2020 October 16 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Awami Action Committee (AAC) has demanded release of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from his illegal house detention.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is also Chairman of Hurriyat forum, has been under illegal house detention since August 5, last year, when the Modi-led Indian communal government repealed Kashmir’s special status and imposed military siege in the territory.

The AAC senior leader, Muhammad Shafi Khan addressing people, today, at historic and central Jamia Masjid in Srinagar said, the situation in IIOJK continues to be worrisome, uncertain and intimidating as the resolution of the Kashmir dispute lingers on and on. He added that since its formation, the AAC has always strived for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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India pursuing brutal policy to suppress Kashmiris

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops and police in their continued crackdown have arrested dozens of youth from Srinagar and other areas to intimidate and harass the masses.

The troops and police personnel continued massive cordon and search operations in different areas of Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Bandipore, Baramulla, Shopian, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam, Poonch, Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban and Rajouri and subjected the residents to torture and harassment. The residents of these areas told media that the Indian forces’ personnel barge into the residential houses, harass the inmates and vandalize the household goods. They said, the troops have arrested several youth from different areas during the last few days. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has reiterated to continue the ongoing freedom struggle till its logical conclusion against all odds.

The JKPL in a meeting held in Habakadal, Srinagar, today, paid tributes to all Kashmiri martyrs including the youth recently martyred by Indian forces in Pulwama, Shopian, Srinagar and Kulgam districts.

The participants of the meeting urged the international community to take notice of the worst situation of IIOJK and play role to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute as per the United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. »

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Brussels, October 16 (KMS): Speakers of a webinar have emphasized that Kashmiri diaspora should follow the changing situation in the world due to coronavirus and should enhance online contacts among them to effectively raise the voice of oppressed Kashmiri at the global level.

The online seminar titled “Achievements, Failures and Shortcomings – the Future Strategy,” was organized by Brussels-based Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU).

The seminar was addressed by President of Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights, Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, ex-member of European Parliament, Shaffaq Mohammad, prominent intellectual and researcher from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Irshad Mahmood, Professor Nazir Tabbasum from UK, representative of Financial Daily International, Dr Mumtaz Hussain Khyal and President of Nida-e- Kashmir, Spain, Raja Mukhtar Soni. Chaudhry Khalid Joshi was also among the prominent participants of the web-based seminar. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities, without notice or reason, have locked the office of a local wire agency, Kashmir News Service (KNS), at Magarmal Bagh in Srinagar.

KNS management in a statement said officials of the Estate Department barged into the KNS office and directed the staffers to pack up their belongings hurriedly and locked the office.

When the KNS management approached the authorities in this connection, they had nothing concrete to say, the statement said. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the family members of senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, have termed sealing of their house for the last 100 months as the worst example of human rights violation.

The family members of Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the occupation authorities forcibly and illegally sealed their three-marla house in Chanapora, Srinagar, on June 30, 2012 on a false and baseless case registered against Khan Sopori on the basis of political ideology. Since then till today police and the administration failed to present any evidence, they added. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, pro-India Congress leader and former puppet Chief Minister of IIOJK, Ghulam Nabi Azad has tested positive for COVID-19 and has quarantined himself at home.

The 71-year-old Congress leader shared the information on Twitter and asked those who came in contact with him in the recent past to follow protocols on self-quarantine and testing.

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Islamabad, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India continues to suppress the Kashmiris’ voice for freedom through its brutal policy in the territory.

According to an analytical report released by Kashmir Media Service, Indian genocidal policy has resulted in the killing of 95,686 Kashmiris, injuring of hundreds of thousands and destruction of 110,367 houses and other structures in the occupied territory since January 1989 till September 30, 2020. »

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Indian troops martyr two more Kashmiri youth in IOK | Jasarat

Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops arrested seven innocent Kashmiri youth during cordon and search operation in Srinagar and Badgam areas, today.

The troops arrested six during search operations in different areas of Srinagar and another from Chadoora area of Badgam district. The troops labeled the youth arrested from Srinagar as over-ground workers of mujahid organizations and the one arrested from Chadoora as a militant. »

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Islamabad, October 16 (KMS): Pakistan has urged the international community to demand India to halt its egregious violations of human rights in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

This was stated by Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Aamir Khan, while taking part in dialogue with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The Pakistani Deputy Permanent Representative also called upon India to implement the recommendations of the two reports of the UN Human Rights Commissioner on Kashmir. »

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