Islamabad, December 14 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter leader and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Advocate Pervaiz Ahmed Shah, has said that Indian troops are committing grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

Pervez Ahmed Shah in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Indian government had imposed military siege and communications blockade on August 5 in occupied Kashmir when it scrapped its special status and divided it into two union territories. »

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Mumbai, December 14 (KMS): The Mumbai police have detained former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Kannan Gopinathan, who had resigned from service as a mark of protest against the restrictions imposed in occupied Kashmir following the repeal of its special status, during a march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1, Sangramsingh Nishandar, told media persons in Mumbai that Kannan Gopinathan was among a group of people who had gathered outside a hotel near Marine Drive to protest against the bill, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. “People were protesting and we took them to the police station,” Nishandar said. »

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Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an officer of an Indian intelligence agency hurled life threats to the elderly parents of a Kashmiri student of New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University from Kulgam.

The student, Aejaz Ahmed in an interview said that an intelligence officer in plainclothes grilled his parents and told them that a “bullet doesn’t ask for an address”, leaving them deeply upset.

Aejaz Ahmad Rathar, a PhD scholar of history, was General Secretary of the JNU Students’ Union during the previous academic year and has participated in the recent agitation against the hostel fee hike. »

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Muzaffarabad, Dec 14 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has termed the state of Jammu and Kashmir irrevocable unit and said that India can’t swallow it at any cost while the Kashmiri people will decide their future through plebiscite as envisaged in UN charter.
He was addressing the AJK Legislative Assembly session here on Friday.
He also asked the government of Pakistan to back out from Shimla agreement and said that India has broke the accord itself after abrogating article 370 on August 5 and now the government of Pakistan should take move in the National Assembly and get out from Shimla accord and saying that the government of Pakistan has to decide that whether Kashmir issue was core issue for Pakistan or not, he added. »

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Rains, snowfall add to miseries of people

Srinagar, December 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the increasing chill after fresh rains and snowfall has added to the miseries of the people of Kashmir Valley who have been already suffering immensely due to strict military siege since August 5.

Due to continued lockdown, people could not stock essential commodities for the harsh winter – an age-old practice as Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the territory remains closed for most of the season.

The situation in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continues to remain grim on 132nd consecutive day, today.

There is no let up in the restrictions imposed under Section 144 in the territory amid massive deployment of Indian troops. »

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London, Dec 14 (KMS): The Tory party and its affiliated right-wing media attacked Jeremy Corbyn consistently and painted him as an extremist and supporter of militants for his principled stance on the occupation of Palestine and Kashmir as well as rights of Muslims, minorities and his support for socialist ideas.
Labour faced strong backlash, fully supported by Conservatives, when earlier in October the party admitted an emergency motion on Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) passed by the annual conference condemning India’s illegal annexation of Kashmir. The motion said there was a humanitarian crisis in the disputed territory and that the people of Occupied Kashmir should be given the right to self-determination. It also called for international monitors to be allowed into the region.
Soon after the resolution was passed, Indian government came into action and groups in Britain affiliated with the ruling BJP and RSS started campaign against Jeremy Corbyn calling him “anti-Hindu” and “anti-India” through its front organisation called Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP). The BJP overseas affiliate leafleted across the Indian communities urging Hindu voters not to vote for Labour and instead support the Conservatives who made no mention of Kashmir in their manifesto. »

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US Congressman concerned over situation in occupied Kashmir

Srinagar, December 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has reiterated that Kashmir is an internationally-recognized dispute that should be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar on behalf of its Executive Council said that India’s illegal and unilateral actions could not change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. It said that Indian troops had been committing atrocities on the people of occupied Kashmir for the last three decades and since 5th August India had usurped all basic rights of the Kashmiris. The statement said that besides Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, thousands of people including Hurriyat leaders, activists, lawyers and youth had been put under detention to prevent demonstrations against repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir by the Indian government. It appealed to the world community and international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, December 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has reiterated that Kashmir is an internationally-recognized dispute that should be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar on behalf of its Executive Council said that India’s illegal and unilateral actions could not change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.

It said said that besides Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, thousands of people including Hurriyat leaders, activists, lawyers and youth had been put under detention to prevent demonstrations against repeal of special status of occupied Kashmir by the Indian government. »

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Bengaluru (Karnataka), India, December 13 (KMS): The news of the death of Kashmiri social activist and President of Kashmir Association, Bengaluru, Muhammad Aslam Jhan, is making rounds on social media.

Muhammad Aslam Jhan had been missing for the last two days. His body has been found in Kolar city of Karnataka.

Aslam Jhan’s family members have expressed the apprehension that he was killed by Hindu extremists. »

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Srinagar, December 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, fresh heavy snowfall, today, forced closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway and suspension of air traffic in Srinagar.

The snowfall, which began in the early hours of the day, resulted in accumulation of snow on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel on the highway, a traffic department official said.

Officials at Srinagar airport said, due to poor visibility and continuing snowfall, flights to and from the airport were again cancelled. The air traffic to the Valley remained suspended for the 8th consecutive day, today, due to heavy snowfall, they added. »

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