2020 June 26 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that no one in the world can deny the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that historical background of Jammu and Kashmir, UN resolutions on Kashmir, commitments made by the Indian leaders to give the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination and talks held on the issue were testimonies to this disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that on August 05, 2019, the BJP government undermined the disputed status of Kashmir but repealing its special status and dividing it into two union territories. He said that all the steps being taken by the Modi government in occupied Kashmir were a clear violation of the UN resolutions, adding that India was taking all these illegal steps solely on the basis of its military might. »

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95,680 people subjected to torture in IOK since 2000

Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four more Kashmiris including an 8-year-old boy in Pulwama and Islamabad districts, today. These killings raised the number of slain Kashmiris in the territory to six since yesterday.

The troops martyred three youth during a cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district. Earlier, two Indian troops were injured in an attack in the area. The occupation authorities snapped mobile internet service in the area. An 8-year-old child, Nihaan Butt, was martyred when Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing after the killing of a soldier in an attack on a camp of Indian Central Reserve Police Force near Padshahi Bagh in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district. The troops had killed two youth during a military operation in Hardshiva area of Sopore town, yesterday. The Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and Pairwan-e-Wilayat in their statements strongly denouncing the killing of the child termed it as the worst display of state terrorism. »

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks after meeting with Pennsylvania families who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act on June 25, 2020 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Washington, June 26 (KMS): Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President, Joe Biden, wants India to take necessary steps to restore rights of Kashmiris.

Joe Biden has also expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

“These measures are inconsistent with the country’s long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy”, according to the policy paper – Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim American community, posted recently on his campaign website. »

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95,680 people subjected to torture in IOK since 2000: Report

Islamabad, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India is using physical, mental and psychological torture at a large scale as a tool to prolong its illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir and to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing just struggle for securing freedom from its subjugation.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, today, revealed that Indian troops during their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 95,613 Kashmiris including 7,141 in custody and fake encounters during the last 31 years. »

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Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum has denounced the authorities for depriving the people of their livelihood.

The forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, at the time when the COVID-19 pandemic, which is taking a daily toll on the lives of Kashmiri people, the authorities are snatching livelihood from the people.

It deplored that since December last year the authorities had ensured that the contracts for mineral blocks in every district of the territory were given to non-local contractors by opening up the bidding process to non-locals and manipulating it in their favour. »

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Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): The ill treatment meted out to Kashmiris, who recently returned to their homes in occupied Kashmir via Wagah-Attari border, at the hands of Indian officials speaks volumes without saying a word. This was strikingly different that these Kashmiris witnessed on the Pakistani side.

These Kashmiris narrating their ordeal while talking to their relatives in Pakistan and in the occupied territory, said that the time they entered into the Indian side of the border, they were humiliated at every point. They maintained, be it at immigration desk at Attari, checking of their luggage or the arrangement of buses, at all places they were treated with contempt and disrespect by the Indian officials. Even the older people and the women folk were disparaged, they added. »

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Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and Jammu and Kashmir Pairwan-e-Wilayat have strongly condemned the killing of a child by Indian troops in Bijbehera area of Islamabad district, today.

Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing of the child as the worst dsiaplsy of state terrorism.

He advised the high-ranking politicians and military generals of India to read writing on the wall as Kashmiris have rejected India and will never accept its slavery. »

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New Delhi, June 26 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court, today, issued notice to the administration of occupied Kashmir on a plea filed by illegally detained High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom challenging his continued detention under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), since August, last year. »

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8 -year-old boy martyred in troops’ firing

Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a soldier of Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was killed in an attack in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district, today.

Unknown gunmen attacked 90 battalion of CRPF near Padshahi Bagh in Bijbehara area of the district. As a result, one CRPF man identified as Shymal Kumar suffered critical injuries. He was removed to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. »

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London, June 26 (KMS): British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has urged India and China to engage in dialogue to sort out their border issues as he described the escalation in eastern Ladakh as a very serious and worrying situation, which the UK is closely monitoring.

The official statement of Johnson came during his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons.

He said this while responding to Conservative Party MP, Flick Drummond, on the implications for British interests of a dispute between a “Commonwealth member (India), on the one side, and a state that challenges our notion of democracy on the other”. He said, “Perhaps the best thing I can say… is that we are encouraging both parties to engage in dialogue on the issues on the border and sort it out between them.” »

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