2020 June 19 » Kashmir Media Service

Geneva, June 19 (KMS): In Geneva, the speakers have strongly condemned the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

The speakers at the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council denounced the human rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory. They also slammed the extra-judicial killings, arrests, harassment and torture of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian government. »

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Thousands of Kashmiri women martyred, 11,204 molested since 1989

Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India is using violence against Kashmiri women including arrest, harassment and rape and molestation as a weapon of war to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

According to a Kashmir Media Service report compiled by Raies Ahmed Mir on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, today, said that Indian troops had molested 11,204 women since January 1989 till date. It said that brutal incidents of Kununposhpora mass rape and Shopian double rape and murder and rape and murder of Kathua minor girl were the glaring examples of Indian brutalities against women in the occupied territory.

The report said that Indian troops had molested around a hundred women during a siege and search operation in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district on the night of February 23 in 1991. »

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Paris, June 19 (KMS): Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an immediate withdrawal of the new Media Policy announced by India for occupied Kashmir.

A statement issued by the RSF said the Indian government assumes the right to harass journalists and media judicially and economically through the policy if the local press publishes content it doesn’t like.

With the media policy openly declaring that it aims to foster a genuinely positive image of the government, the RSF said the policy statement gives Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) the de facto right to exercise pre-and-post-publication control over all journalism in the territory for the next five years. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) observed its 57th Foundation Day with the pledge to realise the vision and continue the mission of the organisation’s founder Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq and his associates who formed the party.

The AAC in a statement issued in Srinagar vowed to carry on pursuing the cause of truth and realisation of people’s will through peaceful means till the vision of the founding father is accomplished.

The AAC on this occasion hailed the selfless and sincere leadership of its founding Chairman Shaheed-e-Millat who laid down his life in pursuance of his vision for his people and paid rich tributes to him for his contribution in all fields towards the betterment of the people of Kashmir. »

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Beijing, June 19 (KMS): The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, Global Times, has warned that India can face military pressure from China, Pakistan or even Nepal if tensions along its borders continued to escalate.

Quoting Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, an editorial published in the state newspaper on Wednesday said, “India has engaged in border disputes with China, Pakistan and Nepal at the same time. As Pakistan is a reliable strategic partner of China, and Nepal also has close ties with China, and both of them are key partners under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, if India escalates border tensions, it could face military pressure from two or even three fronts, which is far beyond India’s military capability and this might lead to a disastrous defeat for India.” »

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New Delhi, June 19 (KMS): Indian media showing high resolution satellite images has claimed that China is blocking or disturbing the flow of the Galwan River in Northeast Ladakh, less than a kilometer from the site of the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 in which 20 Indian officers and men were killed.

NDTV reported that the details procured through satellite images had emerged as an Indian Major General and his Chinese counterpart met for the second consecutive day near Patrol Point 14 in the Galwan Valley, where the clash took place. The talks on Wednesday were inconclusive with the Chinese side showing no signs of disengaging from the area.

Indian soldiers were assaulted with iron rods, nail-studded clubs and rocks wrapped in barbed wire in the fight near Patrol Point 14, a vantage point in India-claimed area that overlooks Chinese positions on their side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) or the de-facto border between India and China, NDTV added. »

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New Delhi, June 19 (KMS): Following a violent stand-off between the Indian Soldiers and personnel of Chinese Republic Army personnel in Ladakh that resulted in the killing of 20 Indian troops and injuring of scores of others, the Indian Railways has decided to terminate project contracts awarded to a Chinese company.

Indian Railway Board Chairperson, VK Yadav, told media that the contract was awarded to Beijing National Railway Research and Design Institute of Signal and Communication Group in 2016. He said that the project had a completion period of 3 years but only 20 per cent work was done, therefore, the contract had to be terminated.

“It should have been completed by August 2019 but only 20 percent work has been done. Therefore, India took the decision to terminate the contract,” he said. »

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New Delhi, June 19 (KMS): India has confirmed that besides the death of 20 Indian soldiers, a total of 76 troops were injured during the clashes between them and the Chinese army took place in the disputed Galwan Valley of Ladakh region along the Line of Actual Control on Monday night.

Of the injured, 18 were seriously wounded while 58 troops sustained minor injuries, Indian media reported, adding, all of the injured soldiers are said to be stable and recovering. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tributes to eight youth martyred by Indian troops in Shopian and Pulwama areas.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC), Shabbir Ahmed Dar, in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian forces and police personnel had stepped-up their atrocities in occupied Kashmir where youth were being martyred every day during cordon and search operations. He said incidents of extrajudicial killing and arrest during door to door searches had increased to a dangerous level in the territory and the world community should take notice of this worst situation.

He paid homage to the martyred youth and said that the Indian brutalities would not be able to subdue Kashmiris’ spirit for freedom and they would continue their struggle till complete success. He urged the United Nations to intervene and resolve the Kashmir dispute as per its resolutions and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, paying rich tributes to the 8 youth martyred by Indian troops in Pulwama and Shopian districts, said that the vicious cycle of killings, cordon and search operations and indiscriminate use of force against the Kashmiris has pushed them to the wall.

The TWI spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that all these brutal and inhuman tactics were a direct result of the fascist mindset of the BJP-led Indian government, which believed in hatred and highly militaristic means to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

He said New Delhi’s such a belligerent approach is only acting as a catalyst for the Kashmiris’ alienation from India and added that New Delhi must remember that it can’t subdue the Kashmiris’ spirit for freedom by resorting to wanton killings, arrests and other forms of coercive tactics against them. »

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