Islamabad, January 18 (KMS)President Dr. Arif Alvi on Friday appreciated China’s support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue saying China has always stood by Pakistan on issues of core national interest.

Describing the existing cooperation between Pakistan and China on CPEC projects as exemplary, the President said this mega project will play an important role in further cementing bilateral relations between the two countries.

The President expressed his optimism that the CPEC, a flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, will help Pakistan to tap its full potential in the domains of energy, industry and infrastructure. »

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NRC will end up disenfranchising muslims, newspaper reports

Hong Kong, December 25 (KMS): After decades of notching important diplomatic victories, India is now on the receiving end of unprecedented global suspicion and hostility, Asia Times, a Hong Kong-based English language newspaper, reported.

The newspaper said, “New Delhi’s diminishment of global stature has been fed by three key policies of the Narendra Modi government – a religion-based citizenship law, the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status and demonetization.”

“Modi won a landslide victory for a second term in the general elections held in April-May this year. But a series of major policy changes in the first few months has now put the government under siege globally,” Asia Times says and adds that in the historic South Block, which houses India’s venerable Ministry of External Affairs, there is deep consternation over this eroding stature. »

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Islamabad, December 03 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panchal Freedom Movement and Young Men’s League have strongly condemned the killing and harassment of Kashmiri people in occupied Kashmir and inside India.

Qazi Muhammad Imran, Vice Chairman of Pir Panchal Freedom Movement, in a statement issued in Islamabad also condemned the ban on people to offer Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, suspension of Internet, prepaid mobile and SMS services for the past four months. He criticized the Indian authorities for keeping thousands of Hurriyat leaders, workers, businessmen and members of civil society in prisons or under houses detentions in the territory. »

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Islamabad, November 15 (KMS): The Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Seerat Committee, Kishtwar, Khawaja Nayeem-ul-Hassan, has strongly condemned the arrest of the Chairman of the Committee, Maulana Abdul Qayoom, by Indian troops, last week.

Indian troops arrested Maulana Qayoom along with his associate, Naseer Ahmed Baghwan, from Kishtwar town on November 9. The troops also arrested another person identified as Shabbir Hussain in the town. »

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Washington, November 01 (KMS): Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) has condemned the Indian government’s continued brutal repression in occupied Kashmir and refusal to reverse its August 5, 2019 decision of unilaterally abrogating special status of the territory.

Te WKAF in a statement issued in Washington rejected the capricious and undemocratic decision of the Indian government to divide occupied Kashmir into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and rule them by bureaucratic fiat from New Delhi. It is the flagrant violation of India’s obligations of the international law, it added. »

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Washington, September 28 (KMS): Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal along with 13 other Members of US Congress has urged the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to address concerns over the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir and lift the communications blackout in the territory.

A statement addressed to the Indian Prime Minister was issued jointly by the US lawmakers, Gilbert R Cisneros, Jr Judy Chu, Pramila Jayapal, Carolyn Maloney, Gerald Connolly, Ilhan Omar, Barbara Lee, Al Green, Zoe Lofgren, Andy Levin, Mike Levin, James P. McGovern, Jan Schakowsky and Katie Porter.

“On behalf of thousands of families across the country, who have been unable to contact family in Kashmir, we are urging the Indian Prime Minister to lift the communications blackout and address the ongoing humanitarian concerns,” the lawmakers said in the joint statement. »

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Srinagar, September 25 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League has said that India has unleashed a reign of terror in occupied Kashmir and Indian forces are treating people like animals.

JKPL Vice Chairman Aijaz Rehmani and party spokesman Maulvi Rafiq, in a joint statement, said that the occupational forces subject inmates to brutal torture without considering age and gender during raids on their houses. The leaders said that troops were damaging properties and killing cattle, besides destroying orchards.

The statement deplored that relatives were not allowed to shift patients to hospitals. »

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Geneva, September 21 (KMS): The Convener of AJK chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has strongly condemned the character assassination campaign and the propaganda launched by Indian media against the forum Chairman.

An Indian English newspaper quoting government officials had reported that to secure release Mirwaiz Umar Farooq like some other Kashmiri leaders in occupied Kashmir had signed a bond that he would not participate in political activities.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, who is also representative of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement issued in Geneva said that the Mirwaiz had not signed any such bond. He has been under detention since August 05 when Narendra Modi’s communal government imposed curfew and communication blockade in occupied Kashmir and was not even allowed to offer Friday prayers during all this period, he added. »

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New York, Sept 17 (KMS): A global rights body has called on the Indian government to immediately release detained people in occupied Kashmir.
“Indian authorities should immediately release detained Kashmiris who have not been charged with a recognizable offense,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement.
It said that “nearly 4,000 people, including supporters of political parties, separatist leaders, lawyers, journalists” have reportedly been detained in Jammu and Kashmir since Aug. 5 when the government scrapped the special status of the Muslim-majority region.
“There have been serious allegations of torture and beatings. Many detainees have not been allowed to contact their families or lawyers,” the statement read. »

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Washington, Sept 17 (KMS): A total of 27 members of US Congress have so far issued statements and tweets against unilateral Indian annexation of Kashmir. All of them have heavily criticised India on the continued denial of basic human rights and a number of them have expressed reservations on altering the legal status of Kashmir without regard to UN and bilateral covenants.
The threat to global and regional peace due to Indian unilateral action is highlighted as well. Out of the 27 members of Congress, 25 belong to Democratic Party. One of the leading candidates for Democratic Party nomination to compete President Trump in 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders set the tone on Sept 1. »

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