New Delhi, March 06 (KMS): India topped the list for the most internet shutdowns in 2020 globally for the third consecutive year, a new report by digital rights and privacy organisation Access Now said.

India leveraged blackouts to crush the nationwide Farmer’s Protest and the Kashmiris, the report said. It pointed that India shut down the internet more than any other nation at 109 times out of a total of 155, recorded worldwide. India was followed by Yemen with six instances.

According to a new report by Access Now, a global non-profit that works on digital rights and online freedom, around 70% of cases of internet shutdowns globally happened in India in 2020, with shut down of the internet in Kashmir roughly once every two weeks. »

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Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that world is changing for good and the international community is now showing interest to resolve the disputes particularly the Kashmir dispute.

Professor Abdul Ghani Butt addressing a meeting in Badgam, today, said the disputes need to be resolved for peace and mutual interests of all the nations throughout the world.

He said, Kashmir dispute is pivotal in this situation which needs to be settled to the flatter of all hearts particularly the people of Kashmir who had rendered enormous sacrifices. »

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Beijing, March 05 (KMS): The international community is now more aware of the fact that India has seriously violated human right in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) as result of diplomatic efforts of Pakistan and many other countries in the world, said Cheng Xizhong, senior fellow of the Charhar Institute.

In a statement issued here, Cheng said, nowadays, through the diplomatic efforts of Pakistan and many other countries in the world, including the United Kingdom, the international community is now more aware of the fact that India has seriously violated human rights in IIOJK that evoked international condemnation. »

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New York, March 05 (KMS): A key American senator has underscored the need for the United States to “find a pathway forward” to deal with the unresolved Kashmir dispute that generates tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.

“I do believe that it is important for the United States to play a role to find a pathway forward between two nuclear states and two states that are important to us in the region, especially as we deal with China,” Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in response to reporters’ questions about the prevailing tensions between the two South Asian neighbours. »

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New York, March 04 (KMS): Civil liberties in India have been on a decline since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, said Freedom House in its report Democracy under Siege, a British media House reported.

It said the change in India’s status is part of a global shift in the balance between democracy and authoritarianism.

US-based Freedom House, a non-profit organisation which conducts research on political freedom and human rights, added that the number of countries designated as “not free” was at its highest level since 2006. »

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Srinagar, March 01(KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, local Muslims in Kunzar area of Baramulla district performed the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit woman.

Rani Kaul, wife of Moti Lal Kaul, passed away on Saturday, however, her last rites had to be delayed by a day as her relatives had to travel all the way from Delhi for the funeral.

On Sunday, the local Muslims took part in her funeral and helped with performing the last rites of the deceased as the Kaul’s is the only Pandit house in Tarhama locality of around 600 Muslims. »

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Islamabad, March 01(KMS): Abdul Majeed Malik, Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Moment while welcoming the declaration of ceasefire on the Line of Control has urged the international community to impress upon India to stop persecution of people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a telephonic address to party officials in Bagh district of Azad Kashmir said that the Kashmiris would continue their struggle till the issue is resolved as per UN resolutions. »

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Srinagar, March 01 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party President and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti advocated an unrelenting peaceful struggle for the restoration of democratic and constitutional rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

While addressing a convention of senior party workers of District Pulwama, Mehbooba said that people of Kashmir should not let despair decide their destiny but rather strengthen their resolve, unify their ranks and articulate their pain vociferously. »

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Kashmiri children worst victims of Indian state terrorism

Islamabad, February 27 (KMS): Speakers at a webinar hosted by Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) and World Muslim Congress (WMC) made a passionate appeal to the international community urging it to stand up for the rights of Kashmiri children who have been the worst victims of the lingering dispute and Indian state terrorism.

Hosted in Islamabad as a sideline event of the ongoing 46th Session of United Nations Human Rights Council, the webinar titled “Forgotten children of Kashmir conflict” was participated and addressed by noted human rights activists, scholars, academicians and international experts including His Excellency Ambassador Dr Shahid Ameen Khan, World Chairman and Ambassador at Large, International Human Rights Commission; »

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Islamabad, February 27 (KMS): The 2002 riots of India’s Gujarat and their subsequent handling have shown that India’s crumbling democracy under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the danger of total collapse.

The Gujarat massacre, that took place on February 27, was one of the deadliest single incidents of religious riots that killed more than 2,000 Muslims since Independence. »

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