New Delhi, July 19 (KMS): The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has expressed concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir for over a week which has resulted in over three dozen deaths and injuring of hundreds of innocent youth by Indian forces to overcome the upsurge following the killing of a Kashmiri mujahid commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

The SDPI General Secretary, Elyas Thumbe in a statement issued in New Delhi said that Kashmir dispute was never a law and order issue but a political problem which needed a political solution. There were many factors, including the RSS-BJP plans of enforcing demographic changes that contributed to the current situation in the Kashmir Valley, he said. »

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Beijing, July 19 (KMS): China has expressed serious concern over killing of innocent people by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang in a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry website said that China was concerned about the casualties in Kashmir which began on July 9, a day after a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander was killed by Indian forces. »

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rally ajkMuzaffarabad, July 19 (KMS): A protest rally was organized in Muzaffarabad against the killings of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

Besides Hurriyet leaders and civil society members, political, religious and social activists participated in the rally.

The participants condemned the brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied territory and expressed solidarity with those families whose kith and kin were killed by the forces’ personnel. The participants of the rally held a march up to press club. »

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Srinagar, July 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has announced to hold a peaceful sit-in protest in front of the Indian Parliament from July 21 against the brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied territory.

Engineer Abdur Rasheed addressing a press conference in Srinagar said, not only that the forces have been given a free hand to kill Kashmiris by bullets, pellet guns and by continued strict curfew, but they have reduced the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, to the level of a Dak-runner, as nothing is in her hands and police and other bureaucrats are receiving direct instructions from Indian Home Ministry. »

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Islamabad, July 19 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and abroad are observing the Accession to Pakistan Day, today, with a renewed pledge to continue the struggle for freedom from Indian occupation and complete merger of Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan.

It was on this day in 1947 that the Kashmiris adopted a historic resolution from the platform of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar, demanding accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in accordance with the Partition Plan, two-nation theory and the aspirations of the people of the territory. »

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By Sajjad Shaukat

Every year, Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and Pakistan including rest of the world celebrate July 19 as the Day of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan, as on this very day in 1947, the historical resolution was adopted by the by the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Abi Guzar, Srinagar during an emergency convention at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan. It was presided over by Chaudhry Hamid Ullah Khan, and the resolution was presented by Khawaja Ghulam-ud-Din Wani and Abdul Rahim Wani, with 59 prominent leaders in attendance. »

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577594068Death toll in Kashmir’s latest Intifada rises to 48

Srinagar, July 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada has risen to 48 with the killing of another woman by Indian troops.

The troops fired upon the protesters in Churath area of Qazigund on Monday evening in which two civilians, Showkat Ahmed Yatoo and Sada Bano, were killed on the spot and several others including Neelofar Jaan and her 8-year-old son, Aqib Fayaz, were injured.

Nelofer Jaan, who was shifted to Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar in a critical condition, succumbed to her injuries this morning. »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two civilians, including a woman and injured seven others in Kulgam district, today.

The troops killed these civilians identified as Showkat Ahmed Yatoo and Sada Bano in Qazigund area of the district. »

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Islamabad, July 18 (KMS): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and abroad will observe Accession to Pakistan Day tomorrow with a renewed pledge to continue the struggle for freedom from the Indian occupation.

It was on this day in 1947 that the Kashmiris adopted a historic resolution from the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar, demanding accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in accordance with the Partition Plan, two-nation theory and the aspirations of the people of the territory . »

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Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have said there will be a complete shutdown tomorrow and on Wednesday and July 20 will be observed as Black Day.

The leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that on July 21 shutdown will continue till 2:00 pm. Their will again be a complete shutdown on Friday the 21st of July and post Friday prayers peaceful protest will be held in all mosques across the state. »

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canada protestToronto, July 18 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadians from all walks of life gathered outside the Indian Consulate in Toronto on July 16 denouncing Indian army crimes against innocent Kashmiris. Organized by the Friends of Kashmir, Canada, the rally attracted Canadians of different backgrounds including many of Kashmiri and Pakistani origins but also a large number of Sikhs and other Canadians.

They not only raised slogans against Indian crimes but speakers also drew attention to the decades-long oppression of Kashmiris by the brutal Indian army. It was repeatedly emphasized that Kashmir is not part of India and has never been.

There are several UN Security Council resolutions calling for a referendum in Kashmir. When the Indian army first occupied the state in October 1947, Indian rulers promised to respect the wishes of the people but as they tightened their grip on Kashmir, they backed out of this pledge given not only to the people of Kashmir but also the entire world. »

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Joint protest calendar announced
Srinagar, July 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the short of essential commodities has hit the Valley as curfew remained in place in all 10 districts across the territory for the 10th consecutive day, today.

curfew in kashmir 10th dayAll communication contacts with the outside world remained severed due to the continued blockade of internet and phone services since killing of Hizubl Mujahideen commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani on July 8. So far, as many as 45 people have been killed and over 3500 injured in firing by Indian troops on the protesters. The closure of all roads including the Srinagar-Jammu highway has made the access to commodities almost impossible for the already curfew-hit people of Kashmir. The situation in Baramulla and Kupwara districts is more grim where people are cut off from rest of the territory.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in their joint statement, today, issued a calendar of protests for three days starting from tomorrow against the killings. The statement appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown tomorrow and day after as black day. The strike will be observed on Thursday and Friday, as well. »

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