Srinagar, February 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the communication clampdown over the past six months has crippled research activity in academic and scientific institutions.

Tthe occupied territory has 11 universities besides two premier engineering institutes and 93 degree colleges.

Even as the Indian government claims to have restored limited 2G internet access with many riders, research scholars pursuing doctorates told Turkish Anadolu Agency that they were unable to access research literature, download papers, or communicate with journals and researchers outside the territory. »

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New Delhi, January 08 (KMS): The world’s leading political risk consultancy, Eurasia Group has said that India under Narendra Modi is the fifth biggest geopolitical risk of 2020.

The consultancy’s annual ‘Top 10 Risks’ of the year list is considered one of the foremost geopolitical indicators among global investors, multinational firms and various financial and business consultancies.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spent much of his second term promoting controversial social policies at the expense of an economic agenda. The impacts will be felt in 2020, with intensified communal and sectarian instability, as well as foreign policy and economic setbacks,” said the Eurasia Group’s report. »

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London, December 18 (KMS): A research conducted by a Belgium-based non-governmental organisation has said that a network of pro-Indian fake websites has been spreading propaganda against Pakistan around the world.

The EU Disinfo Lab report says that it has found over 265 fake local news sites in more than 65 countries that are managed by one ‘Indian influence network’.

The EU Disinfo Lab report posted on BBC website quoting the researchers said they traced the websites and IP addresses to an Indian company called Srivastava Group. The researchers believe the network’s purpose is to disseminate propaganda against Pakistan and influence decision-making in Europe. “More than the fake media outlets alone, it is their combination with the fake NGOs (non-governmental organisation) that’s really worrying because it provides a mirage of online and grassroots support to a cause. That’s exactly where the disinformation lies,” Alexandre Alaphilippe, executive director of EU Disinfo Lab, told the BBC. »

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Srinagar, December 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons has said that the lockdown imposed by the Indian government has egregiously affected daily lives of the people of the territory.

The APDP in a report released in Srinagar said, the indefinite curfew imposed in Kashmir in the aftermath of repeal of Article 370 is the extension of a de-facto State of Emergency, with the consequence of placing more restrictions and shackles on Kashmiri people’s human rights.

Occupied Kashmir is under strict military siege since August 5 when Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi scrapped Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution that granted special status and rights to the territory and its residents. As part of a wider crackdown, internet services have been blocked except at government-designated kiosks and political leaders detained. »

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Islamabad, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred 95,471 innocent Kashmiris including 7,135 in custody, since January 1989 till date.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day, today, revealed that these killings rendered 22,910 women widowed and 107,780 children orphaned.

The report said that the troops molested or disgraced 11,175 women and damaged 109,451 residential houses and other structures. It maintained that Indian troops and police subjected at least 8,000 people to custodial disappearance in the period.

The report revealed that thousands of young school boys and girls were also injured by the pellets fired by Indian troops while dozens including19-month-old Heeba Jan, Ulfat Hameed (17), Asif Ahmad Sheikh (10), Bilal Ahmad Butt (17), Insha Mushtaq, Aquib Zahoor (16), Tariq Ahmad Gojri (19) and Faizan Ashraf Tantray (19) were blinded »

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894 martyred, 107,780 orphaned since January 1989

Srinagar, November 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism have martyred 894 children during the last thirty years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Children Day, today, revealed that 894 children were among the 95,469 civilians martyred by Indian troops from January 01, 1989 till date. The report said that the killing of civilians by the troops rendered 107,780 children orphaned in the territory during the period.

The report said that thousands of people including young school boys and girls were also injured by the pellets fired by Indian troops. It added that dozens of persons including 19-month-old Hiba Jan, Ulfat Hameed (17), Asif Ahmad Sheikh (10), Bilal Ahmad Butt (17), Insha Mushtaq, Aaqib Zahoor (16), Tariq Ahmad Gojri (19) and Faizan Ashraf Tantray (19) have lost their eyesight totally due to pellet injuries.

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Indian troops martyred 95,463 Kashmiris since January 1989

Srinagar, October 24 (KMS): The United Nations, which was established in 1945 to promote international cooperation and resolve world conflicts, has miserably failed to settle the Kashmir dispute despite the passing of 72 years.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the United Nations Day, today, maintained that the World Body had passed several resolutions on Kashmir in which it was pledged that the people of Kashmir would be granted their inalienable right to self-determination through plebiscite. However, it added, the World Body could not implement its resolutions for the past over seven decades. The report said that India had accepted these resolutions and promised to give the Kashmiris an opportunity to decide their fate by themselves but later backed away from its commitments. »

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Srinagar October 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Kashmiri scholar said that there is silence because an Indian soldier stands at every 10 feet on the road but there will be a reaction.

A team of Kashmiri journalists who visited several districts of occupied Kashmir including Shopian and Pulwama said the locals describe a climate of fear, accusing Indian forces of nightly raids, arbitrary arrests, and the torture of Kashmiri youth.

Feroz Ahmad Ganai, 19, who was interrogated by Indian troops for four days in September, said soldiers questioned him for four days, accusing the teen of hurling a grenade at a military camp. “I kept repeating that I’m innocent, but they didn’t listen,” Ganai told the media team. “Then they started beating me one after another.” »

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Geneva, October 16 (KMS): A number of UN Working Groups and Special Rapporteurs have urged India to take all necessary measures to guarantee the Kashmiris’ right to liberty and fair proceedings before an independent and impartial tribunal in accordance with Articles 9 and 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The demand was made in a joint communication by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, the Special Rapporteurs on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. »

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New Delhi, October 14 (KMS):  Two recently released reports on the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir say that the Kashmiris are resisting the Indian occupation through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience with an ultimate goal of Azadi (freedom) from India.

 According to Kashmir Media Service, one of the two reports authored by Indian Supreme Court’s lawyer, Advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan and a Professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economic, Nandini Sundar, categorically mentions that ‘Not a single person in the Kashmir Valley is happy with the Modi government’s decision to scrap Kashmir’s special status.’

Advocate Nitya and Professor Nandini prepared the report after their visit to occupied Kashmir from October 5 to 9.

The report said that the Kashmiris are resisting New Delhi “through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience” and added that since the entire leadership is in jail, “this satyagraha is being carried out by the people themselves.” “There is some societal coercion, but by and large, this is entirely voluntary. This is not happening on the direction of militants, contrary to the advertisements now being run by government.” »

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