Asserting that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been suffering for the past 73 years under Pakistan colonialism, human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza on Wednesday urged the US President-elect Joe Biden to "heal" the "wounded people and divide people" of PoK and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
"Mr President-elect, we have been suffering for the past 73 years under the Pakistan colonialism.
And now since, China's Belt and Road initiative has encroached into our land of Gilgit Baltistan we face double colonization of Pakistan and China.
And the uncanny military and economic relation between Pakistan and China make this issue more pressing," said Mirza, who is from Mirpur in PoK and is living in exile in the UK.
While talking about his problems as a representative of Gilgit Baltistan, he said that given the US President-elect position, Biden is best suited to intervene in their matter and help resolve the issues.
One of the biggest international challenges facing President Biden is a relationship with China, which had grown increasingly hostile under the Trump administration. Now, the Biden administration faces power struggles in Asia as China grows more dominant. CNN’s Ivan Watson reports.
A protest was organised outside the Pakistan embassy on Wednesday against desecration of Hindu shrines in Pakistan and persecution of minorities. Around 40 people got together near the embassy to hold protests. The event was organised by the Rashtriya Ekta Abhiyan' as a Hindu temple in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was vandalised and set on fire by an unruly mob in Dec. 30, 2020. Hindus are the biggest minority in Pakistan who face persecution including forceful conversion of the girls.
Polling is underway for the 28 constituencies in the eighth and final phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections on December 19. Voting is taking place on 13 constituencies in Kashmir and 15 constituencies in Jammu. 168 candidates including 122 males and 46 females are in the fray for DDC polls in the eighth phase.
US Senator Mark Warner participated in the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. He slammed Trump’s refusal to concede and said that the issue has tarnished US’ image globally. He also spoke about how India-US ties are likely to change under the Biden administration. He also made a strong pitch for countering China’s ‘authoritarian capitalism’ model and called for like minded democracies to collaborate. Senator Warner also spoke on issues like Kashmir, CAA and terrorism emanating out of Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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On being asked if the arrest of five people, suspected to be terrorists, in Delhi today is linked with farmers' protests, Pramod Kushwaha, DCP, Special Cell of Delhi Police, said, "This case has no connection with the ongoing protests at the borders (of Delhi)." Earlier, following an encounter in Shakarpur area, five suspected terrorists were arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell today. Two of them are from Punjab, while remaining three are Kashmir-based.
A complaint has been filed against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. The complaint was filed at Gaya Civil Court in Bihar for her alleged remarks on Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha. Speaking to media, lawyer of Gaya Civil Court, Kumar Shambhu Prasad said, "It is a crime to make derogatory comments against any leader. So, we have asked court to take cognizance of our complaint." A post was shared by Kangana on her Twitter handle in the first week of this month (December 03), which included a picture of Upendra Kushwaha's election meeting. The leaders involved in this picture were said to be members of the gang in pieces (Tukde Tukde Gang). The biggest leader in the picture is Upendra Kushwaha, whose picture is written in 'Azad Kashmir'. Similarly, other leaders were also added in poster with names like Lutyens Liberal, Jihadi, Khalistani and Urban Naxal.
Two girls from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), who had inadvertently crossed into the Indian side in Poonch on December 06, have been repatriated from Chakkan Da Bagh crossing point on December 07. One of the girls, Laiba Zabair said, "We lost our way and entered Indian Territory. We feared that Army personnel will beat us up but they treated us in a very good manner. We had thought that they would not allow us to go back but today we are being sent home. People are very good here."
Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 03, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK. Anurag said, "We have seen media reports about the conclusion of agreements related to Azad Pattan Hydropower Project in PoK." "We have consistently conveyed our strong protest to Pakistan on its attempts to bring material changes in Indian territories under its illegal and forcible occupation," he added.
Asserting that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been suffering for the past 73 years under Pakistan colonialism, human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza has urged the US President-elect Joe Biden to..
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's announcement to make Gilgit-Baltistan the nation's newest province has been met with fierce indignation in India. Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Indian territory and..
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