Day: January 18, 2023

Modi regime intensifies its colonial settler plan in IIOJK

Srinagar, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has intensified its colonial settler plan in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In its latest move, the Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-backed regime in IIOJK has started snatching the land and properties of the locals, particularly Muslims, in the name of anti-encroachment drive. In the guise of clearing land that occupation authorities describe as ‘state land’ from encroachers, the IIOJK administration in a recent order asked the revenue officials and the Deputy Commissioners to ensure all such land is freed by the end of this month. The actual aim is

Indian SC agrees to hear journalist Rana Ayyub’s plea 

New Delhi, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Supreme Court of India has agreed to hear on January 23 journalist Rana Ayyub’s petition challenging the summons issued to her by a Ghaziabad Special Court in a money-laundering case lodged against her by the Enforcement Directorate. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea after her counsel Vrinda Grover requested it to list the matter urgently. Grover said the summons has been issued by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Special Court in Ghaziabad against Rana Ayyub for January 27 and therefore it should be

BBC series links Modi’s role in 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat

London, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):BBC has prepared a two-episode series on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled “India: The Modi Question” which links his role in 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat that left over two thousand dead. BBC’s series examines how “Narendra Modi’s premiership has been dogged by persistent allegations about the attitude of his government towards India’s Muslim population” and that it will “investigate the truth behind these allegations and examine Modi’s backstory to explore other questions about his politics when it comes to India’s largest religious minority.” “The series tells the story about his troubled relations with the

Probe order authenticates 4 youth were martyred in fake encounter on Dec 28 in Jammu 

Srinagar, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, reports about the killing of four Kashmiri youth in a fake encounter by Indian police in the Sidra area of Jammu outskirts on December 28 have been authenticated with the ordering of a magisterial probe into the gruesome incident, by the local authorities. On December 28 last year, police said four militants were killed in a morning encounter in the Sidra area of Jammu outskirts after a truck ferrying them was allegedly intercepted at a check-post by Indian forces ensuing in a shootout. The police didn’t reveal the identities

Modi regime’s land grab move angers Mirwaiz, warns of people’s reaction 

Srinagar, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed great anguish at the Modi regime’s another move to further encroach upon the rights of Kashmiri people by creating private land banks and handing them over to outsiders in the name of setting up industries in the disputed territory. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who is in under house arrest in Srinagar in a statement said, this move will further disempower locals especially the poorer segment. The APHC leader said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are already

‘Azad Kashmir’ question in West Bengal school book angers Modi govt

New Delhi, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):A political row erupted in West Bengal state of India, yesterday, after an image of the class 10 model question paper asking students to mark “Azad Kashmir” on a map went viral on social media, with the opposition BJP claiming it to be a “jihadi conspiracy”. The development prompted the Indian government on Wednesday to ask the West Bengal government for a factual report on the mentioning of “Azad Kashmir” in class 10 model question paper. As per reports: “The ministry has taken a serious view of news reports on a question for class 10

India banning news it describes as ‘fake’ on social media 

New Delhi, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):In pursuit of curbs on freedom of speech, Indian government has decided not to permit social media platforms to host any information that it describes as “false”, according to a draft proposal of the country’s IT rules released this week. This is the latest in a slew of measures by Modi’s government that are being seen as efforts to rein in freedom of expression in India. Any information identified as “fake or false” by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), or by any other agency authorised for fact-checking by the government or “by its department in

IIOJK boy who uses social media for promotion of Kashmiri language 

Srinagar, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a Kashmiri boy, Touqeer, uses social media platforms to overcome barriers of distance and time and thereby works for promotion of Kashmiri language. The Pulwam boy Touqeer took to social media in October 2021 to promote his mother tongue and till now has garnered lacks of followers on different social media platforms. His Instagram page alone has 96,000 followers and every video he uploads gets thousands of views. He runs a page namely Keashur Praw (Kosher means Kashmiri, Praw means let’s read or learn) on different social media platforms

Punjab Uplifts Major Sectors by Approving Various Development Schemes in its 40th PDWP Forum 

Lahore, January 18, 2023 (PPI-OT):The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party approved nine development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs. 13,208.888 million. These schemes were approved in the 40th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2022-23 presided by Secretary Planning and Development Board Dr. Sohail Anwar. The approved development schemes included after noon school program (upgradation of primary schools) at the cost of Rs. 5,657.724 million, Revamping of data centre services with facility of high availability and backup of PFSA (revised) at the cost of Rs. 735.289 million, Revamping and upgradation of