New Delhi, January 28 (KMS): In total deviation from the constitution of the country, the Narendra Modi-led Indian government has made it binding for its citizens to provide proofs of their religious beliefs while applying for citizenship under the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAA).

A government official in a statement in New Delhi while excluding Muslims said that besides non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, “The applicants belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain or Parsi faiths will also have to furnish documents to prove that they entered India on or before December 31, 2014.” »

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Srinagar, January 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed hope that resolutions tabled in the European parliament against lockdown in Kashmir and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA will be followed up with sanctions on India.

A tweet on Mehbooba’s twitter handle reads: “Relieved to see the EU parliament pass resolutions against communal CAB & brutal lockdown in Kashmir. Hope it’s followed up with sanctions. GOI’s actions are frittering away all of India’s assiduously earned soft power.”

Pertinently, as Mehbooba Mufti is under house arrest in Srinagar, she has allowed her daughter Iltija Mufti to use her twitter handle. »

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EU parliament to vote against Indian actions in IOK

Brussels, January 27 (KMS): After Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s relentless global campaign against India over the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, the European Union (EU) Parliament has decided to debate and vote on a scathing resolution against the forcible annexation of occupied Kashmir in clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Out of 751 members of the EU Parliament, 626 have moved six resolutions on both the issues. The diplomatic offensive by the EU against India comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels for the India-EU summit in March. »

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Mumbai, January 27 (KMS): Over 300 eminent personalities from the creative and scholarly community of India, including actor Naseeruddin Shah, filmmaker Mira Nair, vocalist TM Krishna, author Amitav Ghosh and historian Romila Thapar have expressed solidarity with the students and others protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens(NRC).

The amended Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) are a threat to the soul of India, the signatories said in a note published on Indian Cultural Forum. »

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New Delhi, January 27 (KMS): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that if the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) leads to the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), then Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s victory is complete.

Speaking at a panel discussion during a literature festival in Jaipur, the Congress leader said, “From wherever Jinnah is, he would say he was right that Muslims deserve a separate nation because Hindus can’t be just towards Muslims.” »

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Srinagar, January 26 (KMS): Indian Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps Commander, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon has been awarded the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal on the occasion of Republic Day for killing innocent Kashmiris, especially in the backdrop of the abrogation of Article 370 in the Kashmir valley.

A senior army official at the Chinar Corps in Srinagar said, his tenure saw a number of Kashmiri youth getting ‘neutralised’ and the Hurriyat leadership “was specifically targeted to bring peace to the Valley.” »

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Srinagar, January 24 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the visiting Indian ministers in their outreach programme received a cold response from the people of of the territory.

Five Indian ministers have been visiting different parts of the Kashmir Valley during the past few days as part of the Narendra Modi government’s mission Kashmir to reach out to the Kashmiri people to garner support for his recent anti-Kashmir moves. The ministers could not draw crowds as repeal of Kashmir’s special status and its division into two union territories weighed heavy on the minds of the masses.

“We were verbally told by the local administration last week to meet the ministers for addressing local issues, but we do not want to meet them,” said a resident of Baramulla. “It is better to keep a distance from them under present circumstances,” he added. »

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Srinagar, January 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of a victim of custodial disappearance, Sirajuddin Farooqi, have urged the international human rights organizations to help them trace his whereabouts.

It has been 28 years since Sirajuddin Farooqi, bother-in-law of freedom activist, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, was subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops in Srinagar. Farooqi, who hailed from Safa Kadal area, was arrested by the troops of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on January 22 in 1992 during a nocturnal raid on the house of Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar at Nowhatta in Srinagar. Ever since, his family has been seeking his whereabouts. »

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New Delhi, January 16 (KMS): India is planning to cut some imports from Turkey and widen curbs on palm oil from Malaysia to oil, gas and other products.

The two Muslim countries are being targeted for their criticism on India’s policy towards Kashmir dispute.

Indian officials said that India had already effectively stopped importing palm oil from Malaysia by asking Indian importers to look elsewhere.

New Delhi is now planning to restrict buying of petroleum, aluminum ingots, liquefied natural gas, computer parts and micro-processors from Malaysia, the officials said. »

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Srinagar, January 16 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, former puppet chief minister, Omar Abdullah, will be shifted to a house near his official residence.

Omar Abdullah was taken into custody after Modi-led Indian government abrogated special status of Kashmir and divided it into two union territories in August, last year.

Officials said Omar Abdullah has been presently kept in detention at Hari Niwas guest house in Srinagar and is likely to be shifted to a house near his residence, as the authorities plan to use the place to accommodate a ministerial delegation from India, visiting the Kashmir Valley soon. »

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