Safiya holds a placard during a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday. Associated Press
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have begun restoring landline phone services after a nearly two-week unprecedented security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday the country was considering an approach to the United Nations Security Council after India stripped its portion of contested Kashmir of special status.
India struck down a constitutional provision on Monday that granted special status to residents of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Tamil Nadu’s principal opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday expressed satisfaction that several mainstream opposition parties including the Congress and the Communists joined a demonstration staged by the party in Delhi to protest against the Central government’s revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir provided under Article 370.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan called on citizens to strictly adhere to anti-virus protocols while celebrating Eid Al Fitr, stating that the measures were necessary to avoid a massive outbreak.
Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali was informed about the decision and he told the Muslim leaders that he would speak to the Director General of Police.
Proposed by the militants and matched by President Ashraf Ghani, the truce will grant respite for Afghans as they mark the Muslim festival with friends and family.