India’s minorities are targeted in lynchings. Since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party won power in India, lynchings of the country’s minorities have surged. All the attackers has close ties with BJP. Modi proved to be the butcher of Muslims. He is a war criminal for his atrocities against Muslims across India. Modi’s India has become a dangerous place for Muslims. Modi’s Hindutva ideology is a threat to global peace.
The multinational exercise is going to be ‘Kavkaz-2020’ between 15-27 September in Astrakhan. The list of participating countries is impressive, ranging from Pakistan and Belarus to Azerbaijan and China. The drills include war games and joint training, as well as the opportunity for participants to show off their latest military technology.
Pakistan has successfully pushed India back after 3 decades and getting closer to Russia. Pakistan and China participation is paining India. India has recently announced it will not be participating in the exercise. Its statement mentions the Corona virus pandemic as a reason which is a “LAME EXCUSE.”
Despite the Corona Virus, the Indian and US navies and the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), all three are scheduled to participate in the Malabar manoeuvres off India’s east coast. Also, India sent a military contingent to Moscow in June for victory day when COVID-19 was at peak. Unscheduled exercise of Indian Naval Ships in Bay of Bengal is REAL indication that India is frustrated by withdrawing the drill. People who are aware of the Naval operation know that proper naval exercise are planned well in advance prior execution. The projection of PASSEX as major military maneuver is perhaps a cover up to offset negative impact of India refusing to participate in SCO military exercise. Has Bay of Bengal been waived off by corona?
Indian Officials speaking anonymously pointed to India’s recent tensions with China as a factor behind the decision. Times of India also revealed, it was because Chinese and Pakistani troops will be there. India has accepted it’s defeat by withdrawing from the exercise. (Take to heels)
India’s fear for Pakistan and China is visible. Why can’t they accept their failures on record that it’s because of Chinese aggression in Ladakh and India’s fear for Pakistan? In a recent clash on Monday, Indian Army Soldiers was badly beaten by PLA. China is continuously capturing multiple areas of Ladakh. Everyone knows Indians feel shame to face PLA. India’s Sudden reversal provides Pakistan an opportunity to cement its friendship with President Vladimir Putin and Russia.
Indians made a big mistake by skipping KavKaz 2020 military drills in Russia. Russia is also frustrated at India’s sudden decision to pull out of the event. India is loosing it’s relation with all the countries. This is what we called Cutting off the nose to spite the face. Modi is digging a grave for India by isolating it from all these beneficial drills. India will have to pay an extremely heavy price due to Modi govt’s aggression and extreme decisions. However, Pakistan hopes to build bridges with Central Asian countries through the Kavkaz 2020 exercises.
A 8-year old young boy, who is the brightest light of his parents life, Unfortunately, his life becomes darker when he was hit by a pellet by Indian Army. He was stepped out before Eid and was hit directly in his eyes with a pellet. The incident has brought inexplicable agony to his parents, who are wondering what danger an 8-year-old could pose?
“He Hates the light,” said Owais’s father, who was crouched in a side of the room at their living arrangement. What can you expect from such a small child? You can’t imagine the pain he’s going through .The light that illuminated his future, now the same light is tormenting him.
The eye with which he had yet to see the colors of the world but today it is nothing but pain and darkness. The eyes with which he must have dreamed. Now there is only fear in those eyes.
“He was crying throughout the night, he was still in pain. We cried too, seeing his condition.”
The family with its limited resources is now saving money for his treatment. “Whenever I look at him, my heart breaks into pieces,” said his mother.
“A mother can bear any pain but cannot see her own child in pain. He is the only light of our eyes.”
Hundreds of Kashmiri people blinded by pellets in India-held Kashmir. Dozens have lost lives. Indian Army terrorism continues unabated against kashmiris whilst world fights Corona. UN/EU etc must put a stop to these brutal killings.
News agency’s Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand honoured with this year’s Pulitzer Prize in feature photography.
India’s unprecedented crackdown on Indian-administered Kashmir last August, which included a sweeping curfew and shutdowns of phone and internet services, was difficult to show to the world.
But Associated Press news agency’s photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand found ways to report it. Now, their work has been honoured with the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography.
Pulitzer board administrator Dana Canedy declared the winners from her living room via a livestream on YouTube rather than at a ceremony at New York’s Columbia University.
In a statement on their website following the announcement, Pulitzer said the Kashmiri photographers were selected for their “striking images of life” in the disputed Himalayan territory.
The Pulitzers are generally regarded as the highest honour that United States-based journalists and organisations can receive.
‘Important and superb’
Snaking around roadblocks, sometimes taking cover in strangers’ homes and hiding cameras in vegetable bags, the three photographers captured images of protests, police and paramilitary action and daily life.
They then headed to the local airport to persuade travellers to carry the photo files out with them and get them to the AP’s office in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
“It was always cat-and-mouse,” Yasin recalled on Monday in an email. “These things made us more determined than ever to never be silenced.”
Yasin and Khan are based in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, while Anand is based in the Jammu district.
Anand said the award left him speechless. “I was shocked and could not believe it,” he said.
The AP’s president and CEO Gary Pruitt said their work was “important and superb”.
“Thanks to the team inside Kashmir, the world was able to witness a dramatic escalation of the long struggle over the region’s independence.”
Conflict has flared for decades in the Muslim-majority Kashmir region, divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both the nuclear powers.
The tension hit a new turning point in August, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu nationalist government stripped Indian-administered portion of Kashmir of its semi-autonomy, and divided the Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories.
India poured more troops into the already heavily militarised area, imposed a months-long curfew and harsh curbs on civil rights, and cut off internet, mobile phone, landline and cable TV services.
India said the moves were needed to forestall protests and attacks by rebels seeking independence. Thousands of people, including senior politicians and separatists, were arrested.
Last month, several leading Kashmiri journalists were charged by the Indian police under stringent laws for their “anti-national” social media posts – a move slammed by press and rights groups from around the world.
The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday rejected India’s “baseless and fallacious contention” regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the federal government to conduct the upcoming general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
On April 30, the top court had allowed the Centre to conduct the elections under the Election Act 2017 and amend the related law to install a caretaker government for conducting polls.
The five-year term of the incumbent government of GB is due to expire in the last week of June whereas the next general elections in the region will become due within 60 days after the expiry of the GB Legislative Assembly.
Earlier today, India protested against the Supreme Court’s order, claiming Pakistan’s institutions have “no locus standi on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by it”.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs lodged a “strong protest” through the démarche that “clearly conveyed that the entire union territories of Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of India by virtue of its fully legal and irrevocable accession”.
“India completely rejects such actions and continued attempts to bring material changes in Pakistan occupied areas of the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement added.
Responding to India’s protest, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui issued a statement rejecting the claims.
“A senior Indian diplomat was summoned today to convey Pakistan’s rejection of India’s baseless and fallacious contention regarding the SC’s verdict in a matter pertaining to GB,” the statement read.
“It was clearly conveyed that the Indian claim over the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir as an ‘integral part’ of India had no legal basis whatsoever.”
Farooqui added that the “entire state of Jammu and Kashmir” is a “disputed territory” and is recognised as such by the international community.
“The dispute, which is the longest outstanding item on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), stemmed from India’s forcible and illegal occupation in 1947 in complete violation of international law and aspirations of the people of the region.”
It was underscored that the only resolution to the conflict was by implementing the relevant UNSC resolutions that “recognise the Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination”.
“Pending the resolution of the dispute, any unilateral Indian actions in occupied Kashmir were illegal,” the statement read.
It was also reiterated that India’s unilateral actions on August 5, 2019 — which stripped the region of its special autonomy through a presidential decree — and subsequent attempts to alter the demographic structure of the region were “illegal and in clear violation of the UNSC resolutions”.
“It was also emphasised that the baseless Indian contention about GB could neither cover up the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces against innocent, unarmed Kashmiris nor could they succeed in diverting the attention of the international community from Indian state terrorism and aggravating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir,” the spokesperson’s statement said.
“The government of India was called upon to immediately reverse all of its illegal actions in occupied Kashmir, including ending illegal occupation of the territory, and let the people exercise their right to self-determination as enshrined in the UNSC resolutions.
“Reiterating Pakistan’s condemnation of the continuing grave human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir, India was called upon to lift restrictions and communication blackout, release illegally detained Kashmiri youth and incarcerated Kashmiri leadership, and withdraw draconian laws such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public safety Act in IOJK,” it said.
KARACHI : Major General Babar Iftikhar, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), has said that Pakistan Army troops have been deployed across the country to aid the civil administration to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
“The main objective of the deployment is to enforce the provincial governments’ lockdown directives,” Maj-Gen Iftikhar said in his first-ever interview to a private news channel, since assuming the charge of the head of the military’s media wing in February.
The military is also providing medical and all possible support to the civil administration. “We are also engaged in the mass production of personal protection equipment (PPE).”
According to the ISPR DG, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was formed to tackle the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic and to synergise the national efforts via this central authority.
He appreciated China’s support to Pakistan in tackling the global pandemic, saying their role is very positive and “we are grateful to them”.
On the Covid-19 pandemic, the ISPR DG said that until the development of a vaccine, “people might have to adjust to the new norms as life must go on”.
Rubbishing the Modi government’s allegation about “infiltration attempts”, Maj-Gen Iftikhar said, “The baseless allegations of the Indian leadership like infiltration of infected Covid-19 patients across LoC are condemnable.”
He said that the saffronisation of Indian Army is a reality and it could “jeopardise the regional peace and stability”.
On the Modi government’s victimisation of minority communities, particularly Muslims, amid the Covid-19 crisis in India and comparing them to the rights of minorities in Pakistan, he said: “The relation of minorities in Pakistan starts with our flag as the white colour represents them… they are part and parcel of everything in our country and their services for the country are appreciable.”
Maj-Gen Iftikhar also reiterated the country’s earlier demand that the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) should hold inquiry into the Indian allegations of targeting “launching pads”. “The UNMOGIP is welcome to visit any area in Pakistan.”
The deployment and activities of Pakistan Army troops on eastern and western borders have not been disturbed due to the ongoing Covid-19 relief operations.
In the wake of country’s fight against coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan Navy is extending its support to affected families in the lockdown. Pakistan Navy assisting the civil administration during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, distributed ration , PPEs at Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and other parts of the country.
Pakistan Navy has donated food and commodities while reaching out to needy families in Coastal and Creeks areas of Sindh and Balochistan containing sufficient amount of food commodities for a family of 8-10 persons for a month. They went door to door to distribute the essential items.
“We are thankful to Pakistan Navy that they helped us. They have gone from door to door distributing rations. They also said that they have more ration and if required, they would help us.” said a resident.
“All the shops are shut due to which purchasing ration is difficult. But today, Pak Navy came and provided us all the necessary food items. We are very thankful.” said another resident.
“We were out of food, we had been starving for 2 days. Pak Navy personnel’s came to our door and provide us ration bags and also guide us about safety precautions against Corona Virus.” said a local.
Moreover, Pakistan Navy personnels are also conducting awareness campaigns on preventive measures against COVID-19 and distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
Pakistan Navy Women Association (PNWA) has also remained at forefront in distributing ration among low income civilian staff families in Karachi and rural outskirt villages of Islamabad including Bhara Kahu and other areas.
Earlier on march 31, Naval chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi announced to donate his month’s salary to relief fund in the fight against COVID-19. While all other officers are also donating their salaries.
Pakistan Navy amidst challenges of coronavirus pandemic is determined to extend humanitarian support for national cause. Pakistan Navy is helping people across the country in this hour of need.
Now a days the whole world is facing Corona Virus but Kashmir is still facing Modi Virus. Modi Virus is more cruel than Corona. The innocent Kashmiris are still facing Curfew since 5 Aug 19 because of Modi.
Grave threat under media blackout Kashmir, which has been under a brutal lock down since August, is ill-equipped to deal with the Pandemic. Kashmir is facing crippling blockade of high-speed internet which effectively hampered an effective awareness campaign among the people as well as among the doctors.
The indian govt doesn’t care about the world is watching how Kashmir is treated at this time. A Surgeon in Kashmir had to waste hours trying to download treatment guidelines from the internet. Human security and health of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir must not be kept hostage to the so-called “Security of the state”
It is absolutely necessary that internet is properly stored in the valley before the problem become too big for anyone to handle. Doctors have also requested more doctors to volunteer and provide online consultations to patients so that people suffering from general ailments limit visiting hospitals. Amnesty international India also urged the govt to restore full access to internet services in Jammu and Kashmir and ensure that people have full access to health and safety related information. But Indian govt doesn’t care about the people of Kashmir and they are not lifting internet blockade.
It takes whole life to build a house for a middle class or a lower class family. Some people inherit a old house and live there for ages. Indian Brutal forces burn Kashmiris houses in just one hour in the name of search operation.
The world is fighting the virus. Lock Down is going on all over the world. People are keeping themselves safe in their homes and Kashmir is not safe even at home. Using such time of crisis to do something so disgraceful is typical of Indian government, who has no heart, no shame.
Modi govt on march 24 imposed a three-week nationwide lockdown in India. Amidst this Pandemic virus, life has halted whose population is more a 100 million. On the one hand people are suffering from the effects, and on the other police and other securities agencies have decided to lash whoever comes out in the street.
Most of the cases were found in Punjab. And now it started to engulf other provinces. According to India Today’s, securities agencies and police are not beating up youngsters but aged too. Indian police violence killed several young men; A man one was out to buy milk during lockdown, yet another example of how police across the country are using extreme force to punish people who break the lockdown rules. Indian style of enforcing Corona lockdown, police hit the baton on head of pillion rider, killed him on the spot.
There are many other victims of Indian police brutalities who are being hospitalized. Police women are turned out to be two steps away from men and have left no stones unturned in showing violent behaviour to people all across in India. People who were running fruit and vegetables carts, were frightened away and their goods were scattered out on the roads by the goons in uniform.
This is Modi’s Lockdown. This is India’s Police State in full display. While the poorest Indians starve, the police are trashing food. India Fights Coronavirus? Seems India is fighting against its own people.
The workers, who had returned from Delhi, were covered in a bleaching agent, sodium hypochlorite, which can cause damage to the skin, eyes and lungs. That’s how they are treating their people.
Goons are attacking Muslims neighborhood, kidnapping youth, demanding extortion up to Rs. 1 Lakh or 2 Lakh, or else threatening to declare their detainee as Corona patient. Muslims in India are helpless and nobody is listening to them.
India COVID-19 lockdown left poorer starve and food aid from government feels like a joke to them. The amount of money and food provided through government initiatives are insufficient. Even some people are not given food. Rather people are being treated like an animal under Modi’s lockdown.
غیر ملکی خبر رساں ادارے کے مطابق بھارت میں 21 روز کا لاک ڈاؤن ہے اس دوران ایک ارب سے زائد شہریوں پر مشتمل لوگوں والے ملک میں زندگی رک گئی ہے جہاں پر عوام کو شدید پریشانی کا سامنا ہے وہیں پر پولیس عوام پر بدترین تشدد کر رہی ہے، سب سے زیادہ کیسز پنجاب میں دیکھنے میں مل رہے ہیں، تاہم اس کا دائرہ اب دیگر شہروں کی طرف بھی دیکھنے کو مل رہا ہے۔
خبر رساں ادارے ’انڈیا ٹوڈے‘ کے مطابق بھارت میں لاک ڈاؤن کے دوران پولیس چھوٹے ہوں یا بزرگ، پولیس بلا امتیاز تشدد کا نشانہ بنا رہی ہے، ریڑھی بانوں کی سبزیاں اور فروٹ سڑکوں پر بکھیر دیے گئے۔ خواتین پولیس اہلکار تشدد میں مردوں سے بھی دو قدم آگے نکل گئیں، شہریوں پر ڈنڈے برسانے کے لیے خواتین اہلکار پھرتیاں دکھانے لگیں۔