Srinagar, April 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, hundreds of families are receiving relief and other help from Khair-e-Aam Trust led by Qazi Yasir of Ummat-e-Islami in Islamabad district in the wake of the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19 virus.

Kashmir valley has now been under coronavirus lockdown for over a month. Several Kashmiris have complained of shortage of essential commodities and medicines.

A statement issued by the Trust in Srinagar said, “Amid this lockdown, the Khair-e-Aam Trust has again come to people’s rescue. For last one month, over 1437 families based in South and Central Kashmir have received food packets from the trust. To help the healthcare workers and journalists, the Trust has also distributed more than 500 face-shields and masks. Over 200 patients have been given emergency medicines as they are unable to afford care in these times.” »

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Srinagar, March 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) has expressed solidarity with the family members of the Kashmiri youth, Umair Ahmad and Muzaffar Ahmad, martyred by Indian troops on Sunday.

Indian troops killed four youth identified as Muzaffar Ahmad, Omar Ameen, Sajad Ahmed and Gulzar Ahmad during a violent cordon and search operations in Watargam area of Islamabad district. »

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Jammu, March 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities have revealed that 2157 people including travelers in contact with the suspected Corona virus have been put under surveillance in the territory.

1829 people are under home quarantine and 29 are in hospital quarantine while 131 are under home surveillance, Indian media reported. The reports further said that 101 samples had been sent for testing, of which 87 tested as negative and only two cases had tested positive, so far while as reports of 12 cases are awaited. »

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Srinagar, February 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to mark the 7th martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations.

Stringent measures have been taken in the name of security to prevent anti-India protests. A large number of personnel of Indian army, police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in all important places. All shops and business establishments are closed in Srinagar and other parts of the territory while traffic is off the road. »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of People’s Political Party (PPP) and senior Hurriyat leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, has said that the Kashmiri people are observing India’s Republic Day as ‘Black Day’, today, to remind the Indian leadership and the world community that the presence of Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir is illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional and in clear violation of International Law.

Hilal Ahmad War in a statement issued in Srinagar said the Indian troops are also present in the occupied territory in violation of the UN Charter as well as the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council.

“Therefore, by no law all over the world or morals can India justify the presence of her troops in Jammu and Kashmir be justified,” he added. »

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United Nations, Dec 20 (KMS): The UN General Assembly Wednesday stamped its approval on a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming the universal realization of the rights of all peoples, including those under colonial, foreign and alien domination, to self-determination as a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights.

Adopted by consensus, the resolution, which was co-sponsored by 81 countries, calls on countries to immediately cease their foreign military intervention in and occupation of foreign countries and territories, as well as acts of repression, discrimination and maltreatment.

The text was recommended last month by the 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with Social, humanitarian and cultural issues. »

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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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Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people of Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region continue to suffer immensely due to strict military siege imposed by India.

Normal life remains crippled on the 76th consecutive day, today, in the Kashmir Valley and parts of Jammu due to restrictions and gag on internet and cellular services barring partial restoration of postpaid connections and landline phones.

Despite the authorities’ efforts to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir, people continue to observe shutdown as a silent protest against India’s recent actions in the territory. Shops and business establishments remain closed most of the time except for few hours in the morning and evening. Although private vehicles are plying on the roads, but people particularly patients and doctors are facing difficulties in reaching the hospitals in the absence of public transport. »

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Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication blockade has affected more people than just its residents.

It has been over two months since the Indian government took the decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and suspend mobile connectivity and internet services in the territory.

An Indian Army soldier from Uttarakhand, while talking about the communication blockade said, “How many times will we go to the company to call home? I just find an STD booth when I can and talk to my family for a minute or two. Having your own phone is different. Now I just ask if everything is okay at home and end the conversation.” »

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New Delhi, October 13 (KMS): Civil rights activists in India have urged the Indian government to restore special status of occupied Kashmir and take steps to bring back normalcy in the territory.

Addressing news conference at the Press Club in New Delhi, social activist, Shabnam Hashmi, said that the abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to occupied Kashmir, was a mindless exercise carried out by the BJP-led government.

She said Modi government first did demonetisation and said this will end terrorism, then it claimed of carrying out surgical strikes and said terror had ended. On February 26, after the Balakot airstrike, they claimed of killing around 600 militants. “Now, they have published an advertisement in newspapers, saying shops and schools are shut in the Kashmir Valley due to the fear of militants. If the government has killed all the militants, then whom they are talking about now,” she said. »

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