Srinagar, April 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police on Thursday resorted to lathi charge in Tral town to disperse people, queued up in front of various outlets, amid prohibitory orders.

A team from Tral police station led by newly appointed Station House Officer (SHO), G M Rathar, used brute force to disperse people in nook and corner of the town, in the name of containing the spread of coronavirus. »

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organisations including the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani and Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have strongly condemned the new domicile law introduced by India in Kashmir to change the demographic composition of the territory.

The new law allows Indian citizens to permanently settle in occupied Kashmir if they have worked in the territory for 15 years or studied there for seven years. Children of federal government employees will also get domicile certificates if their parents have lived in Kashmir for 10 years.

APHC Chairman Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that at a time when the spread of coronavirus has reached catastrophic proportions and governments across the world are focusing all their attention to save the lives of their citizens, India is unabashedly using the situation to fulfill its political agenda in Kashmir. He said that amid the ongoing complete lockdown that was ostensibly announced to enforce the social distancing, India has introduced a new domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, has appointed his new representative for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Pakistan.

Abdul Hameed Lone has been replaced with Syed Mushtaq Hussain. Mr Mushtaq has been associated with the Kashmir freedom movement for the last thirty years.

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): Experts on Kashmir say that with the new domicile laws, India is imposing a “settler-colonial project” in occupied Kashmir mirroring Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.

Najeeb Mubarki, a Kashmir-based journalist said that Indian state functionaries themselves had spoken of this well-thought-out Israeli-style solution for occupied Kashmir. It is certainly a settler colonialism project with tragic consequences for Kashmiris, he said.

“The Indian government has taken a page from Israel to usurp Kashmiri territories and deny its citizens their right to self-determination. It’s another settler colonialist project that will fail miserably as long as Kashmiris resist and the world stands up to it,” he maintained. »

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Jammu, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, as the entire Kashmir Valley has already been experiencing shortage of essential commodities in the face of strict military lockdown after August 5, 2019, now the imposition of a curfew-like situation in the name of anti-corona drive is likely to create a famine-like scenario in the territory.

The situation has turned worse as Srinagar-Jammu highway continues to remain closed for the sixth consecutive day, today, due to massive landslides at Dalwas in Ramban area. »

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Srinagar, March 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of Tangmarg resident, who passed away on Monday, have said that they are treated like animals at Chest Diseases Hospital, Srinagar.

Riyaz Ahmad Sofi, son of the deceased Tangmarg resident, told media that they were treated like animals at CD Hospital and neglected by the doctors and paramedic staff. »

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Jammu, March 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, majority areas of Jammu region fear a tough time due to the absence of proper medical facilities to meet the rising coronavirus challenge.

Hospitals in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts do not have proper equipment, such as ventilators, to meet any kind of eventuality. Even these three districts do not have any COVID testing facility available in the region. »

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Srinagar, March 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two siblings, an eight-year-old boy and seven-month baby, have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the number of cases in the territory to 27.

The siblings are grandchildren of an elderly person from Natipora area of Srinagar, who had returned from Saudi Arabia on March 16 after performing Umrah and tested positive for the virus on March 24.

After the man developed coronavirus-like symptoms, he was shifted to Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar, where he tested positive. Fourteen of his family members, including wife, sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, were put under quarantine at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) hospital. »

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Srinagar, March 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the restrictions on the movement and assembly of people to contain the spread of the coronavirus were intensified in the Kashmir Valley, today, adding to the miseries of already besieged people.

The move was made after four more positive cases were detected in the valley on Wednesday, taking the total number of affected persons to 11. Of the eight persons who had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, one died, today.

Officials said that the authorities tightened the curbs across the valley as four more positive cases — all from Bandipora district — were detected on Wednesday. »

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New Delhi, March 24 (KMS): Senior Congress leader and former puppet Chief Minister of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that Kashmir is on ventilator after the Indian government put it under a “political quarantine” for the past around eight months, saying the situation there is worse than what it was even 30 years ago.

Iinitiating a debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation Bills, the Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of Indian Parliament demanded an immediate release of all Kashmiri political detainees. »

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