Islamabad, January 30 (KMS): United Arab Emirates says it will stand with Pakistan to extend moral and diplomatic support to the oppressed Kashmiris for their right of self-determination.

Talking to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Islamabad, the UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi said the 177-day lockdown in occupied Kashmir is complete violation of human rights and the Indian Army’s atrocities have caused serious concerns.

He said the Kashmir issue needs to be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people. »

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Islamabad, January 30 (KMA): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu-based Hurriyat organizations have expressed deep grief over the sad demise of prominent refugee Hurriyat leader, Raja Izhar Khan.

General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Mohammad Hussain Khateeb, Convener of Pir Panjal Peace Foundation, Mohammad Akhtar Qureshi Advocate, Convener of Pir Panjal Civil Society, Mushtaq Zargar, Convener of Anjuman Seerat Committee, Naeemul Hassan Khawaja and media in-charge, Ali Hasnain Naqvi in their joint statement in Islamabad, said people like Raja Izhar Khan are born in centuries and praised him for his services for the Kashmir cause. »

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Lahore, January 30 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), Ali Raza Syed, has emphasized for more swift diplomatic efforts on the Kashmir dispute.

Ali Raza Syed was addressing a debate on Kashmir issue arranged by “Nazriya e Pakistan Trust,” in Lahore. Former advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Akram Chaudhary and others also addressed the debate. A number of intellectuals, experts on political and social affairs and journalists also participated in the debate.

Ali Raza Syed said, there is a need of further efforts on Kashmir dispute to make more awareness among the world communities in the context. He added, as India removed special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019, people of occupied Kashmir are living under constant siege by the Indian forces. “Miseries and hardships of the people have been increased in the difficult situation. Today, not only people of Kashmir but also oppressed people and minorities in Indian are also not safe from the aggressive behavior of fanatic Modi’s government in that country”, he deplored. »

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Lahore, January 30 (KMS): Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that India will have to revoke the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act-2019 and it is also left with no other option but to resolve Kashmir issue.

He also hoped that resolution against Indian atrocities will be passed by the European Parliament on Thursday (Today).

He was talking to various delegations led by PTI (South Africa) President Shamraiz Ahmed, Chief Minister Complaint Cell (Punjab) Chairman Zubair Khan Niazi, Vice Chairman (Lahore) Abdur Rehman and others here at Governor House. »

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Islamabad, January 30 (KMS): A special puppet show was arranged by Pakistan National Council of the Arts to show solidarity with Kashmiri people in their struggle for right of self-determination here at PNCA.

The thematic show was aimed to highlight the issue and educate the children and youth about the long standing issue of Kashmir. Human rights violation by the Indian forces and miserable life of Kashmiri people who have lost their youth and dear ones in the struggle for right of self-determination. »

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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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