London, September 24 (KMS): The International Media Conference (IMC) was held under the auspices of International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) and South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR) in London.

The title of the conference was – “Exposure of Conflict Areas of the World with Particular Reference to Kashmir”. The conference coincided with the International Day for Peace, the United Nations General Assembly session at New York and the 36th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. »

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Srinagar, July 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities prevented the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani from addressing a press conference in Srinagar, today.

Syed Ali Gilani who is under continued house arrest at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar was scheduled to address a press conference at 5:00pm today, but the authorities foiled his media briefing by deploying heavy contingents of Indian police and troops outside his residence. »

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Toronto, July 16 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadians from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the struggle of the long-oppressed Kashmiri people at a conference in Toronto on July 15.

Organized by the Friends of Kashmir Committee Canada, the conference paid tribute to Burhan Wani on the first anniversary of his martyrdom. The conference also recalled the first uprising of the Kashmiri people on July 13, 1931 against Dogra raj.

The wide array of speakers from different walks of Canadian life included Sid LaCombe of the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA), Canadian broadcaster Phil Taylor of the Taylor Report, Dr Ali Mallah, former vice president of the Canadian Arab Federation, Ken Stone, a former academic and member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, and Lord Nazir Ahmed from England.

Mr. LaCombe pledged to put the Kashmir issue at the centre of Canadian politics. »

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Toronto, July 13 (KMS): The Friends of Kashmir Committee, Canada, has planned a solidarity conference on Saturday (July 15) to be held at Richmond Hill, a suburb of Toronto.

The speakers expected to address the conference include Lord Nazir Ahmed of England as well as representatives of the Canadian Peace Alliance, the Anti-War movement and Canadian journalists.

The conference will pay tribute to Burhan Wani, a popular youth leader, who achieved martyrdom a year ago on July 8, 2016. Even at the relatively young age of 22, he had become a Kashmiri icon because of his successful use of the social media. »

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Geneva, June 08 (KMS): The United Nations has ended its long silence on Kashmir and has increased pressure on India in recent months, diplomats and human rights activists say.
Kashmir Media Service quoting media reports said that India was criticized at the opening of the 35th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday. This happened for the third consecutive session of the Council, and diplomats and human rights defenders say this is unprecedented, they said, adding: ‘The coming days indicate New Delhi could face more international diplomatic challenges on Kashmir.’ »

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Book on Kashmir freedom struggle released in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the present happenings in Kashmir especially the people’s uprising are a continuation of incidents that have occurred way back in 1930s and even prior to that, eminent speakers said at a book release function in Srinagar.

The book ‘Khwaab, Azzab aur Sarab’, a collection of essays on Kashmir freedom struggle, is authored by late Pir Muhammad Afzal Mukhdoomi. It has been published by Meezan Publishers and was released at a function organized by Greater Kashmir Foundation at Nigeen Club in Srinagar, yesterday. »

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Oslo, May 19 (KMS): The Kashmiri Scandinavian Council (KSC), a Norway-based lobby group of Kashmiris, has said that the Norwegian Parliament will hold a debate on the Kashmir dispute on May 23 where Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, is confirmed to make a policy statement in the parliament.

The KSC in a statement issued in Oslo said that an earlier debate was held in 2010 and again in September 2012 when the Norwegian Parliament raised the issue of existence of unidentified mass graves in occupied Kashmir. »

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