Current approach may open global intervention

Srinagar, September 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, restrictions have been further intensified particularly after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s powerful speech on Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.

Police vans fitted with speakers are making public announcements in Srinagar and other parts of the territory warning people against defying restrictions. Additional troops have been deployed and access to the markets blocked with concertina wires to prevent protests.

All shops, transport, internet and other channels of communication continue to remain suspended as Kashmiris are facing a crippling 56-day lockdown imposed by India. »

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IOK erupts in jubilation after Imran Khan’s speech

Srinagar, September 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred seven Kashmiri youth in Ganderbal, Ramban and Shopian  districts, today.

The troops during cordon and search operations martyred three youth in Naranag area of Ganderbal and three others in Batote area of Ramban district in Jammu region. Earlier, one Indian soldier was killed and another injured in an attack in Batote. The operations continued till last reports came in. Indian troops also arrested a youth, Sajad Ahmad Malik in Arwani area of Shopian district and martyred him during custody.

On the other hand, people erupted in jubilation, last night, after Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s speech in the UN General Assembly where he forcefully and effectively highlighted the sufferings of the Kashmiris due to continued lockdown and communication blackout in the territory. »

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Srinagar, September 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people erupted in jubilation after Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s speech in the UN General Assembly where he forcefully and effectively highlighted the sufferings of the people of the territory due to continued lockdown and communication blackout.

A correspondent of Kashmir Media Service reported from Srinagar that despite heavy presence of Indian troops, people at many places came out of their homes and celebrated with firecrackers and dance after Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s speech at the UN General Assembly. They raised high-pitched pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. »

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NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday, where he drew world attention to the emerging humanitarian crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir, among other issues.

In his address at the UN headquarters, PM Imran heavily criticised Indian PM Narendra Modi and his party’s ultra-nationalist hardline style of governance.

He said that if the world failed to intervene then the two-nuclear armed nations will come at the brink of war.

The prime minister further said that Pakistan won’t have any option in case of war and the entire world will have to face the consequences.

Speaking on Kashmir, PM Imran said that the issue was the reason he came to the session and speak about what is happening in the occupied valley. »

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Indian troops arrest dozens of people during CASOs

Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, defying restrictions, people held forceful demonstrations in central, north and south Kashmir, today, to register their protest against the Indian occupation and repeal of special status of the territory by India.

Immediately after Juma congregational prayers, people took to the streets in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara and other areas of the occupied territory. The protesters raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police personnel fired teargas shells and pellets on protesters at several places, injuring many of them. The occupation authorities had imposed restrictions in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Islamabad, Awantipora, Sopore, Handwara and other areas. The authorities did not allow people to offer Juma prayers at any of the major mosques or shrines in the Kashmir valley including Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid, Dargah Hazratbal, Dastgir Sahib and Charar-e-Sharif for the 8th successive week, today, since 5th August. People had also staged an anti-India demonstration in Srinagar’s area of Batamaloo and took out a torch procession in Anchar, yesterday. Anchar has become a no go area for the Indian forces. »

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Modi govt urged to lift restrictions, communication blockade

Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the grim situation remains unchanged in Kashmir valley on 54th consecutive day, today, due to continued restrictions and communication blackout imposed by Narendra Modi-led communal government.

Normal life continues to remain crippled in the Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region due to the snapping of mobile and internet services and closure of shops, markets, business establishments and educational institutions as well as absence of public transport. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel deployed in every nook and corner of the Kashmir valley keep the residents confined to their homes.

While parents are reluctant to send their wards to schools in the prevailing precarious situation, a very thin attendance of teachers was reported. Attendance of employees in government offices was recorded constantly thin due to the non-availability of public transport. Train service in the occupied territory also remains suspended. »

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IOK bar supports anti-India protests

Srinagar, September 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to suffer due to the military lockdown and suspension of mobile and internet connectivity on the 53rd consecutive day, today.

People are facing shortage of basic commodities including life-saving drugs with children and the elderly suffering from serious ailments bearing the brunt of the clampdown imposed by India since 5th of August. Shops and business establishments are also closed while public transport is off the road.

Although government offices and schools are open, yet they remain empty despite the efforts by the administration to make it look otherwise in a bid to hoodwink the international community. »

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Srinagar, September 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to remain badly affected in the Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region due to the snapping of mobile and internet connectivity and shutting of public transport as well as main markets on 53rd consecutive day, today.

Due to the prevailing situation, people are facing scarcity of basic essentials in particular life saving drugs. Resultantly, the children and the elderly as well as those suffering from serious ailments are badly hit.

Though government offices and schools are open, they almost remain empty despite the efforts of the administration to make it look otherwise as employees are not turning up and parents are reluctant to send their wards to educational institutions because of apprehensions about their safety. Even as few vendors have set up stalls at various places and majority of the landlines have been restored, but they couldn’t cater to the needs of the people. »

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‘Indian Army pounces on young boys as if they hate their very sight. When fathers go to rescue children they are made to deposit money between 20,000 to 60,000.’

New Delhi, September 25 (KMS): Leaders of Indian women’s organisations who visited occupied Kashmir earlier this month released a fact-finding report, detailing appalling conditions in the Muslim-majority valley.

The five women leaders including Dr Syeda Hameed of the Muslim Women’s Forum, Pragatisheel Mahila Samiti’s Poonam Kaushik, and Annie Raja, Kawaljeet Kaur, and Pankhuri Zaheer from the National Federation of Indian Women’s (NFIW) visited occupied Kashmir from September 17-21, 2019.

Speaking at the Delhi Press Club, the five brave women shared their experiences and observations with the media and concerned citizens after visiting Kashmir under lockdown for the past 51 days.

“When we reached there, it was like walking into a cloud of depression,” Dr Syeda Hameed and Annie Raja explained, terming their findings an eyewitness account.

“By many verified accounts, we are talking about almost 13,000 young people having disappeared in the past 51 days,” they said, noting that they visited Srinagar and several villages in the districts of Shopian, Pulwama, and Bandipora. »

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Restrictions meant to gag media

Srinagar, September 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life continues to get hit across the Valley for the 51st consecutive day, today, as shops and business establishments are closed from Srinagar to as far as Uri town in Baramulla district in Kashmir and Muslim majority area of Doda in Jammu region.

All small and major sectors of life including business and commerce, education, transport, horticulture and tourism are virtually defunct with unprecedented communications blockade adding more to the prevailing uncertainty. Schools, colleges and universities are either closed or remain empty as parents are reluctant to send their children to educational institutions amid military lockdown and communications blackout. »

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