Mysuru, January 28 (KMS): A Karnataka city court has granted bail to Nalini Balakumar who is booked under sedition charges for displaying ‘Free Kashmir’ placard during a protest at the University of Mysore. Other accused Maridevaiah was also granted bail.

Second Additional District and Sessions Court judge Jerald Rudolph Mendonca granted bail to Nalini and Maridevaiah under eight conditions. The court ordered to release them on bail on executing a personal bond for a sum of Rs 50,000 each with a surety. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has described the repeal of Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution as illegal and unconstitutional and said that the Bar had challenged the infamous Indian move in the Supreme Court of India.

Narendra Modi-led communal Indian government abolished the special status of occupied Kashmir by repealing Articles 370 and 35A on August 5, last year, and put the territory under military lockdown.

The HCBA spokesman, Advocate GN Shaheen, talking to media persons in Srinagar said that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute and it could only be settled through political means rather than use of brute force. »

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New Delhi, January 22 (KMS): Indian Supreme Court has been told that the Constitution of India and the Constitution of occupied Kashmir are independent of each other and the former can’t be used to alter the latter.

Senior counsel, Dinesh Dwivedi said, “If I am correct in my assessment, both the Constitutions are parallel and independent of each other.” Dwivedi, who is representing noted journalist and intervenor Prem Shankar Jha, told this to a five-Judge Bench headed by Justice NV Ramana. He said the Indian government has limited powers to legislate when it comes to J&K and that Article 370 was the link between India and Kashmir. »

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NIA court to hear arguments on March 13

New Delhi, January 17 (KMS): A special court of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) will hear arguments against illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Masarrat Aalam Butt and Aasiya Andrabi on March 13, 2019 in connection with a false case registered against them.

Muhammad Yasin Malik and Aasiya Andrabi were produced from judicial custody before the NIA special Judge, Praveen Singh, while others were produced through video conferencing. »

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Atmosphere of fear, uncertainty prevails amid lockdown

Srinagar, January 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the strictly controlled visit of Delhi-based Envoys of 15 countries to Kashmir as a nefarious attempt by the Indian government to mislead the world about the ground situation in the territory.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India wrote the worst chapter of history by usurping all the basic rights and freedoms of the people of occupied Kashmir on 5th August, 2019 when it revoked the special status of the territory. He said that since then thousands of Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders, activists, intellectuals, lawyers and traders had been kept in different jails and detention centres. He said that by organizing visit of hand-picked envoys and holding meetings with them in military cantonment would not change the ground realities of occupied Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party in a statement in Srinagar deplored that, on one hand, occupied Kashmir had been turned into a hell for its residents, while on the other, Modi-led fascist regime was mercilessly arranging the visits of foreign envoys to project its baseless narrative that all is well in the territory. »

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New Delhi, January 10 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court, today, directed the authorities in occupied Kashmir to review within 7 days all orders directing suspension of internet services in the territory.

The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on a batch of pleas including that of Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, challenging the restrictions imposed in Kashmir following repeal of its special status on August 05, last year.

Justice N V Ramana led bench said, complete shutdown of internet is illegal and a drastic measure and government can resort to this only when there is no other alternative to deal with a situation. »

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New Delhi, January 04 (KMS): India’s former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon, has said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the withdrawal of special status of Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution had led to India being isolated from the international community, even by its traditional allies.

Addressing an event in New Delhi Shivshankar Menon said, “There has been no meaningful international support for this series of actions, apart from a few committed members of the diaspora and a ragtag bunch of Euro MPs from the extreme right.”

He said many world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and even King Harald V of Norway have criticised India’s actions. »

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Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has acquitted the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and several other Hurriyat leaders in over two-decade-old fake cases registered against them.

The Court of 3rd Additional Munsif Srinagar, Fouzia Pal, acquitted these leaders after prosecution failed to provide any evidence against them in the false cases registered in 1998. »

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Srinagar, Dec 30 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and senior party leader Showkat Ahmad Bakshi who are detained in Tihar and Uttar Pradesh jails appeared through video conferencing before the TADA Court in Jammu in a case falsely registered against them several years ago.

Others who appeared before the court in person included Javaid Ahmed Mir, Muhammad Salim Nanaji, Javaid Ahmed Zargar, Manzoor Ahmed Sofi, Engineer Ali Muhammad Mir, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, Muhammad Iqbal Ghandro, Muhammad Zaman Mir and Meraj Ahmed Sheikh.

Muhammad Yasin Malik is languishing in Tihar Jail while Showkat Bakshi has been lodged in a jail at Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. »

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Srinagar, December 17 (KMS): The BJP led Indian government using the so-called J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019, has scrapped a 37-year-old law that permitted the return of J&K residents who migrated to Pakistan from 1947 to 1954.

The Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Permit for Resettlement in (or Permanent Return to) the State Act, 1982, which gave legal cover allowing J&K residents and their descendants who had migrated to Pakistan from March 1, 1947 to May 14, 1954 to return to India, was one of the 153 state laws and Governors’ Acts abolished under the J&K Reorganisation Act. »

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