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In a Bizarre twist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai urges UN and Pakistan to stop atrocities in India-held Kashmir

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.

– prepared by NewsGram team

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Most Positive Buzz In India Created By Google in 2018: Report

YouGov "BrandIndex" also revealed the brands that noted the greatest improvement to consumer perception in 2018. 

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Google created the most positive buzz in India last year, follewed by Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Google-owned YouTube, international research firm YouGov said on Wednesday.

Google had a Buzz score of 57.2 points, WhatsApp 55.7 and YouTube 52.9 points in the “2018 YouGov BrandIndex Buzz Rankings” in India.

“In the age of digital natives, it is no surprise that the top 10 list has a dominance of technology brands. Noticeably, financial brands have recorded good improvement to their buzz score in the past year,” YouGov India General Manager Deepa Bhatia said in a statement.

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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

YouGov “BrandIndex” measures the public’s perception of brands on a daily basis across a range of metrics.

The rankings are compiled using Buzz scores from the entire year’s worth of data. Buzz scores measure whether people have heard anything positive or negative about a brand during the previous two weeks.

“According to the rankings, we see a surge in the popularity of digital brands and social networks. While the top 3 is dominated by technology giants, social networks like Facebook and Instagram park themselves at nine and 10, respectively,” said the report.

MakeMyTrip was at fourth place, followed by Amazon at fifth spot.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Philipp Justus, Google Vice President for Central Europe and German-speaking Countries, chat behind a Google logo during the opening of a new Google office in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 22, 2019. VOA

Cab hailing services like Ola and Uber managed to stay in the limelight for a large part of the year and grabbed seventh and eighth position, respectively.

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Food-delivery platform Swiggy landed at the sixth spot in the top 10 list.

YouGov “BrandIndex” also revealed the brands that noted the greatest improvement to consumer perception in 2018.

In India, Zomato is the “most improved” brand of the past year, followed by Instagram and Kotak Mahindra Bank. (IANS)