Urges world to respond with same outrage to Indian atrocities as with George Floyd’s death

Brussels, June 05 (KMS): As the world continues to express outrage at the brutal killing of African American George Floyd in the US, the Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has urged the world community – particularly the European Union – to also pay special attention to the “violently discriminated behaviour” of Indian authorities with the people of occupied Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed addressing the launching ceremony of the KCEU’s yearly activities at the Brussels press club condemned the cold-blooded murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. He said, “Let me begin with condolences for George Floyd‘s death […] the world must notice and react in the same manner to the brutalities committed by Indian forces against oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the violently discriminated behaviour with the minorities in India.”

The KCEU Chairman said the last words of George Floyd ‘I can’t breathe’ provide a window into what Kashmiris have faced for 74 years. “It is now 305 days as they face a continued lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities after the Modi regime annulled the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and implemented restrictions on citizens’ rights in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 5th August, 2019,” he said. »

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897 boys martyred, 107,790 orphaned since January 1989

Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 897 children during the last thirty-one years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service in connection with the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression observed on June 04, revealed that 897 children were among the 95,557 Kashmiris including women martyred by Indian troops from January 01, 1989 till June 04, 2020. The report said that the killing of civilians by the troops rendered 107,790 children orphaned in the territory during the period.

The report said that thousands of people including school boys and girls were also injured by the pellets fired by Indian troops. It added that hundreds of persons including 19-month-old Hiba Jan, 8-year-old Shahid Fayaz, 9-year-old Owais Ahmed, 10-year-old Aasif Ahmed Sheikh, Insha Mushtaq (16), Aaqib Zahoor (16), Ulfat Hameed (17), Bilal Ahmad Butt (17), Tariq Ahmed Gojri (19) and Faizan Ashraf Tantray (19) had lost eyesight in their one or both eyes totally due to the pellet injuries. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) has expressed serious concern over the surge in cordon and search operations and door-to-door searches and brazen arrest of youth in South Kashmir in particular.

South Kashmir head of JKYSF, Zubair Hassan Mir, addressing a one-day convention of his party said that Indian troops continued the bloodshed of the Kashmiri youth unabated under one pretext or the other. He deplored that even dead bodies of the youth were not returned to their families for burial.

The JKYSF leader said that instead of resolving the Kashmir dispute according to the will of the Kashmiri people, the Indian government had adopted an oppressive approach, suppressing their voice by use of military might. »

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Islamabad, June 05 (KMS): Pakistan has drawn world’s attention towards the children of Occupied Kashmir who have been living in the midst of a brutal and repressive Indian regime for more than seven decades.

Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui in a weekly briefing in Islamabad today that coincided with International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, said children of Occupied Kashmir have been the direct target of Indian violence and aggression as a means to control, silence and punish any dissent from their families and the local communities. »

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Islamabad, June 05 (KMS): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Thursday urged the world community to take notice of oppression suffered by Kashmiri children at the hands of Indian occupation forces.

In a tweet on the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, the minister said that Indian crimes against humanity including illegal detention and martyrdom of innocent children in Kashmir was a question mark on the world’s conscience. »

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