Srinagar, April 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, five more people were tested positive with the coronavirus, today, taking the number of such patients to 295.

Of the new cases three were from Kashmir Valley and two from Jammu region. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Kashmir Valley is 228, in Jammu 50 and in Ladakh region is 17. So far, four people have died of the coronavirus in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, April 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has made a mention of uncountable massacres carried out by Indian forces in the territory, saying that New Delhi has a long history of brutality and bloody actions for its evil designs.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in connection with the anniversary of April 1919 Jallianwaala Bagh massacre said, none other than the people of Kashmir can feel more pain on this day, as they have faced hundreds of massacres by Indian troops in the territory since 1947. He cited the massacres of Gaw Kadal, Handwara, Hawal, Zakoora, Tengpora, Lal Chowk, Bijbehara, Sopore, Kupwara, Sangrampora, Wandhama, Chapnari, Prankote, Chittisinghpura, Kishtwar and Doda as well as mass rape of Kunanposhpora and Shopian double rape-and-murder incidents perpetrated by Indian troops as only few examples of Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir. »

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Decisions of APHC in Srinagar welcomed

Islamabad, April 14 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has expressed concern over the loss of lives in mortar shelling by Indian Army on the civilian populations in occupied Kashmir and Azad Kashmir.

The APHC-AJK at a meeting in Islamabad, today, decided to send an email to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to appeal him to take a serious notice of the stepped-up Indian state terrorism and restrictions on freedom of speech and civil liberties in occupied Kashmir.

Through the email, the UN Secretary General would be appealed to make India bound to abide by the international laws and resolutions in this regard. »

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Islamabad, April 14 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement Vice Chairman, Qazi Muhammad Imran, has expressed regret that at a time when the world is trying to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, India is pursuing its nefarious agenda to change the demography in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Qazi Muhammad Imran in a statement issued in Islamabad condemned the anti-Kashmir measures by India, saying that the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic, but New Delhi is engaged in killing innocent Kashmiris in in the occupied territory »

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Srinagar, April 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the killing of three civilians including a woman and a child in India’s artillery fire in Kupwara district.

Senior APHC leader and President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed grief over the loss of lives. He said the unending war has a devastating effect on the lives of the Kashmiri people.

He urged both India and Pakistan to work for restoration of peace and termed the situation at the Line of Control “not in interest of anyone at a time when the whole world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic.”

Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar, in a statement issued in Srinagar while denouncing India’s military adventurism urged New Delhi to desist from military adventurism and show maturity to peacefully resolve the Kashmir dispute in its historical perspective. »

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Islamabad, April 14 (KMS): Pakistan summoned Indian Charge d’Affaires to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by India.
Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned by Director General South Asia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control in Dhudnial, Rakhchikri, Chirikot and Baroh Sectors, resulting in the killing of a child and serious injuries to four innocent civilians. »

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Srinagar, April 14 (KMS): When Indian occupied Kashmir confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 18, Iqbal Saleem, a professor of surgery at Government Medical College in the capital, Srinagar, sensed the days ahead would be challenging. He sent a WhatsApp message to his friend, a surgeon in the United Kingdom, asking about the country’s response to the pandemic. His friend sent back a detailed protocol adopted by hospitals in Kent.
For Saleem, just downloading the document was a herculean task. Kashmiris have not had access to high-speed or 4G internet for more than eight months. Because of his erratic connection, he could not open the file. After a few unsuccessful attempts, the doctor vented his frustration on Twitter. “This is so frustrating..Trying to download the guidelines for intensive care management as proposed by docs in England.. 24 Mbs and one hour..Still not able to do so,” Saleem wrote. »

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