2021 April 25 » Kashmir Media Service

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25 April 2021

When an army trooper stopped Zahoor Dar at a checkpoint at dusk, started a perpetual struggle for justice and rights while he came of age in different prisons across India, where he remained lodged for nearly two years “without a fair trial”.

It was the fateful day of 21 June 2018, he said when the personnel had stopped Dar’s bike en route to school. “Where are you from?” a personnel asked. Anxious and scared, Dar replied: “Qaimoh.”

His home village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district has been a militancy hotbed. Intense gunfights were frequent and so were large-scale protests against the government. Dar was whisked away to the nearby army camp. »

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Indian parliament can’t abrogate Article 370

Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the occupation authorities in yet another dictatorial move have ordered to check all social media accounts of the government employees aimed at intimidating them and creating an environment of fear and harassment.

The authorities have already set up special task force to monitor the activities of the government servants. The new measures are meant to implicate Kashmiris in the government services in false cases, put them behind the bars and punish them. The steps are considered totally against the basic human rights including the right to privacy, free will and opinion.

The member of Indian parliament from National Conference, Muhammad Akbar Lone in a statement in Srinagar called the constitution of the task force to monitor IIOJK employees a toolkit to suppress employees and a diktat destined to take away what was given by the Constitution to people in the form of fundamental rights. »

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Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, with the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, Remdesivir injection and oxygen supply have become a scarce commodity.

Even a renowned doctor from Kashmir issued an appeal for help to get Remdesivir injection, prescribed for treatment of SARS-CoV2, for his brother admitted with severe symptoms of COVID-19 at Chest Diseases Hospital Srinagar.

A week earlier, a well known politician admitted at Soura hospital was prescribed Toclizumab for his severe condition following his positive test of COVID19. The family of the leader could not find the drug anywhere in Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (JKMC) has paid glowing tributes to its founding leader, Shaheed Ashiq Hussain Khan on his eleventh martyrdom anniversary.

The JKMC Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Vice Chairman, Muzzaffer Ahmed and General Secretary, Sharifuddin in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said they with moist eyes and heavy heart remembered the invaluable contribution of Shaheed Ashiq to further the Kashmir cause and lauded him for his courage and conviction. »

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Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posters and banners have appeared in different parts of Srinagar vowing that the struggle for freedom will continue till the implementation of UN resolutions.

The posters were displayed by Jammu and Kashmir Justice & Peace initiative (JKJPI), Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Justice Party (JKDJP),Resistance Movement, Kashmir Hurriyat Youth Forum and Jammu and Kashmir Justice League in Nowhatta, Batamaloo, Chattabal and other areas. They asked India to revert its decision of August 5, 2019 to maintain the identity and disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated that India cannot prevent the Kashmiris from continuing their freedom struggle. »

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Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference leader and justice (retired) Hasnain Masoodi has said that Indian parliament had no jurisdiction to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution.

Hasnain Masoodi who is former judge of the IIOJK High Cout in a media interview in Srinagar said, the President of India doesn’t have the powers to recommend the abrogation or even any change in any constitutional or the parliamentary guarantees.

“We are right now confronted with the serious threat to our identity, our rights and the special status guaranteed to us by the Indian Constitution itself through a parliamentary vote, which now has been illegally and unconstitutionally revoked and snatched from us,” he added.

“They lied to the people of India that special status is a roadblock in the infrastructural development of Jammu and Kashmir, by revoking this they will bring peace, have they brought peace,” he asked. »

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Srinagar, April 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam has said that every masjid committee must keep oxygen cylinders ready to help the serious COVID patients while as every masjid should be fumigated in a phased manner.

Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Oxygen cylinders should be kept in ready mode in every locality to meet any exigency or the patient who needs it.” He added that masjid committees must procure fumigation machines and fumigate/ sanitize every masjid in phased manner. »

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New Delhi, April 25 (KMS): The Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has failed to cope with second wave of COVID-19 as India marked a grim milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic recording 3.49 lakh fresh cases; 2,767 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Political experts and analysts in their interviews said, patients are struggling to get beds in Covid-19 hospitals adding there is especially acute shortage of oxygen.

They said, the hashtag #WeCannotBreathe is trending on Indian twitter amid Covid-19 Tsunami and the Indian TVs showed families tending to the sick in hospital corridors and streets as they waited for medical attention. »

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Islamabad, April 25 (KMS): As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19, Pakistan has offered to provide relief support to India including ventilators, Bi PAP, digital X ray machines, PPEs and related items.

Foreign office spokesperson said that the concerned authorities of Pakistan and India can work out modalities for quick delivery of the relief items. They can also explore possible ways of further cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic. »

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