Kashmiris appeal for shutdown on Modi’s visit as Hindutva forces plan to ban cultural dresses

04:54 PM | 22 Feb, 2021
Kashmiris appeal for shutdown on Modi’s visit as Hindutva forces plan to ban cultural dresses

SRINAGAR – Posters have appeared in Srinagar and adjoining areas, appealing people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) to observe complete shutdown against the expected visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the territory this week.

The posters reading, “Kashmiris totally reject Indian Prime Minister’s visit” have been pasted on poles and streets of Srinagar city and adjoining areas.

The visit is an attempt by Narendra Modi to portray a wrong impression of normalcy in the territory, the Kashmir Media Service reports.

Modi is expected to visit the occupied territory any time after Thursday.

Meanwhile, Hindutva forces are now working on a plan to impose ban on the Kashmiri cultural dresses in order to rob Kashmiris of their identity.

According to KMS, Hindu extremist organisation Rashtriya Bajrang Dal has put forward the demand for a ban on the traditional Kashmir outfit, phiran, in Kashmir Valley. The reason for the proposed ban was stated to be the alleged misuses of the typical dress by mujahideen (freedom fighters) to carry out attacks on Indian occupational forces.

Amid brutal killings of innocent Kashmiris in fake encounters, Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operations Group of Police continue to carry out raids and crackdown operations in several areas of the occupied Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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