Gilani urges UN to appoint War Crime Tribunal for Kashmir

Srinagar, September 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has urged the UN to appoint a War Crime Tribunal for Jammu and Kashmir to identify the culprits of Human Rights abuses and to penalize them.

Syed Ali Gilani in a letter to the UN Secretary General said that Kashmir is a long pending dispute waiting for the final dispensation in accordance with the agreed UN resolutions; Continue reading

Kashmiri trucks participates in community carnival in Berlin

Berlin, September 17 (KMS): Human rights activists from both sides of Kashmir concentrated in the annual community carnival in Berlin, the capital of Germany.

The multicultural parade was organized by community carnival organization coordinated by Germany based social figure Mr Samillah.

At least 19 trucks participated in the carnival and one of them was specified for Kashmir which was arranged by Kashmir Free Organization Germany headed by Mr Saddique Kiyani. Continue reading

Hurriyat forum condemns house arrest of Mirwaiz

Srinagar, September 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum has condemned the continued house arrest of its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, saying that the authorities are following policy of revenge against the Mirwaiz.

The Hurriyat forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as highly undemocratic. He added that caging Mirwaiz had resulted in problems for general public who were not allowed to meet him as Mirwaiz was not only a political but also a religious leader and had many commitments on social front as well. Continue reading

JRL resents lockdown of Srinagar mosque, curbs

Srinagar, September 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have expressed resentment over repeated and arbitrary imposition of curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and lockdown of central Jamia Masjid of the city.

The leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Locking down the central Jamia Masjid especially on Fridays to bar people from all across the Valley to assemble and offer prayers is aimed at weakening the centrality and significance of the grand mosque. The historic Jamia Masjid is not only the spiritual centre of confluence for the people of Kashmir but also representative of their political consciousness and aspirations.” Continue reading

UN urged to take stand on right to self-determination

Geneva, September 17 (KMS): Palestinian and Kashmiri human rights defenders came together to urge the United Nations to take a stand on the right to self-determination.

Palestinian activist Rania Madi during a seminar in Geneva informed the Kashmiri representatives on the occasion that the Palestine issue was similar to the Kashmir issue.” They both shared the stage at UN building in Geneva in a panel discussion on the right to self-determination. Continue reading

Desecration of bodies highly condemnable: Khurram Pervez

Srinagar, September 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, human rights activist, Khurram Pervez, has said that the desecration of bodies of killed youth by Indian troops is highly condemnable and is considered a big offence under international laws.

A video, which appeared on social media on Thursday evening, shows the Indian soldiers posing for pictures with their feet upon the bodies of two youth after killing them in Nowgam area of Srinagar. The video was probably shot by one of the soldiers that killed the youth during a military operation. Continue reading