Srinagar 04 March (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, today.

The troops killed the 22-year-old youth, identified as Omar Subhan, during a cordon and search operation in Warpura area of Sopore in the district.

Earlier, a Special Police Officer of Indian police was killed and another was injured in an attack in the same area.

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India grilled for bad HR record in IOK, against Muslims

Jammu, March 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continued cordon and search operations across the Kashmir valley and different areas of Jammu region, causing huge inconvenience to the residents.

The troops arrested several youth during door-to-door searches and crackdown operations in different areas of Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch districts. Five of the arrested youth were taken into custody from Marwah area of Kishtwar alone.These military operations have created an atmosphere of fear and harassment among the locals.

Hurriyat leaders Shabbir Ahmed Dar and Umar Aadil Dar in their statements in Srinagar condemned the crackdown operations and arrest of the youth. The leaders said that the ongoing arrest spree was the worst manifestation of the Indian state terrorism. They urged international rights bodies to take a serious note of the appalling human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. Hurriyat leader Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a messag issued from Central Jail, Srinagar, thanked Pakistan for pleading the case of the Kashmiri people at all international forums.

As per reports gleaned from the sources based in Srinagar, journalist fraternity is facing the worst time, especially after the revocation of Kashmir’s special status by Modi government in August, last year. »

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Islamabad, March 04 (KMS): The Pakistan Bar Council has strongly condemned the decision of the Indian government to extend the period of detention of High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, and General Secretary, Ashraf Butt, as well as political leaders of occupied Kashmir under the draconian aw, Public Safety Act.

Mian Qayoom, an old-aged lawyers leader who has remained President of High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir for 21 times is illegally and arbitrarily detained by India at Delhi’s notorious Tihar Jail for fearlessly demanding right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people. »

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Washington, March 04 (KMS): In the latest edition of Freedom in the World, an annual report published by Washington-based pro-democracy nonprofit Freedom House, India has suffered the largest decline in its political rights and civil liberties score among the 25 most populous democracies because of the Narendra Modi government’s “alarming departures from democratic norms,” while Kashmir’s status has declined from “Partly Free” to “Not Free.”

On Kashmir, the Report 2020 highlights the abrupt revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) special status on 5 August, 2019, the massive deployment of troops, the arbitrary arrests of hundreds of Kashmiri leaders and activists, and shutdown of mobile and internet services. »

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Srinagar, March 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the detention of three people including the Spokesman of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Zahid Ali, under the draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

Besides Zahid Ali, the detention of Jamaat-e-Islami district Bandipora President Sikander Malik and Samir Wani was also quashed.

The order was passed by Justice Rashi Rabstan.

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Says company strongly ‘supports free expression’

New Delhi, March 04 (KMS): American technology company, Cisco Systems, has denied Indian media reports that it is helping the Indian government build a firewall to restrict internet access to restricted websites including social media sites.

A Cisco spokesperson has been quoted by Indian media as having said, “Cisco denies reports from India regarding Cisco involvement in restricting access to social media websites. Cisco strongly supports free expression and open communication on the Internet, and our policies and practices are well-established in this area.” »

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Islamabad, Mar 4 (KMS): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir and the resolution of the issue stands at the top of its agenda.

OIC Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir Yousef M Al-Dobeay made the remarks at a press conference alongside Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here.

Dobeay said the OIC was concerned regarding the situation in Kashmir.

“The issue of Kashmir is very close to our heart and all members are on same page regarding its resolution. The resolution of both Kashmir and Palestine issues stand at the top of the agenda of OIC,” Dobeay said. »

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Blaze at Indian army cmap in Kupwara, 1 soldier injured

Jammu, March 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and troops during their continued crackdown operations arrested five more youth in Kishtwar district.

The Indian forces’ personnel during door-to-door searches arrested five youth identified as Ghulam Hussain, Muhammad Yaseen, Zakir Hussain, Muhammad Iqbal and Bashir Ahmed in Marwah area of the district. The police charged them for their active participation in ongoing freedom movement.

On the other hand, Indian troops continued cordon and search operations in different areas of Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch districts. These military operations have created an atmosphere of fear and harassment severely affecting the daily life of the residents. »

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Geneva, March 04 (KMS): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed an intervention in the Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and informed India’s Permanent Mission in Geneva about it.

India’s Permanent Mission in Geneva was informed on Monday by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, that her office had filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court of India in respect to the 2019 Citizenship Amendment Act. »

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New Delhi, March 04 (KMS): The Delhi Minorities Commission in its assessment report of events which unfolded recently in northeast Delhi has concluded that the violence which erupted was “one-sided, well-planned” and involved support from locals with maximum damage being done to shops and houses belonging to Muslims.
The Commission also said that compensation announced by the Delhi government was inadequate, considering the extent of damage caused due to the violence.
“We found extensive damage to Muslim houses, shops and workshops everywhere we went. We found that people were visiting their damaged houses for the first time since they fled on February 24-25 but since the houses and shops were badly damaged and debris lying, there was no question that they will be able to start living there any time soon,” the panel said. »

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