Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, family members and relatives of illegally detained Hurriyat leader, Sarjan Barkati, on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar, demanding his release at the earliest.

The protesters said they are suffering badly since he was arrested by police. Sughra, Barkati’s daughter, said her father was arrested in 2016 and was still languishing in jail. »

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Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Commission has issued an arrest warrant against Deputy Secretary Home Department for failing to appear in the case of continued illegal detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.

The Commission member, Dishad Shaheen, issued the warrant on a petition moved by Srinagar-based rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. The petitioner pleaded that despite notice, the Deputy Secretary has failed to respond. »

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Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the second report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on rights violations in Kashmir testified Hurriyat stand.

In the second report on Kashmir in 13 months, the OHCHR has reiterated its observations about the rising graph of human rights violations and the killing of civilians by the state machinery. »

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Srinagar, July 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, India’s infamous probe institution National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached the residence of illegally detained Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, in Srinagar.

In the attachment order, pasted at the entrance of Aasiya Andrabi’s residence located in Soura area of Srinagar, the NIA directed all the concerned not to transfer, sale or otherwise deal with the said property in any manner, whatsoever, except with prior permission. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in its second report on human rights violations in Kashmir has vindicated the stand of Hurriyat leadership that Indian troops continue the genocide of Kashmiris.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, while commenting on the UN Body’s report about grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir said that Indian atrocities and brutalities had crossed all the limits and were continuing unabated for the last 71 years. He said that it was for the second time that UN realized the gravity and severity of this grave and grim situation. He recommended the UN to probe the grave human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in the territory. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt, has termed the UN report on human rights abuses in the territory as a welcome step.

Abdul Hameed Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the report should be followed with a prompt follow-up action on ground to safeguard the human rights of people of occupied Kashmir. »

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Condemns use of crude form of censorship

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a day after Internet was shutdown in some parts of Kashmir valley and throttled in other parts, Reporters Without Borders or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) on Tuesday condemned the rapid growth in India’s use of this “crude form of censorship” and called on New Delhi to overhaul legislation so as to guarantee the universal right to online news and information.

The Paris-based media watchdog RSF in a statement said that the Indian authorities were currently disconnecting the Internet at a rate of ten times a month, each time depriving an average of several hundred thousand people of all online information. This was the case on 5th July, in the Kashmiri district of Shopian, in India’s far north, where the Internet was disconnected as a ‘preventive measure’ after a gunfight between militants and paramilitaries, it said. »

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US paper on rights abuses in IOK

Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has thanked people of Kashmir for observing complete shutdown on the third martyrdom anniversary of the great Kashmiri martyr, Burhan Muzaffar Wani saying that the silent protest should serve as an eye-opener for every conscious and sane person in India and the world at large.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said despite living in a fearful and suffocating environment with nonstop bloodshed, death and destruction and psychological and physical torture, the people of Kashmir can never be cowed down by military might and iron-fist policies. The statement deplored that Indian forces were cowardly targeting defenceless people to quench their thirst of hatred, and arresting them to create a graveyard-like peace to hoodwink the global community.

Meanwhile, internet services continued to remain suspended in south Kashmir districts for the third consecutive day, today. The internet services were suspended in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts on Sunday, a day ahead of Burhan Wani’s martyrdom anniversary. »

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Srinagar, July 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai while expressing concern over the plight of illegally detained Kashmiris in Baramulla and other jails has said that the detainees are not provided proper medical facilities in jails. »

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Geneva, July 11 (KMS): The new report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights while stating that the accountability for violations committed by Indian forces remains virtually non-existent in occupied Kashmir has recommended the formation of a commission of inquiry by the Human Rights Council to conduct a comprehensive, independent, international investigation into human rights violations in the territory. »

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