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5 rapporteurs had sought reply from India ill-treatment, disappearances and torture

New York, June 01 (KMS): Arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances are a part of an ongoing pattern of serious violations of human rights by Indian government forces in Jammu and Kashmir, according to UN experts.

This concern was raised by five UN special rapporteurs in a letter to the Indian government on March 31, 2021 that was made public by the UN on Monday.

The rapporteurs examine questions relevant to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; arbitrary detention; enforced or involuntary disappearances; extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering “terrorism.” »

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Demands their release along with all political prisoners

Srinagar, May 28 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum has expressed serious concern about the health of martyred APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai’s two illegally detained sons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in jail.

The Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, both sons of late Sehrai – Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Sehrai – were arrested and booked by Indian police just days after their father lost his life due to non-availability of medical treatment at Udhampur jail in Jammu. “Hundreds of Kashmiri political leaders, activists and youth continue to be behind the bars for years altogether and are not being released despite the second wave of coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc,” it said. »

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Beijing, May 28 (KMS): The spokesperson for the Chinese foreign affairs ministry, Lijian Zhao, said on Friday that in order for Britain to absolve itself of its “bloody colonial past,” it needs to stop bloodshed in Kashmir.

“As long as the bloodshed in Kashmir continues, Britain can never clean itself from its bloody colonial past,” Lijian Zhao said in a series of Tweets posted on Friday while quoting an article published in China’s premier news agency Xinhua’s website.

Zhao has formerly served in the Chinese consulate in Islamabad and is notable for his distinguished diplomatic career. He has maintained a visible presence on social media platforms, especially the microblogging site Twitter and Facebook. »

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Srinagar, May 24 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Front (KFF) and Jammu and Kashmir National Front have expressed serious concern over the continued cordon and search operations, killings and arrest of youth in the territory.

A JKFF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar urged world human rights bodies to take notice of the worst situation of Kashmir. He said that these atrocities are being committed to suppress Kashmiri voices but the oppressors while committing these inhuman acts are forgetting the historical fact that freedom movements of nations never get suppressed by these kinds of tyrannies. »

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#JournalistsPayingPriceForExposingHinduRightwing

Islamabad, May 22 (KMS): Journalists in India are increasingly facing intimidation by Hindutva forces for running stories critical of rightwing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh backed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said journalists in India have to quit jobs after publishing reports that angered supporters of Modi, BJP and RSS. It said journalists are threatened and abused on social media by the Hindutva brigade for exposing Modi regime’s failures. Even global media watchdog ‘Reporters Without Borders’ has said that journalists in India are increasingly the targets of online smear campaigns by the most radical nationalists, it added. »

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Srinagar, May 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmed Mir, has deplored the silence of the international community on the killing of innocent Kashmiris and Palestinians by Indian and Israeli troops.

Javaid Ahmed Mir speaking at a condolence meeting in Srinagar said for the last seven decades international disputes of Kashmir and Palestine were glaring examples of the failure of the world peacemakers, the UN and other international forums, which are playing the role of mute spectators.

“How long world peacemakers will maintain silence on innocent killings, arrests, disappearances and imprisonments of innocent civilians in Kashmir and Palestine,” he asked. »

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Demolition of mosque in Uttar Pradesh was ‘violation of rule of law’, says Indian MP

Barabanki (Utter Pradesh, India), May 22 (KMS): A local administration accused of illegally tearing down a mosque in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has filed a police case against nine local Muslim leaders who challenged the demolition.

On Monday, Masjid Gareeb Nawaz Al Maroof in Barabanki district was bulldozed without notice after it was declared an illegal structure by the local administration, which had contested its presence.

The demolition provoked outrage and fear in the local community and across India, with the administration accused of inflaming religious tensions in the area. Local muslims said they fled after the demolition and the members of the committee that ran the mosque went into hiding. »

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Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as a result of global pressure and described it a satisfactory move.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement issued in Srinagar, condemning the Israeli aggression on Gaza, said, Israel is displacing the oppressed Palestinian Muslims from their land and is blowing all global laws in this regard. »

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Islamabad, May 21 (KMS): A protest rally was held in Islamabad, today, to condemn the Indian and Israeli brutalities against the Kashmiris and Palestinians.

The protest rally was held under the aegis of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter to pay tributes to prominent martyred Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, as well as the martyrs of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries. »

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Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have terminated the services of two more Muslim teachers from Kupwara district.

The authorities have set up a Special Task Force (STF) to initiate action against government employees suspected of anti-India and pro-freedom activities. This move was widely criticized by politicians and civil society members. »

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