Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): As the world is observing International Day of Peace, today, the unresolved Kashmir dispute continues to pose a serious threat to regional as well as global peace.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of International Day of Peace, today, said the Kashmir dispute, which is bone of contention between Pakistan and India, could lead to a nuclear war between the two countries. The report said that the Kashmir dispute remained unresolved despite the fact that the UN Security Council had passed a number of resolutions for its settlement several decades ago. »

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New Delhi, September 21 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has asked the Juvenile Justice Committee of the High Court of occupied Kashmir to submit a report on children’s detention after the repeal of special status of the occupied territory last month.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, agreed to entertain the petition as it raised substantial issues regarding rights of minors.

The Solicitor General of India, Tushar Mehta, said one such case of detention mentioned in the petition had already been referred to the Juvenile Justice Committee after he was found to be a minor. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least 253 habeas corpus petitions were filed in the High Court of the territory from August 5 to September 19 and 37 of these were filed on a single day (August 27).

Habeas corpus is recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention to a court and request that the court orders the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the detainee to the court, to determine whether the detention is lawful. »

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Hyderabad (India), September 14 (KMS): Left-wing political parties of India held a seminar in Hyderabad, capital of Talangana State, over the scrapping of Article 370 by the Narendra Modi government that granted special status to occupied Kashmir.

Talangana State Secretary of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Tammineni Veerabhadram, CPI State Secretary Chada Venkat, former member of Rajya Sabha, Aziz Pasha, the editor of daily Andhra Jyothy, Sriniwas and others addressed the seminar. »

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Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the continued communication blockade and other restrictions by the Indian government have also affected patients.

The territory is witnessing an increasing number of fatal heart attacks as patients are denied medical attention, for want of phone lines, a doctor posted at a main hospital in Srinagar, told Delhi-based ‘Outlook’ magazine.

He said, “In August and September, we have seen a rise in heart attack cases. We are getting eight to 10 patients every day, which is unprecedented.” »

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New Delhi, September 14 (KMS): A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Indian Supreme Court against the illegal detention of children following the abrogation of Article 370 and an unprecedented lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

Eminent child rights expert, Enakshi Ganguly and first Chairperson of the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR), Professor Shanta Sinha filed the petition. »

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Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International demanding an end to continued lockdown in occupied Kashmir, has urged India to let the people of the territory speak.

In a video posted on Twitter, Amnesty International has exposed gruesome crimes being committed by Indian forces’ personnel against the people of occupied Kashmir.

The video was posted with a caption that said “The Kashmir blackout is over 40 days old. 8 million people are under lockdown. In the world’s most militarised zone”. »

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Vows to keep raising Kashmiris’ cause at all int’l forums

Muzaffarabad, September 13 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has said Kashmir dispute has been internationalized as a result of illegal acts taken by the Indian Government, stressing despite all tyranny New Delhi will not succeed in its nefarious designs as Kashmiris have shed the fear of death.

Pakistani PM Imran Khan said this while addressing a mammoth gathering in Muzaffarabad, today, which was organized to show solidarity with the residents of occupied Kashmir, who have been under a lockdown for more than 40 days after India moved to illegally annex the territory. He said the people of occupied territory, including women, children, and elderly, have been living under constant curfew for last over one month. »

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Washington, September 12 (KMS): Expressing concerns over human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, two US lawmakers have urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to convince India to end the communication blockade in the Muslim majority region.
Pramila Jayapal, an Indian-American Congresswoman and James P McGovern conveyed their concerns to Pompeo through a letter calling for the human rights observers and international media to be allowed into Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Curfew, curbs affecting all and sundry

Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout, which entered 37th day, today, prevented the traditional 10th of Muharram processions in the territory.

The authorities had banned Ashur processions today and no one was allowed to venture out in Srinagar, Badgam and other parts of the occupied territory. Even journalists, government employees and those having valid passes issued by the authorities were stopped from stepping out of their doors.

However, in some parts of the occupied territory, people defied curfew and restrictions and came out on the streets to take out Ashur processions. Indian troops subjected them to brute force. »

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