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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Srinagar, January 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Gumshuda Sitarey, a book on unsung heroes of Kashmir written by senior journalist and writer Zahirud Din was released in Srinagar, the other day.

The book according to its author features untold stories of 90 heroes of Kashmir, who fought the Dogra oppression and participated in the post-Partition struggle. Besides, five unsung heroines have also been included in the book that had shown resistance and courage to fight the oppression. The book was released by noted human rights activist and senior Advocate Parvez Imroz. Explaining the bravery and courage of the heroes, the author Zahirud Din read out excerpts of the book that brought out untold facts about many massacres in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, January 05 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the Right to Self-determination Day, today, to remind the world community that the UN resolutions on Kashmir remain unimplemented even after the passage of more than six decades.

On this day in 1949, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution, acknowledging the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination. However, it is unfortunate that the World Body has so far failed to implement its resolutions, resulting in the continued sufferings of the Kashmiri people.

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Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Zafar Akbar Butt, has said that killing and arrest by Indian forces cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment.

Zafar Akbar Butt addressing gatherings in different areas of Baramulla under mass contact programme, today, said that dialogue is the only way forward to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute. He said New Delhi’s iron fist policy will not stand for long and meaningful and result-oriented Dialogue is imperative for resolving the Kashmir dispute. »

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Says no colonial occupation continued forever

Srinagar, November 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Riyaz Naikoo, has said that the UN resolutions call for holding plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to ascertain the political will of the Kashmiri people but India does not implement them and keeps labeling Kashmir as its internal matter which goes against the legality and history of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Islamabad, October 04 (KMS): The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan has emphasized that the international community must play a responsible role in peacefully resolving the Kashmir dispute in the light of the UN resolutions and according to the political will of the people of Kashmir. »

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