Bangaluru, February 19 (KMS): Amnesty International has said that police is using repressive counter terrorism law to prevent access to social media in occupied Kashmir.

Avinash Kumar, Executive Director of Amnesty International India, in a statement in Bangaluru, said while the government has a duty and responsibility to maintain law and order in the territory, filing cases under the repressive counter-terrorism law over vague and generic allegations and blocking social media sites is not the solution.
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Continued internet gag badly hits research work in IOK

Srinagar, February 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district.

The troops martyred the youth, Jahangir Rafiq Wani, Uzair Ahmed Butt and Raja Umar Maqbool Butt, in a fake encounter in Tral area of the district. As per reports, Jahangir Rafiq Wani and Uzair Ahmed Butt were arrested by Indian troops on 12th January, this year, and were kept in custody. They were killed in cold blood by the troops in a fake encounter, last night. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of the martyred youth in Tral. The participants of the funerals raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. »

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Islamabad, February 19 (KMS): A delegation of All Parties Parliamentary Group on Kashmir (APPGK) in the British Parliament arrived in Islamabad, today, on a five day visit to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The delegation led by Debbie Abrahams, Member of the UK Parliament and Chairperson of APPGK, will be hosted by Foreign Office of Pakistan. The delegation members will hold meetings with the leadership of Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the representatives of Hurriyat organizations to have the first hand information about the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir and along the Line of Control. »

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Brussels, February 19 (KMS): The All Parties Group on Kashmir in the European Parliament (APGK) has been re-launched to continue the parliamentary work on Kashmir.

A statement issued in Brussels by the APGK members said that from 2004 to 2014, the European Parliament (EP) had an APGK to highlight the Kashmir dispute especially the issue of human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir and to bring together key actors from the region. The statement said as most of those Members of European Parliament (MEPs) were from the UK which has now left the EU, it was necessary to re-launch that APGK. »

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Srinagar, February 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication clampdown over the past six months has crippled research activity in academic and scientific institutions.

Tthe occupied territory has 11 universities besides two premier engineering institutes and 93 degree colleges.

Even as the Indian government claims to have restored limited 2G internet access with many riders, research scholars pursuing doctorates told Turkish Anadolu Agency that they were unable to access research literature, download papers, or communicate with journals and researchers outside the territory. »

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Srinagar, February 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, panic has gripped the people as the authorities have filed a police case against social media users under black laws for defying a social media ban using proxy servers.

Occupied Kashmir is under continued communication lockdown since August 5, last year, when India revoked its special status and divided it into two union territories. »

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Srinagar, February 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the illegal detention of a shopkeeper from Ganderbal district who was booked under black law, Public Safety Act.

A petition challenging the PSA detention of Mushtaq Ahmed Wani, 50, a shopkeeper hailing from Kurag area of Ganderbal, maintained that he was arrested on August 7, 2019. He was subsequently booked under the PSA on August 9, 2019. As per the orders of detention, Wani was ordered to be lodged in a jail in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. »

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Announce to represent Kashmiri students facing sedition charges

Hubli (Karnataka, India), February 19 (KMS): A petition has been filed by 24 advocates in the Karnataka High Court challenging the resolution passed by the Hubli Bar Association, deciding that non of its members would appear for three Kashmiri students arrested on sedition charge.

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

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Islamabad, February 19 (KMS): The President of Ummat-e-Islami, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Shah, has criticized India for disallowing the Member of British Parliament and Chairperson of All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir, Debbie Abrahams, and deporting her from Delhi airport to Dubai.

Manzoor Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Islamabad said denying entry to India to Debby Abrahams was violation of diplomatic norms. India is afraid of critical parliamentarians and world leaders and wants to conceal the truth about occupied Kashmir, he added.

He said India allows only such people to visit occupied Kashmir who keep their conscience ceased and eyes closed on India’s war crimes and human rights violations in the occupied territory. Such paid and partial people’s silence on Kashmir rights violations are not only helping Indian fascist government’s inhuman acts but are also encouraging Indian leadership to continue their drive against Indian minorities and against humanity, he said. »

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Srinagar, February 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district.

The troops martyred the youth, Jahangir Rafiq Wani, Uzair Ahmed Butt and Raja Umar Maqbool Butt, in a fake encounter in Tral area of the district. As per reports, Jahangir Rafiq Wani and Uzair Ahmed Butt were arrested by Indian troops on 12th January, this year, and were kept in custody. They were killed in cold blood by the troops in a fake encounter, last night. »

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