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India protests: UN terms PaK as ‘Azad Kashmir’, Lashkar, Jaish as ‘armed groups’

India protests: UN terms PaK as ‘Azad Kashmir’, Lashkar, Jaish as ‘armed groups’

In strongly objecting to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on human rights violations in J&K, India has cited departures from internationally-accepted terminology in the report, the Indian Express reported. The report has termed militant organisations like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as “armed group” 38 times, Pakistan-administered […]

50 nations ‘curbing plastic pollution’

Fifty nations are now taking action to reduce plastic pollution, a UN report released on Tuesday said. It revealed that the Galapagos will ban single-use plastics, Sri Lanka will ban styrofoam and China is insisting on biodegradable bags, reports the BBC. In many developing countries, plastic bags are causing floods by blocking drains, or they […]

UN in India ‘strongly’ condemns Kathua minor’s rape-and-murder

UN in India ‘strongly’ condemns Kathua minor’s rape-and-murder

Sadly, these are not isolated cases. There are many others who remain invisible, unheard and therefore, not counted due to everyday normalization of sexual and other forms of violence. Srinagar: The UN in India on Friday “strongly” condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district in Jammu and a […]

UN chief ‘very concerned over Kashmir situation’

UN chief ‘very concerned over Kashmir situation’

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is “very concerned” over the situation in Kashmir and wants all member states to protect their civilians, reports said. “The Secretary-General is, indeed, very concerned about the situation that we’ve seen in Jammu and Kashmir. He reminds that Member States are responsible under international humanitarian law to protect civilians,” Stephane […]

Kashmir’s azadi is inevitable: Ambassador Buch

Kashmir’s azadi is inevitable: Ambassador Buch

The de-annexation process is inevitable in the post-colonial age. The only question is whether it is accomplished by armed struggle, resulting in a spiral of violence and counter-violence, or through negotiations   Veteran Kashmiri diplomat, Ambassador Yusuf Buch, has said that if there had been popular support in Kashmir for the Indian rule, the dispute […]