Pakistani military says Upendra Dwivedi's comments to seize part of Kashmir under Islamabad's administration are "delusional" and "intellectually insulting".
Islamabad observes "Black Day" to mark 75th anniversary of Kashmir dispute, while New Delhi celebrates first landing of its troops in the region, split between both South Asian neighbours since their independence from Britain.
Under Hindu nationalist PM Narendra Modi, persecution and hate speech have accelerated against religious minorities, especially for India's 200 million Muslims.
Saana Irshad Mattoo says she was stopped by immigration authorities at New Delhi airport and barred from travelling to New York, where she was scheduled to collect 2022 Pulitzer Prize for her work on coronavirus crisis.
Kashmiris have long feared that giving voting rights to outsiders would allow PM Modi's government to alter the region's demographic make-up-- a move that would favour India if ever a UN-sanctioned plebiscite is held in the disputed territory.
"Modi regime denied him [Altaf Ahmed Shah] treatment despite knowing he was a cancer patient. Custodial killings are the norm in Modi's India," says Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif.
Authorities refused to provide bail for Altaf Ahmad Shah, who was diabetic and diagnosed with cancer.
Pakistan's foreign ministry spokesperson accuses New Delhi of killing at least 158 people in India-administered Kashmir this year.
Police said a household helper was the main suspect — but a rebel group said it had targeted and killed Hemant Kumar Lohia.
Indian officials say they are planning to establish cinemas in every district of the region, where tens of thousands have been killed in the armed conflict since 1989.
Addressing hostilities thousands of kilometres apart and sharing little more than their decades of longevity, Palestine's Abbas and Pakistan's Sharif deliver similar messages at UN General Assembly, accusing their powerful neighbour of brutality.
Plight of Palestinians, Syrians, Kashmiris, Turkish Cypriots, Uighurs and Rohingya Muslims figures high in Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu's speech at the annual OIC gathering in New York.
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