1.4M people give up phones in Indian Kashmir

Tue 18 February 2020: Due to the internet shutdown and communications blockade, telecom companies have lost 1.4 million subscribers in Indian-administered Kashmir, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The data accessed by Anadolu Agency shows that through last November, the telecom sector recorded negative growth of 12.59% in the region, with 1.46 […]

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ERDOĞAN SAYS KASHMIR AS IMPORTANT TO TURKEY AS IT IS TO PAKISTAN

Fri 14 February 2020: The issue of Kashmir is as important to Turkey as it is to Pakistan, Turkey’s president said on Monday. “The Kashmir problem can be solved not by conflict or oppression, but on the basis of justice and equity,” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Pakistan’s National Assembly and Senate during his official visit […]

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US SENATORS REQUEST ASSESSMENT ON KASHMIR ISSUE

Thu 13 February 2020: Bipartisan group of senators say India’s steps threaten rights of certain religious minorities, secular character of state Four U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to provide assessments on India’s crackdown in Kashmir, weeks before President Donald Trump’s visit to New Delhi. In a letter addressed to Secretary of State […]

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TRUMP OFFERS TO ‘HELP’ INDIA, PAKISTAN ON KASHMIR DISPUTE

Wed 22 January 2020: Pakistan has sought US help in resolving Kashmir issue but India has baulked at the idea of mediation. US President Donald Trump has reiterated an offer to help mediate between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, a move welcomed by Pakistan but which its neighbour has rejected in […]

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KASHMIRI PANDITS JOIN RESISTANCE CELEBRATIONS AT SHAHEEN BAGH

Tue 21 January 2020: Shaheen Bagh, a Muslim majority locality in south Delhi, has become a symbol of the huge protests across India against the government’s citizenship proposals. On Sunday evening despite a harsh winter, thousands of people raising slogans of freedom gathered here to celebrate Jashn-e Shaheen (Evening of Kings, an evening of poetry […]

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PAKISTANI FM HIGHLIGHTS PLIGHT OF KASHMIRIS AT WASHINGTON DC EVENT

Fri 17 January 2020: If Kashmir issue is not addressed, crisis there has the potential to become a flashpoint between India and Pakistan Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi used an event Thursday hosted by a think tank in Washington, D.C. to call attention to the plight of the Kashmiri people, who have been under […]

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UN HOLDS KASHMIR TALKS AMID ONGOING CONCERNS

Thu 16 January 2020: United Nations Security Council members held rare talks on the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday amid ongoing concerns over the flashpoint between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. After the meeting, senior Russian diplomat Dmitry Polyanskiy said the 15-nation body had discussed the contentious Indian-administered region, where New Delhi has been […]

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CHINA CALLS UNSC TO DISCUSS KASHMIR, FRANCE OPPOSES

Wed 15 January 2020: France, US, UK, Russia prevented another attempt by China last month to discuss issue at closed-door meeting of UNSC The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will discuss the Kashmir issue in a closed-door meeting as part of its Wednesday agenda, Radio Pakistan reported. According to media outlet News18, however, France said […]

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INDIA’S SUPREME COURT SAYS KASHMIR INTERNET SHUTDOWN UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Kashmiri journalists protest against the communication blackout in Srinagar, Fri 10 January 2020: India’s Supreme Court said on Friday that shutting down the internet in the disputed region of Kashmir was unconstitutional in a rebuke for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The government imposed a communications lockdown in August after it withdrew the Muslim majority […]

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SAUDI TO HOLD EMERGENCY OIC MEETING ON PLIGHT OF INDIA OCCUPIED KASHMIR

Wed 01 January 2020: Saudi Arabia has agreed to lend its weight on the issue of Kashmir by holding a special meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss concerns related to the Indian occupied territory. The move, which is seen as a blow to India’s ultra-right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is thought […]

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