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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New Delhi, October 05 (KMS): A four-member team from Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS), which visited occupied Kashmir from September 23-28, has released an alarming report about the situation in the Kashmir valley.

The WSS team travelled in different areas of Srinagar, Shopian, Kupwara and Baramulla, spoke to several women and children to understand the conditions ever since the Indian government blocked communications channels and sent more troops to the territory after repealing its special status.

“There is always a threat of violence by the Indian forces hanging over the heads of Kashmiris. The families are worried even if their sons go out to play as they are not sure their sons will return home. They are living in a constant state of fear as the personnel of the armed forces forcefully enter homes in the wee hours. Imagine what goes through the women in such situations,” highlighted Nandini Rao, an independent feminist activist and member of WSS, in the report. »

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Washington, October 04 (KMS): A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, in less than a week, kill 50-125 million people, more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, and lead to global climate catastrophe, according to researchers in the US.

A study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers University examined how such a hypothetical future conflict would have consequences that could ripple across the globe.

Today, India and Pakistan each have about 150 nuclear warheads at their disposal, and that number is expected to climb to more than 200 by 2025, the researchers said amid recent tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the Kashmir dispute after India revoked special status of occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): As the world is observing International Day of Peace, today, the unresolved Kashmir dispute continues to pose a serious threat to regional as well as global peace.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of International Day of Peace, today, said the Kashmir dispute, which is bone of contention between Pakistan and India, could lead to a nuclear war between the two countries. The report said that the Kashmir dispute remained unresolved despite the fact that the UN Security Council had passed a number of resolutions for its settlement several decades ago. »

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Geneva, September 13 (KMS): London-based Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) has released 3rd document under agenda items 9 at the ongoing 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

The JKCHR, a non-governmental organization with a special consultative status, in a statement issued in Geneva said that the third document was submitted under agenda item 9 at the UN Human Rights Council was titled “Jammu and Kashmir – new developments reflect a gradual tearing into their roots and culture”.

The three JKCHR documents submitted under agenda item 3, 4 and 9 are UNGA documents 137 138 and 140. »

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