India urged to facilitate Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state-terrorism martyred 161 innocent Kashmiris including 4 women and 12 children during the outgoing year 2013.

According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, Indian paramilitary troopers and policemen destroyed 19 residential houses and structures, while 45 women were disgraced or molested by the men in uniform in the year. »

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Srinagar January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a leading rights campaigner in India called for an audit into funds New Delhi provides to the Himalayan region.

Swami Agnivesh, an Arya Samaj leader, said, India is pumping so much money in Kashmir and all this money goes into the coffers of vested interest groups. »

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Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Syed Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi has called upon India to pull out its troops and repeal all draconian laws from the territory to pave the way for settlement of the Kashmir dispute. »

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Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Valley remained cut off from the outside world as heavy snowfall forced closure of arterial Srinagar-Jammu highway and led to the cancellation of all flights going in and out of the summer capital of the territory.

The snowfall, which began in the wee hours of Tuesday also disrupted normal life in the Valley with authorities snapping electricity to many parts as a precautionary measure. »

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Srinagar, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) is preparing a detailed documentation regarding the gross human rights violations by Indian troops and police personnel for the over 20 years in the territory. »

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Islamabad, January 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state-terrorism martyred nine Kashmiris including a child in December 2013.

According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, 87 persons were subjected to severe torture and 170 civilians arrested while Indian paramilitary forces destroyed 5 residential houses and disgraced three women during the period. »

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Srinagar, December 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, several people were injured when Indian police resorted to brute force to disperse the people protesting against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for inconsistent water supply in Bhainch area of Poonch district. »

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Srinagar, December 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the police claimed to have arrested a trooper of Indian Central Industrial Security Force involved in the rape of a girl in Bhaderwah.

The Police said that the trooper identified as Dhyan Singh was absconding for the last one year. »

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Int’l community appealed to play role in Kashmir settlement

Srinagar, December 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has said that Kashmiris’ demand for right to self-determination in line with the relevant UN resolutions is just and legitimate.

Shabbir Ahmed Shah in his message to the envoys of different countries based in New Delhi on the eve of New Year said that Indian rulers instead of fulfilling the commitments made with the Kashmiri people vis-a-vis the resolution of Kashmir dispute had tried to quell their voice through military might. He said that this approach had endangered the peace of entire South Asia. Shabbir Shah demanded withdrawal of Indian troops from the occupied territory and settlement of the Kashmir dispute at the earliest. He also expressed the confidence that the New Year would rejuvenate Kashmiris’ will and strengthen their belief to pursue their liberation struggle. »

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Srinagar, December 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Sessions Court Kupwara has ruled that victims of Kunanposhpora mass rape case have right to be heard during the disposal of the revision petition filed by the Indian army. »

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Srinagar, December 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, has appealed to the European countries to play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Mukhtar Ahmed Waza in his message on the eve of the New Year wishing the European countries said that it was their moral responsibility to think about peace and prosperity of Kashmir, which at the end of this year continues to be the world’s oldest dispute. »

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Srinagar, December 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement (DPM), Firdous Ahmed Shah, has said that permanent peace in South Asia is not possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. »

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