2020 February 25 » Kashmir Media Service

New Delhi, February 25 (KMS): Ten people have been killed in Delhi amid clashes over a controversial new Indian citizenship law during US President, Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country.

The clashes are happening in Muslim-majority neighbourhoods in north-east Delhi – about 18km (11 miles) from the heart of the capital, where President Trump has been holding meetings with Indian leaders, diplomats and businessmen.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) – which critics say is anti-Muslim – has sparked massive protests since it was passed last year, and some of those have turned violent. »

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Demands lifting of lockdown, release of Kashmiri detainees

Geneva, February 25 (KMS): Pakistan on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the immediate lifting of the communication blockade in Kashmir and release of Kashmiri detainees.

Speaking at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Pakistan Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari demanded that all actions taken by the Indian government since August 5 be repealed. »

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Threaten to kill Kashmiri students

New Delhi, February 25 (KMS): A disturbing news is making rounds on social networking sites that a mob of Hindu extremists has surrounded Shyam Lal College in Shahdara area of New Delhi where some Kashmiri students are studying.

A twitter user in a post wrote, “Need urgent help in Shyam Lal College, Shahdara. A mob has surrounded the PGs where some Kashmiri students live and is threatening to break in and kill them. Please amplify and get help.” »

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New Delhi, February 25 (KMS): US President Donald Trump has repeated the offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute.

Speaking at a press conference in Delhi, President Trump said, “Anything I can do to mediate/help, I would do. They (Pak) are working on Kashmir. Kashmir has been a thorn in lots of people’s sight for a long time.”

“Kashmir obviously is a big problem between India and Pakistan, they are going to work out their problem. They have been doing it for a long time,” Trump said. »

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Modi challenged to host trump event in IOK

Srinagar, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, strict restrictions in the name of security remained in force, today, on the second day of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India.

According to Kashmir Media Service, additional troops had been deployed in the Kashmir Valley while drones flew in the skies of Srinagar. Mobile check-points were set up at all entry and exit points in the valley to strictly monitor the vehicular movement. People underwent vigorous frisking and checking at these points.

Meanwhile, amid the ongoing military lockdown and suspension of broadband Internet in the Kashmir valley on 105th consecutive day, today, the authorities officially announced to extend the Internet gag till fourth of next month. »

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New Delhi, February 24 (KMS): India turned violent on US President Donald Trump’s visit as at least five people were killed and hundreds others were injured in violent clashes between the goons of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and protesters who are up in arms against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in several parts of India including New Delhi.

Several areas of Delhi’s North East district witnessed violent clashes over the CAA on Monday, which led to the death of five people and injuries to hundreds. The BJP goons were backed by Indian army and police. »

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New Delhi, February 24 (KMS): Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad have declined an invitation to dine with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania.

The dinner has been hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind. Media reports said that Manmohan Singh had conveyed his inability to attend the event to the President’s office.

Ghulam Nabi Azad also turned down the invitation saying that it would be inappropriate for him to attend the event, ‘Since no invitation had been extended to Chairman of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Sonia Gandhi.’ »

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Bengaluru, February 25 (KMS): A team of three lawyers from Bengaluru, India, who had gone to Dharwad in north Karnataka to represent three Kashmiri students charged with sedition were heckled, shouted at and threatened by Hindu extremists.

Talib Majeed, Basit Asif Sofi and Amir Mohiuddin Wani, studying at a private college in Hubballi district of Karnataka were arrested last week for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting a video on social media. »

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Jammu, February 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) has urged the minorities to unite against the fascist regime in India, which is hellbent upon making them a second class citizen.

APHC leader and JKPM Chairman Mir Shahid Saleem speaking at a meeting in Jammu said that the communal regime in India was enforcing Hindutva agenda on the minorities thereby not only depriving them of their religious and cultural identity by also to dis-empower them politically. The meeting was attended by several Sikh and Dalit leaders and activists. »

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New Delhi, February 25 (KMS): Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Sidddaramaiah, raising questions about the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s claim of normalcy in occupied Kashmir, has asked the BJP to prove ‘normalcy’ by hosting US President Donald Trump’s event in the valley.

Siddaramaiah in a tweet said, “If BJP feels Kashmir has returned to normalcy, and if BJP feels that there is no government-orchestrated violence. Now is the time to prove the same by hosting Donald Trump’s event at Kashmir.” »

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