Temple attack meant to destroy Sikh-Muslim unity

Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities have extended ban on high-speed internet service in the territory to further victimize the freedom-loving Kashmiris who are already suffering due to military siege and coronavirus outbreak.

An order issued by the Home Department of occupied Kashmir said that the gag on Internet connectivity would continue until further orders. Narendra Modi-led fascist government in New Delhi had suspended the internet and mobile phone services in occupied Kashmir on August 05, last year, when it revoked the special status of the territory and placed it under lockdown.

Meanwhile, 48 rights groups from different parts of the world, including US-based Human Rights Watch in a letter to the World Health Organisation urged the World Body to impress upon India to restore internet access in Kashmir. The rights groups informed the WHO that residents in Jammu and Kashmir were unable to access information about COVID-19 due to the restriction of high-speed internet access. »

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Upholds PSA detention of HCBA President

Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of the President of High Court Bar Association, Mian Abdul Qayoom, seeking revocation of his illegal detention under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA).

In a 57-page judgment, the court of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul upheld the illegal detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom, under the PSA.

While dismissing the Letter Patent Appeal (LPA) of the HCBA President, the judges remarked that principally saying, they have taken note of the judgments of the Indian Supreme Court cited by the Bar and endeavored to abide by what courts are ordained to do.

The court upheld the detention order on the basis that grounds are not stale but are proximate. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS: In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) has expressed solidarity with the families of the martyred youth in Pulwama and Islamabad districts and urged the international community to take notice of the gross human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in the territory.

On the directives of the party Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar, a delegation led by Faisal Ahmed and comprising Jamshed Ahmed and Sahil Ahmed visited the residences of Shaheed Sabzar Ahmed Sofi at Naina Sangam in Islamabad district, Shaheed Ishfaq Ahmed Paul of Panzgam, Pulwama, Shaheed Irfan Ahmed Digoo of Litter Sangam and many other victims of the Indian brutalities and expressed solidarity with the martyrs’ families. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Political Party (PPP) Chairman, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War has condemned an attack on a Sikh gurdwara in United Kingdom and termed it as a cowardly act aimed at defaming the movement of right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

While expressing solidarity with Sikh community, Hilal War in a statement in Srinagar said the attack on gurdwara is a well thought-out plan to create a wedge between Sikh-Muslim unity. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): As many as 48 rights groups from different parts of the world, including US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), have written to the World Health Organisation to impress upon the Indian government to restore internet access in occupied Kashmir.

In a letter to WHO, the rights groups have stated that the Indian authorities have restricted internet access to only slow-speed 2G in occupied Kashmir from March 2020 after lifting a seven-month blanket internet shutdown in the territory.

“We received several reports indicating that residents in Jammu and Kashmir are unable to access information about COVID-19 due to the restriction on high-speed 4G internet access in these areas,” the letter reads. Most importantly, it adds, doctors and other health workers who are fighting to prevent the spread of the virus are struggling to download intensive care management guidelines published on various digital platforms. »

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Islamabad, May 28 (KMS): Foreign Office spokesperson has condemned the commencement of construction at Babri Masjid site.

The spokesperson in a statement in Islamabad said that the world was grappling with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the RSS-BJP in India was busy unabashedly advancing the Hindutva agenda.

She said the commencement of construction of a Mandir at the site of the historic Babri Masjid in Ayodhya yesterday is another step in this direction and the government and people of Pakistan condemn it in the strongest terms. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops blasted a private car and damaged several houses in Pulwama district.

The personnel of 44 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and police during a cordon and search operation fired several gunshots on a person, who escaped unhurt due to the darkness, in Ayengund Rajpora area of the district. Later, the troops blasted a car in the area. The troops also damaged several houses and broke window-panes in the area. »

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Islamabad, May 28 (KMS): Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene and hold India accountable for its grave breaches of international humanitarian law and war crimes in occupied Kashmir and take steps to settle the decades-old Kashmir dispute.

Speaking at the virtual meeting of the Security Council on the ‘Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in New York, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Munir Akram warned that inaction by the 15-member body in cases of foreign aggression and occupation comes at a high human cost. »

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Jammu, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, various Sikh organisations including Sikh Intellectuals Circle Jammu and Kashmir, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), International Sikh Federation, Sikh Students Federation and Sikh Youth of Jammu and Kashmir have strongly condemned the attack on a temple in Derby, UK, and demanded a thorough probe by the UK government.

Sikh leaders of these organisations including Chairman of Sikh Intellectuals Circle Jammu and Kashmir, Narinder Singh Khalsa, Bhai Gurdev Singh, Ranjit Singh, Amarjit Singh, Amandip Singh, Rajinder Singh, Devinder Singh, Manmohan Singh, Surinder Singh and Manjit Singh in a joint statement said that immediate reaction and concern of the entire Kashmiri and Pakistani community in UK and elsewhere was quite satisfactory and clear to understand the motive behind all such mysterious acts to sabotage Muslim-Sikh unity. »

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Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities have extended ban on 4G internet service in the territory to victimize the freedom-loving Kashmiris who are already suffering immensely due to military siege and coronavirus outbreak.

An order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Home Department of occupied Kashmir said that the gag on 4G Internet connectivity would continue till 17th June or until further orders.

It is to mention here that Narendra Modi-led fascist government in New Delhi had suspended the internet and mobile phone services in occupied Kashmir on August 05, 2019 when it revoked the special status of the territory and placed it under lockdown. Although, the Indian government claims that landline phones and 2G internet services have been restored in the occupied territory but the residents continue to suffer immensely due to absence of prepaid mobile and 4G internet connectivity, particularly after the spread of coronavirus, which has wreaked havoc across the globe. »

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