Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) has flayed the authorities for throttling information on coronavirus amid the unprecedented lockdown across the territory.

Highlighting a recent gag order issued by the Director Health Services, Kashmir, asking doctors and paramedics not to share information with media about the ongoing crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the KPC in a statement in Srinagar said stopping information flow is highly condemnable. »

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Amritsar, April 04 (KMS): The students of occupied Kashmir, who have completed their quarantine in Amritsar, have said that passengers from Indian states have been allowed to return to their homes but they are not being permitted.

Talking to Srinagar-based media persons over phone, the students, who are studying MBBS in Pakistan, said that the Deputy Commissioner of Kathua was not allowing them to return to their homes despite that the Srinagar district administration had approved their return. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police have said that the people who are asking people to protest against the new domicile law in the territory will be arrested.

The police have tasked its cyber wing to identify social media users asking the people to resist the newly introduced domicile law.

IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar has said that certain elements were trying to incite people on the new domicile law and many ‘anti-social elements’ were using various social networking platforms to instigate people.

The IGP said that the police have decided to arrest such people and the task to identify them has been assigned to the cyber wing. »

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Islamabad, April 04 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has denounced the new domicile law imposed by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir.

The participants of the meeting held in Islamabad said that the entire world was fighting the coronavirus but the Indian government unilaterally announced the law which was condemnable.

They said that the Indian action was also violation of the United Nations resolutions, Geneva Convention and international law. They deplored that India took the step when the people of Kashmir were confined to their houses due to siege imposed by Indian government after it repealed Kashmir’s special status in August last, in particular, and the coronavirus pandemic, in general. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has condemned the new domicile law enforced by India in Kashmir to convert the Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, who has been under continued house arrest for the past eight months in Budgam, in a statement said that the new domicile law followed by the abrogation of the Kashmir’s special status, had yet again exposed the Modi-led regime’s anti-Kashmir designs. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have extended ban on high-speed internet service till April 15.

An order to this effect was issued by Principal Secretary of occupied Kashmir’s Home Department, Shaleen Kabra.

The order says that the decision was taken after reports received from intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which, among other things, laid out the attempts made by the anti-national elements to spread propaganda/ ideologies through transmission of fake news and targeted messages aimed at disturbing the public order and cause dissatisfaction and discontent as also coordinate acts of militancy. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): As the world observes International Day for Mine Awareness today, a noted human rights activist in Indian occupied Kashmir said that response of the Indian government to deal with the menace has been disappointing.

An award-winning activist Khurram Parvez, also a landmine victim, while monitoring elections in 2004, lost one of his legs in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.

In an exclusive interview with foreign media, Parvez, who also heads the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances and is the program coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, said that vast tracts of land in Kashmir are laden with mines. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation in Hardmanguri area of the district, early morning today. Earlier, two Indian troops were injured in an attack in the same area. The operation continued till last reports came in.

An Indian police official claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in an encounter with the troops. »

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Jeddah, April 04 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) has slammed the new domicile law introduced by India in occupied Kashmir with the intention to effect a change in the demographic composition of the territory.

The new law paves the way for the Indian citizens to get permanently settled and get jobs in the occupied territory.

The OIC’s IPHRC in a tweet said, “The agency condemns the promulgation of illegal ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020’ by India which is an attempt to alter demographic and geographic status of Indian occupied Kashmir.”

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