2020 August 07 » Kashmir Media Service

Muzaffarabad, August 07 (KMS): A delegation of Hurriyat AJK leaders met Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N President Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and other opposition leaders in Muzaffarabad, today, and apprised them of the latest situation of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The Hurriyat AJK delegation comprising Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Ishtiyaq Hameed, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Imtiaz Wani and Main Muzaffar Shah, told Shahbaz Sharif and other opposition leaders including former Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Ahsan Iqbal, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Maulana Asad-ur-Rehman, that the Indian troops were committing gross human rights violations in the occupied territory. However, they said that the Indian brutalities would not be able to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment and they would continue their freedom struggle till complete success.

The Hurriyat AJK leaders thanked the people, government and political parties of Pakistan for their continued support to the Kashmir cause. »

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Kashmir dispute needs resolution through dialogue

Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has welcomed the new map approved by Pakistan which shows the occupied territory as part of Pakistan.

The APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, in a media interview in Srinagar said that the new map of Pakistan reflected the Two-Nation Theory and the ground reality. He said the Kashmir dispute is a reality and Jammu and Kashmir was a natural part of Pakistan but India had illegally occupied it in 1947. He said that the Kashmiris were able to liberate one part of Jammu and Kashmir, which was named as Azad Jammu and Kashmir and they were still continuing their struggle to free another part from India’s illegal occupation. Molvi Bashir Ahmad also welcomed Pakistan’s announcement to confer Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest Civil Award of the country, on the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani.

Meanwhile, the APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar welcomed the 5th August UN Security Council session that discussed the Kashmir dispute and the prevailing situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He termed the development as an eye-opener for India and said that New Delhi should realise that the world didn’t support its illegal stance on Kashmir and disapproved its unilateral actions in the territory. »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that Kashmir dispute is a harsh reality which needs resolution through result-oriented dialogue process.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt addressing a big Juma congregation at Jamia Masjid in Botingoo area of Sopore in Baramulla district, said that since 1947 Kashmiris had been making all kinds of sacrifices to get this dispute resolved in accordance with their aspirations. »

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Welcomes UN security council session on IIOJK situation

Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Molvi Bashir Ahmad has welcomed the new map approved by Pakistan which shows the occupied territory as part of Pakistan.

Molvi Bashir Ahmad in a media interview in Srinagar said that the new map of Pakistan reflected the Two-Nation Theory and the ground reality. He said the Kashmir dispute is a reality and it was a part of Pakistan. He said that a part of Jammu and Kashmir was liberated by Kashmiris, which was named as Azad Jammu and Kashmir and a part of the disputed territory was still illegally occupied by India and the Kashmiri people were continuing their struggle to liberate it from the Indian occupation.

Molvi Bashir Ahmed welcomed Pakistan’s announcement to confer Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest Civil Award of the country, on the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani. He maintained that Syed Ali Gilani is the heartbeat of Kashmiris and voice of freedom. »

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Islamabad, August 07 (KMS): Speakers at a webinar have strongly condemned the abrogation of special status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi-led Indian fascist regime and termed its division into two union territories as a flagrant violation of international law.

The webinar “Changing Demographics of Indian Occupied Kashmir and Understanding the New Domicile Law” was hosted by Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR).

The webinar was attended and addressed by former ambassadors, intellectuals, academicians, legal experts, as well as the representatives of all Parties Hurriyat Conference including Ambassador (Retd) Aizaz Ahmed Chudhary, Ambassador (retd) Ishtiaq Indrabi, justice (retd) Shah Khawar, noted lawyer and expert on international law, Ahmer Bilal Sofi, Muhammad Ali, Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Syed Yousuf Naseem and the KIIR Chairman, Altaf Hussain Wani. »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), besides other sectors, the continued military siege imposed by the Modi government since August 05, last year, has also ruined the business of tourist cab drivers.

The Modi government on August 5 last year scrapped the special status of IIOJK and put it under military siege.

It has been a year of loss for Parvaiz Ahmad, a resident of Rainwari in Srinagar. A tourist taxi driver by profession, he has been left jobless since August 5 last year. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added to my sufferings and miseries,” says Parvaiz, who has been in his home after being rendered jobless first in wake of lockdown in August last year and then the pandemic.

“I don’t know how long we will survive like this, as this year’s tourist season is also over with another lockdown,” he says, “I have exhausted all my savings. Even my wife and my two daughters have spent their little savings as well to survive the military siege.” »

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Islamabad, August 07 (KMS): Kashmir has once again emerged as a major flashpoint between South Asia’s nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan as the Indian government repealed Kashmir’s special status in August 2019, says a report.

The report titled ‘Toward a Kashmir Endgame? How India and Pakistan Could Negotiate a Lasting Solution’ is written by Happymon Jacob, an Associate Professor of diplomacy and disarmament at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, and released by the US Institute of Peace (USIP) on its website.

It says that Kashmir has been a cauldron of discontent since August 2019, when the Indian government altered the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories under direct administration of New Delhi.

It says that for now, the Indian government seems to have closed off options for a negotiated settlement of Kashmir with Pakistan as well as with pro-freedom parties in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It says that New Delhi’s strategy is to tighten its control of Kashmir while creating space for more pro-India politics. But this approach has intensified disaffection in Kashmir, it adds. »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian police have initiated an emergency protection plan for leaders and workers of pro-India political parties particularly the BJP after several attacks on its workers especially Panchs and Sarpanches in south Kashmir.

The latest one where Sajjad Ahmed Khandey – a BJP Sarpanch from Vessu, Kulgam, was shot dead outside his residence, was the 2nd such attack on BJP workers. Earlier again in Kulgam, a BJP Panch was shot at multiple times and is still battling for his life in a Srinagar hospital.

Around 50 Sarpanches from various areas of south Kashmir have been taken to secured accommodations for the time being. They will be lodged in these facilities till 15th of August, India’s Independence Day, which people of the occupied territory observe as Black Day, every year.

A senior police officer who is part of the whole exercise told media that this is a temporary step and that they are working on a long-term plan to secure political workers especially those living in south Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, former Indian minister Manoj Sinha was sworn in as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, today.

The 61-year-old Manoj Sinha was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal in Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.

Sinha succeeds former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday night and was appointed Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Thursday.

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New Delhi, August 07 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court, today, asked the Narendra Modi government and the administration of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to come up with a definite and final stand on resumption of 4G internet services in the territory by 11 August.

Hearing a contempt petition filed by an NGO, the court also asked both to explore possibilities of restoring the network in some areas in the territory.

“There is no question of further adjournment,” a special three-judge bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana told solicitor general, Tushar Mehta, as it fixed the next date of hearing in the case on August 11. »

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