Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Executive Director, Voice of Victims, Abdul Qadeer Dar, has said that Kashmiri people, particularly youth, are running for their lives as India is using torture, harassment and arrest as a policy in the territory.

Abdul Qadeer Dar while strongly criticizing Indian forces for thrashing and beating a student during a cordon and search operation in Kakapora area of Pulwama district appealed to all international human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Asia Watch to conduct a thorough visit of besieged valley to take the stock of human rights situation there. »

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Srinagar, July 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum Chairman, Umar Aadil Dar has said that India has turned Jammu and Kashmir into a battlefield where killings, crackdowns, arrests, nocturnal raids and ransacking of houses are taking place on daily basis.

Umar Aadil Dar while addressing a party meeting in Srinagar said Kashmir is a globally-accepted dispute whose settlement is to be ascertained through exercise of right to self-determination of its people. »

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30,000 Hindutva trained terrorists arrived in IOK to execute genocide

Srinagar, July 20 (KMS): As part of Indian genocidal plans in occupied Kashmir, a massive anti-Muslim pogrom through a well-trained force of Hindutva terrorists is in the works.

In this regard, sources in the occupied territory have told the Kashmir Media Service that more than 30,000 Hindutva trained terrorists have arrived in Kashmir during the past two weeks as many more are on their way through the road and by air. This is happening while the Indian army led crackdown against the Kashmiri Muslims post August 05, last year, is completing one year that has been intensified in the guise of fighting Covid-19. The Indian military and paramilitary forces have sealed hundreds of towns and villages and forced millions of Kashmiris indoors justifying these draconian measures as precautionary to fight against the expanding pandemic. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed serious concern over the new construction policy approved by the occupation authorities paving way for the Indian armed forces to grab the Kashmiris’ land and carry out unhindered constructions and other related activities.

The authorities on Friday approved amendment to the Control of Building Operations Act, 1988 and the J&K Development Act, 1970 to allow notifying any areas in the territory as “strategic areas”. Under the new policy, the land on which existing camps/ cantonments of the Indian armed forces are located in various areas or where new camps/ cantonments they think is important can be notified as strategic areas and handed over to the forces. Till now, many camps of Indian forces were based in private properties like orchards, houses, government properties and are thus temporary. An entire area can now be designated as strategic area which can be taken over and developed for the use of armed forces and their families. »

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 Arrest spree depicts frustration of Indian authorities: Gilani

Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred three Kashmiri youth during a cordon and search operation in Nagnad Chimmer area of Kulgam district, today.

Earlier, three Indian soldiers were critically injured in an attack in the same area. The troops also continued similar operations in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Kulgam, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Rajouri, Poonch and other areas of the territory. The occupation authorities imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar and several other parts of the Kashmir Valley to stop people from anti-India demonstrations and offering Juma prayers, today.

The veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in a tweet said the arrest spree including detention of Ameer Hamza, General Secretary of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, is yet another act of desperation and frustration by the occupation authorities. He said that such actions would only strengthen the Kashmiris’ resolve for right to self-determination. »

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Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has urged the United Nations (UN) and the international community to take solid step for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute as it poses a serious threat to the peace and economic development of South Asia and the world.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the curfew and restrictions imposed in occupied Kashmir, today, and asked the UN and world to play role in creating an environment conducive for the resolution of the lingering dispute.

He also asked the world community to impress upon fascist Modi government to shun its stubborn and military attitude and accept ground reality regarding the Kashmir dispute. »

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PeopleUnsafeInTheirHousesInIOJK

Srinagar, July 17 (KMS): When the people across the world are being asked to Stay home, Stay safe, the same is not applicable to the people of occupied Kashmir who are even being targeted by Indian forces insides their houses.

An analytical report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, said that the lives and properties of the people in occupied Kashmir were unsafe due to heavy presence of Indian troops and police. The report said that barging into houses, harassing and arresting the inmates and vandalizing property was a routine matter for the occupational forces. »

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New Delhi, July 17 (KMS): The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has released a fact-finding report on Delhi riots of February 2020.

The DMC had constituted a 10-member fact-finding committee in March to look into the violence that took place in different areas of North East Delhi between February 23 and 27, 2020.

The Committee made efforts to invite victims of violence to come forward with information, documented individual victim testimonies at various sites of North East, Delhi, and conducted physical surveys of the damage to religious sites. The Committee also repeatedly sought information from the Delhi Police but did not get any response.

The report said throughout the Delhi assembly elections from December-February, there were a number of speeches by BJP leaders inciting people to violence against anti-CAA protesters. The details of these speeches have been recorded at length in the report. »

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Islamabad, July 17 (KMS): The Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Abdul Majeed Mir, has expressed surge in the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

Abdul Majeed Mir in a statement issued in Islamabad said that innocent people were being martyred and arrested by Indian troops during cordon and search operations (CASOs) in occupied Kashmir.

He deplored that India imposed curfew and other restrictions in occupied Kashmir, today, and prevented Muslims from performing their religious obligations. He added that locking of mosques by the Indian authorities had become a norm in the occupied territory. »

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New Delhi, July 17 (KMS): India’s prominent clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Dr Shobna, has said that 45 percent of adult population of occupied Kashmir is suffering from physiological distress.

Dr Shobna, a Delhi-based PhD scholar in a media interview in New Delhi, highlighting a variety of issues, said that 20 percent of adult population of occupied Kashmir was suffering from post-traumatic stress, 35 percent from anxiety and 41 percent from depression. »

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