India: Latest News Updates: 27 April 2017

India – J&K : Latest News updates

India blocks social media in Kashmir

in wake of abuse videos

Daily Mail – ‎5 hours ago‎
SRINAGAR, India (AP) – India has ordered internet service providers in
Indian-controlled Kashmir to block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social
media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and
photos depicting alleged abuses

India bans social media sites to quell

unrest in Kashmir

The Olympian – ‎9 minutes ago‎
India’s government has banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm
tensions in parts of the disputed region of Kashmir after viral videos
depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests.
But the sites remained online

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

BBC News – ‎17 hours ago‎
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a
one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook,
Twitter and WhatsApp. The state government said the services were
being misused by “anti-government elements” to incite …

Three soldiers killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Daily Mail – ‎3 hours ago‎
Suspected militants attacked an army garrison in Indian Kashmir on
Thursday, killing three soldiers amid an uptick in violence in the restive region.
The incident occurred just a day after Indian authorities in the area ordered internet service

Militants kill 3 Indian soldiers in attack on base in Kashmir

Daily Mail – ‎3 hours ago‎
In an attempt to contain the protests and limit the circulation of videos,
India on Wednesday said it would block 22 social media websites in Kashmir
for a month. (Reporting by Fayaz Bukhari; Writing by Tommy Wilkes; Editing
by Simon Cameron-Moore) …

In Kashmir, Brutality of Videos

Deepens Anger Against India

Voice of America – ‎22 hours ago‎
Rights groups have long accused Indian forces of using systematic abuse
and unjustified arrests in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The Indian government
has acknowledged the problem exists, but denies it is part of a wide strategy
to intimidate residents.

Social media banned in Jammu and Kashmir

following student unrest

India Today – ‎4 hours ago‎
Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered suspension of internet
services in the trouble-hit valley for a period of one month or till further
orders. As per the government directive, social networking sites to be
suspended include Facebook, Twitter

Authorities order block on social media

in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Press TV – ‎18 hours ago‎
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have ordered internet service
providers to block popular social media services as New Delhi forces
intensify a crackdown across the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.
Local authorities said in a statement on …

India blocks social media in occupied Kashmir

Geo News, Pakistan – ‎19 hours ago‎
SRINAGAR: State authorities in the Indian-occupied Kashmir on
Wednesday ordered internet service providers to block social media
services including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. In an issued
statement, the local government said the services were …

‘Kashmir Will Be Pakistan’: Hackers

Take Over Top Indian University Websites

Huffington Post India – ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
The hackers posted on the websites saying, “Do you know what your
so called hero’s (soldiers) are doing in Kashmir ? Do you know they
are killing many innocent people in Kashmirs ? Do you know they
have raped many girls ? Do you know they still are …

India gags social media in Held Kashmir

The Nation – ‎4 hours ago‎
Srinagar – The government in Indian-occupied Kashmir has ordered
suspension of different social media sites and applications in the valley
for a period of one month till further orders. As per an order, the Home
Department has directed all Internet

3 Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir

Washington Post – ‎4 hours ago‎
SRINAGAR, India — At least three Indian soldiers and two suspected
rebels were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday after militants
stormed a military camp close to the heavily militarized Line of Control
dividing the disputed Himalayan

With The Long Standoff Between India and

Pakistan, Kashmir Uses the Territory As A Shield

Forbes – ‎10 hours ago‎
China and India use tiny Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan as bulwarks against
each other. As in Nepal, the behemoths on either side of Kashmir bully the
minority mountain people, ignoring their interests for strategic gain. Kashmir
was historically British

Spirit of youth has unnerved India: Nayeem Khan

Kashmir Life – ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
Srinagar: Expressing anger over not allowing the students to protest
peacefully and using blind forces against them senior Hurriyat leader and
Jammu Kashmir National Front Chairman Tuesday said that the spirit of
youth has unnerved India. He said that …

J&K government bans 22 social networking

sites citing their misuse

Times of India – ‎18 hours ago‎
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned 22
social networking sites and applications including Facebook, WhatsApp and
Twitter in Kashmir on the ground that these were being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements to …

Internet suspended in Jammu and Kashmir for

a month over student protests

India Today – ‎21 hours ago‎
The state home department invoked powers conferred on it under Indian
Telegraph Act and Information Technology Act to suspend the internet services,
the officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the order pertains to all internet services or

India bans Facebook, Twitter, other social media in Kashmir

SAMAA TV – ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI: Authorities in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir have
blocked social networking services, an unusually harsh measure to counteract
escalating waves of protests in the region. In the order, the Indian government notified internet service …

Viral Kashmir videos heighten debate over India patriotism

The National – ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
In one series of videos from April 10, young Kashmiri men shout “India,
go back!” at paramilitary soldiers after a violent by-election in Srinagar.
One Kashmiri man slaps the head of a soldier walking past; another kicks a
helmet that a soldier holds

Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

Aljazeera.com – ‎17 hours ago‎
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and
WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being
misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken

Indian priest forms ‘people’s army’ to fight Kashmiris

Anadolu Agency – ‎Apr 26, 2017‎
An Indian Hindu priest has formed a so-called people’s army in Kanpur city in
northern Uttar Pradesh state to fight against the pro-independence Kashmiri
Muslim demonstrators in Jammu and Kashmir. Balyogi Arun Puri Chaitanya
Maharaj, the priest who …

Three Indian soldiers, two ‘rebels’ killed in Kashmir

Aljazeera.com – ‎1 hour ago‎
At least three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed in Indian-administered
Kashmir after fighters stormed a military camp close to the heavily militarised Line of
Control dividing the disputed region, Indian officials said. The fighters

Spirit of Kashmiri youth has unnerved India: Nayeem Khan

Kashmir Media Service – ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
Srinagar, April 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, APHC leader and the
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Nayeem Ahmed Khan,
condemning the use of brute force on students by Indian forces has said that
the spirit of youth has unnerved India.

Held Kashmir fiasco in Indian media

The News International – ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
As held Kashmir continues to burn, the Indian fire fighting gets extremely
lousy and ineffective. There is a total lack of strategy to get out of the
embarrassing situation. A brief glimpse on recent opinion pieces on held Kashmir
in Indian media makes

Unrest in Kashmir: Why is India in no mood to

resolve the explosive issue?

Kashmir Watch – ‎15 hours ago‎
India suffers from illogical superiority complex and situation has become
very serious under the Hindutva nationalist BJP rule. India government,
irrespective of which party or coalition rules the country, does not change its
policy for Jammu Kashmir

3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir army camp attack

Anadolu Agency – ‎47 minutes ago‎
Kashmiri resistance groups in Jammu Kashmir have been fighting for
independence or unification with neighboring Pakistan. More than 70,000
people have reportedly been killed in the conflict since 1989. India maintains
more than half a million troops in

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