Srinagar, July 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Social Peace Forum, Advocate Devinder Singh Behl, has strongly condemned the killing of an innocent civilian, Bashir Ahmed Khan, by Indian troops in front of his three-year-old grandson in Sopore.

Advocate Devinder Singh Behl in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the brutal killing was an eye-opener for the international human rights organizations and the international community.

He said that the three-year-old grandson crying near his grandfather’s body was a reflection of Indian oppression on unarmed Kashmiris. He said that the brutal act of Indian forces personnel was enough to shake the conscience of the world. »

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London/Brussels/Geneva, July 02 (KMS): The Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) leaders, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl, in a letter have highlighted the cruelties of Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

A spokesman for the OKC in a statement said that Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Prof Nazir Ahmad Shawl, wrote to the President of the European Union, Madam Ursula Von Der Leyen; UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet; Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Yousef Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen; President of the UN Human Rights Council, Madam Elisabeth Tichy-Fissleberger; and President of the European Parliament’s Sub-committee on Human Rights, Madam Maria Arena, today.

Barrister Tramboo and Prof Shawl expressed their anguish and shock having seen the images of 3 years old child over the his grandfather dead body, which was riddled with bullets, crying and screaming for help at Sopore in occupied Kashmir. Both the leaders emphasised that the slain civilian, Bashir Ahmad Khan, was killed by the Indian troops having dragged out of the car, shot dead at a point blank range thereafter placing his grandson on his body and audaciously taking the pictures. »

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Geneva, July 02 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called on the UN Human Rights Council to equitably address the human rights violations of people in conflict situations that are on the UN and the OIC agenda, including Kashmir and Palestine, as the 47-member body began its 44th session.

The OIC statement, which was delivered by Pakistani Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, also pointed to two other conflict situations on the respective OIC and UN agendas, namely Myanmar and Nagorno-Karabakh, the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia. »

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Srinagar, June 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Muhammad Shafi Lone has strongly condemned the violent actions by Indian troops in Shopian, Pulwama, Sopore and other areas of the territory.

Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian troops had multiplied the miseries of the Kashmiri people and were besieging and torturing unarmed people in the deadly coronavirus pandemic. »

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Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that no one in the world can deny the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that historical background of Jammu and Kashmir, UN resolutions on Kashmir, commitments made by the Indian leaders to give the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination and talks held on the issue were testimonies to this disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that on August 05, 2019, the BJP government undermined the disputed status of Kashmir but repealing its special status and dividing it into two union territories. He said that all the steps being taken by the Modi government in occupied Kashmir were a clear violation of the UN resolutions, adding that India was taking all these illegal steps solely on the basis of its military might. »

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Srinagar, June 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum has denounced the authorities for depriving the people of their livelihood.

The forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, at the time when the COVID-19 pandemic, which is taking a daily toll on the lives of Kashmiri people, the authorities are snatching livelihood from the people.

It deplored that since December last year the authorities had ensured that the contracts for mineral blocks in every district of the territory were given to non-local contractors by opening up the bidding process to non-locals and manipulating it in their favour. »

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Islamabad, June 25 (KMS): The Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement (JKPPFM) has paid rich tribute to Shaheed Ahmed Din alias Nisar Mir on his 22nd martyrdom anniversary.

The JKPPFM Vice Chairman, Qazi Muhammad Imran, in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the martyred Ahmed Din was part of the Kashmir liberation struggle in 1990 when a very few people were affiliated with the movement in Jammu. He said that Ahmed Din, who belonged to Saujian village of Poonch district, played an important role in strengthening the movement in Pir Panjal region. »

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Srinagar, June 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader Jahangir Ghani Butt has said that India is responsible for the threat of a looming war in the region.

Jahangir Ghani Butt addressing a gathering in Srinagar said India’s inability to address the seven-decade old Kashmir dispute has brought South Asia to the brink of war. “Until and unless India doesn’t shun its arrogant and hegemonic attitude, peace will remain a distant dream,” he added.

“Many powerful countries of the world offered to mediate on the Kashmir issue but India’s response was cold and unacceptable and by abrogating Article 370, India has rejected both UN resolutions and bilateral agreements,” he maintained.

He also condemned the move by India to open liquor shops in the Kashmir valley. »

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Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) observed its 57th Foundation Day with the pledge to realise the vision and continue the mission of the organisation’s founder Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq and his associates who formed the party.

The AAC in a statement issued in Srinagar vowed to carry on pursuing the cause of truth and realisation of people’s will through peaceful means till the vision of the founding father is accomplished.

The AAC on this occasion hailed the selfless and sincere leadership of its founding Chairman Shaheed-e-Millat who laid down his life in pursuance of his vision for his people and paid rich tributes to him for his contribution in all fields towards the betterment of the people of Kashmir. »

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Islamabad, June 18 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says India’s Hindutva agenda and intransigence will destroy peace and security in the region.

In a statement, he said China made utmost efforts to resolve the border issue with India peacefully, but India continued construction in the disputed territory, rejecting China’s concerns.

The Minister said India’s intransigence led to a spat on the 9th of this month, which has turned into a bloody clash. He said over 20 Indian troops have reportedly been killed, which is an unusual incident. He said this happened because of the Hindutva philosophy of the Indian government. »

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