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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Calls for complete shutdown on Feb 9, 11

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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Geneva, December 11 (KMS): ‘2020 Commission Kashmir’ was launched for realising Kashmiris human rights and the right to self-determination during a conference in Geneva.

The conference titled ‘Worldwide Human Rights Perspectives’ was held under the patronage of Geneva Press club, Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC), Alaska Indigenous Tribes, OCOPROCE International and International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM).

Professor Alfred de Zayas, (First Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations), moderated the conference. He reminded the audience that the United Nations Charter is the world constitution and that all UN member states must respect its principles and purposes, notably the promotion of world peace, the right to development and human rights for all without discrimination. »

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Routine life remains badly affected on 117th day

Srinagar, November 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people held forceful demonstrations across central, north and south Kashmir, today, to show their resentment against the Indian occupation.

As the Juma congregational prayers culminated, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Badgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory. The protesters shouted high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police personnel used brute forces against the demonstrators at many places, injuring several of them. The occupation authorities did not allow Juma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid and other main mosques of the Kashmir Valley on 17th consecutive week since 5th August. »

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Ankara, October 29 (KMS): A Turkish lawmaker has suggested a Muslim mechanism for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India.

Addressing an event in the Turkish capital Ankara to mark “Kashmir Black Day”, ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker Ali Sahin said that people in Turkey are well aware of what Kashmiris are going through. “We here in Ankara feel their [Kashmiris] pain and suffering. What they feel in Srinagar, we feel [same] here [in Turkey],” Sahin said at the program hosted by Pakistan’s embassy, where messages of Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were also read out.

Expressing displeasure that India was not obeying many United Nations decisions on Kashmir, Sahin said, “If we are unable to solve Kashmir problem through UN resolutions, or under international laws, then we, Muslims, have to create our own mechanisms to solve our own problems.” »

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Muzaffarabad, October 24 (KMS): The 72nd Founding Anniversary of Azad Jammu and Kashmir government is being observed, today, with national zeal and spirit.

The day dawned with 21 gun salutes in Muzaffarabad, the capital of AJK. Main function of the day will be held at Police Line Muzaffarabad.

Following the prolonged curfew, communication blackout and deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir, the AJK government has decided to observe the anniversary with simplicity and complete solidarity will be expressed with the oppressed people of the occupied territory.

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London, October 19 (KMS): Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed at the High Commission to remind the world of the plight of the people of occupied Kashmir who have been under continued military siege since August 5.

A large number of Pakistanis, friends of Pakistan from other communities and media representatives attended the gathering to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

The Pakistani High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, on the occasion updated the audience about the current situation of the territory. He highlighted the sufferings of Kashmiris. He called upon the international community to play role in ending the sufferings of the Kashmiri people by settling the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Kashmir resolutions. »

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Kuala Lumpur, August 26 (KMS): Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization (MAPIM) condemned India’s Narendra Modi receiving the UAE highest civilian award amid the ongoing Kashmir crisis and atrocious treatment of Muslim majority state by Modi led BJP government.

The MAPIM in a statement issued in Kuala Lumpur said, “We register our disgust and abhorrence to India’s Narendra Modi receiving the UAE honour…It is outrageous and shameful for the UAE to honour Modi the highest civilian medal knowing very well the world is equating Modi as an oppressor of minority communities in India.”

“The UAE is blinded by the economic gains it anticipates to derive with India while Modi has his hands full of blood from his victims of massacre in Gujarat and Kashmir,” the statement said. “It is only recently that the world was shocked by the annexation of Kashmir by India when it decided to strike out the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, stripping Kashmir of its special status.” »

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Geneva, July 08 (KMS): The Kashmir conflict must receive the United Nations urgent consideration in implementing its promised referendum in Jammu and Kashmir, was the key point raised at an event held on the sidelines of 41st session of UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

The event titled “Justice and Self-determination” was hosted by International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), International Commission of Human Rights (ICHR) and Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition (IPNC), and was moderated by Ambassador Ronald Barnes, Chairman of IPNC. »

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