Brussels, May 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has urged the UN and European Union to play role in stopping the human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir and take steps for peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels condemning the human rights abuses by the troops highlighted the issues related to killing of innocent people in extrajudicial actions, illegal detention of youth and political leaders and violent search operations in the occupied territory. »

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Jammu, February 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) led by its Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem, visited different parts of Jammu city and reviewed the difficulties of the stranded Kashmiri passengers.

The stranded passengers told the delegation that they had been facing shortage of food and other essential items for last several days.

Mir Shahid Saleem thanked the Muslim community of Jammu for providing free food and other edible to the stranded passengers hailing from the Kashmir Valley.

He also condemned the authorities, adding that they even could not save the Secretariat employees from the attacks of Hindu fanatics.

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Washington, February 13 KMS): Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum has said that liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged by India’s authorities for protesting their illegal and iron-fisted occupation of Kashmir since 1947.

Dr Fai said this while addressing members of Kashmiri American community in Washington who had gathered to commemorate the 35th martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri liberation leader, Mohammad Maqbool Butt in Washington. The community renewed commitment to achieve the hero’s dream: Kashmiri self-determination as agreed upon both India and Pakistan. »

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Islamabad, February 05 (KMS): Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor, has said that Kashmir remains a long pending unresolved dispute on the UN agenda since 1948.

Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet said that decades of atrocities by Indian occupational forces had failed to suppress ever strengthening legitimate freedom struggle of Kashmiri people.

He said determined Kashmiris shall succeed.

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Muzaffarabad, February 05 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi has urged India to stop its ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir and allow the international observers to investigate the human rights violations in the territory.

Addressing special session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, today, the President said that all the political parties in Pakistan were on the same page vis-à-vis Kashmir dispute and they would always stand by their Kashmiri brethren. »

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London, February 05 (KMS): Former Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik, has emphasized that the Kashmir dispute should be high on the agenda of the international community and resolution of this dispute should be a priority for all.

Kjell Magne Bondevik said this while talking to Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, during a meeting in London.

The former Norwegian Prime Minister reiterated that there was no military solution to the Kashmir dispute and that peaceful and meaningful dialogue was the only way forward. He reaffirmed his commitment for the resolution of the lingering dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Bondevik welcomed the initiatives such as the International Conference on Jammu and Kashmir. »

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London, February 05 (KMS): Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has said that Pakistan will continue its support to the Kashmiris’ just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressing an international conference in London said Kashmir is the oldest dispute on the UN agenda. He said Indian rulers have been denying plebiscite in Kashmir as promised by their predecessors. He said India is using different tactics to change the demographic composition of occupied Kashmir. »

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London, February 05 (KMS): On Kashmir Solidarity Day an event was held at Westminster Palace in London.

Speakers including Rehman Chishti MP, Lord Qurban Hussain, Imran Hussain MP, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Afzal Khan MP, Khalid Mehmood MP, Naz Shah MP, Baroness Shas Sheehan, Yasmin Qureshi MP, Lord Nazir Ahmed, and Mohammed Yasin MP addressed on the occasion.

The mission statement endorsed by the Members of British Parliament mentioned the 14th June 2018 report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the grave human rights situation in occupied Kashmir, Amnesty International’s 2017 Report on the deliberate blinding of Kashmiri youth entitled ‘Losing Sight in Kashmir’ and the findings of the 2009 Report on the presence of unnamed and unmarked mass graves in various districts of occupied Kashmir published by J&K NGO International People’s Tribunal (IPTK) entitled ‘Buried Evidence’. »

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Brussels, February 05 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) organized an event of candle light vigil in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, in order to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

A large number of people from all walks of life and representatives of different NGOs attended the event held in front of Brussels’ central railways station. Holding placards having anti-terrorism slogans while standing in a row with their hands clasped each other forming a human chain, the demonstrators headed by senior office-bearer of Kashmir KCEU, Chaudhry Khalid Mahmood Joshi, expressed their solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris specially families of martyrs killed by Indian troops during last few decades in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world will observe Indian Republic Day, tomorrow, as Black Day in protest against India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

The Joint Resistance Leadership has asked the Kashmiri people to observe complete shutdown on Indian Republic Day, the 26th January, to mark the day as Black Day to remind the world that India’s continued denial of right to self-determination to the Kashmiris is contrary to its claim of being a democratic republic. »

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