Islamabad, January 11 (KMS): The Jammu-based Hurriyat organisations, today, held a meeting in Islamabad to condole demise of the mother of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front leader, Kaka Hussain, who has been subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

APHC-AJK General Secretary, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb chaired the condolence session while Mahmood Qureshi Advocate, Convener of Pir Panjal Peace Foundation, Mushtaq Zargar, Convener of Pir Panjal Civil Society, Naeem-ul-Hassan Khawaja, Convener of Anjuman Seerat Committee and Ali Hasnain Naqvi, media in-charge, attended it.

The mother of Kaka Hussain died at her residence in Khati Talab in Jammu city on Monday. »

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Johannesburg, Jan 11 (KMS): South Africans protested Thursday in Cape Town against India’s new citizenship law, which critics claim could turn the country’s minorities into second-class citizens.
“We demand the Indian government to immediately revoke three discriminatory pieces of legislation — the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Transgender Persons Act,” protest organizer Rehana Khan Parker said at the demonstration outside India’s consulate general in the capital.
Thousands of people have been protesting across India since Dec. 11 to oppose the new citizenship law backed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. »

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Sargodha, Jan 11 (KMS): The University of Sargodha organised a seminar on ‘Lockdown in Kashmir: Consequences and Challenges’ at the varsity’s main campus here on Friday.
The seminar aimed at highlighting Indian atrocities and bringing forth some of the key aspects of the Kashmir issue and the trajectory that it may witness in the future. The discussion was organised in the context of an indefinite lockdown imposed by Indian authorities and abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A. Speakers urged the youths to raise voice for Kashmiris on social media and write articles in international media highlighting the Kashmir unrest and its implications for peace in South Asia. In his opening remarks, Vice Chancellor Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad said that Kashmir was an unfinished agenda of 1947 partition. »

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New Delhi, Jan 11 (KMS): Despite widespread opposition and protests, India’s hugely controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect on Friday, said an official notification of the Home Affairs Ministry.
“The Central Government hereby appoints the 10th day of January 2020, as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force,” said a notification issued by the government.
The notification came amid protests across the country against the act for it discriminating on the basis of religion. »

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