The bank note has caused controversy online (Screengrab/Social media)Riyadh, October 31 (KMS): Saudi Arabia has issued a new 20 Riyal note to commemorate the kingdom’s presidency of the G20 that depicts disputed Jammu and Kashmir as a separate from India.

The banknote, printed last week by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, has a portrait of King Salman and the logo of the Saudi G20 summit on one side, and an artistically rendered world map on the other. »

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Muzaffarabad, October 31 (KMS): The Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir has said that the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have rejected India’s new land law.

Pasban-e-Hurriyat leaders addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad, today, reiterated that people of IIOJK wanted plebiscite in accordance with the UN resolutions.

They stated that massive public protests against the Indian state terrorism in IIOJK would be held on November 17 in the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. »

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India's new law stokes fear of engineered demographic change in KashmirJammu, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has intensified its efforts to change the demographic composition of the territory.

Just days after the Modi regime introduced the new law that allows outsiders to own land in the territory, the occupation authorities have transferred 2.4 lakh kanals of land to the Industries and Commerce Department. This land will be granted to Indian industrial houses for investment purposes. »

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Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, journalism has become especially risky since the Indian government revoked special status of the territory in August last year, says BBC.

The BBC in a report says this seems evident this week when India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) searched the offices of the Greater Kashmir newspaper and the home of AFP journalist Parvaiz Bukhari.

The NIA searched several locations including offices of NGOs and homes of leading human rights activists in Srinagar on Wednesday and Thursday. »

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Thousands throng Hazratbal to have glimpse of holy relic

Srinagar, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW), the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), was celebrated across the territory with religious zeal and fervour.

Thousands of devotees thronged the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar to have the glimpse of a relic of the Prophet of Islam (SAW) at the shrine. However, the occupation authorities disallowed holding of nightlong prayers on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

The devotees including men, women and children visited the shrine throughout the day. However, afternoon prayers witnessed the highest attendance. Emotional scenes were witnessed during the display of the holy relic as devotees were seen in tears, reciting verses from holy Quran and seeking blessings from Allah Almighty. »

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Jammu, October 31 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference, Congress, and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) strongly protested against the new land laws imposed by Indian government that allow non-Kashmiris to own land in the territory.

The leaders and activists of National Conference led by its Provincial president, Devinder Singh Rana, assembled at NC Bhawan near Residency Road in Jammu and held strong protest demonstration. They shouted high-pitched slogans against BJP and the authorities of IIOJK. They sought revocation of the new laws, terming them as anti-people decision of the BJP led Indian government. »

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Islamabad, Oct 31 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan expects from the United States an even-handed treatment with respect to India, especially on the Kashmir dispute.

In an interview with a German magazine in Islamabad, he said the South Asian region is a hot-spot and it could flare up at any time.

The Prime Minister said: “What we really want from the U.S. is evenhanded treatment with respect to India, especially with the dispute in Kashmir. The region is a hotspot, it could flare up at any time. That’s why we expect the U.S., as the strongest country in the world, to be even handed, whoever becomes president. The U.S. thinks India will contain China, which is a completely flawed premise. India is a threat to its neighbors, to China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and to us. It has the most extremist, racist government on the subcontinent. It is a fascist state, inspired by the Nazis in the 1920s and ’30s.” »

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Islamabad, Oct 31 (KMS): Foreign Office Friday summoned a senior Indian diplomat and registered Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, two civilians sustained serious injuries in indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in Nezapir and Rakhchikri Sectors of the LoC yesterday. »

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London, October 30 (KMS): London-based Amnesty International has said that the Indian government must immediately halt its intensifying suppression of dissent in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The Amnesty International said this in a statement released on its website following a series of raids by India’s National Investigation Agency on the homes and premises of civil society groups, human rights defenders and journalists in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and on Wednesday and Thursday.

The NIA raided the residences and offices of prominent human rights activists Khurram Parvez, the Coordinator of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), three of his associates, and Parveena Ahanger, Chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP). Both organizations have reported extensively on human rights abuses in IIOJK, including the indefinite administrative detention and extrajudicial execution of human rights defenders, torture of people in detention and the widespread impunity of the Indian forces in the occupied territory. Further raids were carried out on the offices of the NGOs Athrout and GK Trust and on the residence of Agence France-Presse’s Kashmir correspondent Parvez Bukhari and residences of Hurriyat leaders Zafar Akbar Butt and Muhammad Yousuf Sofi. »

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