Washington, June 10 (KMS): Observing that the two years of Narendra Modi-led Indian government have resulted in deterioration in human rights and religious freedom in India, the US-based human rights activists have called for making the issue as part of America’s regular dialogue with India.

The Asia Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch, John Sifton during a hearing on “Challenges & Opportunities: The Advancement of Human Rights in India” said, “Progress on human rights in India will continue to falter unless the Modi administration takes better steps to ensure justice and accountability for all citizens, protect vulnerable communities and protect the free exchange of ideas and dissent.” The hearing was organised by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. »

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United Nations (New York), June 10 (KMS): A high-ranking Swedish military official will be the new head of the United Nations Mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between Pakistan and India in Jammu and Kashmir.

Major General Per Gustaf Lodin, 59, also a logistics expert, has been appointed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the Chief Military Observer and Head of Mission for the United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) in India and Pakistan, the UN said in a statement. »

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Srinagar, June 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has said that the Kashmiri women have an important role in countering the agenda of RSS being implemented by the puppet administration of the territory.

The DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen, addressing a gathering of women in Pattan area of Baramulla said, it becomes imperative for the women of Kashmir to frustrate the plans of the Hindutva forces. “We have been struggling from the past seven decades and the seriousness of the present time demands that we fight this Indian aggression together as a nation,” she said. »

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Srinagar, June 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that a Delhi-based Hindu group backed by RSS is attempting to vitiate the communal harmony of the territory by planning a so-called yatra to a cave in Beerwah area of Budgam district.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said that the proposed yatra was an attempt to disturb the environment of occupied Kashmir and divert the attention of the people from the serious situations in the territory. He termed as ridiculous and silly a proposal by the Hindu group, Abhinav Gupta Shashaderi Samiti, to start pilgrimage to the cave on the pattern of Amarnath Yatra. »

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Hurriyet leadership to continue joint programmes

Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that communal forces of India backed by Sangh Parivar are hell-bent upon executing cultural aggression in the territory.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, was reacting to the announcement made by a Delhi-based group, Abhinavgupta Sheshadri Samiti, to organize a new yatra to a cave in Beerwah. He termed the move as a well-hatched conspiracy against communal harmony in the territory.

The Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in its statement said that anti-Kashmir policies of India were wrought with alarming consequences and intended at harming the collective interests of the people of Kashmir.

On the other hand, top Hurriyet leadership after a joint consultation meeting in Srinagar appealed to all imams and khatibs to sensitize masses against the anti-Kashmiri agenda being advanced by RSS-backed Indian government and its local collaborators. »

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Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt has said that Ishfaq Majeed Wani was a great leader who strived for the freedom of Kashmiris and sacrificed himself for the righteous cause.

Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt addressing a meeting in Srinagar on the martyrdom day of Ishfaq Majeed Wan who embraced martyrdom on third Ramazam in 1990, said that Kashmiri could never forget the struggle and services of this great soul.

While remembering the great martyr, he said that Ashfaq Majeed Wani was a born leader and a symbol of courage, fearlessness, passion and resistance against the false and injustice. »

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Islamabad, June 09 (KMS): The Hurriyet leaders of Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter in a meeting held in Islamabad, today, expressed profound grief and sorrow over the deaths of the father of Hurriyet leasers, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and brother of Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, who passes away in occupied Kashmir.

The participants of the meeting hailed the contribution of the deceased for the Kashmir cause and offered fateha for the departed souls.

Hurriyet leader, Narender Singh Khalsa also expressed views in the condolence meeting. »

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Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, 43 CCTV cameras have been installed at strategic points in and around central jail Srinagar. These cameras are in addition to 30 cameras installed already.

Inaugurating CCTV Control Room, the DGP Prisons, Shesh Paul Vaid said that the Control Room would facilitate effective surveillance.

Later, the DGP visited all the prisoners’ barracks and took stock of health care facilities available for the inmates. He also visited the jail kitchen and reformation centres.
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The DIG Prisons, Dr. M.S. Lone and other Officers were present on the occasion.

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Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, father of Handwara minor girl has submitted an application to the judicial magistrate of Handwara for registration of an FIR against molestation by the army man of 21 RR, police misconduct, illegal detention, intimidation and against the recording and circulation of the video of her daughter without her consent. »

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Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet administration has admitted that 96 Muslim families migrated from Jammu since 1990, obviously due to threats from fanatic Hindu organizations.

The puppet Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari in a written reply to a query told the so-called Assembly that besides 412 Muslims, dozens of Sikh families were also registered as migrants. »

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Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet administration has disclosed that around 2,710 kanals of Wakf land are under the illegal occupation of Army and paramilitary forces in the territory.

The puppet minister for Hajj and Auqaf, Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, replying to a question in the so-called assembly said that the Army and other paramilitary forces had illegally occupied 2,710 kanals and 16 marlas of Wakf land in the territory. »

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Srinagar, June 09 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, remembering Ishfaq Majeed Wani, said that Ishfaq was a youth icon and the symbol of Kashmiri movement.

Javaid Ahmad Mir addressing a meeting to commemorate the anniversary of Ishfaq Majeed Wani, who sacrificed his life on the third of Ramazan in 1990, said, “Ishfaq Majeed Wani was a great leader who strived for the right to self-determination of Kashmiri people.” The people of Kashmir can never forget the struggle and services of this great person, he added. »

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