2020 April 20 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has denounced the booking of a young woman photojournalist, Masrat Zehra under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for merely uploading photographs on social media

Syed Ali Gilani in a tweet in Srinagar, today, said that information, exposing Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir, had become a crime. He pointed out that Masrat Zehra was being harassed for doing her professional work in occupied Kashmir.

He said that India was perpetrating brutalities in the territory particularly on Muslims.

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KPC, JKYSF denounce charges against woman journalist

Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have booked a Kashmiri photojournalist on the charge of uploading anti-India posts on social media.

The police booked a noted female photojournalist Masarrat Zahra, whose work has been published by reputed news organisations as a freelance photojournalist, under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for uploading anti-India posts.

“Yes, she has been booked for her Facebook posts that glorify militants. Her posts pose a threat to law and order and spread misinformation,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Cyber Cell Kashmir, Tahir Ashraf told media men in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Islamic Political Party Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash has urged the immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the territory on humanitarian grounds.

Mohammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the entire world was releasing the prisoners in the wake of coronavirus outbreak which had infected millions. He said that the threat of outbreak in Indian jails had increased manifold due to unhygienic, deplorable and overcrowded situation of the Indian jails but the Indian government was hell bent on its egoistic and revengeful attitude and mentality towards the sufferings of Kashmiri political detainees and yet in denial mode about their release on humanitarian grounds. »

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Islamabad, April 20 (KMS): The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed great concern over India’s demographic and administrative onslaught on Kashmir as a separate historic and geographic entity in the name of the so-called Reorganisation Act 2020.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the purpose of the Reorganisation Act 2020 was to wipe out Kashmir from the international map as a world conflict under numerous Security Council resolutions following the Partition in 1947. »

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Srinagar April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and activists are subjected to cruelty and with anti-Kashmiri bias in the jails of India and the occupied territory.

An APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, while expressing his deep concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees said that most of these detainees had spent more than two decades in jails. He said some of these detainees include Dr. Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Ghulam Qadir Butt, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Mohammad Ayub Dar, Mohammad Ayub Mir, Javed Ahmad Khan, Ata Muhammad Khan, Zakir Hussain Butt, Wahid Ahmed Naiko, Feroz Ahmed Dar, Fahdullah, Abdul Hameed Taili, Feroz Ahmed Butt, Pervaiz Ahmed Mir, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, Ghulam Muhammad Butt, Tariq Ahmed Mattoo, Abdul Majeed Baba, Mahmood Topi Wala, Bashir Ahmad Pannu, Fayyaz Ahmed And Sharifud Din. »

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Islamabad, April 20 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party has urged the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) to use his diplomatic clout and address the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.

The DFP Acting President, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General, highlighted the precarious situation in the territory. He said, “At a time when civilized world is hectically engaged in a war against COVID-19 the Indian government is remorselessly hatching conspiracies to subjugate Kashmiris”. “Kashmiris, who have endured eight-month long suffocating military siege and information blockade are now subjected to collective punishment by Indian authorities”, Saghar said, adding that the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately became a new tool for the Indian occupation authorities to harass and humiliate Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces arrested several Kashmiris in different areas of the territory.

The forces during cordon and search operations arrested two youth in Wachi area of Shopian district,today.

Indian police arrested several shopkeepers including Bashir Ahmad Gania, Mansoor Ahmad Ganie and Ghulam Qadir Sheikh in Srinagar and Ganderbal districts. »

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Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces personnel raided the house of Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami General Secretary, Waheed Ahmad Khan.

One his younger brother had joined the mujahideen’s camp in 2018 and another has been in jail for the last seven months.

Waheed Ahmad Khan has also been in jail for over six months in post August scenario when the Indian government repealed the special status of Kashmir and imposed military siege in the territory. »

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Jeddah, April 20 (KMS): The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed deep concern over the rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia in India where Muslim minority is deliberately targeted and blamed for spreading the coronavirus in the country.

A statement posted on the OIC website said, “The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expresses deep concern following recent media accounts of rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia within political and media circles and on mainstream and social media platforms, where Indian Muslim minority is blamed of spreading the coronavirus in the country.” »

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Joint statement seeks execution of UN resolutions on Kashmir

London/Brussels: April 20 (KMS): A joint statement issued at the end of COVID–19 Kashmir Conference has called for implementation of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir as well as the recommendations contained in the 2018 and 2019 Reports of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights .

The conference was organized by the All Parties Group on Kashmir – European Parliament (APGKEP) and Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) via video link simultaneously in Brussels and London, and it was attended by politicians, academics, jurists, human rights defenders and journalists.

The speakers on the occasion said, India unashamedly is using COVID–19 guise to persist reign of terror in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir with its iron fist. »

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