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‘Mission Impossible Fallout’ makers omitted references to Kashmir on orders of censor board

The Censor Board of Film Certification had ordered the makers of Mission: Impossible – Fallout to remove the mention of Kashmir from the final cut of the film. In all, there were four modifications done to the film before it hit the theatres, said a media report.
Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi, explaining the cuts made to the India print of the film, told news agency PTI that the "integrity of India's borders is non-negotiable."

He told PTI: "The CBFC had advised the applicant of the film Mission: Impossible - Fallout that the map shown in the film misrepresents the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir and should be either rectified or removed.”
They had also referred to Kashmir as “India-occupied Kashmir”, which “we have asked them to correct as the 'Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir'.”
"Integrity of our country's borders are non-negotiable and cannot be compromised on for the sake of entertainment," said Prasoon Joshi.
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Mortal remains of Barzulla militant killed last month being handed over to family today

The body of Barzulla militant who was killed in a gunfight with the army in Kupwara forests over a month ago will be handed over to the next of his kin today, said a police official.
He said the DNA samples of Mudasir Ahmad Bhat have matched with his father. “The samples have matched and rule of law will be followed. Mudasir’s body will be handed over to his family today,” he said.

On June 29, the army claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in a brief gunfight at Trehgam in frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir. He was buried after postmortem at NK Gali area of Jumgund forests in Kupwara forests.
However, an unknown biker handed over a written letter to the Bhat family the same day that read: “Mudasir Ahmed Bhat alias Abu Abdullah killed in Kupwara encounter.”
The family submitted an application to deputy commissioner Kupwara, seeking exhumation and DNA sampling of the deceased.
At Kralpora police station, the father of Mudasir, Ghulam Muhammad Bhat identified his son thro…

Rural students want change in school timing; DSEK says not possible

The parents and the students in north Kashmir districts have demanded change in school timing citing non-availability of transport in rural areas in early hours.
The parents said the government should fix the school timing from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm for schools outside municipal limits, “for the larger interest of the students”.

A group of parents said that earlier the practice was that the government would fix school timing for rural school half an hour late than what was prescribed for the city schools.
“But the government discarded its past practice and fixed uniform time for both the rural as well as urban schools from May this year, which has caused inconveniences to the students in rural areas,” the parents said.
Pertinently, the former education minister in May decided to have uniform school timing in the city as well as in the rural districts including Chenab valley and other third (hard) zone areas like Karnah, Machil and Gurez.
The school timing was fixed from 9 am to 3 pm for all g…

‘JRL represents feelings of Kashmiris on legal challenge to Art 35A’

Senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz today said the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) can represent the "intense feelings" of Kashmiris on the legal challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution that protects the special residency rights in Jammu and Kashmir.
"I have convinced myself that the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) and the Civil Society (JKCSDS) can adequately represent the intense feelings of Kashmiris, who are as a class emotionally involved with this issue. It is my humble advice that this delicate matter should be left at that level," he said in a statement.

The JRL comprises of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on August 6 a PIL challenging the validity of Article 35A, which does not allow people from outside Jammu and Kashmir to buy any immoveable property in the state. "I have noticed a situation of one-upmanship on the question of the movement for protection of Article 35-…

Salahuddin lauds Imran's Kashmir mention in victory speech

United Jihad Council (UJC) chief Syed Salahuddin has congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for his victory in the elections and welcomed his statement on Kashmir in his victory speech.
Salahuddin, according to a statement issued on Monday, made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting of the UJC at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK).

The UJC chief said the way Imran Khan mentioned Kashmir in his victory speech is praiseworthy.
He expressed hope that the Prime Minister-elect will intensify the campaign of highlighting Kashmir issue in world fora and seek its resolution.
“Kashmiris are being oppressed and the world is watching as a mute spectator,” he said.
Salahuddin said Pakistan is the main stakeholder in the Kashmir dispute and expressed hope that the country under the leadership of Imran Khan will adopt a robust policy on political and diplomatic fronts to find a justifiable solution to the long-pending Kashmir dispute.

Aasiya’s home not raided: NIA

Dukhtaran-E-Millat (DEM) chiefAasiyaAndrabi’sSoura residence wasn’t raided but visited by NIA men to verify some facts about the case currently being investigated by the agency, said NIA inspector general of police Alok Mittal.
In June, the National Investigation Agency registered a case against Aasiya for allegedly using “various media platforms to spread insurrectionist imputations and hateful speeches that endanger the integrity, security and sovereignty of India”.

 She and two of her associates SofiFehmeeda and NahidaNasreen were also charged “running a terrorist organisation named as Dukhtaran-E-Millat which is proscribed under the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967”.

Aasiya’s home not raided: NIA

Dukhtaran-E-Millat (DEM) chiefAasiyaAndrabi’sSoura residence wasn’t raided but visited by NIA men to verify some facts about the case currently being investigated by the agency, said NIA inspector general of police Alok Mittal.
In June, the National Investigation Agency registered a case against Aasiya for allegedly using “various media platforms to spread insurrectionist imputations and hateful speeches that endanger the integrity, security and sovereignty of India”.

 She and two of her associates SofiFehmeeda and NahidaNasreen were also charged “running a terrorist organisation named as Dukhtaran-E-Millat which is proscribed under the First Schedule to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967”.

Stop shedding crocodile tears on Article 370: Hakeem to politicians Asks them to work for peace restoration

Srinagar, Jul 29 (K24X7): Saying that no power on the earth can abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution of India, which guarantees special status to the state in the country, Chairman PDF and MLA Khansahib Hakeem Yaseen has cautioned against selfish politicians who try to exploit sentiments and emotions of the people on this issue.In a statement issued to K24X7, Hakeem said that constitutional validity of Article 370 was final and untouchable adding that some political parties were highlighting this issue for their vested interests.  He has asked the people not to get swayed away by false propaganda being made against the permanent nature of Article 370.
He said, infact, those who are crying hoarse about danger to Article 370 today were the real culprits who have weakened this Art. for the greed of power over the years since 1953.He said these parties shall have to be answerable before the people on some day for sell out of the interests of the state.
He said people know well how respec…

Mass agitation if any tinkering with Article 35A," JRL Call for the shutdown on 5th, & 6th, August.

Kashmir 24X7:"JRL met to the deliberate serious challenge posed to Article 35A, want to make it clear to GOI that any and every attempt made at changing the demographic nature of the state will be stiffly resisted. In touch with all segments including legal fraternity, traders, civil society, academia. There are complete unanimity and cohesion among all with regard to resisting and fighting this serious assault together. 5th and 6th of August a complete protest strike will be observed throughout, people will register their total disapproval  & resistance to this politically motivated move. A mass agitation of hitting and occupying streets will be launched if any tinkering with 35A is allowed to take place under a legal garb, the consequences of which will be entirely on those perpetuating such mischievous ploys against people of J&K. People should be ready as there is every apprehension of a mass crackdown against leadership & political activists by the ruling dispens…

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