Friends of Kashmir wrote a letter to the chairs of the European Parliamentary Committees on Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, Mr McAllister MEP, and Ms Arena MEP, and apprised them of the prevailing grim situation in occupied Kashmir.

Richard Corbett and Anthea Mcintyre in the letter wrote that it is primarily up to these committees to ensure that the EU Parliament does not ignore the situation in Kashmir as people there are still awaiting the implementation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions that offer the right to self-determination and to decide their own future through a referendum. »

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Srinagar, January 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML) has said that Kashmir is an internationally-recognised disputed territory whose political future is yet to be decided by its people.

The JKML at a meeting in Srinagar presided over by its Acting Chairman, Farooq Ahmed Tawhidi, discussed the current situation in occupied Kashmir, Pak-India relations and the developments taking place at the global level. »

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New Delhi, January 29 (KMS): As concerns over India’s new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) increase, Luxembourg, a European Union member, has asked New Delhi to “do everything” to not increase stateless people.

This was conveyed by visiting Luxembourg Foreign Minister, Jean Asselborn, during talks with his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar.

“What I said to the minister (Jaishankar) is ‘do everything you can do to not increase stateless people’. That is something that we have to fight against. Rest concerns India,” Asselborn said during an interactive session at India International Centre in New Delhi. »

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Life remains badly hit in valley due to continued lockdown

Srinagar, January 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an amalgam of several traders’ bodies, has decried shortage of essential commodities due to frequent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

The residents of the Kashmir Valley have been facing an acute shortage of the daily necessities including food items, petrol, LPG and life-saving medicines since August 5, last year, when Indian government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir and placed it due under strict military lockdown. The frequent closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link of the Valley with the rest of the world, due to rains and snowfall has added to the miseries of the people. »

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Mirpur, Jan 29 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has urged students to reach out to their peers around the world and apprise them of India’s brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.
“Our soul, body and identity will remain incomplete until and unless Occupied Kashmir attains freedom and becomes our part,” he said while addressing the 5th convocation of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) on Tuesday.
Touching on the quest to freedom of previous generations, the AJK president said that it is the responsibility of today’s youth to struggle for the progress and prosperity of the region. “The youth should also fight for the liberation of a vast part of the state which is still under the unlawful occupation of the enemy.” »

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