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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Kuala Lumpur, August 26 (KMS): Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM) condemned India’s Narendra Modi receiving the UAE highest civilian award amid the ongoing Kashmir crisis and atrocious treatment of Muslim majority state by Modi led BJP government.

The MAPIM in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur said, “We register our disgust and abhorrence to India’s Narendra Modi receiving the UAE honour…It is outrageous and shameful for the UAE to honour Modi the highest civilian medal knowing very well the world is equating Modi as an oppressor of minority communities in India.”

“The UAE is blinded by the economic gains it anticipates to derive with India while Modi has his hands full of blood from his victims of massacre in Gujarat and Kashmir,” the statement said. “It is only recently that the world was shocked by the annexation of Kashmir by India when it decided to strike out the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, stripping Kashmir of its special status.” »

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Islamabad, August 15 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter organized a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to mark India’s Independence Day as Black Day, today.

The participants of the demonstration expressed concern over the increasing Indian atrocities, illegal detentions and imposition of continued curfew by India in occupied Kashmir. They warned the Indian government to desist from suppressing the people of the territory through military might and other oppressive tactics. They said that New Delhi must realize the fact that it would not be able to subdue the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment through use of brute force. »

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