Old stories: Month wise

Arrest of a 15-Year-Old under UAPA in J&K shows the govt’s insecurity

(The Wire) For the past five days, 55-year-old Kaif* has left his home early in the morning for the police station in Kupwara, some five km from his village, Bumhama, hoping to return home with his son. Kaif’s youngest son, 15-year-old Zahab*, was arrested on May 29 when he, together …

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Indian islands face ‘brazen’ new laws and Covid crisis

(The Guardian) Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Aakash Hassan June 05, 2021 According to local people, the problems for Lakshadweep, an archipelago of paradise islands in southern India, began the day the new government-appointed administrator, Praful Khoda Patel, landed on a charter flight. The Lakshadweep islands, an Indian union territory off the …

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Witnessing COVID chaos in India’s hospitals, graveyards and crematoriums

(Reuters) Danish Siddiqui Covering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as it tore through Indian cities, towns and villages was overwhelming at times. Patients died at home, in their cars on the way to hospital and outside emergency wards because there were no beds for them. India has recorded …

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Azerbaijan to continue supporting Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir

Islamabad, June 05 (KMS): Azerbaijan Parliament Speaker Sahiba Gafarova has said that her country would continue to support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir at all fora. She said this in a meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. President Arif Alvi appreciated the steadfast support extended by Azerbaijan …

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Release of IIOJK Hurriyat leaders, activists demanded

Islamabad, June 05 (KMS): APHC-AJK leader and Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Abdul Majeed Mir, has expressed concern over the plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists lodged in different jails of India and Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, demanding their immediate release. Abdul Majeed …

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People living in darkest era under BJP, says GA Mir

Jammu, June 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the Indian National Congress leader, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, has lashed out at New Delhi saying that people were living in the darkest era under Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule. Ghulam Ahmad Mir said the government of India is …

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Rahul Gandhi calls for protecting doctors from COVID, BJP’s callousness

New Delhi, June 05 (KMS): Critical of the Indian government’s handling of COVID, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said doctors need protection from coronavirus and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dispensation’s callousness as he made an appeal to save them. While criticising New Delhi’s policies to check the spread of the …

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Farooq Abdullah vows to continue struggle for restoration of Article 370

Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has said that he will continue to strive for the restoration of Articles 370, 35-A. Addressing a virtual meeting of his party’s provincial committee members in Srinagar, he said National Conference …

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Indian SC quashes BJP’s sedition case against journalist

New Delhi, June 05 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has quashed a sedition case lodged by a Bahartya Janata Party (BJP) leader, against a veteran journalist, Vinod Dua, for his comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his YouTube show last year. An FIR against Dua under provisions of the …

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