Srinagar, November 02 (KMS):  Senior Hurriyat leader Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said that Kashmiris are masters of their land and destiny and India will not be allowed to snatch their land through changing the Muslim majority character of the territory.

Addressing a religious congregation at Botingoo in Sopore, he said Kashmir is a disputed territory and a political problem, deep rooted in the political conscientious of world which needs to be understood by the Indian authorities.

The event was attended by large number of religious scholars, students and common people. »

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Srinagar, November 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum while welcoming the release of Mushtaq Ahmed Veeri and Sarjan Barkati has demanded the release of all social, political and religious leaders and activists languishing in different Indian jails since years.

JKYSF Vice Chairman Ghulam Rasool Kaloo along with party Chief Coordinator Tauseef Ahmed, Chief Spokesman Shafeeq Ahmed and Faisal Ahmed visited Pattan, Baramulla to interact with party workers and masses. He urged India to resolve the Kashmir dispute as per UN resolution. The delegation shared the latest anti-Kashmir Indian moves in IIOJK with the party workers and ordinary people. »

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Islamabad, November 02 (KMS):  Chairman Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) Altaf Hussain Wani has made a passionate appeal to the UN Secretary General António Guterres urging him to mount pressure on Indian government to stop human rights violations, persecution of journalists, rights defenders and civil society activists in the held territory.

In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General the KIIR chief while seeking Guterres’ urgent attention towards the highly critical situation in the region said, “The human rights situation in the occupied Kashmir has taken a dangerous turn after Indian government’s unilateral decision to forcibly annex the disputed state into Indian Union, last year”. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, delegations of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) and Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) visited Reban area of Shopian and met with prominent Hurriyat leader, Maulana Sarjan Barkati.

Maulana Sarjan Barkati, also known as ‘Azadi Chacha’ (Freedom Uncle), was recently released from 4 years illegal detention.

The JKPL Chief Organizer, Dr Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, and Coordinator, Shaikh Nazir Ahmed, along with an eight-member delegation during their visit to Sarjan Barkati’s residence congratulated him on his release. »

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Jammu, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, APHC leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum, Devinder Singh Behl has said that the new law on land ownership imposed by India in the territory is a violation of international law.

Devinder Singh Behl in a statement issued in Jammu said that India wanted to change the demography of IIOJK. He deplored that last year in August, the Bharatiya Janata Party Indian government led by Narendra Modi repealed the special status of the territory and impose military siege to further its Hindutva agenda in the territory.

He said that under these laws India wanted to settle RSS and BJP goons in IIOJK to change the population ratio but the Kashmiri people would never surrender to India despite its cruel acts and fascist tactics. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, journalism has become especially risky since the Indian government revoked special status of the territory in August last year, says BBC.

The BBC in a report says this seems evident this week when India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched the offices of the Greater Kashmir newspaper and the home of AFP journalist Parvaiz Bukhari.

The NIA searched several locations including offices of NGOs and homes of leading human rights activists in Srinagar on Wednesday and Thursday. »

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London, October 30 (KMS): London-based Amnesty International has said that the Indian government must immediately halt its intensifying suppression of dissent in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Amnesty International said this in a statement released on its website following a series of raids by India’s National Investigation Agency on the homes and premises of civil society groups, human rights defenders and journalists in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and on Wednesday and Thursday.

The NIA raided the residences and offices of prominent human rights activists Khurram Parvez, the Coordinator of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), three of his associates, and Parveena Ahanger, Chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP). Both organizations have reported extensively on human rights abuses in IIOJK, including the indefinite administrative detention and extrajudicial execution of human rights defenders, torture of people in detention and the widespread impunity of the Indian forces in the occupied territory. Further raids were carried out on the offices of the NGOs Athrout and GK Trust and on the residence of Agence France-Presse’s Kashmir correspondent Parvez Bukhari and residences of Hurriyat leaders Zafar Akbar Butt and Muhammad Yousuf Sofi. »

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Urges India to stop unlawful operations against Kashmiri, other rights groups

New York, October 30 (KMS): New York-based rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch has said that the Indian government is using counterterrorism operations to silence peaceful dissenters, human rights activists, and journalists.

The HRW in a statement posted on its website, today, said that on October 28 and 29, 2020, the Indian National Investigation Agency carried out several raids on the offices of nongovernmental organizations, rights activists’ homes, and a newspaper office in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and Bangalore. It said, the raids are part of a crackdown by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on civil society groups.

The statement said, the Indian authorities have increasingly brought politically motivated criminal cases, including under broadly worded terrorism and sedition laws, against activists, journalists, academics, students, and others and used foreign funding regulations to target outspoken groups for their human rights work. »

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Srinagar, October 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to denounce India for landing its troops and illegally occupying Jammu and Kashmir on this day in 1947.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would never surrender their legitimate struggle for freedom. He said October 27 will always remain etched in history as a black day as it marks the arrival of Indian occupational forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Soon after getting independence from British colonialism after a long struggle New Delhi herself resorted to same colonialism to enslave people, land and resources of Jammu and Kashmir. In its colonial apatite New Delhi through its huge military might unleashed a reign of unprecedented brutalities and atrocities for the last over seven decades. To sustain its illegitimate and illegal occupation New Delhi has been indulging in worst kind of human rights violations and war crimes in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. »

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Srinagar, October 26 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement (JKEM), Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Tehreek-e-Istiqlal, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League and Jammu and Kashmir Young Mens League have reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their struggle against India’s illegal occupation of their homeland.

Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement Chairperson Farida Bahanji in a statement issued in Srinagar said that October 27, 1947 was the darkest day in the history of Kashmir. “On this day, the Indian Army entered Jammu and Kashmir in negation of all international norms and ethics,” she added. »

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