Srinagar, January 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, has urged the international community to build pressure on India to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the prevailing grim situation of the occupied territory. He said, “The international community should wake up and take note of the pain inflicted on the innocent Kashmiris and build pressure on New Delhi to honour the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.” »

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New Delhi, January 10 (KMS): Human rights activist, Harsh Mander, has said that Special SIT court judge, P.B. Desai ignored evidence that former Congress MP, Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in a mob attack in Ahmedabad’s Gulberg Housing Society during the 2002 riots, did all that was possible within his power to protect Muslims from the rage of the mob.

Harsh Mander in his recently released book, “Partitions of the Heart: Unmaking the Idea of India” said the judge instead echoed the position of then Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, that his killing was only a “reaction” to his “action” of shooting at the mob.

He says that the judge, who retired in December 2017, overlooked statements by surviving witnesses that Ehsan Jafri made repeated desperate calls to senior police officers and other persons in authority, including Chief Minister Modi, pleading that security forces be sent to disperse the crowd and rescue those against whom the mob had laid a powerful siege. »

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Srinagar, January 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, has said that Kashmir dispute is a bone of contention between the two nuclear powers of the region, India and Pakistan.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the stubborn attitude of India regarding political dispute and dealing it only militarily is causing death and destruction in Kashmir.

He said the settlement of the dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people could bring a new era of peace, stability and development not only in Kashmir but in the entire South Asia. »

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New Delhi, January 10 (KMS): The government of India has extended special concessions and incentives for central government employees working in occupied Kashmir for two more years till 2020.

As per an order issued by the Personnel Ministry, the concessions and incentives include departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation for the employees.

An official said the move is aimed at encouraging more employees to work in the occupied territory.

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Harassment during CASOs denounced

Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that India’s military approach towards the Kashmir dispute has brought death and destruction in the whole territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar maintained that the resistance being shown by the Kashmiri youth was a reaction to the aggressive military policy that India was pursuing for decades in the territory. He said such an approach is a threat to peace and harmony in South Asia. The APHC Chairman said that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute would usher in a new era of peace, stability and development in the entire region. »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, Abdul Hameed Fayaz, has called for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks in line with the UN resolutions.

Abdul Hameed Fayaz addressing a meeting of district heads and secretaries of Jamaat-e-Islami at its central office in Srinagar, today, urged the party cadres to carry on the mission of Jamaat in accordance with its constitution. He also called for utilizing every peaceful effort including the modern means of communication to make the common masses aware of the real objectives of Jamaat which are human-friendly based on equality of every human being before the Creator without the discrimination of caste, color, creed or region. »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Kashmiri youth from Kupwara, Shah Faisal, who topped Indian Administrative Service examinations 2009, resigned from his job, today, to protest against the unabated killings by the Indian forces in Kashmir.

The marginalization and invisiblization of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens has also played a role in his decision to quit the services. »

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Jammu, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, massive protest demonstrations were held against the gang rape of a minor Muslim girl in Ramban district of Jammu.

Leaders of religious organizations, social activists and members of several NGOs held separate protests on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramsoo and district office complex, Maitra, against the rape of the girl.

The girl who is three months into her pregnancy is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jammu, said a protester. He said the matter came to light after the girl became sick a few days ago. “She was shifted to a hospital where doctors told the parents about her pregnancy.” »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir,, senior APHC leader and President of Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and Hurriyat leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Dar and Muhammad Rafiq Ganai have welcomed the statement of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai visited the residence of veteran leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Raheem Langoo and Abdul Ahad Pandit in Sopore, today. »

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