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‘They gave me electric shocks in a dark room’: Screams in the night in occupied Kashmir

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The soldiers came after midnight, Abid Khan says, his hands trembling, one of around two dozen young men in just one part of occupied Kashmir who say they have been tortured by the Indian army. The alleged abuse, residents say, is aimed at creating a climate of fear after India stripped the long-restive, blood-soaked Himalayan […]

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UN experts urge India to end ‘collective punishment’ in Kashmir

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A group of UN human rights experts on Thursday urged India to end the communications blackout imposed on Kashmir, warning it amounted to “collective punishment” and risked exacerbating regional tensions. They voiced alarm over the measures imposed by India since it revoked autonomous rule in occupied Kashmir on Aug 5, including a near-total communications blackout. […]

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Genocide Watch issues alerts for occupied Kashmir and India’s Assam state

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Genocide Watch, a global organisation dedicated to the prevention of genocide, has issued two warning alerts for India — one for the occupied territory of Kashmir and the other for Assam state. According to the website, a ‘Genocide Watch’ warning is declared by the NGO when there are signs of the early stages of a […]

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US urges India to free detainees, restore rights in occupied Kashmir

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The United States called on India on Tuesday to quickly release detainees and restore basic liberties in Indian-occupied Kashmir to ease tensions in the flashpoint region. “We continue to be very concerned by reports of detentions, and continued restrictions on the residents of the region,” a senior State Department official told reporters. “We urge respect […]

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Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice

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The government announced on Tuesday it would take the Kashmir dispute with India to the International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked special status for occupied Kashmir earlier this month, to the fury of Islamabad. “We have decided to take Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told […]

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‘World must seriously consider safety, security of India’s nuclear arsenal in control of fascist Modi’

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday expressed concern about the “safety and security of India’s nuclear arsenal” and urged the international community to take notice. In a series of tweets, the premier said that the fact that India’s nuclear weapons are in the control of “the fascist, racist Hindu supremacist Modi government […] impacts not […]

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India says may rethink ‘no first use’ policy on nuclear weapons

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India has stuck to its commitment of ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons but future policy will depend on the situation, the defence minister said on Friday, which analysts said introduced a level of ambiguity in a core national security doctrine. India had declared itself a nuclear power after conducting underground tests in 1998 and […]

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UNSC set to hold Kashmir meeting after 50 years

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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) holds a consultative meeting on Friday (today) to discuss the Kashmir issue as Pakistan urges the world body to implement its own resolutions on this 70-year-old dispute. “We hope the Security Council discussion will be guided by the statement of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who […]

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‘Every brick will be countered with a stone,’ PM Imran warns Modi against action in AJK

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Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Free Jammu and Kashmir) legislative assembly on Wednesday, warned Indian premier Narendra Modi that any action by India in Pakistan would be countered with a stronger response. Agreeing with the AJK prime minister, Raja Farooq Haider, who in his speech […]

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Pakistan expels Indian envoy, suspends trade ties with India

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The National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday, in light of India’s recent actions in occupied Kashmir, resolved to downgrade Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with New Delhi and suspend all bilateral trade. The top security body’s meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was held in the aftermath of India’s “unilateral and illegal actions” through which […]

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