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About 4000 Kashmiris Arrested Since August 5 by Indian Authorities

Reports from Indian-administered Kashmir reveal that thousands of people have been arrested and detained by Indian authorities in Kashmir since August 5- when the BJP government stripped of the special status to the State.

India Renews Crackdown on Kashmiris After Overnight Protests

Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir reimposed restrictions on people's movement on August 18 following a flare-up of protests by Kashmiris. According to media reports, which cite officials saying that clashes between Kashmiri residents and police left dozens injured.

Sikhs and Kashmiris Hold Mass Protest Against India at UN Headquarters on August 15

Movement Against Atrocities and Repression (MAAR) and all European Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and Gurdwara Management Committees held a massive protest rally and raised the freedom for all flag in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 to 16:00 hours.

India’s Kashmir Move Is A Challenge to Global Security and Regional Stakeholders: World Sikh Parliament

The World Sikh Parliament unreservedly condemns India’s brazen attempt this week to override international law and democratic legitimacy by unilaterally purporting to divide and annex Kashmir.

Sikh Body Writes An Open Letter to US President Donald Trump on Kashmir Issue

A Punjab based pro-freedom Sikh group- Dal Khalsa, has written an open letter to President of Untied States Donald Trump on Kashmir issue.

Organization of Islamic Countries Holds Emergency Meeting on Kashmir; Advocates Plebiscite

A statement released by Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) on August 6 noted that 'following a request from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, an urgent meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir at the level of Permanent Representatives was held in Jeddah on 6 August 2019 to review the recent developments in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK)'.

NDP Statement on the Status of Human Rights in Kashmir

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic, Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), issued a statement on Kashmir issue.

International Kashmiri Scholars Request UN Intervention After Unilateral Indian Action [Read Full Text of Joint Letter]

A number of international Kashmiri scholars have requested immediate intervention of the United Nations (UN) in the Kashmir crisis. Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network (KSCAN) has written a letter addressed to Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. António Guterres.

UN Resolutions Prohibit Any Unilateral Action to Change Disputed Nature of Jammu & Kashmir: Kashmiri Diaspora Groups

In a written statement issued on August 5 (copy available with Sikh Siyasat News), various Kashmiri diaspora groups 'rejected' and condemned the Indian government's decision of abrogating article 370 and 35 A that guarantees the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Full Texts of China’s Response Statements on India’s Moves in Kashmir and Ladakh

China has objected to Indian government's move to strip disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir of 'special status' and divide the region into two parts to be controlled by the Central Government of India.

Kashmiris Must Be Allowed To Exercise Right To Self Determination: Pak PM Imran Khan

Amidst reports of panic amongst Kashmiris in Indian administered Kashmir, caused by a series of orders and announcements by the Indian establishment, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Kashmiris must be allowed to exercise their right to self determination according to UN SC resolutions.

Panic Grips Kashmir After India Orders Pilgrims, Tourists to Leave Immideately

With no clarity from the authorities, the region's shaken residents are viewing the government order as yet another instance of the "psychological warfare" they say is being waged by India against them.

DSGMC chief Sirsa, Pak Sikh leader Chawla shake hands at Nankana Sahib; photo goes viral

AMRITSAR: In a significant development, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Pakistan based Sikh leader Gopal Singh Chawla who ...

Calls for German Ambassador’s Resignation Intensify

Amid international media fallout after German Ambassador Walter Lindner’s 17 July 2019 visit to the headquarters of the RSS — a volunteer organization that has enshrined Nazi and Italian fascist ideology — calls are increasing for Lindner to resign.

Sikh Federation (UK)’s Reaction to British PM Theresa May’s Expected Resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May set to give in to pressure and announce she is resigning as Prime Minister. The starting gun on a leadership race for the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister is expected to be fired today that could see a new Prime Minister in place by the end of July.

Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) yesterday (on May 20) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and Kashmir titled Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir.

India Decides to Not To Communicate with UN Special Reporters About Reports on Violations in Kashmir

Angry over a submission from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the massive human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian state has reportedly informed the United Nations body that it will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its report.

India and Pak Should Resolve Issues Through Dialogue Involving Stateless Nations of the Region: World Sikh Parliament

Noting that the Sikhs, as a nation, are not a party to the Indo-Pakistan dispute and yet would suffer the most as Punjab would be the likely theatre of such a war, the World Sikh Parliament (WSP) has called for all would-be combatants to undertake that the Sikh population, homeland and holy sites will not be used or targeted in any military conflict.

USA: Two Dead, 4 Injured In University fo North Carolina Shooting

Two people were killed and four others wounded, two with life-threatening injuries, in a shooting on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, area emergency management officials said.

Julian Assange’s Arrest, Dark Moment For Freedom of Press: Edward Snowden

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday  (April 11) morning. Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last six years. This happens after Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno withdrew Julian Assange’s asylum.

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