Unsympathetic Chief Minister

Unsympathetic Chief Minister

By Ashq Hussain The August 25 joint press conference by Chief Minister Mehbooba and Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed, on the one hand, the intransigence of the Indian State on Kashmir with the Union Minister stating that India would never think of Kashmir’s future outside India meaning thereby that they did not need the consent […]

All-round boycott to meet all-party delegation

All-round boycott to meet all-party delegation

SRINAGAR: Except pro-India politicians, all prominent business organisations, civil society members, and pro-freedom leaders have decided to not meet the all-party delegation coming from New Delhi to defuse the anti-India uprising in Kashmir. Pro-India parties National Conference, Congress, CPM, PDF, and DPN have decided to meet the delegation. Rebel legislator of Awami Itthehad Party, Engineer […]

Sharif again writes to UN for intervention in Kashmir

Sharif again writes to UN for intervention in Kashmir

Islamabad: In yet another attempt to highlight the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has written to the UN chief for the second time in a month to intervene by sending a fact finding mission to probe alleged human rights violations in the Valley. Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said that Sharif […]

All-Party Delegation: A Time Buying Exercise

All-Party Delegation: A Time Buying Exercise

BY ASHQ HUSSAIN What is Kashmir Dispute? On 31 December 1947 India took the issue of Jammu and Kashmir State to the United Nations Organization. At the United Nations, India and Pakistan “agreed that the fate of the State as a whole should be settled through a general plebiscite.” On 5 January 1949 the United […]

Kashmir: Pakistan says it will not accept any pre-condition for talks

Islamabad: Pakistan has once again urged the United Nations to send a fact finding mission to the Kashmir to investigate the ‘human rights violations’ there. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson of Pakistan Nafees Zakariya said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has written another letter to the UN […]

Kashmir: Soz for 4-point formula suggested by Musharraf

Srinagar: Congress leader Saifuddin Soz Tuesday advocated the four-point formula suggested by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf as a solution to the Kashmir issue, saying it can be fine-tuned to the present needs of the stakeholders. “While all the stakeholders will express ideas as they wish, we could also subject the ideas of reviving Delhi-Agreement […]

Accept disputed nature of Kashmir before sending anybody: Rasheed to Delhi

Accept disputed nature of Kashmir before sending anybody: Rasheed to Delhi

SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) chief and MLA Langate, Engineer Rasheed, on Sunday asked New Delhi to accept the disputed nature of Kashmir before sending anyone to the Valley for ‘talks’. Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mention of Kashmir in his monthly speech ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Rasheed, in a statement issued here, asked the […]

Shankaracharya calls for ‘plebiscite’ on both sides of Kashmir

Shankaracharya calls for ‘plebiscite’ on both sides of Kashmir

MATHURA: Goverdhan Peethadhishwar Shankaracharya Adhokshjanand Devtirth on Sunday favoured “plebiscite” on both sides of the Kashmir for a “permanent solution” of the problem. “A plebiscite under the supervision of United Nations representative and guarded by forces of United Nations should be held in both sides of the Kashmir,” he said while talking to reporters in […]

We do feel talks on Kashmir needed, says Basit

We do feel talks on Kashmir needed, says Basit

SRINAGAR: In the midst of uprising in Kashmir, Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit on Saturday said that Pakistan is ready to discuss the Kashmir dispute with its Indian counterpart. “You all know that we took a step towards having dialogue but that didn’t work out. We did send invite to India but that did not move […]