2020 April 29 » Kashmir Media Service

Islamabad, April 29 (KMS): Foreign Office summoned a senior Indian diplomat and registered Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control resulting in serious injuries to innocent civilians.

Due to indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Rakhchikri sector, two innocent women, 45 years old Roqaya Begum and 60 years old Sarwar Bibi sustained serious injuries.

The Indian occupation forces along LoC and the Working Boundary have been continuously targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars and automatic weapons.

This year, India has so far committed 913 ceasefire violations. »

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113 minorities’ members mostly Muslims killed since 2015

Islamabad, April 29 (KMS): Religious intolerance is growing in India ever since the Narendra Modi-led fascist nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came into power in 2014.

An analytical report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, said that since the Bharatiya Janata Party won power in India in 2014, lynchings of the country’s minorities have surged. Quoting Human Rights Watch, the report said that at least 44 murders took place due to lynchings between May 2015 and December 2018. Similarly, according to a Reuters report, a total of 63 cow vigilante attacks had occurred in India between 2010 and mid 2017, mostly since the Modi government came to power in 2014. In these attacks between 2010 and June 2017, 24 Muslims were killed and 124 injured. Also, India’s news website The Quint has recorded 113 killings between September 2015 and September 2019 in spate of lynchings targeting minorities, especially Muslims in India, the KMS report added.

It said that Hindu groups were using violence, intimidation, and harassment against Muslims and other minorities in India. It said that hate crimes against Muslims and other minorities had alarmingly increased in Modi’s India. »

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Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar, has condemned the arrest of JKYSF Cheif Coordinator Pulwama Asif Ahmed, Ayash Aziz Dar and Musadiq Ghaffar Lone terming it as a dictatorial and unethical act by Indian forces.

Umar Aadil Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said the detainees are social activists who always work for the uplift of the society.

He said, Indian forces with their callous approach have created a sense of insecurity among innocent youth in every nook and corner of the Valley. “People are being arrested during nocturnal raids on fabricated charges which is highly condemnable,” he added. »

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Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Karwan-e-Islami International, Ghulam Rasool Hami, has said that India under a well-thought-out plan is using coronavirus guise to change the demography of the territory.

Ghulam Rasool Hami in a statement issued in Srinagar called upon the international community to stop New Delhi from advancing its sinister agenda in occupied Kashmir; otherwise, there would be serious consequences.
He said granting domicile of Jammu and Kashmir to more than three hundred thousand (300,000) terrorists of Hindu extremist organizations including Rashtriya Swayamsavek Sangh, Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishua Hindu Pareshad is a shameful act and the world should take notice of the matter. »

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Islamabad, April 29 (KMS): Hurriyat AJK leaders, Abdul Majeed Malik, Zahid Ashraf and Aijaz Rehmani, have come down heavily on Modi-led Indian regime for spilling blood of innocent Kashmiri youth under the garb of cordon and search operations in occupied Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Vice Chairman, Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Indian forces were arresting and killing youth in the occupied territory during the so-called cordon and search operations. He strongly denounced the Indian act of granting domicile to more than three hundred thousand (300,000) no-residents of occupied Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Malik said that in order to divert world’s attention from the burning Kashmir dispute, India had unleashed a war on the Line of Control and Working Boundary. He deplored that the brutal Indian forces were not sparing even educational institutions, hospitals and ambulances. »

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Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, has expressed serious concern over the increasing number of innocent killings and surge in state terrorism by India in the territory.

Shabbir Ahmad Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the world community to come forward without any further delay to save the Kashmiris from extinction.

Referring to the report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on India he said, “The US think tank’s report on religious terrorism of India is timely and based on facts. This report should now serve as an eye opener for the United Nations to initiate criminal proceedings in International Court of Justice against India to save innocent lives in India and Kashmir.” »

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New Delhi, April 29 (KMS): The number of deaths due to coronavirus in India surpassed 1000 mark on Wednesday morning while total number of the affected people has touched 31,000 figure.

Of the total 31,332 cases, 22,629 are the active cases. As many as 7,695 people have recovered, and 1,007 people have succumbed to the coronavirus. The travel by government employees and common people from neighbouring states and districts to New Delhi has been prohibited till May 3, only essential services will be allowed.

The US on Tuesday became the first country in the world to have more than one million cases of coronavirus. It accounts for nearly one-third of the 3.1 million cases globally.

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Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Shopian district, today, taking the toll to three in the past 24 hours.

The body of the martyred youth was recovered from the debris of a house destroyed by the troops during the ongoing cordon and search operation at Melhora in Zainapora area of the district. Two youth were killed by the troops during the operation yesterday evening in the same area.

An Indian police official told media that three youth had been killed in a clash with the troops at Melhoora in Zainapora area of Shopian. He said an Army officer and a soldier were injured during the encounter. »

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Washington, April 29 (KMS): The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has appreciated Pakistan government’s willingness to engage in a dialogue about how religious freedom concerns can be addressed in the country.
Referring to Pakistan in it’s annual report for the year 2019, the USCIRF appreciated the country’s efforts to reduce religious intolerance. “One of the things that has been important for us with Pakistan is that the government has been willing to engage in dialogue about how religious freedom concerns can be addressed,” said USCIRF Commissioner Sam Brownback. »

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Indian army major injured in Shopian

Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops continuing their state terrorism fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on protesters in Shopian district, today, causing injuries to over a dozen people including a woman.

The troops continued a cordon and search operation for the second consecutive day, today, and blasted a residential house in Melhoora area of the district.

Several youth including a woman were critically injured after the troops fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on pro-freedom protesters in the area. Several people including a woman sustained injuries in the actions of the forces’ personnel. »

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