FM draws OIC’s attention towards rising intolerance in India against Muslims

Islamabad April 29 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that “we cannot stand by and let another Gujarat happen (in India)” amid claims that India has created and executed a campaign of Islamophobia, vilifying Muslims.
​The infamous Gujarat riots, in which around 1,000 people died, took place in 2002 when current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was state chief.
Qureshi said this in his recent letter written to Secretary General of organization of Islamic Cooperation and Foreign Ministers of OIC countries, to draw attention of the Muslim Ummah towards rising intolerance in India against minorities, especially Muslims. »

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Kuala Lumpur, April 28 (KMS): Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid, the President of Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations & Coordinator ASEAN Coalition for Kashmir while expressing solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir has demanded an end to the Indian suppression in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Azmi Abdul Hamid in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur urged all peace and justice loving people of ASEAN to raise their voice against India for introducing laws like “Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020” to undermine its dispute status.

“The aim of the order is to illegally allow non-Kashmiris to settle in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJK) by changing domicile laws.” »

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Islamabad, April 26 (KMS): The Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Imtiaz Wani has expressed serious concern over the continued cordon and search operations, killings and arrest of youth by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir .

Imtiaz Wani in a statement issued in Islamabad said that India was hell-bent on suppressing the Kashmiris’ freedom movement through military might but is destined to fail.

He urged the world human rights bodies to take notice of the worst situation of occupied Kashmir when the entire world is facing coronavirus and the Indian government is creating an atmosphere of fear in the occupied territory. He said that Kashmiris would never tolerate the killing spree and atrocities and would continue protest against the undemocratic and inhuman acts. »

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 Harassment of journalists in IOK denounced

Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, clashes erupted in Pulwama town after Indian police subjected local residents to brute force, today.

People took to the streets after the police raided a Jamia Masjid and resorted to vandalism. Indian police and troops fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters, leading to intense clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel. Several people received injuries during the clashes. Many youth were arrested and public property was damaged indifferent areas of the town by the occupational forces.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in its Central Executive Committee meeting held via video link reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the ongoing liberation movement nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs to its logical conclusion at all costs. It also paid glowing tributes to the resolve of the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists including party Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. The meeting was presided over by Acting Chairman, Abdul Hameed Butt. »

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Srinagar, April 24 (KMS): More than 300 Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University are facing immense difficulties due to coronavirus lockdown.

Many students told Srinagar-based media persons over phone that apart from university hostels, a large number of students were staying in rented rooms and were facing shortage of basic amenities due to the lockdown.

“There are a few facilities available in hostels by the university but still students need to bring fans, coolers and other equipment in their rooms before the start of the summer season,” said a student, Basharat Saleem. »

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Srinagar, April 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in order to prevent large funeral processions, Indian authorities under a new brutal policy are denying the bodies of the martyred youth to their families for proper burial as per the Islamic rituals and norms.

The authorities while pursuing the new wicked policy took the possession of the bodies of four youth who were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Melhora-Zainapora area of Shopian district, yesterday. Indian Army took the bodies of the martyred youth to Gantbal area of Ganderbal district and buried them without funeral and other religious rites. »

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Muzaffarabad, April 23 (KMS): Strongly condemning unrelenting repression in held Kashmir and ceasefire violations across the Line of Control, President Dr Arif Alvi assured the Kashmiris that Pakistan would never leave them alone in their just struggle for right to self-determination.

“The way India is discriminating against Indian Muslims, has unleashed terror on the freedom-seeking Kashmiris amid eight months long lockdown and is shelling at the innocent civilians along the LoC is extremely condemnable and warrants urgent attention of the UN Security Council,” said the president at a ‘media talk’ during his brief visit to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital. »

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Cases against journalists draw condemnation

Srinagar, April 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the registration of cases against two noted Kashmiri journalists, Peerzada Ashiq and female photojournalist Masarrat Zahra by the Indian authorities under serious charges drew widespread condemnation, locally as well as globally.

Masarrat Zahra, whose work has been published by Al-Jazeera, The Caravan, The Quint, TRT World and other reputed organisations in India and abroad, was booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for uploading some Kashmir-related photographs. Peerzada Ashiq who works with The Hindu newspaper is facing the charge of publishing a “fake news item” with reference to a story about the two martyrs’ families, who wanted to exhume their bodies to perform funeral rites. »

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Islamabad, April 18 (KMS): Spokesperson for the Foreign Office (FO) Aisha Farooqui on Thursday said that Pakistan had deep concerns over the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
“The international rights bodies should take immediate notice over the alarming human rights situation in occupied Kashmir,” Farooqi told reporters at a regular press briefing on Friday morning.
“India is continuously violating ceasefire agreements signed with Pakistan,” Farooqi added, condemning the violations that have resulted in the loss of innocent lives on the Pakistani side of the border. »

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India subjecting Kashmiri detainees to vengeance

Srinagar, April 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Shopian and Kishtwar districts, today.

The troops martyred two youth each during cordon and search operations at Dairoo Keegam in Shopian and in Dachan area of Kishtwar. The operations in both the areas continued till last reports came in.

The spokesman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar said that at a time when prisoners were being released across the world to save them from coronavirus, India continued to subject the illegally detained Kashmiris to political vengeance by prolonging their detention. He appealed to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, world powers and human rights bodies including international Committee of Red Cross, Amnesty International and Asia Watch to fulfill their moral and constitutional responsibilities towards the release of incarcerated Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Asiya Andrabi, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and others. »

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