Move to create awareness about Kashmir dispute: Ali Raza Syed

Brussels, September 27 (KMS): The European Parliament has issued a fresh document on the latest situation in occupied Kashmir.

The EU Parliament on Thursday issued the document titled “India-administered Kashmir: Current situation”. It said that the situation in the occupied territory was grim since 5th August as India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir and imposing persistent curfew and arresting thousands of political workers and leaders in the occupied valley. The document also exposed that India split Jammu and Kashmir into two territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, both administered directly from Delhi. Meanwhile, the Indian government deployed additional 46,000 troops, suspended internet and communications across the occupied valley and shut down schools and colleges.

At the end of the document, which was issued by the EU Parliament’s Research Service, it said that it had been prepared for, and addressed to, the members and staff of the European Parliament as background material to assist them in their parliamentary work. The document also mentioned the world’s reaction on the situation including a meeting of UN Security Council and conversations of EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, with the foreign affairs ministers of India and Pakistan, underlining the importance of avoiding an escalation of tensions and supporting a political solution of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), September 27 (KMS): In a jolt to the Uttar Pradesh government, Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) declined to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.

The Chief Minister had invited the Kashmiri students to explain the advantages of the repeal of Kashmir’s special status. The students described the invitation as political in nature and unacceptable.

A Kashmiri research scholar in AMU said, the decision to decline the invite is a unanimous one and if anyone from the university goes to meet the Chief Minister, it will be entirely the individual’s decision and he will not represent the will of the Kashmiri students from AMU. Another student from Kashmir said that the move was purely politically motivated. “They want to show the world that everything is normal and all are happy with their controversial decision, which is untrue,” said the student, adding that they did not want to become part of any misleading political activity. »

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Modi govt urged to lift restrictions, communication blockade

Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the grim situation remains unchanged in Kashmir valley on 54th consecutive day, today, due to continued restrictions and communication blackout imposed by Narendra Modi-led communal government.

Normal life continues to remain crippled in the Kashmir valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu region due to the snapping of mobile and internet services and closure of shops, markets, business establishments and educational institutions as well as absence of public transport. Thousands of Indian troops and police personnel deployed in every nook and corner of the Kashmir valley keep the residents confined to their homes.

While parents are reluctant to send their wards to schools in the prevailing precarious situation, a very thin attendance of teachers was reported. Attendance of employees in government offices was recorded constantly thin due to the non-availability of public transport. Train service in the occupied territory also remains suspended. »

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Political activist booked under draconian PSA

Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops during continued cordon and search operations arrested a dozen youth while the authorities booked a political activist under black law Public Safety Act in the territory.

Indian troops during cordon and search operations arrested the youth in Shopian, Ramban, Kishtwar and Samba districts.

The authorities a few days ago also arrested noted human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, and a leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Muhammad Yasin Attai. »

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Bengaluru, September 27 (KMS): Over 780 prominent Indian scientists, researchers and academicians from premier institutions through two statements have asked the Modi government to end the lockdown in occupied Kashmir.

The first statement calls attention to the impact of the restrictions on academic institutions in the occupied territory. Initially signed by six well-known personalities – B. Ananthanarayan, Gautam Menon, Jayant Murthy, Rahul Siddharthan, Reeteka Sud and Mukund Thattai – the statement had been endorsed by 150 others. »

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Srinagar, September 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, protest demonstrations were held at different places in Srinagar against the repeal of Kashmir’s special status by the Indian government.

An anti-India demonstration was held in Batamaloo area of Srinagar. The protesters were holding flag of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and a morphed picture of Modi portraying him as reincarnation of Adolf Hitler. »

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United Nations Sept 27 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on Mission Kashmir in New York, will address UN General Assembly today, drawing world attention to emerging humanitarian crisis in Occupied Kashmir.
During the address, his message will be clear to find a peaceful solution for the Kashmir dispute. He will also highlight the plight of the Kashmiri people who continue to suffer a suffocating lockdown.

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New York, Sept 27 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the United Nations Security Council and other International fora to take serious action against illegall and unilateral steps taken by India in occupied Kashmir to avoid any human tragedy.
Addressing Asia Society in New York, he said over 8 million Kashmiris have been detained by Indian occupation forces in the held valley since last 53 days.
He said curfew should be lifted as soon as possible.
Commenting on the dialogue on Kashmir with India, the Prime Minister said his government has tried several times to negotiate with BJP government but dialogue process with India cannot be resumed unless curfew is lifted from occupied Kashmir valley.
He said the future of the Kashmir should be decided according to aspiration of Kashmiris and as promised by United Nations Security Council through its resolutions. »

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Islamabad, Sept 27 (KMS):Kashmir Day is being observed today to express solidarity with the oppressed people of India-occupied Kashmir.
The day is being marked to expose the Indian blatant human rights violations in the occupied valley and draw the world attention to the plight of Kashmiri people.
In a statement, Interior Minister Ejaz Shah said Indian forces have imposed an indefinite curfew in occupied Kashmir and the people have no access to essential commodities including food and medicines.
The Interior Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan will also raise the voice of Kashmiri people today (September 27) during his address to the UN General Assembly.

 

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New York, Sept 27 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan says international community must play its role in the just resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and urge India to lift curfew and other restrictions in the occupied valley.
He was talking to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who called on him on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The Prime Minister noted that Pakistan and Russia have maintained close contact following the unilateral and illegal Indian actions of 5 August in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. »

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