Islamabad, April 04 (KMS): The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has denounced the new domicile law imposed by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir.

The participants of the meeting held in Islamabad said that the entire world was fighting the coronavirus but the Indian government unilaterally announced the law which was condemnable.

They said that the Indian action was also violation of the United Nations resolutions, Geneva Convention and international law. They deplored that India took the step when the people of Kashmir were confined to their houses due to siege imposed by Indian government after it repealed Kashmir’s special status in August last, in particular, and the coronavirus pandemic, in general. »

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Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has condemned the new domicile law enforced by India in Kashmir to convert the Muslim majority of the territory into minority.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, who has been under continued house arrest for the past eight months in Budgam, in a statement said that the new domicile law followed by the abrogation of the Kashmir’s special status, had yet again exposed the Modi-led regime’s anti-Kashmir designs. »

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Srinagar, April 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organisations continue to denounce the new domicile law introduced by India in Kashmir to change the demographic composition of the territory.

APHC leader and the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement Chairman, Muhammad Shafi Lone, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that right from the day when the Indian army illegally landed in Kashmir and took its control, India has been treating Kashmir as its colony and Kashmiri people its slaves. He rejected the changing of domicile rules for occupied Kashmir by the Indian rulers. He said that when the whole world was engulfed in epidemic COVID-19 virus and thousands of humans lost their precious lives globally, the Indian Hindu extremist rulers led by Modi were busy in making anti-Kashmiri and anti-Muslim plots. »

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London/Brussels, April 03 (KMS): The executive members of Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC), Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, have expressed utter anguish and shock about the continued unlawful actions by the Indian government in occupied Kashmir.

Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Professor Nazir Ahmad Shawl in a communication forwarded to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, urged him to intervene in the critical situation of occupied Kashmir that is rapidly developing due to outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

They wrote in the communication to António Guterres that despite the live threat of COVID-19, thousands of Kashmiris (men, women and children) are huddled in jails in very appalling conditions; there exists no access to WHO and the Red Cross either to occupied Kashmir or any prisons in India. »

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Washington, DC, April 03 (KMS): The World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) has condemned the Indian government’s recent attempts to change the demographic status of occupied Kashmir by introducing the tendentious and politically motivated rules in the territory, at a time when the whole world is grappling with a pandemic of epic proportions.

The new set of laws allows Indian citizens to permanently settle in occupied Kashmir if they have worked in the region for 15 years or studied there for seven years.

The WKAF in a statement in Washington said, “Under a bizarre and illegal ‘Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Order, 2020’, the citizens of India will now be able to settle in and compete for jobs in the territory. A Kashmir-based human rights activist, Khurram Parvez, has highlighted that ‘By virtue of this order, outsiders are… going to be the claimants of jobs in Jammu and Kashmir, which already has a huge unemployment problem. This is an act against the interests of unemployed youth’,” it added. »

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the people belonging to all walks of life have vowed to resist India’s plans to change the demographic composition of the territory.

The Kashmiri people rejected New Delhi’s new domicile law in occupied Kashmir saying that the move was meant to convert the Muslim majority in the territory into minority thus affecting the results of a plebiscite held in Jammu and Kashmir at any point of time in future. »

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Islamabad, April 02 (KMS): Pakistan on Thursday condemned and rejected the introduction of “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020” which it termed as an attempt to illegally change the demographic structure of occupied Kashmir.

The Foreign Office, in a press release, said that the order was another illegal step by India to settle non-Kashmiris in the occupied territory by changing the domicile laws.

“This is a clear violation of international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention,” said the FO spokesperson. The official added that the Indian action was a continuation of India’s illegal and unilateral steps since August 5, 2019. »

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Srinagar, April 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum (JKYSF) has demanded unconditional release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the JKYSF General Secretary, Advocate Aasif Baba, in a statement in Srinagar said that Kashmir was a disputed territory and all detainees related to the dispute were political prisoners and could not be detained for whole life or treated like criminals. He said that the political prisoners were periodically released in all the disputed regions of the world but the Indian authorities did not pay any heed to the international principles. »

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Islamabad, April 02 (KMS): APHC-AJK leader and the Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has urged India to release all Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails in and outside occupied Kashmir, without any further delay, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad said, “During a pandemic, when people around the world are isolated and social distancing is considered as the only way to control the COVID-19 spread, it’s high time that India should release under-trials particularly Kashmiri prisoners who have been arrested after 5th August 2019 and held in far-flung jails of India.” »

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Srinagar, April 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have strongly condemned the issuance of notification by India, which is aimed at granting permanent citizenship to non-locals saying the move speaks volumes about the motives of Hindutva forces to start a demographic change and liquidate the Kashmir’s Muslim identity.

The leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Mir Shahid Saleem, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Nisar Rather, Yasmeen Raja, Jammu and Kashmir United Peace Movement, Narender Singh Khalsa, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum, Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Sikh organizations in their separate statements while rejecting the notification said India was hell-bent upon snatching everything from the people of Jammu and Kashmir —from land to its natural resources. “After taking away our political, democratic and social rights they are now depriving us of our jobs and well being,” they said.

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