Several injured in troops’ brutal action

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of people defying curfew and other restrictions held a forceful demonstration in Srinagar against India’s illegal occupation and scraping of special status of the territory.

Defying strict curfew and other restrictions, nearly 1000 people including men, women and children took part in a demonstration held in Soura area of Srinagar after Friday prayers, yesterday. Indian troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering intense clashes between the demonstrators and the troops. Several people were injured in the brutal action of the troops. BBC correspondent Aamir Peerzada at the scene said that one man was seen bleeding from his eye and another had suffered a neck injury. »

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Islamabad, August 23 (KMS): Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders and others, today, held a protest demonstration in front of the United Nations Military Observer Office in Islamabad against the continued siege of Kashmiris and other Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

On the call of resistance leaders, a large number of people including Hurriyat leaders and members of civil society participated in the protest demonstration.

On the occasion, a memorandum was also presented to the UN Office, urging the World Body to immediately intervene and save the people of the territory from genocide at the hands of Indian forces. »

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New Delhi, August 23 (KMS): Major opposition parties in India held a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the continued clampdown in occupied Kashmir and demanded immediate release of political leaders and restoration of communication services in the territory.

Protest in New Delhi came as occupied Kashmir continues to remain under continued siege in the wake of the Hindu nationalist government’s decision to revoke the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir. Top opposition figures addressed the protest, which was organised by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, a regional party from the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Protesters shouted slogans such as “Release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir” and “Restore telecom services in the valley”. »

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Srinagar, August 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have further tightened curfew and other restrictions to prevent people from conducting a march towards the UN office at Sonawar in Srinagar after Friday prayers, today, against India’s anti-Kashmir moves and its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Call for the march has been given by the resistance leaders through posters appearing in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley. The leaders have urged every young, old, men and women to join the march to convey to India and the world that the Kashmiris would not accept Indian occupation over their territory and Hindu culture. The march is also aimed at resisting the Indian attempt to change the demography of Kashmir through settlement of the outsiders in the territory. The clerics will raise the issue during their Friday sermons. »

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Srinagar, August 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have urged people to defy curfew and other restrictions and conduct joint marches after Friday prayers this week against India’s anti-Kashmir designs.

Hurriyat leaders made the appeal through posters that appeared overnight in Srinagar asking the public to come out of their houses against Indian aggression.

“Every person, young and old, men and women, should march after Friday prayers,” the resistance leaders said.

“We will try, people will try to go,” said one middle-aged man, who declined to be identified, after reading a poster pasted at a crossroads near the area’s main mosque. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 19 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League (JKPFL) held a big rally in Muzaffarabad, today, against India’s bifurcating the occupied Jammu and Kashmir and imposing curfew and lockdown with large scale arrests.

A large number of women and children joined the protest with black and green flags, chanting high-pitched slogans for freedom and demanding revocation of black laws which annexed the Jammu and Kashmir. Women speakers and some school children also spoke against Modi’s new onslaught laws to curb unity and integrity of the occupied region of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Toronto, August 19 (KMS): Thousands of Canadians packed Toronto’s iconic Nathan Philip Square to raise their voices in support of the oppressed people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Organized by Friends of Kashmir Canada, people from all walks of life and belonging to all faiths attended the protest demonstration. They included Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and people of other faiths. Young and old, children as well as people in wheelchairs were there to lend support to their Kashmiri brothers and sisters. The protesters were carrying banners reading slogans like, “Modi is the New Hitler”, “Who said Hitler is Dead, Meet Modi, the PM of India”, “12 Million Kashmiris under Lockdown” and “Stop Genocide in Kashmir”. »

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Washington, August 17 (KMS): A large number of Kashmiris and their sympathizers gathered outside the Indian Embassy in Washington and held a protest demonstration against the continued curfew and communication blackout imposed by India in occupied Kashmir.

The protesters said that for 12 days, their calls and texts, social media messages and prayers had been met with silence.

Relatives of Kashmir residents, who have been locked away under an unprecedented crackdown by the Indian government, wonder if anyone they know has been blinded by pellet guns, imprisoned by Indian forces or assaulted. They wonder when children will be allowed to return to school, when the phones will be turned back on, when the Internet will be restored. They have not gotten answers. »

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Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, large number of people defying stringent restrictions took to the streets in Srinagar and other places of the territory to protest against the Indian government’s decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Protests erupted today soon after Friday prayers against the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. The protesters including young and old were chanting slogans against India and in favour of freedom. They marched along the lanes of Srinagar and other areas, carrying black flags — signifying grief — and placards with slogans including “Go India, go back”, “We want freedom”, “Stop Genocide in Kashmir, Wake Up World,”. Indian police and paramilitary forces resorted to teargas shelling and pellet firing to disperse the demonstrators resulting in injuries to many people. »

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Qom (Iran), August 16 (KMS): A big rally was taken out in Qom city of Iran, today, against the increase if Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The rally which started from Al-Quds Mosque was participated by Kashmiri students as well as a large number of Iranian people. They raised slogans against India and in favour of freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation.

The participants of the rally, expressing concern over the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir, appealed to the world community to play its positive role in the settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute. They said, the way the demography of Kashmir is being changed, the people of Kashmir would never accept it. »

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