Tehran offers mediation to end Kashmir conflict

Tehran, February 21 (KMS): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for the need to respect the rights of the people of Kashmir in ‘determining their own destiny’ and offered to mediate and play a constructive role in bringing the conflict to an end.

In an interview to Press TV, Iran’s state television news channel, when asked “what has been the policy of president Rouhani” and what does he tell India about the situation, Zarif said, “Our policy has been very clear. We emphasise the need to respect the rights of people of all places, including Kashmiris, their human rights, their right to determine their own destiny.” »

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Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): In Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posters have appeared in Srinagar and adjoining areas appealing people to observe complete shutdown on the expected visit by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to the territory.

The posters reading, “Kashmiris totally reject Indian Prime Minister’s visit” have been pasted on poles and streets of Srinagar city and adjoining areas. They said that the visit was an attempt by Narendra Modi to portray a wrong impression of normalcy in the territory. »

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Raids, CASOs continue in several parts of territory

Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, strict restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley where Indian police and Central Reserve Police Force have erected extra barricades and set up makeshift check posts to carry out searches on the pretext of thwarting another Baghat-like attack in the territory.

Armoured vehicles are seen at many places and paramilitary forces patrolling streets in Srinagar.  Additional paramilitary personnel along with flying squads have been deployed in Lal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Regal Chowk, TRC Chowk, Polo View areas in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, APHC leader and Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Khawaja Firdous has described the New York-based Human Rights Watch report as eye-opening for India.

Human Rights Watch in a recent report had said that the authorities in India have adopted laws and policies that systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics of the government.

Khawaja Firdous in a statement issued in Srinagar said, the international community and human rights organizations have also exposed India’s fascism internationally. »

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Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a journalist was booked for reporting a story on a demolition drive carried out by Indian authorities in Hajin area of Bandipora district.

Sajad Gul, who is a reporter from north Kashmir, was booked under sections 147, 447, and 353 of the Indian Penal Code by the police. Gul said that despite repeated requests he was not provided with a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) by the police. »

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Islamabad, February 21 (KMS): In a big snub to India over its poor human rights record in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the German government declined license to two firms planning small arms export to India.

Though Germany is India’s sixth-largest trading partner and its largest trading partner from the European Union, it feared that their small arms could be used against the civilian population in IIOJK.

According to a report published in Telegraph India, the concerns over the forces’ human rights record in IIOJK had raised a barrier before Germany’s small arms exports to India. »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All J&K Transport Welfare Association has called for an indefinite strike from Wednesday against anti-people policies of Modi regime in the territory.

The General Secretary of the Association in a statement said, “It was unanimously decided in the meeting that we will go for an indefinite strike from February 24 (Wednesday) till our demands are fulfilled. The transporters demand revision in passenger fare and waive off/ rollback Token Tax/ Passenger tax during the lockdown period for one year.” »

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Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has condemned the large scale human rights violations being perpetrated by the Indian forces in the territory.

The JKLF at a party meeting held in Srinagar expressed concern over the continued illegal arrest and deteriorating health condition of Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others who are languishing in Indian jails since long. Besides leaders from Srinagar, the meeting was attended via video link by party leaders spread all over the world including Hafiz M. Anwar Samavi, Professor Raja Zafar Khan, Malik Latif, Saleem Haroon, Javed Hanif), Raja Haqnawaz Khan, Sajid Siddiqi, Sabir Gul, Liaqat Lone, Sardar Zahid Hussain, Malik Mushtaq Pasha, Tariq Sharif, Khalid Kashmiri, Dr. Ishtiaq Khan, Saleem Butt, Waseem Akhtar Durrani, Zaheer Zahid, Ali Asgar, Raja Ajmal, Amjad Nawaz Khan, Maroof Malik, Habib Babar and M. Rafiq Dar. »

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Islamabad, February 21 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Committee, Shehryar Khan Afridi has urged India to return to dialogue with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute in a peaceful manner.

Shehryar Khan Afridi addressing participants at the Sports Festival in Kohala, said the Indian Prime Minister must listen to the voices emanating from India as well as Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in this regard. »

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Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti has urged India to start a dialogue with Pakistan and the Kashmiri people to end bloodshed in the territory.

Mehbooba Mufti talking to media men in Logripora Aishmuqam area of Islamabad district said, “This (the Kashmir issue) is a huge issue and it should be resolved so that the bloodshed in Kashmir stops and the people here live in peace.” »

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