Dineshwar Sharma calls on CM, Guv

Dineshwar Sharma calls on CM, Guv

JAMMU: Government of India’s special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, who reached here on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, called on Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti. During the meeting, Sharma briefed the Chief Minister about the schedule of deliberations during his stay here. Sharma also held discussions with Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan for […]

‘No cosmetic measure will work’: Mirwaiz on review of stone-pelting cases

‘No cosmetic measure will work’: Mirwaiz on review of stone-pelting cases

Srinagar: A day after the government ordered a review of cases of stone pelters, chairman Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday termed it as a “cosmetic” move, saying it would not resolve the Kashmir issue. “No cosmetic measure will work,” Mirwaiz asserted referring to past initiatives of the Government of India (GoI), including financial […]

GoI trying to lure pro-freedom leaders to negotiating table: political analysts

GoI trying to lure pro-freedom leaders to negotiating table: political analysts

Srinagar: Political analysts here see an “effort to lure separatists to the negotiating table” in Dineshwar Sharma’s recommendation to release youths booked for stone-pelting for the first time. “There were no takers in the separatist camp for the previous posturing of GOI (Government of India),” political commentator Dr Sheikh Showket Hussain said. “They (separatists) had […]

Never have we asked for azadi: Farooq Abdullah

Never have we asked for azadi: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: President of the National Conference and Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah, said on Sunday that his party had said nothing against J&K’s accession to the Indian Union. “Never have we asked for azadi,” he said in an interview to PTI here. Abdullah recalled a statement made by former prime minister PV Narasimha […]

Not the Solution!!

Not the Solution!!

The president of the National Conference (NC), Farooq Abdullah, has rooted for “internal autonomy” as the solution to the vexing and vexatious conflict in and over Kashmir. Farooq’s NC , after waxing and waning over “autonomy” in the pre- 90’s period, had passed an autonomy resolution when his party returned to power after a political […]

Panun Kashmir to interlocutor: abrogate ‘absurd laws’ like Article 370, 35A

Panun Kashmir to interlocutor: abrogate ‘absurd laws’ like Article 370, 35A

Srinagar: Calling for urgent steps to “liberate Pakistan occupied Kashmir,” the Kashmiri Pandit group Panun Kashmir told Government of India’s interlocutor for Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, on Friday. Panun Kashmir also recommended abrogating Article 370 and 35A and create a separate homeland for Kashmiri Pandits. “Article 370 and Article 35A have become an unnecessary baggage of […]

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