Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, with electricity supply erratic this winter, kangri — the traditional earthen firepot woven in wicker — has emerged as useful means to fight subzero temperatures.

Sales of kangri have almost doubled this winter compared to last year, people associated with this trade claimed and attributed it mainly to the erratic power supply.

The capping of subsidised LPG cylinders per household over the years and soaring prices of wood were listed as other factors that have forced the people to revert to use of kangris to keep themselves warm during winter. »

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Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Fatima Begum, the mother of Kashmiri businessman, Bilal Ahmad Kawa, arrested by New Delhi police, has said that his son is not involved any unlawful activity.

Bilal was arrested by joint team of Special Cell of Delhi police and Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad from New Delhi airport on January 10 in the fake Red Fort attack case.

Curiously, the Kashmir police have vehemently rejected anything adverse against Bilal and have even submitted a fact-finding report certifying his non-involvement, before a local court in Srinagar. »

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London, January 22 (KMS): Dalit groups from across the United Kingdom have called for the international community to take notice of extreme violence against millions of Dalits and other minorities by Narendra Modi’s Hindutva government.

UK’s key Dalit organisations came together for a large march bracing heavy rain on Saturday to protest against the incarceration of over 7,000 Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon, Maharashtra, who were picked up by the security forces after clashes and riots earlier this month. The Dalits had gathered to celebrate the historic January 1, 1818 event when a few hundred Dalit soldiers had defeated the massive Peshwa Army. As the Dalits gathered to celebrate, the upper caste Marathas, supported by the security forces, attacked the participants violently, killing one and injuring and maiming hundreds. »

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