Hurriyet leaders seek probe into abuses by UN team

Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has called upon India to revoke the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which provides immunity to the personnel of armed forces involved in human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

The Amnesty in a damning report called for an independent and impartial inquiry into cases of abuse. The 72-page report said that the sweeping powers enjoyed by troops under the black law had led to a cycle of impunity for rights violations in the troubled region. It observed that not a single trooper was tried in a civilian court for violating human rights in Kashmir. The report documented the obstacles to justice for victims and highlighted how the Indian government’s response to reports on rights abuses had failed to deliver justice for victims and families. »

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Rajasthan, July 02 (KMS): The district administration has banned the use of Pakistani SIM cards in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan state in western India.

According to Kashmir Media Service, an official, quoting the district Collector and Magistrate, Vishwa Mohan Sharma’s order, said that Mobile towers installed in Pakistan’s border have strong signal connectivity with its local SIM and hence it was necessary to ban it with immediate effect.

No person in Jaisalmer district would be allowed to use Pak SIM, the order added.

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Mirpur, July 02 (KMS): Hurriyet leader and the Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), Abdul Majeed Malik has said that the Indian government has accelerated its atrocities on the Muslims in Jammu and wants to repeat the 1947 massacre in the region. »

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Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) observed black day to protest against the continued suspension of its president Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan. »

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yousuf naqash-02julySrinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash today held a silent protest in Srinagar against the use of lethal pellet and pepper gas on peaceful protesters. »

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Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders have called upon India to allow a UN team to conduct investigation into human right violations as a result of enforced draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the territory.

The leaders including Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Mohammad Yousuf Mir and Maulvi Bashir Ahmad in their separate statements in Srinagar lauded the recently-released Amnesty International’s report on HR violations in Kashmir. They said that India was shielding the perpetrators of rights abuses in Kashmir. »

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Jammu, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, representatives of various organizations and khateebs of different mosques have warmed the puppet administration of forceful agitation against the ongoing anti-Muslim activities by fanatic Hindus in Jammu.

The participants at a meeting which was presided by Mohammad Sharif Sartaj in Jammu discussed the current situation of the territory. The meeting pledged that any kind of anti-Muslim activities would not be tolerated in the region. »

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Jammu, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two-month long Amarnath Yatra began in Jammu with the first batch of 1280 yatris drawn from different parts of India left for the cave situated at an altitude of 3888 meters in Islamabad district under tight security arrangements. »

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Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, human rights defender group, ‘Voice of Victims’ has asked India to disclose the whereabouts of disappeared persons and implement the recommendations of Universal Periodic Review-2 (UPR2) and ratify world human rights regulations to protect people from enforced disappearances. »

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New Delhi, July 01 (KMS): The Amnesty International has said that twenty-five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that gives the Indian army sweeping powers in Jammu and Kashmir, the law continues to feed a cycle of impunity for rights violations.

The Amnesty in its new report quoted the words of the relative of a martyred saying, “If the army knew that they would be charged and will have to go to court and be prosecuted, they would think ten times before they pull their triggers on an innocent… The AFSPA is like a bank cheque from the government of India to kill innocents like my nephew.”

Mohammad Amin Magray, whose nephew Javaid Ahmad was killed by Indian forces in 2003, told Amnesty how the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) – currently in force in Jammu and Kashmir – has impacted people’s lives in the region. »

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UNHRC told about unsafe future of IOK students

Srinagar, July 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism and their agents in disguise martyred 15 Kashmiris during the last month of June.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, of those martyred one civilian was killed in custody. During the period, 188 people were injured in brute use of force by Indian troops and police personnel on peaceful protesters while 416 persons including Hurriyet leaders and activists were arrested. »

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Srinagar, July 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the condolence meetings held by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front for deceased mother of liberation leaders, Shakil Ahmad Bakhshi and Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and martyr Shariq Ahmad Bakhshi ended at Bemina in Srinagar, today. She had passed away on June 29.

During last three days, thousands of people from every walk of life participated in the condolence meetings. Speakers while praying for the heavenly abode of the deceased paid rich tributes to the Bakhshi family for their sacrifices for the Kashmir cause. »

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