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Leader expresses concern about Kashmir, urges India to follow fair policy toward Muslim-majority region

“We maintain good relations with the Indian government, but the Indian government is expected to adopt a fair policy toward the decent people of Kashmir so that the Muslim people of the region are not put under pressure,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members in Tehran on Wednesday. The Leader described…

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A military coup in Kashmir

A Kashmiri activist has criticized the New Delhi government’s recent decision to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its special constitutional status, saying it seems like the restive Muslim-majority Himalayan region has been taken over by the Indian army in a “military coup”. 

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Pakistan accuses India of using water as weapon of war

Muzammil Hussain, whose government agency is responsible for water in Pakistan, said on Monday that India was using its position upstream to wage “fifth-generation warfare” on the country. “They try to isolate diplomatically, they try to strangulate economically, they’re trying to strangulate our water resources – and water automatically will have an impact on your economy, your agriculture and your…

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Developments in India-controlled Kashmir amount to military coup: Activist to Press TV

A Kashmiri activist has criticized the New Delhi government’s recent decision to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its special constitutional status, saying it seems like the restive Muslim-majority Himalayan region has been taken over by the Indian army in a “military coup,” Press TV reports.  “I could say a military coup has taken place in Kashmir. The Indian army has over…

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Nigerian Islamic Movement Exposes Abuja’s Plot for Murdering Zakzaky in India

Sheikh Zakzaky was, from the very beginning of his travel to India, bothered and pressed by the hostile decision of the Nigerian government, according to a Friday statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The movement added in its statement that even upon returning from New Delhi, the top…

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Nigerian Movement Exposes Abuja’s Plot for Murdering Zakzaky in India

Sheikh Zakzaky was, from the very beginning of his travel to India, bothered and pressed by the hostile decision of the Nigerian government, according to a Friday statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The movement added in its statement that even upon returning from New Delhi, the top…

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India announces easing of brutal curfew over Kashmir

Administrator Shahid Choudhary announced on Friday that restrictions are being lifted in most areas and government offices will open on Saturday for service delivery while Indian police and military forces deployed to the restive Himalayan region remained on high alert as hundreds of residents took to the streets of main city of Srinagar following Friday prayers to take part in…

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Senior cleric calls on Indian government to revise decision on Kashmir

“The Kashmir issue is one of the catastrophes in the Muslim world. The Indian government was not expected to act in contradiction to international rules. This is contrary to their human conscience, fairness and even their internal laws,” Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi said during today’s Friday Prayers in Tehran with respect to the Indian government’ recent decision to strip autonomy of the Kashmir…

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Indian armoured vehicles bar Kashmiris from entering mosques for Friday prayers

India has imposed a curfew and communication blackout on Kashmir for the past 12 days, after having stripped the disputed region of its special autonomy. Residents of Kashmir’s largest city, Srinagar, said the city’s mosque was seen shut on Friday morning, with an armed vehicle outside. Shops remained closed and many streets were noticeably empty. “This is Friday,” said a…

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Nigerian Muslim leader Zakzaky leaves India: Daughter

Speaking to the AFP on Friday, Zakzaky’s daughter Suhailah Zakzaky confirmed that Zakzaky had left New Delhi for Nigeria. “They did fly with Ethiopian Airlines,” she said. Zakzaky returned along with his wife Mallimah Zinat — who was also seeking treatment for injuries — after announcing his planned departure earlier on Thursday. The London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, a non-profit organization, said the…

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