Islamabad, February 18 (KMS): Foreign Minister, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Tuesday said Pakistan welcomed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ offer of using his good offices in resolving the outstanding issues between Pakistan and India.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi was talking to media in Islamabad after the concluding ceremony of the two-day International Refugee Conference marking forty years of Afghan Refugees’ presence in Pakistan. »

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Islamabad, February 18 (KMS): Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, has said that the United Nations Secretary General’s remarks about Kashmir is a victory of Pakistan’s stance on the issue.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, she welcomed the statement and expressed hope that the United Nations will play its due role in resolving the issue in lines with UN Security Council’s resolutions. »

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Srinagar, February 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of illegally detained President of Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Mian Abdul Qayoom, in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Shabbir Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the health condition of Mian Qayoom was not good now as he was already suffering from many serious ailments. »

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Islamabad, February 18 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today, to draw the attention of visiting UN Secretary General, António Guterres, towards the deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

Speakers on the occasion said that the UN had passed several resolutions, acknowledging the Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory and recognizing the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. They said that India was killing innocent Kashmiris to suppress their ongoing struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. They said that Kashmir was the core dispute between Pakistan and India and its settlement could be achieved through the implementation of the UN resolutions.

The speakers deplored that India had imposed military lockdown and communications blockaded in occupied Kashmir for the last 198 days. They said that New Delhi had given its troops a free hand under draconian laws to commit grave human rights violations in the occupied territory. They said that the Indian forces were targeting the civilian population living along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir to divert the world’s attention from the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

The speakers urged the UN Secretary General to impress upon India to stop its atrocities in the occupied territory and settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

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Debbie says denied visa for Kashmir views

Srinagar, February 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid continued military lockdown and internet shutdown, Indian troops intensified cordon and search operations across the territory to harass and intimidate the people.

The troops arrested several youth during the ongoing operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Islamabad, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Kishtwar, Doda, Bhadarwa, Rajouri and other areas. The locals told media that the troops forcibly enter their houses, harass the inmates and ransack their properties.

Meanwhile, 1.4 million people have been forced to give up mobile phone connections due to the communications blockade imposed by India in the territory since August 5, last year.The data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shows that the telecom sector recorded negative growth of around 13% in Kashmir, with 1.46 million people surrendering their phone connections till November, last year. »

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Islamabad, February 18 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League has strongly condemned the Indian government’s illegal action of stopping British lawmaker, Debbie Abrahams, at New Delhi airport and sending her back for her pro-Kashmir stance.

Debbie Abrahams who chairs an All-Party Group on Kashmir in the British Parliament was stopped at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday and was ill-treated before being deported. »

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Srinagar, February 18 (KMS):Debbie Abrahams, a British MP, has questioned India for revoking her visa and deporting her from Delhi airport to Dubai on Monday saying that her visa was revoked by the Indian government because she has spoken out against India for human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

Abrahams in her tweet asked, “Why did the Indian government revoke my visa after it was granted? Why didn’t they let me get a ‘visa on arrival’? Is it because I have been critical of the Indian Government on Kashmir human rights issues?”

Abrahams, 59, is a Labour Party worker — a party that mentioned India’s occupation in Kashmir as illegal in its first draft of the manifesto, ‘It’s Time For Real Change’. »

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Srinagar, February 18 (KMS): ln occupied Kashmir, 1.4 million people gave up mobile phones due to the continued internet shutdown and communications blockade.

The data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shows that through last November, the telecom sector recorded negative growth of 12.59% in the territory, with 1.46 million people surrendering their phone connections in the occupied territory.

The communication blockade in Kashmir began on August 5, last year, when India abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to occupied Jammu and Kashmir. »

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New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): The Hubbali Bar Association in Indian state of Karnataka has passed a resolution declaring that none of its 1600 members would appear for the three students from occupied Kashmir, arrested on sedition charges.

Three students from occupied Kashmir, studying at a private engineering college in Hubbali district of Karnataka, were arrested on Saturday on sedition charges for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting a video on social media.

The students were produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class on Monday, and the court remanded the students to judicial custody till March 2.

General Secretary of Bar Association, Guru F Hiremath in a statement in Banglore said, “The resolution was passed unanimously by all the members.” »

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New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): In another anti-Kashmir move after the revocation of its special status enshrined in the Indian constitution under Article 370, New Delhi is going to play with the Muslim majority character of occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the name of delimitation of Assembly constituencies.

At the behest of India’s Department of Legislative Affairs of the Ministry of Law and Justice, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora named Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as his nominee to the proposed Delimitation Commission for occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

An official of the Commission said the EC was ready to provide secretarial assistance to the Commission once appointed, as it is required to do. The EC had held a meeting in August 2019 to discuss the delimitation process and enrolled two officials who had worked on previous delimitation exercises. »

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