Says Kashmir is a living prison and camp

Sharjah (UAE), June 20 (KMS): Emirati Princess Sheikha Hend bint Faisal al-Qasimi has strongly criticized Islamophobic tendencies in India and expressed solidarity and sympathies with Indian Muslims and Kashmiris.

Princess Sheikha Hend bint Faisal al-Qasimi in a media interview recalled a hate tweet by an Indian citizen living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “The tweet was insulting my religion, insulting my country, condescending my rulers and my leaders and saying that Indians were running the business in my country,” she added.

She said that some Indians, who adhere to radical Hindu ideology known as Hindutva, have shown disrespect and indulged in hate remarks on social media. She said some of them have now left the Gulf but she attributed their departure to the global economic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. »

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Islamabad, June 20 (KMS): The Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) organised a webinar titled “Kashmir: A Utopian Land with Dystopian Lives”.

The webinar was part of IICR’s Exclusive Globe 2020 which covered diverse discourse on Kashmir’s past, present and future. It also included China-India stand-off.

The event was moderated by Yasir Rehman and the panelists included Lt. Gen (retd) Raza Muhammad Khan, Ms Sabah Aslam, CEO IICR, Major Gen (retd) Raza Muhammad, Chairman IICR, Ahmed Qureshi, senior journalist on Security and Kashmir and Altaf Ahmed Butt, President of Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement.

Altaf Ahmed Bhat addressing the session highlighted the plight of the people of occupied Kashmir. He said that Kashmir was under triple lockdown: The first in 1989, second after 5th August 2019, and third one due to COVID-19. »

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Bradford, June 20 (KMS): The speakers in a virtual Kashmir conference in Bradford have raised the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The conference was jointly organized by Jammu and Kashmir Self-determination Movement International (JKSDMI) and Youth Parliament Pakistan.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Shah Farman, was the chief guest while members of British Parliament, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir Chairperson, MP Debbie Abrahams; Labour Friends of Kashmir MP, Andrew Gowan; Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman of JKSDMI, Raja Najabat Hussain; President of Youth Parliament Pakistan, Obaid-ur-Rehman Qureshi; and former Member of European Parliament, Shafaaq Mohammad; delivered their special addresses. »

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Islamabad, June 20 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said India stands diplomatically isolated and is at the verge of bankruptcy in the wake of COVID-19.

Making a policy statement in the Senate on Friday, he said India has strained its relations with all the regional countries including China and Nepal. He said India could resort to a false flag operation against Pakistan in the current situation. He, however, warned we will give a befitting and immediate response if India cast an evil eye on Pakistan. »

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Islamabad, June 20 (KMS): Pakistan has drawn the attention of international community to the plight of Kashmiri women in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir who have been frequent targets of sexual violence by the occupation forces.

Expressing solidarity with Kashmiri Women on international day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui in a statement said that Pakistan condemns India’s use of rape as an instrument of state policy to subjugate the Kashmiri people in the occupied territory. »

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