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J&K crisis: Separatist groups of Manipur, Assam to boycott Indian I-Day celebrations

07:40 PM | 12 Aug, 2019
J&K crisis: Separatist groups of Manipur, Assam to boycott Indian I-Day celebrations
NEW DELHI – Separatist groups of Manipur and Assam have announced to boycott Independence Day celebrations of India in protest over annexation attempt of occupied Kashmir.

The groups say Article 370 dilution and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories disregards democracy.

In a statement, the groups said the scrapping of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir without the consent of the people of the State show India’s arrogance and blatant disregard for democratic principles.

They said freedom from India’s colonial yoke is the only way to save ourselves from being swallowed by Hindustan.

The two groups said the political control of India by the BJP has “enhanced the Hindunisation process rapidly”.

Many independence movements exist in India with thousands of members, however, with moderate local support and high voter participation in the democratic elections.

The Khalistan movement in Punjab was active in the 1980s and the 1990s, but was now largely subdued within India before gaining momentum again in last few couple of years.

Insurgents are also active in North-East India, in the states of Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland.

India has introduced several Armed Forces Special Powers Acts (AFSPA) to subdue insurgency in certain parts of the country. The law was first enforced in Manipur and later enforced in Muslim-majority regions: Assam and Kashmir.

Each Act gives soldiers immunity in specified regions against prosecution under state government unless the Indian government gives prior sanction for such prosecution.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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