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Day: January 19, 2023

Tributes paid to Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacre victims 

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Srinagar, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posters have paid glowing tributes to innocent Kashmiris, martyred by Indian troops in the territory. Posters appeared in Srinagar and adjoining areas, urging people to observe complete shutdown in Srinagar and adjoining areas to remember the martyrs of Gaw Kadal, Handwara and Kupwara massacres. Over 50 people were martyred and hundreds others were injured when Indian troops had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar on January 21 in 1990. The demonstrators were protesting against the molestation of several women by the Indian troops in the area. On 25 January 1990, at least 21 Kashmiris were martyred by the Indian troops in north Kashmir’s Handwara town. On 27th January in 1994, a...

Worship swords not books, Hindutva leader tells Hindus

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New Delhi, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):Pramod Muthalik, president of Sri Rama Sene and a prominent member of the Hindutva movement, has urged the Hindu community to worship swords and keep them on display in their homes as a means of protecting their ladies. Muthalik asserted that it is preferable to worship swords rather than tools or books during the Ayudha Pooja, a festival celebrated in south India a day before Dasara. During this occasion, people frequently worship things related to their occupation. “We should worship swords instead of tractors, books, or pencils. “We should keep swords in our houses to safeguard our women,” Muthalik remarked on Thursday at a convention commemorating Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary in Yadravi, Karnataka’s Belagavi district. Pramod Muthalik made t...

‘Real character of BJP’: Congress after wrestler accuses BJP MP and WFI chairman of sexual harassment 

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New Delhi, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Congress has slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying its “real character” stands exposed after wrestler Vinesh Phogat accused its MP and Wresting Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually exploiting women wrestlers. The Congress’ attack came after Phogat alleged that Singh has been sexually exploiting women wrestlers for years, a charge vehemently rejected by the sports administrator and the BJP MP. Those giving slogans of “saving the girl child” are exploiting them, the Congress alleged. “Daughters have to be saved from the BJP,” it said. “Extremely shameful! Women players are being sexually exploited in the wrestling association. Female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has accused wrestling federation president and B...

Mehbooba, Omar criticise IIOJK authorities’ land eviction order 

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Srinagar, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah have criticised the authorities for evicting the Kashmiris from their lands in the name of removing encroachments by January end. Mehbooba Mufti talking to media persons in Srinagar said any law of the country is for the welfare of the citizens but in Kashmir after 2019 so many laws have been brought and are used like arms against the people. She said, the people who are living on the lands for years are very poor with having five to six marlas of having constructed their homes and now they are being asked to vacate the land is humiliating. Omar Abdullah in a statement in Srinagar said the Ro...

Ramban DDC asks authorities to stop land eviction drives 

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Jammu, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the District Development Council (DDC), Ramban, has unanimously adopted a resolution to oppose the authorities’ eviction order. The DDC members, in their resolution, said simply branding the people as land grabbers is not only unjustified but misleading as well. “The admin must prevent the authorities from demolishing or damaging the properties,” read the resolution. For more information, contact: Kashmir Media Service Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549 Fax: +92-51-4861736 Email: Website:

Proof of corruption against 13 BJP MLAs, 4 ministers, say Karnataka contractors at Bengaluru protest 

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Bengaluru, January 19, 2023 (PPI-OT):After accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka of corruption for months, the state’s government contactors staged a massive protest against “commission demands” at Freedom Park in Bengaluru. Hundreds of contractors, who have been accusing the government of demanding “40 percent commission” on all works and pending bills, also issued an ultimatum. The contractor’s association has given the BJP government till 31 March to clear all pending dues for three years – running into Rs25,000 crore, according to them – and threatened to stop all on-going works if the money wasn’t paid. “Narendra Modi is not corrupt, but he has given a free hand to his MLAs and ministers who are indulging in excessive corruption,” alleged said D...