2020 March 17 » Kashmir Media Service

32 MPs support debate on Kashmir

Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the international human rights organizations and the United Nations to put pressure on India to release all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists and stop brutalities in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had converted the entire occupied territory into a big jail. He maintained that New Delhi would fail to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation movement through inhuman tactics.

The illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, has announced to go on a hunger strike from March 23 against inhuman and immoral treatment of Kashmiri detainees in Indian jails. A statement issued by his party Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in Srinagar said that Inqilabi made the announcement against physical torture of the Kashmiri detainees and other violations of human rights by jail authorities. Samad Inqalabi is presently lodged in Srinagar Central jail. »

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Islamabad, March 17 (KMS): India is dissolving the old so-called mainstream camp in occupied Kashmir while giving shape to a new formation in the name of Jammu Kashmir Apni Party with its blessings.

This has been stated in an opinion piece published by India’s English language news website, Scroll.in.

It stated that as politician when the Apni Party top leader, Altaf Bukhari, a former member of the Mehbooba Mufti led People’s Democratic Party, announced the launch of the party in Srinagar, he said he had drawn inspiration from Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, the prime minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 1953 to 1964. However, the article added, for generations of Kashmiris, Bakshi was the first of the collaborators, politicians who made accommodations with New Delhi to stay in power in the territory. »

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London, March 17 (KMS): As many as 32 Members of British Parliament have supported the demand for a debate on gross human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir to ask the British government and the international community to play their role in mitigating the sufferings of the Kashmiri people at the hands of Indian brutal forces.

The support has been expressed by the British MPs in response to a letter written by Jammu and Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International Chairman, Raja Najabat Hussain. »

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New Delhi, Mar 17 (KMS): Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief, Sitaram Yechury, has termed the newly floated Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, headed by former PDP minister Altaf Bukhari, in occupied Kashmir it as a prop of the establishment.

Sitaram Yechury responding to a question said “the new party has been created by the government” which would lack credibility among the people. »

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Jammu, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, copies of the charges framed by a TADA court in Jammu against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and Showkat Bakhshi were sent to Tihar jail in New Delhi and Ambedkar Nagar jail in Uttar Pradesh, in India, where the two Kashmiri leaders are held.

The TADA court in Jammu on Monday falsely framed charges against Muhammad Yasin Malik and six others. They have been accused of being involved in the killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) officials in 1990 in Srinagar.

“Yasin Malik and Showkat Bakhshi pleaded not guilty and wanted trial. Five other accused also want trial. Now, the case will be listed on March 30,” said Additional Public Prosecutor Rakesh Singh who is representing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). »

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KPC raises questions over conduct of Press Council of India

Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a team of Kashmir Press Club has met a three-member delegation of the Press Council of India (PCI), who is on a four-day visit to Kashmir, and informed them about the hardships faced by the local media fraternity in the territory.

A spokesperson for Kashmir Press Club in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Press Club team members comprising Shuja-ul-Haq, Moazum Mohammad, Ishfaq Tantry and Farooq Javed Khan met the three-member Press Council of India in Srinagar.

Interestingly, the PCI team’s visit is seen by many as a damage-control exercise because its chairman had justified media gag after the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir by the Modi government in India. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have declared coronavirus an epidemic, and surveillance personnel have been authorized to enter any premises to look for suspects infected with the coronavirus. The move is, however, seen by many as a tactic of Modi-led Indian regime to imprison more and more Kashmiri youth in the name of novel disease.

The presence of a suspect will be treated as hazardous for public safety. Any person found infected can be put in “institutional quarantine facility” or an “isolation facility.” »

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5 sheep killed by wild beasts in Baramulla

Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian Army officer died of cardiac arrest in Baramulla district.

Subedar Omjeet Singh suffered a heart attack in the Indian army camp at Trona in Baramulla. He was shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

On the other hand, a dead body was found in Batamaloo area of Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, March 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, the detained Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi has announced to go on a hunger strike from March 23 against inhuman and immoral treatment of Kashmiri detainees in Indian jails.

The Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi General Secretary in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Abdul Samad Inqilabi made the announcement against the the rising incidents of physical torture and other violations of human rights of the Kashmiri detainees at the hands of Indian authorities in jails. »

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Islamabad, March 17 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has said that India’s fanatical Hindu government is hellbent upon transforming occupied Jammu and Kashmir into a colony of slaves by treating the Kashmiris like subhumans in every sphere of life.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad blamed India for malnutrition and maltreatment of the Kashmiris whether in prisons or outside. He said that the majority of the people suffer from not only of acute physical but also from mental disorders due to the heavy deployment of different army and paramilitary contingents during the last 30 years. »

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