London/Brussels; April 28 (KMS): Participants of COVID-19 Kashmir Women’s Conference have said that India is using COVID-19 pandemic as a cover to continue its brutal attacks on the Kashmiri people while Kashmiri women are bearing the brunt of New Delhi’s unlawful occupation of the territory.

The conference was organized by Kashmir Women’s Movement (KWM) and Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) via video link, and it was attended by politicians, lawyers, human rights defenders, academics and jurists.

A joint statement issued on the occasion said that Kashmiri women and girls were bearing the brunt of the India’s unlawful occupation in spite of the UN Secretary General’s call for a ceasefire. The participants maintained that as the world was engaged in containing the spread of the pandemic, India continued its attacks against the innocent people of Kashmir in breach of International Law. »

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New Delhi, April 03 (KMS): A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Indian Supreme Court, seeking directives to the authorities of India and occupied Kashmir to restore 4G internet speed in the territory in view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

The plea, filed through ‘Foundation for Media Professionals’, has assailed an order of the administration of occupied Kashmir issued on March 26, by which internet speed has been restricted to 2G only in the Valley.

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Jammu, March 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior leaders of various organizations, which consider Jammu and Kashmir as unresolved dispute, organized an interaction on the “The way forward in J&K & present environment of hatred created by BJP-RSS”.

Senior leaders of IDP, Sikh Intellectuals Circle, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Jammu and Kashmir Forum for Peace and Territorial Integrity of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Mission for Lok Adhikar (Joint Forum of Dalit organisations), ID Khajuria, Narinder Singh Khalsa, Mir Shahid Saleem, Yasmeen Raja, Dr AC Bhagat, Narinder Khajuria and others spoke on the occasion. »

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Islamabad, March 08 (KMS): Speakers at a seminar in Islamabad, today, paid glowing tributes to the Kashmiri women braving Indian brutalities for the past more than three decades.

The seminar was organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party and the Right to Self Determination Movement International on the occasion of International Women’s Day, today. The speakers on the occasion said that Indian forces were using Kashmiri women as weapon of war in occupied Kashmir. »

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Gujrat, Feb 29 (KMS): Speakers attending a seminar on Kashmir here at Hafiz Hayat Campus of the University of Gujrat (UoG) on Thursday condemned the flagrant human rights violations in Kashmir by the occupying Indian forces and stressed the need for Pakistani media and youth to play their roles by keeping the issue on the front burner.
Titled “Role of media in freedom of Kashmir”, the seminar was organized by the Centre for Media & Communication Studies (CMCS). »

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Karachi, Feb 29 (KMS): The National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA) organised a seminar on ‘Kashmir issue – Revocation of Articles 35A and 370 of Indian Constitution: Options for Pakistan vis-à-vis Rising Hindutva in India’ at the Bahria University Karachi on Friday.
A navy spokesman said Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi the chief guest. Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider was the guest of honour in the second session of the seminar. »

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Islamabad, Feb 25 (KMS):Azerbaijan fully supports Pakistan’s stance on Indian-held Kashmir: envoyAmbassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada on Monday said his country fully supports Pakistan’s stance on Indian-held Kashmir, and that the issue must be resolved as per United Nations Security Council resolutions.
A seminar titled ‘Together for Peace and Humanity, End to Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide’ was jointly organized by the Department of International Relations of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Embassy of Azerbaijan. Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed was the chief guest while Ali Alizada, the ambassador of Azerbaijan, Sakib Foric, the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ambassadors and high commissioners of various Central Asian States, Middle East and Africa, Director General NUML Brig Muhammad Ibrahim, former president Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Anwar Khan, deans, directors, heads of departments and students also attended the event. »

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Toronto, February 09 (KMS): The speakers at a seminar in Toronto, Canada, have urged India to immediately lift the inhuman military siege on the 8 million people and stop all human rights violations in the occupied territory.

The seminar was organized by the Friends of Kashmir, Canada, in connection with the Kashmir Solidarity Day to show solidarity with the Kashmiris and raise voice against Indian brutalities in the territory.

The speakers in their addresses called upon the Indian government to withdraw all its troops including Armed Constabulary from Kashmir, particularly from cities, towns and villages to enable resumption of normal life and create conducive environment for the plebiscite to be held under the auspices of the UN as enshrined in the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, February 06 (KMS): Acting Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt has paid glowing tributes to prominent Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and said that he was the cornerstone of resistance against illegal occupation and symbol of freedom and liberty.

India had hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th February in 1984 and Muhammad Afzal Guru in the same jail on 9th February, 2013, for their role in the Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail. »

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London, January 28 (KMS): Kashmir Youth Assembly (KYA) under the patronage of Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) organised an inter-active dialogue – “Democratic order for People of Jammu & Kashmir” linking it with people’s “right to self-determination”.

The event coincided with India’s Republic Day, largely observed by Kashmiris and their sympathisers all over the world as a “Black Day” said a press release by OKC.

Prof Nazir A Shawl, executive constituent member of the OKC, moderated the proceedings. In his opening remarks Prof Shawl stated that we need to retrospectively analyse the situation in and around Kashmir. »

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