Islamabad, May 26 (KMS): Kashmiri scholars associated with the Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN), an interdisciplinary group of scholars from various countries and regions, has sought intervention by the UN General Secretary, António Guterres, on urgently basis to prevent forced demographic change in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the KSCAN, which is engaged in research on Kashmir dispute in an open letter addressed to the UN chief, the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and the UN Security Council said, “Each of us has written about Kashmiri history, society, culture, and politics, and their relation to the protracted conflict; and we are particularly concerned about the present conditions of violence in Kashmir.”
“Our research on the Kashmir conflict addresses its history, its consequences for the region and beyond, and its possible resolution. It has implications for an internationally mediated political solution and is of relevance to policy makers,” the letter adds.
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Islamabad, May 19 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan Monday urged the UN Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the Security Council to fulfill their responsibilities on the Kashmir for resolving this longstanding dispute.

“The Kashmiri people will welcome mediation by five permanent members of the UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General, and some former prime ministers of the UK and Norway for the solution of the longstanding issue,” he asserted.

He made these remarks while addressing an international virtual conference on ‘Covid-19 & Lockdown in Kashmir’ hosted and chaired by Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e- Kashmir UK, said a press release issued here. »

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Islamabad, May 09 (KMS): :Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan Friday called upon the President Emmanuel Macron, the people, media and intellectuals of France to support the struggling people of Kashmir so that they achieve their political goal of freedom and the right of self-determination in consonance with the ideal of French Revolution.

“The French Revolution had a tripartite motto: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. We in Jammu and Kashmir are also inspired by this triad, which subsumes freedom and self-determination. France should help us determinate our political destiny,” the President said while speaking at a Zoom video link-conference on Kashmir in Paris, said a news release. »

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Islamabad, April 28 (KMS): India in violation of all international norms and UN-recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir has granted domicile status to more than three hundred thousand (300,000) non-residents, all Hindus, in occupied Kashmir.

News reports emanating from the occupied territory have revealed that since the new domicile law has been introduced by the Indian government for occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the people fear that more than 800,000 Indian soldiers and over 600,000 migrant labourers present in the territory may also be granted the domicile status in the days to come.

Kashmiri masses have a strong feeling that the people in power in New Delhi are working on an agenda of changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir, rendering the territory into “Another Palestine in the making”. The efforts in this regard have been doubled since India abrogated Articles 370 and 35-A on August 5, last year, the reports said. »

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Geneva, April 07 (KMS): Six global human rights organizations have demanded of India to release all unjustly detained Kashmiri prisoners as a matter of priority in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across the world and in India.

The demand was made by the rights bodies, which include Amnesty International, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), World Alliance for Citizen Participation, International Commissions of Jurists (ICJ), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT). In a joint statement issued in Geneva, the global rights bodies said, “The fate of hundreds of arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners hangs in the balance as the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India passes the 4,000 mark and many more are likely to remain undetected or unreported.”

“Under international law, India has an obligation to ensure the physical and mental health and wellbeing of inmates. However, with an occupancy rate of over 117%, precarious hygienic conditions and inadequate health services, the overcrowded Indian prisons constitute the perfect environment for the spread of coronavirus,” the statement said. »

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Release of all illegally detained Kashmiris demanded

Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations while expressing serious concern about the well-being of illegally detained ailing Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, have said that the Indian government will be responsible if anything untoward happened to the incarcerated leader.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, who despite suffering from various ailments is lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail, has announced to go on hunger strike till death from 1st April 2020 against India’s authoritarian attitude. An Indian court recently charge-sheeted Yasin Malik and other Hurriyat leaders in a 30-year-old fake case registered against them.

Besides the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Bilal Siddiqi, Yasmeen Raja, Khawaja Firdous, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Tehreek-e-Istaqlal in their separate statements issued in Srinagar said that the Indian government was using its judiciary as a tool to silence the Kashmiri resistance leaders and activists. They appealed to the UN and international human rights organisations to take notices of the illegal detention of Yasin Malik and other Kashmiri resistance leaders. »

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Muzaffarabad, March 05 (KMS): Special envoy of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan and discussed the prevailing humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) following the abrogation of its special status in August last year.
He welcomed the OIC delegation led by special envoy Yousef Aldobeay at the President House in Muzaffarabad and appreciated the Muslim countries top body for its “proactive and constructive” role in highlighting the Kashmir cause.
Aldobeay was accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Ambassador Rizwan Shiekh, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to OIC Ahmad Sereer, director Asian Affairs OIC Secretariat, members of the Political Affairs Department OIC Secretariat and representatives of the Islamic Development Bank and the Islamic Solidarity Fund. »

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Baku, February 7 (KMS): Azerbaijan has said that it supports the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council.
Spokesperson for Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry, Leyla Abdullayeva, stated this while responding to the question of media on the position of Azerbaijan on Jammu and Kashmir issue as Pakistan marked February 5 as Kashmir Solidarity Day. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) has said that Kashmir dispute has been duly described by the UN Security Council as “the greatest and the gravest single issue in international affairs” and that its resolution demanded, expedition, urgency and immediacy.

JKCHR President Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Government of India had surrendered itself at the UN Security Council for a UN-supervised vote.

He said that India could not succeed in holding the people of Kashmir against their will by the use of brute force. India and Pakistan shall have to return to Resolutions of 13th August 1948 and 5th January 1949, because these two resolutions have won the express agreement of both India and Pakistan, he added. »

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Brussels, January 04 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has appealed to the international community, particularly the United Nations, to fulfill its obligations regarding holding of the promised plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to enable the Kashmiri people to exercise their right to self-determination.

It is important to mention that Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmiri diaspora abroad observe the Right to Self-determination Day on 5th January every year to remind the world that the UN resolutions on Kashmir including a particular resolution on their right to self-determination remain unimplemented even after seven decades. On January 05 in 1949, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a resolution, acknowledging the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. »

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