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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

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At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers near a […]

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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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Pakistan rejects India’s efforts to portray ‘normalcy’ in occupied Kashmir

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Pakistan “categorically rejected” on Sunday Indian government’s attempts to “portray normalcy in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir”. A press release issued by the Foreign Office today said that despite the Indian government’s claims, occupied Kashmir was still under a lockdown while Kashmiri leaders remained under house arrest. “Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to be the largest […]

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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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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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‘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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UN chief calls for ‘maximum restraint’ in occupied Kashmir

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United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for India “to refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir”. “The secretary general has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint,” his spokesperson said. “The position of the United Nations on […]

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