Briefing

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LONDON

A rare vintage sports’ car originally owned by Hari Singh, the last Maharaja of Kashmir, will be the highlight of an auction in London in December. The 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE Velox Tourer, recognised among the finest British sports’ cars of the vintage era, is estimated to fetch between 330,000 pounds and 390,000 pounds (around Rs 3.5 crores), when it comes up in the Bonhams Bond Street Sale on December 2. The car will go on limited display at the auction house’s New Bond Street store.

USA

After the tragic death of seven civilians in an unexploded shell at an encounter site in Laroo area of Kulgam, the Kashmiri diaspora across the globe staged a protest and a rally against the killings and human rights violations in Kashmir. In Los Angeles, the rally started on Santa Monica Boulevard and participants marched towards Santa Monica Pier – which has a large audience, as it is a busy tourist attraction. The participants distributed several articles and documents among the passerby – which included Americans and Europeans. The diaspora had also organized a candlelight vigil to show solidarity with the people in Kashmir.

MUMBAI

Hours before Kashmir’s Real Kashmir Football Club made a historic win in the first match of I league with Punjab’s team, famous sports brand Adidas redefined the ‘real’ and united Kashmir through the lens of football in a short promotional video ‘ Here To Create Change’ for the team. Conceptualised by Cheil WW India, the digital campaign pays an ode to I-League debutants and shows how football is becoming the proponent of change in the valley. The film captures an old man, how he has seen it all change for the better, and how football is bringing in a positive change in the valley. The film concludes by revealing that the protagonist, Umar Mir, is visually impaired and yet could feel football changing the valley for the better.

JAIPUR

Kashmir has a new address. In Jaipur, a class 4th student, Devansh Misra, who has played ‘Kashmir’ in Bollywood film,”Chicken Biryani 2”, scheduled for December release. He is in the lead role of a lost deaf and dumb child, who despite being silent all across the film, manages to connect to the audience with his acting. He gives the message of uniting the two nations, India and Pakistan in this film. The film starts when this kid gets lost on Indo-Pak border and faints at zero point, the forces of both the countries try to know his identity. But when he fails to share any detail, they name him Kashmir and both wants him, and hence the story moves forward. The film has been directed by Lome Harsh, a renowned Indo-Australian director.

KAZAKHSTAN

Two Kashmiri students, Sheikh Abid Mushtaq from Pattan and Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat of Palhallan, recently attended a global conference on “Digitalization of Primary Health Care” that was organised by UNICEF and Ministry of republic of Kazakhstan. The duo presented their project “2 Life.” The global conference on primary health care was held at Astana, Kazakhstan and it was co-hosted by WHO, UNICEF and the Government of Kazakhstan. Participants from different parts of the globe attended the conference.

 

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