Yasin Malik leads big anti-India rally in Srinagar

Mirwaiz urges India to shun military approach on Kashmir

Srinagar, September 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, led a big rally in Srinagar, today, to express solidarity with the thousands of Kashmiris languishing in different jails and police stations.

The rally held at Janab Sahib in Soura area of Srinagar was also aimed at registering protest against the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The participants of the rally chanted high-pitched slogans “We want freedom” and “Go India go back”. Continue reading

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Three civilians killed in blast, troops’ firing in IOK

UN urged to settle Kashmir dispute for global peace

Srinagar, September 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three civilians including a woman, Pinki Kaur, were killed and 28 others injured in a blast and indiscriminate firing of pellets and bullets by Indian troops in Tral area of Pulwama district, today.

The blast had occurred at a bus stand when the cavalcade of a puppet minister, Nayeem Akhtar, was passing through the area. It could not be ascertained whether the killings occurred in the blast or in the random firing by Indian troops. Continue reading

JRL expresses concern over torturing of Kashmiri detainees

India cannot suppress Kashmiris’ struggle through use of force

Srinagar, September 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has expressed serious concern over the subjecting of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists to physical and mental torture in different jails of India and the occupied territory.
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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

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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Gilani denounces divide-and-rule policy in IOK

Srinagar, September 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has flayed the puppet coalition regime for their divide-and-rule policy, asking it to desist from stirring communal sentiments in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Interference and meddling in religious matters is a serious matter” and denounced the lockdown of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, and barring the devotees from offering prayers. He said, “Such actions cannot be justified.”

Terming the prevailing situation in the occupied territory horrendous, Gilani said, “Imperialistic and tyrannical forces for their political gains always exploit situations and instigate and promote infighting among different ethnic sections in society.” Continue reading

JRL seeks meaningful dialogue for Kashmir settlement

Indian troops martyr two Kashmiri youth in Kupwara

Srinagar, September 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that Kashmir is not a territorial dispute but a human and political issue, which can be settled through dialogue among Pakistan, India and the genuine Kashmiri leadership.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued after a meeting at the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Gilani said that Hurriyat leadership was not averse to a sincere, meaningful and result-oriented dialogue for resolution of the lingering dispute. However, they deplored that instead of creating conducive environment for such a process, India is focused on upgrading the police apparatus and enhancing military power by providing war-headed helicopters for use against the Kashmiri people who raise voice for their right to self-determination. The leaders said that this military approach was resulting in continued killings, maiming, blinding and injuring of people while political activists had been jailed and peaceful political activities had been prohibited. In this grim situation of oppression, they said, India’s rhetoric to hold talks for permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute is an excuse to flee from the table of negotiations and put the onus on the resistance leadership. Continue reading

Pro-India parties playing with Kashmiris’ sentiments

Delhi court extends Shabbier Shah’s judicial remand

Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that pro-India Kashmiri political parties are exploiting the sentiments of innocent people to remain in power.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the subjugated people of Kashmir were suffering because of hypocritical behaviour of these double dealers. He said that pro-freedom leaders were repeatedly summoned and detained by India’s National Investigation Agency because of their unflinching support to the Kashmir cause.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing an executive meeting of the forum in Srinagar, today, welcomed the Amnesty International’s report that calls for immediate ban on shotguns, trial of forces’ personnel in civilian courts and rehabilitation and compensation for victims in the occupied territory. The meeting denounced the cordon and search operations and raids on the houses of resistance leaders, activists, lawyers and traders. Mirwaiz asked for settlement of the Kashmir dispute in the interest of lives of millions of people in South Asia. Continue reading

CRPF statement on pellet use misleading: Amnesty

Forces violating international standards in Kashmir: Rai

Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): The Amnesty International has said that the Indian government and local authorities in occupied Kashmir have failed to give any concrete assurance about complete ban on the use of pellet guns in the territory.

Aakar Patel, Executive Director of the Amnesty International, addressing a press conference in Srinagar said the crowd control measures adopted by the police and paramilitary forces in Kashmir violate international standards.

He said the government claims that pellet gun is not lethal, but the injuries and deaths caused by this “cruel weapon bear testimony to how dangerous, inaccurate and indiscriminate it is.”

“There is no proper way to use pellet-firing. It is irresponsible of authorities to continue to the use of pellet guns despite being aware of the damage they do,” Patel said. Continue reading