New Delhi, July 14 (KMS): Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that nearly 50 percent of total 186 rights violations complaints have been received from occupied Kashmir over last four years.

In reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application by Common Wealth Human Right Initiative (CHRI), the Home Ministry’s data indicates that Jammu and Kashmir accounted for almost 50 percent of the human rights violations complaints in various categories under Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). »

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Police arrest Muhammad Yasin Malik in Shopian

Srinagar, June 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned Indian forces’ crackdown operations against civilians saying that Kashmiri people are being harassed in all possible way.

The resistance leadership in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that raids and crackdowns had become a regular feature in the occupied territory and the people of Kashmir were being held hostage for hours by Indian troops on gunpoint. The leaders ridiculing the statement of police chief that crackdown at Lal Chowk was a part of routine drill said that Indian forces had no respect for civilian rights. The leaders urged international human rights organizations to take notice of occupational forces’ inhuman treatment towards the Kashmiri people. »

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Geneva, June 09 (KMS): The United Nations is witnessing quick developments on Kashmir conflict. The latest is the floating of a proposal to appoint a UN Special Representative for Jammu and Kashmir. The move is in its initial stages. Several countries are involved in private discussions on the proposal, and a lot depends on Pakistan’s ability to leverage its influence.

The Kashmiri delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has requested the world’s top rights body to appoint a Special Representative for Jammu and Kashmir, another step that increases diplomatic pressure on India in the seven-decades-old Kashmir dispute. »

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New Delhi, June 07 (KMS): The Modi-led Indian government has given a free hand to its army to unleash a killing spree in occupied Kashmir, a report published on a defence news portal said.

The report said, “The army is going for the kill” and added that “The Army won’t be bogged down by political interference while dealing with the situation in the Valley”. »

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Srinagar, June 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their continued acts of state terrorism, martyred twenty eight (28) Kashmiris during the last month of May.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, today, of those martyred three (3) were killed in different fake encounters.

The killings rendered nine (9) women widowed and thirty three (33) children orphaned. »

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Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an unknown fear continues to haunt the women, particularly young girls, of Shopian town since the incident of rape and murder of two young women, Aasiya and Neelofar, by Indian men in uniform in May 2009.

The locals while talking to media said that they were waiting for justice in the double rape and murder tragedy as the perpetrators of the crime were roaming freely. “We fear to go outside alone as same tragedy may happen with us,” said Iqba Shafi, a teenage girl perusing her studies at Degree College Shopian. »

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Srinagar, May 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops killed two elderly civilians along the Line of Control in Uri area of Kupwara district after dubbing them as mujahideen, media reports said.

Gravediggers and locals while belying the Indian army’s claim told media that the slain men were civilians, who were well into their eighties. The gravediggers were forced to quietly bury the deceased in the darkness of the night. »

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New Delhi, May 29 (KMS): Frustrated by the unending anti-India uprising in occupied Kashmir, New Delhi has come up with the idea of re-opening cases, falsely registered against resistance leaders decades ago.

For this purpose India has ordered its investigating agencies Central Bureau of Investigation and the National Investigation Agency to persistently file charge-sheets in courts in cases, concocted against resistance leaders in late 1980s and early 1990s. »

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Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a paper presented at a seminar in Srinagar while describing Jammu and Kashmir as one of the most dangerous flashpoints of the world has pointed out that the overall situation in the Kashmir Valley is a mess, civil administration has broken down and essential services has crumbled.

The paper was read out at an event organized by Centre for Peace and Progress at a local hotel in Srinagar by I D Khajuria, a functionary of the School for Nature-Human studies, Kolkata. It said that India was seeking resolution of the Kashmir dispute through military means. »

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