World urged to take cognizance of IOK situation

Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, have asked the Kashmiris across the world to observe Indian Republic Day on the 26th January as Black Day.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, democracy means respecting the aspirations and opinion of the people but India has always suppressed the just democratic voice of the Kashmiri people through oppression in the name of democracy and has kept them under military occupation for the last over 72 years. He strongly denounced the lockdown imposed by India in occupied Kashmir for the last over 173 days. He also said that the massacres carried out by Indian troops in Gaw Kadal, Handwara, Sopore, Kupwara and Ganderbal areas during the month of January in 1990s were a blot on India’s democratic face. »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the Kashmiris living all over the world to observe Indian Republic Day, the January 26, as Black Day.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said democracy is the name of respecting the aspirations and opinion of people but the fact is India, in the garb of so-called democracy, has always suppressed the Kashmiris’ aspirations and has kept them under illegal military occupation for the last over 72 years.

Rejecting the continued military siege and curbs on media in the occupied territory on 173rd consecutive day, today, the APHC Chairman strongly condemned it. He said that the massacre carried out by the Indian troops in the months of January in 1990s exposed the real face of Indian democracy. »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that India is going to celebrate its Republic Day on 26th January but it has deprived the Kashmiris of their inalienable right to self-determination and is grossly violating their basic rights.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute and the situation in the south Asian region was deteriorating by the delay in the fulfillment of the promise made by the Indian leaders of giving the Kashmiris their birthright to self-determination. »

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Islamabad, January 24 (KMS): The President of London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR), Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, currently on a visit of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, has welcomed the interest shown by France in the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

Dr Syed Nazir Gilani in a statement in Islamabad, commenting on remarks made by Ambassador of France, Mr Marc Baréty, published in a section of press in Pakistan, said that the remarks were far remote from the continued position taken by France at the UN Security Council, during debates on Kashmir question.

The JKCHR President said that Kashmir was not a bilateral territorial dispute as stated by the ambassador. It is contrary to the statement made by France at the 539th meeting of the UN Security Council held on 30th March 1951. He referred to the French position, which stated, “Resolutions of 13th August 1948 and 5th January 1949, to which we must always return because they won the express agreement of both India and Pakistan. If the parties are unable to reach agreement on the plan submitted to them, provision is made for arbitration, and, to make assurance doubly sure, arbitration is to be carried out by an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators appointed not by a political body but by the President of the International Court of Justice.” »

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Islamabad, January 24 (KMS): APHC-AJK leader and the Convener of Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, has called upon the Kashmiris to mark the January 26, India’s Republic Day, as Black Day to convey the message to the world that India’s claims of being a democratic country are farce.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi in a statement issued in Islamabad said, it has been over 72 years since India illegally occupied the Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Indian troops had killed lacs of Kashmiris to perpetuate its illegal hold over the territory. »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the visiting Indian ministers in their outreach programme received a cold response from the people of of the territory.

Five Indian ministers have been visiting different parts of the Kashmir Valley during the past few days as part of the Narendra Modi government’s mission Kashmir to reach out to the Kashmiri people to garner support for his recent anti-Kashmir moves. The ministers could not draw crowds as repeal of Kashmir’s special status and its division into two union territories weighed heavy on the minds of the masses.

“We were verbally told by the local administration last week to meet the ministers for addressing local issues, but we do not want to meet them,” said a resident of Baramulla. “It is better to keep a distance from them under present circumstances,” he added. »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH), Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has asked the people to observe India’s Republic Day, the 26th January, as Black Day.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had illegally occupied the territory of Jammu and Kashmir on October 27 in 1947 against the will of the Kashmiri people. He said, India claims to be the largest democracy of the world and celebrates 26th January as its republic day, but its democratic claims stand badly exposed in occupied Kashmir where it is denying the democratic rights to the Kashmiri people for the last over 72 years. »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has sought urgent attention of the world community towards the grim human rights situation in the territory.

The JKNF at a meeting held in Srinagar, today, said that the human rights violations and continued atrocities perpetrated by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir had posed a threat to the peace of the region.

The participants of the meeting expressed grave concerns over the prevailing humanitarian crisis in the territory. The crippling restrictions and unrelenting military siege by Indian authorities have turned the Kashmir valley into a living hell for its residents, they added. »

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 Islamabad, January 24 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter at a meeting in Islamabad, today, expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

The participants of the meeting said that the Indian troops were committing the worst kind of atrocities in the occupied territory. They denounced the continued lockdown and curbs on media by the Indian government since it repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5 last year. »

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Troops intensify search operations in IOK

Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, illegally detained Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has appealed to the people to observe Indian Republic Day on January 26 as a Protest Day against the usurpation of all political, religious and social rights of the Kashmiris by India.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said, India celebrates its Republic Day on January 26 every year despite being involved in violation of all democratic and human values in the occupied territory, which should be a matter of concern for the international community. He said that New Delhi had stepped up rights violations in Kashmir particularly after August 5, last year. He said that the Kashmiri people had no option but to hold peaceful protests to express their anger against the Indian repression. »

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