Islamabad, June 22 (KMS): Hurriyat leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat AJK forum Chairman Syed Faiz Naqshbandi has said that India has turned occupied Kashmir into a huge prison where everyone is under arrest and no one can get out of homes even in emergencies.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir meeting as real representative of Kashmiri people via video conferencing said that All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and other leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Aaysia Andrabi, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Masarrat Aalam Butt continued to be in Indian jails or are under illegal continued house arrest. »

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The gradual encroachment on Kashmiri rights and growing prospect of colonisation could set the region on fire

Anuradha Bhasin
Executive Editor Kashmir Times

Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a road in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on May 6, 2020 [AP/ Dar Yasin]For more than 70 years, Kashmiris have lived with the dread of the Indian government changing the demography and special status of Indian-administered Kashmir, which was till recently Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state. Deemed preposterous and exaggerated at one time, these anxieties have now become completely justified and have even deepened. »

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Srinagar, June 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, one more person died due to Covid-19, taking the number of fatalities due to the deadly virus in the territory to 85.

The victim, a 65-year-old resident of Kakapora area of Pulwama, who tested positive for Covid-19, died at SMHS Hospital on Sunday night. »

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Srinagar, June 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has called for complete ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in the territory.

The DAK President, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Promoting liquor culture in the valley is unacceptable.”

“Alcohol is a major social evil. It has not only destroyed individuals and families, but has spoiled entire societies,” he added. »

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