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‘India using all tactics to erode Jammu & Kashmir’s disputed status’

SRINAGAR: The Joint Resistance Leadership said India is repeatedly devising tactics to erode the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir by fiddling with the state subject laws in order to change the demographic composition of the territory, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.  As per details, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued said, the new controversy about Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs), as reported in media, is…

UN Commission should set up to probe rights abuses in Kashmir: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Maleeha Lodhi reiterated the call on the United Nations (UN) to establish a Commission of inquiry to investigate the grave human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The call was renewed by Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi while speaking in a debate on Self Determination in the Third Committee of the UN’s 193-member General Assembly. The report issued on Kashmir by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights in June 2018 had made a recommendation for such an inquiry. “We endorse the…

Women suffer most from protracted conflicts, foreign occupation: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan representative at the United Nations (UN) urged the UN Security Council to focus on protracted conflicts especially in Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine to protect women who continue to suffer disproportionately from the violence perpetuated by foreign occupation. Speaking in the Security Council Debate on Women Peace and Security, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that women were soft targets in conflict situations, often exploited by aggressors as a tactic of war. Ambassador Lodhi…

Kashmiris observe Black Day on India’s Republic Day

ISLAMABAD: Kashmiris in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and across the world are observing India's Republic Day as "Black Day". A complete strike is being observed in the occupied territory. The strike call given by Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Yasin Malik, Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Protest demonstrations will be held against Indian occupation in occupied territory and important capital cities of the world. India, which claims itself to be a democratic country, has denied Kashmiris their right to self…