Sopore accounts for highest number: Admits puppet regime

Srinagar, November 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, more than 75 percent of those who suffered pellet injuries during mass uprising, triggered by the killing of popular youth leader, Burhan Wani, on 8th July 2016, belong to the northern districts, says a report submitted by the puppet authorities to the Human Rights Commission of the occupied territory.

As per the report, among the total 1,725 pellet casualties, 1,300 occurred in northern areas, with Sopore accounting for the highest 440 pellet victims in the Kashmir Valley which is more than the 261 pellet casualties in southern districts. »

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KCSDS calls for documenting sufferings of Kashmiris

Srinagar, November 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a book ‘Prison Diary -Kashmir untold story 1965-68’ authored by former chief engineer, Engineer Muhammad Yousuf Butt, was released at a function in Srinagar.

The book was released by Syed Noor-ul-Hassan Rufai during the function organised by Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS). »

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Srinagar, November 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a documentary ‘Kashmir Cricket Pakistan’ was released simultaneously at an event held in a hotel in Srinagar and during a seminar organized by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter in Islamabad on Thursday.

The documentary was released in Srinagar by its director Shafkat Raina in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Youth Civil Society. This film highlights the pain of Kashmiris particularly youth who support Pakistan during cricket matches. »

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Srinagar, November 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, signaling the increased cooperation between India and Israel on how to suppress genuine freedom struggles in Palestine and Kashmir, Israeli chief of ground forces, Major General Yakov Barak, visited the Indian Army’s Northern command headquarters in Jammu and interacted with army commander and other senior officers.

Indian army spokesman, Colonel N N Joshi, told media men in Jammu that Major General Barak accompanied by some other Israeli army officers visited the headquarters of northern command at Udhampur in Jammu. Major General Barak was accompanied by defence attachés of Israeli embassy in New Delhi. Joshi said that the chief of Israeli ground forces discussed with Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu the matters of ‘mutual interest’. »

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Srinagar, November 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred twenty (20) Kashmiris including one in a fake encounter during the last month of October.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, these killings rendered one woman widowed and one child orphaned. »

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Indian troops martyred over 94,000 Kashmiris since 1989

Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): The United Nations, which was established in 1945 to promote international cooperation and resolve world conflicts, has miserably failed to settle the Kashmir dispute, despite the passing of 70 years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the United Nations Day, today, maintained that the World Body had passed several resolutions on Kashmir in which it was pledged that the people of Kashmir would be granted their inalienable right to self-determination through plebiscite. However, it added, the World Body could not implement its resolutions for the past almost seven decades. The report said that India had accepted these resolutions and promised to give the Kashmiris an opportunity to decide their fate by themselves but later backed away from its commitments. »

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Srinagar, October 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thirty years old, Afroza Begum, was in the kitchen of her around five kilometers from Sopore town when some braid choppers barged into her house and cut her hair.

“I was in the kitchen when someone held my hair from behind and I lost consciousness. After gaining back consciousness, I found people surround me and my hair had been cut,” Begum said. She was shifted to sub-district hospital Sopore for treatment, and doctors found no affliction of psychological disturbance. »

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New Delhi, October 10 (KMS): As the world observes World Mental Health Day, today, the number of Indians suffering from mental illness exceeds that of the population of South Africa, according to a report compiled by India’s first data journalism initiative – India Spend.

At present, the mentally ill account for nearly 6.5 percent of the country’s population and it is estimated that by 2020 this number will increase to a staggering 20 percent. »

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Jeddah, October 04 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (OIC-IPHRC) has expressed serious concern over the violations of the right to life, right to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of religion, freedoms of peaceful assembly and association as well as other fundamental human rights of the people of occupied Kashmir guaranteed by international human rights law.

The OIC-IPHRC has released a report after the recent visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir of its fact-finding delegation to assess the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. The delegation was led by the IPHRC Chairperson, Med Kaggwa, and comprised its members Dr Rashid Al Balushi, Dr Raihanah Binti Abdullah, Ambassador Abdul Wahab, Dr Ergin Ergul, Prof Saleh Al Khathlan and Dr Oumar Abbou Abba. The 43rd OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) through its resolutions had requested the IPHRC to undertake a fact finding visit to occupied Kashmir to ascertain the human rights situation and report its findings to the OIC CFM. »

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Srinagar, September 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, massive protests erupted in Mattan area of Islamabad district, today, against ransacking of property and thrashing of locals by Indian army during a search operation. »

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