Massive protests have broken out in Gilgit-Baltistan region against Imran Khan’s party PTI over alleged rigging of polls. Major opposition parties including the Pakistan People’s Party led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and & the PML-N of former PM Nawaz Sharif have been protesting against the government over the issue. Elections in the area were held amid relentless protests by people of the area over the illegal occupation of the region by Pakistan. India had also lodged its protest and said that any attempt to alter the status quo of the militarily occupied region will have no legal basis. Watch the full video for all the details.
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As results go in favour of Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Gilgit-Baltistan, other political parties hit the streets claiming Assembly polls were rigged. The elections were held on 23 seats of the Legislative Assembly on Nov 15. PTI emerged as the leading party after it bagged nine Legislative Assembly seats. Several political parties accused PTI of rigging the elections and threaten to continue protests. The elections were held amidst relentless protest by people of Gilgit-Baltistan against Pakistan government's 'illegal occupation' in the region.
India has condemned in unequivocal terms the latest move by Pakistan to try and annexe the occupied territory of Gilgit-Baltistan by making it the latter's province. However, activists from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and defence experts believe that it is time for India to move beyond statements and take concrete action like nominating people from occupied territories to institutions like the Rajya Sabha, and blacklisting companies and entities operating in such areas. PoK activist Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza, and defence expert Sushant Sareen discuss the issue with Hindustan Times senior editor Aditi Prasad. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Army is taking every possible step to connect with people of Jammu and Kashmir. Taking it further, Indian Army organised a medical camp at a government school in Pulwama. The medical camp was organised by 50 Rashtriya Rifles under 'Operation Sadbhavana'. This medical camp provided better medical facilities to the people at their doorstep. Large number of people flocked at the medical camp for the free checkups and medicines. These kinds of steps are very beneficial for the people, who live in far flung places. Because of COVID-19 people have also restricted themselves to go out from their houses. People lauded the step taken by the Army.
A terrorist was killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Lalpora area of Pampore. Police said operation began following information about presence of terrorists in the area. Police said as the search operation was going on, terrorists fired indiscriminately following which two people were injured, who were then rushed to a hospital. Security forces maintained a tight cordon of the area throughout the night. Police said that the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorist were being ascertained.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reiterated his statement in Bihar's Madhubani public rally on Mumbai terror attack and said that Congress got scared to teach lesson to Pakistan despite people wanted it. "Congress was in power and supported by RJD when Mumbai terror attack took place. People wanted Pakistan to be taught a lesson, but Congress got scared. After Pulwama attack, PM said we'll avenge death of our soldiers and we did it by going inside Pakistan. Can Congress do it?" said Yogi.
24 Pakistani prisoners including 20 fishermen are being repatriated to Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border on November 24. They were sent to their nation after completion of their imprisonment term. Heavy security was deployed at the border. Protocol Officer of Wagah Border, Arun Pal Singh said, "Approximately, 20 fishermen had entered India mistakenly and have completed their imprisonment. They are being handed over to Pakistan."
Around 211 people returned to India on November 23 via Attari-Wagah Border as they were stranded in Pakistan due to the COVID-19 situation. The returnees united with their families after a long gap of around 8 months. Hina, a returnee said, "I went to Pakistan in March after my mother died there". The officials were seen deployed at the border for smooth process.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that Pakistan's Karachi will be a part of India one day. The former Maharashtra CM's remark came while he was responding to Bandra sweet shop row. "We are believers of the concept of 'Akhand Bharat'. We believe that Karachi will be a part of India one day," Fad navis said. Recently, video of a Sena leader asking a sweet shop owner to change its name went viral. The incident had taken place at Karachi Sweets located in Mumbai's Bandra West. In the video, Nitin Nandgaokar could be heard asking the shop owner to drop the word 'Karachi'. The Sena leader also told the sweet shop owner that Karachi reminds one of Pakistan. Nandgaokar further insisted on changing the sweet shop's name to something 'Marathi'. Later, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut had taken to Twitter and called the demand futile. Raut had clarified that changing the shop’s name was not the party's official stance. Karachi Sweets is an almost 60-year-old shop located in Mumbai's Bandra.
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Indian martial artist monk Prabhakar Reddy achieved Guinness World Record for 28th time in Nellore. He was able to open 68 caps of sealed bottles with head in one minute. Reddy beat Pakistan martial artist Muhammad Rashid Nassem's record.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on terrorism, Covid-19 among other issues during his virtual speech at 12th BRICS summit. Addressing the summit of five-nation grouping BRICS via videoconferencing,..
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