Srinagar, November 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, uneasy situation prevail in the Kashmir valley and Muslim areas of Jammu region, where life remains affected for the 98th day on Sunday in protest against scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories on August 5.

Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC, prohibiting assemble of four or more persons, continue in the territory.

For the first time in the history of Kashmir, the IOK administration disallowed the congregational gathering at the Kashmir’s revered shrine of Hazratbal in Srinagar on the eve of Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

All gates of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar remain closed for devotees even on Eid Milad, today. Large number of Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) are deployed in the Jamia market and outside to prevent people from entering the worship place. »

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Srinagar, November 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Member of Indian Parliament and leader of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, Hasnain Masoodi, has said that the Indian government is underestimating and downplaying the silent protest in the territory.

Hasnain Masoodi in a media interview in Srinagar said, he finds it amusing when the Indian government points out that there have not been too many deaths in the Valley and not much violence. »

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EU official urges India to respect rights of Kashmiris

Srinagar, November 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people staged forceful demonstrations in different areas, today, to show their resentment against the Indian occupation and division of Kashmir into two union territories by India.

Immediately after the Juma congregational prayers, people in large numbers took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory. They raised high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. At many places, the protesters were subjected to brute force by Indian police and troops. Many demonstrators sustained injuries in the brutal actions of the forces’ personnel. »

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Brussels, November 08 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, held separate meetings with Members of European Parliament (MEPs), Mrs Isabel Wiseler-Lima and Luke’s Mandl at the EU Parliament in Brussels.

The AJK Prime Minster informed the members about the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. He said that occupied Kashmir had been under military siege for last over three months. »

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London, November 02 (KMS): Pakistan’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK), Mohammad Nafees Zakaria has said that the world community particularly members of civil society, media, and parliamentarians have rebuffed the Indian claims of normality in occupied Kashmir.

Mohammad Nafees Zakaria was addressing a gathering at the High Commission to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir in the aftermath of Indian government’s unilateral illegal measures to change the status of Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories. »

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Jalandhar (India), November 02 (KMS): Noted author, Arundhati Roy, has expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir and stressed the need for intellectuals to speak up.

Arundhati Roy speaking on Kashmir dispute on the second day of Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da in Jalandhar city of Indian state of Punjab said, “I’m very ashamed about Kashmir. I can’t say ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan’. The silence on Kashmir is deafening. It’s our fight too. While there should have been potent opposition, no one spoke up. Very few journalists have spoken about it. The country needs a new movement and a new media out of it.” »

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New Delhi, November 01 (KMS): The largest fact-finding team, which recently visited occupied Kashmir Valley, revealed that Kashmiris are reeling under strict restrictions, torture and trauma.

The team found that people are unable to access the judicial system, there are widespread and repeated claims of torture and an overwhelming majority is afflicted with psychological trauma.

The team, which visited five districts of the valley between September 28 and October 4, comprised human rights lawyers Mihir Desai, Lara Jesani, Veena Gowda, Clifton D’Rozario, Aarti Mundkur and Saranga Ugalmugle, psychiatrist Amit Sen, trade unionist Gautam Mody and activists Nagari Babaiah, Ramdas Rao and Swati Seshadri. »

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Srinagar, October 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Mazahmat while hailing the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people has said that the recent steps taken by the Indian rulers by the dint of military might in the territory are unacceptable.

A Tehreek-e-Mazahmat spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar denounced the Indian government’s attempt to distort the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the territory into two union territories, which he said is not acceptable to the people of Kashmir.

He said that these steps are meant to abolish the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir by changing its demography. »

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Tehran, October 29 (KMS): Shiraz University of medical sciences, Iran, hosted a peaceful protest and candle match for Kashmir and held a two minutes silence to condemn the tyranny people of Kashmir are going through in occupied Kashmir.

While addressing the students and senior officials, Hujjatul Islam Sheikh Amin said, “This is not a matter of Shia or Sunni, not the matter of blood, not the matter of skin colour, this Kashmir issue is the matter of humanity. Today we all stand for Kashmir and we will keep doing that until Kashmiris get justice”

“If not now, When? If not you,then who? Said, a student from Indian occupied Kashmir while speaking to the protesters and demanded the Iranian leaders and world bodies to play their role.”

“India should give the right of referendum to the people of Kashmir” demanded the students from various nationalities, giving a strong and clear message to international community and world leaders and especially Iran that they stand together for Kashmir and they feel pain of innocent Kashmiris. »

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Kuala Lumpur, , October 27 (KMS): The 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been called upon to refer to a resolution passed in 1948 which was adopted as a peace settlement to the Jammu and Kashmir conflict.

The call was made by representatives of 10 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a joint statement, which was issued in solidarity with all Kashmiris who are observing the Black Day, today, to condemn the landing of Indian occupational troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.

The NGOs urged the implementation of a plebiscite that will enable Kashmiris to determine their own future, which is one of three parts of the resolution adopted by the UNSC in its 286th meeting.

“This has been denied by India for the past 70 years,” the statement read. »

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