Islamabad, February 28 (KMS): Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League, Zahid Ashraf has strongly condemned the massacre of Muslims in New Delhi, India, and termed it a state-sponsored anti-Muslim pogrom.

Zahid Ashraf in a statement issued in Islamabad said, the anti-Muslim violence in India should jolt the conscience of the materialistic west and evoke censure from all the democratic capitals that believe in freedom and liberty.

He said that the fascist Modi regime was hell bent upon persecuting Muslims and reducing them to second class citizens while at the same time pushing its Hindutva ideology beyond the borders which certainly would culminate in a human catastrophe of horrendous proportions. »

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Srinagar, February 28 (KMS): The Kashmiris in Iran are distressed and panic-struck as they want to leave the coronavirus impacted Iran and return home at earliest.

Many students from Srinagar pursuing MBBS and M.D from Tehran University of Medical Sciences while talking to media persons in Srinagar over phone said, “We wanted the embassy to evacuate us, but our requests regarding evacuation remain unreciprocated. It seems they won’t as the emergency hasn’t been declared yet in Iran.”

“We are more than 200 students. There are cases of coronavirus in hospitals. Our parents are worried. And we are confined to our rooms,” they said. »

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Islamabad, February 28 (KMS): Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider, has said that right to granting right to self-determination to the Kashmiris is the only solution to the Kashmir dispute.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Raja Farooq Haider said this while addressing a seminar titled “Kashmir Issue – Revocation of Article 35-A and 370 of Indian Constitution: Options for Pakistan vis-a-vis Rising Hindutwa in India,” organized by National Institute of Maritime Affairs in Karachi.

Addressing the seminar, Pakistan Naval Chief, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, said India’s policy toward Kashmir reflects promotion of Hindutwa extremism ideology in the country. »

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Islamabad, February 28 (KMS): Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Affairs, Syed Fakhar Imam, on Friday said that solution to Kashmir issue was not only Pakistan’s national interest but also guarantor of national security.

Talking to a private news channel he said there had been complete lockdown in Indian occupied Kashmir for last 207 days and the life has been paralyzed, while the UN Secretary General had expressed concern over human rights violations in the occupied territory and emphasized on resolution of the dispute according to the UN resolutions. »

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Their home set afire by the mob, Ms Parveen’s family is now pinning their hopes on the newborn who they called a “miracle baby”

New Delhi, Feb 28 (KMS): For 30-year-old Shabana Parveen, it was nothing sort of a miracle — giving birth to a healthy baby boy after surviving a brutal attack by a mob who kicked and assaulted her and her husband in northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar.
Their home set afire by the mob, Ms Parveen’s family is now pinning their hopes on the newborn who they called a “miracle baby”.
Ms Parveen, her husband, two kids and mother-in-law were sleeping inside the house on Monday night when a mob barged into their house. »

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85-year-old Akbari’s son told media that his mother was on the third floor of their home when her four grandchildren saw that a mob was approaching their home to set it ablaze

New Delhi, Feb 28 (KMS): An 85-year-old woman is among those who died in the violence that has engulfed northeast Delhi over citizenship law protests since Sunday. 38 people have died and over 250 injured after five straight days of violence that saw vandalism, arson and stone-throwing.
Akbari was trapped inside her home in the neighbourhood of Gamri Extension after a mob set it on fire on Tuesday morning. Her son told media that his mother was on the third floor of their home when her four grandchildren saw that a mob was approaching their home to set it ablaze.
“At around 11 am, the children said there’s no milk »

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Islamabad, Feb 28 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said that Pakistan desired peace but would never compromise on Kashmir, which remained an unfinished agenda of the partition of sub-continent.
Addressing a seminar titled “Radical India vs Responsible Pakistan”, the President said that with the lives of minorities including Sikhs, Christians and Muslims put in trouble, India was following the hatred-based RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) ideology and philosophy, which also led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. »

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Islamabad, Feb 28 (KMS): The nation on Thursday honoured the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), which countered Indian strikes on this day last year in response to India’s violation of Pakistan airspace during the post-Pulwama stand-off.
Ahead of the celebrations, a group of local and foreign media journalists visited for the first time, the area in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) where the air force downed an Indian aircraft near the Line of Control (LoC) last year.
On Feb 27 last year, warplanes from both sides engaged in a dogfight along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. The PAF downed an Indian aircraft and arrested its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. But a day later on Feb 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his release.
The Indian violation came after a suicide bomber hit a convoy of Indian troops in the Pulwama area of Indian-Occupied Kashmir, killing more than 40 soldiers. India had blamed Pakistan for the incident, a charge Islamabad rejected in totality. »

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Muzaffarabad, Feb 28 (KMS): The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Supreme Court Bar Association (AJ&KSCBA) appreciated the role of Kashmiri and Pakistani diaspora settled in the United Kingdom and Europe for highlighting atrocities being committed by India in the disputed territory.
The AJ&KSCBA hosted a reception in honour of Tehreek-e-Kashmir TeK (UK) Raja Fahim Kayani who was on his two-day visit to AJK to express the solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Lauding the TeK UK efforts in highlighting the plight of Kashmiris, AJ&KSCBA President Khawaja Manzoor Qadir said the TeK UK is doing a tremendous job for raising awareness about the Kashmir dispute across Europe. »

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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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