US to encourage India-Pakistan dialogue over Kashmir: Report

US to encourage India-Pakistan dialogue over Kashmir: Report

SRINAGAR: United States of America on Tuesday said it would encourage Pakistan for dialogue over Kashmir. According to a media reports, US secretary of state, John Kerry, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker began two days of talks with the Indian government to encourage dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir and to boost […]

Small group holding majority to ransom, New Delhi tells USA

Small group holding majority to ransom, New Delhi tells USA

Washington: Alleging that forces across the border are fomenting trouble in Kashmir, Defence Minister of India, Manohar Parrikar, has said that “a small percentage” of people in the Valley is holding the majority to ransom. He said the government is working “proactively” in handling the violence in the state. “As far as Kashmir is concerned, […]

Arresting Mirwaiz governments’ ‘acceptance of defeat: Anjumani Awqaf Jamia Masjid

Arresting Mirwaiz governments’ ‘acceptance of defeat: Anjumani Awqaf Jamia Masjid

SRINAGAR: Anjumani Awqaf Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, on Tuesday said that arresting its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was “acceptance of defeat” by the government of India and state government. A statement issued here by the body said Mirwaiz was being detained to “deliberately” create a communication gap between him and the people. “Kashmir’s religious and social […]

Pakistan president calls for actively pursuing Kashmir cause

Pakistan president calls for actively pursuing Kashmir cause

Islamabad: President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, on Tuesday underscored the need for proactive diplomacy to draw the world attention toward human rights violations being committed in Kashmir. He, according to a Radio Pakistan report, was talking to prime minister’s special assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad. The president called for actively pursuing the […]

Pakistan senate passes resolution on Kashmir

Pakistan senate passes resolution on Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan has passed a resolution in which “Indian brutalities” in Kashmir have been condemned. According to a Radio Pakistan report, the committee’s meeting was held under the chairmanship of senator Professor Sajid Mir in Islamabad. “The committee has called upon India to stop human rights violations […]

Kashmiris can’t be suppressed through use of force: Nisar

Kashmiris can’t be suppressed through use of force: Nisar

Srinagar: Interior Minister of Pakistan, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, on Tuesday said that the “just struggle” of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination cannot be suppressed through force. He was talking to the newly-elected President of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Masood Khan, who called on him in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported. The interior minister congratulated the […]

Rajnath reviews Kashmir situation

Rajnath reviews Kashmir situation

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in Kashmir Valley and along the Indo-Pak border areas in the state where several infiltration attempts have been made in the recent past. Top officials, including Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and chiefs of intelligence agencies, briefed the home minister on the prevailing […]

Chinese official media attacks PM Modi for Balochistan remarks

Chinese official media attacks PM Modi for Balochistan remarks

Beijing: A state-run Chinese daily on Tuesday cried foul over India’s move to extend enhanced compensation for victims of terror to people of Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “lost patience and switched to the expected hardline tone of hostility”. Referring to Modi’s comments on Balochistan for the first time, an article in […]

Lashkar seeks Hurriyat permission to ‘eliminate Indian agents’

Lashkar seeks Hurriyat permission to ‘eliminate Indian agents’

Srinagar: The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Tuesday sought permission from pro-freedom leadership of Kashmir to “eliminate Indian agents” in the state “who don’t mend their ways despite warned time and again.” In a statement issued to Srinagar-based news agency Global News Service (GNS), LeT chief Mehmood Shah hailed the resolve and steadfastness of the people of […]

New Hizb video welcomes Pandits to Valley

Srinagar: Three months after Hizbul Mujahideen’s now-slain commander Burhan Wani circulated his last video with a threat to the police, the outfit this week circulated another 11-minute video welcoming Kashmiri Pandits back to Kashmir, warning against the police recruitment drive, and vowing to fight against India till the “dawn of azaadi”. The messenger is Riyaz […]