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India has rights issues, situation improving in J&K: US State Department

Washington, March 31: India has several significant human rights issues, including restrictions on freedom of expression and the press, corruption and tolerance of violations of religious freedom, a report of the US state department said on Tuesday. The report notes that the government has taken steps to improve the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir and restore normalcy in the former state, which was split into two union territories after its special status was scrapped in 2019. In its '2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices' to the US...

Kargil picks J&K over Ladakh

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 31: The Valley-based seven-party alliance fighting for the restoration of Article 370 received a rousing reception and warm support in Kargil on Friday, dealing a blow to the Centre's efforts to wean Ladakhis off Kashmiris' political campaigns.The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, making its first outreach to Kargil, won support from a local coalition of political, religious and social bodies.The development was equally a setback for Ladakh's Buddhist alliance, which has been seeking Muslim-majority Kargil's support in its battle to have the fledgling Union Territory included in the...

PDP, JKNPP stage anti-BJP protests over new land laws in J&K

Jammu, October 28: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Panthers Party (NPP) on Wednesday staged separate protests here, demanding repeal of the new land laws which have paved the way for people from outside Jammu and Kashmir to buy land in the Union Territory.Led by General Secretary and former legislator Surinder Choudhary, PDP activists holding the tricolour as well as the party flag assembled at the PDP headquarters at Gandhi Nagar and staged a rally to lodge their resentment against the BJP-led central government over the new land law.However,...
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