Weekly News Roundup – November 27, 2019


US Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

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A US lawmaker… Rashida Tlaib, … in the House Resolution No 724 introduced on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue to deescalate tensions between them.… The resolution titled “Condemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination” currently has no co-sponsors and has been sent to the House Foreign Affairs Committee for necessary actions.… Alleging that India has unilaterally changed the status of Jammu and Kashmir without a direct consultation or the consent of the Kashmiri people, the resolution urges New Delhi to immediately lift all remaining elements of the communications blockade imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.…

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Two lynched in West Bengal over suspicion of cattle theft

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Two persons have been lynched over suspicion of cattle theft in Cooch Behar district and 14 persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident, police said. The incident took place on Thursday in Mathabanga area when Rabiul Islam and Prakash Das were ferrying two cows in a van. According to police, a mob stopped the van and recovered the cows, which it claimed were stolen from the area a few days ago and were being taken to cattle smugglers. After questioning the duo about their whereabouts, the mob beat them and set the van on fire. The police admitted them to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries, the police said.…

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This is Modi’s Emergency’: Yechury on Police Action Against Protesting JNU Students

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday condemned the police action on protesting students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), saying it was not the right way to deal with democratic protests. “This is Modi’s emergency. The number of police personnel present at the spot of the protest is higher than what we saw during the emergency,” Yechury said during a press briefing here. “This is not the right way to deal with democratic protests. The Modi government is trying to provoke the students.” Yechury.… said peaceful demonstration is a democratic right in a democratic society. He added that beating up students shows the “use of extreme authoritarianism on the part of the government”.…

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