2020 February 24 » Kashmir Media Service

Islamabad February 24 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held in Islamabad, today, on the occasion of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India to draw his attention towards the appalling human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

The protest demonstration, which was organized by APHC-AJK, was also meant to draw the US president’s attention towards the ongoing lockdown, curfew and Internet gag, in place in occupied Kashmir for the past six months. »

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Trump urged to facilitate Kashmir solution

Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian government is pursuing repression against women as a policy in an attempt to crush the ongoing freedom movement against its illegal occupation.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service revealed that at least 671 women have been martyred by Indian troops since January 2001. The report pointed out that 22,911 women were widowed while 11,178 molested by Indian forces’ personnel since January 1989. The report said that thousands of Kashmiri women lost their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers after they were subjected to custodial disappearances by the troops in the territory.

The report maintained that several women including Hurriyat leaders, Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Naheeda Nasreen were facing illegal detention for just representing the Kashmiri people’s aspirations. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to denounce the tragic incident of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape, perpetrated by Indian men in uniform in Kupwara district almost three decades ago.

Hurriyat leader Yasmeen Raja in a statement in Srinagar in connection with the 29th anniversary of the incident called upon the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to conduct impartial investigation into the gruesome incident. She said five of the victims reportedly died waiting for justice.

Yasmeen Raja emphasized a thorough, impartial and effective investigation into the mass rape incident and appealed to the people of India to stand for humanity and justice. She questioned the silence of Indian civil society, activists, writers and all those who claim to be defenders of human rights. »

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Islamabad, February 24 (KMS): The General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK), Muhammad Hussain Khateeb visited Kotli and Gulpur refugee camp.

The Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Peace Foundation, Muhammad Akhtar Qureshi Advocate also accompanied him. »

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Islamabad, February 24 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has appealed the US President, Donald Trump to influence government of India to ensure fundamental freedoms to the people of occupied Kashmir.

The DFP leader, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad today, said, “The people of Kashmir hope that the US President, in line with his commitment of mediating Kashmir dispute, will urge the government of India to adopt necessary measures for addressing the dire situation in the held territory besides promoting a stable environment of peace and security between India and Pakistan”. »

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Bengaluru, February 24 (KMS): Former Indian National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan while advocating the resumption of political engagement by the Modi government with leadership in occupied Jammu and Kashmir has stressed that India needs to reopen a dialogue with Pakistan.

Speaking at an event in Bengaluru, Narayanan said the government is running out of time diplomatically to explain its actions on the decision to amend Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the communication shutdown and mass detentions that have followed. »

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Srinagar, February 24 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, central leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Advocate Shaikh Ali Muhammad, died in Pulwama district.

A large number of people from all walks of life participated in his funeral prayers, which was offered at his hometown in Tral.

Besides being a prominent leader of the freedom struggle, Shaikh Ali Muhammad is father of Islamabad-based journalist, Showkat Ali. Shaikh Ali Muhammad and his family contributed a lot for the freedom cause.

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Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

The people of Jammu & Kashmir are grateful to Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations for having spared time in Islamabad, in the midst of myriad pressures, to discuss the very grave situation in Kashmir – a situation of a threat to the peace and stability of the South Asian Subcontinent and also of continuous and massive violations of human rights.

Although, the people of Kashmir are dismayed that the world powers have failed to address this situation, as has been mentioned earlier, Secretary General has clarified his position on August 8, 2019 that “The position of the United Nations on this region (Kashmir) is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions. The Secretary-General is also concerned over reports of restrictions on the Indian-side of Kashmir, which could exacerbate the human rights situation in the region.” »

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Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani

Prime Minister of Pakistan keeps enormous confidence and holds on to a convincing narrative, in his defence of the aggressed people of the Valley. After the UN General Assembly speech, he has continued to use all available occasions to flag the Indian suppression. So far, so good and he should be commended. Is that enough, to secure the badly needed relief for the people in the Valley of Kashmir? The answer is no.

At the outset he has to incorporate a substantive content in his narrative and discourage a new class of ‘beneficiaries’. There is an emerging evidence that the crisis is throwing up a new class of beneficiaries, who have trivialised the gravity of the situation and are engaged in indoor and outdoor, activities, far remote from any benefit to the people in the Valley. »

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New Delhi, February 24 (KMS): After the phasing out of MiG-21 from Indian Air Force for being known as flying coffins because of frequent crashes, now it is the turn of MiG-29 to meet the similar fate.

In the latest such incident, a MiG-29K fighter jet crashed near Goa on Sunday morning. The crashed fighter plane belonged to the Indian Navy.

“Today morning at around 1030h a MiG-29K aircraft on a routine training sortie crashed off Goa. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has been recovered,” a Navy spokesperson said in a statement. »

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