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Islamabad, August 23 (KMS): Syed Inayatullah Andrabi, a Kashmiri intellectual  presently based in London, has said that so-called Kashmiri mainstream political parties are left with only two options – either to serve the interests of the occupier power, India or stand with the Kashmiris’ honour, dignity and freedom.

Syed Inayatullah Andrabi, elaborating his point in his latest tweets, said that National Conference starting to reactivate its politics is a significant thing to happen post Aug 5, 2019. He said that with no political space left to move forward, the party has to make a lifetime choice, more serious than merely existential, between two options.

He pointed out that the one option is that the National Conference can re-invent itself learning from over 70 years of its interaction with India including the post August, 2019 experiences, and decide to stand with the honour, dignity and freedom of Kashmir. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 18 (KMS): The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said as we complete one year of India’s audacious militaristic lebensraum and irredentism in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), the world multilateral fora’s, notably the United Nations’ response to ongoing settler-colonisation of the occupied territory remains guarded and cautious.

“The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, have made some helpful statements but that is not enough,” he wrote in an article published by Hilal magazine of Pakistan Army. AJK President said that against the backdrop of the ghastly crimes being committed and the ongoing genocide entering the penultimate phase of extermination, an indigenous explosion within IIOJ&K, not “abetted” by Pakistan, cannot be ruled out. »

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Indian atrocities failed to erase Kashmiris’ love for Pakistan

Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world will observe the Accession to Pakistan Day, tomorrow (19th July), with a renewed pledge to continue the struggle for freedom from Indian occupation and complete merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan.

On 19th July in 1947, genuine representatives of the Kashmiris unanimously passed the resolution of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan during a meeting of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan in Aabi Guzar area of Srinagar. The historic resolution called for the Accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in view of its existing religious, geographical, cultural and economic proximity to Pakistan and aspirations of millions of Kashmiri Muslims. »

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Geneva, July 02 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called on the UN Human Rights Council to equitably address the human rights violations of people in conflict situations that are on the UN and the OIC agenda, including Kashmir and Palestine, as the 47-member body began its 44th session.

The OIC statement, which was delivered by Pakistani Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, also pointed to two other conflict situations on the respective OIC and UN agendas, namely Myanmar and Nagorno-Karabakh, the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. »

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Islamabad, June 12 (KMS): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has urged the international human rights organisations to take notice of the horrifying and worsening human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a letter addressed to the Heads of the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Red Cross Society, International Red Crescent and the Doctors without Borders said that Indian troops and paratroops were engaged in an undeclared war against the people of occupied Kashmir to force them into submission. »

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Srinagar, June 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Chairman of Tehreek–e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kasshmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has said that the Kashmiris want the solution to the Kashmir dispute on the basis of right to self-determination as envisaged by the relevant resolutions o the United Nations.

Muhammad Ashraf Sahrai in a media interview in Srinagar said that if any talks were even held on Kashmir, we would still want a solution to the dispute in which unparalleled sacrifices and fundamental rights of Kashmiris were taken into consideration and freedom of Jammu and Kashmir be the end result of these talks.

The APHC leader said that India wanted to suppress the Kashmiris by the dint of force to prevent them from demanding their fundamental rights including the right to self-determination. He reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their resistance against the military occupation of India at all fronts. He said if India is serious in resolving the Kashmiri dispute, it should pave the way for the holding of tripartite talks involving Pakistan, India and the true representatives of the Kashmiri people. »

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Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has reiterated its commitment that being the trustee and guardian of the Kashmiris’ freedom movement and unparalleled sacrifices, it will continue its struggle to resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the relevant UN resolutions.

The APHC at an important meeting of its Majlis-e-Shoora (Consultative Body) held in Srinagar on the directions of Syed Ali Gilani reviewed the organizational matters of the forum, pro-freedom activities and the current situation in occupied Kashmir. The meeting was chaired by APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmed Irfani, and participated by most of the members of the Shoora in person and some online.

A statement issued in Srinagar said that this meeting was held in the absence of the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, as the authorities continue to keep him under house arrest despite his ill health and have imposed restrictions on meeting him, which have resulted in severing the direct access of Hurriyat members to him. »

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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.
Here is the complete text of the open letter: »

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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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