Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression has said that limitations imposed by the authorities on internet in occupied Kashmir have made access to basic information difficult for healthcare professionals.

David Kaye, UN rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, in his report “Disease pandemics and the freedom of opinion and expression”, has expressed concern over internet restrictions in Kashmir. It has been reported by healthcare professionals in Kashmir that the limitations imposed by the government have made access to basic information difficult to obtain, reads the report. »

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over hundred people offered funeral prayers in absentia for Asif Majeed Dar, who was martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Lower Munda in Kulgam district, today.

Asif Majeed Dar was among three youth killed by the troops in the Lower Munda area of the district. »

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, four children among six persons were injured in a blast near the operation site at Lower Munda area of Qazigund on Monday.

One of the injured was referred to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in Srinagar while three others require “surgical intervention”. »

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): Hundreds of Kashmiri students stranded in several parts of India are facing financial crises and medical problems due to the coronavirus lockdown .

The Kashmiri students have been stranded from over 40 days in Uttarakhand state of India and want to return home due to financial crisis amid the lockdown.

Abrar Khan, a student from Dehradun, told media men that he along with other students was stranded since the lockdown was imposed across India. “We are running out of resources and it is very difficult to stay back under these circumstances,” he said. Khan pointed out this was taking a toll on their mental health and they were suffering from depression and anxiety. “We are around 60-70 students stranded in several cities of Uttrakhand and our families are suffering,” he added. »

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): More than 62,000 labourers from occupied Jammu and Kashmir, who have been stranded in various parts of India amid Covid-19 lockdown are facing shortage of food and other commodities.

The actual number of the stranded labourers might be much more as these 62,000 labourers are only those whose distressed calls were received on the helpline numbers, set up by the local authorities in the territory.

Out of the total number of registered stranded labourers in the Indian states, a total of around 20,000 are stuck in Himachal Pradesh (HP), followed by Maharashtra with 13,000 while in Uttar Pradesh around 10,000 are stranded. »

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Washington, April 27 (KMS): US Congressman Andre Carson on Saturday sympathised with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) who were facing difficulties in protecting themselves from coronavirus due to the draconian restrictions placed on them by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“My heart remains with the people of Kashmir during this challenging time,” said the lawmaker from the US state of Indiana. “The draconian restrictions placed upon them by PM Modi are not only taking away their basic human rights but also making it more difficult to protect against COVID-19,” said Carson. He also called for the end of the unjust restrictions placed on the occupied territory.

Earlier this month, Pakistan expressed sheer concern over the lack of medical supplies for the IOK during the coronavirus pandemic as the valley continued to face human rights violation and lockdown. Islamabad has also condemned and rejected the introduction of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020 which it termed as an attempt to illegally change the demographic structure of IOK.

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Lahore, April 27 (KMS): Expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri people, Provincial Law Minister and Kashmir Committee Punjab Chairman Muhammad Basharat Raja has said that the Indian forces have set a horrible example of collective disrespect to unarmed, innocent and helpless Kashmiri women.

In a statement, he said that India itself was burning in the fire of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s fascist agenda and hatred. He said that the worst lockdown in IHK has been going on for the last eight months due to which the situation in the occupied Kashmir has become more serious. Raja Basharat said that Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the issue of Kashmir effectively at every global forum and compelled the world community to recognise the right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination.

He said that Indian oppression could not deprive Kashmiri Muslims of their right to freedom. Basharat Raja requested the religious scholars to offer special prayers after every prayer for the liberation of occupied Kashmir during the holy month of Ramazan.

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district,today, taking the total number of youth martyred by the troops to 7 in less than 24 hours.

The youth were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation at Lower Munda in Qazingund area of the district.

The operation was going on till last reports came in.

On Sunday, the troops martyred four youth at Asthal in Kulgam district. The latest killings have raised the number of deaths to 16 since Wednesday. »

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Srinagar, April 27 (KMS): In a bid to completely snatch away the identity of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India has formally started renaming its departments with Hindi nomenclatures.

In a latest move, the Public Health Engineering and Irrigation and Flood Control (PHE I&FC) Department of the occupied territory has been renamed as ‘Jal Shakti Department’.

An order issued in this regard by Additional Secretary General Administration Department, Rohit Sharma, also gave sanction to the rechristened department at Serial 27-A in the First Schedule of the IOJ&K Government Business rules. »

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