Srinagar, April 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Melhora in Zainapora area of Shopian district. The operation continued till last reports came in. »

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London/Brussels; April 28 (KMS): Participants of COVID-19 Kashmir Women’s Conference have said that India is using COVID-19 pandemic as a cover to continue its brutal attacks on the Kashmiri people while Kashmiri women are bearing the brunt of New Delhi’s unlawful occupation of the territory.

The conference was organized by Kashmir Women’s Movement (KWM) and Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) via video link, and it was attended by politicians, lawyers, human rights defenders, academics and jurists.

A joint statement issued on the occasion said that Kashmiri women and girls were bearing the brunt of the India’s unlawful occupation in spite of the UN Secretary General’s call for a ceasefire. The participants maintained that as the world was engaged in containing the spread of the pandemic, India continued its attacks against the innocent people of Kashmir in breach of International Law. »

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Srinagar, April 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops used brute force and fired bullets and teargas shells on protesters in Pulwama district, today.

The troops resorted to the brutal force after people took to streets amid cordon and search operations and staged anti-India protests in Gusoo, Laroo and Kakapora areas of the district.

Clashes were reported between protesters and Indian troops. »

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Srinagar, April 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a woman died of coronavirus in Srinagar on Tuesday, taking the number of deaths due to COVID-19 to eight in the occupied territory.

The woman, who was in her 70s, died at Chest Disease Hospital (CDH) in Srinagar. She had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. »

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Bangkok/Kathmandu, April 28 (KMS): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have called for an end to “intimidation and criminalisation” of journalists and human rights defenders in occupied Kashmir.

A joint statement by FORUM-ASIA and FIDH while referring to recent police cases against three Kashmiri journalists, Masarrat Zahra, Peerzada Ashiq and Gowhar Geelani said such incidents “constitute a serious violation of their fundamental rights and freedoms”. The statement said that the series of state intimidation against the three journalists “shows a concerning trend of repressing dissenting voices by the Indian Government”. »

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Kuala Lumpur, April 28 (KMS): Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid, the President of Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations & Coordinator ASEAN Coalition for Kashmir while expressing solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir has demanded an end to the Indian suppression in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Azmi Abdul Hamid in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur urged all peace and justice loving people of ASEAN to raise their voice against India for introducing laws like “Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020” to undermine its dispute status.

“The aim of the order is to illegally allow non-Kashmiris to settle in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJK) by changing domicile laws.” »

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Islamabad, April 28 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has paid glowing tributes to the Kashmiri youth martyred by Indian troops in different areas of occupied Kashmir during the last few days.

The Hurriyat leaders in a meeting chaired by APHC-AJK General Secretary, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb in Islamabad, today, expressed solidarity with the families of the martyred youth. »

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Islamabad, April 28 (KMS): The AJK chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum has expressed serious concern over the continued military siege, cordon and search operations, killings and arrests of youth by Indian troops and police in occupied Kashmir.

The leaders of AJK chapter of the forum in a meeting chaired by its Convener, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, and attended by Syed Yousuf Naseem, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Zahid Safi and Mian Muzaffar reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination nourished by the sacrifices of the people and sacred blood of the martyrs to its logical conclusion at all costs. »

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Islamabad, April 28 (KMS): India in violation of all international norms and UN-recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir has granted domicile status to more than three hundred thousand (300,000) non-residents, all Hindus, in occupied Kashmir.

News reports emanating from the occupied territory have revealed that since the new domicile law has been introduced by the Indian government for occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the people fear that more than 800,000 Indian soldiers and over 600,000 migrant labourers present in the territory may also be granted the domicile status in the days to come.

Kashmiri masses have a strong feeling that the people in power in New Delhi are working on an agenda of changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir, rendering the territory into “Another Palestine in the making”. The efforts in this regard have been doubled since India abrogated Articles 370 and 35-A on August 5, last year, the reports said. »

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Islamabad, April 28 (KMS): Pakistan has categorically rejected baseless Indian allegations of “infiltration attempts” and unfounded claims of targeting of “launching pads” across the Line of Control.

Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement said it is obvious that the Indian propaganda machine is in over-drive. She said Pakistan also rejects the provocative statements of the Indian Defence Minister, including his recent preposterous claim that “we are dominating the enemy….” There is nothing new about Rajnath Singh’s delusions; nor about his belligerent anti-Pakistan rhetoric. »

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