Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani was taken to a hospital in Srinagar in the evening today, when he complained of pain in his chest.
He was relieved after check up and was diagnosed of chest infection.
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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): Journalists staged protest in Srinagar against the assault on two journalists while discharging their professional duties, yesterday, at Islamia College, in the city.

Azaan Javaid of The Print and Anees Zargar of Newsclick were slapped, abused and intimidated by the senior police officers outside Islamia College of Science & Commerce, Srinagar, on Tuesday. »

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Internet shutdown in Kashmir longest ever

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber and Industry has said that the economy of the territory suffered a loss of Rs 178.78 billion in four months after imposition of lockdown by Indian government on August 5.

Releasing a comprehensive sector-wise report on losses due to the lockdown, the KCCI said that the damages had been assessed based on Jammu and Kashmir’s gross domestic product of 2017-18. The study focused on the 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley comprising 55 per cent of the total population of the occupied territory. A time span of 120 days was assumed for the calculations. The report said as per this method, Kashmir’s economy has suffered a loss of Rs 178.78 billion. »

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Washington, December 18 (KMS): The shutdown in occupied Kashmir, which entered its 136th day, today, is now the longest ever imposed in a democracy, according to Access Now, an international advocacy group that tracks Internet suspensions, Washington Post reported.

The 7 million people in the Kashmir Valley were abruptly returned to a pre-Internet era when India imposed the shutdown on August 5, the day it revoked Kashmir’s special status. All communications were shut and politicians were detained, the newspaper citing the advocacy group added. »

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Kargil, December 18 (KMS): A peaceful protest demonstration was organized by Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) in Kargil district of Ladakh region against the controversial citizenship law approved by Indian parliament.

The protesters were carrying black banners which read “Take back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.” The rally started from Baroo under the leadership of IKMT Chairman and prominent religious leader Sheikh Sadiq Rajai and went round the town before concluding peacefully. The protesters were demanding the withdrawal of the amended citizenship law. »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Indian atrocities since 1947 have rendered over 3.5 million Kashmiris migrants.

A report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of International Migrants Day, today, revealed that a big number of the Kashmiri refugees lived in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, UK, US, Canada and other countries.

The report said that the unabated Indian state terrorism during the last thirty years had forced over forty thousand Kashmiris to migrate and live outside the occupied territory as refugees and migrants. These Kashmiris live in different refugee camps in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan. »

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London, December 18 (KMS): A research conducted by a Belgium-based non-governmental organisation has said that a network of pro-Indian fake websites has been spreading propaganda against Pakistan around the world.

The EU Disinfo Lab report says that it has found over 265 fake local news sites in more than 65 countries that are managed by one ‘Indian influence network’.

The EU Disinfo Lab report posted on BBC website quoting the researchers said they traced the websites and IP addresses to an Indian company called Srivastava Group. The researchers believe the network’s purpose is to disseminate propaganda against Pakistan and influence decision-making in Europe. “More than the fake media outlets alone, it is their combination with the fake NGOs (non-governmental organisation) that’s really worrying because it provides a mirage of online and grassroots support to a cause. That’s exactly where the disinformation lies,” Alexandre Alaphilippe, executive director of EU Disinfo Lab, told the BBC. »

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Demands release of all Kashmiri detainees

Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) headed by former Indian finance minister and BJP leader, Yashwant Sinha, has demanded restoration of internet and basic rights in occupied Kashmir and release of illegally detained Kashmiris.

Based on the groups’ two visits to Kashmir in September and November this year, the CCG in a report said that the Indian government should restore statehood to Jammu and Kashmir by reuniting the two union territories to bring back normalcy in the Kashmir Valley.

The report said that India should alleviate the fears of the Kashmiris about their future by starting a multi-level dialogue process with all those affected by the events following August 5 announcement. “The psyche of the people of Kashmir has been deeply wounded by the actions of the government of India,” the group said in its report. »

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Srinagar, December 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber and Industry (KCCI) has said that the economy of the territory suffered loss to the tune of Rs 178.78 billion in four months after imposition of lockdown by Indian government on August 5.

Releasing a comprehensive sector-wise report on losses due to the lockdown, the KCCI said that the losses had been assessed based on Jammu and Kashmir’s gross domestic product of 2017-18. “The study has focused on the 10 districts of Kashmir Valley comprising 55 per cent of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir. A time span of 120 days has been assumed for the calculations. As per this method, Kashmir’s economy has suffered a loss of Rs 17,878.18 crores,” the report said. »

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Karachi, Dec 18 (KMS): Pakistan’s minority Hindu community has rejected India’s offer to grant them citizenship under a new law.
Citing the harassment of minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, the Indian parliament recently amended its citizenship law, offering citizenship rights to Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Parsi and Jain communities migrating from these countries.
The law, however, excluded Muslims, triggering mass protests across the country.
“Pakistan’s Hindu community unanimously rejects this bill, which is tantamount to dividing India on communal lines,” Raja Asar Manglani, patron of the Pakistan Hindu Council, told Anadolu Agency. »

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