New Delhi, August 14 (KMS): The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi, has said that the BJP government loves Kashmir but not Kashmiris.

Asaduddin Owaisi in a tweet wrote, “I know this government has love for Kashmir, but not for Kashmiris. I know it has love for the land but no love for those who live there. It loves power but not justice. They only want to retain power. But I shall remind that no one lives or rules for eternity.” »

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Communication blackout, curfew continue on 10th day in Valley

Srinagar, August 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities have further tightened the strict clampdown ahead of India’s Independence Day, tomorrow (15th August), adding more to the sufferings of the oppressed people of the territory.

The occupied territory has been in a lockdown since the Narendra Modi government’s decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution earlier this month. The communication blackout continues on the 10th successive day, today, as the authorities keep the internet and telephone links snapped and impose strict restrictions on media. The Indian government had snapped television, telephone and internet links to prevent demonstrations against its decision of revoking Article 370 on 5th August. Before that, the occupation authorities had clamped an unprecedented communications blackout on the territory and arrested many political leaders. »

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Beijing, August 13 (KMS): China’s foreign ministry said it showed a principled stand on unilateral actions taken by India in a meeting between the two countries’ top diplomats on Monday.

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said he hoped India would play a constructive role in regional peace and stability, China’s foreign ministry said in a notice on its website following the meeting. »

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New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has refused to pass any orders on a petition filed by an activist Tehseen Poonawalla seeking lifting of prohibitory orders in occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra adjourned his petition for two weeks after Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the ground situation needed to improve before prohibitory orders were lifted and communication networks restored. »

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Indian supreme court refuses to pass order on lifting curbs in IOK

Srinagar, August 13 (KMS): Occupied Kashmir is facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the modern human history as strict curfew along with all communication blackout entered its ninth day, today.

Indian troops clamped tight restrictions across Jammu and Kashmir, fearing anti-India protests, after New Delhi abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. The people of the occupied territory have no contact with the rest of the world as internet and phone lines are cut since then. A famine-like situation is emerging as tens of thousands of Indian troops are deployed in all streets right from Srinagar in the Kashmir valley to Doda and Kishtwar areas in Jammu region to maintain strict curfew.

The news sources, in their reports said shops are shut, their shutters and walls are carrying anti-India graffiti including, “Go India Go Back” and “We Want Freedom”. The sources quoting paramilitary police officials said the restrictions in Srinagar are the city’s tightest ever. The troops, many wearing heavy riot gear, are dotting silent streets where checkpoints had been added around midnight, with more concertina wire laid out to create barricades. »

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Srinagar, August 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, all communications and the internet remain cut off and curfew continues for the ninth consecutive day, today.

Indian troops clamped tight restrictions across Kashmir, fearing anti-India protests. Internet and phone communications have been cut and tens of thousands of troop reinforcements have flooded Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley and Doda and Kisthwar areas of Jammu region. »

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New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has warned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to act thoughtfully or else Kashmir will slip out of their hands.

Digvijaya Singh referring to an international media report, said, “See the international media and what is happening in Kashmir. They (government) have burnt their hands in fire by abolishing Article 370…” »

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New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): MDMK, political party active in Tamil Nadu and other states of India, has said that Kashmir will not be in India when the country will celebrate its 100th year of freedom.

MDMK chief Vaiko in a media interview said, “Kashmir will not be in India when India will celebrate its 100th year of freedom. They (BJP) have smudged Kashmir in mud. I have expressed my view on Kashmir earlier too. I have attacked Congress 30 per cent and BJP 70 per cent on the Kashmir issue,” he told reporters. »

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Srinagar, August 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, people could not offer Eid prayers and slaughter sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest Muslim festivals, due to continued curfew and communication blackout on the eighth straight day, today.

The entire occupied territory including Doda and Kishtwar areas of Jammu region is facing a clampdown since last Monday when India unilaterally revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Announcements were made on loudspeakers and people were warned not to come out of their houses. An Indian TV channel while reporting on Kashmir admitted that restrictions were so harsh that even a fly was not allowed to move. All the mosques and the shrines including Kashmir’s largest mosque, Jamia Masjid Srinagar, were closed. The observers said that no such restrictions were witnessed in the valley in the past in the occupied territory.

Eid prayers were allowed only in a few small mosques located in peripheral areas of the Kashmir valley. As the people finished prayers, they started anti-India protests, and the authorities immediately re-imposed curfew. The web pages of all local newspapers could not be updated since that day and the internet as well as telephone lines remained suspended. The political leadership including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and former puppet chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are in house detention or in jails. Over 900 people have been arrested during the past one week. »

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New Delhi, August 12 (KMS): In India , the CPI-M General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, has said that the people of Kashmir have been kept imprisoned in their own homes and warned the government that the impact of changing Jammu and Kashmir’s status would be felt in other states with the special status.

While greeting people on the occasion of Eid al-Azha, Yechury, who along with another party leader had been denied entry to Srinagar on Friday, said he still didn’t know the condition of his party colleagues in Kashmir. »

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