Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership issued fresh protest calendar till 24 November today.
The calendar includes one Day Azadi Convention, solidarity with LoC march from Azad Kashmir on Thursday and Freedom March on Friday.
Following is the protest program: »

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APHC describes Indian forces as beasts in uniform

Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, normal life remained affected in the Valley for the 131st consecutive day, today, due to the strike against illegal Indian occupation and the ongoing Indian brutalities in the territory.

Shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut, while traffic was off the road in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley. Schools, colleges and universities also remained closed. The joint Hurriyet leadership had called for anti-India strike, today.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference in a statement issued in Srinagar condemned the recent killing of a 21-year old youth Rizwan and shelling on his funeral procession by Indian forces. It said that Indian forces recognized as the beasts and rogues in uniform were killing Kashmiris by bullets and pellets and even crushing them to death with their vehicles. »

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Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

While the hullabaloo over Modi’s rise on the international stage has been on the verge of being a circus, with all the elephants of trade on parade, it is a distraction from the recent collective beating of chests being put on by joint Naval forces of India, the United States and Japan in the South China Sea, called Exercise Malabar, an annual event since 1992 bilaterally between India and the U.S. Japan joined just last year. It has been held in previous years in the Indian Ocean and other areas closer to home for India. But the hegemonic ambitions of this odd couple now reflects the deepening commitment the two countries have made to sharing a strategic military alignment against China for dominance in South and Southeast Asia.

A 2011 report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Defense on U.S.-India Security Cooperation explains clearly the focus and intensity of military cooperation between the two countries. “Our defense relationship,” it states, “involves a robust slate of dialogues, military exercises, defense trade, personnel exchanges, and armaments cooperation.” “U.S.-India military exercises have grown dramatically in size, scope and sophistication. We now have regular exercises across all services that help to deepen our military and defense relationships.” »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian police man was killed in an attack in Baramulla district.

The slain policeman belonged to Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Indian police. He has been identified as Mohammad Shafi. The policeman was killed at Marwal Zaloora in Sopore area of the district. »

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Jammu, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, speakers of a seminar have called upon India to immediately stop killings in the territory.

The speakers while addressing an event organized at village Bari Darhal in Rajouri also condemned the statement of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu Rashtra. Those who addressed the function included Maulana Ghulam Rasool, and Maulana Younis and others. »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): Indian essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra has said that Indian forces have conducted a brutal campaign in Kashmir in which around a hundred people have been killed and thousands injured including children since July, this year.

Pankaj Mishra in a write-up in The New York Times also wrote about Modi’s ascendency to power and how he behaved as an opportunistic manipulator of disaffection with little to offer apart from the pornography of power and a bogus fantasy of machismo. »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Anjuman Shari Shian President Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi taking a dig at RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s assertions that India is a Hindu Rashtra, has said that these remarks have utterly exposed the fictitious character of so-called secular India.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement in Srinagar said that the remarks of Mohan Bhagwat were aimed at harassing and scaring the Muslim population of India. »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, desperate to appear in the class 10 examinations that started, yesterday, Faisal Ahmad could not make it due to severe pellet injuries in both eyes that left him half-blind.

Indian forces fired dozens of pellets in his eyes on August 24 in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A resident of Karimabad village in Pulwama, 15-year old Faisal is sad while sitting in his home on the day of his examinations. He said he wept when his friends went for exams, but he could not go, because of blindness. »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, economic experts and business leaders hitting out at Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar have said that stone-pelting in the territory was spontaneous and it only took place when Indian armed forces resisted peaceful protests.

Shakeel Qalander, who is a member of civil society group Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), in a statement in Srinagar said, “By blowing the black money and uprising funding trumpet, Parrikar is resorting to rhetoric. Defence Minister is naïve in connecting stone pelting with demonetization.” »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference while condemning the killing of a 21-year old Rizwan and shelling on the funeral procession has said that blood thirst of Indian forces is not quenched only by killing Kashmiris by bullets and pellets, but they are also crushing youth with their vehicles.

The APHC in a statement issued in Srinagar said the forces use every method and occasion for the bloodshed of innocents. “Force against the mourners is used by the rude forces and in arrogance of power they molest their own legal and ethical norms and are recognized as the beasts and rogues in uniform.” »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat has said that India should quit Kashmir at the earliest and withdraw its troops from the territory.

DeM General Secretary Nahida Nasreen in a statement reiterated that the resolution of Kashmir was only possible through implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions. »

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Srinagar, November 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Ummat-e-Islami Chairman, Qazi Yasir has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of political prisoners lodged in different jails outside the Kashmir Valley.

Qazi Yasir in a statement warned authorities of serious repercussions against deteriorating health of the illegally party leader Moulana Sarjan Barkati. “The families of prisoners are unable to visit them outside Kashmir because of financial problems. He demanded shifting of illegally detained prisoners to the Valley immediately. »

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