Srinagar, January 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the deadliest Gaw Kadal massacre continues to haunt the families of the victims as they have failed to get justice even 30 years have passed since the tragedy happened.

Over 50 people were killed and hundreds others were injured when Indian troops had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on this day in 1990.

On January 21, 1990, the troops associated with Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had barged into residential houses in Chota Bazar area of Srinagar and molested several women. Thousands of people defying restrictions, imposed by the administration of the then Governor, Jagmohan Malhotra came out on roads and began to march towards the downtown Srinagar via Gaw Kadal. As people reached the Gaw Kadal bridge, the men of Central Reserve Police Force opened indiscriminate fire killing more than 50 people. »

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Srinagar, January 05 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing the Right to Self-Determination Day, today, with the pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its ultimate goal.

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 day is marked by various activities including rallies, seminars and conferences across the world to remind the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.

This year, the day is being observed when occupied Kashmir is under continued military siege on the 154th day, today.

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Srinagar, January 04 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over will observe the Right to Self-Determination Day, tomorrow, with the pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its ultimate goal.

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 day will be marked by various activities including rallies, seminars and conferences across the world to remind the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.

This year, the day is being observed when occupied Kashmir is under military siege for the past over 150 days.

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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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Curfew, communication blockade continue in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, August 15 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing the Indian Independence Day, today, as Black Day to convey the message to the international community that they reject India’s illegal occupation of their motherland.

The Black Day is being observed in protest against the Indian unilateral action to change the disputed status of occupied Kashmir.

The occupation authorities continue to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the Kashmir valley on the 11th straight day, today, to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations. The authorities have converted the valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison by deploying Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner. In Srinagar, thousands of troops and policemen are patrolling the deserted streets, lanes and by lanes to thwart any attempt of people to stage anti-India demonstrations. »

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Islamabad, August 14 (KMS): Nation is observing the 73rd Independence Day, today, as Kashmir Solidarity Day to express full support to the Kashmiri brethren reeling under renewed Indian repression.

Protest rallies are be held in all small and major cities of the country and seminars are being organized to highlight the plight of oppressed people in occupied Kashmir.

The government had decided to celebrate the Independence Day to express solidarity with people of occupied Kashmir and entire nation in unified voice has reiterated moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren.

The government of Pakistan had decided to observe Independence Day on August 14 as Kashmir Solidarity Day and August 15 as Black Day to express solidarity with Kashmiris in their recent miseries caused by the Indian government. »

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Muzaffarabad, August 14 (KMS): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the whole Pakistani nation stood by their Kashmiri brethren in the most difficult time and Pakistan would keep up extending moral, diplomatic and political support to them.

The Prime Minister stated this during a meeting with prominent leaders of AJK and Hurriyat Conference in Muzaffarabad. He said Pakistan would highlight the Kashmir cause at every international forum. »

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Srinagar, July 19 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing the Accession to Pakistan Day, today, with a renewed pledge to continue the struggle for freedom from Indian occupation and complete merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan.

It was on this day in 1947 that the Kashmiris adopted a historic resolution from the platform of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar, demanding accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in accordance with the Partition Plan, two-nation theory and the aspirations of the people of the territory.

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, the 13th July.

Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership to reiterate the urgent need for a peaceful and just resolution of the Kashmir dispute and to put an end to repression against the Kashmiri people and Hurriyat leaders. The JRL has appealed to the people to conduct a march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib in Srinagar and offer prayers for the martyrs collectively. »

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Srinagar, July 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organisations have paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of 13th July 1931 on the eve of their martyrdom anniversary.

On 13th July 1931, the troops of Dogra Maharaja had killed 22 Kashmiris, one after the other, outside Central Jail in Srinagar during the court proceedings against one Abdul Qadeer who had asked the Kashmiri people to defy the Dogra rule. »

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