Kashmiris facing subjugation, killings

Srinagar, February 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have thanked the government and the people of Pakistan for extending full political, diplomatic and moral support to the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.

In connection with the announcement by Pakistan to observe, like every year, February 5 as Kashmir Solidarity Day, the leaders in their statements in Srinagar said Pakistan is a source of inspiration for the Kashmiri people who are spearheading the struggle for freedom from India. They hoped that Islamabad would redouble its efforts on the diplomatic front to further expose India globally for its brutalities in Kashmir. They said that arrests, stringent restrictions, curfew and barricades, intimidations and threats were the glaring examples of the farcical Indian democracy practiced in occupied Kashmir. The leaders made it clear to the Indian rulers that the Kashmiris’ aspiration for freedom could not be defeated through brutal measures and military might. »

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Srinagar, February 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Working Vice Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, has thanked Pakistan, its people and institutions for observing February 5 as Solidarity Day with the Kashmiri people.

Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “On behalf the people of IIOJ&K, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) which represents the heart beats and aspirations of people would like to felicitate to the State of Pakistan, its people and institutions for observing 5th February as a Solidarity Day with the people who are victims of subjugation, genocide, loot, arson, destruction, torture, incarceration, custodial and extrajudicial killings, disappearances and rape as a weapon of war at the hands of India’s so-called largest democracy.” »

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Islamabad, February 03 (KMS): Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that the international human rights organizations should take notice of blatant human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Addressing a national Kashmir Conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said the parliamentary associations should play their role to highlight the Kashmir dispute at the world level. He said we will also send parliamentary delegations to different countries to apprise the parliamentarians of those countries about the actual situation in IIOJK. »

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AJK president says Kashmir movement must become global political movement

Islamabad, February 03 (KMS: The Pakistani and the Kashmiri political leadership, including the AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, has unanimously called upon the people from Peshawar to Karachi and Gilgit to Gwadar to take to streets on February 5 to convey a strong message to their brethren in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir that they are not alone in their valiant struggle against India’s fascism and terrorism.

The call came from the AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, Amir Jamaat Islami Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq, Chairman Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Raja Zafarul Haq, Jamiyat Ahle Hadith chief Senator Prof Sajid Mir, Jamaat-e-Islami Azad Kashmir Amir Dr Khalid Mehmood and former Amir Abdur Rashid Turabi, during a national conference on Kashmir organized by Jamaat Islami Pakistan in Islamabad on Wednesday. »

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#KashmiriLivesAlsoMatter

Islamabad, February 03 (KMS): Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is resorting to every brutal tactic to perpetuate India’s illegal occupation by changing the demographic composition of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, making the lives of Kashmiris a hell.

An analytical report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said that to advance Modi’s nefarious agenda, Indian troops have martyred 308 Kashmiris including 7 women only after August 05, 2019, when New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status and imposed unrelenting military siege in the territory. It said that most of the victims were picked up from their homes in the garb of so-called cordon and search operations and were eliminated after being dubbed as mujahideen or over-ground workers. »

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Islamabad, February 03 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue to extend full support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

Addressing a seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad on Wednesday, he categorically stated that Pakistan will not let anyone take away Kashmir from the Kashmiris. He said this cause and the struggle is just, sacred and non-negotiable.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan’s ultimate objective remains the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people and relevant UN Security Council resolutions through a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices. »

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Srinagar, February 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has ridiculed the assertions made by the Indian Minister for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in the Parliament wherein he said no political leader is under house arrest in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a police vehicle is permanently stationed outside Srinagar residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is not allowed to move out since August 2019. “If that is not house arrest than what is it,” the forum asked. “If he is not under house arrest then why is he not allowed to come out of his house?” »

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Islamabad, February 03 (KMS): Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that Pakistan would keep raising Kashmir issue on all legal, human rights and political forums until and unless Kashmir dispute is resolved.

Addressing a seminar held under the aegis of the Institute of Regional Studies and Kashmir Committee in Islamabad today (Wednesday), Shehryar Khan Afridi said that India’s Hindutva regime should be tried for committing war crimes being committed in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Background

The people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir intensified their struggle for securing inalienable right to self-determination in 1989. The mass movement gave sleepless nights to the Indian rulers who came with a heavy hand to crush the popular movement. In a bid to intimidate the general Kashmiri masses, India appointed Jagmohan Malhotra, who was notorious for his anti-Muslim bias and activities in India, as the Governor of the illegally occupied territory on 19 January 1990, dismissing the government of Farooq Abdullah. Immediately after assuming charge, Jagmohan ordered the Indian troops to deal with the freedom-seeking Kashmiris ruthlessly. The troops unleashed a reign of terror across IIOJK and on the night of 20 January, they molested several women in Srinagar during house-to-house searches. As the people came to know about the molestation of the women on the next morning, they took to the streets in the city in thousands to protest against this brutality. The troops massacred over 50 people and injured hundreds others by opening indiscriminate fire on these protesters in Gaw Kadal area. The carnage caused resentment in Pakistan and the ensuing 5th February was declared as a solidarity day across the country. Since then, every year, the day is being observed to express unity with the oppressed people of IIOJK at the state level. »

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Islamabad, February 03 (KMS): The entire nation will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 05, reiterating its unflinching support to the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), who are struggling for their right of freedom for the last 73 years.

Protests, rallies and programs will be held across the country to support the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination where the participants reiterated political, moral and diplomatic support of Kashmiris from the Indian yoke.

One minute silence will be observed at 1000 hours to pay homage to the martyrs of Kashmir freedom struggle across the country including Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world towards Indian tyrannies against innocent Kashmiris. »

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