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After Burhan Wani’s death sparked protests across the region, more than 70 people have been killed in IHK in clashes with Indian forces

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LONDON, Sept 07, 2016: Pakistan’s teenage and a Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday asked the United Nations (UN), the international community and Pakistan to work together to halt the inhumanity activities in India-held Kashmir (IHK).

“The Kashmiri people, like people everywhere, deserve their fundamental human rights. They should live free of fear and repression,” Malala said to Dailytimes.com.pk and added, “I call on the UN, the international community, India and Pakistan to work together with utmost urgency to right these wrongs, providing the people of Kashmir with dignity and the freedom they deserve.”

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After Burhan Wani’s death sparked protests across the region, more than 70 people have been killed in IHK in clashes with Indian forces.

Dozens of unarmed citizens had been killed and thousands were wounded. This includes hundreds of people being blinded by the pellet guns used by the Indian army, to counter their demonstrations, said Malala.

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Malala added that weeks-long curfew imposed in IHK have made several schools shut down – keeping children away from their classrooms as well as hampering education. “I stand with the people of Kashmir.” She also mentioned to Dailytimes.com.pk that her 14 million Kashmiri brothers and sisters have always been close to her heart.

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Badshah: Indians Don’t Take Rapping Seriously

Sunidhi and Badshah will be judging the second season of the reality show "Dil Hai Hindustani"

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Rapper and music composer Badshah, who is excited about his new reality show “Dil Hai Hindustani 2”, says that rapping is not taken seriously in India as an art form.

Badshah was interacting with the media at the launch of Star Plus channel’s forthcoming reality show along with singer Sunidhi Chauhan on Monday.

Badshah, who has delivered some chart-busting rap songs like “Chull”, “Saturday Saturday” and most recent “Tareefan” is eager to spread awareness about rap as an art form.

Talking about it, he said: “Rapping along with dance and stand-up comedy is not taken seriously as an art form in India and this misconception should change.”

“That is one of the main reasons why I have chosen to be a judge on the show. But apart from that, I’m here to have fun as well, and have a better connection with the audience,” he added.

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The rapper is also gearing up to produce Bollywood and Punjabi movies and also launching a web series soon through his production house.

Talking about the future of the digital platform, Badshah said: “I think it (digital media) is the future, so it’s very important for any production house right now to concentrate on digital media.”

Sunidhi and Badshah will be judging the second season of the reality show “Dil Hai Hindustani”, along with Bollywood singer and composer Pritam.

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The show, which first aired in January 2017, provides a platform for people from all over the world and of varying age groups to showcase their talent in Indian music. (IANS)