Rawalpindi, February 27 (KMS): The Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar has said that Kashmir issue has been internationalised as India’s actions on August 5, 2019 made the situation worse in the territory.

Addressing a press conference at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday he said, “Life has come to a halt in the region. There is a communication lockdown. This is not a regional issue between the two (countries any longer); it is one of the biggest humanitarian issues [in the world today].” »

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IOK witnessed 207th day of military siege

Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the business community representing a cross-section of trade organisations of the Valley has sent out an SOS through a full-page advertisement to highlight the prevailing emergency situation of economy in the territory.

The advertisement published in local dailies on behalf of traders, hoteliers, silk producers, artisans and other trade bodies said that the ill-fated community was in the middle of the sea of debt and destruction. The message grilled the Indian authorities for selling false dreams at a time when the local business community is in distress, suffering billions of losses due to the ongoing military siege and communication shutdown imposed by the Indian government since August 5, last year. »

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Islamabad, February 27 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Self-determination Movement International (JKSDMI), Raja Najabat Hussain visited the Hurriyat AJK office in Islamabad, today.

The Hurriyat AJK chapter invited Raja Najabat Hussain. He was welcomed by Syed Faiz Naqshbandi along with the other Hurriyat AJK leaders in the office.

The Hurriyat leaders vehemently hailed the activities of JKSDMI and its Chairman, Raja Najabat Hussain for highlighting the Kashmir dispute at global level. They also thanked him for bringing delegations from Britain, Europe and European Parliament regarding Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, business community including traders, hoteliers, silk producers, artisans, fruit associations and other trade and commerce bodies have sent out an SOS in a full-page advertisement published in several local dailies.

The SOS message emphasises that the ill-fated trade, tourism, horticulture, agriculture, handicrafts, commerce and industrial community of Kashmiris is in the middle of the sea of debt and destruction”. »

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New Delhi, February 27 (KMS): The United States (US), France and Russia have issued a security alert for their citizens in the national capital after 34 people were killed in violent clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters in North-East Delhi in the last couple of days.

The US Embassy in New Delhi in its security advisory asked the US citizens in India to “exercise caution in light of violent demonstrations” in North-East Delhi and “avoid all areas where protests are being held”.

Protests broke out in Delhi after the BJP government enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which fast-tracks citizenship of persecuted religious minorities of three countries in India’s neighborhood — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. »

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Washington, Feb 27 (KMS): A day after US lawmakers reacted sharply to the violence in the Indian capital, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Washington accused US President Donald Trump of failing on the issue of human rights.
Slamming the US president, Bernie Sanders said Trump’s statement regarding the violence in New Delhi during his India visit was a “failure of leadership”.
Asked about incidents of violence during his India visit, the US president had said, “As far as the individual attacks, I heard about it, but I didn’t discuss that with him (PM Modi). That’s up to India.”
Reacting to the issue, Bernie Sanders on Wednesday tweeted, “Over 200 million Muslims call India home. Widespread anti-Muslim mob violence has killed at least 27 and injured many more. Trump responds by saying ”That’s up to India”. This is a failure of leadership on human rights.” »

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): KashmirTehreek-e-Khawateen Chairperson, Zamrooda Habib has said that atrocities like ban on Internet and arrest and harassment are gross violations of human rights by Indian forces in Kashmir.

Zamrooda Habib in a statement issued in Srinagar said the authorities in violation of international laws are using brute force to suppress Kashmiris’ demand for right to self determination. The fact is, she added, freedom movements can never be suppressed through such tyrannies.  »

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Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Senior Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Gani Butt has said that India and Pakistan should accept the reality that promotion of peace and democracy are linked to the settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt addressing a gathering at Tral in Pulwama said war is not an alternative, but dialogue is the only way out toward a better tomorrow.

He visited Tral to condole the demise of senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Advocate Ali Mohammad Sheikh. Recalling the contribution of the deceased in the social and political awakening of the people, Professor Butt said, “Throughout his life Sheikh Sahib worked selflessly for the welfare of his people and we need to emulate this spirit.” He extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (KMS): The murderous violence and arson in Northeast Delhi since Sunday have claimed 28 lives, left over 250 people injured, and the homes, shops, vehicles and livelihoods of hundreds destroyed.
All this happened in India’s capital right through the visit of US President Donald Trump who, ironically, paid tributes to the country’s democracy, diversity, culture of tolerance and peace.
Indeed, the ominous signs were visible on Sunday itself, on the eve of Trump’s arrival in India, when BJP politician Kapil Mishra issued a chilling threat to Muslim women protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Maujpur area. With police officials standing beside him, Mishra declared openly that he would do nothing until Trump was in town but as soon as the visiting dignitary left on Tuesday, he would organise a Hindu mob and drive out the protesters. In the event, the mobs did not even wait for Tuesday. The attacks began hours later on Sunday itself. And for three days, Delhi Police stood by, or worse, as Delhi burned. »

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (KMS): New Delhi High Court Judge Justice S Muralidhar, who grilled the Indian centre and state government on Wednesday over the violence in the Indian capital that left 28 dead and over 200 injured, has been transferred to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The notification of the transfer of Justice Muralidhar, the third highest judge of the Delhi High Court, was issued on Wednesday night by the Indian government. »

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