London, January 27 (KMS): Hundreds of Sikh and Kashmiri protesters observed a black day on Sunday by gathering outside the Indian High Commission here as India marked its Republic Day.

Demonstrators from across London as well as Birmingham and other cities traveled to Aldwych on coaches and buses, carrying placards and banners calling out the Narendra Modi-led Indian government’s atrocities in held Kashmir.

The groups said the Indian government’s celebration of Republic Day is hypocritical as it continues to impose a curfew and communications blackout in the occupied territory to suppress dissent.

The Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Khalistan Movement UK and Global Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council jointly organised the demonstration outside the Indian High Commission. »

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Islamabad, January 26 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, today, held a protest demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to mark the Indian Republic Day as Black Day.

The protesters were holding banners and placards inscribed with anti-India slogans. They raised high-pitched slogans against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The Hurriyat leaders addressing the protest demonstration said that India had no right to celebrate its Republic Day in occupied Kashmir as it had occupied it through military might and against the will of the Kashmiris people. »

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Amritsar (Indian Punjab), January 25 (KMS): Sikh organizations in Amritsar city of Indian Punjab organized demonstrations against the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and recent anti-minorities moves in India by the Modi government.

A large number of protesters from all communities took to the streets in Amritsar and chanted slogans against Modi, RSS and BJP. The protesters raised strong voice in support of the Kashmir cause.

They shouted slogans like “Free Gilani”, “Free Hurriyat leaders”, “Free Yasin Malik”, “Stop state dictatorship in Kashmir”, “Stop shutting voice of Kashmiris by booking them under black law Public Safety Act”.

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Srinagar, January 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League and Jammu and Kashmir Students Organization held protests in Srinagar against the continued military siege and curbs on media imposed by India in the territory.

Addressing the protesters, the speakers condemned the fascist Modi regime for its unrelenting oppression and persecution of the subjugated Kashmiris. They said that the Modi regime was blinded by its hatred for Muslims and Hindutva romance which prompted it to take the hideous measures like repeal of Kashmir’s special status to suppress the Kashmiris. »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the Kashmiris living all over the world to observe Indian Republic Day, the January 26, as Black Day.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said democracy is the name of respecting the aspirations and opinion of people but the fact is India, in the garb of so-called democracy, has always suppressed the Kashmiris’ aspirations and has kept them under illegal military occupation for the last over 72 years.

Rejecting the continued military siege and curbs on media in the occupied territory on 173rd consecutive day, today, the APHC Chairman strongly condemned it. He said that the massacre carried out by the Indian troops in the months of January in 1990s exposed the real face of Indian democracy. »

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Jammu, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the prevention by the occupation authorities to offer condolences with the family members of martyr Haroon Abbas Wani triggered anti-India protest demonstration in Doda district.

Strict restrictions were imposed by the administration to disallow people from visiting the martyr’s residence in Furqan Abad area of Doda town.

The apathy of the occupational authorities forced the locals to gather outside the house of the martyr and staged a protest demonstration against India. A large number of people including men and women participated in the protest demonstration. They chanted anti-India, pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan slogans. »

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Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, on the pretext of inputs about possible attacks on Indian occupational forces ahead of the India’s Republic Day celebrations, the authorities have imposed further restrictions in the territory.

Checkpoints have been erected in many places in Srinagar and frisking has been intensified. Police are seen at many places stopping and checking the vehicles. The people of the territory, especially the Kashmir valley and Muslim dominated areas of Jammu region continue to face problems due to the ongoing military siege and lockdown, which enter 170th day, today.

The main Republic Day function will be held in Jammu where Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu will address and take the salute. »

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Hyderabad, January 19 (KMS): Hundreds of Kashmiri students gathered outside the University of Hyderabad, India, to protest against state repression and continued lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) members used poetry and revolutionary slogans to register their protest during their sit-in. JKSA President Hadif Nisar said the protest was about the many injustices that have been unleashed upon Kashmiris by successive Indian governments.

He said, “The only difference is that the Congress was doing it quietly while the BJP is very open about it.” He highlighted the continued internet ban in Kashmir and said that people elsewhere in India can’t imagine life without internet even for five days. JKSA member Aakriti Suresh, a Kashmiri Pandit (KP) student, highlighted the problems faced by her community. She said the role the government had played in communalising the Kashmir issue cannot be ignored. »

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Mysuru, January 15 (KMS): Due to pressure from the BJP-led Modi government in Delhi, the Mysuru Bar Association has prevented its lawyers from appearing for Nalini Balakumar, who is facing sedition charges for holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ placard during a protest at the University of Mysore in Mysuru recently.

Nalini, an alumna of the University of Mysore, was recently booked under Sections 34 and 124 A (Sedition) of Indian Penal Code by local police. She was granted interim bail on January 10, following which, she appeared before the police and recorded her statement. She said that she held the ‘Free Kashmir’ placard to spread awareness about the internet shutdown imposed in occupied Kashmir over the past five months. She also made it clear that she had no affiliation with any organisation, and that she was ready to cooperate with the police investigation. »

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Srinagar, January 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the business community has sought an end to the harassment by the Delhi-imposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) mobile enforcement squad on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) vice Chairman Aijaz Shahdhar in statement in Srinagar said, “After abolishing Lakhanpur check-post, we are facing unnecessary harassment by the GST mobile enforcement squad, as vehicles carrying goods are frequently stopped at different places from Lakhanpur to Udhampur on the highway.” »

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