2020 February 16 » Kashmir Media Service

Islamabad, February 16 (KMS): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged for full respect to human and fundamental rights in Occupied Kashmir and implementation of the relevant UN resolutions on the issue.
Addressing a joint news conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Sunday, he said we have taken solid position for the UN Security council resolutions to be adopted and offered our good offices for resolving issues between Pakistan and India, if both sides agree. »

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Analysts reject Google’s map on Kashmir

Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested senior Hurriyat leaders Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori and Shabbir Ahmad Dar along with several activists in Baramulla district.

The arrests were made during police raids on their houses in Sopore. The detainees were shifted to Sopore police station.

Meanwhile, normal life continues to suffer in the occupied territory due to the ongoing military lockdown and suspension of broadband internet on 196th consecutive day, today. Media reports have confirmed that Indian paramilitary and Central Reserve Police Force have started using drones during cordon and search operations in occupied Kashmir.

A delegation, led by APHC leader Khawaja Firdous Ahmad Wani, visited Badgam and condoled with the family members of Kashmiri freedom leader, Abdul Ghani Dar alias Abdullah Ghazali. He was killed by Indian agencies in a mosque in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Thursday. »

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Srinagar February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has directed the jail authorities to shift the ailing High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom to a hygienic ward and ensure all medical facilities to him in accordance with the jail manual.

The Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Sindhu Sharma, hearing the appeal challenging the Court judgment whereby Qayoom’s detention was upheld, directed the jail authorities to provide the detainee all medical facilities and also shift him to some hygienic ward or barrack keeping in view his deteriorating health condition. »

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Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested around half a dozen Hurriyat leaders and activists including Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in Baramulla district.

Police illegally detained Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori and Shabbir Ahmad Dar along with half a dozen Hurriyat activists during raids on their houses in Sopore. The detainees were shifted to Sopore police station. »

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‘I wish envoys had seen the condition in which I am in,’ says Aiyar

Srinagar, February 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities did not allow a conference on Kashmir in which senior Congress leader, Mani Shankar Aiyar was invited to participate as a chief guest.

The function was scheduled to be held at a local hotel in Srinagar, the other day. The Congress leader said he arrived in Srinagar on Friday for the conference at the invitation of O P Shah, the organizer of the event.

Mani Shankar Aiyar said that he was put under detention in the hotel and police stopped people who were to attend the conference titled ‘Jammu and Kashmir- The Road Ahead and organised by an NGO, the Centre for Peace and Progress. »

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Islamabad, February 16 (KMS): APHC-AJK chapter leader and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Abdul Majeed Malik has condemned the attacks by the Hindu extremists, including those from Bajarang Dal, on the Kashmiri students studying at an engineering college in Hubballi district of Karnataka.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the attack on the Kashmiri students in Karnataka and then their arrest was aimed at suppressing the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people. »

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New Delhi, February 16 (KMS): A Kashmiri Muslim student has said that an OYO Room in North Delhi, which he had booked for his father and sister, stopped him from checking in because of his being Kashmiri origin.

Nauman Rafiq, a student at Delhi University’s Law Faculty, had booked a double occupancy room at OYO Aasha Residency in Vijay Nagar for February 15-17.

Rafiq told media that when he arrived to check, today, the hotel staff asked him where his ID was from, and denied him the room after he said it was from Jammu and Kashmir. »

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New Delhi, February 16 (KMS): French Ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain, has urged India to remove restrictions from the Kashmir valley as soon as possible.

Emmanuel Lenain was among the 25 foreign envoys, who were taken to occupied Kashmir, earlier this week.

Similar remarks were also given by the EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Virginie Battu-Henriksson, who said that it was important that the restrictions be lifted swiftly. »

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Washington, February 16 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir has been marked ‘disputed’ on Google Maps for people outside India, but inside the country it is shown as part of India, a phenomenon that proves biasness about the fact as Jammu and Kashmir is a globally-acknowledged dispute as per several UN resolutions on Kashmir.

Showing two versions of the disputed territory, one for the world and one for India, shows Google’s hypocrisy besides the Google’s Indian version of maps is a violation of UN resolutions as well, which clearly declare the territory as disputed. »

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Karnataka, February 16 (KMS): Three students from occupied Kashmir, studying at a private engineering college in Hubballi district of Karnataka, were arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting a video of it on social media. The students are from Shopian district.

Hindu extremists, including those from Bajarang Dal, had assembled outside the college, and staged protests against the Kashmiri students. Dancing to the tunes of the Hindu extremists, the police arrested the student under sedition charges. As the students were being taken to the police station with their faces covered, these Hindu activists attacked them. »

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