#UnmarkedGravesInIOJK

Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of unmarked graves are a testimony to the Indian state terrorism in the territory.

An analytical report released by Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, revealed that nearly 6,000 unmarked graves have been discovered in occupied Kashmir so far. It pointed out that over 8,000 Kashmiris have been subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops and police personnel since 1990. “The relatives of these disappeared Kashmiris fear that their dear ones might have been buried in these unmarked graves after being killed by the troops in fake encounters. After many inquiries it is established now that Indian troops have been involved in fake encounter killings in occupied Kashmir,” it said. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete strike, marked by anti-India demonstrations, will be observed tomorrow (Friday) to send once again a clear message to India and the world that the people of Jammu and Kashmir reject New Delhi’s illegal occupation of their homeland.

Call for the strike and the demonstrations has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to register protest against India’s moves to change the territorial integrity and demographic composition of occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): The revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by India on August 5, last year, ‘bewildered Kashmiris and left them stunned and dumbfounded’ was the crux of a report released by the Forum for Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir.

The Forum for Human Rights, which is an informal group of concerned citizens comprising ex-judges, academicians and senior ex-servicemen described the economic, social and political impact of the post 5th August actions and their long duration of 11 months as disastrous. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Ahmed Siddiqui, has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute and the Kashmiris will continue their struggle for its resolution according to the United Nations resolutions.

Bilal Siddiqui in a statement issued in Srinagar said that passing of imperialist orders from New Delhi were aimed at changing the Muslim majority status of the territory into a minority. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the illegal detention of two elderly persons booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act.

60-year-old Abdul Majid Rathar and 55-year-old Muhammad Yousuf Ganai were arrested on the charges of stone pelting after the repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir by Modi government on August 05, last year. They were later booked under the PSA and detained at Agra jail in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The detention orders were quashed by a Single Bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan through a video conference that had earlier reserved its verdict in these two separate habeas corpus petitions on behalf of his clients by Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak. »

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Jammu, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum, Advocate Devender Singh Behl, has said that the steps taken by India over the past one year are clearly in violation of the international norms and laws.

Devinder Singh Behl in a statement issued in Jammu said that Kashmiris had not accepted the Indian move of abrogating the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Indian authorities had illegally arrested Hurriyat leaders, activists and youth and kept them in far off Indian jails to stifle the voice against the vicious Indian measures. »

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Islamabad, July 23 (KMS): The Convener of AJK chapter of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, has reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their struggle to achieve their inalienable right to self-determination, guaranteed to them by the UN Security Council through its several resolutions.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi addressing a meeting at the APHC-AJK office in Islamabad paid rich tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs, widows and half widows, victims of pellets and bullets and detainees languishing in different jails and interrogation centres. Kashmiris’ struggle is destined to succeed despite Indian brutalities and barbarism, he said. »

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Islamabad, July 23 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement (JKPPFM) has paid rich tributes to great mujahid commander of Pir Panjal, Haji Noor Hussain alias Daryai Baba Shaheed on his martyrdom anniversary.

The JKPPFM Vice Chairman, Qazi Muhammad Imran, in a statement in Islamabad said that the martyred commander joined the liberation struggle in 1990 when the movement in Jammu was almost non-existent. He said that the Indian troops were so frightened by the name of the Shaheed commander that they would leave the area after hearing his name. »

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Ladakh, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a top Buddhist leader, Rigzin Spalbar, has slammed the Modi government for hiding the reality about eastern Ladakh, saying that there is no improvement in the ground situation.

The standoff between China and India continues on the Line of Actual Control since the night of June 15 this year when 20 Indian troops including officers were killed and at least 76 others were injured in a violent clash between the Chinese and Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley in Ladakh.

Rigzin Spalbar, top most Buddhist leader of Ladakh region, blamed the Indian authorities for the fear among the border residents. He said the Modi government has failed to take a strong stance against China.

Rigzin claimed that there is no improvement on ground level as of now as the situation is still the same and until China doesn’t move its troops back from the spot how can they (Indian authorities) say the situation has improved or changed on ground level. »

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Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) has expressed concern over the continued illegal detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her two aides, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sofi, and their shifting to ‘Punishment Ward’ by the authorities of infamous Tihar jail.

The JKYSF Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Aasiya Andrabi had been suffering from multiple ailments and no proper treatment was being provided to her. He added that keeping her in continued detention might further deteriorate her health. »

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