2020 June 17 » Kashmir Media Service


Representative image/APIslamabad, June 17 (KMS): The Indian government and its media are being ridiculed worldwide for their quite opposite ways of handling resilient Chinese troops in Ladakh and the unarmed people in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian forces launch crackdown on Kashmiri villagesAccording to a Kashmir Media Service report compiled by Muhammad Arshad Khan, Indian Army that kills innocent Kashmiris and destroys villages upon villages on the pretext of just a small attack by mujahideen in any part of the occupied territory is dead silent over the loss of more than its 50 soldiers including officers with 20 confirmed dead at the hands of the Chinese troops during a face-off in Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday night.

However, the silence maintained by the Indian government, army and the media has made the country a laughing stock among the comity of nations. Even some Indian channels and newspapers while narrating the ‘ghus kar marayn gay [We’ll intrude and kill you]’ rhetoric of the Modi-led cabinet ministers and firebrand Hindu anchors against Pakistan particularly after Pulwama attack, have started criticizing the same people over such humiliation of Indian army, interestingly, inside the land, which is claimed by India and now is in the control of the Chinese troops. Indian opposition, too, is taking the Modi regime to task for this embarrassment for India. »

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United Nations, June 17 (KMS): UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed concern over the violent face-off between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and urged both the countries to exercise maximum restraint.

“We are concerned about reports of violence and deaths along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China and urge both the sides to exercise maximum restrain,” said Associate Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General, Eri Kaneko, during a media briefing.

We take positive note of reports that the two sides have engaged to de-escalate the situation, she added.

In a massive scale up of conflict in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed while 34 other went missing during the violent clash with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China on Monday night. »

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White HouseWashington, June 17 (KMS): The US is closely monitoring the situation following a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh and hopes that the differences will be resolved peacefully, officials in Washington said.

Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a colonel, were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border stand-off in the region.

“We are closely monitoring the situation between Indian and Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control,” a US State Department spokesperson said.

“We note the Indian military has announced that 20 soldiers have died,” the official said.

Both India and China have expressed their desires to de-escalate and the US supports a peaceful resolution of the current situation, the spokesperson said.

“During their phone call on June 02, 2020, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had discussed the situation along the India-China border,” the official added.

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Srinagar, June 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a fresh COVID-19 death was reported early morning today, taking the fatality count due to the deadly disease in the territory to 65.

The victim, a 65-year-old man from Feripora area of Shopian, who had tested positive for COVID-19, succumbed at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar.

The sexagenarian was admitted to Soura Hospital on Monday with complains of fever, shortness of breath with a diagnosis of Acute exacerbration of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

“He breathed his last at around 4.15 am due to cardiopulmonary arrest after his son refused to put him on ventilator,” said Dr Farooq A Jan, the medical superintendent of Soura Hospital.

With this death, the COVID-19 tally in occupied Kashmir has risen to 65 comprising 57 in the Kashmir Valley, seven in Jammu division and one in Ladakh region. »

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Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar speaking to media persons on Sunday in Srinagar. Photo/ANISrinagar, June 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have refused to provide security to all sarpanchs who are facing wrath from the Kashmiris for being collaborators of India’s illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir.

Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar, addressing a press conference in Srinagar expressed the inability of the police to provide security to every sarpanch in the present circumstances in Kashmir. He said that only those having “imminent threat” would be provided with protection.

The statement comes days after a sarpanch was killed by unknown gunmen in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

On behalf of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, we American citizens of Kashmiri origin, offer you our sincere congratulations on your election to the august office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly. If the people of Indian occupied Kashmir had the freedom to express their sentiments, you would no doubt have heard their loud rejoicing at the fact that the distinguished representative of brotherly country – Turkey – is presiding over the parliament of nations, this year.

In saying this, we are by no means unmindful of the fact that, in your capacity as President of the General Assembly, you have to be impartial between member states and perceived to be so. It is, therefore, on the ground of the recognized principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the respect for international agreements and for the resolutions of the Security Council that we approach you with the appeal that you exercise your good offices to mediate between Pakistan and India for promoting a solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolutions of the Security Council. »

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Tension mounts in Ladakh as China brings in more troops; India maintains aggressive posturingIslamabad, June 17 (KMS): Twenty Indian troops were killed while thirty four others went missing in the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese army personnel in Galwan Valley in Ladakh on Monday night.

Reports quoting unnamed senior Indian Army sources, say that this has not been confirmed by the Indian government. However, the reports say, Indian Army confirmed the killing of its soldiers in the violent face-off.

In a statement, the army said, “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday (Monday) night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers.” »

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Lt Gen MM NaravaneSrinagar, June 17 (KMS): The killing of at least 20 Indian army personnel including a colonel and disappearance of 34 others during a face-off with the Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh has reportedly forced the Indian Army Chief, General MM Naravane, to cancel his planned visit to Pathankot military station in occupied Kashmir.

Earlier, reports had said that the chiefs of three Indian services were expected in a meeting with External Affairs minister, S Jaishankar. This comes after 20 Indian Army personnel including a senior rank officer were killed during a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on Monday night.

Interestingly, Indian government as well media are trying to hide the embarrassment by deceiving their public that the Chinese troops also suffered some casualties during the face-off. However, China has not endorsed the Indian claim.

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Revocation of special status forced China into Kashmir dispute, he says

Beijing, June 17 (KMS): A well-reputed Chinese scholar, Dr Wang Shida, has said that Indian attempts to forcibly seize Jammu and Kashmir are doomed to fail as New Delhi used domestic legislation to deny the UN’s designation of Kashmir as a disputed territory.

Dr Wang Shida, who is Deputy Director of Institute of South Asian Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations based in Beijing, in a fresh article wrote that the changing of Kashmir’s status had posed a challenge to the sovereignty of Pakistan and China and made the India-Pakistan relations and China-India relations more complex. »

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Srinagar, June 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed concern over serious threat to the lives of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists amid spike in cases of infection by coronavirus pandemic in different Indian jails.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded immediate release of all the detained Kashmiris and cautioned that many of them were either of vulnerable age or had underlying health conditions. »

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