2021 March 16 » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown was observed in Shopian and adjoining Pulwama districts against the killing of two youth and destruction of houses by Indian troops.

Bodies of the two martyred youth were recovered from the debris after the troops blasted around a dozen houses with explosive material during a three-day long violent cordon and search operation at Rawalpora in Shopian district. All shops and business establishments were closed while public transport was off the roads. The troops were deployed in strength in different areas of Shopian district to prevent anti-India protest demonstrations. Meanwhile, posters pasted on walls, pillars and electricity poles by Jammu and Kashmir Resistance Movement, Kashmir Youth Forum, and Jammu and Kashmir Justice League called for complete shutdown in IIOJK, tomorrow, against the Indian state terrorism in the territory and to pay homage to the martyred youth. »

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Jammu, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) in collaboration with the Sikh Intellectual Circle Jammu and Kashmir and some Dalit organizations organized a protest demonstration in Jammu, today, against the blasphemous remarks of Indian citizen, Waseem Rizvi.

The JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem, while leading the protest said Waseem Rizvi is a puppet of the RSS and is enjoying complete patronage of the BJP govt. He said with every passing day, India is becoming a fascist state where rights of the minorities are snatched and they are forced to live in an atmosphere of perpetual fear and terror. »

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Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Harriet Conference has paid rich tribute to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Shopian district.

The troops martyred two youth and destroyed several houses during a three-day long violent cordon and search operation in Rawalpora area of the district.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that besides killing youth and destroying houses, the troops showered bullets and pallets indiscriminately on the peaceful protesters in the area critically injuring dozens of innocent people. He condemned the use of brute force and said that the common people face tough times at the hands of ruthless occupational troops during the cordon and search operations carried out frequently in the nook and corner of the occupied territory. »

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Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai

Washington, March 16 (KMS): The Kashmir question is one of the oldest unresolved international problems in the world. The experience of nearly seven decades has shown that it will not go away and that an effort is urgently required to resolve it on a durable basis. ‘Durable’, in this context is synonymous with ‘equitable’. It is imperative, whatever be the rights and wrongs in the equation as far as arguments go, real populations with a pronounced sense of identity of their own, with their suffering and their aspirations rather than just legal title and merit are involved.

The Kashmir dispute primarily involves the life and future of the 23 million people of the land. Because of its impact on relations between India and Pakistan, however, it directly affects the peace and stability of the region of South Asia that includes Afghanistan as well. This is a region, which contains one-fifth of the total human race. »

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Islamabad, March 16 (KMS): India’s Madhya Pradesh state has brought in force a new and more stringent version of the anti-conversion law, further exposing Indian claims of being a democratic and secular country.

A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said that religious minorities particularly Muslims and Christians are under constant threat in India. Christians faced at least 25 incidents of attacks by Hindutva forces in Madhya Pradesh last year. In January 2021, a 25-year-old pregnant Christian woman lost her eight-month-old unborn baby after an attack by Hindu zealots in the state. »

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Demands immediate release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Muttahidda Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at an emergency meeting in Badgam, today, discussed the situation caused by the recent sacrilegious act of a RSS pawn, Waseem Rizvi.

The meeting held at the head office of Anjuman Sharie Shian at Sharait Abad in Badgam in connection with the blasphemous act of Waseem Rizvi who has filed a mischievous petition in the Indian Supreme Court seeking omission of some verses of the Holy Quran. »

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Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, has said that dialogue among all stakeholders is the only way to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Speaking in a public meeting in South Kashmir, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza reiterated his stand for talks to settle the lingering dispute. »

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Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In pursuit of Modi government’s plan to completely ‘Hinduise’ illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, 18 more officers of the All India Services (AIS) are to be posted to replace local officers to advance the Hindutva agenda on fast-track.

Over a dozen AIS officers have been posted in Jammu and Kashmir during the past few months.

“Around 18 more officers of All India Services are likely to be posted in Jammu and Kashmir shortly. Their cases are under process at various stages,” said a local media report citing government officials. »

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Islamabad, March 16 (KMS): A Kashmiri delegation who participated in 34th meeting of 46th session of United National Human Rights Council via video link has urged the Council to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the past and ongoing human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Altaf Hussain Wani speaking on behalf of the World Muslim Congress (WMC) called upon UNHRC to establish an independent inquiry under international scrutiny to investigate the unabated extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian occupational forces and bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to book. »

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Srinagar, March 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops conducted violent cordon and search operations in Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and other parts of the valley.

The troops launched massive operations in Mujgund outskirts of Srinagar, Brath in Sopore and Chadoora in Budgam areas. They also conducted house-to-house searches in Brath and bus stand areas in Sopore and subjected inmates to severe mental torture. »

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