2020 July 21 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has urged the United Nations to play its role for settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.

APHC Spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the United Nations is legally bound to hold a free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to ascertain the Kashmiris’ future destiny.

The spokesman urged the United Nations and international community to prevail upon Modi-led fascist government in India to stop atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the continued harassment and brutalities under the guise of COVID-19 lockdown, restrictions and suspension of high-speed internet have destroyed economy, tourism, education and daily life of the people of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam while expressing serious concern over the arrival of 10,000 non-locals in Kashmir has asked the Indian authorities to come clean where these people are tested for COVID-19.

Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in a media interview in Srinagar also questioned the testing and quarantine facilities set up for the Amarnath yatris, who are set to arrive in Kashmir, today. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Executive Director, Voice of Victims, Abdul Qadeer Dar, has said that Kashmiri people, particularly youth, are running for their lives as India is using torture, harassment and arrest as a policy in the territory.

Abdul Qadeer Dar while strongly criticizing Indian forces for thrashing and beating a student during a cordon and search operation in Kakapora area of Pulwama district appealed to all international human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Asia Watch to conduct a thorough visit of besieged valley to take the stock of human rights situation there. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, eleven more deaths due to coronavirus were reported, today, taking the fatality count due to the infectious disease to 268.

All these victims died at various hospitals in Srinagar. Five coronavirus patients died at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences, four at SMHS hospital while one each at Chest and Disease hospital and a hospital in Bemina.

With these deaths, the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 reached 268 including 246 in the Kashmir Valley, 20 in Jammu region and 2 in Ladakh division.

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): Occupied Kashmir is witnessing a complete breakdown of economy due to imposition of military siege and internet clampdown by India in the territory since August 5, last year.

According to a survey conducted by Kashmir Media Service, the economy of the occupied territory suffered a loss to the tune of $2.1 billion since India illegally scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 after unlawfully abrogating the Article 370 of its constitution.

The survey says that post August 5, 2019 moves by India have proved economic nightmare for the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar has said that India has turned Jammu and Kashmir into a battlefield where killings, crackdowns, arrests, nocturnal raids and ransacking of houses are taking place on daily basis.

Umar Aadil Dar while addressing a party meeting in Srinagar said Kashmir is a globally-accepted dispute whose settlement is to be ascertained through exercise of right to self-determination of its people. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami has expressed concern over the brutal actions being taken by India’s fascist government of Narendra Modi against Kashmiri Muslims in the territory.

A spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar criticized the Indian authorities for coming up with a so-called new construction policy after amending the Building Operations Act 1988 and the Jammu and Kashmir Development Act 1970.

The new construction policy, the TWI said, is aimed at the grabbing of Kashmiris’ land and to use it for military purposes by the Indian army. The spokesman said that the occupation authorities have already implemented a new domicile law under which more than 30,000 non-Kashmiris have been granted domicile certificates over the past two and a half months. »

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Islamabad, July 21 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a meeting in Islamabad, today, with Mustafa Muhammad Hussain in the chair.

The APHC-AJK meeting decided to observe the upcoming 5th August as black day on the completion of one year to the constitutional onslaught on occupied Kashmir by Modi-led fascist government. Modi regime repealed the special status of the territory on 5th August, last year, and annexed it with India. Since then the occupied territory is under strict military siege. »

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Poonch, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three persons including a young couple were killed in a lightning strike in Poonch district.

The lightning struck Gumsar Dhoke in Surankote area of the district, killing three persons including Mohammad Hasiq, his wife Zarina Akther and Javied Ahmed, officials told media. All three persons including the husband-wife died on the spot.

The police while confirming the deaths said they had gone for grazing animals in the remote area when they were hit by the natural calamity. »

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Islamabad, July 21 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that on July 19, 1947, the whole Kashmir State had desired to accede to Pakistan and that spirit still lives strong today.

Had it not been for the connivance of the Indian Army, Dogra Raj and the British rulers, true aspirations of the Kashmiri people would have been realised and they would have become a part of Pakistan on Aug 14, 1947, he said. »

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