Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, one Indian soldier was killed and another injured in an attack in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, today.

Unidentified man hurled a grenade at a patrolling party of Indian Central Reserve Police Force in Bijbehara area of the district and ran away. Two CRPF men received injuries and were rushed to local hospital where one of them Head Constable Shiv Lal Neetam was declared brought dead. »

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Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) along with South Asia Media Solidarity Network has launched a campaign to bring to light the severe impact on journalists of the ban on high-speed internet in occupied Kashmir and has urged the government of India to lift the restrictions.

IFJ and SAMSN in a joint statement said the world needs to know the severe impact on the lives of civilians and journalists as a result of this shutdown and a collective action is needed to end this violation of human rights and journalist rights immediately. »

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Indian troops launch CASOs in Pulwama and Kupwara

Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): The United Nations and six other global rights bodies have expressed serious concern about the plight of the Kashmiri detainees languishing in different jails of the territory and India.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres’ Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric told reporters in Washington that the UN Secretary General believes that any political solution must take into consideration the issue of human rights. He said that already on March 25, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet also called on the international community to protect prisoners from the pandemic by releasing vulnerable ones.
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Geneva, April 07 (KMS): Six global human rights organizations have demanded of India to release all unjustly detained Kashmiri prisoners as a matter of priority in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the world and in India.

The demand was made by the rights bodies, which include Amnesty International, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), World Alliance for Citizen Participation, International Commissions of Jurists (ICJ), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT). In a joint statement issued in Geneva, the global rights bodies said, “The fate of hundreds of arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners hangs in the balance as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India passes the 4,000 mark and many more are likely to remain undetected or unreported.”

“Under international law, India has an obligation to ensure the physical and mental health and wellbeing of inmates. However, with an occupancy rate of over 117%, precarious hygienic conditions and inadequate health services, the overcrowded Indian prisons constitute the perfect environment for the spread of coronavirus,” the statement said. »

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Washington, April 07 (KMS): The United Nations has asked New Delhi to closely monitor the plight of detainees in Indian occupied Kashmir as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world.

“The Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres], as we have said earlier, believes that Member States need to take a very close look at incarcerations during a time of COVID-19. It’s something the High Commissioner for Human Rights has spoken out about,” Antonio Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters.
He said Guterres believes that any political solution must take into consideration the issue of human rights. »

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Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have launched a cordon and search operation in Baigpora area of Awantipura in Pulwama district.

The personnel belonging to Indian Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles, 82 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police have jointly launched the operation. Baigpora is the hometown of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Riaz Ahmad Naikoo.

The troop sealed all entry and exit points and conducted house-to-house search operations. They subjected the inmates to brutal torture and ransacked household goods. »

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Brussels, April 07 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has urged the higher authorities of European Union (EU) to pay special attention on the severe situation of human rights in occupied Kashmir.

In this connection, Ali Raza Syed has dispatched a letter to the President of European Council, Mr Charles Michel; President of the European Commission, Ms Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen; and High Representative of EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles. »

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Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has asked the people of the territory to adopt precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement issued in Srinagar also asked the Kashmiri people to observe social distancing and following the guidelines issued by the health experts to save themselves from getting affected with this deadly disease. Citing the intensity of the corona crisis, he advised people to pray and make special prayers individually at their homes on the occasion of Shab-e-Baraat, tomorrow. »

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Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid growing international pressure, the occupation authorities have been forced to revoke the draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) against 18 more people lodged in different jails of the territory.

The detention orders were revoked of 18 people languishing in three jails of the occupied territory. Of them, 16 are lodged in Central Jail Srinagar and one each in Kotbhalwal jail Jammu and Pulwama jail. »

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Srinagar, April 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and Chairman of Democratic Political Movement (DPM), Khawaja Firdous, has rejected the introduction of new domicile law by India for the internationally-recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir saying that the Kashmiri people will never allow India’s evil designs to succeed.

Khawaja Firdous in a statement issued in Srinagar said that granting the Indians who passed matriculation and inter examinations the citizenship of Jammu and Kashmir was an Israeli model of converting Muslim dominated Jammu and Kashmir into a minority. »

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