Plea to uphold AFSPA submitted in SC

Plea to uphold AFSPA submitted in SC

New Delhi: The government of India on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking hearing on its curative plea against the verdict by which the protection given to armed forces during anti-militancy operations in areas where AFSPA is in force has been negated. The apex court in its verdict delivered on July 8 last year had […]

Hurriyat leaders apprise Indian civil society members about Kashmir situation

Hurriyat leaders apprise Indian civil society members about Kashmir situation

SRINAGAR: Senior Hurriyat leaders including Chairman Islamic Political Party – JK Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Chairman Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Bilal Sidiqi, and President Muslim Democratic League Hakim Abdul Rashid visited Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi to felicitate the ‘Islamic Republic’ on its National Day. As per a statement issued here, the leaders while praying for the strong, stable, […]

‘Parliament bypoll vital to defeat RSS’

‘Parliament bypoll vital to defeat RSS’

Srinagar: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the upcoming parliament bypolls were important battles that would “define and measure the strength of our people in resisting the tyrannical onslaught of the BJP and the RSS in J&K”. “This is an important battle and will test our resolve and our integrity. It is […]

AFSPA not imposed out of fun: Ram Madhav

AFSPA not imposed out of fun: Ram Madhav

Jammu: Laws like AFSPA are “not imposed out of any fun” and states should create conditions where they are not needed, BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Saturday disagreeing with chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s pitch for the revocation of the Act from some areas of J&K. “It is not out of fun that such laws […]

Sensitivities of JK need to be recognised: Mehbooba

Sensitivities of JK need to be recognised: Mehbooba

MUMBAI: Appealing people of the country for much more handholding in resolving the issues confronting Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said the sensitivities of the state need to be recognized and appreciated which she said are different from other states in India. Addressing the India Today Conclave today, she stressed upon the […]

No question of withdrawing AFSPA till peace returns: BJP

No question of withdrawing AFSPA till peace returns: BJP

Srinagar: In a rebuff of the chief minister’s statement made a day before, BJP national vice-president and in charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Avinash Rai Khanna, said on Thursday that no question arises of withdrawing AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) from the state till peace is restored. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had said on […]

Mehbooba pitches for AFSPA revocation

Mehbooba pitches for AFSPA revocation

New Delhi: Ahead of the by-polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday raked up the issue of revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas and “see the impact”. Mufti, who has taken a strong position against militants, pitched for revocation of AFSPA, saying she required a […]

Kashmir nearly lost, says Chidambaram

Kashmir nearly lost, says Chidambaram

Srinagar: Former union minister P. Chidambaram has said that he had a feeling that Kashmir has been nearly lost for India because the government of India had used brute force to quell the dissent there. Addressing a meeting organised by Manthan, a public discourse platform, on Friday, the Hindu newspaper reported that Chidambaram feared the […]

Rulers played role to protect guilty: Hurriyat (M) on Kunan Poshpora

Rulers played role to protect guilty: Hurriyat (M) on Kunan Poshpora

SRINAGAR: On the 26th anniversary of Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident, Hurriyat Conference (M) has urged the international human rights bodies and world community to raise their voice against the “darkest chapter” in the contemporary history of Kashmir. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the conglomerate termed the failure of punishing the guilty […]

Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

By Gazi Hassan The modern history of Kashmir conflict can be traced back to the Partition of India and the subsequent creation of two new dominions viz. Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. During this period, the autocratic Dogra ruler Hari Singh was at the helm of affairs in Kashmir who entered into an ‘accession’ with […]

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