Time has come to settle Kashmir dispute with wisdom: Prof Butt

Srinagar, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt has said now is the time to resolve the Kashmir dispute with wisdom in view of the change sweeping across the globe.
Professor Abdul Ghani Butt talking to different delegations in Srinagar said, world is showing concern about the dispute over Kashmir which is a positive development. He Read More…

Continued illegal house detention of Mirwaiz condemned

Srinagar, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the executive members of Hurriyat forum have strongly condemned the continued and arbitrary house detention of their chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been under illegal house detention since August 2019 when the Modi-led fascist Indian government repealed its special status and imposed military siege in the territoRead More…

Actions of Aug 5, 2019 added to complexities of Kashmir issue: PDP

Jammu, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), pro-India People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on its 22nd Foundation Day launched membership drive and welcomed the newly nominated office-bearers of the party.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion, PDP vice president, Abdul Hameed Choudhary said: “We have to re-dedicate ourselves to the guiding principles and ethos of PDP whiRead More…

IIOJK HC grants bail to 2 booked under UAPA

Srinagar, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): While setting aside Special NIA Court order rejecting bail plea of two persons under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), the High Court of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has ruled that status of the prosecutor is not a part of the investigating agency as it is an independent statutory authority.
A division bench of Justices Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Vinod ChRead More…

Farmers in IIOJK protest against CRPF

Srinagar, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): Srinagar, July 29 (KMS): After getting their paddy fields inundated due to rise in water level, several farmers staged a protest against India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), urging authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to remove the boundary wall created by CRPF personnel around their camp at Vailoo Kokarnag area of south Kashmir’Read More…

IIOJK HC quashes PSA detention of 3 persons

Srinagar, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): The High Court of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir quashed detention of three persons who were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Allowing their habeas corpus petitions, a bench of Justice Sanjeev Kumar directed the authorities to release forthwith from preventive custody Sheeraz Ahmad Sheikh of Batamuran Wanpora, Shopian and Umar Yousaf Bhat of Pulwama provided theRead More…

Anti-CAA protests: India’s human rights commission tries to brush killing of 23 Muslims under the carpet

Lucknow, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): In a case of excessive force used by Uttar Pradesh Police on anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters in India in December 2019, which had resulted in deaths of 23 Muslim youths and injuries to many, the National Human Rights Commission has stated that “no further intervention of the Commission is required” and that the case is closed. In January 2020, the National ConfederRead More…

Muslim blogger in coma after brutal police attack in India

Gujarat, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): A 22-year-old blogger and social media influencer Samir Ansari from Umra village in Gujarat’s Surat district who was brutally attacked by cops for not wearing a mask is in hospital in a critical condition, the family said. The incident happened on 22 July.
“At around 9:10 pm on 22 July, Ammi (mother) called to Samir’s mobile phone to come home for dinner. The bell rang but he diRead More…

2 swept away in Rajouri flash floods, rains damage several houses

Jammu, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): Two persons were washed away in two separate incidents of flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Rajouri district of the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Several houses were also damaged in the heavy downpour that flooded all water bodies in the district and created havoc.
Officials said that Munshi Ram, son of Lochan Dass, resident of Badog village of Kalakote wasRead More…

Tamil Nadu: ‘Untouchability wall’ around Dalit colonies triggers protest

Chennai, July 29, 2021 (PPI-OT): A 9-foot-high ‘untouchability wall’ has been built by some people at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Kalkandar Kottai of Tamil Nadu’s Trichy district to separate their farms from colonies of Scheduled Caste people or Dalits. This has triggered a protest. Trichy’s CPM zonal head N Karthikeyan said, “Six streets here are occupied by Scheduled Castes, and these people were working in thoRead More…