India’s double standards stand exposed in occupied kashmir

Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH), led by Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed serious concern about the well-being of the illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in different Indian jails amid growing coronavirus pandemic.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that thousands of families in occupied Kashmir were suffering due to the continued illegal detention of their loved ones. It said that hundreds of Kashmiris were arrested during 2015 and 2016 and lodged in different jails of the occupied territory. However, it added that since August 2019, thousands of more people including Hurriyat leaders, political activists, lawyers, traders and students were picked up from their homes on false charges and shifted to the Indian jails, hundreds and thousand miles away. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat demanded that these Kashmiri detainees should be brought back to occupied Kashmir on humanitarian grounds to save them from the potential threat of coronavirus. »

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New Delhi urged to set all Kashmiri detainees free

Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian double standards stand exposed as the New Delhi government released former puppet chief minister and the Vice President of National Conference, Omar Abdullah, while prolonging the illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists.

While the Indian authorities have released its former puppet, Omar Abdullah, hundreds of Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Aasiya Andrabi continue to remain lodged in different Indian jails under fake cases hundreds and thousands miles away from their homes. »

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Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has appealed to people of the territory to adopt precautionary and safety measures to save themselves from the deadly coronavirus.

The JKLF chief spokesman, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, in a statement issued from party headquarters in Srinagar sked the Kashmiri people to follow internationally recognized precautionary SOPs to minimize the spread of coronavirus that has reached to 193 countries and has until now killed thousands of people across the world. Therefore, in these testing times every citizen of occupied Kashmir has to prove himself/herself as a freedom loving, responsible, true and patriotic citizen, he added. »

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Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH), led by Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has expressed serious concern about the well-being of the illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in different Indian jails amid growing coronavirus pandemic.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in a statement issued in Srinagar said that thousands of families in occupied Kashmir were suffering due to the continued illegal detention of their loved ones. It said that hundreds of Kashmiris were arrested during 2015 and 2016 and lodged in different jails of the occupied territory. However, it added that since August 2019, thousands of people including Hurriyat leaders, political activists, lawyers, traders and students were picked up from their homes on the false charges and shifted to the Indian jails hundreds and thousand miles away. »

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Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jamia Masjid Srinagar’s Anjuman Auqaf, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and the Grand Mufti of the territory, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, have appealed to the people of the territory to take utmost precautionary measures to save themselves from the coronavirus pandemic, which has gripped the globe.

The Anjuman Auqaf in a statement asked the people to offer prayers at home to contain spread of coronavirus. The Anjuman has already suspended all congregational prayers at Jama Masjid Srinagar for the time being. »

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Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, abject poverty and yearning to meet her son who has been held under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), in Agra Central Jail in India, has pushed Zamrooda, a resident of Srinagar, to the point of begging.

Zamrooda’s son, Asif Ahmed, was declared a “potential threat to peace” by the Indian police and picked up during a midnight raid at his residence in August last year, days after New Delhi scrapped the special status of occupied Kashmir. Along with dozens of Kashmiri youth, he has been languishing in the jail, more than 1,500 km away from home. His family lives in the congested Batamaloo locality in Srinagar and cannot afford to travel to visit him. »

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Dhaka, March 25 (KMS): A group of 75 medical students from occupied Kashmir was stranded at the Benapole border crossing of Bangladesh as India shut all land crossings with neighbouring countries.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the students were returning home from medical colleges in Mymensingh and Dhaka and were scheduled to reach Kolkata to board afternoon Kolkata-Srinagar flights, which they missed as they remained stranded at Benapole in Bangladesh’s Jessore district.
“We journeyed for 10 hours in buses to reach the Benapole-Petrapole crossing and we learnt of the closure of the border check-posts on the way,” said a fourth year student, explaining that the medical colleges in Bangladesh had asked the students to vacate hostels in view of the COVID-19 crisis. »

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Srinagar, March 25 (KMS): The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kashmir went up to four on Tuesday after three suspects returned positive results, officials said.
This has taken the total number of positive cases in occupied Kashmir to seven — four in the Kashmir Valley, three in Srinagar City.
Two men — one with travel history to Saudi Arabia and another the Andamans — tested positive for coronavirus disease in Srinagar, while another from Baramulla district also tested positive, the officials said.
“Two more cases reported positive in Srinagar. One has confirmed travel history outside India. Full details regarding the second being ascertained,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal said in a tweet. »

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