2017 has been an eventful year and if we look back at the outgoing year – a number of stories came into global spotlight due to social media and it’s equally disappointing to note that many of them were fake! Twitter and Facebook remained the popular sources for news around the world, but WhatsApp was also a silent contributor to make any content, primarily videos, viral. A large number of people use social media to share important news, but there is also a segment that resort to this useful medium for manipulation of…
NEW YORK: Pakistan’s top diplomat Maleeha Lodhi on Tuesday denounced the aggressive use of pellet guns on peaceful protesters by Indian forces in India held Kashmir as first mass blinding in human history. Speaking at the General Assembly’s Special Political and Decolonization (Fourth) Committee, she said India is waging war crimes against young innocent Kashmiris, leaving them sightless and maimed for life. “This has been aptly described as the first mass blinding in human history, which has laid bare the persistent…
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned and deplored the continuing reign of state terrorism against the innocent civilians by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. In a statement in Islamabad on Friday, the foreign office spokesperson said that Indian forces have killed more Kashmiris and injured many others demanding their inalienable right to self-determination, during the last few days. He said the Indian forces, in the latest acts of barbarism, again used live ammunition and pellet guns and attacked a hospital in Pulwama…
SRINAGAR, INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR: A protester died from pellet gun injuries during fresh clashes with security forces on Tuesday in Indian-held Kashmir, a hospital official confirmed, a day after the government said it would replace the weapons with chilli shells.
SRINAGAR: Police and troops in India-Occupied Kashmir will use chilli-based shells instead of pellet guns to quell protests, a minister said on Monday, after hundreds of civilians sustained serious eye injuries in weeks of unrest.
SRINAGAR, INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR: More civilians lost their lives on Tuesday at the hand of Indian security forces, putting the death toll to more than 80 during 40 days of fatal clashes in the held Kashmir.
SRINAGAR: Indian forces arrested more than a thousand protesters in India-Occupied Kashmir in a bid to shun deadly anti-India demonstrations during which at least 70 civilians have been killed.
NEW DELHI: India plans to reconsider the use of pellet guns by security forces when controlling crowds, its home minister said on Thursday, after widespread resort to the weapons caused multiple casualties and stirred public anger.
SRINAGAR, INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR: One of the main hospitals in Kashmir struggles to treat hundreds of patients wounded in six days of clashes on Thursday, many of whom are leaving the hospital as one-eyed survivors.