KASHMIR SEES 229 KILLINGS IN FIRST HALF OF 2020: REPORT

Photo: A 3 year old boy sits on the body of his grandfather, shot during an attack, in Sopore, Kashmir. Thu 02 July 2020: Report by rights group says 107 cordon and search operations, destruction of 48 structures also occurred during period SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Indian-administered Kashmir has seen at least 229 […]

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KASHMIRI PRO-FREEDOM LEADER SYED GEELANI STEPS DOWN

Mon 29 June 2020: Lack of discipline, self-promotion by members of Hurriyat Conference cited as reason for move SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani on Monday stepped down from the leadership of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a conglomerate of several pro-freedom parties in the disputed region. The ailing 90-year-old leader, […]

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‘KASHMIR BECOMING ANOTHER PALESTINE’ MUSLIMS FEAR DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT

Sun 28 June 2020: Up to 25,000 people have been granted domicile certificates in Indian-administered Kashmir since May 18, raising fears of the beginning of demographic changes in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region. The certificate, a sort of citizenship right, entitles a person to residency and government jobs in the region, which till last year was reserved only […]

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PAKISTAN ASKS OIC TO FACILITATE SOLUTION ON KASHMIR

Mon 22 June 2020: Foreign Minister Qureshi addresses Islamic body’s emergency meeting on Kashmir KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan on Monday urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to “facilitate a lasting solution” to its long-smoldering dispute with longtime rival India on Jammu and Kashmir. “In view of the grave situation, it is imperative that the […]

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BRINGING THE ISRAELI MODEL TO KASHMIR

Mon 22 June 2020: The gradual encroachment on Kashmiri rights and growing prospect of colonisation could set the region on fire. For more than 70 years, Kashmiris have lived with the dread of the Indian government changing the demography and special status of Indian-administered Kashmir, which was till recently Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state. Deemed preposterous and exaggerated […]

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RIGHTS GROUP RAISES CONCERN OVER KASHMIR MEDIA POLICY

Mon 22 June 2020: New policy gives unprecedented powers to authorities in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region ANKARA (AA) – An international press advocacy group is urging India to immediately withdraw its “new media policy” in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, saying it has handed unimpeded powers to authorities. In a statement, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said the policy […]

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INDIAN TROOPS KILL EIGHT REBELS IN KASHMIR GUNFIGHTS

Fri 19 June 2020: Indian forces have killed eight fighters in Indian-administered Kashmir, including two who hid in a mosque, officials said, as New Delhi escalates operations against rebels in the disputed territory during a coronavirus lockdown. Police and army teams launched joint operations in the Shopian and Pampore areas of the federal territory on […]

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MASRAT ZAHRA OF KASHIMR WINS TOP PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD

Fri 12 June 2020: The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) named Masrat Zahra as the winner of this year’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award on Thursday. The freelance photojournalist’s images depicting conflict in Indian-controlled Kashmir and its toll on local communities were praised by the jury for their “humanity” and her particular focus on […]

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PALESTINE AND KASHMIR: OCCUPYING FORCES THREAT TO PEACE AND SECURITY, PAK FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS

Fri 15 May 2020: Pakistan strongly opposes any Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, waning that such a move would threaten peace and security in the region, say Pakistani officials. During a weekly briefing late Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Aisha Farooqui said any annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories would […]

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