New Delhi, Aug 28 (KMS): Various civil society groups organized a candlelight vigil at Rajghat in Delhi to express solidarity with Kashmiris facing unrelenting brutalities at the hands of Indian forces for demanding their inalienable right to self-determiantion.

Civil societies including Khudai Khidmatgar, People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), National Movements Front, Loksamithi, Socialist Yuva Jan Sabha, Delhi Pradesh Sarvodaya Mandal, Citizens for Democracy in Delhi jointly held the event. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and APHC leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash have appreciated the Pakistan’s move to send its envoys to different countries to highlight the Kashmir dispute and expose the ongoing Indian aggression in the territory.
Aasiya Andrabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “This is a welcome step taken by the Pakistan government. Pakistan has always highlighted the Kashmir issue and what people here have been facing under the forcible control of Kashmir. Once again it is Pakistan which is making all efforts to help the oppressed Kashmiris by taking our voices to the international community.” »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF), Nayeem Ahmad Khan, has said that Kashmiris are fighting for referendum adding that their aspirations cannot be trampled by brutal tactics being used by India.

Nayeem Khan said in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Time and again Indian myth that Kashmir is a law and order problem has been busted and it has been proven that it is an issue of peoples urge and movement for referendum.”

He condemned the civilian killings by Indian forces and paid glowing tributes to all martyrs of Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Rajouri, Poonch and other adjoining areas observed a shutdown against the civilian killings in Kashmir and to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, where 86 people have been killed in forces’ action during the  pat 50 days .

The strike call was given by clerick yesterday during Friday prayers. In Rajouri town, all the business establishments of Muslim community remained closed and public transport was off the road.

Many private schools had announced holiday in view of the shutdown call while attendance of employees in government offices remained thin.

Talking to media persons, Maulana Farooq Ahmad people from every walk of life supported the strike call. “We demand that civilian killings should be stopped forewith” Moulvi Farooq said. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in a surprising development, Radio Kashmir Srinagar went off the air yesterday and consequently several programs could not be broadcast.

Media reports said that this is for the first time that Radio Kashmir Srinagar went off the air, and the incident happened before the scheduled march called by joint Hurriyet leadership to government-run radio and TV stations. »

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Srinagar, August 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international rights body, has urged Indian authorities to investigate each incident where ammunition, including pellets, were used to determine if the use of force was proportionate.

HRW South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly in an interview with a Srinagar-based English daily said “de facto impunity prevails for the government forces in Kashmir.” She said, “For too long, inquiries are ordered, but we see no outcome. It is for this reason we have been calling for the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and other laws that provide immunity from prosecution.”

Ganguly said, “There are repeated allegations that riot-control guns which fire pellets instead of live ammunition were not used properly, leading to severe injuries, even deaths,” she said, adding that even bystanders were injured. »

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New Delhi, August 22 (KMS): The Supreme Court of India, today, observed that Kashmir has to be resolved politically and everything could not be managed in judicial parameters.

The Indian apex court observed this while hearing a plea on Kashmir situation, asking Solicitor General to let petitioner Bhim Singh meet Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and express his suggestions and complaints.

“This issue has various dimensions and therefore should be dealt with politically. Everything can’t be managed in judicial parameters, observes the court.

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Srinagar, August 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a day after a teenager was killed by Indian armed forces during peaceful protest demonstrations in Srinagar, the authorities intensified curfew and other restrictions on the 45th consecutive day, today, in the territory.

Irfan Ahmad, 17, from Fateh Kadal area of old Srinagar city was killed by Indian forces in Malarata area on Sunday evening.
Ahmad was hit in the chest with a tear smoke shell. Doctors said that he was brought dead in the hospital. With the teenager’s death, the toll in the ongoing Intifada has risen to 83. »

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Srinagar, August 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a prayer leader was ruthlessly beaten by Indian army men on Srinagar-Kupwara road when he was returning home in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, today.

Qari Naseer Ahmad Sheikh, 28, a resident of Halmatpora area of Kupwara, is being treated for his injuries at Sub-district hospital Kupwara, his family members said.

Sheikh was returning home from Khanqah-e-Moula area of Srinagar where he leads prayers at a mosque when he was asked to get down from a vehicle by army men of 21 RR near Fruit Mandi on Sopore Bye-pass on Srinagar-Kupwara road. »

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Srinagar, August 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of people raising pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans attended protest rallies in Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad and other districts of the territory.

People from several villages of Pulwama had assembled in Parigam area of the district to participate in pro-freedom rally. The participants were on trucks, buses, cars and were on foot to join the rally. High-pitched slogans in favor of freedom were being raised, while green flags were being hoisted. »

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Srinagar, August 20 (KMS): Kashmiri students staying in southern Indian state of Karnataka have said that the activists of extremist Hindu organization, Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP), area harassing them and are instigating common people of the state against the students and businessmen from occupied Kashmir.

“We are feeling insecure here. A few days back some ABVP activists backed by RSS and BJP threatened a Kashmiri of dire consequences at Sanjaynagar in Bangalore. The irony is that police is scared of these activists,” a Kashmiri businessman from Bangalore told a Srinagar-based wire agency. »

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Srinagar, August 20 (KMS): Kashmiri students staying in southern Indian state of Karnataka have said that the activists of extremist Hindu organization, Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad, have been harassing them and are instigating common people of the state against the students and businessmen from occupied Kashmir. »

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