Calls for giving right to self-determination to Kashmiris

Palo Alto, California (US), November 14 (KMS): Three Kashmiri academics and a civil rights activist discussed the prevailing grim situation of occupied Kashmir during a talk at Encina Commons at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California (US).

The panel, hosted by the Stanford South Asian Society, was moderated by Kashmiri student, Muskan Shafat, 21. The creation of the panel was motivated by India’s 5th August decision of revoking special status of occupied Kashmir, blocking communications and deploying thousands of troops in the territory.

The members of the panel called India’s actions a “siege” and a continuation of a colonial occupation that had occurred since 1947. The panel mainly focused on the current crisis in Kashmir, the human rights violations committed by the Indian government and military and Kashmiris’ aspirations for freedom. »

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Islamabad, November 14 (KMS): The Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has expressed serious concern over the continued lockdown and communications blockade in occupied Kashmir.

Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad denounced the world community for its criminal negligence and silence over the sufferings of Kashmiri people who continue to suffer under the strict siege and communications blackout imposed by India.

He said, “Kashmir is the most unfortunate part of the modern world in which millions of people including men, women and children are being treated like slaves”. He said that over100 days crippling siege had pushed the territory into a quagmire of uncertainty. »

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Islamabad, November 14 (KMS): Leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Abdul Majeed Malik has said that India has turned occupied Kashmir into a big jail.

Abdul Majeed Malik in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Indian government had lodged Hurriyat leaders and activists in different jails of India and the occupied territory or placed them under house arrest to prevent them from leading anti-India demonstrations. »

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Stresses need to withdraw from bilateral agreements

Srinagar, November 12 (KMS): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has thanked Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for their whole-hearted support to the Kashmir cause and sacrifices for the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a letter addressed to PM Imran Khan, the APHC Chairman prayed to Allah Almighty to grant the PM steadfastness and strength as it is the Allah Almighty Who has chosen him to lead Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Syed Ali Gilani also appreciated the way PM Imran Khan spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in favour of the Kashmiri people and against the Indian decision to illegally change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. He pointed out that India’s attempt to force this illegal decision on the people has seen a widespread curfew in the region. »

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Islamabad, November 11 (KMS): The Convener of AJK chapter of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has expressed serious concern over the worst situation in occupied Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the Modi-led Indian communal government had curbed the fundamental rights of Kashmirs after it repealed the special status of the territory on August 5.

He said that India had imposed illegal laws in occupied Kashmir and added that Jammu and Kashmir was a recognised as a disputed territory as per the United Nations resolutions. »

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Srinagar, November 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Muhammad Shafi Lone, has paid glowing tributes to Poet of East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, on his birth anniversary.

Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Allama Iqbal had fully supported the people of Kashmir in their struggle against the Dogra regime and encouraged them through his poetry. He said that Jammu and Kashmir was a part of the motherland of Muslims for which Allama Iqbal had dreamt. »

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New Delhi, November 08 (KMS): An official of European Union has said that the EU remains concerned over all fundamental rights of people of occupied Kashmir.

Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues of European Union, Christian Leffler, at a function in New Delhi said that the EU fully recognised the security concerns of India and equally strong concern for all the rights of Kashmiris.

Leffler, who was at an event on the EU and India, said that while there was a degree of normalcy, the situation was not quite in occupied Kashmir yet. The EU, he said, always maintained that the Kashmir dispute should be discussed between India and Pakistan through dialogue. »

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New Delhi, November 04 (KMS): Babu Singh, founder of Global Party and former puppet Minister of occupied Kashmir while categorically rejecting the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and revocation of Article 370 has warned that the decision could trigger a nuclear war between Pakistan and India.

Addressing round table in Delhi on Jammu-Kashmir dispute and its current situation Babu Singh asked the Indian government to resolve the Kashmir dispute by addressing the genuine right of the Kashmiri people before eruption of a fifth war between Pakistan and India. He asked Modi government not to deceive its people by saying that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral matter of India and pointed out that the presence of UN observers in Jammu and Kashmir since 1948 testifies the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir. »

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Gilgit, November 01 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that no force can stop the people of Kashmir from getting freedom from the cruel clutches of India.

Imran Khan addressing Azadi Parade on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan, in Gilgit, today, said that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had played his last card by revoking the special status of the occupied territory on August 5. He said that the oppressive regime of Modi had imposed a cruel lockdown in occupied Kashmir and millions of people had been confined to their homes by nine hundred thousand Indian troops.

He said India will see the spirit and more resolve of the Kashmiri people for freedom once it lifts the military siege in the Valley. »

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Brussels, November 01 (KMS): Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) is all set to launch the week-long event of “Kashmir EU-Week” at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday.

The KCEU in a statement issued in Brussels said that the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Raja Farooq Haider, would inaugurate the annual event at the European headquarters.

This time, the Kashmir’s EU Week events are being held at a time when occupied Kashmir is witnessing constant lockdown for the last three months and severe violations of human rights committed by the Indian forces.

The Kashmir EU-Week’s programmes comprising international conferences, seminars, debates, workshops, screening of a documentary and a photos and handicraft exhibition on Kashmir would be held from November 4-8 in the EU Parliament. Photographs of the famous French-Belg photographer Cédric Gerbehaye clicked in occupied Kashmir would also be presented. A report containing latest facts and figures of human rights violations as well as latest pictures from the occupied valley would also be presented during the Kashmir EU-Week. »

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