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Article: May 21-Kashmir Martyrs Day

Sheikh Fakhar-e-Alam May 21 is recalled annually by Kashmiris across the globe to pay homage to their great freedom fighters like Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and victims of Hawal massacre. Indian occupied forces have always treated the Kashmiris as outsiders in India. Hindutva driven Indian forces …

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Feature: Accused of its own violent occupation, Modi’s India tries to erase Kashmiri solidarity with Palestine

Umer Beigh As the graphic images of Israeli airstrikes on Palestinians in Gaza reached 32-year-old Mudasir Gul in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, the artist in him was compelled to express his pain. Upon deliberation with his peers, Gul went ahead and began painting a solidarity mural “We …

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Feature: Kashmiris are being arrested for pro-Palestine protests

Qadri Inzamam and Haziq Qadri When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were firing missiles at Gaza on May 14, thousands of miles away, in Indian occupied Kashmir’s Srinagar, 32-year-old artist Mudasir Gul stepped out of his home with his painting supplies. He climbed the pillars of a bridge and painted …

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Article: The Indian shame

Malik Muhammad Ashraf The history of Kashmir is replete with myriad massacres of Kashmiris at the hands of the Indian security forces, including the killing of some prominent leaders of the freedom movement after it was launched in 1989. Among them were Mirwaiz Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone, who were …

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Article: Sacrifices of Kashmiri people will not go in vain

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai In the annals of history, nations and peoples are often blessed with leaders, guides and activists who play singular roles providing leadership that transcends inspiration and casts a lasting impact on these societies. May 21, 1990 was the day when the Indian occupation forces assassinated an …

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Article: As India’s daily COVID-19 deaths reach new high, Modi opposes free vaccinations

Wasantha Rupasinghe Although India’s new daily COVID-19 infections dropped this week below 300,000 for the first time in almost a month, the official death toll reached record highs on successive days, with 4,329 fatalities registered on Tuesday and 4,529 on Wednesday. Making the situation even worse, the pandemic has found …

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Article: Invisible in the pandemic fires, a slow burn of hunger and distress in India

Supriya Sharma Sanju Devi stood wearily, clutching a cloth bag outside a ration shop. It had been a month since Delhi had gone under lockdown to contain a deadly surge of coronavirus cases and over three weeks since the prime minister had announced extra foodgrains for two months for 800 …

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Article: India must explain uranium theft to the world

Senator A Rehman Malik India has proved to be a careless and irresponsible nation in the recent past. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the nuclear sector and the sale of uranium on the black market, thereby increasing the risk of dirty bombs. Yet such instances of proliferation are …

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Feature: For 3 successive years apple produce in Kashmir takes a hit

Naseer Ganai To allow farmers tend to their crops on time, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has exempted wholesale and retail shops dealing in fertiliser and pesticides from the COVID19 lockdown. Farmers say this will enable them to carry out timely spraying this time, unlike last year when retail shops …

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Article: India’s COVID nightmare is now officially Africa’s problem

Barbie Latza Nadeau India’s catastrophic coronavirus outbreak has now sent lethal reverberations to Africa, where countries are relying on Indian-made vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access program known as COVAX. The World Economic Forum warned that Africa, which already has the world’s slowest vaccine rollout, with just 2 percent …

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