Toronto, July 16 (KMS): Hundreds of Canadians from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the struggle of the long-oppressed Kashmiri people at a conference in Toronto on July 15.

Organized by the Friends of Kashmir Committee Canada, the conference paid tribute to Burhan Wani on the first anniversary of his martyrdom. The conference also recalled the first uprising of the Kashmiri people on July 13, 1931 against Dogra raj.

The wide array of speakers from different walks of Canadian life included Sid LaCombe of the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA), Canadian broadcaster Phil Taylor of the Taylor Report, Dr Ali Mallah, former vice president of the Canadian Arab Federation, Ken Stone, a former academic and member of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, and Lord Nazir Ahmed from England.

Mr. LaCombe pledged to put the Kashmir issue at the centre of Canadian politics. »

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Srinagar, June 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, amid growing chorus against Goods and Services Tax (GST), Kashmir’s prominent trade bodies and civil society members have threatened to launch a civil disobedience movement if the puppet regime goes ahead with implementing the new tax law.

Addressing a roundtable conference in Srinagar on the GST issue, former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi said that occupied Kashmir would lose its law-making powers on taxation matters once the GST was implemented. The Indian Parliament would then make laws on indirect taxes for Jammu and Kashmir and the GST Council would decide on tax rates for us, he said. »

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Geneva, June 20 (KMS): Kashmiri representative, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, has drawn attention of the world community towards the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi addressing the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that the Vienna Declaration confirmed the universality of the human rights. He said that the plight of women in the conflict situations especially in the territories under occupation including occupied Kashmir needed the attention of the Council on priority. »

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Geneva, June 15 (KMS): Kashmiri representatives, Shamim Shawl and Hassan Al-Banaa, have drawn the attention of the international community towards the gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian police and troops in occupied Kashmir.

Shamim Shawl addressing the ongoing 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva informed the audience of the victimization of the Kashmiri youth by Indian forces to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement. »

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Oslo, May 24 (KMS): Norwegian Foreign Minister, Børge Brende, while replying to a motion on the Kashmir dispute, has stressed the need for a dialogue between Pakistan and India to settle it amicably.

The Norwegian Parliament debated the Kashmir dispute on the adjournment motion tabled by Knut Arild Hareide, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (KrF). »

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Srinagar, May 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held a seminar in Srinagar, today, in connection with the Martyrdom Week to pay homage to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.

The puppet authorities put Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Shahid-ul-Islam under house arrest to prevent them from addressing the seminar titled “Resolution of Kashmir issue – Prelude to peace, guarantee to stability”. »

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Srinagar, May 15 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Working President of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Jahangir Ghani Butt has said that Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and yet to be settled according to the will of Kashmiri people.

Jahangir Ghani Butt addressing party activists in Sopore and Langate areas of North Kashmir said India should shun its hegemonic approach and take steps for the resolution of Kashmir dispute as it is directly linked to the peace and stability of the region. »

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