Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a 73-year-old Kashmiri man, who was arrested last month nearly a decade after he had reportedly participated in a funeral where veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani had addressed mourners, has been charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The septuagenarian Mohammad Yusuf Makroo, from Arwani in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district, was arrested on 24 August 2020 and detained at the Bijbehara police station. He was transferred to the district jail Islamabad on September 24. He has been charged for addressing the said gathering along with Syed Ali Gilani. »

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Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Vice Chairman of Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) Tauseef Ahmed, today, visited the residence of Muslim League leader, Dr Ghulam Rasool at Chattabal in Srinagar and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.

The JKYSF leader, speaking on the occasion, paid glorious tributes to Dr Ghulam Rasool and said that he was committed to the Kashmir cause. »

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Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, police have arrested two youth in two separate cordon and search operations from Islamabad and Kupwara districts.

The police have claimed to have arrested a ‘militant’ and an over ground worker (OGW) of the ‘militants’ in the Kapran area of Dooru in the south Kashmir district and Mandigam Kralgund area of north Kashmir’s Handwara.

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Geneva, September 25 (KMS): Lambasting the Indian government for committing gross human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the representatives of reputed international human rights watchdogs have urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to conduct a comprehensive independent investigation into allegations of human rights violations committed by Indian forces in the territory. »

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September 21 (KMS): OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has asked the United Nations to call on New Delhi to halt the human rights violations in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

At its informal meeting in New York, the Contact Group said India should also be impressed upon to implement the UN Security Council resolutions, which call for a plebiscite to enable the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination.

The members of the contact group voiced deep concerns at the continued violations by India of the fundamental human rights in occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, September 20 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in order to speed up the process of issuing domicile certificates, the authorities have now given permission to a Naib Tehsildar in addition to Tehsidar to grant such certificates in the territory.

This has been done by introducing amendment in the Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020.

In this regard, an official spokesman said, the amendment in Rule 5, Clause 1 authorizes both Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar for issuing the domicile certificate to Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) holders and their children, while naming Deputy Commissioner as the appellate authority. »

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Srinagar, September 20 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a delegation of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) visited the house of APHC-AJK chapter leader, Raja Khadim Hussain in Srinagar and expressed condolence with the bereaved family over the death of his mother.

APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani led the delegation while it comprised Khawaja Firdous, Shaheen Iqbal, Bashir Andrabi, Abdul Qudoos, Yasmeen Raja, Bilal Sadiqqi, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed, Ghazi Manzoor and others. »

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Use of pellet guns against Kashmiris constitutes war crime in IIOJK

Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the admission of killing of three Rajouri labourers by Indian Army in a fake encounter in Shopian vindicates the fact that Indian forces are committing genocide of Kashmiris.

Indian Army had killed three youth during a cordon and search operation in Amshipora area of Shopian on July 18 and passed them on as “unidentified militants”. Days later, the victims were identified by their families through the pictures released by the Indian Army as Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Muhammad Ibrar from Rajouri who had gone to Kashmir Valley in search of work. The army, yesterday, admitted that the youth hailed from Rajouri.

The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian forces’ personnel were killing innocent youth in staged encounters in IIOJK to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He demanded an impartial investigation into all incidents of killings by the troops in IIOJK through an impartial international agency to bring the perpetrators to book. »

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New Delhi, September 19 (KMS): The President of National Conference and Member of Parliament, Farooq Abdullah has advocated talks with Pakistan, saying if India can talk to China to defuse their border row, it can also speak to its other neighbour to deal with the situation at Jammu and Kashmir borders.

Farooq Abdullah speaking in the Parliament for the first time since his release from detention, said, “Border skirmishes have been rising and people are dying… A way has to be found to deal with this. Except for talks… As you are talking to China to attempt that it withdraws (from Ladakh border), we should also talk to our (other) neighbour to find a way to get out of this situation,” he said in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour amid protests from treasury benches. »

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Geneva, September 16 (KMS): The Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) has welcomed the recent statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in which she expressed serious concern over the grave human rights violation being perpetrated by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Michelle Bachelet in her inaugural statement at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday stated that in IIOJK, incidents of military and police violence against civilians continue including use of pellet guns. »

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