Published:  12:03 AM, 15 August 2019

Worldwide waffling(15.08.2019)

Worldwide waffling(15.08.2019)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asked Sunday if the international community would stand by as Indian Hindu nationalism spread into Muslim-majority Kashmir, saying it was the same as appeasing Hitler. His outrage on Twitter came as tensions simmered between the two countries over the divided Himalayan region after New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir and gave full control to the central government.


Tiger Shroff had a hilarious reply on being asked if dating Disha Patani. The actor was holding a QnA session on Instagram Stories when a few fans managed to sneak in some personal questions. "Are you dating Disha," asked one. Tiger replied, "Meri aukaat nhi hai (I am not worthy of it)." He even added a monkey emoji to it all other funny answers. Someone asked him if he is a virgin. "Abe besharam mere mom dad bhi follow kar rahe hai mujhe (Oh shameless you, my mom and dad also follow me)," Tiger replied. Another question was how many girlfriends he had so far. "Not enough," Tiger cheekily replied.


Indian authorities reimposed some restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Sunday ahead of the Muslim festival Eid, amid fears that large gatherings could trigger renewed protests against Delhi's withdrawal of special rights for the region. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government locked down the Muslim-majority region, cutting off communications, detaining more than 300 political leaders and activists and putting a 'virtual curfew' into force with numerous police and army roadblocks stopping movement by many residents.


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday peace would come to his country but he appeared to question an expected deal between the United States and the Taliban, saying Afghanistan would decide its future, not outsiders. Ghani and his U.S.-backed government have not been involved in months of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban on an agreement for U.S. troops to withdraw in exchange for a Taliban promise that Afghanistan would not be used by international militants to plot attacks.

While the pact is expected to include a Taliban commitment to open power-sharing talks with Afghan rivals, it is not expected to include a Taliban ceasefire with the government, leading to fears the Taliban will fight on when U.S. forces leave. "Peace is a desire for each Afghan and peace will come, there shouldn't be any doubt about it," Ghani told a gathering for prayers marking the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival.

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