End social media ban: UN officials urge India

End social media ban: UN officials urge India

United Nations: UN human rights experts have called on India to “immediately” lift its ban on social media and mobile internet services arguing that the move is a “collective punishment” and impinges on the “fundamental rights of everyone in Kashmir”. “The scope of these restrictions has a significantly disproportionate impact on the fundamental rights of […]

Pak raises Kashmir issue at OIC meeting with UN Chief

Pak raises Kashmir issue at OIC meeting with UN Chief

United Nations: Pakistan has raised the issue of Kashmir with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, calling for a peaceful settlement with India in a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, sources said. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi underscored the need to address the deteriorating situation in Kashmir during the over hour-long meeting […]

Operation aimed to ‘restore’ writ

Operation aimed to ‘restore’ writ

Wasim Khalid/ Anees Zargar                                        Srinagar: The massive crackdown, akin to 1990’s, laid around more than a dozen villages of Shopian on Thursday was, according to sources, aimed to restore the writ of the government on the ground. Top police and army sources concede that South Kashmir has gone “out of hand” with militants calling the […]

No report of ceasefire violations along LoC: UN

No report of ceasefire violations along LoC: UN

United Nations: Secretary General Antonio Guterres is “paying attention” to the tensions between India and Pakistan at the border but the UN has not received any reports of alleged recent ceasefire violations, his spokesperson said. “The Secretary General is paying attention to this issue,” UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters at the daily briefing today […]

Army chief in Kashmir

Army chief in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, arrived in the Valley on a two day visit on Monday. Accompanied by the northern army commander and Chinar corps commander, the army chief visited Panzgam garrison and was briefed on the encounter with militants, which took place on April 27. General Rawat took stock of the […]

UN Rapporteur seeks feedback on social media ban

UN Rapporteur seeks feedback on social media ban

Srinagar: UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye on Friday sought feedback from Kashmiris how ban on social media was affecting them. Kaye tweeted a story highlighting the ban on social media in the Valley for a month. I can tweet this. Can someone in #Kashmir? Share what you know via […]

Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation

Gen Rawat briefs Doval about Kashmir situation

NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday apprised National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of the security situation in Kashmir, amidst growing outrage in the Valley over “human shield” video. Rawat’s meeting with Doval comes a day after he had separate deliberations with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N […]

‘Geelani’s residence turned into military garrison’

‘Geelani’s residence turned into military garrison’

Srinagar: Paramilitary BSF on Monday replaced local police and CRPF deployments outside the residence of chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani, amalgam’s spokesman said. “Today a large contingent of forces cordoned the residence of Geelani Sahib and BSF personnel were deployed outside his residence in Hyderpora,” the spokesman in a statement. “In […]

India reiterates bilateral mantra

India reiterates bilateral mantra

New Delhi: In a veiled snub to the US which suggested that it “may find its place” in efforts to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions, India said its position of bilateral redressal of all India-Pakistan issues has not changed. “Government’s position for bilateral redressal of all India-Pakistan issues in an environment free of terror and violence hasn’t […]

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