Srinagar, August 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated state terrorism subjected thousands of Kashmiris to custodial disappearance during the last twenty-nine years and the families of the victims have no information about their whereabouts.

According to the data released by the Research Section of the Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Day of Disappeared, today, over 8,000 Kashmiris have vanished in the custody after they were picked up by the Indian troops, police, paramilitary forces and its agencies. »

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Is move attempt to cope with possible revolt in police ranks?

Srinagar, August 08 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the presence of police officers from the Kashmir Valley at key district-level positions in the territory, especially in the Valley, is witnessing a sharp decline since the recent past.

The transfers effected by the Home Department of the occupied territory on Monday triggered fears among local officers that they would be dumped to insignificant positions in coming days.

“Are we not competent enough to handle crucial assignments? How can officers with four to five years of experience handle crucial and sensitive districts in Kashmir? It is sheer injustice,” a group of police officers told media in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the longstanding Indian occupation and resentment against it among local population is affecting the psyche of Kashmiri children, says a report.

The report published in Srinagar-based English daily, Rising Kashmir, says that frequent crackdowns, raids and cordon and search operations have created symptoms of extreme paranoia and intermittent explosive disorder (extremely volatile aggression) and even depression among Kashmiri children. The report further says that habitual of experiencing irregular schools, frequent shutdowns and internet outage also deprive them of healthy childhood. »

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Srinagar, July 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the local Human Rights Commission has asked the puppet authorities to submit a report on the number of protestors blinded from shotgun pellets used by the Indian forces against protesters during the uprising started in 2016.

The direction was passed after Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Chairperson of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, filed a petition before the commission and sought its intervention. »

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London, June 27 (KMS): India is world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released in London.

War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues. »

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London, June 20 (KMS): The All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) in the UK Parliament has released an interim report on the ongoing human rights situation of occupied Kashmir.

The report compiled after receiving various testimonies about the human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian troops in the occupied territory was released by Chairman of the APPKG, MP Chris Leslie, in a meeting of the Group held in London. The report has discussed in detail the draconian laws, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) as well as enforced disappearances in the territory. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred 878 Kashmiris including 21 women and 98 young boys during the puppet regime of PDP-BJP from May 01, 2015 till date.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those martyred 81 youth were killed in fake encounters. »

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Srinagar, June 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unabated Indian state terrorism during the last twenty nine years has forced over thirty five thousand Kashmiris to live outside the territory as refugees.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of World Refugee Day, today, revealed that a big number of the Kashmiri refugees lived in the refugee camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir while many of them lived in Pakistan and in the European countries. »

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World body releases first-ever rights report on Kashmir

Geneva, June 14 (KMS): The United Nations in its first-ever human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir called for an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who, it said, for seven decades have suffered a conflict that has claimed or ruined numerous lives.

The report released by the United Nations Human Rights Office in Geneva on Thursday mainly focuses on the human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir from July 2016 to April 2018. The 49-page report by the UN on the human rights situation in Kashmir highlights a situation of chronic impunity for human rights violations committed by the security forces. »

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Geneva, June 13 (KMS): Indian military is using lethal weapons to kill and blind, uses rape as an instrument of war to humble, disappear and kill and bury in unmarked graves, this has been said in a written statement submitted by the Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR), a non-governmental organization, to the thirty-eighth session of Human Rights Council scheduled between 18th of June to 6th July 2018 in Geneva.

The JKCHR statement titled “Rights and dignity, security and self-determination of People of Jammu and Kashmir” has said that Indian army has been conducting demographic and psychographic profiling of Kashmiris. »

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