Protests, rallies, sit-ins held on World Rights Day in IOK


Srinagar, December 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, on the occasion of World Human Rights Day, today, Kashmir witnessed protests, rallies, sit-ins, marches, seminars, meetings and signature campaigns to record their protest against the rights violations by India in the territory.Protests were held by various pro-freedom groups and social organizations. Protestors demanded an immediate end to rights abuses and restoration of ...

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India cracks down on Hurriyat leaders ahead of Modi visit

Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Security forces have detained nearly 400 Kashmiri separatists to prevent them marching in protest during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Saturday, police said, raising tension in the disputed territory. Modi is making his first trip this year to Kashmir where militant violence continues, although it is nowhere near the level of the 1990s when armed revolt against Indian rule ...

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Modi pledges $12bn in relief and development for Kashmir

Modi Visit

SRINAGAR: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged 800 billion rupees in funds to bolster development and economic growth in India-held Kashmir, a year after the worst flooding in more than a century destroyed half a million homes there.   Addressing several thousand people in a cricket stadium in Srinagar, Modi said he wanted to go beyond helping flood victims. He ...

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Crackdown in Kashmir ahead of Modi’s visit

Syed Ali Shah Geelani

SRINAGAR: Authorities ordered a curfew in parts of India-held Kashmir on Friday after hundreds of activists were arrested on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed region. In the main city of Srinagar shops and schools remained shut, university exams were cancelled for the day and public transport was suspended as hundreds of police and paramilitary ...

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Protester killed in Indian Occupied Kashmir after Modi visit

Held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A protester was killed during clashes with government forces Saturday in Indian-administered Kashmir hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the disputed region, police said. “The boy was injured in clashes with security forces and died on way to hospital,” Javaid Gillani, inspector general of the police, told AFP. The day was marred with minor clashes; however, the unrest intensified ...

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Six injured in cross-border firing in Shakargarh sector: Punjab Rangers


SIALKOT: At least six people were reported injured during an exchange of fire between Punjab Rangers and Indian Border Forces across the Working Boundary in Shakargarh sector on Sunday. Punjab Rangers sources say cross-border firing has occurred intermittently throughout the night in the Kothaychak, Booraychak and Makwaal areas. Two people belonging to one family were injured in Makwal and transported ...

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Shiv Sena activists storm BCCI HQ over Shaharyar-Manohar meeting


MUMBAI: Activists of India’s far-right political group Shiv Sena attacked the headquarters of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday, just before Pakistan Cri­cket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan was to meet BCCI chief Shashank Manohar to discuss a bilateral series in December, NDTV reported. According to the report, Sena activists crashed through the gates of ...

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Unidentified men attack Muslim lawmaker from IHK with ink


NEW DELHI: In the second attack within a fortnight, an independent Muslim lawmaker from India-held Kashmir, Engineer Rashid, had ink thrown on him by three unidentified men in New Delhi on Monday, according to Indian media reports. “People talk of Talibanisation of Pakistan, look what is happening in India… They are mentally ill. 80,000 people have died in Kashmir, putting ...

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RAW may try to kill PM, warns Punjab govt

Raw Plans To Kill Hafiz Saeed & Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: The Punjab home department said on Saturday it had received intelligence reports warning that RAW could carry out attempts on the lives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. An official of the home department said on Saturday the warning was received two days ago that RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), India’s intelligence ...

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FO summons Indian envoy to raise concern over Samjhauta Express issue

Samjhota Express

ISLAMABAD: The Acting Deputy High Commissioner of India, Raghuram, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday to express concern over the cancellation of operation of Samjhauta Express on Thursday, it has been learnt. The Foreign Office spokesman said that the cancellation of Samjhauta Express caused inconvenience to more than 200 passengers from Pakistan and India. “Pakistan government has ...

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Two more arrested in India after murder over beef rumours

Protests in India

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Saturday arrested two more suspects in a mob murder of a Muslim man over rumours he had eaten beef, as debate mounted over communal intolerance under the Hindu nationalist government. Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, was dragged from his house on the outskirts of the capital and beaten to death by around 100 people on Monday night ...

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Dossiers of Indian hand in terrorism handed over to UN chief: Aziz

Pak Dossiers

JALALABAD: The Afghan Taliban on Friday claimed to have shot down a C-130 military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, with the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) confirming that 11 people including six United States (US) soldiers were killed in the crash. Nato did not confirm the cause of the crash but it comes as Afghan forces — backed by Nato special ...

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Yasin Malik, other leaders arrested in IoK

Yasin Malik

OCCUPIED SRINAGAR: Indian police have arrested the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, along with several party leaders and activists in Occupied Srinagar, today (Friday).   According to Kashmir Media Service, the police arrested Yasin Malik, Showkat Ahmed Bakhshi, Mushtaq Ahmed Dar, Bashir Ahmed Kashmiri, Muhammad Ameen Mugloo and others from Zakoora area of Srinagar when ...

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