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Pakistan Claims to Shoot Down Two Indian Fighter Planes; Says One Pilot Arrested

Reports in Pakistani media say that the Pakistani Air Force shot down two Indian fighter planes. The claim is not yet confirmed by the Indian side but reports in Indian media do mention "crash" of an Indian Airforce Plane in Budhgam area of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pak Fighter Jets Cross Kashmir LoC, Drop Bombs; Indian Plane Crashes, Pilots Feared Dead

As per media reports Pakistani fighter jets crossed LoC and entered into Indian Occupied Kashmir's air space on Wednesday, 27 February. A report in The Quint notes that the Pak jets dropped bombs on the way out.

Pak Claims Indian Aircrafts Crossed Over into PoK; Dropped Payloads and Rushed Back

Pakistan armed forces spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor has claimed that Indian aircraft intruded from Muzzafarabad sector and dropped a payload near Balakot. He added that “facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force” Indian aircrafts returned soon.

Torture on Sikh Emigrant by ICE – Connecticut Sikhs discussed issue with Federal Officials

USA Members and Activists of Sikh Community hold Meeting with various federal officials including Congressman office and briefed them about Torture and Mistreatment of Sikh detainees in ICE {US Immigration and Customs Enforcement} Detention Centers.

Infrastructure Needs Will Push India to Reconsider China’s BRI, AIIB Report

India has taken a posture to not accept China's mega Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) for Beijing's plan to build projects under it in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is perceived as a threat to sovereignty by New Delhi.

Refrain From Actions That Intensify Disputes: China Warns India After Modi Visits Arunachal Pradesh

China’s foreign ministry on Saturday (Feb. 9) condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, also claimed by China, saying it “resolutely opposes” activities of Indian leaders in the region, reads a report in Hindustan Times (HT)

China Inceasing Military Capabilities; Expanding Access To Strategic Ports In Indian Ocean: US Report

Chandigarh: China is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan’s Gwadar and Sri Lanka’s Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support ...

‘Encounter killings in UP Alarming’: UN slams Yogi Govt.; Takes Notice of Encounter Killings in UP

Today, on 11 January 2019, four UN human rights experts have expressed alarm about allegations of at least 59 extrajudicial killings by police in Uttar Pradesh since March 2017.

UK Foreign Office Needs to Join the US and Other Countries to Publicly Challenge India about Freedom of Religion

“The harsh truth is these changes have only been made possible as Preet Kaur Gill MP is now the co-chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and has pushed for historic injustices and ongoing issues to be mentioned.  Previously Lord Singh has been the Vice-Chair and remained silent on the treatment of Sikhs in India and Afghanistan.”

It’s unacceptable to label Sikhs as terrorists : Gurratan Singh (Brampton East MPP)

“This is not only about the Sikh community, this about protection of minorities and their civil rights,” said Singh. “When a government can brand entire communities as a threat in the absence of evidence, there are real consequences for racialized individuals, including discrimination.”

“Racist” Gandhi Falls in Ghana as University Topples Statue Donated by India

Ghanaians made history this week when they tore down a statue of Indian icon Mohandas Gandhi.

China Welcomes India and Pakistan’s Move to Open Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

In an expected move, the China on Monday (Dec. 3) welcomed India and Pakistan's move to open the Dera Baba Nanak to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, saying strengthening dialogue between them and properly addressing their differences means a lot to the world peace and development.

G20 Leaders Must Question India on Its Human Rights Commitment: Amnesty India

G20 member countries should ensure that human rights are at the forefront of the discussions at the G20 summit and urge India to put an end to the harassment of civil society and human rights defenders at once, Amnesty India said today.

Amnesty International To Hold Protest Outside Indian High Commission in UK

Amnesty International activists will protest at the Indian High Commission on Friday (30 November) to call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop trying to crush human rights organisations in Indian subcontinent.

Amnesty International Withdraws Human Rights Award From Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for.

Taliban Join Moscow Peace Talks on Afghanistan; No Progress Reported

The 19th Century British politician, Lord Palmerston was of the view that: “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” Henry Kissinger rephrased it: “America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.”

US ‘War on Terror’ has Killed over Half a Million People: Study Titled Costs of War

Hundreds of thousands of people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan have been killed due to the so-called "war on terror" launched by the United States in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attack, according to a new study.

WSP Representatives Call for UN Intervention to Resolve the Indo-Sikh Conflict

On the 34th anniversary of the genocide of the Sikhs in India during the first week of November 1984, a delegation from the recently formed World Sikh Parliament (WSP) met with a senior UN human rights official in Geneva to urge action by the world body to deal with the range of key human rights concerns that define the decades-old conflict between the Sikh nation and the Indian state, reads a release issued by an official of the World Sikh Parliament.

US President Donald Trump turns down India’s invite for Republic Day celebrations

US President Donald Trump has reportedly turned down the Indian government's invite to visit Indian subcontinent on January 26 that is marked by the Indian government as "Republic Day".

Malawi Government Ignores Charges of Racism, Supports Gandhi Statue Construction

In a formal response to growing outrage among citizens of Malawi about a proposed statue of Mohandas Gandhi which is being erected in Blantyre, the second-largest city in the southern central African country, the Government of Malawi suggested the statue is required by India in order for the country to continue benefitting from “credit and concessionary loans for various development projects.”

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