Geneva, March 12 (KMS): Members of the Kashmir delegation on the sidelines of the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva briefed international media on the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

The briefing came amid growing international pressure on India over rising Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. The delegation consisted of Kashmiris from Azad Kashmir and occupied Kashmir

APHC-AJK leaders, Ms Shamim Shawl and Hasan Bana from occupied Kashmir and Dr Saira Shah and Prof Shagufta Ashraf, from Azad Kashmir briefed the international media in Geneva. Representatives from international human rights organizations, diplomats, students of diplomacy and international law, and rights activists attended the briefing. »

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Jammu people asked to keep away from Hindu outfits

Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops during their continued violent crackdown operations have arrested over 50 youth including women in different areas of the territory.

The troops arrested these youth during house raids and cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipore, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch districts during the last two weeks. The residents of these areas said the forces’ personnel during the operations barge into residential houses, harass the inmates, ransack the household goods and arrest youth on fake charges.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, in a statement in Srinagar denounced the arrest spree unleashed by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. He said that the troops had unleashed a reign of terror and were working systematically to inflict mental, physical and emotional damage to the people of Kashmir for their uncompromising and unflinching defiance of illegal occupation by India. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have slapped draconian law Public Safety Act for the third time in row against liberation activist, Zahoor Ahmed Butt.

Zahoor Ahmed Butt is younger brother of prominent martyred Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt. Zahoor Butt was brought to the Kashmir Valley from Rajasthan jail in India on 12th February, this year, and was later lodged in Kupwara sub-jail.

After slapping fresh PSA, the authorities shifted Zahoor Ahmed Butt to Keribal jail in Mattan area of Islamabad district.

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC), Shabbir Ahmed Dar, has paid glowing tributes to Khurshid Hassan Khurshid, commonly known as K H Khurshid, on his 32nd death anniversary.

Khurshid Hassan Khurshid was the personal secretary to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and was also the first elected President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that late Khurshid was a legendary figure who contributed immensely towards the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. He said that Khurshid Hassan Khurshid also remained in Srinagar jail for two years when he visited occupied Kashmir in November 1947. »

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Jammu, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people in Jammu have been asked through posters to keep away from extremist Hindu organisations including Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Shiv Sena.

The posters pasted by Jammu and Kashmir Youth Movement on the walls at various places in Jammu including Nagrota and Nowshera have asked the people to be ready to tackle the extremist organizations. »

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Srinagar, March 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Muzahamat has denounced latest arrest spree in occupied Kashmir particularly in South Kashmir.

The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Ahmed Sidiqui, in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly denounced the arrest of scores of youth during nocturnal raids.

He said that Indian troops had unleashed a reign of terror and were working systematically to inflict mental, physical and emotional damage to the people of Kashmir for their uncompromising and unflinching defiance of illegal and illegitimate occupation by India.

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New Delhi, March 12 (KMS): The illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammed Yasin Malik, could not be presented in the TADA court in Jammu through video conferencing in old false cases due to illness.

Mohammed Yasin Malik has been languishing in infamous Tihar Jail, New Delhi, for the past eleven months.

The jail administration told TADA court on Wednesday that Mohammed Yasin Malik’s statement could not be recorded through video conferencing as he is undergoing treatment at the jail hospital. The administration further told the court that Yasin Malik was on hunger strike and that he was taken to the hospital after his health deteriorated. »

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Islamabad, March 12 (KMS): The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has said that its illegally detained Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has been on hunger strike in Tihar Jail since March 4 against Indian judicial terrorism and the callous attitude of the Indian judiciary.

The JKLF Chief Spokesman, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, flanked by party leaders including Saleem Haroon, Sajid Siddiqui and Khawaja Manzoor Ahmed Chishti addressing a press conference in Islamabad, today, expressed concern over the already deteriorated health of Muhammad Yasin Malik. He said that Modi-led Indian government was victimizing him on the basis of political vendetta and deliberately endangering his life. He demanded immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders including Yasin Malik. »

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Islamabad, March 12 (KMS): An important meeting of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter was held at its office in Islamabad, today.

The APHC-AJK chapter General Secretary, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb, chaired the meeting.

The Hurriyat leaders on the occasion thoroughly discussed the prevailing grim situation of occupied Kashmir. They also deliberated upon various proposals to promote the ongoing liberation movement and thwart India’s plan of ending the Muslim identity of the territory.

These proposals were presented by Muhammad Farooq Rahmani, Abdul Majeed Malik, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Ishtiyaq Hameed, Nisar Mirza, Haji Sultan Butt, Raja Khadim Hussain, Abdul Majeed Mir, Adeel Mushtaq Wani and Imtiaz Wani. »

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New Delhi, March 12 (KMS): Indian government has admitted that 396 Kashmiris still remain detained under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

Indian authorities arrested thousands of Kashmiris after 5th August 2019, when Modi government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir and put it under military siege. More than 750 of the Kashmiri detainees were booked under the draconian law including three former puppet Chief Ministers, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. »

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