Immediate release of Kashmiri detainees demanded

Islamabad, March 28 (KMS): Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières has termed the continued restrictions on the high speed internet in occupied Kashmir as potentially criminal irresponsibility of New Delhi during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released to media, Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk, said that 8 million Kashmiris continued to be cut off from the absolutely vital information that was needed to prevent the spread of the pandemic, when people under lockdown all over the world are using the internet to work, communicate and get information. He said, this is the cruel reality to which the citizens of the Kashmir Valley, including its journalists, are currently being subjected. He demanded of India to immediately restore the high speed Internet in the territory.

And the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, in a statement in Srinagar appreciated the government of Pakistan for highlighting the miserable condition of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Social Youth Forum leader, Tauseef Ahmed, along with several party workers of district Srinagar supervised the preparation of food item bags to be distributed among the poor and needy people of the territory.

The forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said in the wake of coronavirus break out JKSYF has already started a valley-wide program and future strategy has been chalked out to reach the maximum people possible and in every district of the valley. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja, has expressed serious concern about the well-being of all illegally detained Kashmiris lodged in different jails in the face of coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Yasmeen Raja in a statement issued in Srinagar said that thousands of Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders and activists were lodged in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India for opposing India’s illegal occupation of their homeland. She said that the family members of these detainees were worried about the health of the inmates. She maintained that due to this pandemic, many countries including India have announced to release the detainees on humanitarian grounds and it is the right of Kashmiri prisoners to be released. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, has appreciated the government of Pakistan for highlighting the miserable condition of the Kashmiri people and taking up the matter with the United Nations Secretary General and President of UN Security Council.

Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the continuous efforts by Pakistan had made the world realize the importance of an immediate resolution of the Kashmir dispute which was pending before the UN for last over seven decades because of India’s intransigence and its expansionist designs. »

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Islamabad, March 28 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has appealed to the justice-loving people of the world to raise their voice against the illegal detention of its Chairman Shabbir Ahmed Shah who has recently completed 33 years imprisonment in Indian jails.

The DFP Vice President, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, in a statement issued in Islamabad said, “Shabbir Ahmed Shah is being punished for advocating political rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and his continuous imprisonment was nothing but political vendetta.” »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, seven more coronavirus cases were reported in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.

These new cases raised the number of the people tested positive with the coronavirus in the occupied territory to 40.

So far 21 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the Kashmir Valley, 6 in Jammu region and 13 in Ladakh. One of the affected persons has died so far. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops arrested two youth in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, today.

The troops arrested the youth identified as Showkat Mir and Showkat Yattoo, during vehicle checking in Pattan town of the district. The troops labeled the youth as over-ground workers of mujahideen.

On the other hand, the Indian police have so far registered 329 FIRs against people on the charges of violating lockdown orders enforced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. »

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RSF urges India to immediately restore service

Paris, March 28 (KMS): Paris-based Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has termed the continued restrictions on the high speed internet in occupied Kashmir as potentially criminal irresponsibility of New Delhi during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released to media, Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk, said that 8 million Kashmiris continued to be cut off from the absolutely vital information that was needed to prevent the spread of the pandemic, when people under lockdown all over the world are using the internet to work, communicate and get information.

“Imagine a population under a coronavirus lockdown that cannot communicate by Internet. This is the cruel reality to which the citizens of the Kashmir Valley, including its journalists, are currently being subjected,” Bastard said. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a civilian was killed after he was fired upon by unknown gunmen in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

A police officer told media that unidentified gunmen fired at Merajuddin Butt in Redwani area of the district. He said that Merajuddin, a rickshaw driver by profession, suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Qaimoh for treatment.

A doctor at the PHC Qaimoh said that the man had suffered five bullet wounds in his arms and legs. »

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Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police personnel are harassing the already besieged people of the territory in the name of measures to prevent spread of coronavirus.

A video is making rounds on social networking sites showing an Indian policeman in Sopore area of Baramulla district using abusive language calling people to stay indoors. »

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