Zaira Wasim and Dia Mirza
Former actor Zaira Wasim, however, stands in solidarity with the Kashmiri people in these times of turmoil giving hope and love through a simple statement.
“This too shall pass,” tweeted Zaira.
Moreover, actors Dia Mirza and Sanjay Suri have also been vocally against the violence, hoping for peace in the region.
“My thoughts are with #Kashmir. Praying for peace #KashmirNeedsAttention,” wrote Dia while Sanjay said: “Stay safe one and all in #JammuKashmir.”
Pakistani celebrities have also slammed Indian government's move against the Kashmiri people's right to self determination.
Amongst them is famed Pakistani artist Marwa Hocane who has come forth condemning the atrocities in the valley amidst widespread bloodshed and terror and a lock-down in the region.
Turning to Twitter, the 'Jawani Phir Nai Aani' starlet writes:
"I can NOT sleep tonight. #Kashmir What are we turning this world into? Why are we killing each other? What do we want? Is power really so important for mankind? God!!! Help us all!!!!."
In another post, Mawra penned:
"Where is UNHRC? It’s inhumane. #Kashmir Do we live in such dark times? Countless conventions to protect human lives? What about all the rights & rules we are taught in the books? Do they mean anything? #SaveLivesinKashmir #KashmirBleed @UN @UNICEF_Pakistan."
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Mahira Khan also expressed her dismay at the situation.
His reaction came after the Indian government earlier in the day decided to revoke Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said the interior ministry had already started a crackdown on Indian movies in the federal capital and it would be expanded to other parts of the country soon in collaboration with the provincial governments.
'This is the first time in over 50 years that this issue has been deliberated upon by the Security Council'
The premier's message came as the curfew and communications blackout imposed by New Delhi in Kashmir entered its 12th day. Aug.15 is also India's Independence Day, which is being observed as a black day across Pakistan to protest the brutalities in Kashmir.
Nearly 13,400 people were forced to evacuate as water consumed hundreds of homes around the country, turning some streets into raging rivers of brown water, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency.
Sheikh Hamdan said on Twitter, "We extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family, relatives, companions and readers of Khalid Al Qashtini, the Iraqi journalist and writer, and the owner of the creative pen, who enriched our Arab world with his publications. With his departure, the Arab media loses a symbol of creativity.”
The authorities said, “Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority teams are dealing with a fire that broke out this evening at a warehouse in Mussafah industrial area.
"Every year, over 400m tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide - one-third of which is used just once,” said Antonio Guterres. "Every day, the equivalent of over 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic is dumped into our oceans, rivers, and lakes.”