Brussels, January 31 (KMS): The European Parliament voted to delay a vote on a resolution against India’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and lockdown in occupied Kashmir, angering many members of European Parliament (MEPs) who had originally brought the resolution.

The MEPs condemned India, saying it is using diplomatic clout and the European Union’s business interests to influence the move to delay the vote. They said that by deferring the vote, the EU has chosen business interests over human rights.

“European Parliament should not surrender before Indian power,” said MEP Scott Ainslie. »

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Islamabad, Jan 31 (KMS): Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has on Thursday said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost balance after internal and external reaction to Kashmir, citizenship laws and failing economy.

The minister took to Twitter and stressed that people of India must defeat ‘Modimadness.’ The Indian premier is under pressure to lose another State Elections (Delhi on February 8), Fawad Chaudhry said.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader further remarked that Narendra Modi resorts to ridiculous claims and threats endangering the entire region. »

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Karachi, Jan 31 (KMS): Dr Rabia Akhtar, director of a policy research centre and a member of the prime minister’s advisory council on foreign affairs, on Thursday advised Pakistan not to let the controversial National Registry of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India overshadow the Kashmir issue or put it on the back burner. She also called for making efforts to engage China in the Kashmir issue.
She expressed these views while speaking at a session, titled ‘Kashmir Today’ at a two-day conference on Kashmir, titled ‘Conference on Kashmir: The Way Forward’, organised by the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA). The session was chaired by veteran journalist and former director of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan IA Rehman. »

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New Delhi, January 30 (KMS): A student from Jamia Millia Islamia was injured after a gun-wielding activist of Bharatiya Janata Party opened fire during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in New Delhi, today.

The injured student has been identified as Shadab Najar, hailing from occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He is studying Mass Communication from the varsity. »

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Srinagar, January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of its illegally detained President, Mian Abdul Qayoom who suffered a heart attack in Agra jail of India.

At an extraordinary meeting of the Bar’s General Body was held to discuss the deteriorating health condition of its President Mian Abdul Qayoom. The meeting, which was presided over by the Vice President of the Bar Association, said that the future line of action would be announced soon. »

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People defy restrictions to attend funeral in IOK

Srinagar, January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the heart attack suffered by the High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, in Agra jail of India, yesterday, has caused a widespread concern all across the territory.

76-year-old Mian Abdul Qayoom was moved to a hospital in Agra after the attack. The Bar President has been battling multiple ailments without proper medical care inside Agra jail in Uttar Pradesh since the 5th of August 2019 when he was arrested ahead of the India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and 35A Indian constitution. Mian Abdul Qayoom is surviving on only one kidney as his other kidney was removed earlier.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Mian Abdul Qayoom. He said that New Delhi had detained Kashmiri intellectuals, Hurriyat leaders and youth under a well-hatched conspiracy. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has appealed to the people to pray for the speedy recovery of the ailing Bar President. »

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Srinagar, January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has expressed serious concern over the heart attack suffered by the illegally detained President of the High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Mian Abdul Qayoom had been suffering from several ailments and the Indian government had kept him in Central Jail, Agra, India, where he was not being provided proper treatment. »

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Srinagar January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police have re-arrested illegally detained Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Abdul Samad Inqilabi after the court released him on bail.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi was brought from sub-jail, Baramulla, and presented before the special TADA court in Srinagar where Judge Ashwani Kumar released him on bail.

Nazir Ahmad, brother of Abdul Samad Inqilabi, told the media that when Samad Inqilabi came out of the court, a police party arrested him and handed him over to the Wichi police station. »

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Srinagar, January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, an Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Islamabad district.

The CRPF soldier, identified as Head Constable Ashverapa of 116 battalion, shot himself dead inside the camp in Pahalgam area of the district.

Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards him and found him in a pool of blood. The injured soldier was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead, a police officer told media men. »

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Srinagar, January 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a large number of people participated in the funeral of a Kashmiri youth, martyred by Indian troops in Kulgam district on Monday.

Indian troops martyred the youth, Shahid Ahmad, during a cordon and search operation in Arwani area of the district.

Despite heavy snow, hundreds of people attended the funeral of the martyred youth in the town. On the occasion, high-pitched pro-Pakistan, pro-freedom and anti-India slogans were raised. »

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