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Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

HONG KONG, SEPT 15 (DNA) – Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure on Beijing over sliding freedoms.The protest came as another large rally made its way through the city streets on Sunday afternoon in defiance of a ban by police, who warned the gathering was illegal.”We have a right to go to protests, to the streets, and we have to voice our demands to the government,” a secondary school student at the rally who gave his name as Alvin, told.The once-stable international hub has been convulsed by weeks of huge, sometimes violent rallies calling for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability.

Pro-Khalistan Sikhs and Pakistanis hold protest against India over human rights’ violations

NEW YORK (DNA) – Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by Pakistani community members held a protest in Houston, United States, demanding resolution of Kashmir dispute and against Modi-led Hindu nationalist Indian government for committing gross violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir.To express support for the cause of Kashmir and demanding a separate land for Sikhs, the Sikh community members and Pakistanis, in a form of carcade with Kashmir and Khalistan flags mounted on their cars, moved through the roads and streets while chanting full-throat slogans against the Modi regime.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation urged to rescind its award decision for Modi

WASHINGTON, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Three Nobel Prize Laureates have demanded of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to rescind its award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for blatant basic human rights violations in occupied Kashmiri, attacks on minorities in India and his role in horrific massacre of Gujarat.In their joint letter addressed to Foundation, Mairead Maguire, Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, and Shirin Ebadi expressed their serious reservations.They said under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, India has descended into dangerous and deadly chaos that has consistently undermined human rights, democracy.

Pakistan pavilion remains center of attraction at Lyon cultural festival

LYON, SEPT 14 (DNA) – Attracting scores of people, aesthetically decorated Pakistan’s pavilion at the 18th Lyon International Cultural Festival remained the centre of attraction for visitors.The festival is one of the main annual cultural events of Lyon which brings over 50 countries together showcasing their culture and traditions. This year 56 countries are participating at the festival.The Mayor of Lyon Gerard Colomb inaugurated the festival and visited different pavilions. While visiting the Pakistan pavilion, the Mayor thanked Ambassador Moin ul Haque for participation and enriching the festival with vibrant and beautiful colours of Pakistan.

Kashmiris not to succumb to India’s repression: AJK president

BRUSSELS, SEPT 14 (DNA) –  The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has called upon the Kashmiri and Pakistani expatriates to make hectic efforts to highlight Kashmir issue in Europe in its true perspective. “Kashmir was and would never become part of India but this is a conflict, and its solution lies in the relevant UN resolutions only,” he declared.Addressing Kashmiri and Pakistani Diaspora here on Saturday, he said that India through the use of brute force would never succeed in suppressing the just struggle of Kashmiri people for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.

Nuclear war’s consequences are inconceivable: PM Khan warns world

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview, has warned the global powers and the international community of grave consequences if a nuclear war breaks out between arch-rivals Pakistan and India.“It is a nation that will fight till the last breath,” he said while referring to a possibility of using nuclear arms in the war.“[The aftermath] of a nuclear conflict is unimaginable […] and anything is possible if two nuclear-armed states enter into war against each other,” he said.

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib condemns revocation of IoK autonomy by India

WASHINGTON (DNA) – After US Senators Todd Young, Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin and Lindsey Graham wrote to President Trump raising their concerns about the ongoing situation in the held valley, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib also condemned New Delhi’s revocation of Articles 370 and 35A in the India-occupied Kashmir (IoK), Dunya News reported on Saturday.Rashida Tlaib released a statement regarding the situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and said, “I condemn the Indian government’s revocation of Articles 370 and 35A, the communications blockade it has imposed, its suppression of life-saving medical care, and the reports of widespread violence, torture, and other human rights violations being carried out in Jammu and Kashmir.