Srinagar, September 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has expressed serious concern over the arrest spree unleashed by Indian troops and police personnel across the territory.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, strongly condemned the arrest of youth by Indian troops during massive cordon and search operations in Pulwama, Awantipora, Sopore, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara and other areas. He said that the Indian Army was arresting the youth and killing them in fake encounters. The spokesman pointed out that Narendra Modi-led fascist government was hell bent upon converting the Muslim majority in the territory into a minority. He urged the international community to put pressure on New Delhi to stop human rights abuses in the occupied territory.

Indian police and troops have arrested dozens of youth during house raids and search operations in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam, Bandipora, Kupwara, Ramban and other areas in the last few days. The police under a new strategy arrest the youth and put them behind the bars by labeling them as militants or over-ground workers of mujahid organizations. The action is aimed at punishing the youth for their affiliation with the ongoing freedom movement. »

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Indian court refuses to hear fake encounters plea

Srinagar, September 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a civil society organization, the Group of Concerned Citizens, has expressed its concern over the promotion of the Devanagri script instead of the Persian style for the Kashmiri language.

The Srinagar-based Group that includes former bureaucrats, vice chancellors and academicians in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that the Devanagri script, written from left to right, is used to write the Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi languages. They maintained that the decision to impose Devanagri scrip had raised genuine apprehensions about the future of the Kashmiri language. The civil society members said that Nastaliq style is the standard system of writing the Kashmiri language and is also a repository of cultural heritage and identity of the Kashmiri people. They also mentioned the threat posed to Urdu due to the new Bill introduced in the Indian Parliament. »

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Islamabad, September 06 (KMS): Pakistani nation is expressing full solidarity with the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir while celebrating the Defence Day, today, as the Kashmiris and Pakistanis share strong religious, historical, cultural and geographical bonds with each other.

A report released by Kashmir Media Service in connection with the Defense Day, today, said that on September 6 every year, the Pakistanis remind the world that the Kashmir dispute is the unfinished agenda of Pakistan’s completion and no power on earth can stop Jammu and Kashmir to become a part of the country.

On this day, the people of Pakistan assure their unwavering support to the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle. The day is celebrated in Pakistan and across Jammu and Kashmir to honor the sacrifices rendered by Pakistani soldiers in defending their borders, the report added. »

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People targetted for their faith in India and IIOJK: report

Srinagar, August 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred one Kashmiri youth in Baramulla district, today.

The troops martyred the youth during a cordon and search operation at Saloosa in Kreeri area of the district. The operation continued till last reports came in. Indian police arrested two youth, Showkat Ahmed Butt and Aadil Fayaz Butt, from Ganderbal and Islamabad districts.

Meanwhile, a report released by the research section of Kashmir Media Service on the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, today, said that religious minorities were being persistently hounded in India under rogue Modi’s regime. It said, India has snatched every right including religious freedom of Kashmiri Muslims. »

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Troops martyred 95,655 Kashmiris since Jan 1989

Srinagar, August 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism have martyred 95,655 Kashmiris since January 1989 till date.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, today, said that these killings rendered 22,918 women widowed and 107,798 children orphaned. It said that the troops arrested 160,681 people during the period.

The report added that thousands of Kashmiris including Hurriyat leaders, political activists, human rights defenders, journalists and traders continue to remain detained in various jails of IIOJK and India. It pointed out that the troops molested 11,214 women and destroyed 110,345 houses and other structures during the last 31 years. It said hundreds of Kashmiris have lost their eyesight in one or both eyes due to the pellet guns used by Indian troops against peaceful protesters in the occupied territory. »

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Srinagar, August 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete strike will be observed, tomorrow, to condemn the blasphemous remarks of a local BJP leader, Satpal Sharma, against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Call for the strike has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and supported by almost all Hurriyat leaders and organizations. The shutdown is also aimed at denouncing the killing of three innocent labourers by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Shopian, last month. APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmed, in a statement in Srinagar said that tens of thousands of Kashmiri Muslims were ready to sacrifice their lives to protect the honour of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Other Hurriyat leaders and organizations including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Khawaja Firdous, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Davinder Singh Behl, Hanif Kallas, Ijaz Madani, Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami and Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in their separate statements also condemned the profane remarks of the BJP stalwart. Senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, in his message from New Delhi’s Tihar jail said that the terrorist groups in the Modi government were deliberately hurting the sentiments of the Muslims to provoke them. Hurriyat leaders said that Satpal Sharma intentionally uploaded the video containing the blasphemous remarks to unleash the massacre of Kashmiri Muslims under the guise of communal riots in the occupied territory. The leaders demanded death punishment to the blasphemer. »

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Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) has called for a protest strike on Wednesday against killing of three innocent labourers from Rajouri including a young boy in a fake encounter by Indian troops in Shopian on 18th July, this year.

The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the killing of the labourers as a barbaric and heinous act and demanded a probe by an international investigation agency into the killing.

He also urged the people of Jammu region including Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar, Doda, Udhampure and Ramban districts to take to streets against such heinous crimes perpetrated by the Indian troops and authorities. He also expressed solidarity with the victim families and paid rich tributes to the martyrs. »

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‘Resolution of dispute matter of life and death for IIOJK people’

Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Molvi Bashir
Ahmad has said that by observing India’s Independence Day on August 15 as Black Day, a clear message has been sent to India and the international community that the people of the territory reject illegal occupation of their land.

Molvi Bashir Ahmad in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was a matter of life and death for the people of Kashmir.

He urged India to refrain from oppressing the Kashmiri people, adding that the use of brute force on Kashmiris could not prevent them from their just struggle for securing right to self-determination which New Delhi had recognized in the form of the United Nations Security Council resolutions. »

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Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Valley’s pro-India politicians appeared to treat Indian Independence Day with scorn, mostly staying away from the celebrations, skipping the customary greetings, and some even mocking the absence of celebrations in the territory.

Indian English daily The Telegraph said that the Valley-based pro-India politicians did this as a sign of the anger at last year’s abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

As per the English daily, Mohammad Akbar Lone, National Conference Lok Sabha member from Baramulla, summed up the mood, saying he had stayed away from the celebrations because he no longer accepted August 15 as his Independence Day. “We don’t accept it as our Independence Day,” Lone told the daily. »

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Restrictions continued in IIOJK to prevent anti-India demos

Srinagar, August 15 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed 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 day was marked by a complete shutdown in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Call for the strike was given by the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum and supported by almost all Hurriyat leaders and organizations.

Syed Ali Gilani in a message referring to India’s illegal occupation over Jammu and Kashmir said, a nation that resorts to usurpation and deprives others of their freedoms, loses every right to celebrate its freedom. The APHC spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that India had no moral right to observe its Independence Day as it had held the people and land of Jammu and Kashmir illegally for the last 73 years through military might. »

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