Islamabad, May 24 (KMS): While the whole Muslim Ummah is enjoying the joys of Eid-ul-Fitr, today, the Muslims of occupied Kashmir continue to remain under India’s strict military siege.

An analytical report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, said that the occupation authorities imposed strict curfew and deployed Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner of the territory, today, to prevent people from offering Eid prayers and staging anti-India demonstrations.

It said that Indian troops had been committing grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir for the past over seven decades to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing freedom from India’s illegal occupation of their homeland. It said that the troops’ atrocities increased to an alarming proportion after Narendra Modi-led communal government repealed the special status of occupied Kashmir on August 05, last year. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, has strongly condemned India for playing with the lives of thousands of Kashmiri political prisoners amid the outbreak of deadly coronavirus.

Bilal Siddiqi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that thousands of Kashmiri detainees lodged in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India were living under constant threat and fear of getting infected by coronavirus. He said that kept in inhuman and unhygienic conditions, these prisoners were at high risk of losing their lives to this deadly pandemic. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have imposed further restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar and other districts of the territory on the pretext of coronavirus outbreak.

Barricades and concertina wires had been erected at many places in Lal Chowk and downtown areas of Srinagar to stop the movement of the public.

“The restrictions on public gatherings, assembly and movement in many areas are aimed at avoiding the spread of any likely cases,” the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote on Twitter. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, February 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to mark the 36th martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by the Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 1984.

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, February 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops have martyred 65 Kashmiris including 2 women and 4 young boys during the ongoing 6-month long siege and lockdown in the territory.

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, on the completion of six months of unprecedented military lockdown, today; of those martyred seven youth were killed in fake encounters or custody. India had revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir on 5th August, last year, and put the territory under military siege. »

Read More... | Comment

Islamabad, February 01 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement Vice Chairman, Imtiaz Wani, has said that India is suppressing the just voice of the Kashmiri people through its nefarious repressive policies.

Imtiaz Wani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the India-imposed lockdown in the occupied territory had entered the 181st day, today. He said that the Kashmiris were committed to take their ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination to its logical conclusion, despite all odds.

He said that fascist Modi government in India had close ties and agreements with the Israeli Zionist government and both were using similar offensive tactics against the Muslims of Kashmir and Palestine. He said that India was following the Israeli policy of changing the demographic composition of occupied Kashmir. »

Read More... | Comment

Continued detention of Mirwaiz, other Kashmiris denounced

Srinagar, January 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth in Jammu district, today.

The youth were martyred after Indian troops intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck at Bann toll plaza on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Nagrota area of the district and fired at the vehicle. The troops cordoned off the area and started a search operation. Indian police and troops arrested two persons including driver of the truck. Earlier one Indian policeman was critically injured in an attack in the same area. The troops also launched cordon and search operations in several areas of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts.

The Imam of Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Maulana Syed Ahmed Naqshbandi, addressing the Juma congregation at the mosque expressed deep concern over the continued detention of the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, since 5th August, 2019. He said, the Mirwaiz is the religious leader of Kashmiri Muslims and preventing him from performing his religious obligations is a violation of fundamental human rights. People present in the mosque demanded immediate release of the Mirwaiz and all other illegally detained Kashmiris. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Tral area of Pulwama district, today.

The troops cordoned off Hari-Pari area of Tral in the wee hours, today, and started searches. The operation continued till last reports came in. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturing Federation (KTMF) have demanded the release of business leader, Mohammad Yaseen Khan who heads the twin organisations.

The KTMF and KEA in a joint statement issued in Srinagar while asking for the release of Mohammad Yasin Khan expressed concern over his deteriorating health condition in jail. »

Read More... | Comment

Srinagar, January 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu region continued to face military lockdown and internet blackout on the 168th running day, today.

The so-called announcement of the authorities regarding restoration of Internet service and setting up of broadband kiosks has proven to be hoax as India Today while citing the IOK administration confirmed that the internet continues to remain suspended in, at least, eight districts of the Kashmir valley alone.

“The mobile internet connectivity shall, however, remain suspended in the districts of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Anantnag (Islamabad), Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama,” the newspaper said quoting the notification issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary in the administration. »

Read More... | Comment