Srinagar, August 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities continue to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir valley on the 13th consecutive day, today, to prevent people from holding demonstrations against India’s move of ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Hundreds of people defying curfew took to the streets in Srinagar after Juma prayers yesterday to express their resentment against New Delhi’s move of repealing Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to the territory. They raised high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. Placards with “Thank you Pakistan slogans” were displayed. »

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New York, August 16 (KMS): Much to New Delhi’s surprise, Russia referred to the charter and Kashmir resolutions of the United Nations and expressed the hope that India and Pakistan would settle the Kashmir dispute.

Russia expressed hope during a closed-door consultation of the Security Council at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York that India and Pakistan would settle the dispute in accordance with the charter and the relevant resolutions of the World Body as well as bilateral agreements.

“Russia continues to consistently promote normalisation of India-Pakistan ties,” Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, tweeted while participating at the closed-door consultation of the Security Council. “We hope that existing divergences around Kashmir will be settled bilaterally by political and diplomatic means only on the basis of Simla Agreement of 1972 and Lahore declaration of 1999, in accordance with UN Charter, relevant UN resolutions and bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan,” Polyanskiy posted on Twitter. »

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London, August 16 (KMS): Ahead of a closed-door consultation on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Security Council, today, Amnesty International has said the Kashmiri people should not be treated as pawns in a political crisis, and the international community must come together to call for their human rights to be respected.

Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International in a statement issued on its website, today, said, “The actions of the Indian government have thrown ordinary people’s lives into turmoil, subjecting them to unnecessary pain and distress on top of the years of human rights violations they have already endured.” »

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Islamabad, August 16 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter held a demonstration outside the UN Observer Office in Islamabad, today, urging the United Nations Security Council to take steps for granting the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.

During the demonstration a memorandum addressed to the UN Secretary General and presented to the office strongly denounced the unprovoked firing of Indian troops on civilian population along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, August 15 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter organized a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to mark India’s Independence Day as Black Day, today.

The participants of the demonstration expressed concern over the increasing Indian atrocities, illegal detentions and imposition of continued curfew by India in occupied Kashmir. They warned the Indian government to desist from suppressing the people of the territory through military might and other oppressive tactics. They said that New Delhi must realize the fact that it would not be able to subdue the Kashmiris’ freedom sentiment through use of brute force. »

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Hyderabad, August 14 (KMS) Officials at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and those of occupied Kashmir witnessed an embarrassing moment when students from the occupied territory spurned an invite for an Eid lunch.

Quoting from newspapers highlighting the condition of Kashmiri people in the occupied Kashmir valley, Hadif Nisar, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association in the UoH, said that they could not accept any offer from the occupation authorities or Indian government to indulge in festivities while their families suffered. »

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Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian police confirmed, today, that some people sustained pellet injuries during protests in Srinagar over the week-end.

Earlier this week, Governor Satya Pal Malik had denied foreign media reports of massive demonstrations in the Kashmir valley. Zeroing on the reports, the opposition Congress had demanded that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “come clean” on the matter.

Insisting that the situation has been “totally under control”, senior police officer Munir Khan today said, “There have been localised incident in various parts of Srinagar and other areas, which have been contained, dealt with locally. There has been no major injury to anyone. There have been a few pellet injuries, who were treated and sent back.” »

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Communication blackout, curfew continue on 10th day in Valley

Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities have further tightened the strict clampdown ahead of India’s Independence Day, tomorrow (15th August), adding more to the sufferings of the oppressed people of the territory.

The occupied territory has been in a lockdown since the Narendra Modi government’s decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution earlier this month. The communication blackout continues on the 10th successive day, today, as the authorities keep the internet and telephone links snapped and impose strict restrictions on media. The Indian government had snapped television, telephone and internet links to prevent demonstrations against its decision of revoking Article 370 on 5th August. Before that, the occupation authorities had clamped an unprecedented communications blackout on the territory and arrested many political leaders. »

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Tehran, August 08 (KMS): A prominent seminary professor of philosophy and mysticism from Iran equating Palestine with Kashmir has expressed hope for a new horizon for the oppressed Kashmiri people who have never bowed before the Indian power and violence.

Professor Asghar Taherzadeh said based on the specific spirituality, he sees hope for the humble and oppressed people of Kashmir amid the present grim situation.

He said just as the modern world was defeated and its limitations were revealed in the case of Palestine when it intended to make this territory its own part but failed to do so, same would be the story of Kashmir. »

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IOK to be turned into another palestine

Muzaffarnagar, (Uttar Pradesh, India), August 08 (KMS): Extremist Hindu organization, Bajrang Dal, has asked the Indian people to purchase plots in occupied Kashmir, turning into reality the worst fears of the Kashmiris of converting the territory into another Palestine by India.

The Bajrang Dal activists in Muzaffarnagar asked the Indians to purchase plots in Kashmir.

“I appeal to all of you to purchase plots of land there. Also, this is a welcome step for Kashmiri Pandits who will now be able to return to their hometown. All of us should welcome this step,” said a local Bajrang Dal leader, Ankur Rana. »

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