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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Srinagar, January 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Young Men’s League said that it held a protest demonstration in Srinagar, , today, against the siege and human rights violations.

The JKYML in a statement said that the protesters condemned the Modi regime for spreading blatant lies about the resistance against its illegal occupation over Kashmir. They termed the tour of the foreign envoys to Kashmir a futile exercise as it was a guided tour choreographed by the occupation regime to hoodwink the world into believing that normalcy had returned to occupied Kashmir.

The protestors complained that the delegation wasn’t allowed to go across the valley freely fearing that they might meet the general masses and come to know about the real situation of the territory. »

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New Delhi, January 10 (KMS): Indian political leaders and social activists have strongly criticized the Narendra Modi-led government for arranging a two-day controlled visit of Delhi-based foreign envoys’ to occupied Kashmir.

Congress leader, Manish Tiwari, termed the foreign envoys’ visit as a farcical exercise aimed at distorting reality. “Essentially, the government wants to demonstrate that everything is normal in Kashmir, which is far from reality,” he said.

“Post-abrogation of Article 370, the government assumed that Kashmiris would embrace it as a popular move and if that is the case, why is internet suspended for more than five months? »

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New Delhi, Jan 07 (KMS): Amid the ongoing protest against the violence at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, a poster with an open anti-India message ‘Free Kashmir’ was seen at the Gateway of India.
Thousands of protesters converged at the Gateway of India to condemn the violence at JNU, international media reported. While several of them shouted slogans, some others were seen making posters at the site to vent their anger over the incident.
This particular poster at the site evoked strong reactions on social media platforms. The agitation has found widespread support in the city. »

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Islamabad, Jan 05 (KMS): A protest demonstration, organized by APHC-AJK chapter, was held outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today, to mark the Right to Self-Determination Day.

It was on 5th January in 1949 when the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves through UN-sponsored plebiscite.

The Hurriyat leaders addressing the protest demonstration highlighted the importance of the UN Security Council Kashmir resolution passed on January 5, 1949, saying that the resolution provides the basis for the Kashmiris’ struggle. He said that Kashmiris’ right to self-determination had been recognized in the resolution and the Indian denial had increased tension in the region. »

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people protested against the killing of Commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani.

The Quds Force chief was killed in a US airstrike alongside several other Iranian and Iraqi military commanders on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday.

Thousands of protesters marched in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar, Budgam town and Magam area of Budgam district carrying portraits of Soleimani and chanting anti-US and anti-Israeli slogans.

A rally was held in Kargil where people turned up in large numbers to mourn the death of the top Iranian commander. The protesters were carrying portraits of Soleimani and placards reading “Down with the USA.” »

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New Delhi, Jan 03 (KMS): Agitation and unrest over the Citizenship Amendment Act continues into the new year. A day after the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of the citizenship law, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said there is no escape from the implementation of the law, and emphasised such a procedure is against the Constitution.
Meanwhile, amid new year celebrations, protests against the amended citizenship law continued in various parts of Delhi including at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia university and the India Gate where agitators sang legendary poet Faiz Ahamed Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhenge’ and pledged to “defend the Constitution,” reported foreign media on Thursday. »

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Tripura, Jan 02 (KMS): The Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) in India has announced an indefinite sit-in-demonstration at Khumulwng, headquarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) from January 6, seeking to exempt Tripura from Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and granting separate area for tribals.
“The main demand of our agitation will be granting Tipraland or a separate state in areas under the TTAADC. Our agitation will also demand exemption of the state from CAA,” said IPFT spokesperson Mangal Debbarma. »

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Mumbai, Jan 02 (KMS): As a follow up to their protests against CAA-NRC-NPR, several student organisations Wednesday gathered at Mumbai University’s Kalina Campus to take pledge to defend the Constitution.
Nearly 30 students of Maharashtra Students Union, Progressive Students Union, All India Students Federation, Students Federation of India, Chhatrabharati and others, rendered support to the country-wide union strike on January 8. Students said they will also boycott classes and force the university to shut down for the day. »

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