Indian troops martyred over 94,000 Kashmiris since 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 70 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 almost 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 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thirty years old, Afroza Begum, was in the kitchen of her around five kilometers from Sopore town when some braid choppers barged into her house and cut her hair.

“I was in the kitchen when someone held my hair from behind and I lost consciousness. After gaining back consciousness, I found people surround me and my hair had been cut,” Begum said. She was shifted to sub-district hospital Sopore for treatment, and doctors found no affliction of psychological disturbance. »

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New Delhi, October 10 (KMS): As the world observes World Mental Health Day, today, the number of Indians suffering from mental illness exceeds that of the population of South Africa, according to a report compiled by India’s first data journalism initiative – India Spend.

At present, the mentally ill account for nearly 6.5 percent of the country’s population and it is estimated that by 2020 this number will increase to a staggering 20 percent. »

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Jeddah, October 04 (KMS): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (OIC-IPHRC) has expressed serious concern over the violations of the right to life, right to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of religion, freedoms of peaceful assembly and association as well as other fundamental human rights of the people of occupied Kashmir guaranteed by international human rights law.

The OIC-IPHRC has released a report after the recent visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir of its fact-finding delegation to assess the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. The delegation was led by the IPHRC Chairperson, Med Kaggwa, and comprised its members Dr Rashid Al Balushi, Dr Raihanah Binti Abdullah, Ambassador Abdul Wahab, Dr Ergin Ergul, Prof Saleh Al Khathlan and Dr Oumar Abbou Abba. The 43rd OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) through its resolutions had requested the IPHRC to undertake a fact finding visit to occupied Kashmir to ascertain the human rights situation and report its findings to the OIC CFM. »

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Srinagar, September 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, massive protests erupted in Mattan area of Islamabad district, today, against ransacking of property and thrashing of locals by Indian army during a search operation. »

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Srinagar, August 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a pall of gloom has again descended on Aripanthan village of Badgam district as the villagers recall the mayhem caused by the indiscriminate firing by Indian troops on this day, last year.

On 15th of August 2016, some protesting villagers blocked the road that hampered a local middle-rung officer’s journey to a venue to hoist the Indian flag. On August 16, the next day, troops descended on the village to carry out a massacre without any provocation. Four villagers were mercilessly killed and several others wounded. »

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Srinagar, August 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their unabated acts of state terrorism, martyred thirty three (33) Kashmiris including two (2) young boys and a woman during the last month of July.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, three (3) of those martyred were killed in a fake encounter. The killings rendered three (3) women widowed and six (6) children orphaned. »

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New Delhi, July 14 (KMS): Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that nearly 50 percent of total 186 rights violations complaints have been received from occupied Kashmir over last four years.

In reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application by Common Wealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI), the Home Ministry’s data indicates that Jammu and Kashmir accounted for almost 50 percent of the human rights violations complaints in various categories under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). »

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Police arrest Muhammad Yasin Malik in Shopian

Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned Indian forces’ crackdown operations against civilians saying that Kashmiri people are being harassed in all possible way.

The resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that raids and crackdowns had become a regular feature in the occupied territory and the people of Kashmir were being held hostage for hours by Indian troops on gunpoint. The leaders ridiculing the statement of police chief that crackdown at Lal Chowk was a part of routine drill said that Indian forces had no respect for civilian rights. The leaders urged international human rights organizations to take notice of occupational forces’ inhuman treatment towards the Kashmiri people. »

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Geneva, June 09 (KMS): The United Nations is witnessing quick developments on Kashmir conflict. The latest is the floating of a proposal to appoint a UN Special Representative for Jammu and Kashmir. The move is in its initial stages. Several countries are involved in private discussions on the proposal, and a lot depends on Pakistan’s ability to leverage its influence.

The Kashmiri delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has requested the world’s top rights body to appoint a Special Representative for Jammu and Kashmir, another step that increases diplomatic pressure on India in the seven-decades-old Kashmir dispute. »

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