2020 March 24 » Kashmir Media Service

Politically quarantined IOK on ventilator

Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in New Delhi’s Tihar jail.

The forum in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that Yasin Malik’s well-being is the responsibility of the Indian government in jail. It demanded that all Kashmiri political leaders and activists, traders, civil society members, students and youth languishing in various Indian jails be released, immediately. The forum said that the life of the detainees was at a risk especially after the corona outbreak.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum, Umar Adil Dar in a statement in Srinagar said that on one hand global leaders were taking all possible steps to combat the deadly corona challenge, while Indian rulers, on the other, are paying no heed to the calls for the release of innocent Kashmiri detainees. »

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‘Global peace at peril if Hindu extremism goes unchecked’

New Delhi, 24 March (KMS): While medical scientists are engaged in discovering a vaccine to counter the global menace of corona, social scientists have warned that Hindu fanatics associated with RSS, BJP and other Hindu extremist organizations pose a real and relatively bigger threat to the world peace than corona.

A number of experts working on human societies belonging to different races and religions in India during a survey said that the world, on one hand, is confronting lockdown to prevent the disasters caused by the mutated coronavirus, the people of Jammu and Kashmir, on the other, are witnessing an RSS-backed lockdown for around eight months, now. »

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Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two people, who had arrived from Saudi Arabia and New Delhi recently, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

As of now, three persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kashmir Valley while the tally of such patients across occupied Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to 6, officials said. Three cases were reported from Jammu earlier this month. »

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Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian paramilitary personnel were killed in a fratricidal firing incident in Srinagar city, today.

The incident took place inside water wing of CRPF at Dalgate area of the city, a police officer told media men. »

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London, 24 March (KMS): The Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) has said that as the world is robustly engaged in coping with the Covid-19 crisis, the Government of India continues to pursue its reign of terror in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

A spokesperson for the organization in a statement issued in London said, the Executive Members of OKC namely Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl have expressed deep concern over India’s decision to direct its special Terrorist and Disruptive Activity (TADA) Court to frame charges against Muhmmad Yasin Malik, Chairman, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and four others in connection with the trumped up offence of killing of four Indian Air Force personnel in 1990. However, Muhammad Yasin Malik and four others have denied the charges. »

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New Delhi, March 24 (KMS): Senior Congress leader and former puppet Chief Minister of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that Kashmir is on ventilator after the Indian government put it under a “political quarantine” for the past around eight months, saying the situation there is worse than what it was even 30 years ago.

Iinitiating a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation Bills, the Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of Indian Parliament demanded an immediate release of all Kashmiri political detainees. »

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Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities on Tuesday revoked the draconian Public Safety Act slapped against National Conference leader and former puppet Chief Minister of the territory, Omar Abdullah and released him from house arrest.

Booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), Omar Abdullah has been kept under detention ever since India abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019. He has been under detention for the past seven months at Srinagar’s Hari Nivas, where he recently celebrated his 50th birthday.

It may be recalled that Omar’s father and NC Chairman Farooq Abdullah was released from house arrest on March 16. Farooq had been under house arrest since September 15, 2019, almost a month after India scrapped Article 370. »

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Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum, Umar Adil Dar has reiterated his demand for the release political prisoners, especially in the wake of deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Umar Adil Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that on one hand when global leaders are taking all possible steps to combat the COVID-19 challenge, Indian rulers are paying no heeds to the calls for the release of innocent Kashmiri political detainees.

He said that the detainees from Kashmir, lodged in Ambedkar Nagar, Lukhnow, Allahabad, Agra, Tihar and other jails of India, are at a direct risk of being infected with coronavirus. “In view of the fast spreading corona or Covid 19, keeping Kashmiri activists in jails without trial is the worst human rights violation. »

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Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police booked several Kashmiris for doing a social work during lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities in Shopian district.

The police came into action when the residents cooked rice at their houses and distributed it among the people who had gathered at a designated place in Dachoo area of the district.

The donors were also updating people on how to save themselves from spreading dreaded coronavirus infection in Shopian district »

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Srinagar, March 24 (KMS): As the world scrambles to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, fear and anxiety prevail in Indian occupied Kashmir after six COVID-19 cases were detected.

Hospitals in the occupied territory have an acute shortage of doctors and paramedics, while its healthcare facilities are insufficient to meet the crisis which has unsettled countries with world-class medical infrastructure.

Given the situation, residents of the valley fear the potentially disastrous consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. »

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