Protest in Srinagar against NIA raids, arrests

Talks only option for Kashmir’s final solution
Srinagar, September 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar, today, to condemn the raids by India’s National Investigating Agency, detentions and killings in the territory.

Hundreds of resistance activists while taking part in the protests said that putting common people in jails was in blatant violation of democratic norms and human rights. The protesters vowed that the people of Jammu and Kashmir could not be intimidated into submission through such acts of state terrorism. Continue reading

Gilani urges OIC to play role in resolving issues of Ummah

Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play an active and effective role in resolving the issues faced by Muslim Ummah.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, while welcoming the statement of OIC on Kashmir, hoped that the organization would leave no stone unturned and would play an effective role in world politics. “There is a dire need to represent the divine message of peace and righteousness of Islam, and OIC is the best platform to promulgate and promote this message,” he added. Continue reading

IOK rights body moved against illegal detentions

Indian army continues operation in Kupwara
Srinagar, September 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the Indian authorities are subjecting Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief, Aasiya Andrabi and her associate Fehmida Sofi to political vengeance by not releasing them despite the court has quashed draconian Public Safety Act against them.
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Amnesty International demands ban on pellet guns

IOK bar to abstain from court work tomorrow

Srinagar, September 13 (KMS): The human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has demanded that the pellet-firing shotguns, which have been responsible for blinding, killing and traumatizing hundreds of people in occupied Kashmir, must be immediately banned.

Releasing a report, titled “Losing Sight In Kashmir, The Impact of Pellet Guns” at a local hotel in Srinagar, the Director Amnesty International India, Aakar Patel said that no amount of violence from the youth could legitimize the use of pellet guns. He said that the Amnesty had raised the issue with the government of India, which understands that the damage caused by the pellets was disproportionate. Patel pointed out that his organization was working in Kashmir for a long time, and since 1989, no case or FIR registered against the forces had been acted upon. Continue reading

IFJ condemns continued detention of Kashmiri photojournalist

New Delhi, September 13 (KMS): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressing serious concern over the continued detention of freelance Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yusuf by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), has termed the move by the Indian agency an attempt to intimidate the journalist community.

Yusuf was held in Kashmir on September 4 for reaching spots, uploading pictures and photos of Kashmiri victims of Indian forces. Continue reading

‘Rajnath’s visit to IOK a futile exercise’

Srinagar, September 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People’s League, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza reacting to the recent visit of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Kashmir has said that the Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved through such visits.

Mukhtar Ahmad Waza in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that on one hand Rajnath was making offer for talks, while Hurriyat leadership continued to remain under detention, on the other. Continue reading

Speakers at seminar call for tripartite talks on Kashmir

Jammu, September 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers at a seminar called for settlement of the Kashmir dispute through tripartite talks between Pakistan, India and true representatives of Kashmiri people.

The seminar titled ‘Kashmir Issue’ was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement and United Peace Movement in Jammu was attended by hundreds of people hailing from different walks of life. Continue reading

Indian troops kill two youth in IOK today

Thousands attend martyrs’ funerals
Srinagar, September 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism killed two more youth in the territory, today, bringing the toll to five in two days.

The youth, identified as Sayar Ahmad Wani and Dawood Illahi Khan, were martyred by the troops during a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district. The killing led to spontaneous shutdown in Kulgam and Islamabad districts. The authorities suspended mobile and Internet services in the two districts.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Sayar Ahmad Wani and Dawood Illahi Khan. Multiple rounds of funerals were held for the youth in their native Hawoora and Wanpora areas of Kulgam. The martyrs were laid to rest amid pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. Continue reading